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Little Wonders

Hello! I'm going to be brief tonight, but I wanted to post on my newest album. It will probably be my last made for the next couple weeks, as we will be moving. I'm so not looking forward to all that work! Though I am happy to be moving from the house we have lived in for the last three years.
Talk about your unique papers! This line is by Crate Paper. It's called Little Sprout... a little woodland creature meets baby themed adorable paper. "Little Wonders" is the first of three albums I've got going on with them.
It's set up like most of the rest of my paper bag albums... Large journal pages in the bag sides, and smaller ones where the bottom of the bag is folded over. Primas, die cuts, ribbons, fibers, machine stitching, clips, glitter, and brads, all wrapped in three little paper bags! I guess I might mention I do my bag albums a little different than I see most people do them regarding the binding. I like them to be as free moving as possible, so instead of stacking them inside each other, I stack them on top of each other. Does that make sense? LOL...I need to catch up on some sleep!
To see the rest of the pictures, you can check out the auction on ebay right now! Thanks for looking :)

"the little things"

I didn't get to this last night as planned, but alas I have album #2 completed from the Lillian line by Crate Paper!
I will be listing this cutie tonight on ebay, so keep an eye out. I am going to try to list every couple days instead of only once a week and see what it brings.

As I've said before, am not only a member of the phenomenal Making Lemonade Design Team on eBay but I am also a member of the Accent Scrapbooking Design Team. It's a small group and we are still working out the kinks, but I have loved working with the acrylic pieces they have to offer.
So in between projects, I used up a few of my left overs to help me create this one of a kind flower chipboard album!

The cover has the individually hand cut petals as my last flower album did. I used an acrylic circle for the center, and used cardstock stickers to name it, "the little things". i love the dimension you get with acrylic in between the background and the letters! Since I'm a big chicken and don't want to goof anything up with any other stamping, I just kissed the edge of the circle with white stazon ink... just enough to highlight it.

Yes, this one's full of them kooky lil birds also! The front and back are flower shaped, there's part of a circle, an acrylic rectangle, a square, and a tag in all.
I love the challenge of the different sized and shape pages. You have to plan ahead to make sure they will accentuate each other. I think it turned out pretty good! I'd love to hear any comments or suggestions you might have! Thanks for letting me share! :)

***Before I close, I just have to take a moment and share a new Favorite seller on ebay. These last two albums would not be nearly as pretty if I had not stumbled on the FABULOUS primas flowers I got from the seller angbankosh! Her store, Island Scrapbooking, is full of primas as well as centers, papers, stamps... all sorts of pretty goodies. But the condition and variety of her primas will definitely keep me coming back for more! They were all flawless. Her shipping was fast, cheap, and safe too. So whether you need one or two packs, or ten or twelve, you won't go broke on those dreaded shipping charges! I can't wait to shop there again!***

Perfect Harmony

Well, well, well, it looks like I may just get a post in before I have four albums to show you! I have been working with two lines of paper by Crate Paper. Tonight I will showcase my first of three albums from the Lillian collection.

This is an adorably busy and bright bunch of bird themed paper! Say that three times fast! Full of quirky shaped birds and houses. I love the coral and teal together and the other colors compliment them even more.
I just love that linin texture all CP's papers have!
As usual all but the tag pages had to be traced and cut by hand. Then all were machine sewn, glued to their page and then (pain stakingly might I add!) sanded smooth, so that no paper hangs over the edges. The cover was so fun. I know... I have been stuck on birds, but atleast I added a birdhouse this time :)
I am loving all these albums I have been making with only one ring. It's too tidy to have that one little ring with the usual short tied ribbons and fibers, and definitly not showy enough! So I've been using longer pieces, and I just love how crazy it looks!
Have a look see at my listing on ebay to check out the full album!