Wednesday, January 16

Christmas Joy mini

I have a fun mini album to share with you all today!  I know I always say my first love is scrapbook layouts, but I think a clooooose second is mini albums.  I just love the feeling of completeness that comes from finishing a project start to finish.  I actually made two of these bad boys, one for a friend who asked me to make her something to stick her Christmas morning photos in and one to go in my eventual etsy shop if ever I work up the nerve to hit 'publish'. ;)  I've been making them for friends, family and friends of friends for over a year now and I'm running out of minis I personally need and people I know first hand who need more quicker than I am getting tired of making them.  HA!  

The album is a ornament shaped chipboard base embellished to the point of exploding with spots to hold lots of wallet sized photos.  Several challenges helped inspire me along the way to finishing this bad boy off.  First up, Crafty Creations asked everyone to create something with snowflakes.  Well not only is there one on my cover, but the inside is littered with several too.  The chipboard album is my something 'new' (I just picked it up at Michael's yesterday in the 80% off section WOOT!) and the star is cut from my George and Basic Shapes cricut cart to meet the requirements for the Cut It Up challenge posted last week.  After die-cutting the chipboard, I painted it white and then modge-podged (oh yeah..that's a word LOL) and then glittered it within an inch of it's life.  That fun little star was inspired by workout #83 over at ScrapFIT.  Hop on over to their blogs for some kick-booty DT inspiration after you are all done here.  

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Ohhhhhhhh I love love love love this!! GORGEOUS!!!

  2. What a beautiful mini!! I love all the sparkle and bling! Thanks so much for joining us at Cut It Up!


  3. What an awesome mini album! Love all the different papers you used and the embossing looks great! I really like how you added all the bling too! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  4. Gorgeous album, love the shape and how you completed the inside, lovely details :-)

  5. Stunning! Each page is unique and pretty. The papers are gorgeous! Thanks for linking your project to Cut it Up challenge blog!

  6. Awesome Mini Album!! I love the shape, how fun and all the embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges! :)

    Cut It Up DT

  7. What a sweet little album! I love it!! Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapFIT!


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