‘Cheer-Me-Up’ Mini Albums………

I’m definitely a sunny/summer person – I mean, I need my ‘Bask-In-The-Heat-&-Soak-Up-Vitamin D’ time to stay sane… This, however, contradicts everything Minnesota is about – especially during the months we have snow, which is basically September thru May  😦 (note that’s more than half of the year….)

Anyway, of course winter here in MN is dragging on & I’m in dire need of some sweet sunshine. So, I thought I’d attempt to brighten things up and start you with my fun ‘Hello Summer’ Mini Album:) I made this particular album a while ago… I used Echo Park‘s cheery ‘Hello Summer’ collection & a standard, plain 6×6 square chipboard album.  As you can see. each page is loaded with the bright, happy colors, machine stitched photo borders, and handmade ribbon & floral embellishments….

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Just looking at that album cheers me up:)

                                                                                                                                                                     

Moving on to spring…. This whimsical mini album up next, I call “Spring in Bloom”

Fun & lighthearted, this 5″x7″ album consists of 5 chipboard pieces – each covered with Little Yellow Bicycle’s cheery Deja Views C-Thru Spring Kit. Every page has Designated Photo Placement Areas, Handmade Flowers & Embellishments, Ribbons, Journaling, and other Adorable Decorations

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This playful & vibrant album is the perfect keepsake for those special spring-time memories, as well as everyday fun out in the garden or splashing thru April-Showers’ Puddles:)                  (I originally majored in business & marketing – can you tell? Lol;)….)

                                                                                                                     

Last, but not least, I have a wonderful acrylic mini-album titled “Life is Good.” I used Echo Park on this one too – this time it was their bright, vintage-vogue collection called ‘For the Record 2 – Tailored‘. This collection’s stunning patterns and colors were inspired by the classic antique dressmaker shops, and have a chic distressed & eclectic appeal that works together beautifully.  I absolutely love it♥

Although, instead of my usual chipboard, this time I used a 6×6 Acrylic album.  It was a little different to work with – such as I found that since it left visible scratches on the surface, I wasn’t able to sand my edges down if the paper wasn’t perfectly shaped to fit the acrylic page….  This just meant that if something didn’t fit correctly, I had to gently sand down the paper’s edges before adhering it to the acrylic… which worked, but was tedious & fickle since it was hard to ‘de-flimsify’ the paper were sanding so it wouldn’t rip…  My already deficient patience exhausted quickly…. 🙂 I probably just have to come up with a different routine when I do an Acrylic Album – Live & Learn, right? 🙂 Anyway, overall, I really like the durable & solid feel to the finished product compared to a chipboard album…. And I love the unique & eclectic look of the framed cover & varying page shapes throughout the album…I think it turned out pretty good! 🙂

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The Good Life Album Spread FrontThe Good Life Album Spread Back

With papers and elements of buttons, sewing machines, and beautiful florals, this sophisticated album is “Tailored” just for you and your beautiful memories…

(now that ad line is borrowed from Jessica Sprague, so… can’t claim that one, lol;)….)

Well, that’s it for now…
TFL & God Bless:)

-Carrie ♥

 
 
Philippians 4:7-8  
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (NIV)
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