Friday, September 10, 2010

Something Different from Me - A Halloween Chipboard Album

Happy Friday everyone!
In the dim and distant past before I started making cards I used to make mini albums and things to sell on eBay. It was a wonderful creative outlet and was nice as it brought in a little play money too.
When the economy took a downturn my sales fell too. I looked at other options and at that point handmade cards were still a popular item. That downturn in sales led me to try my hand at cards and I've never turned back! At first I sold those too but they too slumped but I was too hooked to stop (don't ask me how many I have in my closet). Well as it is coming up to the big Holiday shopping I thought maybe I could combine my new love of card making with my old love of mini albums and today I have the first result of that combination.
I hope you like it, it was a lot of fun to make and really got my mojo back on track ;)

Obviously I found a few challenges that it worked with too.

Sew Many Challenges - Halloween
Stampin For The Weekend - Shabby or Vintage
Gingersnaps - Punches
Paper Pretties - Brads
Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes (with a digi)
Bee Crafty - Anything Goes (with a digi)
The Shabby Tearoom - Tags
Paper Cutz - Tags
Tuesday Taggers - Books
Artful Inkables - Distressing
Stamptacular Sunday - Distress It
Totally Stampalicious - Paper Flowers

Book Recipe:
Images - Digital Delights
Paper - Midnight Spell by DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Chalk Ink - Dewdrops
Flowers - Prima
Embellishments - Martha Stewart, Spare Parts
Ribbons - Michaels
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Base - Chipboard (cute to size)
Binding - Bind It All

Remember that you click on each photo for a much larger image.
This really was a whole lot of fun, so much so that as soon as I finished it I started on a Fall album and I'm hoping to be able to have that up for you to see very soon.
I hope you've enjoyed this and maybe it will give you an idea to try something a little different too.


Kelly said...

Saw this on Two Peas and came to your blog to see more. LOVE that web ribbon. I'll be looking for that at M's! Thanks for Sharing!

Nicole said...

A-dorable! I love everything about it! Perfect little book!!! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Wendy Hall said...

Absolutely stunning Kate:)

Doreen said...

This is really fabulous Katie,Such a good idea,I love all the

Anita said...

This is amazing. I love how you used all the images.

Marlene said...

WOW!!! This is beautiful!!!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Holy smokes this is GORGEOUS!!! I can't believe this album - you put so much work into it and it turned out wonderfully!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Paper Cutz this week! I can't WAIT to see your next project!

Cec said...

Wowie, is this ever fabulous. Each page is unique and the whole album is filled with such wonderful images.

Lisa said...

Wow!!! Impressive! Thanks so much for playing along at PCC this week. What a beautiful album!

Helen Dooley said...

These are really great! You always make some awesome stuff! Thanks for playing along on PCC.

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Ohh Katie, this is just amazing!! What a wonderful projectt, just absolutly love it.:))

Hugs, Rosalien


Hi Katie
Wow this is stunning,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Heather said...

This is incredible! I love every single page! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Pretties challenge!

Jeri said...

Darling little album. Thanks for sharing it with us at PCC.

Kristie W. said...

What a neat album!! I love all the different embellishments you included.Thanks for playing along with Paper Cutz!

Sally H said...

Awesome! Thanks for joining in our book theme at TT this week!

Tammy said...

WOW Katie this is awesome!! I love all the details and images! Fantastic creation!
Hug, Tammy

Diane said...

Love your cute Halloween album. You have so many cute elements in it. thanks for joining our challenge.

Patti B said...

Thanks for joining us at PaperCutz
great job

Davi said...

Great Job Katie!! Love the album. I used to do these before cards also!:)

Lisa Foster said...

Wow Katie! This is absolutely the coolest!!! I love every single detail!!! Awesome work, Girl!!!

GiuliaG. said...

Wowzers!!!!! This is just too too cool. I love every page and every detail. Lots of work but well worth it....Great stuff!

Jana said...

Oooooooh. This is wonderful. I love all the details you have on each page. Can't wait to see your fall album. I LOVE this.

Annette said...

Katie, what an absolutely fabulous Halloween album! I love the various designs - so fun & interesting! Love it! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Jennie Garcia said...

I love it!! It came out really cool!!
Jennie @

Rhonda said...

Katie, this is FANTASTIC!!!! Thanks again for playing with us at Daisy Doodles :)

Sprytebyrd said...

Katie, this is fabulous! I love the Halloween images and I've got a cart started already to get some soon!! All your fault, you know!! Love your chipboard book, just fantastic!
Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Distressing challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

~Jeri~ said...

Amazing work Katie!!! Love all the images and detail!

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous mini book. I love all the little details you've added. Thanks for sharing and playing along at PCC this week.
Sam xx

girlia said...

Great Mini Album. Great on the details. said...

WOWSA!!!!!! This is FABULOUS!!! Love those cute images!!!

Tracy said...

Your mini album is adorable. They are so fun to make aren't they.

Farida Rone said...

OMG!!! What a wonderful project. Love what you have done. Thanks for joining us at Paper Cutz Challenge.

Gunn (Merete) said...

I am impressed. This is so stunning. You done an fantastic job with this album.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Jackie Randolph said...

WOW Katie!!! This is just so Gorgeous.. I am in the middle of making one but no way can it even compare!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness! What a fantastic Halloween project! Fabulous job!

Thanks for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

Emma said...

Wow such a fabulous book Katie... so stunning.
Hugs Emma x