Sunday, January 11, 2015

"Max Your Mini" Album with My Minds Eye

I am capitalizing on my purchase of the Max Your Mini album tutorial from Paper Phenomenon by making another album from the same tutorial.  The really great thing about this tutorial is that you can mix up the page designs to create an album that looks completely different from the last one.

I have to say that I am swooning over two paper collections from My Minds Eye - Chalk Studio and Cut & Paste - Flair.  I love them both and together they are dynamite!  The black chalk paper combined with the tasteful shabby blues and pinks really work together to make lovely pages.

Inside cover with large tag and the beginning of the first page.

Open the first flap the magic.  This first flap has a pocket card glued on one side only
so that you can slip in photos or tags.

This is the back of the first page. I haven't decorated all the tags yet.

Open all the flaps on the back of page 1.

I used the 12x12 kit and the 6x6 pads from both collections as well as Cut & Paste brads, chipboard stickers, decorative stickers and the buttons.  My cover is made with the MME Record it All Things Chalk paper.

Bits of page 2

I used the stickers and chipboard pieces.

A little teal coloured ribbon is nice.

I plan to use this album for pictures of my husband and I from this point forward.  All the kids have finally flown the coop and that allows hubby and I to travel a bit and do more things on our own.  So the pictures are going to be more about our romantic journey and less about the kids buzzing around.

A few more random page parts.....

I made two involved tags for the front and back cover pockets.  This is the first one and turned out to be too big to fit the pocket.  The tag has two fold-out picture spots.

The inside pages have partially glued strips so that you can slip in the pictures.

Project Ingredients:
  • Paper: Recollection Black Cardstock, My Minds Eye Chalk Studio and Cut & Paste Flair
  • Tutorial: Max Your Mini (witches brew) from Paper Phenomenon
  • Embellishments: MME Cut & Paste Flair brads, stickers, chipboard stickers and buttons, EK Success spiral bound edge punch
  • Inks and Markers: I inked all the edges with Ranger Distress Black Soot

Challenges to Enter:

Have a wonderful scrappy day!


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Oh wow, another wonderful mini album Nancy. I love how you make these and the papers on this one are stunning. We have just been told we are to be grandparents in July, so I really must get making some or at least one before the baby is born.

Sue xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

You really rock at album making how effortlessly you match the papers
Dr Sonia
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Electra said...

I love everything about this album, the colours, the whismey and the pieces you have chosen to put together. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Opus Gluei!

Sue said...

This is wonderful Nancy, such a fantastic design and gorgeous papers.
Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nancy on reading your post which I do in detail, lol, I picked out a word that I thought would be perfect to convey my feelings on this awesome album.....DYNAMITE.....your work on these albums brings myself, and many others i am sure, a lot of pleasure and delight, this is magnificent, the papers are perfection, I love it.
lorraine x

Sylvie said...

This is so beautiful...the choice of paper collection is perfect. I was wondering if you sell some of you minin albums? Keep up the good work.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous mini album, so many gorgeous details.
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