Monday, February 27, 2012

Jada and Chloe

I'm the girl who never wins anything. So, imagine my surprise when I won two things in one week! I received a wonderful kit from both Wilna and Keshet. I couldn't wait to use both kits and I was lucky enough to be able to use both on a cute little mini album. I had been wanting to scrap these pictures for a long time but I just couldn't find a real reason to scrap a full 12x12 layout. So, a mini was a fun way to scrap them separately.


Studio Calico - Classic Calico - Letterset, Studio Calico - Elementary - Atmosphere,  Studio Calico - Elementary - Harper's Rule, Studio Calico - Farmer's Market, American Crafts - CHAP - Jim, American Crafts - CHAP - Richard, My Mind's Eye - Good Day Sunshine - Sunny Stripes, October Afternoon - Boarding Pass - Chip 'n Stick, October Afternoon - Campfire Word Stickers, October Afternoon - Farmhouse Word Stickers, October Afternoon - Sidewalks Word Stickers, October Afternoon - 5 & Dime Label Stickers, October Afternoon - Modern Homemaker Label Stickers, October Afternoon - Cherry Hill Cardstock Stickers, October Afternoon - Farmhouse - Journal Cards, October Afternoon - Boarding Pass - Miscellany, 3L - 3D Foam Squares, The Cinch Binding Tool

Since both prize kits had lots of papers and embellishments with the same color theme, I was able to mix-and-match them along with some of my own stash. I have tons of October Afternoon stickers that I never seem to use up. I just use a couple of favorites and then put the rest away. It was a blast being able to pull them all out again. I felt like I was getting new stuff all over again.


Since each of the tabs came from a different collection, they all had different fonts. I actually loved them so much more because of it. They really gave a personal touch to the mini. And surprisingly, the colors all tied into my main paper and made it feel very cohesive. I also found a little trick to sewing in a mini. If you sew on the paper before you attach it to the main book, then you won't have stitching that shows through to the next page.






This mini was so easy to make. I tried not to embellish too much and instead let the papers speak for themselves. They're so bright and busy. Thanks to Wilna and Keshet for their wonderful gifts. They were so awesome and spot on for what I wanted to do. It's too bad that some of this stuff has been discontinued. I would've loved to pick some more back up. Well, I'm in the middle of two more projects for 'ya. Can't wait to share them with you all and hopefully you'll join me for more fun!


14 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

congrats on your winnings and that mini is just way too cute!

Danielle said...

Cute mini! Adorable photos of your pups!

NinaSt said...

This mini is amazing! Love it!

Sara said...

Very cute mini! Love the tabs. Congrats on winning two prizes. Fun! :)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Adorable mini!
Congratulations on your wins :)

soapHOUSEmama said...

how adorable is that??? love it!

Tina said...

Awww... I love to see dog projects. I am really loving this mini - so adorable and very creative! Thank you so much for sharing!

Erica said...

Very cute!

Sarah Hurley said...

adorable pics and a great album!

Sarah x

Tanya Ham said...

Love! Love! Love!
Super cute papers, puppies and mini!! Awesome job! :)

Heidi said...

What a fun mini book! Nicely done.

Tiffany said...

Fantastic mini album

Johanna said...

Congrats!!! This mini is beautiful!

Keshet said...

Absolutely love what you did! Blog winnings are too fun, aren't they?