Brown Paper Bags: Not just for lunch!

I just love how paper bag scrapbook albums are so unique in their own special way! Though chipboard is my favorite base for mini albums, I can't help but make a bag album now and again. I prefer to use a heavy paper weight, so there isn't as much rippling of the pages from gluing. I also love to use my most favorite glue... the Zig Memory Two way glue pen. If you apply the glue and almost immediatly attach your papers it makes a perfect bond that dries superfast and never rinkles and ripples like other gluing can! I used up most of the rest of the fall themed paper pack I got by Making Memories for it. Unlike chipboard albums, there is no need for perfect trimming and sanding all the edges of the pages. For this album however, I distressed the edges and it made for quite a time consuming and dusty technique! Probably not a favorite of every buyer out there... let's just hope someone can't live without it :) I printed out a few fall sayings including the covers title and distressed them all too. For the distressing, I used a sharp pair of scissors, and scraped it along the sides of the papers. I love how no matter how gental you are, you can easily get a random tear or two along each side! Then I inked the edges just a little bit with some distress ink by Ranger Ink... looks like I used "antique linen", it's on the top of the pile in my drawer :)
Check it out on ebay!

SNEAK PEAK! Up coming FALL albums

Fall is here! It's my most favorite season! I thought I would take the opportunity to jump a head a few days and show you some new albums. I won't be listing them until next week, but this way I can post on some Halloween albums next week.
I made these two albums with precut chipboard shaped albums I bought from one of my favorite ebay stores, Fancy Fibers for Scrapbooking (her ebay id is nice2cu). Besides beautiful fibers and ribbons, she caries TONS of chipboard shapes and albums. I love 'em! She has awesome prices, even her shipping rates kick butt :-) These ones are even a little over sized to give you more room to design your pages!
The first one is done in Making Memories papers. I named it Thankful. They had the cute rhinestone word with the papers and embellish- ments at Michaels. I'm hooked on tearing up the edges of my papers, (hopefully in a good way) giving that worn- been- around- awhile feeling. It's amazing how you can find enjoyment in carefully planning and trimming photo mats and accents, only to take your scissors or even fingernail and just yuck up all the edges! I'm really trying to ad a little more to each page too. You've got to love the detail and placement of accents you can get on a 12x12 one picture layout! It's not all but I really like adding just a little more.

The second album is much more whimsical. It has got to be my favorite album made for some time. I did my silly machine stitching on cricut cut photo mats and made it with a family/fall theme.
I feel really bad at the moment, I used what I could, recycled the scraps, and cannot remember who the paper is by! I remember it said Granny's Kitchen and was purchased at Michaels also, I'll post back after I have a chance to check and see who makes it!
I have some albums listed this week, I just never posted on them. Have a look see :)

Few new albums... and a few re-lists!

Finally I have something listed on ebay! I finished up a couple albums last week, but just couldn't get them listed!
First up, I have to show you a Hannah Montana Star shaped album. I made it with a little bitty kit I got from Micheal's. A few flowers & charms and ribbons & fibers later, I had a cute little keepsake album any Hannah fan would love!
I also finished up two smallish albums that I actually have had cut, bagged up and ready to go for many months. I named them both "Memories", and they are both made with My Minds Eye papers. On the teal one, I used primas pretty flower gems for the centers of some of the flowers and printed the memories title the little word blocks on each page, using a 50's style font.

The other is done in pink, red, and brown colored papers. The cover title was printed in a country font. Some of the pages have a pull out tag for journaling or an extra picture. It features white felt swirl accents and my very own pocket full of posies creation.

Next is two albums I'm re listing. I never posted on them, so why not show them off now?! The first is an acrylic album, made with the Delight line from fancy pants. I really lost my mind using these papers! They were very busy, and it was kinda tricky to find perfectly matching flowers etc. That added to the complexity of see thru pages... I was not too surprised the first time around when it never sold. Then I made another using the rest of the papers and didn't like it any better! To my complete surprise though, it sold last week for over $100! Isn't it *funny*just when the ones that could be your least favorite are just perfect in someone else's eyes?!

My second re list is a road trip album I listed earlier this summer. I used little epoxy stickers for the flower centers, and think it was a neat & different way to pull it all together. I used all different shaped pages, the cover being a hand designed and cut road sign shape.
Well this has been one loooong post! Check out the rest of the pictures at:

Thanks for looking!