Monday, September 28, 2009

Alex...and then there was you mini album

Now that I have 5 grandchildren, I've realized how many great subjects I have to keep me scrappin' happy for a very long time. The newest addition to our crew is Alex. He arrived in April, 2009, so it's about time I started an album just for him.

I just LOVE the MOSD chipboard sheets that are perfect for use in making mini albums. For this album, I started with 3 tabbed sheets and 3 square sheets. I trimmed the 3 square sheets to 5" w x 6" h so that the tabbed pages would extend past the edge of the "non tabbed" sheets.

Then I trimmed two of the three tabs from each tabbed sheet, leaving 1 top tab, one middle tab, and 1 bottom tab.

Then I went to my stash and pulled out my collection the Basic Grey "Granola" line...perfect for a boy themed book:) I found I had the "perfect" striped ribbon from SEI and a sheet of vellum quotes that I've had for YEARS! glad to be able to use them.

Of course, for those of you who know me, I can't complete a project without "grunging" it up. I used distress inks and a blending tool to grunge up each page edge as well as the vellum quotes I used. I was also happy to see I had some great buttons in my stash that worked perfectly for this project.
I also used some of the frames from my MOSD stash...I just LOVE these! Last month I used them to make some awesome cards and was able to incorporate them again this month. The reason I love these is that they are so easy to alter. I used Staz on ink on the one above. On those below, I used rub-ons, ribbon and some small buttons to spruce them up. Also below, I popped one up off the page so that I could "interlock" it with the second frame. I received SO MANY awesome colors in these frames! I'm sure they will be a staple in my future projects as they've been already.

I just showcased a few of the pages in my mini album. For a peak at the entire album, click here.
Thanks for visiting:)


Gloria Stengel said...

Lori, he's ADORABLE! I find it hard to belive you have 5 grandkids now. I know it's true...but... You are a young grandma!

BTW - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a fun time at your party on Saturday. So sorry I did not make it...but I'll be making it up to you...promise... hee hee

Gloria Stengel said...

PS - I love the mini album too! Forgot to say that! Love the colors! And the slide mounts! Those rock!

AmesOx said...

So so love this album! And your right, the BG is just perfect! I love the blended ink edges, wonderful finishing touches. What tool do you use? I think I need one now!

Erica said...

Love all the ribbons you added to this book!

Carolyn Lontin said...

super sweet - I love the colors you used!

kellyjean said...

So sweet and so well put together, Lori! Adorable pics!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Sorry for the delay in responding about the blending tool... I use a Ranger (Tim Holtz) blending tool with distress inks to ink almost ALL of my projects:)