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My not so mini album

So this album has been in the works for about three years. I started it, and stopped, and came back to it quite a few times. But it’s finally done! I’m not sure why I call any of my mini albums mini. This one is huge! 159 photos, 18 envelopes, 12 back to back pages. And at 12×8 it’s in no way mini.

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I have a few set styles of pages. Type one has a flip out and thee pockets.

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Then the long page with a pocket at the bottom, and three envelopes at the other side. Each envelope had a photo mat inside.

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Then a style with a band to hold loose photo mats.

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There are a few other versions.

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I’m just so relieved to get this of my to do list. Now I just have to finish the other seven or nine minis I have almost done!

Two new chalange layouts

pixelscrapper.com has some new chalanges up in the forums One for using a calendar in a layout and one for useing a large photo. I got both of these scrapped up. WHile the calendar one was a little time consuming I really love it I used a template from pixel scrapper and simple clipped screenshots of my facebook posts into the daily squares. You can see my other post where I talk more about getting my facebook statuses into my layouts. then added a few square journal cards to blank spaces. I used the january storyteller kit from the lilypad to bring this layout together.

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The sledding layout was fast, like super fast, since the photo was large it just needed some layers and embellishments.

 

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No photos challenge layout

This is another great challenge from the pixelscrapper. I usually have a tun of issues with layouts with no photots. but for this challenge i decided to go the art journaling route. I really like it and i always print these out glue them into my journal and then embellish and paint over them. Add borders, glitter, and the like. I used the epic kit from, you guessed it, pixel scrapper called create something.

 

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Making valentines layout

This year instead of spending a mint on the same old valentine’s i saw this cute idea in a layout for project life on ali edwards webpage. Plus i had a ton of cheap photo papers left over. the print quality was crappy with these papers, but i guess you get what you pay for. Plus my printer likes to print dark photos. But they would work well enough for valentines. So i posed the girls and then after i printed out enough i went in and punched a hole with my cropodile and just slid the suckers in. was easier than writing out a ton of valentines since we didn’t address them to anyone.

For this layout i used the original photos of the girls and took a photo of the sucker and used teh magic wand to outline it and cut if from it’s background. Then i slid it over the girl’s photos and after some fiddling got it positioned and sized. Then i simple erased where their hands are. That way i got the look of the original valentines without the bulk. Plus i took a photo of the wrapper for an accent piece and used the same technique.

 

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