I used to belong to a yahoo group that was for scrapbooking swaps. I really enjoyed it. Then it just stopped after last Christmas with no explanation. So I was invited to join a mini album group where they do swaps. I had never done a mini album but I thought it was worth a try.
Our project was to make a 5×7 page to fit on a hinge album. Good thing for YouTube so I could see what a hinge album was. The theme was Christmas. Since Christmas is my favorite time of the year I had plenty of scrapbook paper to do this page.
This is how my page turned out.
The front of the page. I wish you could see the glitter. It is so much nicer when you can see it in person. If you double click on the photo you can enlarge it and then you can see the glitter much better.
The inside of the front page. I included a waterfall set of mats and a beautiful glittered candle on the other side.
The inside with the flap open. Here you can see there is a picture matt in the middle and tags for pictures or journaling on the inside flap.
The back of the page. The glitter ribbon is made for a picture to slide under.
From the pictures you can see a green tab. This pulls out into a file folder.
The inside of the folder. The tree is all decked out in glitter ornaments. The presents are tucked in and can be used as journaling tags. A picture can be placed on the folder behind the presents.
The outside of the folder. Two matts to add pictures that will slide in behind the glitter ribbon.
I like the way it turned out and will have to try making more of these for myself. Glad I joined this group. Anyone else want to join? I sure am having fun!
Last day of the month. Where did the time go? This will be the first year in 25 years that I am not taking my kids out trick-or-treating. So instead, I made treat bags and boxes for my co-workers.
The patterns are from My Scrap Chick. Had lots of fun making them.
Winnie the Pooh is such a loveable little bear. When I joined a Disney swap I knew that Pooh was the one I wanted to do. I have had this cricut cartridge since it came out and it gave me the perfect opportunity to play with it.
The swap needed to have a character at least 5 inches tall, a title, and a journaling box. I just had to add the sign.
Hi everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve been here.
I have been busy making titles for a few swaps that I am in. I really enjoy these swaps as I get to see the talents of others.
The first title I did was for a Grandparent’s Theme using primary colors.
I sprayed it with iridescent glitter dust, but you can’t see it. Too bad. It really adds a charm to the piece.
Next, I made a title for the theme Friendship Day with neutral colors. I am not sure that I used neutral colors, but that is really hard to do when you use flowers. And I really like the flowers so I kept them on the piece.
I also used a gold glitter dust on this one. You can see this a little bit better than the other one, it just doesn’t glitter in this picture as well as it does in person.
Finally, I did titles for National Dog and National Cat Day using the colors brown, yellow, red and green. I have 5 dogs so this one was no problem. I’m sure I will have no problem using the pieces that I get from this swap with all the pictures my daughter, Lucy, takes of her dog. The cat on the other hand, well, we don’t have any, but my good friend Lynda loves cats and I’m sure she can find some pictures to go with this swap. She will be surprised when I give it to her.
All of the title patterns are from Miss Kate Cutables. I just love her diecuts. The swaps are due at the end of the month so I got my titles done in plenty of time. Hope the others are hard at work on theirs.