I thought I would kick off the new year with some more “Shine” projects. The gray and rainy weather outside is kinda depressing so here’s a little bit of colour to brighten your day!
I made this layout for the monthly sketch challenge in the Scrapbook Werkstatt Sketch Section. The sketch this time came from the lovely Ulli. If you like, you can also try your hand at making a layout with this sketch (you can also do a 12×12″). If you do so, be sure to submit a link to your layout in the comment section here because then you have a chance to win a Scrapbook Werkstatt coupon!
Hey guys 🙂 So, as promised, here is (one of) the mini albums I made with the Crate Paper “Shine” collection. Right now it’s still only the basis of the album, so all the photos and the journaling are still missing, but I just didn’t have enough time to select the photos I want for this album and get them all printed. I’ll do that when I get back home from my parents after Christmas. I really hate the photo sorting and printing process.. If it weren’t for that, I’d probably have much more finished mini albums!
But anyway, I still wanted to show you the mini album as it is right now. When I started making mini albums, I always had to have my photos printed so I could start. I just couldn’t imagine putting together the mini album pages without knowing what photos I had or what I wanted to say. Now I enjoy the process of putting together the mini album basis so much that I can’t wait until I have all the photos ready 😀
There are A LOT of photos, so be warned 😉 ..at the end of all the photos you will also find a gif with a flip through the whole album. So if you are a bit impatient, you can of course just scroll down to see the gif – no hard feelings 😉
(Because there are still no photos or journaling in the album, it is quite straightforward so I won’t talk about any of the pages in particular)
Soo.. this year I’m trying my hands at creating a December Daily®/December Memories album for the first time! The past two or three years I just didn’t have enough time to a) create an album and b) do enough “exciting” things and take photos that I could actually use for such an album.
This year, however, it’s the first time in ages that I can actually enjoy the holiday season a bit. As you might have read on IG, I finally finished my teacher training and passed my final exam so I am now officially a teacher. This of course still means a lot of work but a lot less work than I’ve had in the past 1,5 years!
Hallo ihr Lieben, ich wollte euch nur Bescheid geben, dass ich eine kleine “Anleitung” für einen Mini Album Rohling als Geschenkidee in der Scrapbook Werkstatt Mini Album Werkstatt für euch habe. Natürlich lassen sich die Ideen aber auch auf “normale” Minis anwenden, die ihr für euch selbst gestalten wollt! Also, schaut doch mal hier vorbei – ich würde mich über Feedback freuen! 🙂
Auf dem Bild unten könnt ihr schon mal einen ersten Eindruck gewinnen 🙂 Hey there! I just wanted to let you know that I have a little “how to” blogpost for you on the Scrapbook Werkstatt homepage. The text is only in German there but you could use a translator tool or at least have a look at the photos I’m sharing (which are A LOT :D). I’ll try to write a blogpost in English about this mini sometime soon, though! Anyways, I hope you stop by here to see the mini in its full glory 😀
Today I won’t share a peek into my craftroom because it is a complete mess right now. I’m still in the process of updating my inspiration wall and purging my stash, but I hope I’ll be able to show you some new photos in next week’s Workspace Wednesday edition. But I do have a little something for you! A few days ago it occurred to me that I haven’t shared this mini album that I made as a gift for S. for our 5th anniversary last year.
I absolutely love mini albums but I don’t do them as often as I would like.. either because I don’t find the time (because once I have started it, I also want to get it done) or because I’m not really inspired. In fact, the majority of the mini albums I’ve made so far were gifts for S. For this one I wanted to try a more minimalist approach and channel my inner Caylee Grey – she does make the most beautiful minimalistic mini albums!! (For proof click here and here) At first it was a bit odd to leave pages almost empty and add only one piece of embellishment or some text, but in the end I absolutely loved it! a) I finished this mini album much quicker than all the ones before and b) the focus is on the pictures and the feelings/thoughts I want to convey, rather than the products. For the album I chose some of my favourite pictures of us or places/moments that mean something to us (which are mostly Barcelona & Costa Brava photos). I have to admit that this is my all-time favourite mini I’ve made so far! Okay, are you ready for the photo flood? Good! (I’m sorry for the white line at the bottom of each photo.. I just noticed after I had edited all the photos. I have no idea what happened there >.<)
For the title page I just covered a piece of kraft cardstock with white acrylic paint, put that wood veneer frame & chipboard sticker on it, splashed some gold mist on the page and it was done.
I absolutely love the look of stickers/text on vellum and this one just fit perfectly! Also, gold! Never enough gold.
Normally I would have tried to add something to this page (above) because it seemed a bit empty, but now I’ve come to appreciate this clean and simple look!
Here I finally tried my hand at printing a photo directly onto vellum and what can I say? It’s awesome!!
I have never before bought those standout sticker embellishments (Crate Paper and AC have them) because I always thought that they were a bit too expensive but with this collection (Notes & Things) I caved and bought almost everything from it – and I’m so glad I did! I think it adds the perfect little touch!
More vellum and gold, because you can never go wrong with any of those, right?!
That “love”-cut was made with a Sizzix BigShot. I don’t have one but I could try it out when I was scrapping at a friend’s place and since then I’ve been considering getting one.. I’m still on the fence.. But I sure love the look and how easy & fast it is.. So much easier than getting my Cameo out and all set up.
This photo (above) is one of my absolute all-time favourite photos of S. and I, so it definitely deserved to get a whole spread! Although I’ve also already included it on the first page of this album..
You said: “Do you want to marry me?” and I said: “Yes, of course I do!”
Fun fact: We always get each other a small present on our anniversary day and last year I decided to get a Chemex for S. Since it hadn’t arrived until that day, I put a photo I found online and had printed out in that kraft pocket. Now I still needed something to seal the pocket. You cannot imagine how I squeeled with delight when I found this “You’re the cream of my coffee” sticker from the Carta Bella “Hello Again” collection!! It’s as if it was meant to be! 😀