Monday, February 17, 2014

You Are Here Mini Album

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! We are still on Spring Break until tomorrow, and today, we're finally having a thaw. Woo hoo! I cannot WAIT for spring!



This week on the Glitz blog, we're sharing daily life projects. I have been wanting to make a mini album with some photos I took one day last September, and I decided this week's theme worked well for a mini. As a warning, this is a photo-heavy post!

Here's the cover:


You Are Here Mini Album


I'm not sure what I was thinking...a hybrid mini was a ridiculous amount of work. ha ha I love how it turned out, though! I mostly used the Finnley digital collection, although I also used elements from the Color Me Happy, the new Black and White, and the Wild and Free collections. Most of the papers and elements were altered, such as the geotag on the cover (I removed the background on the Color Me Happy journaling card and layered it over a Finnley patterned paper before printing). 

Here's a close-up:

You Are Here Mini Album


I die-cut the tags on my Cameo, embossed them, and arranged them so the album would read vertically. I'm showing you the side-by-sides, although they are really top and bottom.

Here are the first pages:

You Are Here Mini Album

I went a little more masculine on the pages with my little guy. The calendar and alphabet journaling cards are from the Finnley collection.

Here's a close-up:

You Are Here Mini Album


Here are the next pages:


You Are Here Mini Album


For these pages, I obviously went more girly. The "you will always be my sunshine" is a journaling card from Color Me Happy. I traced it in the Silhouette program and die-cut it on Finnley paper. The gorgeous flowers are from Finnley, and the cool scribble paper is from the new Black and White papers.

Here's a close-up:


You Are Here Mini Album


Here are the next pages:


You Are Here Mini Album


I struggled with these pages and ended up redoing them completely. I removed the background of the Wild and Free "gotcha" journaling card and layering it over Finnley papers. I also die-cut the circles and used the negative to make a banner.

Here's a close-up:

You Are Here Mini Album


Here are my last pages:

You Are Here Mini Album


I took a pocket protector and made a shaker card out of it with punched stars. For the "you are loved" strip, I again removed the background and layered it over Finnley paper. 

Here's the pocket:


You Are Here Mini Album


I used a journaling card and fussy cut some flowers to pop up over the photo. The flowers don't line up exactly (they are two different elements), but I kind of liked that look. I layered the photo over tissue paper to lessen the journaling lines...I'm addicted to tissue paper lately. ;) 

Here's a close-up:

You Are Here Mini Album


Phew! Still with me?

I wanted to pass along that Glitz is having a month-long challenge where you play along with our weekly themes. The prizes are awesome! It's a great way to win the new collections. You can find the details HERE. You can also enter to win a full Black and White digital collection HERE

Thanks for looking! Have a great week!


Supplies
Cardstock: (white) PTI
Digital elements: (Finnley collection, Black and White paper pack 2, Black and White element pack 2, Color Me Happy element pack 1, Color Me Happy element pack 2, Wild and Free element pack 1, Wild and Free element pack 2) Glitz Design
Fibers: (twine) May Arts
Embellishments: (wood veneer) Studio Calico; (resin flower, arrow wood veneer) Freckled Fawn; (flower sequin) Lawn Fawn; (red sequin) Neat & Tangled; (stick pin) BasicGrey; (doily) Wilton; (flair) Two Peas in a Bucket; (pocket protector) Simple Stories
Stamp: (date stamp) American Crafts
Dies: (tags) Silhouette America; (heart) Simon Says Stamp); (Circles Die Cover Plate) Papertrey Ink
Punch: (star Punch Around the Page) Martha Stewart


12 comments:

  1. This is a WOW mini-album! What a great idea to chronicle a day, and I think the best use I've seen of a geotag!

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  2. OH, Jocelyn! This is fab! I LOVE this little album-- love the white with the bold colors and designs! AMAMAMAMAZING:) You always knock my socks off <3

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    1. I should explain-- I love the white tags with those patterned papers! The white makes the colors and designs pop! LOVE it! I really should get some of those papers :)

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  3. Pure gorgeousness! Your layers are amazing! Love the pics too:) The littles are adorable!

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  4. This is gorgeous, Jocelyn! I love every page and you should make more, even though they're a lot of work. ;) The photos made me smile!

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  5. This mini is amazing....and the fact that it is hybrid makes it even MORE so! SO much work put into it...awesome job girl!!

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  6. So gorgeous!! I loveeeeee the colors!!!

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  7. This book is pure Jocelyn-gorgeousness at it's best! The only thing missing is a photo of you.

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  8. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely adorable!!! This is so along the lines of what I want to start doing more of too. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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