Friday, July 24, 2015

Monthly Mini: July

Hi everyone! I have another fabulous mini for the month of July! Instagram is the social media darling right now so of course I had to create a mini devoted to fabulous Instagram photos! 

There are so many adorable mini albums available for these tiny pictures. I chose this DCWV Insta Photo Fun mini album because the cover, although polka dotted,  was still neutral that I could layer some of the fabulous Crate Paper 'The Pier' goodies over it! It's the perfect chunky size too- fits right in your hands!

'The Pier' is a super cute collection of sun-washed colors and charming summer and beach scenes. I also used the chipboard pieces, layered stickers and pinwheels and flags embellishments to adorn my pages. There were so many great papers and pieces in the collection that I created extra chipboard pages for more fun and pictures!

                               The backside of those extra pages!

I love putting pockets in albums- they are perfect for filling with treasured mementos or extra pictures! I made two banner tags that will be great for additional photos or journaling. This pocket is on the inside of the front cover.

These are just some of the adorable 2x2 pockets for the Instagram pictures! There are some shaker pockets and some filled with the smaller chipboard stickers. All of them have a designer paper background and are ready to be filled with a tiny photo!

I also included some larger 4x4 pages for larger pictures or memorabilia. These are some of my favorites!

Another look at this chunky album stuffed with adorable papers, tags and pockets! We are taking a trip in a couple of weeks to Los Angeles to visit our daughter and we are staying in Santa Monica on the beach.  I'll be sure and take lots of Instagram photos to fill this mini album!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Be Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Crate Paper 'The Pier' 
    -6x6 paper pad, chipboard stickers, standouts layered stickers, pinwheels and flags
DCWV Insta Photo Fun mini album (JoAnn) with 2x2 inserts
We R Memory Keepers 4 inch inserts
Crate paper Maggie Holmes Maggie ephemera and Styleboard vellum shapes
Ribbon: American Crafts, Ribbon Boutique, Prairie Bird Boutique (Etsy)
Border Punches: Stampin' Up scallop, EK Success wave
Sequins: Cartwrights, Lawn Fawn 'Hello Sunshine'
SEI puff alphabet stickers
American Crafts 'Happy Birthday' clothespins
Enamel Dots: Basic Grey candy buttons, Prima 'All Star' sugar dots, My Mind's Eye 'Collectible' 
Studio Calico plastic stars, My Favorite Things button
Mark Richards metal gems

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cards for Dads 2015!

Hi everyone! I know, I know... I am a little behind in getting these cards posted but it has been a busy summer! Father's day came and went but I still want to show the cards I created for my dad and my sweet hubby!

Growing up, my grandfather owned a Mobil gas station in Oklahoma and my dad spent many a weekend and summer helping out his dad there. When I saw the new Petite Places:City Station die from Papertrey Ink, I knew it would be perfect for my dad!

I kept to the red and blue color scheme of the Mobil stations and added in the star stamps as accents along with some enamel stars too. The only thing mine is missing is the winged horse on the logo! I was thrilled when my dad saw the card and said "that's a Mobil filling station!" 

I gave the front of the card a bit of dimension by keeping the bay door open and adding in the portico portion of the die. I couldn't resist adding in the sweet doggie too!

For my husband, I created a pint glass full of dark beer (Guiness is his favorite!) complete with foam. I dry embossed the foam for some fun texture and lightly sponged on some ink. I covered the glass in clear acetate for a realistic look and popped it off of a manly patterned background! The sentiment was printed out and added on a banner!

The inside is nice and simple with lots of room to write a special message to my sweet man! He has been the best Dad to our two children and I'm so lucky to have him in my life!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Gas Station Card
assorted card stock
Teresa Collins enamel shapes

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