Friday, March 25, 2011


Here is a (first for me) mini photo and journaling album.
This album is for a swap at Bella Creations
Starr, if you have stopped by you may not want to look..
Let me share with you all the fun things inside.
My swap partner is an artist as well and when I look at some of her creations, I see lots of beautiful flowers and butterflies.
The album is made from brown lunch paper bags, cardstock paper over the bags and chipboard for the front and back of the album.
The album is covered with vintage lace and trims.
The roses are from a bouquet as well as the little flowers with glass beads in the centers. The butterfly is wood that I painted with copper paint and added the glass beads.
Tucked in here is an organza bag with a piece of vintage trim adhered.
These two pieces are greeting cards. One has a tag that I hand stamped and added some trim. The other one has some silk flowers glued on the edge. These two go in the pockets of the bags.
Another page with a flower as a pocket holding a few tags and journaling pieces.

A page with a piece of vintage lace as a holder for more tags. An image from my collection of photographs makes for a tag or can be used for journaling on the back.

Another page with a pocket from the flap of one of the paperbags. This image (someone's beautiful grammie) is another from my stash.
This page is trimmed with some vintage wedding dress trim.
Two more journaling pieces or pieces for photographs. The one on the left opens up for more space.
This pocket is made from the another lip of a bag.
More journaling spots, tags and fun things. I love to embellish with vintage lace and trims, bows, buttons, flowers and just about anything I guess.
This piece goes in one of the bag pockets, you never know what you may find in one of these special places??
Another page filled with goodies.
I enjoy cutting paper. I usually cut out pieces from greeting cards, I like the cardstock feel and the colors.

These are more pieces that fits into the bag pockets.

I really enjoyed making this album. I struggled at first putting together the book. I watched alot of tutorials on Youtube (just search paperbag mini albums) it is alot of fun.
This is the last page. A butterfly cut from sheet music. It is painted yellow and glittered (camera doesn't pick up glitter well). More trims and flowers.
I sure do hope my swap partner likes her mini album.
I am now Hooked on making mini albums. I will be making an Easter one next for my Figgy.
I will post when I recieve my mini album. I can't wait.
Thanks for stopping by.


Just me said...

Wow Michelle this is gorgeous! Starr is going to love it! I love all the lace and goodies you put into it. The pp's are great too! Great Spring Mini!

artistamyjo said...

What a beautiful mini album. So many pretties to look at.
Hugs, Amy

Diane said...

Definitely a work of art. So much effort and thought has been put into it, obviously! It's a real treasure.
Hugs, Diane

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful elegant mini photo journal album.

sugarsherri said...

This is so wonderful...I love your book..I m mailing mine to Lacee today or tomorrow...I had separation anxiety!!!!!!

Katy, TX

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Starr said...

OH MY GOSH!!!Michelle I just got your mini, and just found your blog...ladies you just can't believe how beautiful Michelle's mini is. The photos are gorgeous but in real life it just takes my breathe away!! I am so lucky, Michelle you went more than the extra mile. I love the mini and will treasure it always. It has a very special place in the living room so everyone can see it. Thank you soooo much!!!