Sunday, October 10, 2010

Another project for Ally Scraps and Live with Prima class!

Hello friends!!
I have officially cleaned out my scrap space! I was a huge mess from a couple months of traveling, classes, and preparing projects for upcoming events. It feels so good to have it cleaned up and everything is put away in it's place. I went out and bought new baskets from Michaels that were 50% off to house my Glimmer Mist and paints. They are called Harvest baskets, but they are very simple and look perfect on my shelves. I will post pics later. It literally took a whole day... And now to clean the rest of my house...sigh.

OK-onto more news! I am hosting a Live with Prima class Tuesday Night! YAY! I am going to make a Halloween banner using all kinds of Prima goodies, including lace, Little Boo papers and more. I have several techniques to share that I think everyone will like and I think this would be a nice addition to your Halloween's so fun to make and really easy too! The class is free and it airs at 6:30pm PST/9:30pm EST.

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Here is another project for Ally Scraps! This album has to be one of my favorites to date. I just went for it! I used October Afternoon Fly A Kite and Thrift Shop papers, mini book and journal cards. Ribbons, tags, pebbles and Kraft envelopes too.
I painted the covers in Lettuce green using Adirondack acrylic paints by Ranger. I layered paper, a journal card and a big ribbon on the cover. The ribbon is one of my very favorites by May Arts. They come in a variety of colors and I use them all the time.

For the pages inside, I cut out large rectangles of various patterned papers and used a scallop punch around all of the paper edges. Then I created a pocket for each page by sewing the flash cards to the papers.

I distressed the paper edges and inked them with Vintage photo Distress Ink by RAnger. I layered journal cards with Kraft envelopes and patterned papers. I also used the label stickers by OA for extra journal spots and titles.
I tucked tags and journal cards into the page pockets throughout the album. Simply add some ribbon pieces to the tops of the tags with little trinkets like page pebbles.
The envelopes can be used for extra journaling or photos too.

I love the vintage look of those journal cards-they are too sweet! I added some scalloped circles and ribbons to layer with them as well as buttons and bling.

Now this little book is ready for photos and jouranling! I really love how it came together.
Most of the supplies I used can be found at Ally Scraps! They have such an amazing shop with tons of goodies to choose from! Check them out here:
And their blog has loads of inspiration and fun challenges:
Thanks for stopping by! I will have some fall treats coming your way.
xoxo Cari
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Kristina said...

EEEK! I'm so excited for your class on Tuesday!
Love the mini album, you packed that little sucker full of yummy goodness :)


Malin said...

Thank you for the amazing shopping list cari =)
i have printed it out and i cant wait to get to NY!

Donna said...

Can't wait for your class--I'll be there--good luck!!!!

Unknown said...

absolutely fab mini - adore your work :))))

CaninosArtisticCafe said...

Cari so cute! I know it feels so good to get your craft area all cleaned up. Kinda like a blank canvas to start with : ). Going to try to get online for your class tomorrow night, never done it before so hopefully I'll figure it out lol!

laurel said...

Love the vintage look! I'm so glad you will be at Inspired and can't wait to take your mini class.

LollyChops said...

I will try my best to be there care bear!


Kelly Roberts said...

Your class was good tonight! I hope you can do more. Great seeing you and your talents, live! See ya Cari!

Jen said...

this is a very cute mini. I love what you do.

Shemaine Smith said...

Oh Cari your work is always so inspiring!!