Saturday, January 10, 2009

A New Mini, Plus It's Online Crop Day!

It's the weekend - yeayyyyy!!! And later today is the Crop Suey Online Crop! We are starting at 4pm Central Time and going through the night! We will have games and challenges and prizes! Come on over and join us for some laid-back scrapping fun!

I finished my mini-album last night and am excited to show it to you! There was a recent thread at SiSTV talking about different ideas for storing/displaying your holiday cards, and I was so inspired by nanbhack's pug album, I decided I needed to do something similar to keep our holiday photo and handmade cards in. Here's what I came up with:
I used the SiSTV "Girl Next Door" collection to make it. The covers are chipboard covered with cardstock and that red plaid border is actually packing tape - it comes with the collection! I drew the tree on patterned paper, and used woodgrain contact paper for the trunk.
I used the front of one of our greeting cards for the 2008 divider page,
and a very simple design for the contents - I just backed the cards with cardstock to make a mixed-size mini. That's our card on top. :0)
For the 2007 divider page, I added a pic of Michael and I from Christmas that year, plus my favorite Jenni Bowlin black patterned paper. The red square is a gel sticker that says "Let Christmas happen in your heart." This was so much fun to make, and it will be great to be able to add to it each year!

I've got happy mail coming and I can't wait! Any day now I am expecting my prize from Project Catwalk, my Qtea kit, and my Project 365 kit! I've been stalking the mailbox!

Alrighty then that's about it for this morning, but don't forget to stop over at the Crop Suey blog/forum this afternoon/evening for some fun! See you there!

7 comments:

Nat said...

such cool mini book idea ! Love it!

luv2scrapmilestones said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhh your mini is so awesome --- love all the goodies that you included -- so so perfect!

lauren said...

What an adorable mini albuM!!

Rachel said...

Fabulous mini- it is so adorable :)

Amanda said...

Great mini. Very cute.

Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

This is a WONDERFUL idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing. (I pasted the link from Becky Higgins' blog, BTW...I'm not a stalker...!)

mom2triplets04 said...

Love your idea of making a mini album with the cards. I so need to do something with mine. thanks for sharing.