Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Envelope Mini Albums

Hi all,

After seeing some of the albums I've made for family members, my friend Chris asked if I would make her two albums for her daughters for Easter. I ended up making girly envelope mini albums and thought I'd share here.

The albums measure 6.5 x 6.5" are have lots of room for journalling, photos etc

This first one has lovely pinks, reds, and whites throughout.

The front page of each album has a decorative pocket, so that Chris could write her daughters a letter and store it in on the first page of each book.

Each page is a huge side pocket - photo mats, journalling cards or ephemera would fit perfectly.

The second album has more abstract patterns - I just love these papers!

Aren't those patterns wonderful? These mini albums are a fantastic size and can be used as journals, photo albums, or a combination! If all goes well, I'll have some of these up for sale over the coming months.

That's all for now! Happy crafting :)

- Sarah -

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

12 Tags of 2015 March

Hi all!

So this year I decided to join in the fun with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015

For those who aren't aware of this phenomenon, Tim posts a tutorial for a tag each month on his blog, and invited fellow crafters to give it a go. Some people follow the tutorial exactly, others make a tag inspired by his - either way it's lots of fun!

This project really was a challenge for me! I don't have a lot of Tim Holtz or Ranger products, and I haven't tried many of the techniques that Tim uses. However, this means its a great opportunity to expand my crafting knowledge and skills! Without further ado, here is my March tag:

Boy, did I have fun! The only stencil I had on hand was a polka dot pattern. Some of the circles 'squished' when I heat set the embossing powder, but I think it make it a bit more abstract! I also used distress inks over paints, as I didn't have any.

I went for an ostrich over a butterfly - a little more unique, and I just love this stamp!

Again, short on supplies. I didn't realise how little metal embellishments I have. I decided to go with these cute bronze dragonflies and the cello below to match the musical washi.

This was so much fun to make. It's an unusual style for me, but I love learning new skills. Maybe I haven't mastered them yet, but I'm on my way!

Let me know what you think in the comments below. If you've made a tag yourself, send me a link! If you haven't - give it a try for April.

- Sarah -