there are so many things i could say about this little accordion album… they are so cute and fun with their magnetic closure. if you didn’t see the video from Tuesday’s post, visit it first! then come on by and see Jamie Pate’s version decorated and looking beautiful inside and out…
I love me a mini album. But a mini album/accordion book in a shadow box with a cool little magnet closure. Well, you had me at accordion book. It’s official name is the Wanderlust Keepsake Floral Square Album…but that does not really truly give an idea as to what this sweet little box is all about.
For my take I wrapped White Lace around the box and layered with die cuts, Minc words, flowers and leaf.
Inside the possibilities are endless. The very top page of the paper album has a gorgeous floral pattern. I softened that up just a bit by adding vellum to cover. Minc labels were layered as well with a little hint as to what is inside: an album devoted to happiness. I love how this part peeks through the window of the box.
For each page, I created a little pocket by adhering glue to three sides of the pattern paper and then adding that to the page with the side open for the pocket.
Each page is layered with punched pattern paper, Bubble Stickers, and always a Minc element or two.
When complete, a beautiful mini paper album sitting pretty inside a gold foil box. Love how this keepsake album comes together so beautifully and perfect to share or even keep for yourself.
thank you so much Jamie! this little album is priceless. i LOVE all the tabs and tags sticking out everywhere! i also love how interactive it is! this would make the best gift or look stunning just sitting out on display!
when i was a little girl, I can remember being at my grandma’s house looking through her old Rolodex. I loved flipping through the cards reading all the information on the cards. I was thinking about these memories that the MemoryDex concept was born! MemoryDex is like a throw back! in the collection there are vintage style dividers, A-Z alphabet dividers, month dividers, cards designed with titles and patterns, ledger, clear overlays, and envelopes! Then, there are also dies and a punch so you can make anything you want into a card!
watch, Create to Remember on My Craft Channel, to see how the MemoryDex Tray works! it is a lot of fun!!!
this sweet Wanderlust album has so many possibilities!!! i love that it can be filled with your own memories, used while on vacation for a travel journal (there’s even room inside for a pen!), created to gift, or as a treasure box like Maggie Massey did!!
This little Ledger Keepsake Album is one of my favorite pieces from the new Wanderlust Collection…
I kept my cover decorations on my box pretty darn simple. I started by layering one of Heidi’s Foil Tags, a Foil Frame, a Minc tag (which I left un-foiled for this project) and a Paper Flag paperclip. I tucked a small length of Lace Ribbon under the tag and adhered this stack to the acetate cover on the box.
Next, I brushed a super-thin coat of pink acrylic paint over the cover. I let this dry and then laid the “hi” Printed Acetate over the top of the box - this covers the stack of paper I had adhered to the clear box cover. I adhered the acetate with a thin line of tape on just one side, near the edge…then I sewed the acetate to the cover.
This darling little box comes with an unfinished paper accordian album…which I put aside to use in a different project. I left the inside of the box as-is (except for the lace paper), and added some photos I want to (eventually) scrap.
Here’s a little close-up of the inside front cover…I added the lace paper to the cover with a small line of glue around each edge…but the outside stitiching serves to reinforce the bond.
I keep this little box right on my desk. Not only is it a darling a little decoration for my scrap-space, it is also the perfect place for me to keep my photos.
you have to watch this video by Scrapbook.com who came by at CHA and showed all the components to my Wanderlust collection including my Keepsake Album AND this one Maggie Massey created here! enjoy!!!
happy monday!!! you know how much i love mondays, especially when i have had some time to create in my studio!!! i got to play with Minc this weekend! watch out, once you start there’s no turning back! it becomes an addiction – a pretty shiny, magical addiction.
i asked my team to show off ways they can use my new Wanderlust collection and Jen Evans is up showing her addiction to the Minc too!!!…
When I saw this collection and Molly’s senior shoot, I couldn’t believe how much they match! I mean, I melt at any outfit that matches with my paper stash, don’t you?! To add a touch of gold, I used the Minc Flower Diecuts which are already designed and ready to add your foil!
I didn’t have to do much besides pour myself a cup of coffee to make these flowers. You just place the dies on the Minc’s carrier sheet, add the foil on top, close the carrier sheet and run through the Minc. Done. It doesn’t get much easier that that. I curled the edges up a little for a realistic look.
can you believe March is here?!!! in a blink of an eye it’s a new season! for those of you that were in my Capture 30 class, did you know there is a Capture 30 Facebook group you can join to gather ideas and inspiration from others? team member Kim Jeffress is the admin for that group and she would love to have you! I have asked Lindsay Bateman today to let us peek inside her Memory Planner so that we can see how she is capturing “one little thing everyday”…
Today I am SO excited to share a little glimpse into my memory planner world with all of you. For as long as I can remember (and I am sure most of you out there can relate to this) I have always been obsessed with notebooks. Journals. Scribblers. Binders. Really ANYTHING that had to do with journaling, writing, sketching…. fresh blank paper and a new set of pens. Yep, that was (and is) heaven to me. After my journey in 2014 with the first edition of the Heidi Swapp Memory Planner, you could officially say I was hooked. One place to document, write, dream, place favourite photographs…all wrapped up in beautiful coil binding? Yep, completely awesome. Enter 2015…wrapped up in black and white stripes? Stick a fork in me people. I am DONE. Swoon….right?!?
So today I am just excited to share with all of you a sneak peek look into my memory planner. A look into my process, what I choose to document in here, some of my favourite little “go-to’s” and where I find 2015 taking me so far.
I find that my 2015 approach is differing from my 2014 approach. I find I am pushing myself more to tell more stories, capture more things down on paper and intentionally document. Not that I wasn’t doing that last year, but I think I view my planner as more of a “journal” this year and I am loving that I have more space to write things down with this format.
I love keeping some of my most favourite “go to” items readily available. This really helps keep me accountable and on track when it comes to my documenting. It really is super helpful when you keep a pen handy!
One thing that I did last year in my memory planner that I am carrying through to this planner is each month having a favourite quote or phrase serve as a “starting point” or “focus” for the month ahead. I love how this helps me mentally set the stage for the month, and helps to remind me every time I open my album (regardless of the mood I am in) “ok…let’s reframe, refocus…and do this!”. I love using these divider pages as title pages. Each month I look forward to decorating them up a bit. I find that there is definitely an “art journal” element that is evolving with my planner this year.
One thing that you will always find in my planner and is a common thread throughout how and what I choose to document will always be favourite photos and quotes. Always. This beautiful quote is from Heidi Swapp’s Capture 30 class she taught through Big Picture Classes last month.
So far this year I love filling my pocket pages with confetti bits, colourful patterned paper, stickers, chipboard pieces and ephemera. There is no real plan here, just what I am loving and/or feeling at the moment. You will also notice that yes, some parts of my album thus far have been left blank. I am completely OK with that. The art journal element in me will come back to this place when I am feeling inspired and ready to fill in these spaces.
My monthly calendar pages are filled with little notes. Not too many (something I want to work on…wanting to fill my calendar more) some stickers, stamping and a quote or two.
Since this particular planner is a new format for me, I am still sort of “finding my way”. Right now it is a home for favourite photos, quotes, journaling, self-help information. Kind of an “all in one” and I am loving the eclectic feel.
One thing I LOVE about my planner is how it is encouraging me to really use up my stash and mix and match some of my favourite products together. I absolutely LOVE using my acrylic stamps in my planner. I also love colouring in little details with pencil crayons.
I love how the binder rings allow me to add in other favourite elements and inspiration pieces such as the quote below from Ali Edwards blog.
More fabulousness below from the Capture 30 class. Plus a pretty inspiration page on the left, just cause…
Because I LOVE my photos I am including a summary of my favourite months photos as my “last page for the month” in my planner. I love how this recaps the month for me and includes a “birds-eye-view” of the memories we created. I have always been inspired by Stephanie Bryan and was so thrilled when I saw how she is including collage pages in her planner as well. Love like minds!
Beautiful foiled Heidi Swapp Minc card from the Ephemera pack welcomes in February with this beautiful quote.
I love adding stamping to my pages. I also love adding chipboard ephemera simply by stapling them directly onto the photo pocket page protectors. One of my favourite little techniques I carried over from my last years planner.
Beautiful Heidi Swapp freebie quote that was featured on her blog a few weeks back definitely found a home in my planner this month. I added some extra embellishments from the Hello Beautiful collection, the gold chipboard arrow and floral sticker.
My calendar page. I embellished with stamping, washi, die cuts, sticker and a photo.
Again more stamping, words, a photo and card. Keeping it simple and going with the flow.
I love incorporating additional elements into my planner (such as cards, mail and special keepsakes). I also am LOVING that black and white polka dot washi tape that I used to adhere one of my favourite moments of the month with my son. Doesn’t it look SO cute?
This beautiful “dream it, believe it, do it” card I received as part of an album from the most amazing friends in the world, my fellow media team. It’s things like these that I will forever cherish and treasure in my book.
Still continuing on my journey for the rest of this month…more notes, more quotes. The “stuff” of everyday life that make me happy. The extraordinary ordinary that makes me feel inspired and blessed.
My favourite photos of February have been selected and placed as my final page.
And just like that we are 3 months in to 2015.
I am feeling excited and in a bit of astonishment as we enter March. March welcomes not only Spring, but the 1st birthday of my first baby. Honestly, when they say “it goes by fast”…I cannot even begin to describe just how fast it goes. I am still trying to grapple with it all. However, I am grateful. Time is completely out of our hands, but with tools such as planners and scrapbooks we can work to document and somehow in just a little way “press pause” if just for a moment. That is what this journey that I shared with you today is all about for me. It is about taking that time to write things down. Printing those photos. Placing them in books. Reliving the moments, in our hands tangibly over and over again. To bring us back, and propel us forward with hope, gratitude and love. So whatever your method and means may be (planner, scrapbook, notebook, journal) I hope that I have inspired you just a little to capture your life and celebrate “one little thing everyday”! It is just amazing how fast it all adds up!