I wanted to share this mini album that I created for my DT assignment for Ruby Rock-it last month. Since the RRBF Fundamental Cards had an embossed front which was really pretty, I wanted to use them as the mini album cover.
Basically, I painted the cover with some water colors and then rubbed brown ink all over to allow the embossed images to stand out.
The inside pages where all done with Bella! Year in Review collection.
The album pages were just tied together with ribbon and there you have it. A mini album for more precious photos.
It was a shocker to wake up one morning and hear that Two Peas is closing. I think it was one of the very first forums that I joined when I first started scrapbooking. It’s always sad when something that we have known for so long suddenly is no more.
So for memory sake, I took screen shots of my account.
Really couldn’t believe that I joined in 2006 !! That feels like centuries ago and this was the very first layout that I uploaded.
Here’s a close up. Not too shabby isn’t it. I can’t believe that my first born was so little then.
And so I bid farewell to a place which I might not have visited much recently but it has definitely been a part of my scrapbook learning journey.
Here’s a tutorial that I shared on Ruby Rock-it’s blog last month. It’s a simple mini album that you can make in a jiffy.
First you need to get all your supplies ready:
- 6 pieces of 6X6″ double sided patterned papers – these are the insides of your album
- 2 pieces of 6X6″ the same patterned paper for your album covers
- 1 strip of 6X3″ paper for your album spine
- 1 strip of 6X12″ cardstock scored at 1″ intervals
Fold the white cardstock at the scored lines until you have an accordion strip. Glue on the inside pages onto each valley of the accordion strip.
Glue all the sides of the accordion strips so you end up with a stiff album spine.
Next, glue the strip of paper you have reserved for the album spine.
Glue on the two pieces of patterned paper for the album cover on each side of the spine and you now have a mini album.
Ta-da !!! It’s now ready to be decorated.
Here is what I did with my mini album. It’s now ready as a gift for Father’s Day.
It’s a simple way to get an album ready in no time
Some days a clean look just doesn’t catch my fancy. No I don’t mean on a person but on my layout. Today’s layout was inspired by the organic muddy nature of the parks that we love to visit. If you find that the background paper you picked for your layout needs an extra dash of color, don’t be shy about it. Take out your paints, ink pads and even re-inkers and have fun.
Here I have paint splatters, distressed ink and some sprinkle of mist.
That’s all for today. I’m trying to hide away from the scorching summer sunshine while I ponder on my next layout. Have a great week ahead,
I totally love the photos we took when there was a sudden flowering of many of the trees and shurbs over here in Singapore. The extra hot and dry summery days and then sudden heavy rains helped create a wonderful flowering spectacular.
No one said you could only use a stamp once on a layout. I like how the repeat of the “love you” stamp added extra interest to the page. If you have problems getting the stamped image to show clearly on your layout, try using embossing powder. The dark background paper helped the photos to pop but I used a light coat of white paint to draw the eye to the middle section. I was so pleased with myself when I managed to stamp the Technique Tuesday sentiment perfectly on the badge that I cut out. Yes little things that make me happy.