Monday, January 11, 2010

Altered Creation - 8 x 8 Family Christmas Mini Album


This is an 8 x 8 mini album I made to sell on ETSY. I also made it for the Altered Challenge Group at the Challenge Master's site. However, I didn't get it finished in time for the December Challenge. I made this using my Bind-It-All. The front and back cover are the sturdy Bind-It-All covers. There are 8 inner pages, which are made with thick manila folder pages completely covered with patterned paper. This means there are 10 actual pages for journaling and pictures. With a few exceptions, the format is basically that the left page has room for journaling, and the right page has a place for pictures. I used pp from several companies, but a great deal of it, including the covers, are Websters Pages. I used a lot of Bobunny, also. These are 2 companies I always love. There are Christmas embellishments and words throughout the book, all with a slightly shabby chic look. Obviously, I have added LOTS of ribbon to cover the white O wires.

Here are the first 2 pages:

Next is page 3. The journaling card says "My ten greatest joys.....".

Next is p. 4 on the right hand side. The wreath on the Websters Pages pp makes a natural picture frame:

Here is a closeup view of that page with a fabric sticker saying "sweet" adhered. I love the 2 birdies kissing:

On page 5, I have made 3 circular spots, all with an acrylic overlay. One has lines for journaling. I love the glittery, embossed Bobunny pp:

The next page is p. 6 on the right side. It has a large area with cream colored cs where photos can be placed:

Here is a closeup of the top of the page with a lovely Prima rose:

Next is p. 7. The journaling area is from Teresa Collins:

Page 8 has a large tag which can be used as a photo mat. Some fancy gold tinsel ribbon is tied through the hole punched at the top of the page. Notice lots of the pages have the little snowmen or penquins, just as a little cute embellishment to provide some continuity throughout the book:

Next, we flip to p. 9. This page has a photo mat with a journaling tag tucked down behind it. I punched a hole at the top of the tag and put more tinsel ribbon. I also added white and green pearls. You can write whatever you like on the tag and place it back behind your photo. Santa and his reindeer are part of the Websters Pages pp. The sentiments are fabric stickers:

The last inner page is page 10, which has a large area for photos. At the bottom is a small circle with lines for journaling. Next to this is a little white Christmas flower and the words blessings, believe, and magic. The top of the page (next to the penguin) is a 3D embellishment that says "memories". Their are bells on transparency type paper at the top of this page and this type of embellishment is also found throughout the whole book:

Finally, we come to the back cover. It is covered with Websters Pages pp., a diecut from Bobunny and a circle definition from Making Memories. Also a border element from Websters also:

Hope you enjoyed looking at my mini album. It is for sale! I just have to get it on ETSY, and I thought I would try selling on some of the other Handmade sites this time. I figure lots of us will be getting our holiday photos about now, so lots of people will be in the market for a Christmas mini album. If anyone is interested in seeing any other close ups of any of the pages, please let me know! Thanks, and have a blessed week!

1 comment:

Lynne in NI said...

This is fabulous Lynn - I got a mini album for Christmas and had no idea what to do with it, so I'll have to take some inspiration from you!