Four Seasons, Four Sentiments

A lady asked me to create four double-layout cards for her, one for each season. She also provided me with four seasonal sentiments to incorporate. What a fun challenge that proved to be! šŸ™‚

I also used four brands by the way, so I really saw all four šŸ˜ŽĀ corners of my craft supply room. Here’s the collections I used:

  • Spring: Graphic 45, Time to Flourish
  • Summer: Kaisercraft, Fly Free
  • Autumn: Bo Bunny, Autumn Song
  • Winter: Studiolight, Frozen Forest

Let me know what you think!

 

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Layout in Altered Frame: Your Guiding Hand (about my dad)

Here’s my very first framed layout, which I created in memory of my father. In this season of Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for who he was all through my life.

I bought an Artemio 12×12 scrapbook frame, glued one of Bo Bunny’sĀ gorgeousĀ Autumn SongĀ design paper sheets to its back, and got to work. I used several extras of the collection, like brads, pearl & bling stickers, trinkets, die-cuts, chipboard stickers etc. I also used some flowers from my stash, and a lot of cute autumn decorative pieces that I found in one of our home & garden shops.

I took care to include things my father loved: a sparrow, a bird’s nest, several butterflies, a cute little cartoonesk squirrel, flowers and lots of bright and warm colors.

The picture is very special to me, for it’s kind of a family moment even though it’s just my father. For my father and I were sitting outside, having some quality time while drinking a cup of coffee at one of the lunch rooms in the city I live in, and when I took this picture he was on the phone with my mom. So in a sense, we were all together, the three of us šŸ™‚

Enjoy the video!

 

 

WonderFall – a 42-Layout Cinch Mini!

Remember the little autumn-themed ultra mini album I showed youĀ a couple of blog posts ago? I had created itĀ with the leftover scraps of a larger, regular-sized mini album that I was working on. Well, I’veĀ finished that oneĀ and I’m very happy to shareĀ the results! šŸ™‚

This 6×6 mini album is Cinch-bound, itĀ has TEN page assemblies with 42 (!) photo layouts, a lot of diecuts by me, plus a lot of extra embellishments. The page construction was very very simple, so I’ve incorporated a short page tutorial as well.

The paper collection I used is Autumn Song by Bo Bunny – of which I totally forgot to film a walkthrough beforeĀ I started the project, but there’s a link to Amazon below should you be interested in this collection, which is absolutely gorgeous and perfectĀ for this time of year!

This mini album is all about Shalem, my French lop who passed away two years ago. So I decoratedĀ the front cover of the album with a pictureĀ of him, but before I had the photo printed, I did some digital editing first! I cut Shalem from his original background (the grass in my garden) and then pasted him into a fantasy fall landscape that I found on the internet somewhere. In the lower right corner I digitally wrote his name and dates of birth/death. So before we go to the video, here’s a close-up of the album’s front cover:

So enjoy the video and please leave a comment to let me know what you think! Also, click theĀ LikeĀ buttonā€¦. šŸ˜‰

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Autumn Time Ultra Mini Album (with pictures!) + page tutorial

Hi guys & gals!

Well, you’re here, atĀ the final part ofĀ September Mini Album MonthĀ on my blog!Ā (which simply meansĀ I uploaded a mini album video every Sunday this September, instead of the usual once a month). In case you missed the other three, just start here and work your way back up to here šŸ˜‰

This ultra mini album is a bit smaller than the other ultra minis I’ve created so far. It’s completely of my own design – a design that isĀ actually so simple that I included a short but sufficient tutorial in the video below.

What was new for me was the layout technique: I filled the mini album with pictures, then added all kinds of cuteness likeĀ diecuts, brads, dimensional stickers etc. So hardly any interaction, no pockets, no tags – instead, lots of embellishments and decorations, on a foundation of Bo Bunny’s gorgeous Autumn Song collection.

Since this is the final part of Mini Album Month, I also included an overview of all four mini album projects of this month. I really enjoyed showing you a mini album every week, and I really hope you did too! šŸ™‚