Archive for September, 2012

Three of a kind

Paperz was asked to make three albums which were exactly the same for three little girls who are good friends. And so we did…………

Here’s what the cover page looks like…..

The challenge in this album was to find  matching paper for all the 10  8 x 8 pages. There were only two pages which did not have the exact same patterned paper.

I’ve used an assortment of papers from different companies.

Die cuts used in this album are Rosie Posie (my current fav), Banner die from PTI, Spellbinders Labels die. The journaling tags are by KI memories (sourced from Four Minutes to Four).

I recently bought a whole bunch of washi tapes fom Rachana, and I absolutely love my new purchase. I have used the washi tapes liberally in this ‘triplet album’.

Usually it takes me just a week to complete a mini, but this one took a lot longer. Not just coz there were three of them but because I tried real hard to get matching papers for all the three.

I havent made a card in such a long while. I havent played in any challenges for the longest time. I find that I love the creating process and challenging myself to create to certain specifications (like using a sketch, using only a certain number of products etc) but I really dont care much about uploading them in time at the challenge blogs. The whole “upload-create a blog post-link to challenge site-etc-etc” are deadlines I couldnt care about at all. That is just added pressure that stifles the mojo in me.

Is that wierd? Would love to hear what you think……….

I am not particular that people everyone around the world look at my stuff. I am just happy making pretty stuff that I can ogle at. I am not sure if anybody else feels like that at all.

That’s my two bits for today.



Kanu’s courtship album

A courtship album, made on request of the recently engaged young lady. She wants to journal her thoughts during the period between her engagement and her wedding and present it to her beau. Such a beautiful thought, na. I really put my heart and soul into this album. She wanted lots of hearts, and laces and frills and pretty colours. I think I delivered…………….take a look………………

Shobana made the beautiful lacey embossed piece that you see on the cover as one of the layers. I was visiting her home and saw this piece on her desk. She was playing with embossing powders and distress inks and this was a trial piece. The colours on it were pink and orange, just like my cover page, and I thought the lacey-ness would be perfect. And she let me have it (not that I gave her much choice).

If you look closely, you can notice the ‘trust’ charm and the metal heart woven around the pink ribbon.

The typewriter is a rub on.

There are two mini-mini albums within this mini album. She wanted a lot of space for journaling. So I’ve given he empty white pages inside the ‘ take your time’ booklet.

This album has papers from many different manufacturers. I just pulled out all coordinating colours from my cupboard and got to work.

This page above shows the second mini-within-a-mini on the right hand side (the flowery paper). Lots of journaling space.

And this was the last page……………………….

I made a cute little card to coordinate with the album, as a thank you for the order.

The products used in making the card are all by MME (Follow Your Heart line of papers and embellies).

Shobana die cut the scrolls used on the card and on the cover of the album. I’ll have to ask her the name of the die. I distressed the die cuts with Tim Holtz Distress inks (Fired Brick).

And that’s that for now.


MME Lime Twist mini album

I love MME’s Lime Twist line of papers. Here’s an 8 x 8 album I made using papers entirely from that line. This one’s was made on order for a tween girl ‘A’.

Now onto the rest of the pages………….

Dies used: PTI’s Limitless Layers Ovals, Beautiful Blooms, Scalloped Borders, Cherry Lynn’s Tropical flourish die.

Lime Twist has some lovely coordinating die cut accents which I’ve used throughout the mini.

The die accent on the top left of the left page (with the 6 little girls on it) is by  Cosmo Cricket. It was a left over from another project.

And one more…

The album’s been delivered to the customer and I hope the little tween likes it as much as I do………