Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Part Two Mini album

I was tied up yesterday with the gas logs people, but I think we finally got it right! I'll post a photo tomorrow, now I'm loving it! Here is the mini album from the Cocoa Daisy March kit Ozzie and Harriet. How this came about was I had been thinking what photos I'd like to scrap with the colors in the kit. And it dawned on me that I'd like to scrap some from each different folder of the 2009 year. Then it hit me further that I had not been very good about my monthly pages last year and that I really should do something about that.
The one big question in my mind was could all the newly released paper/embellishments play together in one mini album? I think the answer is yes. :)
The cover: (Studio Calico Anthology Fabrips, American crafts Emerald Black thickers, Maya road chipboard scissors, and writing and sewing hybridly designed via computer). The only thing not from the kit or add-ons was those thickers. The thickers that came with the kit are bigger and I wanted very much to use those, but they didn't have 2 zeros and the "o"s were smaller and kind of wonky with the "2". So I got ones that were the exact same texture and color from my stash.
January: (Studio Calico anthology paper, notebook paper kit, Martha stewart snowflake punch)
February: (Studio Calico Anthology paper (front and back) with Sassafrass Cherry delicious paper accents, Jenni Bowlin Studio pins, Martha Stewart heart punch)
March: (Jenni Bowlin homespun paper and butterfly.) One of my favorite pages.
April: (Cosmo cricket Material girl with Maya road Chipboard needle/thread)
May: (Fancy Pants Lil Spout paper with GDC flower accent from homespun chic paper with Maya road leave pin)
June: One of my favorite pages! (GCD homespun chic paper with Jillibean soup cut-out birdhouse, Maya road chipboard heart.)
July: Studio Calico Anthology with Cosmo cricket paper strip, Tim Holtz sprocket (not included in the kit, but you could have just done a circle):
August: (Jillibean Soup Old World Cabbage paper, Maya Road chipboard hanger; shorts made out of GCD papers, random button)
September: (GCD homespun chic paper, Maya road chipboard paperclip). I forgot to add some of the trim that came with the main kit, oops. :)
October: Scenic Route Lemongroove paper with Jenni bowlin banner stickers. I added some American crafts Marilyn rub-ons from my stash, but any rub-ons in a smaller size would work.
November: 7 gypsies Journey edo paper, with a die cut leaf from the cardstock in the main kit and cut piece of Sassafrass Cherry delicious paper.
December: Front and back of Apple Jack Sassafras paper and Jenni bowlin Green vintage buttons.
There you have it, pretty simple. For someone who is more graphic than vintage, I think I made all these new vintage-inspired lines work for my 2009 year in review album. Off to go clean the downstairs, repair people always make such a mess. Happy Wednesday! Until tomorrow. As always, your comments are appreciated by me. Just glad you dropped by. :)

22 comments:

Erika said...

WOW! This is so great! I love the design and everything works just perfectly together! Bravo!!!

ArlaMo said...

Gorgeous mini!!

janel said...

You know how much I love minis and this one is no exception. So fun to see your year in review..cute cute!
Happy fireplace. One can often just find me standing in front of our clutching my cup of tea and just enjoying.

Christa said...

I really like it!

Marlene said...

Wow! This turned out great! Love it!

Donna said...

Wow. Looks fabulous!

Lisa Dorsey said...

I LOVE this mini Danielle! Such a perfect design!

Close To Home said...

just pure gorgeousness.....i am VERY impressed i miss talking with you....we'll have to catch up somehow@

Keshka said...

Love this! I love how you repeated the design scheme throughout but changed the colors and embellishments--it looks great!

Sandie said...

This is beautiful! I love the simple graceful appearance. It's all so balanced and lovely.

papirdiva said...

How did you make the pages? Love it - I just love clean'n'simple :)

ellen s. said...

what a great mini!

Penny B. said...

I absolutely LOVE this mini! It is one of the best I've seen in a long time! I love the graphic look of it, and I'll probably lift it if I can get myself organized. LOL!

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

oh ya' - you did good!

Linda Beeson said...

What a fabulous idea for your little album, I love that same basic layout on each page. January is STUNNING!

Anna Sigga said...

Love the album - so fresh and colorful!

Chrispea said...

Ooop, love your mini! I keep seeing mini's and I really want to do one... I haven't for a while. You rocked those papers. Love the graphic clean lines.

BabyBokChoy said...

wow, can this get any MORE brilliant??!!

Pearl Maple said...

fun mini book the colours are so bright and cheerful

life in CH said...

love your mini. esp like the wee element beside each month. will be a lovely keepsake - hera

Allison said...

Love it Love it Love it! Yay for minis. :)

KathyT said...

Just amazing!!! Love all your work but had to leave a comment on this one, perfect and interesting and simple!