Tuesday, July 27, 2010

First Mini Album: Once Upon A Princess

Oh my gosh!!! I ran out of time. I thought I had some extra minutes to spare. The time difference can really throw you for a loop. I was trying to make the deadline for Momo's 'Girly Affair' challenge but that didn't happen. Either way, this is a challenge Ive been wanting to try. I was inspired by Joanna from Scrap-Making. She has made the most adorable minis. They seemed easy to make. Uh no, that wasn't the case for me. I stressed out thinking what paper, images, sentiments, etc to use. I try cheating a bit by buying the chipboard already cut out. But I don't think the cheater method was easier. I had to trace every sheet, manually cut it out and try to line it up perfectly .... that alone took me a few hours.

I inked all the edges to help blend the paper & chipboard. I was torn between a princess theme or a doll theme. I went for a girly theme. I really fell in love with the dollhouse on the paper & I wanted it to be a focal point. I used diff pinks, white & a smidgen of purple. After four days, this is what I came up with...
Picture 1: (L-R) The last page of the mini. I'm leaving it bare because I'm really crazy about the paper. Plus, when it gets put away it needs to be without embellies, etc. The front page is just the dollhouse, little dolly & title.

Picture 2: Page 2&3. This has space for 3 pictures (although the cupcake can be used as journaling tag as well)

Picture 3: Page 4&5. Page 5 has a several journaling tags that can be used for writing and/or some mini pics.

Picture 4: Page 6&7. The cut from page 6 I took apart. It cuts out with the towers connected to the saying but I didn't want the saying covered up with a pic. So I made a little card & glued the "Once..." on top. On the inside I lined it with the paper from pg 9. It gives you space for a pic & writing.

Picture 5: Page 8 and 9. These pages are for pictures and journal.
I'm happy with my mini. Its my first attempt & I'm sure with more practice I can get better at it. I know I have some bare areas that I need to add embellies to them but I don't want to do it now. I want to put it away for a day or two & then go back to it again. For the moment, I'm done looking at it. 4 days was enough. Lol! Plus, it will give me time to reboot & see it again with a diff eyes. It will be easier to add a few embellishes & not overkill it.
I already have another mini in mind. I really want to make one using my Summer in Paris cart but I'm going to wait for my Design Studio for that. I won it on eBay and its already en route. Yay!
Thanks for stopping by/commenting.

23 comments:

joeygirl86 said...

Oh wow you did such an awesome job on your 1st mini! I'm so glad I could inspire you..that's what I'm here for! Lol..if you ever need any help or questions with these just let me know! :)

LoveMusic said...

I love this!! Super cute!

www.lovemusicdesigns.blogspot.com

Mari AKA Momo said...

This is sooooo beautiful I can't get over it!!! Absolutely stunning! Xoxo Momo

Lauren B. said...

Wow!!! This turned out so cute! TFS!

Carol said...

Beautiful! You deserve the prize! I am sorry you didn't get your album in the challenge on time. You did a fabulous job! My first one didn't look this good.

scrappy critters said...

How adorable! You did an amazing job!!♥

ScrappingStephanie said...

What an incredible mini. Never would have known it was your first. Now following you:) Have a great weekend. TFS

Stephanie

Savahanna said...

Wow this is soo cute. Great job.

Lisa said...

Awesome job, hard to believe that it is your first one.

Judy said...

Fantastic creativity. JEH

Honey B said...

LOVE, Love, Love it...Great lil Book of memories....Awesome job...This is why i ckkep coming back...to see the blogs....

Keep Scrappin',Keep Sharin'

SWEET SCRAPPY HUGS,

HONEY B

mum of two said...

Wow! That is amazing :) TFS

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!

bonnie said...

Oh my oh my girl this is amazing and your first one....well done sweetie you did an amazing job! Hugs to you, Bonnie xx

My Quilling Nest said...

This Album is so beautiful! Perfect for that Girly Girl! I came over from Momo's.TFS
Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.

scrapeahappy said...

Fabulous mini album! You did a great job! it was worth the extra time!

Got2BCrafting said...

Gorgeous! I have been intimidated to try these myself.. you did a fantastic job! So glad Momo picked you for her Friday Fave. Congrats!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

This is beautiful, so glad momo shared your website. Great job

Tammie said...

WOW - what a lot of work that must have been. It turned out great!

DG said...

You are amazing. That is too cute. It is what any little girl would have as their dream castle.

Kristin said...

So cute and adorable:)

creativeprincess said...

I just finished my first word book/mini album too! I agree they are not as easy as one might think! You did a wonderful job and thank you for sharing. I would love for you to check mine out!

http://creativeprincess-homemadehappiness.blogspot.com/

Tara

creativeprincess said...

I just finished my first word book/mini album too! I agree they are not as easy as one might think! You did a wonderful job and thank you for sharing. I would love for you to check mine out!

http://creativeprincess-homemadehappiness.blogspot.com/

Tara