Sunday, September 29, 2013

Teresa Collins Vintage Finds Mini Album

The majority of the paper in this album is from Teresa Collins Vintage Finds collection.  That is also what the covers are.  I use a little of BoBunny's Timepiece Collection and Tim Holtz's Tattered Time Collection.  The album pages I cut using my Silhouette Cameo and a file I found on their store.  The frames in the album I used Cricuts new Small Talk Frames & Tags cartridge in my Imagine machine with Vintage Papers.  I started this as a much bigger album. I took 4 pages out when I got to counting out how many picture spots I had at one point.  The one thing I've learned when making albums is to periodically count how many spots I have for pictures.  You can easily end up having so many spots and tags for pictures that it kind of defeats the point of being a 'mini'.  It also takes more time.  I have no idea what I'll do with this album. It may become a gift.  I can see a bunch of family pictures in it though.  Thanks for looking!

Halloween Project Inspired by Jana Eubanks

I've been asked about this project again, so thought I'd bump it back up.  I'll be helping my sister make hers next weekend.

Originally Posted October 2012:
Hi!  Last year, at least I think that's when, I bookmarked Jana Eubanks link to the project she did.
I loved it and thought I'd eventually do something like this myself.  The frame lends itself perfectly to Halloween.  I had thought of trading out holiday scenes, but I don't think anything else would really go with this ornate black frame.  The frame is from IKEA.   The main two cartridges I used are 'Happy Hauntings' (for the house, coffin, fence and grass)  and 'A Frightful Affair' for the witch, mummy, etc.  I love that particular fence and haunted house.  I took some spider web, the kind you buy at Halloween to decorate with, and put it in my tree's with a little on the house too.  I added some glittery bats I bought from Michaels.  Inking here and there (like the grass). The house I know I cut at 11.5".  Most everything else was cut at 2"-2.5" with the exception of the tree.  I forgot to write that one down.  So thank you to Jana for the inspiration.