Friday, January 29, 2021

Lucky Charm Mini Scrapbook Album

Hello scrappers! It's Friday!! And I have a little something different to share with you today. My latest album is titled "Lucky Charm" and it's a brand new size for me! This mini is just adorable at 4"x5" but ... don't let the size fool you! It still has all the bells and whistles of my larger albums. Keep reading ... you'll see! 😉

This mini has 24 pages (12 double-sided) and space for 35 smaller photos. I think it would be great for pictures of family or friends that you feel lucky to have in your life. Maybe the whole album is about one special someone or ... maybe it's about your littles!  If you plan to drink green beer on St. Patrick's day, visit an Irish pub, or cook up your traditional Irish Corn beef and cabbage, be sure to take pictures because this little album is the perfect place to share them!

I designed this album with a collection from Photo Play called Lucky Charm. I loved the idea of making an album with the "lucky" theme. It's really nice to recognize how fortunate, grateful and blessed we feel to have special people in our lives.

It has 12 pockets. Yeah, twelve! So you could add photos or save memorabilia in them like movie or concert tickets from a date or a love note left on the refrigerator.

There are 4 tags with colorful ribbons attached and I love how they randomly poke out the top of the album, lol. You can add photos to the tags, in the pockets and on to the pages. So many choices!

Wouldn't this make a super cute brag book for grandparents too? Fill it with pictures of their grandbabies and next time the kids go for a visit, they could come with a surprise gift!

Oh and 1 more thing ... it has 4 flip-ups just like my larger albums have! See? I told you  ... it may be small but it sure is mighty!
So, what do you think of the new size? It's adorable right?? So much fun packed in a mini that could fit in your purse! Hope you have fun creating this and thanks for stopping by!! 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Kitty Cat Mini Album with Bella Blvd

Hey guys! We're finishing up cut-file week over at Bella Blvd and I wanted to share my fun little shaped mini with all of you!  I used two of Bella's .svg cut files, the adorable fish bowl and sweet orange cat from the Chloe collection.  I welded them together in my Silhouette software so that the mischievous kitty appeared to be peeking over the fish bowl....

I used lots of hearts and ombre paper throughout this album, and popped in a few die cuts from the Chloe collection (one of my all-time favorite Bella lines!).  

For the fish bowl, I used different shades of ombre ice for the water, and some orange dot besties for the little fish.  That seaweed is actually epoxy hearts, and a die cut from the Santa Squad ephemera!

I cut all of my pages out of white card stock and then created an internal offset with my Cameo software for layers of pattern paper.  

Like the phrase says ... "I can't with the cute" ... that little kitty with the glasses and pink bow just makes me smile!

Shaped albums are so much fun to create.  I hope I've given you some ideas for using cut files for mini albums like mine!  You could almost have a mini shaped like anything!  Add a few bella besties, some epoxy hearts, and a couple cute ephemera pieces and you'll have a perfect little gift or keepsake in no time!  Here are some of the products I used for this project....

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Winter Layout with Bella Blvd

Hi Bella friends! While it's cold here in Georgia, we don't have snow and honestly, I wouldn't be mad at the idea of a winter wonderland in my back yard. I love a change in seasons and if it's going to be cold ... I'll take the pretty flakes!

For my latest project, I decided to create a winter layout using the Bella Blvd, Fa La La collection. I really love the color palette and thought it was so bright and cheerful.

This layout would be great for pictures from a ski vacation, bundled up selfies with friends, a fun day in the backyard playing in the snow or just beautiful photographs of your snow covered home.
I used a simple patterned paper for the background called Christmas Village. It totally reminded me of a knitted fair isle baby blanket I had for my littles so, I had to use it! I also love that adorable snowman paper. They look like they're dancing across the page. And ... what winter page would be complete without dancing snowmen?!

Once I chose my color scheme and the papers, I picked the winter title. It's a Bella Cut-out called Wonderland and I love the open letters. It's a great place to add pattern and color to your page. I backed the letters with some Bella Bestie papers and one from the Fa La La collection (pink gingham). Beautiful! Then I just finished it off by adding a sweet little white epoxy heart to the R.
I layered a strip of pink gingham (Hot Chocolate Weather) and a colorful striped paper (Candy Striper) at the top and the bottom, kind of like bookends. Now for the really fun part ... embellishing!!

I used lots of cute ephemera pieces from the Fa la La Collection. The adorable little houses tucked behind the white scalloped border makes them look nestled in the snow. Love! The snowflake cut outs are from the Wonderland package that the winter title is from.

I sprinkled some cute matte enamel stickers from Bella's Squeeze the Day Collection here and there. I really love the little pops of color they add. And for a little dimension, I added the acrylic memories word to finish it off. I think the mix of materials is super cute!

Whether you see snow or not, I bet everyone has some cute winter pictures to scrap. I hope this page inspires you to create beautiful layouts for your winter memories! 
Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'! 

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