Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Mini scrapbook using My Mind's Eye - Alphabet soup papers

Gosh, this morning has just flown by!
You know how time goes and you look back and think - what did I do all day?
You know you were busy but just can't list all that you were doing......

Today I have a mini scrapbook to share which I just love....mainly because it's so personal to me and isn't of any theme in particular.  It mostly contains photos of my own children, my nephews and great niece taken last year.

The book itself is made from one sheet of 12"x12" cardstock scored, cut and folded (and taped together).....if anyone would be interested in a tutorial...just email me and I'll see what I can do.
The front and back covers are chipboard covered in paper...you could use thick card instead though.
The tree, grass & title are cut with the Silhouette, and the monkey, bee & hearts are cut from a sheet of patterned paper. The ribbon is East of India...l Iove their ribbons....

I doodled around each of the embellishments with black pen to make them 'pop' off the page and then added glossy accents to the 'apples' on the tree

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The completed size of the book is 4"x4" approx

The first pages are of Phoebe's 4th birthday.  I used rub-ons for the sentiment on the tag, stamped the crowns and cut them out, and the photo, frame and other embellishments were cut out with the Silhouette.

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Climbing a tree.
Again the embellishments were cut with the Silhouette, rub-ons for the wording and I drew around the word 'memories' to be able to see it clearer.

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My lovely nephews and great niece along with my own two at a local park in the summer.
I added some stickers, did some stamping along with adding embellishments cut out with the Silhouette.

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We have a beautiful forest park quite near our home which we love to visit when we get the chance. It's a great way for the kids to let off steam without bumping in to too many people!
 There are buttons, stickers and rub-ons on these pages.
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At the park there's a lovely landscaped area which has a bridge over a koi pond....it's always a favourite place to meet up.
 The banner on the left was stamped with a Maya Road mini set and the wording is individual letter stamps by Doodlebug. The inks are Stampin' Up. The shaped photos are cut using the 'print & cut' feature on the Silhouette. The acrylic letters (my girl) are by Queen & Co and I coloured them with Copics.
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Collecting bluebells.....the girls weren't deliberately wearing matching clothes and Lydia is mortified with this photo.....
 The felt leaves are by Stampin' Up and the plain button has rub-on spots added to it.  The bloom sticker is by Heidi Grace. The flower and frame are die cuts from the Silhouette.

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Riding their bikes :)
 The stars and flower are stamped and cut out (Maya Road) all the rest are cut with the Silhouette.

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Fascination with Star Wars.....I just don't get it!
Caleb went with his daddy to the Star Wars exhibition in W5  in Belfast.
Thank goodness I didn't have to go! 
The envelope was cut out with the Silhouette and it's for little notes about his special day.
The rub-ons are by Kaisercraft.

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The ribbon goes right around the book under the front and back covers and helps keep the book together.

Whew! that's it :)
I had planned on teaching this little book at a class last winter but I just didn't have time.
Maybe I'll get to do it in the next month or two.

Thanks for joining me today!
See you soon
Sarah xx
I'd like to enter this in:
Make it Monday linky party - anything goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - tic tac toe  (bright colours, bling, buttons/brads)
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Felt & ribbon (felt is on the leaves of the flower)
Papercrafting Journey - anything goes

16 comments:

Pia S said...

I guess you have a spent a considerable amount of hours doing this project, but I must say the result is fabulous!

Molecraft said...

Wow, what a fabulous creation, it must have taken you ages but it was well worth it! By the way I don't get the Star Wars thing either, glad I am not alone!
Helen x

Heide said...

What a fantastic memory book, I am sure this will be cherished for years! I love all your detail and yet you can see all the special photos. Great work. Saw you on MIM.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Hugs, Heide

Dharla's Boutique said...

So beautiful, and colorful, and beautiful! I <3 it :)

Rosie Gustafson said...

What a great litte scrapbook. Very nice. Great job. Thank you for sharing on MIM.

Wishcraft said...

Wow Sarah, what a fabulous creation - so many lovely details :o) Lisa x

Margie said...

Wow Sarah! This is a labour of love. What a great reminder of lovely times spent with your family - definitely a keepsake.

Bettina L. said...

This is really superb. Love this album you've created with all these gorgeous details. Thanks for playing at last week's Dutch Dare Card challenge and sorry for my late comment. I still hope you come back this week to play in the new challenge. Bettina xx

Anonymous said...

Sarah As usual a beautiful mini album
Stephanie x

Hanneke said...

What a great creation you posted on MIM! Love the colors and so many great pictures! I have a birthday candy on my blog btw! Hugs, Hanneke

Karen said...

What a fantastic creation honey - I love the work and love that has gone into this!
Just superb.

Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.



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Mini said...

Oh my that is just fab!
Sue x

Faith A said...

This is just so lovely, a lot of work but so worth it.

Elaine said...

WHAT A STUNNING BOOK SARAH.
WOW hugs Elaine

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Thanks for joining in the fun at Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes!

Love, Laura

Danielle Daws said...

Oh my... this is gorgeous! I love it! The colours, the way you've used all the elements... beautiful! Thanks for playing at RCC.