Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Progressive Swap Round 5

We are getting very close to end of this progressive swap that began in September.  This is page 5, which means, one more after this and I will be getting my own album back and I will be sharing it all with you here at my blog.

This album came from Lisa that lives here in my own state of Idaho.  Lisa's album is filled with lots of colors and patterns.  I think everyone has had a lot of fun working on these albums and the closer you get to the end, the more apparent that is because you get to see the style of everyone involved.  Because I am me, I have to try and make what I produce something that follows the style, but tries to stand out as uniquely me.  It's not always the easiest thing to do.  I decided to keep it more simple and tried to only use 2 to 3 colors and patterns.  Here is what I came up with:
Lisa had built her album with different sort of pages than everyone else, and that was fun because it added a new challenge..  I created a pocket for tags as the 1st page.  I decided to add a fun spinner to a chipboard circle I had because I thought it made it look like a clock.  I also added a tab onto the flap so that it stood out a little more.

On the flap I fussy cut a couple butterflies (or moths) and added them as embellishments to go along with the Teresa Collins chipboard verse from my stash.

I applied some ribbon lace along the next page as a place to slip in tags.  Another circle spinner and I spelled out "friendship" in my favorite Websters Pages stickers.

The last flap was perfect for a little paper pocket and tag.  I added some fun flower dimensional stickers from my stash.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Progressive Swap Round 4

I have another fun mini album swap to share with you today. This one was created by Dona from Rhode Island.  Dona's album (and I neglected to take a photo of the front cover) had a theme of muted colors and some fun distressed elements.  I decided to add some Tim Holtz papers and embellishments from my stash and had fun with it.
I used this clock paper from my stash and added a wooden clock face with spinning hands.  The chip board embellishment was from Teresa Collins

Following that same theme, I created a photo page with corners as well as a decorative flap that had another chipboard clock and verse.
A friend sent me this doily die cut and I thought it would go well with what I already had happening.
At the end, another photo page and a pocket for some tags.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Another Fun Mini Album Swap to Share

I have been lazy about giving proper updates on the progress of the mini album swap I am in, but luckily I took some pictures before I sent them on their merry way, so here is one to share.

This album belongs to Geney, in California.  Geney created an adorable Halloween themed book, and though I was a little late publishing what I did with her book here, I did create this before October 31st, so that made it even more fun.
This is the cover that Geney created for her mini album

For the first page flap, I used this awesome candelabra and distressed it with some ink and stitching.  Geney included a lot of embellishment stickers for me to use to adorn it here and there.
I created a photo page with corner tabs to hold the photo in place, and then a pocket for some tags.

Another photo page and another tag pocket

to finish it all up I spooked this flap with more embellishments and letters to go along with the raven on her book cover.

 This was a fun album to create.  I have 2 more to share with you this week, so look out tomorrow for another mini album from our progressive swap.  At the end of the swap and when I receive mine back, I will create a video to share with you all on the fun of seeing it for the first time!