Sunday, October 17, 2010

A cricut Mini Album-Hawaii 2010-WOYWW?

 This is what I just finished on my Workdesk today.
 Check out the link at the end of this post to meet a bunch of great crafters!

I wanted to play with my long neglected Cricut and SCAL  this past weekend, so this is what I made. I had this real lightweight chipboard/cardboard I wanted to see if my Cricut would cut (it did with multicut 2) Cool...and then I cut a bunch of Basic Grey DP using my Plantin Schoolbook cartridge to adhere to the cardboard.. I really planned on making an accordian type mini, but that didn't work out, so out came my Bind It All to the rescue.  I am a new user to all these electronic cutters and programs. I use it a couple times then forget how I used it by the next time I get back to it. Time to start the learning curve all over again.........LOL!
I cut the pages with my Cricut, the letters and numbers with my SCAL program. All the flowers and journaling pieces will be included so this little present can be finished by the recipient after they add their pictures.

This is one of those "gotta use my tools" projects and I ended up having so much fun. I love mini albums. I have a Halloween mini I made of Cole at the pumpkin patch a few years ago to show you soon.

And this is what my desk looked like after finishing my Hawaii book...already more projects started! What a mess!

Hope you can take a few minutes and pop on over to Stamping Ground to say Hello to Julia and all the other What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday players!

Mini details:
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Stamps: Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday Journaler stamps, Clear Stamps Journal Stamps
Cardstock: Basic Grey DP
Ink: Memento Cocoa
Misc: SU! punches for the flowers, lavender crystals by Kaisercraft, misc ribbon,

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47 comments:

Terry & Kim said...

I love mini books too, and your book looks so cute. I can't believe your desk doesn't look messier after pulling that together! Kudos to you.

Terry #4

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Sue. May I come and play? I would love to get a workout on those tools, and maybe learn how to use those copics, too. Love that book!! Happy WOYWW (no. 12).

Candace said...

Lovely mini book and very creative work space

Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing

Candace #15

Mandi said...

ROFL love your desk
but I LOVE your book even more its fantastic, gorgeous colours!

Ive too neglected my Cricut of late, poor thing

Happy WOYWW
mandi xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow love your book,stunning colurs and papers you have,i have neglected my cricut too just lately really want one of those deep blades,to be able to cut thicker material,oh well get there one day,love hugs
cheryl x(25)

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wow what a gorgeous book, lovely keepsake, lovely creative desk,, have good day, happy WOYWW, sue, x (13)

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, that mini is awesome! I'm still stuck with pictures from 2008!!
/Lisa #48

Sheila said...

That is a wonderful album! Love the design & colours.

Nicks said...

thats a seriously creative desk!

Helen said...

I love your desk, and the book looks incredible. (38)

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor, lovely noseyness for me today... loving all your Copics!! The album has those perfect colours that are so tropical... gorgeous! have a great day! Hels (40)

Neet said...

I love that mini-book you have made - stunning colours. I am with Cheryl on the Cricut - want a deeper blade - must remember I have this machine and get it out. Thanks for sharing. #22

Twiglet said...

Stunning mini book - love the colours!

Maria (inkymits) said...

Thats my kind of desk! loads of stamps! x
Maria #73

Elizabeth said...

Your mini book is gorgeous and your desk looks busy to me - makes me think I must get out all my wooden block stamps and see what I can do with them! Elizabeth #60

Jules said...

What a fabulous mini book, I love making them too and have a bind it all on my Christmas list - fingers crossed! Jules (63)

JoZart said...

Fabulous mini book and great range of copics. The result is certainly worth the mess!
JoZarty x

Charlene said...

Love, love that book...I'm still holding off a Cricut since I have the Gazelle but it's harder to use I think.

Hee,hee...my desk looks like yours! Creative minds do 6 things at once! Maybe I'll get brave enough to post my space....maybe!!

Carola Bartz said...

The mini album looks fabulous!!

Bluefairy4U said...

Love your mini Album, did you cut out the tag shapes on your cricut also. Your binder holes look bigger was there a way you done that, or is it my eyes. Just love your desk with all those copics seventh heaven. Love and Hugs JO,*96

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous book and what a wonderful desk. I'm a newbie to the WOYWW so please be gentle with me!! Best wishes, Kym (No 42)

Doone said...

ooh lovely book,

Dx (104)

butlersabroad said...

Always so much going on Sue, looks like a lot of stamps out on your desk this week. Love the little book, they're great keepsakes aren't they?

Hugs
Brenda 87

peggy gatto said...

your spectacular book was worth the mess!!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Don't know what love more...your album or your desk! Both beautiful in their own way!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful book Sue! Great idea to use the BIA to make a tag mini book.

Sunshine Girl said...

I love mini books too - yours are great and you also have a nice collection of copics there too! - thanks for sharing (no. 46)

Joanne said...

Ooh! I love Copics. can I come and play?
Luv Joanne xx

Julia Dunnit said...

The book is a triumph Sue, a really good exercise for the Cricut (mine too is long neglected!), and I'm incapably attracted tot he BAsic Grey that you've used - the whole range is so beautiful. YOur desk makes me smile - you're really in the groove!

Danni said...

Yay for using your cricut! Awesome creation!! Fun to see your desk!!

Susan Allan said...

I like your Hawaii 2010 album very much. I think the colours are very fresh.
The technology is a bit beyiond me, though....I just have a Cuttlebug.
Have a good week
Sue xx 72

Susan Allan said...

Sorry for the typing error... beyond!!!!

Christine said...

Super mini-album, its always worth having a muddly desk after such a wonderful creation :-) Christine #14

Shirley N said...

That's a very productive work desk Sue! And your beautiful mini album is the result. How long did it take for you to clean up after that beautiful project? :)

voodoo vixen said...

Your mini is adorable, love the colours and tag shape. Looks like youa re going to be a busy bee for a while! Happy woyww from Annette #33

Pam said...

Did you go already or planning a trip to fill that keiki sized book? Such a great project and I am amazed by all those copics! AmberInk made it to #1 this week - it's like we won the lotto!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a fantastic album. Love the colors and especially the flowered paper you used.

Chrissie said...

Your book looks fab, but just imagine having all those Copics!
Chrissie #27

S said...

Cool colors for your Hawaii mini. S#112

sandra's crafty corner said...

wowzers look at all those copics you lucky thing, and those yummy stamps too,

thanks for sharing
hugs sandra
69

Alex said...

Wow, and I thought I had a lot of stuff on my desk lol - this is beautiful :) - Alex (133) x

Our Little Inspirations said...

Ok Sue, with all the stuff on your desk, where do you actually work? LOL It's what I call organized clutter, and I have plenty of my own here too! Great little mini book there, are you going to HI or have you been there already?

Elena said...

Wow! What a beautiful mini-book!

Paula Gale said...

what a lovely project you have done - i love it! Just shows you ought to get it out more often - goodness knows it wasn't a cheap investment...

have fun!

Paula x x x

Sue said...

WOW, this is wonderful. Love your Mini Book. Just now enough hours in the day to do all the things we want......and I'm retired!!!!!

Hugs
Sue

Allison said...

Gorgeous! And you know I am all about that Kioshi you used!

Kim Y. said...

Such awesome album!

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