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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Memories of Fall...

One thing I love about scrapbooking is
how it lets us preserve any memory anytime of the year.
I can scrapbook my photos from
summer vacation and feel the warmth of my memories
right in the middle of winter!  Love that!
And one thing about mini albums that I love
is the feeling of "completion"
that I get when I put one together.
My photos are in an album!  Done!
LOVE that!

This adorable mini album shares memories
of an annual trip to a local beloved crafting town.
I used the Designer Series Paper
"Autumn Meadows" by Stampin' Up!!
I believe I will be ordering yet another pack of this paper
before the Hoilday Mini Catalog retires (January 5, 2010.)
LOVE it!!!

This is the first time I used my
Serif Essentials Alphabet
with my Big Shot.
Can I just say... LOOOOOVE it too!
Just look how adorable these alphabet dies
made the "LOVE" here on the front of my album!
The Full Heart Punch was used
to create each of the hearts in this album.
Most were punched from the DSP
and some were punched from card stock.

It's a bit difficult to see my button
but if you know the
Designer Latte Buttons,
you know the teeny flower is very shiney or glossy.
I wanted my button to match the "weathered" look
of my Autumn Meadows DSP.
So I simply ran it across my sanding block a couple times
and voila!... a vintage button for my album!


One of my absolute fav stamp sets is
"Forest Friends!"
It just looks so cute with just about any project!
To get the same "weathered" look on my card stock
as there is on my DSP,
I used my Stampin' Sponges to burnish some ink
and my Color Spritzer to spritz on some specks.

Of course, no project is complete without ribbon!
I simply tucked some beneath a few hearts
as well as adding some to a photo
for the finishing touches.

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Paper Snips
Cutter Kit
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1 comment:

ellie said...

You won't believe this! I was shopping today and nearly bought a mini-album "kit" because it was on sale and I always think the ones other people do (ahem) are too doggone cute for words....but I totally chickened out and put it back...then, I come home and read this post....now I regret putting it back! hehehe This is so sweet...that little bitsy owl and tree (I love it!)...and of course, the dear Dear....xoxo