Monday, March 3, 2014

Make it a mini...

*Edited to add a winner!
Diane Sims! Please email me with your mailing address: dflanders71@hotmail.com.

Those of you who know me know I love making mini albums. There's just something so special about them. I grabbed a couple of the February kits over at Scraptastic (Feel Again and Feel Again add-on), which is what this is made of. Have you heard of Scraptastic? I hadn't until a short while ago. BUT, wow....I am soooo impressed with their kits! It was packed with stuff, and most of it very much my style.

One of my favorite things about the kits were all the embellishments...the wood veneers, the stickers, the Elle's Studio tags, the enamel hearts and arrows, tickets, acetate pieces, etc. So much to play with! The embellishments are my favorite part, because these are what you can layer and create interest with!

For some of the background pages, I used white cardstock and embossed it with Maggie Holmes' new Doily Embossing Folder by Crate Paper. I also watercolored a few pages.

I'll show you some of the inside.
I couldn't resist using these cute little tags and journaling cards by Elle's Studio in the kit...

I've added some vellum banners on this page, along with some Echo Park stickers, heart wood veneer, and a heart enamel shape, all in the kit (except the vellum)!

Another view...(this is my favorite page, I think!) Those Echo Park - Head Over Heels stickers are to die for. :) The gray, red and white look so pretty with the wood, and the "stitched" look to the stickers are so cozy.
On the next page, I inserted more of the Elle Studio's goodies. I stapled a clear acetate heart over the top. I think it was in the Fancy Pants pkg in the kit.

This is a watercolor page I made myself. To get this teal, I mixed blue and green. Little blobs of water formed on the edges, but I left them that way to dry (didn't wipe it off) and love how it looks!

On page four, I have added a little bag with a tag tucked inside for journaling. The "always" is a rub on that I added to the bag. The heart is stapled on just so it can tuck right over the edge of the bag and hold the tag from falling into the bag...kind of like a little clip!

More Elle's Studio tags...gosh, how I love her stuff. Perfect for adding a photo or journaling right here. And I love that typewriter font. I really need to order more of her products to have on hand.

Another watercolor page I made. On this one, I added the "love" rub on after it was dry, also in the kit. The rub ons are by Studio Calico.

This one is simple with an embossed background, a sticker and an acetate heart from Fancy Pants that I trimmed off and stapled.
Just stapled on a few of the acetate hearts to this one, a tab and a wooden heart finish off the page. I added some twine from my stash.
The "my dear" ephemera with a little heart sticker finishes this round tag nicely, and that's all it needed. Behind it is another page that I watercolored and added a Fancy Pants ticket.



On this page, I stamped the heart stamps from Scraptastic in the kit onto vellum and embossed them.

Ok, well I think you get the gist of this amazing kit!



You might be wondering why I didn't add pics of my own inside the album...I was thinking it's been a long, long time since I've done a giveaway, and I'd love to send this mini album to one of my readers. Would you be interested? If so, leave me a note below! Thank you so much for being a blog reader and supporter of mine! :)

56 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

OMG. Me! ME!!! Please send it to meeeeee!!! This is amazing and I love it so much!!!!!!

*composes self*

That kit was definitely made for you Danielle. And what you created with it is simply breathtaking. I wish I could create like you!!

Luanne said...

I too love minis and this is an adorable one! Thanks for offering a giveaway!

kat78 said...

I'd still LOVE IT!...because I've got a little secret...

Kathy Mc said...

No need to enter me in your contest, Danielle, but I wanted you to know how beautiful your album is. Praise The Lord for the good news about your Dad's health scare!

Cathy said...

simply amazing! Love the layers, love the water colors...gorgeous project!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful mini album! I would love to have it! :))

Lisa Houpt

Nancy Guse said...

Danielle, I love how light and airy your projects are, all the layers and soft colors! Simply amazingly beautiful!! Someone is going to be super lucky, thanks for the chance!!

Donna said...

LOVE this! Its gorgeous. Interested? You bet I am!!! And now I'm off to scraptastic.............thanks!!

Angelica said...

Haven't got into minis but this looks great.

Jessie said...

Danielle first so glad your Dad's lump checked out well!! Second love love this little book! Love all you do! Thanks for sharing!!

Angelica said...

Haven't got into minis but this is darn cute

Angelica said...

Love the mini

Stacey Schafer said...

I'm in love with this! If I ever get to stamp with you again, let's make a mini!

DanaKirby said...

Wow, I love this little scrapbook. Just perfect! Thanks for a chance to win.

Debbie Pereira said...

Wow Danielle! I love this mini...just like I love the rest of your work. Thanks for providing your readers with so much inspiration!

Chaitali Narla said...

Soooo awesome!!! Would be an absolute honor to get it! Very very beautiful indeed!

Susangail Powell said...

WOW!! Everything about this 'mini' screams perfection to the 'max'! I love the freshness that this mini has. You are very talented Danielle! :)

Rebecca Ednie said...

Your album is lovely! I'd be honored to win it!

:: Lindy :: said...

Oh my, oh my! This is out of this world! I just love your style!!!

Peggy Joyce said...

such a unique look....it's really stunning.

Stella said...

This mini album took my breath away. Gorgeous!!

Irit Landgraf said...

That mini album is just gorgeous! I got to your blog through the Scraptastic FB members group, and I really love your style. I've subscribed to Scraptastic in January, and I'm just loving the kits. Hope you'll share more if you get future kits:)

Kathleen said...

This mini album is absolutely stunning!! All those little bits and pieces, I'm in love!! Thanks so much for a chance to win this beauty!

Janet said...

I love mini-albums too. They are a great way to use up my stash, can be as big or small as I want, and make unique, personalized gifts. I'm going to remember this one because of your signature, simple style. I tend to use patterned papers, but I love the simplicity using white. So even if I don't win, I've won!

Michelle said...

I hope your Dad is doing ok.

I have been following your blog, oogling over all of your gorgeous projects for a long time. You never cease to amaze me. This is just fantastic!

Sherly said...

Love the colors and the them "love" we all need
to spread some love this mini and your giveaway does just that. If we all spread some love this world would be a better place.
thanks,
Sherly

Reusing with Quilling said...

Each of its page is fantastic..loved it !

diane sims said...

OMG! absolutely would LOVE it! I have always wanted to make one of these sweet albums but wanted to see one up close before I jumped in, you do fabulous work, just like the new pocket albums yours is divine!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I just love your mini albums, Danielle! This one looks fabulous!

Karen Beldon said...

Oh My gosh that is SO sweet and generous of you to give away this most lovely little mini album!!! You are so talented...what a prize to win! :) Also, hope you are enjoying CO...did you settle in the Highlands Ranch area? That is where I am at, and funny enough, I know Wida that you did a card crafting day with a while back. :) Would love to meet you sometime! ~Karen Beldon

Mira said...

Yay!! This is amazing!! Pick me pick me!! :D
I love Your works!!

Michelle said...

That is the most darling little mini album! So very sweet!

Ginnie said...

Ohh, my heart! I've neve seen such a beautiful mini album before. I must get it. :-)

Denisse said...

Oh my gosh!!! I would be beyond excited to win any of your beautiful creations!!

trt1103 said...

You are giving this away?! Oh my gracious! You should really do a mini book class at Big Picture Classes. I would sign up in an instant! Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful mini! I love it!

cm said...

A gorgeous mini album, Danielle, and one that anyone would delight in receiving! How generous you are! I'd love to see a tutorial on how you make your albums; they are simply divine!
c

Lynn said...

Such a cute mini album! I have been an admirer of yours for a long time. I love your work!

Lynn said...

You are so talented! Thanks for the chance to win this super cute album!

Roxann said...

What beautiful work you do. So inspiring! Thank you for the giveaway.

Ohana in Bend said...

what beautiful embellishments, i can see why you were so excited. i'm going to look them up online, love what you made with the kits combined and would love to win it. thanks!

Anonymous said...

WOWWWZZAAA~ DANIELLE!!!
AnnaD :)

Meghan said...

Your generosity is only exceeded by your design talent! This is gorgeous!

Wida said...

swoon, I adored every.single.page. and all the trendy finishes!

Σοφία said...

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roseland Talley said...

Love it!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Oh, how beautiful is this album! Love it! What an honor it would be to add my photos to one of your albums!

Thank you very the generous giveaway Danielle!

hugs...

Karen said...

So many amazing details in this mini! It took me two viewings to just begin to see the possibilities. Every page is a delight!

Pat j said...

Oh what an awesome thing to give away!

jbonomo said...

What an inspiring mini! thank you for sharing this little gem and turning me onto Scraptastic.

Jill said...

W-wow, Danielle! You have such an incredible eye for detail and color. This mini-album confirms that!

Karey said...

So kind of you to give your project away. I also would love to receive it. Thanks for adding my name in.

Alanna said...

WOW. This is amazing and such a great album. I'd love to take it off your hands. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a sweet mini!

taniscrap said...

It's perhaeps to late to participate? I'm discovering your blog and I'm fall in love... of your creation.

Dido said...

Lovely sweet mini, thanks for all the pics and inspiration...Di

sandy said...

Danielle, I love love love your taste. Everything you do is always amazing. This is such a beautiful collection!!! I would just love to have it.