Banff Mini Album – Pinkfresh Studio

Hello Pinkfresh Studio friends!  I have a mini album of our quick trip to Banff this year!  I used Indigo Hills 2, it has the perfect colors, patterns and sentiments to make a perfect mini!  I love the look of pages stacked, so that you can see sneak peeks of the pages below.

I cut 12×12 papers into different shaped tags to give interest to the album.  I chose the gorgeous Eminence paper for the front “cover” of my mini album.  The mountain photo pops right off the lavender/blue paper.  The gorgeous gold alpha stands out on the Eminence paper too!

These pages feature the Ridge paper and the Mini Puffy alpha.  I love these little alphas for their versatility, and you get so many letters in a pak!  The size is perfect for mini albums too!  I like to include items just for the pretty factor in mini albums.  On the second page, I added a phrase sticker and chipboard heart!

The first page uses the leftover Ridge paper with a file tab cut on the side.  The phrase stickers were so perfect for everything I wanted to say about the photos and trip.  One of the girls on the trip kept saying “We’re having an adventure” so the Daring Adventure sticker was perfect!  On the next page, I made a photo flip book to add more photos.  I cut two pieces of paper and then folded them so they would have various lengths, stapled them on the fold and then adhered them to the page made from the Highland paper.

The next tags I kept pretty simple, I embellished with the Wood Veneer, Gold Alphas, and stickers!

The next tag has a tab I punched and stamped with the Grateful stamp from the Be You stamp set.  Love that stamp!!  The next page is a page protector I cut down and sewed onto the big final tag.  The pocket page flips to the left.

This is the pocket page flipped open, and I added all my journaling to the final tag.   I love the way my album turned out, Indigo Hills 2 is so lovely to work with!


This Life Flower Layout – Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hello!  Today I have a layout featuring one of my favorite things – flowers!  I used Paige’s Folk Art Flower Group (Design ID #271160). You get a lot of bang for your buck with this cut file as it has multiple flowers and leaves!

I decided to use Pick Me Up for my layout.  The colors remind me of fall, and the deep pink/red goes beautifully with my photo!  I did some customizing with the cut files; I made 4 of the main flowers in 4 consecutively smaller shapes so that I could stack them up and have a dimensional flower.  I also cut a large one (approx 5″) for a focal flower.  I cut two from pink/red paper (Paper 11), one from navy (Paper 3) and a cheery yellow flower (Paper 7) I cut the different leaves all from the teal paper (Paper 13).

I arranged all my flowers into a design on the page first.  I then added the photo and began tucking in the leaves.  It seemed easier to add the leaves this way to see where they looked best!.  Once I had the flowers and leaves arranged, I decided I needed some paint in the background.  I puddled paint around the leaves with a brush and then added some splatters as well!  I added rubon flowers, chipboard, and stickers from Pick Me Up for my finishing touch!


Halloween 6×12 Pocket Page – Elle’s Studio

I am thrilled to be a Guest Designer for October at Elle’s Studio!  I love to use Elle’s Studio for my 6×12 Project Life albums!

For my first project I decided to do a spread in my 2017 album, I gathered all the Halloween items from the October Kit and got to work!  I had tons of photos, so I ended up with two 6×12 pocket pages and a 6×8 insert!  The Elle’s Studio October Kit is packed with Halloween goodies so putting together the spread was easy!

I started with my usual process and printed the photos first.  When I started doing PL, I quickly had to come up with a process that worked for me so that it wouldn’t become overwhelming.  After my photos were printed, I laid out the cards I wanted to use.  Next, I did all my journaling in photoshop and popped my cards into my printer.  Sometimes I hand write on the cards, but I find printing my journaling quicker, and I end up with less spelling errors, etc.

Once I had all the cards in place, I got to the fun part!  Decorating the cards and photos!  I started with the Trick or Treat wood veneer in a 3×4 pocket and also attached the Oct 31 wood veneer to my top photo, I love how it fits perfectly in that spot!  To create balance, I made sure to distribute the wood veneer banners around the spread.

The last few years as part of my process I limit my color choices to 2 or 3 colors.  It helps me to make a spread quickly and gives me a nice cohesive look in my pockets.  I used mostly teal, black and pops of orange on these pockets and I love how it turned out!

Mini of Memories – Felicity Jane

I was inspired to make a mini album full of memories about joining the Felicity Jane Design Team!  The Lola collection is “so” Felicity Jane, and I thought it would be perfect!

I gathered some pre-made tags, packaging, pocket pages and I cut some 12×12 papers and journal cards into tag shapes as well.  When I make a mini album, I like to make embellishments first, so that I am sure to leave room for the pretty things!  I used the solid pink paper, and the Felicity Jane bow cut file to put together a big pink bow!

The Lola stamp set played a big part in the mini, I added stamps to the tags, and I loved one of the tags just with stamping, so I added that into the album on its own!  I love having pages of different lengths in the album so that they peek out under the tag before them.  I added the Lola confetti to a pocket page, and I love that it shows no matter which page of the album you are looking at!

I added photos of the first projects I made.  The Lola tissue paper fringe is the perfect addition to the bottom of the tag; it looks like a fancy little skirt!

I LOVE how the mini album turned out.  I added the big pink bow to the cover which is made from the Lola mint scalloped paper.  A band of black and white journal card and some punched circles were the best home for my FJ title using the Lola polka dot chipboard alpha!   A tag album would be a great project to use up your Felicity Jane scraps!

Thanks so much for joining me today!  See you again soon!