Hello! It’s time for another fun challenge over on Digi Haven where you create a project using a digi image  that follows the challenge theme which this time is “Something Old.”  Our sponsor and prize is from Floppy Latte and each designer at Digi Haven selected a vintage toy image for their creation.  I went with this super cute little duck pull toy. Of course, I colored him up with my Copic Markers:

  • Duck Y000+Y00+Y11+E42
  • Beak YR12+YR14
  • Eye G000+G82
  • Bow & Center of Wheel R00+R01+E42
  • Rope E31+E35
  • Wheel C3+C5
  • Shadow W0
If you’d like to watch me color this cute little toy, you can check out my video on YouTube by clicking on the following link:

Now it’s your turn to create “Something Old.”  It can be a  card, an album,  anything you craft using a digital image.  The challenge over on Digi Haven runs for two weeks and there will be a prize for a random winner from our sponsor, Floppy Latte.  

Happy Crafting,

On Sunday evening, I shared a post with a few inside photos about the above album while the flowers on the front cover were drying.  You can read that post >HERE<.

The inside of the album is now finished except for two mini cascade albums I plan to create to tuck inside two separate pockets on the inside.

Below is a video showing you the decorations and the many foldouts of this fabulous file folder lapbook album.

As I mentioned in the Sunday evening post, I took a class at Cat’s Creations Scrapbooks on Saturday on how to assemble the album.  Marilyn did a fabulous job with helping all of us out in the class.  I did hear mention that there might be an encore class offered or kits with an instructional video or class handout so if you missed out on this, you might want to check with Cat or look for info on her website at Cat’s Creations Scrapbooks.

I’m linking the post to Cat’s Wow! Wednesday blog post.  Leave a comment here on this post, then leave a comment on Cat’s Wow! Wednesday post AND visit others who’ve linked their blogs to Cat’s post and you’ll be in the running with each comment for a prize that is chosen with Random.org.  I was the winner this week! I can’t wait to see what I won!!

Happy Crafting,

Saturday I attended an all day class at my LSS, Cat’s Creations Scrapbooks.  This time I took the class rather than taught the class, which I think I’m much better at telling people what to do than I am at following instructions!  But anyway, I did get the album assembled though with it’s share of mistakes, changes and starting over.  It’s a version of the folder lapbook created by Kathy Orta Files but with an added chipboard cover.  Marilyn really did an excellent job at giving us all instruction and helping each of us out. I spent this afternoon finishing up the album by adding photo mats, cascade photo sections and decorations.  I ended up doing mine different than the written instructions as I have a specific photo session in mind for this and didn’t feel I needed as many of the photo sections as the original offers.  I’m happy to say that the album is finished except for two mini albums I plan on making to slip in a couple of the pockets.  The above photo shows the album opened up with the flaps on the right and left the inside section of the outside cover and in the center the first fold out part.  This album folds out and out and out.

Right now the flowers on the front cover are drying.  I’ll share more photos of the finished project maybe with a short video probably on Wednesday if I have time.  I’m also getting ready for hubby and I to go on our annual Labor Day fishing trip in our RV camper to Matagorda on the Gulf Coast.  We leave on Thursday and will be back the next Tuesday evening.  But I will try to share more of this fabulous album before I leave.  The photo below is a close up of the center cascade photo section.  I cut a decorative piece with my Big Shot to create a closure and added a metal butterfly sticker.  The closure is attached on the bottom only to the album page and the cascade section can be slipped out from behind it.

All the papers used in this album came with the class kit except for the bit of pink you see and the floral photo mat piece that has pink flowers.  I loved the color theme of the kit but just had to add a touch of pink.

It’s time for bed and I have lots to do in the office tomorrow plus laundry to get done before we leave on our trip.  Hope you have wonderful Monday.

I taught a class at Cat’s Creations Scrapbooks about a month or so ago on making a mini pocket album.  We used the LYB Poppy paper collection and created a spring/summer book.  Since I needed a second album to video the how-to-steps for those attending the class I created this Halloween one.  I got the album assembled but didn’t finish the decorating of the cover and pages.  I got it done over the past weekend! This little album is decorated with an assortment of various Halloween papers, cut-outs, stickers, etc. that I had in my stash!  Everything is mixed and matched to get the look I wanted–Fun Spooky Halloween!  Of course, the best way to show off the pages inside the album are with a video.  To watch this in a bigger size, click on the YouTube logo at the bottom of the video or the link below the video.  The larger option tends to not be as clear as watching it on YouTube.

Sandy’s Halloween Mini Pocket Album

When I watched this I noticed the scratch on my right arm just below the wrist. That is thanks to my cat Portia.  A couple of nights ago she was sleeping with me and I made the mistake of moving her hind feet so I wouldn’t lay on them. Big mistake. Portia does not like her hind feet touched!  And that’s how I got that scratch!!

I know it may seem odd to be working on and sharing Halloween projects when it’s still summer and hot  but if you want to get them done in time for Halloween, now is the PERFECT time to start.  After all, next week is the last week of August!!

Happy Crafting!

Yes, I’m loving these little mini albums I’ve been making.  It’s a good thing they are so small as they don’t take up a lot of room and can all fit in one box together. Ha, ha.

I created this one over the weekend at the retreat.  Actually I created it on Saturday night after I finished up my mini Halloween pocket album which I will share tomorrow (I hope).  Anyway…this little album was inspired by my friend Teresa who was also at the retreat.  The LSS that hosts the retreats (Cat’s Creations Scrapbooks) always has new product that hasn’t been in the store yet for us to purchase if we so desire.  And of course, we do.  One of the collections put out was by My Mind’s Eye named “Cut and Paste.”  There are several designs of this collection and this little album is made from the “Flair” one.  I don’t think I had bought any of this collection yet, but Teresa looked at it and brought one to me saying, this would make one of those cute mini albums like you make.  Wouldn’t it?  And I answered, yes.  Yes it would! So she told me to make one and I bought the supplies to do just that.  But when I go to a retreat, I usually plan ahead and only take what I need to work on the projects I have with me. Which meant I had no rings for the mini album and no ribbon. For some reason, though, I had the pretty chained beads which were perfect for this album.  Denise, another friend that was cropping next to me had her box of yummy ribbons with her and she very kindly let me have the tulle and ribbon for this project.  So, thank you bunches to Teresa and Denise!

The best way to show you this little album is with a video:

Sandy’s Today is Your Day! Mini Album Video

I not only bought the “Flair” papers and elements for this album but I bought at least two other designs by My Mind’s Eye (similar to the paper used here) for other mini albums.  Can’t wait to create them.

I’m sharing this post with Cat’s Creations Scrapbooks Wow! Wednesday.  If you go to the original post on Cat’s blog and leave a comment, plus leave a comment here and leave a comment on each blog post that’s linked, each comment will give you an entry to the random drawing for a prize from Cat’s Creations Scrapbooks store!

Hope you are having a fabulous Wednesday and are creating something fun and fab!