Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mini Friends

Hi Gang! Did you miss me? I've been up in ME for a kinda family reunion, but I'm back now with what I think is a cutie patootie album. (WARNING:  Photo heavy posting, but worth it!)
I made this mini album ages ago with the idea that I'd give it away or sell it.  I just can't do it!  This paper is just to yummy for me to part with, so I figured I should at least share the view. ;)
I played with lots of punches and bits of various scraps to create this 4x4 album.  It's so tiny that stuff that would otherwise be tossed was the perfect size for this pocket album.
I figure if I ever use this I could put wallet size photo's on the pages.  Hey I'm a teacher.  We get wallet shots of ourselves every year on picture day.  I'm sure I could get my friends to hand over some of their pics.  Although school pics tend to be more flattering the younger you are. :)
The best part of this album was that I could lay out all the pages on my table and still have TONS of room to work!
I only used StazOn black ink and a Technique Tuesday swirl stamp as far as stamping in this album goes.
I also went back to different pages and added Liquid Pearls or Stickles for some eye candy.
Tiny pages mean you really have to be CAS with your style, but I think this makes for a quickly finished project!
Some pages got distressed with cat's eye size chalk inks.  I have a bazillion of them that I keep in a zippy bag in my class tote so I always have them handy to punch up a project. :)
The other way I punch up a project or page is with glitter pens.  You can't see it well from the photos here, but I added some glitz via pens on several of the pages by just following the lines of the patterns or swirls.
Less really is more with this mini!  Only one photo left.  Great job sticking with me 'til now!
Last pic.  This is the back cover of the album.  Hope you enjoyed this not so mini tour of a mini book. :)

So, does this put you in a mini mood?

I'm reaching for the brass ring at these hangouts:
Fab 'n' Funky- favorite colors
Marks Finest Papers - think flowers


  1. Yes, those papers are yummy so of course, your project is great!!!

  2. Love these bright colors and fun floral papers in your wonderful album.

    Thank you so much for sharing this delightful project in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's flower challenge!!

  3. Great mini-book, i love it! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

  4. TOTALLY understand why you are keeping this beauty!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  5. I love your beautiful album! So nicely done.
    Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!


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