Saturday, September 26, 2009

Die Cut Mini Album - Challenge Blog Hop

My! this has been such a busy weekend! I've been cropping away at the Fall into Scrapping on-line crop at AC Bailey Designs' forum, plus there's been an exciting challenge blog hop that I'm participating for with Practical Scrappers.

There are lots of prizes out there in cyber land to be won, my friends! Be sure to visit the fun sites to get a little mojo moving and a chance to win!

The hop is hosted by Scrapsketch - if you haven't checked it out yet, definitely do it soon! Each of the 10 or so sites is hosting their own challenge and giving away TONS of sweet prizes!

The challenge over at Practical Scrappers is to use die cuts, so I broke out my Journaling Spots from Close To My Heart to create a fun and quick little album. I've had this project in mind ever since I got these spots, but it wasn't until I got back the pictures from my kiddos old-time photo shoot this summer that everything fell into place.

The journaling spots I used varied in sizes and shapes ovals, circles and squares ranging in size from 2"x2", 2-1/2"x3", 3"x4" and everywhere in between.

I traced some fun chipboard shapes onto regular transparency sheets (I purchased 100 8-1/2"x11"sheets at Office Depot for something like $25) and trimmed them out for a few accent pieces as the cover and on the inside of my album.

The first transparency was cut into a heart shape for my cover page. I adorned this with rub-ons for my title, a tiny flower and a little bit of bling.

Next, I trimmed the edge of the oval journal spot so it was easier to bind together cleanly in the finished project:

Next I left one of the journaling spots plain because it was just too cute - it worked great just as it was left open for journaling. I added another little flower and bling to jazz it up a bit:

I had a few clear acrylic shapes lying around, including a little photo clip that I tied to the front, and this little flower that I used on the inside. Again, I used some rub-ons and bling.

The last transparency I cut into a brackety shape and added a bling circle, rub-on word and flower.

The album ends with a picture of old-timey Sophia.

Once everything was complete, I punched holes to the album using my Crop-o-Dile and added 3/4" binder rings to hold it all together, then added scraps of ribbon around the rings to add a little pizazz.
Thanks for visiting!

1 comment:

Kim said...

Oh my goodness, this is just stunning! I love everything you did! Wow! You have been a busy girl! Love it!
Kim xXx