Friday, August 13, 2010

Florida Vacation Album

I haven't had this much fun making an album since I made my Christmas album at the beginning of the year. Our family took three trips to Florida since April, and I needed a decent sized book for all of the photos I took (I'm a photo takin nut!). I made this one out of 6x9 envelopes. It's a GREAT size, I will be doing more albums in that size in the future. I primarily used two paper collections. One from Bo Bunny and the other from Creative Imaginations. I will do a video of this mini tomorrow for YouTube. If you need to go to the bathroom or refill your drink, do it now, because there are a ton of pictures with this post!






I cut out the title, pelican and these flowers/leaves with my Cricut. I used the Life's a Beach cartridge.






































I cut out this sea shell from the patterned paper and covered it with Rock Candy distress paint.











Love this little sea horse. I'm so excited that I finally found a use for my ten year old Magic Mesh, WHOO Hoo! Remember that stuff?!





This cute little palm tree brad is from Creative Imaginations. I removed the prongs (by bending back and forth) and glued it on.











Here's a view of the pages with the flaps open.


You can't tell in the picture, but this paper is so shimmery and beautiful!








The plants are punched out using the Martha Stewart Oak Leaf punch. It's on clearance at Michael's right now for about $5.





I've had this charm in my stash forever. I attached it to a Tim Holtz clip. He's so cute, his mouth opens and closes!




Here is the back
Are you still with me?........

13 comments:

Dawn Edwards said...

Tanya, this album is sooooo stinking cute! I love all the detail. You did a fabulous job Great Work I can't wait to see the video.

Melissa said...

What a GORGEOUS album! The colors are absolutely breath taking! You did an awesome job!

lynburros said...

Wow....wow....I can't wait for the video! Will you do a written set of directions as well?

flowerdisco said...

it is stunning and the papers are absolutely adorable too.

Vanessa said...

Wow, I love everything about it! You did a fantastic job! Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

Such a cool mini! thanks for sharing

wb_melody said...

This is absolutely awesome! TFS!

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a gorgeous vacation mini and the paper you used is beautiful. Have fun adding your photos and memorabilia.

Sherry said...

What a beautiful album! I love it.

DeeDee said...

Beautiful!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Oh My ! This is gorgeous!!

Nadia said...

Wow- I just saw your link on the cricut MB. What a fantastic project!!! I love the pages your created! It was like a vacation just looking at your work!
Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)

Anonymous said...

I just found this album on youtube and thought it was incredible, you are talented lady. it is just beautiful. I had to find you blog to tell you/