Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mini Album

First I want to let you guys know that this is going to be a long blog.  Thanks for staying and looking.

Hi bloggers  Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Our weather here in Western Ky is absolutley beautiful.  Sun is shining,  Temp at 72 What more could you ask for. Its been awhile since i actually did some crafting.

Most of you know that read my blog knew that I had lost my husband 5 months ago today.  He had lung cancer and had fought this battle for a year and 1/2.  My scrapping had actually come to a complete stop except for the Altered frame that I had done for my great grandson before he was born. On June 27th Adrian was born.  On May 1st my 7 grandchild was also born.

OK rambling about me.  Like I said my scrapping had virtually stopped.  I had started this mini album by watching Ginger (my sisters scrappers) on making this mini album. I finally finished it to day. Took 6 months for me to do it.  Don't look at the mistakes tho LOL  The most hardest part of doing this mini album was putting the pages into the binding.  grr.  Thank goodness ya'll couldn't here me you would have been blushing from the language.   Anyway I finally got it together and finished embelleshing the front.  My friend Kathy from Alaska had given me some sworski crystals that I knew I wanted to make some stick pins with these for the front so off to the computor and tututorials again to see what do to to make them.  Here are the stickpins that I made and the front of the Mini albm.  I used the same paper stack that Ginger had used on hers.  Its called

The flowers are from Micahels.  These were on clearance last year in the bridal section so i bought all they had.

Here is the rest of the album. (pic heavy)

 This is the page flap opened, the mat on the right side is actually photomats that you can open and put more pictures.

back page and next page opened up. the middle is more picture mats that open up

Here is it opened.

I want to thank Ginger for the series. This was done back in January of this year,


  1. Vickie this is absolutely gorgeous. I love it!!!!!! You did an awesome job and I love the papers and all the interesting flaps and pages. You should really be proud of this! I am glad you stuck it out and finished. We are there for you girl. Love ya!

  2. I love your mini album, Vickie! You put so much work into it and it shows, its beautiful. I love the paper you used and all the different elements in the album. We will always be here for you Vickie. Sending lots of (((Hugs)))

  3. OMGosh Vickie, you did a fabulous job on this mini!!! I love your stick pins, the paper stack you used is just gorgeous-love it when Ginger used it too! lol Love how you embellished your mini too! I'm not sure where you had problems with the binding because it looks perfect!! And like Suz and Terri said, we will always be here for you my friend!! Now what'ca gonna put in that mini?!! Love ya lady!