Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Convention Presentation #4 ~ Summer Mini Album

Summer is winding down and fall is fast approaching. Back to school is on the horizon and our to do list is long. Tuesday we did a marathon appointment day. Crazy or brilliant, I am not quite sure, but I booked all three little ones to have their eyes checked, teeth cleaned and doctors appointments ... all in one day! It was a long day but it is done! Thank-goodness!

We have had a full summer filled with memories. I am a Momma Paparazzi. I take thousands of photo's of my kids (yes, thousands). You would think with digital camera's "these days" you could just delete a few hundred, right? Nope. No way. Not for us scrapbookers! You can never have enough images! Every smile, every facial expression, every ice-cream cone ... am I right? 

I love mini albums for all these pictures. Quick, quirky, simple, and dare I say organic (some are feeling the over use of that word, but not me! love it!). So when Stampin' up! asked me to present on main stage at Convention in July I knew I had to include one in the mix. So here is my fourth Convention presentation project ... a summer mini album. It was perfect for our July long weekend memories. And I have to say it went together in a flash!

My presentation focus on this project was about product versatility. See if you can spy the products from our Holiday Catalogue that I used ... 

The album has 11 double sided pages inside. Each page is a sheet of card stock or designer series paper cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (half a sheet of card stock). 

left page is the front cover inside. right page is page #1
page #2 & #3
page #3 & #4
page #5 & #6
page #7 & #8
page #9 & #10
page #11 & #12
page #13 & #14
page #15 & #16
page #17 & #18
page #19 & #20
page #21 & #22
I created the front and back cover of this album using the white packing paper that comes with our designer series paper (yes the free stuff you hoard looking for something to do with ... do not tell me you throw yours away!! gasp!). You can see in the photo above the writing on the paper. I left the ugly side exposed so you can see what I am talking about (you do not want to do that! wink!). I cut the cover sheets a bit larger that the interior sheets (size as noted above) and used a glue stick to cover with designer series paper.

Inside pages have a little stampin', some designer series paper flags, some lace tea doilies, burlap bows and envelope pockets. Washi tape is fastening all my pics in place. 

Here is the supply list and project tips!:
I Am Me Designer Series Paper  130138  $13.50/ 12 sheets
Naturals White Card Stock  102316  $9.25/ 40 sheets
Foil Sheets (silver)  132178  $5.95
Christmas Messages Stamp Set  131793  $25.95 clear
                                                    131790  $35.95  wood
Yippie-Skippee! Stamp Set  131344  $17.95  clear
                                                        131341  $22.95  wood
Silver 1/8" Ribbon  132137  $6.95/ 30ft (10 yards)

1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon  132140  $9.95  15ft (5 yards)
     (to get the burlap string, cut along the seamed edge of the burlap ribbon and pull the threads to separate the ribbon into strings!)

Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape  132156  $6.50
Season of Style Designer Washi Tape  132155  $6.50
Tea Lace Paper Doilies  129399  $3.95
Rhinestone Basic Jewels  119246  $6.50
Vintage Faceted Buttons  127555  $7.95
Essential Hardware Clips  129964  $7.95
1/2" Circle Punch  119869  $7.95
     (foil sheets are punched and layered under vintage buttons) 
3/4" Circle Punch  119873  $15.95

      (foil sheets are punched and layered under vintage buttons) 
Chalk Talk Framelits  129983  $30.95

Shop on-line here!

Many of the pages have oodles of room to journal ... that is on my to do list! You know how that goes! What do you think? Are you a mini album kind of scrapbooker or are you more traditional? 

Thank-you for visiting my blog!!! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin


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