Thursday, March 29, 2012

What I've Been Up To

 While checking out blogs, I noticed that my poor blog has been neglected.  Only 11 posts for the entire year!  So sad.  So I'm gonna try to start posting more regularly- just hope I can keep it up. It's not that I've not been crafting, I have, just mostly working on Sister Stamps samples, which I post on that blog.  But sometimes its fun to take a break and do some other non-Sister Stamps projects too.

While blogging and YouTubing, I came across a tutorial that I've always wanted to try.  I've seen several versions, in various sizes, but pretty much the same concept of a Waterfall Mini Scrapbook.  I am not that big a fan of the regular waterfall card, but for some reason, the mini album version appealed to me.

I was so happy when the Doodlbug order arrived at Island Scrapbooking.  Their new lines are so darn cute, I couldn't help myself!  I just love new spring line and knew I wanted to incorporate it into my mini.  Here's the cover.. Decided to use the bird and tree house as the focal point.  Punched the lattice fence with my MS punch and layed it over the photo mat.  I didn't know what photo to put yet, so I used some removeable adhesive so that I could tuck the photo in when I'm ready.

When you open the mini, it looks like a regular book, but you can see the tab on the far right, which will tell you or the recipient to "pull me"!  

When you start pulling, this is what it will look like- I used other papers from this line for each page.  The nice thing about these papers is that they are 2 sided, so you can use both sides of the page for your photos or journaling.  Once I add in my photos, I'll add more embellishments from the same line like flowers, buttons, and cardstock stickers.

 As you can see, the pages start to get smaller and smaller towards the end.  You could also position it so that you flip the cover open up and pull the tab down instead of having the pull tab on the right.

Well, hope you like my project!  I'm having so much fun making mini albums!  I have more to come- just need to get photos taken and then I can share.  Later alligator!


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Super nice and so colorful. ki

Amy said...

Don'tcha just love that new Doodlebug paper?! Love this mini that you made with it... super cute Jenny! :)

Leanne said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Those papers are so cute and bright. I can't wait to see what else you've been up to.

Linda said...

VERY nice chicky! Can you do a YT video tut please? :-) I'm just jealous ... hahahaha! xoxo, Kimmie

Loves Happy Hour said...

this is very clever and really cute!!