Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My First Mini Album

Yes this is my first mini album that i have made all by myself... my own mini album... the first time using chipboard was in Aida's class @ MWL about 6-7 months ago... yeap, didn't know much about scrapbooking then... didn't know how even to use chipboard, let alone an album.... yes, that was me about 9 months ago... when i first got relocated to singapore for an assignment. and now, got my first to show and special thanks to lily bee design challenge for this motivation and inspiration!

So.... would recommend that you get a glass/cup of your favorite drink as this post will be long... much longer than any that i have posted yet (given that there's only 13 before this)... i'm even writing this with a glass of wine in hand!

Just be me... funny how i started out tracing the shape to cut for the album and as i was getting ready to paste the first page, i couldn't bring myself to hide away the adorable pattern - using lily bee: three little bird collection - so the pages are not glued onto the chipboard pages as usually done... instead utilized both sides or used my quickly expanding stash of hambly overlays...

Well did end up using a bit of the maya road chipboard album - it was more to ensure the sturdiness of the pages...
For these two pages, below, added more journal cards that can be tucked behind the pictures - as i have tons to things to write about the scrapper in me. The tim holtz clear stamp was used for the quote on the left page and my quickutz dies came just in time for the birdie. On the right page - i used "life" and "details" stamp from unity and embossed the cardstock paper to give it a contrasting effect... or so i though... :)
Funny how we all get inspired from different things... for me, it the calmness and peacefulness of the ambiance - like that in the picture below... (taken in spain - alhambra)

and yes... that's what i have done thus far and hopefully there will be more to add to the list... :)
thanks again for stopping by & nite nite...
supplies used include:
pattern paper: all from lily bee - three little birds
cardstock: bazzill paper
embellishments: maya road chipboard album, birds, tree, frames and alphas; american craft ribbon; hambly overlays; magic mesh; robin nest dew drops


  1. This is so pretty! Congrats on making your 1st mini album :) i'm sure u're now addicted. hehe.

  2. This is really beautiful and you did such a great job with the Lily Bee papers. Good luck with the contest :) - Liz

  3. Oh, I love your minialbum - SO beautiful! Great work. :)

  4. well done!! i like how everything just work well together!

    congratulations!! *huggies*

  5. Great work on your first mini album! I love how you used the papers and think your work is gorgeous!

    Best of luck in the contest!


  6. This is awesome! I love it!

  7. Awesome! Thanks so much for entering our contest!!

  8. This is way too cute to be your very first mini! Great job! I really like the shape of it, too.

  9. gorgeous! thanks for entering!

  10. This is so beautiful! Thank you for entering!