Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Vintage Garden Mini Album - A Little change of direction

Today I want to share a mini album I made.
Before I made cards I was a scrapbooker and have over 20 completed albums made over the years.
But I also liked to dabble in mini albums and altering items and I think that is where the transition into card making started.
Every now and again I like to take a break from cards and go back to playing with books :)
This is one I made this week.
As it has a lot in it there will be many photos but I hope you like it.
Also because of all the work I thought I'd enter it in a few challenges too ;)

Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything But A Card
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
I Did It - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Friendship
Rainbow Lady - Shabby Chic
CCEE Stampers - Distressing
Anything Goes - Distressing
Patties Creations - Make Your Own Embellishment
Some Odd Girl - Handmade Embellishment
Allsorts - Homemade Flowers
Thrilling Thursday - Ribbon
Fresh Brewed - Ribbons and Bows
The Shabby Tearoom - Buttons and Bows
Tellens Place - Buttons
Frosted Designs - Metal (used brads)
Southern Girls - Brads, Gems or Dewdrops
Sisterhood of Crafters - Ribbons and Brads
Crazy 4 Challenges - Flowers
Stampin B's - Flowers
Bunny Zoes - Flowers Everywhere
Creative Cottage - Fabulous Florals
Crafty Creations - In The Garden
Fussy and Fancy - Embossing
Incy Wincy - Punches or Dies
4 Crafty Chicks - Photo Inspiration
Crafts and Me - Anything With Wings

Project Recipe:
Paper - K and Co Bailey
Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
Paper Flowers - Prima
Punches - Martha Stewart
Doilies - Wilton
Flat Back Pearls - Queen and Co and Michaels
Pearl Beads - Offray
Sentiments - Crafty Secrets, Colorbok, Autumn Leaves and Memories Complete (most discontinued)
Embossing Folders - Sizzix and Cuttlebug
Die Cuts - Sizzix
Chalk Ink - Cats Eye in Chestnut Roan
Scoring Tool (for rosette flowers) - Scor-Pal

Now this book is on eBay and if you'd like to see more photos (each page individually) then be sure to Take A Look Here
I hope you've enjoyed the trip around my mini book today and keep checking back as there may be more in the future :)


Unknown said...

Stunning Katie, really pretty! Jo xxx

Unknown said...

Wow! Just beautiful Katie! Thanks for playing along with our ribbon challenge this week at Shelly's Images. It is so fun to visit your blog again this week to see your latest creations.

Christine said...

WOW Katie, this is so gorgeous, I Love It, thanks for sharing at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Christine x

Céline said...

wonderful mini album, great job!
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week.

Always with a Sentiment said...

WOW Katie. This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. What a lot of very impressive work. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and food luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Judy Rozema said...

Katie, this is absolutely gorgeous. I saw all the FB posts yesterday about your albums and could hardly wait to come see. So amazing. What wonderful work you do! Thanks for joining us at Paper Romance!

all the days of our life said...

WOW!!! WOW!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! I love all the embellishments and the pps you used are stunning. Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW is all I can Say, its stunning Katie, totally breathtaking, Thanks for sharing with us on Rainbow Lady this week Hazelx

Melissa Bove said...

Wow! What a beautiful album! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room!

TSTR Designer

Nanda said...

Very beautiful album. Love the papers you used, and the big flowers.


Joynana said...

Katie, this is gorgeous. There is just so much detail that I don't know where to start. I think the flowers are my favorite embellishment. But the whole album rocks. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Sandra DeFalco said...

Katie - gorgeous medallion!
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Leanne said...

Nice job, love the mini album, you did a wonderful job. Thanks for playing with us this week.

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!


Fantastic job! Thanks for joining us at IDIC.

Michelle said...

Incredible!!! Wonderful job!

Pattie G said...

What a beautiful card! I love the handmade fan flower and all the other embellishments too. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

gina g said...

Wow what a beautiful creation this is Katie, like it I love it hun, stunning. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

Vicki Romaine said...

Katie, this albumn is lovely. I shows that you really worked hard at it. Thanks for joining "Anything But a Card" on the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Do come back often and join my future challenges.


Hi Katie
A gorgeous mini albumn,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Angela said...

Katie this is just awesome! you have a great knack of making every page beautiful! thanks for joining at frosted designs this week! xx

Sandra P said...

A stunning peice of artwork! Amazing attention to detail :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Jen said...

Fabulous project, each page is just lovely. Thank you for sharing this and for joining in with Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Jen x

Nicole said...

Beautiful altered book!! So much attention to detail! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

lindyloo said...

Wow what a stunning project each page as lovely as the next thank you for joining us at the creative cottage hugs linda x

Stephanie said...

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Shelly's Images.

Suzanne said...

A stunning project. Absiolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Catz x

Do What You Love said...

WOW Katie! What a gorgeous mini. I just adore these beautiful papers - they are spectacular. You really did a wonderful layout and the buttons definitely add to each page that you've placed them on - just fantastic! Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place in our "Buttons" challenge! :~)

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Each page is as equally gorgeous as the next!!! Beautiful fan flowers too.

Thanks for playing along with is at Freshly Brewed Challenges ribbons and bows challenge.
Hope to see you at the hop on March 1


Tamie said...

Loving each and every page of your mini album. I am loving the inspiration you got from Lori's picture. The details in each page is just amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Tamie - 4CC DT

Joanne Gilch said...

This album is wonderfully done!!!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great project love the vintage colours you have used...

Thanks for joining in our handmade flower challenge this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

sue said...

stunning project thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Rainbow Lady said...

Fabulous and gorgeous what more can I say except thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

Unknown said...

This is awesome I love your mini album thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

Natacha said...

What a great job creating your own embelly!! Thanks for joining us at Patties Creations Design Challenge
Natacha D

Suzie said...

Truely stunning and a gorgeous sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Hugs Suzie x

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week and sharing your lovely work with us! Cheers Claire x

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love your use of all the different embellishments.
Thankyou for joining us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

sammi said...

Woah, Katie! You've outdone yourself! This is awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Shelly's Images this week in our ribbon challenge.

ElizabethR said...

Wow, it's gorgeous a real work of art. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week. Elizabeth x

Crystal said...

Stunning just stunning! Great colors, design and detail. Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs!

PetraB said...

This is so beautiful, absolutely amazing.

Micki said...

wow, this is amazing. Beautiful! What a wonderful creation. And that cover is simply stunning!

Thanks so much for playing along with us for the Ribbon and Brads challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Unknown said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us this week on Some Odd Girl.

cardmaking bird said...

Oh my goodness, Katie - this is absolutely gorgeous!! Every page is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Southern Girls this week. Hope to see you again soon! Marie x

Sarah Mullanix said...

gorgeous, thanks for playing along with us at SOG!!

Åsa aká Scraphorse said...

WOW! Wonderful! Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl.