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01 December 2011

CHA mini album (finally!)

So, remember way back in July when I had such fun at CHA in Chicago? And I was all geeked about making a mini out of my photos? Well...sometimes time just slips away from us.

But! No longer! Here it is!

I started with a Maya Rd. chipboard binder that is kind of like this one, only a bit bigger. I got mine at Scrappy Chic (where they're having another yard sale this Sunday [buy my stuff! get great deals!]).

In honor of my favorite line from CHA, almost all the papers and embellishments are from the Amy Tangerine line by American Crafts. Still love it, by the way.

So, away we go! Click to enlarge any of the collages:
Cover: lots of misting, along with Amy Tangerine fabric paper, Thickers, tape, and accents, plus OA mini alphas. Tip: to use tape on top of fabric, just lay it down over some stronger adhesive. I used scor-tape, and it worked great!
Inside pages, part one: things we did.
Pages are misted, then layered with photos, tape, stickers, and other accents. I included my name badge, too.
Inside pages, part two: people we met. The last page is a photo of the city skyline as we were driving home.

I haven't really added any journaling. I might just throw in people's names or list events or something. Nothing too tricky -- after all, it took all these months just to make the thing!

Anyway, now it's December -- how did that happen? I'll be getting started on my Big Fun Christmas Project any moment now (I've been impatiently waiting!). Do you have any special holiday crafting plans (for yourself or for gifts?) Let me know!

Until then, I hope you have a lovely day!


Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, so amazing, Ang! This really sums up all the fun you had. I would love to make one of these someday... just, someday! :P

Meg said...

Oh, fabulous! I love all that misty goodness on the cover and so jealous of all the fun packed inside!

Sue Althouse said...

Hey, better late than never! I don't make mini albums, but I love looking at them, especially one as well done as yours. No yard sale this Sunday, I have a big piano event tomorrow and will spend my Sunday afternoon happily napping!

Lindsey said...

If only Scrappy Chic was just a little bit closer. ;) I love your album, Ang; what a perfect way to document such a fun and crafty experience!