Monday, March 05, 2012

Snapshots Mini - Graphic 45

Well, Blogger Peeps, I am back from my retreat! I had a blast with my crafting friends, made a few projects, ate a lot of great food, and exhausted myself packing and unpacking! My friends are amazing women, who are also very, very talented! Being surrounded by all of that talent all weekend was such a blessing!

Before I share my project for today, I want to say thank you to everyone who sent congratulations regarding my being selected as one of the 30 Graphic 45 Design Team Finalists! I appreciate all of you who read, comment, and support my design efforts! It means the world to me when I read your kind comments! I am hard at work making my Round 2 projects! I cannot wait to share them with all of you!

While you wait, here is a mini album that I made for Graphic 45 Summer 2011 CHA. I used on of the Back Policy Envelope Staples and the Magic of Oz collection.

I created a little book to hold snapshots (or "snaps"). I love to make mini albums more than I like to scrapbook in 12x12. There is something so satisfying about a mini. I can add all sorts of lumpy things and ribbons...if only I got around to actually adding the photos and journaling! {grin}

The Policy Album has six pages, which is a perfect size for a small project.

Page 1: I made an embellishment with a Graphic 45 Flower Staples and a bingo number. I've added black photo mats to show where each photo can be placed. I do this for samples so that folks can picture their own photos in the album, rather than get hung up on the photos I chose for the project. This also is handy if I want to sell my project! {giggle}

Page 2: I "aged" the Metal Tag Staples with Staz-on Ink. I used a lot of the Magic of Oz chipboard elements for this album.

Page 6: I created a pocket to hold journaling tags. The postage paper made a great pocket!

Page 7: I used the chipboard tickets to accent this page. I only glue the ends, making it easy to slide a photo behind the chipboard elements.

Page 8: I used a tiny bit of the Tim Holtz tissue tape. The tape lifts off pretty easily, so a photo can slide under it, but this is a design element that you would normally want to add AFTER you place your photo on the page.

Page 9: Here I used a small Metal Tag Staples on the flap. Each flap is open, enabling you to slide more photos or journaling into each envelope.

Page 10: More chipboard...gotta love that stuff!

Back cover.

Thanks for stopping by! I love your comments, so make sure to say hello! Oh, before I forget, I am working on a blog overhaul...and as part of that I will be hosting blog prize! Stay tuned for that the beginning of April. woot!

Designer paper: Graphic 45 The Magic of Oz (Yellow Brick Road, Journey to Oz, Poppy Fields, Munchkins, Parcel Post, Goblin Gazette, There's No Place Like Home, Tenderhearted Tin Man, Wicked)
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk (Pumpkin Spice, Gray Whale), Clearsnap Pigment Dragonfly Black, Staz-On Jet Black
Chipboard: Maya Road (alpha), Imaginarium Designs (fence), Graphic 45 Magic of Oz tags
Ribbon: May Arts, Graphic 45
Embellishments: Tissue tape, clock and spinner from Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Flower from Graphic 45, Bingo Number from Maya Road, Screw brads from K and Company, Metal tags from Graphic 45, manila tags from office supply store
Tools: Sand It Gadget from Core'dinations
Adhesive: Scor-tape, ATG tape from Scotch 3M, Glue Dots, glue from Tombow


  1. Oh I love this album !

  2. Hi Gloria! Stunning mini album! Thanx for stopping by my blog! A big congratulations to u also for making top 30 G45! All the best Cheers Shell

  3. Very fun mini album! I love your ideas!

  4. Great mini! I never quite know what to do with a mini-book, but this has given me some ideas, not using Wizard of Oz, but some other G45 papers and some of my grandparents old sepia photos. They are smaller than today's pics and would look great in this format. Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

  5. This mini is fabulous Gloria! Safe to say you are the "Mini Master" :) And wishing you congrats and all the best with the G45 DT call!!

  6. Cute mini album, I love your projects so much inspiration. I look forward to seeing more ... Good luck with round "2" ... let me change that... " Do You , answer that call ! " LOL!!

  7. so glad you had a wonderful time :)
    lets see 2yrs ago you got addicted to copics, what is it this year?? lol

    fantastic album and fingers crossed for you making the DT :)