Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hello You Mini Album & Giveaway!

Back to share a little mini album I made a few weeks back for my Maya Road and Chic Tag swap assignment. I had tons of fun creating this, mixing different textures together and also a little bit of paint here and there too... and oh yes, I'm so addicted to all things cork and gold (in case you haven't noticed).

I used the linen mini album from Maya Road (seriously, I'm ordering more of these) which gave me a lot of freedom to test and try different techniques. First off... I painted the sides with gold paint (bought a huge bottle of Martha Stewart gold paint) before adhering a mix of embellishments.... a little bit of cork (from my friend's shop Happie Scrappie), a felt flower, chipboard elements, wood embellishment, transparency and metal charm. That's a big mix (at least in my book, it is).

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Then on one of the pages inside, I put my Tim Holtz tag mask to some good use (using white paint), adding just enough paint to give the page a different feel but still highlighting the fabric behind it.

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Then I added in a few more pages by sowing a few sheets of pattern paper and vellum pages onto one of the fabric page. Once again more transparencies and vellum (and yes gold). Just loving how you can layer the various transparencies on top of each other to create another look and giving a little peek-a-boo feel on the pages behind it.

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On the vellum page, I kept it pretty simple but notice the little picture peeking from behind. :)

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And another set of pages that I added onto the album...

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And my little missy...

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And finishing the last page with a bit more paint, contrasting cork embellishment and a little quote... love you to the moon and back!

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If you haven't had a chance to work with these linen albums, would definitely recommend.  Honestly was inspired to get out my paint. LOL

And would like to share some of the goodies I used with one of you guys. I've got an a new pack of the journaling tags from Chic Tags, random mix of the newly released Maya Road products and a sample set of cork die cut/embellishments from a dear friend Happie Scrappie to giveaway. Just leave a comment on this blog post by April 18th. 

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Thanks again for stopping and hope you have a super great weekend!!!!



  1. This is adorable! Love the photo used as a background! Fabulous little album of a real cutie!

  2. Gorgeous as always...amazes me how you can manage a new baby, scrapping and work altogether!

  3. So lovely to see you blogging again and sharing your creations with all of us, as well as your totally gorgeous little girl. This album is just so precious - love it.

  4. This is an amazing album! ALICIA

  5. Just love this new one. And cork embellishments are really cute!

  6. She's such a sweet girl:)
    I love the way you decorated the cover. And it looks like a nice mix of textures, with papers and canvas and paints.

  7. ♥ ur work as ussual, piradee》》sophia's pics made it more fab! ^^

  8. Beautiful mini album !!!!!!

  9. Wow, this mini album is stunning! Love all the details! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

  10. Wonderful products and the mini is amazing with your sweet girl!!
    Thanks for the chance!

  11. this so cute and makes me want to go back and redo some of my baby's pics

  12. Love the layouts.. They are stunning! With only simple materials U made this album worth "reading" over and over again. Simplicity is Classic!

    Joelle (FB: Prakash-Joelle Dervena)

  13. This mini album is so cute and your baby is adorable!! Thanks for the chance ;)

  14. Such a sweet mini! The pictures are adorable and I love all the great textures from the album itself, the inking/stenciling and the embellishments you chose.

  15. That mini book is adorable :). So sweet!
    And thanks for the chance to win! Such cute stuff!

  16. What an adorable album and an even more adorable baby girl! I have been stalking your blog forever and would love to win those fun Maya Road goodies!

  17. Lovely album! Your little girl is a cutie! Such a sweet giveaway, thanks for the chance :)

  18. Awesome min book!! I love the painted sides and our little one is so sweet :-)

  19. nice minis..both the cutie babe and the album. totally envy that u still have the vibes to do scrapping :D