Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Two More Mini's to share

I have been a busy scrapper lately!  I've been in some wonderful swaps lately, all of them due to be mailed on February 25th.  Unfortunately, due to winter storms and me being sick for a few days, my mini's didn't go postal as expected.  Both of these albums went out just a short time ago and are now on their way to new destinations! 

The heart-shaped mini is for Kathrin F over at Life on the Scrap Beach for the TWS (Trade Wind Scrappers) Mini Album Swap.  These swaps are monthly except for the summer months.  Each month has a different theme and you're given a partner to mail the finished mini to.  Kathrin lives in France and the paper line I used suited her, I think.  It's by Making Memories and it's called "Je t'adore".  I absolutely LOVE this paper!  No matter how hard I try, though, my mini's cannot come out sleek and slim.  They're always bulky and full of embellishments.  I guess I do it this way because that's how I like my mini's--chock full of scrappin' goodness!

Here's the video of the Love Mini for Kathrin.  I can't seem to find the photos in My Pictures. 

Below are pictures of the Travelogue Mini that I just mailed out today to Natalie.  We have 6 ladies in the group including me, each one of us having a different theme.  My theme is "An Artistic Self Portrait".  Most of the papers are Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante.  I won't see the completed Travelogue for about 6 months.
Cover of Travelogue

                           Inside of the front cover.  This is the Welcome letter that should be included in each travelogue.
The Instruction Page--this is obviously the page in which I explain to the other girls what type of album it is, what they should do (colors, etc) and my expectations of the album.

Each travelogue has a one or two page layout created first by the 'author' of the album and then she includes blank pages for the other participants to use.  This layout is my way of showing that I love to create with alot of vintage style items.  I'm in love with anything vintage.  The photo is of me taken when I was in my early 20's at a fair.  It was taken in one of those 'antique photo' booths. 

A close up of the handmade rose which is glimmer misted.  I used an old key, vintage style buttons, Prima flowers, stick pin, Tim Holtz gears and Adage ticket.

Above is the right side of my two page layout.  I was inspired by the lady and used this sheet as the focal point.  I added black feathers for her wings and also used a glaze on the hat and all the clock pieces to give them shine.  I added roses that are glimmer misted in gold, added an antique button, a TH adage ticket, TH gears, Prima flowers and keys.  I created a pocket to hold 2 tags that tell my 'story' of why I create the way I do.
Above are the 2 tags I used for my journaling. These were cut from an 8x8 sheet and were the perfect size for a tag.  I love them!  I added star eyelets, a ball chain (?) with a Tim Holtz key and a glimmer misted Prima Rose.  The back of the tags were covered in cardstock where I wrote my journaling.

So now my travelogue is on it's journey to be filled with more wonderful pages for me to enjoy. 

Wishing all of you a wonderful day!


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Martica Designs said...

I love Steampunk and your mini is gorgeous thanks for the inspiration.