Hello friends...I sincerely apologize for my absence. My dumb laptop decided to crash on me :( So, I'm using our very outdated and SLOW PC. Ugh. Very frustrating since my laptop was only a little over a year old. I have sent it in for repair so hopefully they can fix it. Luckily, too, my personal photos were backed up. The only thing I lost was photos of my scrapbook work. So having to retake some pics isn't a huge deal.
Also to mention, I'm STILL trying to get over pneumonia....but my energy is coming back and I'm not coughing as much. And it is my LAST week of covering a maternity leave at my old dental office!!
Ok, on to the scrappy stuff because that's why we are really here :) Today, I am up on the Clear Scraps blog with a mini I created using the Misty Mixable Album and Teresa Collins Designs' Save The Date collection. Since we are entering the official "wedding season" I wanted to document the photos from my niece's 2009 wedding. My MIL had given me these photos almost 4 and a half years ago to make her a mini book. So ya, I'm a bad daughter in law....I just gave this book to her for Mother's Day a few weeks ago. LOL I will say honestly too, these photos were hard for me to scrapbook. I didn't get to stay at the wedding because my mom was dying. Mom took a turn for the worse and I had had her best friend come get me. So ya..there it is. On a happy note, this couple in the book are expecting their first baby next month! :) I get to be a great aunt!!
I love how each page cascades into a larger shape with alternating acrylic and chipboard. I think this creates a beautiful effect. I covered the front with patterned paper and embellishments. I love the colors of this line! My flower is an oldie but goodie from the Pink Paislee House of Three Anthology line. I seriously found it when cleaning out my stash!
I love making pockets and folders in my mini books to add pages. Here, I scored my paper so I could add more photos and embellishments!
Here, I created a pocket for the invitation to slip in and out for easy viewing (but also safe keeping!)
For this page, I scored and stitched long the top of the page to allow it to flip up.
Here is what the inside looks like....I was able to add three more photos!
Another way to add to your album is to include envelopes, bags, or tags. Here, I used one of the vellum envelopes from Teresa's Basically Essential line. I inserted sequins and wood veneer hearts before stitching the envelope closed.
And again another folder I created...I love using my Scor Pal! On the inside, I added the reception invitation with one of my favorite photos of the couple!
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps shop to see MANY more Mixable Albums, as well as chipboard and acrylic pieces!