Tuesday, September 21, 2010

whole lotta

so remember last month when I said I HAD to make 2 of THESE? I worked on this pretty much most of the weekend (on and off) finished it up last night. Photographed it today.
This is for my mom for her birthday using this months Unkit you can find it HERE

I love to make Mini albums. I do a lot of scrapbook pages, don't get me wrong, but there is something about creating a little mini book that is just fun for me. I do them a lot of times as gifts. I think they like getting them also. at least I hope so. I have them all over our house. Especially in my scrapbook room.
I had a lot of fun with the BE POSITIVE Glimmer Glam from this months kit and the Glimmer glazes and Claudine Hellmuth paints.

I also have used some products that were not in the kit but I will tell you the additional things I added. That is the good thing about Unkit you can use what you like add to it or take away.

The mini album is 7 gypsys Envelope album. I Love Love LOVE Tim Holtz Tissue tapes. see them in the back ground behind GRANDMA? also at the bottom behind ME and that Basic Grey sticker border. They blend in so well when you use them with the papers then use the colorbox cats eye chalk inks. SEI makes awesome Chalk inks also!Vibrant colors Their Blue one is so gorgeous.
I also added some Teresa Collins papers that I inked so they would match.
Maya Road scrolls were a must have, I inked after I glimmer glamed the sticker letters to match, inked them as well. Cut the little girl card out of the paper folded her over and used a cute little my minds eye brad in the corner. painted those flowers and made them sparkly with that BE Positive (it makes your hands look like they are bleeding if you get it all over it, which I did when I was coloring the lace ribbon)
American crafts button in the bottom corner and some bling bring it on home.

lets open this up and look at the first page

I made the little flappy thing, where it would fold over and accent the photo of each page. Do you see what I see? YES, more Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. Told you I love that stuff. The brad and flower came out of my Cupcards2Go kit. HOW CUTE IS THAT? and It is perfect to spin that little web of thread around to hold the book all together when no one is flipping through the pages looking at it.

*TIP* I used Glimmer glaze to color the thread here to mach my papers I only had white so I ran my Thread across the tip (it comes with a nail polish type applicator) and voila custom matching thread!

Tied it in a cute little bow through that button to go with the lace accent. All edges were distressed with my handy dandy favorite tool the Making Memories Edge Distresser. DON'T leave home without it!

The background on this page was accented with the Claudine Hellmuth paint that is shown for purchase in this months unkit.
I also used SEI chalk inks to go around the edges in seinna. (love it) also the papers.
I used The Be Positive Glimmer glam to dye the lace. THAT WAS FUN! OH IT IS SO SPARKLY!!
The 2 little die cuts are from My Minds Eye (not in the kit) And the Blingy Sunflower Basic Grey.
I journaled on Crate paper from last months kit. That is another thing. So much from last months kit went so well with this months kit. so, You can use your leftovers. HOW COOL IS THAT! BONUS!
(The journaling contains little quotes about Grandparents/Grandmothers)

Pink paislee papers random buttons and more of that scrumptious Tim Holtz Tissue tape I added it to the pink paislee Paper then distressed it inked it and layered it. How fun is that?

This is a journaling page for Grandma's notes. I found some cute little quotes cut them up and placed them here. I left the envelope open for her to put little notes and pictures that Bella mails to her inside if she wants. I added the bling pearl the lace and the sunflower bling at the bottom. Notes is from last months kit, it is off a sheet of Teresa Collins paper that I cut out. The red you see on the flower and around the edges is Be Positive Glimmer Glam. That stuff is so fun! Sparrrrklyy!!! :said with spirit fingers:

This paper is the OTHER SIDE of the Pink Paislee. I distressed the edges and used this cuteeeeeeeeee American Crafts trim I think these are supposed to be flowers but, Bella saw it and said it looked like the cookie dough. She is so right! Way to go BUG! I thought it looked so cute with these photos. Yeah yeah I KNOW it didnt come with the unkit but LOOK HOW CUTE THIS IS!!! Go get it! you can ink it and spray it with your glimmer glam glaze mist stuffs and it will be fineeee.

anyway. at the bottom I used those cute stickers inked em up with SEI Chalk inks
and yes that is more Tim Holtz Tissue tape. What I did is I put it on a piece of paper then I pulled it up. Then put it down on there and it curled. COOL Huh?

My mom loves purple. Her favorite Flower is SunFlowers (so yall get it now why those two things are in here so much) So I combined the two on this page I have had these little bling flowers for a bit and ceased the opportunity. More claudine Hellmuth paints. This is Patterned paper from last months kit. Tim Holtz Tissue Tape My Minds Eye Die cuts, Bo Bunny flowers, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Basic Grey blingy flowers.
crate paper I used to Journal on quotes about Grandma's from various sources.
Glimmer glam from Tattered Angels.

Again the flap will fold over to compliment the papers from Basic Grey Basics, Flip side of the Crate papers and the edges distressed and inked with SEI and colorbox chalk inks, Claudine Hellmuth paints.

Basic Grey patterned paper, Graphic 45 papers, Fancy pants, My Minds eye die cuts, assorted brads, glimmer glam, glimmer glaze, glimmer mists, American crafts button and doodlebug bling used on this page I used the brad to close the flap that will open and additional photos or cards, notes can be kept inside.

Graphic 45 patterned paper Basic grey stickers, October Afternoon stickers, Teresa Collins stamp, Doodlebug jewels Claudine Hellmuth paints all used to accent this photo on this page Oh and a strip of Basic Grey paper. Colorbox fluid chalk inks. on the edges

Basic Grey papers, Tim Holtz tissue tape, and tiny attacher, American crafts buttons, Bo bunny flower, Doodlebug jewels, Pink Paisley papers, Claudine Hellmuth paints, Be Positive Glimmer Glam, Making Memories edge distresser around the edges of all papers. Edges have been inked with Colorbox fluid chalk inks

and here is the back of the album

I just put a brad through the paper so the string could wind around it and the flower with the brad :) to hold it closed easily.

Hope this all makes sense easily to you. If you have any questions about how I did anything on this album, feel free to ask. As Sudie talked about last night on UNKIT LIVE. We shouldn't be afraid to experiment with our supplies. Its fun to get messy and get in the glitter and paints. I KNOW I LOVEE TOO! hehe.