Friday, December 30, 2011

Have a Cool Yule Recap

** Warning: Picture Heavy **
Entering the entire project: Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Simply B Stamps: Jude Christmas Line
I used the April Sketch: Graphicat Designs (Rotated) 

Hello Scrappy Friends. A few days left and the year is over. Wow!! Time sure did pass by quickly. Ok so onto my post: Over the next few days, the Crafty Sprouts gals are reviewing all the sets that have been released so far. I was up first with Have A Cool Yule.  I know that Christmas has just passed but because it just passed, we now need a place to record all the wonderful memories. I created a paper bag mini (one of the few that Ill be making).

Picture2: Side View of complete Mini 

Mini Page 1and2

I like this format because it can be kept simple or you can add on to it. This mini took several hours to make (but because I sometimes sit there and stare into space thinking if I should add an embellishment. lol) But if you have a paper line that you really like and you just want that to shine (no images or embellishments) then you can create the mini in about 30 minutes (give or take 10-15 min). 

Mini Pages 3and4

This album has 3 inserts for Tags, loose pictures, papers, etc. In this picture you see the back of the first 2 picture tags I created for this purpose. On the front, you attach your image and on the back (with the stamped sentiment) you journal about your event. 

Middle Section of Mini

I originally was going to keep it simple and straight forward but then I saw the opportunity to add pockets and tags which is what is also seen here.

This is a second shot of the middle section but here you see the tags.

Mini Pages 7and8

Mini Pages 9and10

The end of the book with the last opening for tags. In total, you are given 8 picture spaces. 2 Pockets with 3 Picture and Journal Tags. 3 openings that holds 6 large Picture/Journal Tags. Not bad rental space if you ask me. Shoot, sometimes I only take 1-2 pictures per event so really I have diddly squat to fill this with. lol.  

Of course I needed to use Crafty Sprouts signature barcode stamp for the back of my book. It gives it that finishing touch.

Large Picture/Journal Tags for the openings.
Images: Oscar, Ariel and Ali

Please note that I am not finished coloring my images. I just got a bit tired and decided to finish it off in a few days. You know when you have sat there and stared at a project for a few days, you just want to finish up and add the few minor details later. Well here it is for me :) Or maybe I might decide to leave them as is and say it was a Creative decision. lol. 

Here are some of the tags that come with the mini. All images are from Simply B Stamps. I used the complete Jude and the Rockers Christmas line. Aren't they all SUPER ADORABLE in their footie pajamas. Squeal!!!! I just want to pinch their cheeks. This Christmas line is by far my fave from Jude and the Rockers. I highly recommend you hop on over to pick up all 6. The quality is awesome and you'll get a lot of use out of them.

Mini Blog Candy: I'm preparing an assortment of Christmas papers for you to play with. Ill load a picture in a few days (if I can do it before I go on my mini break ill do so). Ill leave this open until the end of the Recap Event (the 11th). Ill announce my winner on January 13.

Thanks for stopping by! 


Rosie said...

Super cute mini alblum!!!!!

lmkindell1 said...

Wow love your mini album!!! The stamps and papers are so Great!!
Hope you have a wonderful New Year!!


CLB said...

Adorable mini album! Love it! Great work! I've never made a mini book but this makes me want to try! Thanks for sharing!

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable album.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

littlen said...

great mini album. fun way to remember those special occasions. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

zunairsocialpluto said...

Mistleholly Mistletoe Sensed Xmas Storing PDF style. Create some as presents with little presents inside and stitched name on the outside. Here the new style for 15 inches felt Xmas tights, such as both mistletoe and the mom applique style. You can keep with one style or mix and coordinate. And of course the color options are many. Create some to coordinate your modest decorations or your light red Xmas shrub.