Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Mini Album!!

First of all, MarLeah, if you're reading this, STOP! Ok. Now I'll go on. :)

Over at Frosted Designs, the Fabulous Friday challenge was to use something new on your project. I took that to mean a new way to make a mini album! On her blog, Amanda showed this awesome technique to make your own binding for your mini album back in November or December and I have really been wanting to try it out! I made my December Daily album with that technique, but I used paper for the binding and it was a little too stiff to flip through the album easily. SO, this time I used fabric. It worked great! We'll see how it holds up. I used my ATG to glue it all together along with some glue dots.

I bought a Crate Paper Restoration collection pack from Hobby Lobby with a mini album in mind, and so that's what I used on this album. You want to know what my LEAST favorite page is of this album?? The cover!! It didn't turn out like I wanted it to... :( My mom said "Well, redo it!" Umm.... I'm not going to take the time! LOL

The only products I used that wasn't Crate Paper was the American Crafts Thickers, some Authentique ({looooveeeee}) and Glitz Design mini letter stickers, journaling tag for the back of the album, and the baker's twine.








A note to MarLeah-- if you looked at this, then it'll be your fault you're not surprised when you get it in the mail... LOL :P

11 comments:

Scrapin Kat said...

Looks great! You sure are busy crafter these days!

Lydia said...

This is really cute! I love that paper set and you did an awesome job with that binding. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Auntie Em said...

Your mini album is so cute! I love the pretty papers you used. I shall have to look up the tutorial.
Thanks for sharing! :)

katiebug92 said...

That turned out sooooo cute! super cute! I love using that binding techinique. ;)

Heather M said...

Cute mini album! I am sure Marleah will love it.

Stacia said...

Heather, that is adorable!!!!
You did an amazing job and I'm sure she will love it!!

Mandi said...

Great album Heather.

GLOANN said...

Love it. Great idea to use the fabric. I keep thinking I'll make one of those minis, but someway I just never get a "round tuit!" LOL Me and minis just don't go together too well, except for loving those done by others.

okanogangirl said...

That is beautiful Heather!!!

Erin Reed said...

I love your project and so glad you tried something new!!

Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs, I hope you can play again sometime!!

Erin R.

PS i am a new follower of your blog, i would love if you popped over to my blog and followed me too - http://scraps-of-reflections.blogspot.com/!!

MarLeah Cole said...

Thanks so much Heather. I received the package Wednesday and was super excited to see it. I.love.it! It is so cool that it is a timeline of some of our pictures together. : )