Sunday, 12 July 2015

Mini Album Made With Heartfelt Creations "Once Upon A Time"


I've got another Mini Album to show you but I also have to tell you that this post is packed with a lot of photographs! I have to tell you that I am so very proud of how this came out. I have been checking countless YouTube videos and tutorials to be able to put together a Mini Album that actually comes out nicely. I generally use the paper that I've already got on hand, but not my good stuff. I hoard that. Until now that is. I have unlocked the 'vault' and have begun using all of those paper pads that previously just sat there. I've been watching all of Shellie Geigle's videos lately and tried what I thought would be the easiest; Learn to Make a Mini Album. She talks you through every detail of the book. She talks slowly enough that you don't need to pause the video hundreds of times but not slow enough that it puts you to sleep. LOL What I did was watch the video first, took some notes, made sure I had any necessary measurements written down and just got a feel for what I was going to be doing. There were 3 videos to making this Mini. Here are the links to Shellie's Videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqy1erl6o8g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itUQ0IZ4314
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZjKsmOgGCk

I don't know whether she will see this or not but I wanted to say thank you to Shellie. Finally I have made a Mini Album that looks like it was put together by an adult. LOL Also I just happened to have the exact same paper pad that Shellie was using. I just used mine in a different order. The paper will make all the difference folks. I believe it now. Speaking of paper, Shellie has designed her own paper pad that was introduced just recently. It's on my wish list but I seriously need to get rid of some of the paper I have now before I buy any more. Take a look, I've included the link on where you can buy it. It's called Tranquil Gardens and it's just beautiful!

http://jshobbiesandcrafts.com/?product_cat=designs-by-shellie

Judge for yourself. Here are the pics of the finished Mini Album.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

June Stackaholic Layout and Card Challenge Results Are In!

As you may remember I entered a card in June (no layout)in the DCWV Stackaholic Challenge. My card made it into the Top 10! I always get so excited when a layout or card that I've made is chosen. Here's the card;
Here's the link so that you can see all of the wonderful entries, both cards and layouts. http://www.diecutswithaview.com/blog/giveaway/stack-a-holic-results-for-june-have-finally-arrived/

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Mini Album for a friend


I wanted to post some pictures of the latest mini album that I had completed and I thought I would glance through at the older ones that I had made. I couldn't find them on my blog anywhere. Could it be possible that I never posted them? I had meant to and somehow forgotten? That is entirely possible! Too much on the brain. LOL I thought I would just try and catch up and post the old ones first. This is one that I had made for a dear friend of mine, Karen. When Karen and I first met, she had surprised me with this huge box of crafting goodies (I was stunned, didn't expect anything) as well as this absolutely stunning mini album that she made for me. I was speechless as I turned it over and over in my hands, looking at all of the details she worked so hard on. It was just beautiful. So I had promised Karen that I would make her one as well. Well it took me months and months before I had one ready for Karen. I started several times and ended up starting over because I wasn't happy with the results. Finally after several months I had it finished and I was actually quite pleased with the way it looked. Here are the photos of the mini that I made for Karen;

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Wedding Layout for Anniversary Month


There's just never enough hours in the day are there? LOL I seem to have the best of intentions to get certain things done but stuff happens to get in the way that I never even imagined. July is our anniversary month and I always like to try and do a few layouts for my scrapbook using our wedding photos from way back way. Hard to believe that we got married back in July of 1983, some 32 years ago. Even harder to believe that we've been together for 37 years. I will try to make a few more layouts this month if possible but in the meantime I hope you enjoy this one.