Friday, August 5, 2011

My Little Shoebox - Mini Album

One of the workshops I attended at CHA was by My Little Shoebox.  We made this acrylic mini-album in less than two hours!  The acrylic album with the fancy edges is by Maya Road.  This adorable album was designed by Pattie Beltran, Design Team Coordinator for My Little Shoebox.  Thanks to the efforts of Pattie and her team we had the most wonderfully organized kits and putting the album together was relaxing and fun.

You can see the finished album that was the class sample on the My Little Shoebox blog HERE.  If you look carefully at the first photo you may be able to spot me in the class!  My album is not totally finished - I need to add some photos and journaling and ribbon on the rings.  I also haven't had a chance to add the Stickles yet (we didn't do this in class so we wouldn't smear the pages).

We used the Playtime Collection for this book.  You can click HERE to find out more about this collection.  My Little Shoebox has teamed up with Cottage Cutz and Unity Stamps for coordinating dies and stamps for each of their six new collections.  One of the items in the paper line is this sheet of punch outs for making rolled flowers and banners.  These are similar to the type of rolled flowers that you can cut with the Cricut Flower Shoppe project cartridge or by designing your own file with Design Studio, the Gypsy or another software program.

I am just going to post the nearly finished pages of my book so you can see all of the little details.  Since this was an evening session we all were so appreciative of all the hard work that went into making our kits perfect so we could focus on the fun of putting it all together.

Cover - ribbons and title to be added
Page one and insert
back of insert and page two
pages three and four

pages five and six

pages seven and eight
pages nine and ten

back cover

I am banned from my craftroom while the finish is applied to our floors.  This is the last part of the repairs and renovations after the ice dam damage we experienced last winter.  It has been a little crazy around here - and rather noisy at times - but I think the end result will be well worth the inconvenience.  I had a very productive Thursday morning and made and photographed a lot of new things which I'll be sharing over the next few days - with luck I won't run out of things to write about before I can get back to my space!

I hope you have a lovely weekend - the weather has been a bit cooler here which is very refreshing after the heat.

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  1. This is so much fun. I love all the patterns and colors.
    Can't wait to see the finished room.

  2. What a cute album!! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  3. What a great little album. I bet you are super excited to get back into your space!

  4. I love it! It is perfect for a gift! Thank you for sharing! P.S. I know that your renovations will be all worth the inconveniences you are going through right now! Can't wait to see if when it is finished!

  5. Sweet little album! I looked at the the picture but I just couldn't find you. My eyes just don't work to good anymore. LOL.

  6. The acrylic part was awesome. How did you do that? Love the whole thing. Yes, I found you right away from your coral/red sweater. I've seen you wear that before! Ah construction is never fun, especially all the dust. At least it's almost over.

  7. This is a very cute album, But I am curious--it looks like there are several large dimensional flowers in it--how thick is the closed book? I would think the flowers would be best on the front cover--just my perception...Can't wait to see your "new" space!

  8. This is a lovely album, love the bright bold colours and elements.
    Kim xXx

  9. This album is filled with wonderful colors and images! It makes me feel happy just looking at your images! It'll be so much more wonderful when pictures are added! TFS!!!!!


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