Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Christmas Mini

Good morning fellow crafters. I'm not sure if some of you that read my blog know about the devistating Tornado that hit many parts of Illinois last Sunday.  6 pple were killed thru out the state.
I live in western Ky just a few miles from the Ohio river. The town of Brookport, Ill which is just across the Ohio River from me was one of the towns that was hit very hard. 3 pple were killed in this town alone.  Lots of homes were either destroyed or damaged. They did confirm that it was a F3 tornato that went thru Brookport.  Also the town of Diamond, Il was hit hard also. I have a friend that lives there and she didn't have any damage considering that she lived only 2 blocks from where the damage started.  Also in the conty that I live in Livingston County, Ky there was an F2 tornado that touched down about 10 miles south of me that destroyed 5 homes and 15 homes are severly damanged.
If  yall could take a few minutes and pray for these ppl that lost loved one or have lost  everything that they had.  This is the time of the year to give thanks for what we have and to know that any time we could lose it.    Thanks for letting me write this and for reading it.

On the blog the challenge this week is "DIE CUTS"  You are to use a die cut on your project. I am doing a Christmas mini album and I'm using cuts from the CAC2 cart along with the Cake Seasonal Sampler cart. I'm going to enter one of the pocket pages from the mini.  This mini album is one that Ginger had done back in the summer.  I knew that I had wanted to do this pocket page mini so I decided to do a Christmas one and with the pocket pages I would do some die cuts.  I thought that this would be perfect for the challenge.

Here are some of the pages already done.  I hope to finish it this week end because Ole Man Winter is going to bring in some very cold air over the next few days.  So I'm hybernating into my craft room.

 This is the front of the pocket page  The papers that I used are from Recollections
 CITY SIDEWALKS that I had gotten a couple of weeks ago at M's. I used a MS lace doily punch on the flap. The die cut is from CAC2. I used some bakers twine on the candy canes. I made a pocket for the tag that was part of the stack.

On the opposite side of the flap I used the ginger bread man from CAC2 . The picture mat is for a 4x4 picture.

On the next part of the pocket page I cut out the stockies from the same cart.

This is the back page with the sled from the CAC2 cart.   I also used some bakers twine. The presents were on the page from the stack. I may still add the reindeer from the CAC2 just not sure yet. But for now this is what I did.
Here are some of the other pages that I have done for the mini.

 The journaling card is also from the stack.
 The calender also from the stack as well as the peace cutout.  I made this into a pcoket for the tag that was in the stack also.

 The wording is from a page from the stack.  I just cut it out and adhered it to each small pocket page and added some ribbon from my stash.

I had gotten ome sticky frames from Tuesday Mornings and thought that this would look good on these pages.
  Thanks for looking and have a great day.
I will post the finished mini when done.


  1. Vickie, that is so Awesome. Love it . Tfs

  2. What an adorable album. It's sure to be a treasured family keepsake for many years.
    Thanks so much for sharing this week at HIMCR. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

    PS: I live in Indiana and join you in your prayers for all of those impacted by the storms. We had several large trees downed in our neighborhood but no injuries or major damage.

  3. Wow, wow, wow!!! This mini is awesome Vickie! I love the paper stack you chose and I am loving the CAC2 die cuts! I'm so sorry to hear about those nasty tornadoes, keeping everyone in my prayers. I'm so glad that it didn't hit you my friend, very thankful indeed! Hugs!

  4. So happy & glad for you that your family didn't suffer any of that damage. So tragic for those who did. Tornadoes are so devastating & so widespread. Loved your mini album...what a lot of work & detail you've put into this lovely album. Love the festive papers you chose, all the embellishments you decorated each page with. Thanks for your visit to my blog during the 3 Twenty Crafts blog hop, and hope you'll come again. I'll be joining here as your newest follower, and will try to get back to enjoy the wonderful projects you will be posting. TFS