7/17/2013

A Little Bit of Sweetness


I have fallen IN LOVE with Authentique's new "Sweetness" collection! When I first saw it, I knew I had to dig up as many pics of my daughter eating ice cream as I could find. There weren't many, but I made it work! 

Along with this beautiful paper, Imagine Crafts Creative Medium and Memento & Versamark inks go hand in hand! Let me show yo uhow!

I started out with this Maya Road Shipping Tag album. It's a really nice heavy chipboard and comes with a binding ring attached to the top. 

Glue your papers to the album pages (front and back).

Cut your pages out. I use a razor knife for precision. 

Sand the edges. You can also ink the edges if you want, I left them plain, I liked the rough look from sanding.

I decided to try something with this album that I've never tried before.... I added some Creative medium (in Sparkle) to all of m pages. This just gives an extra protective coat as well as a nice shimmer (goes really well with this paper!)

Once all of the pages are covered with Creative Medium and dried, you can attach the ring and start to embellish. 

I took some of the little cardstock die cuts and also covered them with Creative Medium. I just like the added protection that it gives, especially on the embellishments that I would be putting on the cover. 

For the rest of the embellishments, I used Memento and VersaMagic inks to add a pop of color to the edges.

And Viola! There you have it, my super sweet mini album! 

Another cool tip with this album... I completed it by only using 3 of the 12x12 double sided papers from this collection along with the 12x12 Enhancements sheet and Components die cuts. I hate to have large scraps, so I used it all up! 

I added photos of my daughter from over the years, this one is one of my favorites. I printed all of the photos in Sepia just to match the vintage look of the paper. 

Here's a peek at the entire album.






How could I not resist adding the oh so popular "Keep Calm" sign to the back? It was the perfect finishing touch!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Products Used:
Imagine Crafts- Creative Medium- Sparkle, Memento- Angel Pink, VersaMagic- Aquatic Splash
Authentique Paper- "Sweetness" Collection
Maya Road- Shipping Tag Mini Album
May Arts- Ribbon
Petaloo- Flowers & Trims
ZVA- Creative Bling

8 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

This is so so stinkin' cute, Emily!

ocbrandy said...

Sweet perfection! :)

Sandra Smith said...

Love this adorable and sweet mini album! It's perfect for pictures of sweet Reagan.

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Adorable!!!

Barb Wagar said...

I love your tag album. It's adorable! :) Love ribbons!

Janis said...

What a sweet album. Thanks for the helpful tips and techniques. Love the look!!
<3 J

Lynn said...

This is just the most adorable mini!!! I loved every page of it!! Awesome work!

Cindy said...

So stinkin' cute! Love this mini!

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