Posts Tagged ‘mini albums’

Well I need to post a blog on my progress with the Mix It Up Challenge this week, Kathy and Donna are getting restless and seem eager for me to be done…. OK… I am nowhere near done with this, but am willing to post the bare bones of the project.

I like to take my time doing projects like this, decorating and playing as I go along, building and inking.  There is still a lot of work to be done here, but you will get the idea.

This is a little ringed folder made from heavy chipboard.  I have covered it with designer paper and inked around the edges, run some ribbon along the joins and put a very lovely quote by Elinor Roosevelt on the front.

Inside the covers I have put pockets and tags, all inked, stamped and decorated.

There are still the dividers and pages to do for this, as well as lots more decoration, but the cover of the book is altered and the structure complete.   I will post again the completed book when I am done.

Thanks Lynn for the challenge, hope Donna and Kathy are happy with this.  Stay tuned in the next week for the completed project with lots and lots of pages and decorating, you will love it I am sure!!

Did you figure I like a bit of neutral and that brown is my favvie colour??? Oh love Olive Green, a little touch can be seen on the front cover!

Hugs Lauren ♥♥


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Hi Everyone, I had some very special news on Saturday, my friend had her little girl at 29 weeks, all is well, but our precious baby girl will be in special care for a while and she is tiny tiny.  Mum is doing well!!

This was very unexpected news, so I had to get crafting to make a little paper bag album in honour of this wonderful occasion.  All pink and sugary, sweet and special, with loads of ribbon, flowers, bling and precious girl sayings, soft and feminine to commemorate the biginning of her life.

Front cover gives an idea of what is to come, loads of flowers and loads of ribbon.  She is gorgeous you know, I have a pic of her, and she is more beautiful than the album.

Each page is decorated with special flowers, charms, bling and ribbon.  Each page has written words that are special to the occasion and the first few days after her birth.  And of course we need her vital statistics!! And her first photo!!

Of course we needed a special page for a photo with Mummy and another for a photo with Daddy, because I really feel she is going to be Daddy’s Special Girl in time to come. Oh why wait she is now!!

And of course for a photo of her first bath.  I cannot tell you her name yet, I have not been told, but it will be as beautiful as she is.

And of course a family portrait is always needed, first of many to come I hope. I see this special bundle being loved and protected and perhaps a little spoilt?

Front Cover and back cover opened to see the whole outside at once.  The spine is held together with tied ribbon.  It really is a beautiful little keepsake.

A view from the top to see all the tags inserted in the pockets throughout the album. The tags are for her parents to write their thoughts on, and to write special messages to her.

And a view of the album standing so you can see all the openings in the bags for her proud parents to store all those little keepsakes from her birth and first few days.  I told them to keep only everything and to photograph only everything.  You can never have too many photos or keepsakes, right?

Hope they like it..


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