Thursday, July 17, 2014

Exploding Fire Cracker Box

 Lol ... I thought I wrote the pattern for this album a year ago ... turns out I only made the cover page and forgot about the tutorial, so ... here it is!  This is different exploding box pattern from the mailbox or vintage camera pattern.  In a set, however, they'd make two great firework decorations!  Here is the link to the tutorial on my website.  And, here is the link to the you tube video showing the project.  I enjoy pulling these out every year to decorate my home as well as enjoy and reminisce in the memories they hold.  Happy Independence Celebrations this month!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Let's Boogie Mini Album

Last year I saw Laura Denison's "Surf's Up" beach house on you tube and knew it would be perfect to hold the 500+ pictures I took of my family at the beach that summer.  Here is the link to Laura's pattern.  I used  BoBunny "Key Lime" Collection.  I used a 6x6 stack and a couple sheets of the 12 x 12 to make the beach house and the album, along with coordinating cardstocks.  I finished the beach house last summer, but knew there wasn't enough room in the mini album pattern for my pictures.  Finally, I was inspired to create this album which holds over 100+ photos, most of them 4 x 6!  Here is the link to my pattern on my website.  And here is the link to the you tube video showing my album.  As soon as I was done taking these photos, I loaded my album with all those fun pictures and I love it!  Remember: life is better at the beach!

Load your album with horizontal 4 x 6 photos or in the  place of 4 x 6 photos, use 3 x 4 vertical photos to fill the space.



Also load these books with journaling and more pictures.

The 'drop' on the 'wave circle was an accident.  I applied stickles glitter, let it dry, then glossy accents and walked away.  When I came back the glossy accents had pooled in one spot and dried, forming a 'droplet of water!'  It looks amazing!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Easel Album(s)

Happy 4th of July everyone!  Here is this months you tube video with a free tutorial on how to make an easel album.  It can be made for any occassion and is quite fun and easy.  Here I have made one for this holiday.

Here is another I made to help me keep track of the days.