Monday, March 1, 2010

A journaling card mini album...

Good morning! The March kits are up for sale at Jenni Bowlin! Stop by to see what everyone has created so far here in the Mercantile Gallery. Anabelle O'Malley is the guest designer this month and her creations are outta this world! She's one of my favorite designers. There will be more ideas in the gallery on March 10th, so check back!

This kits are totally packed with the new JBS goodies! Here I put the new Springtime journaling cards together with the Homespun journaling cards to create a mini album of our Easter photos from last year! I added 16 little photos from that day and printed them out myself at home. I used Photoshop to resize them about 2.5 inches high to fit nicely on the journaling cards!

To create the green part of the flower, I cut a strip of 12" green cardstock about an inch wide. I punched one side of it with Martha Stewart's Doily Lace Edge punch, then folded it every 1/2 inch or so and twisted it into a circle shape and adhered it down to a circle sticker from the kit. The crepe paper was twisted into a flower and attached on top. It's fun to mix up using the journaling cards as photo holders and for journaling.

I used the chipboard frame on the back page with one of the mini papers. I thought it would give a nice base to my book.

When I put the pages together, I staggered them for a messier look, so you could see all the cute pages sticking out. Then punched them with the Crop-a-dile.

If you'd like to see ALL of the inside pages and photos that were added inside the mini book, go here to my 2 Peas gallery. Just easier for me that way, than to load them all up here again!
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The next page is a birthday page from Kati's 4th birthday last summer. I chose 2 photos that were some of my faves. I wanted to do something fun with the banner pieces, so decided to use them for my journaling. I printed out the journaling on vellum and layered it over the chipboard banners.

Did you notice the title? It's paint! I wanted to try painting my title, like Julie does so well. She really inspires me. I wasn't sure I liked it when I was done, and the OCD in me told me it's crooked and not perfect. It's not centered. But...it was definitely fun to try something new!

The background is an embossed cardstock from the kit. I sprayed it with Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist from my stash and then sanded the raised parts with sandpaper.
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**Update on the CT classes:

The dates are March 19-20, NOT the following weekend. Sorry about the confusion.

Thanks for coming by today,
Danielle

23 comments:

1CardCreator said...

Your mini album is the sweetest! Take care, ~Diane

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous!

milkcan said...

Loving your painted title!

teacher jessy said...

Gorgeous mini album & love how u did the leaves :) Your creations are out of the world too. Love them all!!

Frances said...

Sweet, sweet stuff! I just love your mini-albums and your layout is just precious.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Wow! Your blog is FULL of lovely inspiration and ideas. Adding you to my Google reader right now :) And those pink paper balls at the Melissa Frances booth this past CHA were so pretty!!

Charlene said...

Very cute! I love the was you journaled!

Melonie said...

That mini is darling and I love that LO of Miss Kati. The colors are fantastic. Happy March!! Hopefully Spring will hit NY soon:)

Jen said...

I love both of these!

Judy said...

I have never seen a doily scallop punch. Who makes it? Guess I am way behind. So glad I found you Danielle. I love your work.

Danielle said...

Hi Judy, thanks for your note! I just put a link to the edge punch in my blog post, it is by Martha Stewart. Thanks!
Danielle

ikrinka said...

Very beautifully! An excellent album!

Denise Costa said...

So cute!!!!!
I just love your blog!!!!!
xx

Mara-May* said...

Dani you always create the sweetest things. :)

Kay said...

Goodness! Your mini album is filled with amazingness! And your layout is beautiful with the banners and embossed background paper! Marvelous creations, Dani! ♥♥ Kay

Juliana said...

totally awesome Dani! love that mini!

Erin said...

Loving this mini! Thanks for sharing, bookmarked you over at 2ps too!

Anabelle said...

Love your projects! The mini is beautiful, especially love the flower. And that layout is amazing!

PhotoDivaJ said...

Love how you used the pennants on the layout, what a great and inspirational idea! Beautiful!!

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

totally lovin this little mini - it is so super sweet! and this kit looks so yummy!! thx for the fab inspo girl - smiles, m-

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

Your mini album is beautiful and I love that layout! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting on my JBS Homespun layouts. I love your work! :)

Elizabeth said...

What a pretty album!! Guess what? I created an album too!! Yeah me! Only I cannot show it yet, it's for Bella Blvd. and will be on their blog in April sometime! LOL. But... I bought another album to create from our summer vacation this past summer and I also have a Disney one in the making too {well I just bought supplies I already had the chipboard album}! See.. You inspired me! :)

Hope you have a really great Wednesday!
e.

nailgirl said...

oh the journaling card mini is absolutely beautiful! those jb easter bingo cards are cute and i really liked the "flowers" you made to decorate the front! so creative.