This time, the Craftsy Spotlight is on "Oh My Scraps" and her really cute mini-album "All Our Yesterdays." I just love all the detail work that went into the album...so many layers and so much time! Click on the image below to see the album and pictures in more detail.
I always loved crafts since I could remember. Scrapbooking was introduced to me around 22 years ago. I have scrapbooked on off since. Life happens first and my family will always be #1. Over the last 5 years I have tried many different techniques and was introduced to stamping as well...LOVE LOVE LOVE stamping. My current themes are around making Mini Scrapbooks as well as repurposing products to make these mini scrapbooks. Hope to share some with you soon. I am challenging myself to make cards (not much on making cards) so I am making them for the OWH-Operation Write Home. I am expanding my craft to many other paper crafts as I go. Thanks for checking me out. Hope I can inspire you to get outside the normal crafts and try something new. happily Scrapbooking My Memories~S`andra
What was your inspiration?
I had some photos of the kids that were cute and pure mugshot moments. Purchased this paper earlier this year- and they just fit for having a small album I could put on my desk or above my mantel to just look back at. These particular photos have a lot of meaning and many memories. I haven't finished journaling due to me looking for a few dates. That will come, since I have most everything journaled on a small calendar just for photo memory purposes.
What are you most proud of?
Making the a-door-able into a holder for their packaged locks from when they were a baby. They come white, I colored the front and back with an open stamp pad instead of using daubers or other tools. Placed vellum on the back side so when you open the door, their little package does not fall out. Also, being able to coordinate all these different papers and ink colors and make this project look nearly vintage.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take time to plan out what you want in steps. Start by putting those few special pictures in a separate holder. Think about style of look and where you may want to place your Mini Album, or who you may be giving it to. Then look for papers that go along with the theme you may want. I usually have 3 to 4 cases that hold my "To Be Worked" on projects. It may take me a few days to put together what I am looking for or I have had some take me a few months until I found all the right accessories for that particular project. There are certain photos that require a little more attention and detail than just slapping them on a page just to get them put in something. I take my time and do not rush this process for something dear to my heart. It's more enjoyable and satisfying once you have the pieces of the puzzle put together. And, believe me, they do come together...you just know what fits when you see it.
They sure do come together well in this piece! If you've created some fun, interesting scrapbooks or albums, upload and share your project photos, we'd love to see them! Who knows, you might just find yourself in the Craftsy spotlight...