Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fun 6 x 6 Mini Albums

Hi crafters! The last few days I've been busy, busy, busy. At the monthly crop this past Saturday I made my first pre-made mini album. It was so much fun doing a little book where I didn't have to decide what pictures to put in it and where they should go. I made this first one a Valentine's Day theme because we all know I'm a Valentine addict.  The paper was a stack from My Mind's Eye called "Love Nest," I've been drooling over this collection for a few months now. Isn't it just so tweet???!!! The love bird, scalloped circle and rectangles  are from Cindy Loo, the heart with wings is from Create a Critter, and the scalloped ovals are from Sentimentals.

 Sunday and Monday I worked on a recipe mini album (I actually made two at the same time.) I am so happy with how they turned out! This time I used a 6 x 6 mini pad of paper from Basic Grey called Nook and Pantry, such cute paper!!! Some of the solid paper in the book is from Core'dinations and some other Basic Grey paper I already had.  I decided this mini should have a recipe card on one side and an area for a picture on the opposite page. I used Cindy Loo, From My Kitchen, Nifty Fifties, and Sentimentals on this book. I wanted the recipe cards to be on a little tabbed divider, so I added the recipe cards to the dividers with some tiny clothes pins I had laying around. I designed the recipe cards myself in Word and just printed them out on white card stock. I went a little crazy with these books, I just couldn't stop myself! I sewed the edges all the pocket pages. The title on the cover is one I made a while ago on Chloe. I've been dieing to make this retro oven and saying.

 Hope you like! I had so much fun making this minis! I think I'm going to work on our family books for a while now and then make two sister mini's for my neices....shhhhh...don't tell them! :)

Have a very blessed day!


CraftyGirl said...

Look at you rockin' those minis!! They are fabulous! You are making me want to make a few too!! Love the papers in the Valentines one... and the bird is fabulous!! Also love your recipe mini! Great ideas!!
barb :)

TheLastOfNine said...

They came out great! The stitching adds a nice touch too.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice thanks for sharing!!!

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness this is so so cute. Just beautiful work


Susan said...

I LOVE, LOVE these! Especially the kitchen one! And I am so happy to see you found a use for your clothes pins! :) So very cute. I really love the pocket on the first page, with the ruffle and ribbon. Love, love, love!

Connie said...

Thank you everyone! I had such fun making them. You are all to sweet!

Kristin's Sassy Creations said...

I just had to tell you how much I loved you recipe mini. I absolutely am in love. It is adorable! Beautiful Work! I appreciate good talent =)
Kristin Scent

Connie said...

Thank you so much Kristin! Glad to have you here! :)