Friday, June 1, 2012

FRIENDS WITH FLAIR FRIDAY


I thought I would share a pocket mini-album I made for an anniversary gift.  We will be out of town when they celebrate, so I thought I would make a mini-album for them to put some of the photos from their anniversary celebration in .  The album measures 6" x 6" and Cat from Cat's Creations Scrapbooks taught me how to make these cute little pocket albums.  Fun & easy!  I used the photo from the anniversary celebration invitation on the cover of the album.  I used a gold notary seal sticker with the number 50 stamps from the Liz Hicks alphabet stamp set that was a SMAK kit add-on and is now available for purchase on its own--love this set!


Each page has a pocket with tags in it and a journaling block on the pocket.  The tags are for the photos and then they can write who is in the photos on the journaling block.  I was going to link where the journaling stamps are, but most of them are from older kits of the month. I did find the ones on the bottom 2 pages:  the one on the left is from the "Throughout all Generations" and the one on the right is from the "Confession I Love Unity" kit (and I do love Unity!).  I'm thinking that the adore and moment journaling blocks would make great itty bitty stamps---hint, hint!!!  However, Unity has a wealth of journaling blocks that are currently available that could be used.  I am currently a SMAK kit of the month member so my regular kits of the month are a little older...but I love them!  Just don't have the money or room to get both kits of the month.  Currently going to have to buy ANOTHER bin to store my Unity stamps in....yes, I have a HUGE collection.  This will be bin #4---these bins are file crates --- YIKES!!!!   Just purchased more panels to store the stamps on as well.   The paper is from an old BoBunny collection--love it for wedding and anniversary pages and the journaling blocks and tags are on Astroparch cardstock. I used my Cinch to bind the album...love this machine!   The tape on the edges is from 7 gypsies and Magic Mesh dots.  I used Adirondack ink for the stamping and black soot Distress Ink for the distressing.  The ribbons are attached using my Tiny Attacher, the ribbons are from miscellaneous sources, and I used a Fiskars punch to cut the corners on the tags. 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Friends With Flair blog hop.  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some Unity goodness.  The winners will be announced on the Unity blog on Monday. 

18 comments:

Ruby said...

Fantastic work. Love what you have done on this album.

Kary said...

What a lovely album!! Love the idea and great job!!

Sandy Trefger said...

Gorgeous mini album! And a wonderful gift idea! I like how you added their photo from the invitation. I so relate to the Unity Stamp club thing. I need more storage boxes for mine so I decided to drop the club for awhile.

Linda said...

how nice this is Gorgeous mini album! looks great.

JPScraps said...

The mini is beautiful. I love the pocket pages

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thud! This is so beautiful! Love the pull out tags!

Crystal said...

Your mini-album is gorgeous and looks like it was so much fun to make! I hear ya on the Unity addiction, it's so easy to have an addiction when they keep coming out with more and more amazing stamps!

Emily H said...

Oh wow! Thanks for sharing! This is absolutely fabulous!

Julie Odil said...

This is a great album. Love what you did with it.

Eva said...

Your mini album is stunning!

Tonya H said...

This is beautiful. Fabulous gift idea. So creative. Love it!

jennifer mitten said...

Marilyn, your album is stunning! I love all the stamps you used and your friends will loe this!

Emily Keaton said...

This album is absolutely amazing! I really like all the pockets and tags you made. Great project!

Pryn said...

Hi Marilyn :) I remember you from back at our Simply Scrapping Crafts days! Your album is stunning!!! I love all of the layers and how smoothly you worked those stamps into your page designs! Awesome work!

Scrapper Myra said...

Nice album. And you achieved the look. Thanks for sharing.

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous work! Love your mini-album

Valerie said...

Very nice album Marilyn! I like how you incorporated the invitation on the album! They will LOVE it! You are so thoughtful!

Rita Barakat said...

WHat a beautiful album!!!!