Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Charla---Mini Album

 
There is nothing much that makes me happier than my grandbabies. My childhood friend and stamping buddy Charla had a birthday this weekend and I made this mini album for her as I know she is JUST like me...nothing makes her happier than Maddie and Abby, her granddaughters.

I went to a CK Scrapbook Convention a few weeks back, and that always gets me excited for mini albums again. I came home and" whipped up"  a couple!(I will post a cute baby girl one later this week- I hope) It did take me longer than I planned to make these books, I have to plan everything out...and Charla knows I am NOT a planner LOL!  I drew out my pages and measured  for my pictures...whew! Luckily, my dear son helped me by printing out the pictures while I scrapped...what a sweetheart! I am normally one of those crafters that just goes with the flow and whatever "channels" out of me is what happens LOL!

The first and second pictures are the front of the album. The DP is from Stampin' Up-called Cottage Wall...pure lovely paper! The polka dot ribbon is one of this years in color, Rich Razzleberry. I used the SU! punch 5 petal flower as well as Boho Blossoms punch for all the flowers. (A Martha lattice punch on the front page as well). The album is a 4 x 6 black chipboard from AwesomeAlbums.com.

 
 

Abby and Maddie so sweet! 
The picture slips out. Lots of room for Grandma to journal on the back of all the pictures



Page 2 and 3-Eyelet border punch used here

 
Page 2-Untie the ribbon and the little booklet unfolds
 
Page 3 slides out

 
Page 4 and 5 with Basic Grey thick Chipboard letters.

 
Page 5 picture pulls up.

 
Page 4 picture pulls out.


Page 6 and 7 have tags that pull out. Tags made with my cricut and circle nesties.

Page 8 is a small 3 x3 Stampin Up envelope and the picture pulls up. Page 9 is a gatefold that unties and opens up. Sentiment stamp from SU!

I hope you enjoyed looking at this project...lots of pictures for sure!

I made a darling little fold out baby album for a  shower gift  this week as well, but need to edit my pictures before  I can show you. (and clean my craft room...OH MY)  I get to flinging paper and tools all over the place in my scrapping frenzy!

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26 comments:

Neltine said...

Wouwwwwwwiiiiiii I am totaly in love with this mini album. And what a great photo's from that sweet girls. You are verrrrry creative and I am curious what your next project is;)

Greetings,
Neltine

aportlandgranny said...

That's the cutest mini book I've seen!! All the little nooks and crannies make it so interesting! You are soooo creative. I have enjoyed your posts so much!

scrapperjulia said...

This is an awesome mini album, Sue! Love the colors that you used, very creative!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwww! This is SOOOOO beautifully done! I love ALL your details. Wit Whewwww!

treesawardincrafts said...

What a truly marvellous thing to make. I think that will be a keeper.

Cindy Haffner said...

Sue this is so BEAUTIFUL.

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! Sue, this is sooo gorgeous!! You've done a brilliant job with the book!! TFS! HUGS

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is such a treasure you've created!! I LOVE the DP you chose, and the way each picture is displayed differently is AMAZING! Nice job Sue!!

mason.melissa04 said...

This is so cute Aunt Susie!! I love it! I will have to try to make one of those for Cassidy. I wish we lived closer so we could play together....maybe when we get back up to Trout Lake?!! Thanks for the great ideas!
Love,
Melissa

Silli said...

Sue, this book is very pretty. I love that paper, love the sweet pictures...GREAT work... Thanks for sharing!!! Hugs

Lynnor Goodwin said...

Fabulous album!! I know it won't be long before I will be making things like this for own sweet grand daughter!! I plan to introduce her to stamping as soon as possible. Have a little time, though...she's just turned two!! I'm sure your sweet girl will adore this!!! Great job!!

Lynnor Goodwin said...

Hi again, Sue!! Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog. Yes, the punch I used on my Feb. Swap card is one of the new ones from EK Success!! Lovin' their new punches!

Charlene said...

Wow! What an absolute treasure! How wonderful of you to bless her with such beautiful piece of your heart? Just awesome, Sue.

Charlene said...

P.S. don't you just love that punch??

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful scrap book. Each page is wonderful and a great memory keeper.

Allison said...

Oh my word! What a great mix of DP and embellies! All those mini-album pages have such neat ideas incorporated! I am sending a link to Paula since she lives and breathes mini-albums. I will be back to snitch ideas next time I make one!

April Rose said...

Wow! What a beautiful album, and what a nice friend you are! I'm catching up on my commenting too; I've been watching too much Olympics (I'm watching skating right now)!
Hugs,
April

theneon said...

Charla is one lucky lady -- to have such a creative friend as you (and of course those darling grands). A gramma like you knows how to pour on the beauty for this treasure of an album.

Elena said...

Wow! I am speechless... I LOVE this mini-album! It is GORGEOUSLy done, Sue! What a talented lady you are! Really like the paper choice, all the cute details, pockets, embellishments! I need one like this too! May I should give a try also! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

christina d said...

It's a beautiful album. There's just so much there. Now to see your next one. Thanks for letting us see it.

Charla said...

Sue as the lucky friend to receive this gift, thank you so much! It is one of the most treasured gifts I have ever received! Maddie and Abby love it too, so did Papa. Papa said men love mini albums too! (Hint, Hint!) I told him you were already in two of these pictures. Thank You Wonderful Sister!

Judy Applegarth said...

This turned out wonderful!

mycardz said...

OMGoodness! What a gorgeous creation! Wow, the colors are awesome and each page is a work of art! You should definitely give classes for making one these. Very, very cool Sue! Lucky Charla for both receiving this great gift and having such beautiful granddaughters! hugz, Mary

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG! This is FABULOUS!!!! I love each and every page! The colors, the details, the papers, everything!!!! She is going to ADORE this! WOW!!!!!
hugs! Sharon

Larissa said...

Wow what a great project! It is just perfect and I bet your friend loved the album!

Hugs,
Larissa

e_donaldson said...

wow!!!!!! this is absolutely amazing! i love love love it! thanks so much for sharing :) the layouts on each page are so unique. i just love your ideas :)

- Elizabeth (missimagination.com)

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