Then and now!

I made an album yesterday- start to finish- in the time it took my youngest to take his nap! It is only 4x4 inches, but I am still pretty proud :o) Could I be getting a teeny bit more efficient??? I'm waiting on three new paper collections...seems like it's taking forever. What to do... what to do...LOL :O)
One of my fellow PFOPers, was talking about trying to use up some papers from three years ago... so I gave myself a little dig through my older bits and pieces. I found my extremely old bag of Cosmo Crickets Jitterbug line! Though most of it was cut to finish a 5x5 mini album one day, I chose to use some chip and acrylic shapes I had cut on my cricut a couple months back.

So here is what I created! It is so cute and so tiny.

A couple of the mats will hold a cropped wallet size picture.. the rest need about half that.

I stamped and cut out a few journal spots to put them on the acrylic pages.
I'm going list this on eBay one of these days...but here's a peek for now :o)

Now for the cool part of this post :o) I thought I would post some pictures of the albums I first made with Jitterbug!  These are both from early 2008. First is a 5x7 chipboard album.
  I remember my thumb hurt terribly after forming/curling all those flowers over the cap of my glue pen!
 The second is a paper bag album. No sewing...pop dots under every photo mat. :o)
 The outer pockets were probably full of tiny little journal tags, I must not have taken a picture? And those flower center gems? Hand glued them all down...thank goodness for adhesive backed bling :o)
I have really come a long way, I would say. LOL.. and the fact that scrapbooking is always evolving...I love to look back at some of my older work :o) Thanks for reading!

Time for a post!

As much as I try to be a more regular blogger, I just find it really hard to get my butt on here and get it done!
That being have new albums listed on ebay, so what better time to post :o) Oh and you probably should get a little comfy...this ones going to be bit lengthy!
 I made this first album a week or so ago, and finally got it listed!

 It's a Maya Road Binder album, the first one I have ever made. My albums are usually quite fat, and to fit all that in a binder album takes a bit planning and cramming :O) I used Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird collection...they are still ever so intimidating to me...I just love 'em anyway!

To keep it all closed up, I used a yellow hair tie around stacks of buttons that I tied though the heavy chipboard covers. Works great :o)
I tried to be extra creative with the flowers on the cover. There sooooo fun to make. I think the only con with them is they are too thick to put many other places throughout albums :o( 

This next album has mixed chipboard pages, and is done with October Afternoons line, Fly a Kite! I love these papers! I love all the colors and sizes of all the patterns. Definitely must buy more October Afternoon papers...:o) 

The kit has tons of cute journal tags, cardstock stickers and rub-ons...mmmm.....

I can't end my post today without showing a few shots of the album ending today on eBay too :o)
It's a paper bag album done with Basic Grey's Porcelain line. 

It has almost 400 page views and 50 some watchers, are very high counts for my usuals. Hope it means good things :o) 
To see the rest of the pictures of all three albums search ocbrandy on eBay! 
Thanks for stopping by :o)