Saturday, July 26, 2014

Happy Birthday to My Sister!

I created this mini album for my sister's birthday.  I don't think she has ever received a mini album ... she only makes them.  I am entering this into Cheery Lynn Design's Challenge 143 Silver and/or Gold.  I've listed the dies I used along with the photo.

In addition, I am entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge titled Simon Says ... Emboss It; my project has several embossings, including dry embossing on the flowers using some of Tim Holtz's Texture Fades embossing folders and heat embossing using stamps and some gold embossing powder.

Below:  check out the cool Cheery Lynn Design Lace Corner Deco I.  It is in a pack of three that I can see myself using a LOT!

I also used my Cricut Expression 2 to make the beautiful flowers.  I am so happy that I purchased the Flower Shoppe cartridge.  It has come in handy many times, as is evident from this album.

Below:  don't you just love the flower?  I used Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die along with grungeboard and a lot of doodads.

Below:  the English Tea Party Doily was cut and fan folded to make a little design under the flower.  Don't you love that flower?  My sister made it ... is it okay to regift something back to the person who gave it to you?

Below:  I just love this butterfly!  It's another Cheery Lynn Designs die from a set of three titled Small Exotic Butterflies #1 with Angel Wings. Check out the deco corner, too!

 Below:  it was fun to just free-form cut the flower and then add stickles to give it the bling.  The silver blue leaf is from a Christmas flower pick.  I used some Adirondack Alcohol Ink to give it a blue tint.  The bling in the corner is a package of gold holographic glitter that was in my stash; I stamped a Tim Holtz design and then added the glitter to the top. Unfortunately, there's no label, so I don't know who to credit for this gorgeous flash of golden shine!

Below:  the letter press is a grunge block that is a Tim Holtz creation. Check out his post with a video tutorial to see how to make one for yourself!

Below:  this is how the mini album looks when it's fanned out from the front and back.

Below:  don't you just love all of the goodies that I used on the ring?

Finally, I would be remiss not to mention the paper that I used.  It's K&Company's Julianne 12x12 paper pack.  I couldn't find it online anywhere ... waaaahhhh ... I love this paper, and my stash of it is rapidly being depleted.



  1. And it's MINE - all MINE. And the best part is that it's much prettier in person. Truly. Thank you, Dodie!

  2. Hi Dodie, what a beautiful keepsake gift for your sister and each page a treasure. Love all your little sayings in it too. Great work. Thanks for joining in the Cheery Lynn designs challenge and good luck.
    Julie x

  3. Dodie loved seeing your mini album . I Especially loved the beautiful flowers both yours and your sisters.
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  4. Such a very beautiful mini album! All the details are amazing! Thanks for playing in this week's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge!
    Good luck!

  5. Wow Dodie! What a fabulous project! I bet your sister was thrilled to receive such a fabulous work of art! I love all the beautiful blossoms and your attention to detail!

  6. Gorgeous mini album Dodie, so many lovely details to look at and so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  7. This is beautiful! I am sure she loves it!


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