Wednesday, July 1, 2015

'Vintage' Baby Girl Mini Album

It's been a while since I posted any craft projects. This is a mini album I made for my first granddaughter,
who is getting ready to turn 3!


Yes, I know. 

But I really did make the album almost two years ago so I'm only behind in posting the photos. :)

And speaking of photos, my daughter took these as I didn't have a very good camera at the time. I totally forgot about them and found them on a shared drive the other day. That's what really prompted me to post them. Otherwise, I would have happily gone through life thinking I didn't have any pictures of it to share. *snort*


I purchased a canvas mini album from the craft store. I don't remember which one as it has been so long but if I find another one I am buying it too. I really enjoyed working with the canvas!

The pearls are Prima, and most of the flower embellishments are probably Prima, but I handmade a few flowers from the scrapbook paper, too.

I'm famous for finding odd craft supplies for a discount and then trying to piece them all together.
 Another great place to buy supplies is Mighty Dollar.

Seriously.

They are cheap but name brands!


I made plenty of little pockets to slip things into, along with tags.

I love tags!

Okay, this picture looks a little green. I don't remember using green ink. 
My go-to ink is Soft Suede by Stampin'Up!
Embroidery floss is magic. Really. It makes such a pretty addition to any page!



There's that nasty green tint again. Hmmm...could have been my editing but I'm not claiming it. :)
There's a homemade flower up there^^^. Those are fun to make. Just cut out a circle (doesn't have to be perfect), dampen it with water and wad it up, let dry, unfold and layer with another one, adding a pearl or button. VoilĂ , you are done!



More handmade flowers!












Of course it's vintage themed because that's what I like best!


Lots of tags for journaling! Prima pearls and stamping, oh yeah!


See, it really is Soft Suede around the edges. Looks way better than green. :)


I love the side view!!!

Mini albums are my favorite craft to make. I now have several more that need putting together, so I think part of my summer will be busy. 

Oh, not for my daughter! Only one more for her baby who just turned one. 

But I have a new grand nephew, and two new grand nieces!


Have you been creating anything fun lately? Do share!

~Happy Crafting~



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34 comments:

  1. Oh my this is just Gorgeous, such lovely pages and embellishments

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    1. Thank you, Connie! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. I've been over admiring your own handiwork this morning. :)

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  2. Beautiful Anne! I've never seen a prettier scrapbook.

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    1. Awww....Thank you, Gwen! Do you make scrapbooks or mini albums for your sweet babies. :)

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  3. A lovely keepsake all the more precious because her gran made it.

    Diana

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  4. that is amazing. what a lovely piece of art ... i would hate to write it do anything with it ... masterpiece. i am always amazed by folks who do this kind of creativity. ( :

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I've made quite a few of these and they look pretty good all filled up with keepsakes. I have so much more to learn about paper crafting and so little time. :)

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  5. I better stick to reading; I don't have any "crafty" bones. That album is already a family heirloom in the making. It's beyond beautiful!

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    1. Between the two of us, Rebecca, we can keep plenty of content on the blog. Oh, I think that is a not so subtle hint. ;)

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  6. The book is really beautiful, you did an amazing job with it!! I love to scrap and have made many books like this. My favorite mini book I made with brown paper bags!! I am knitting now, all the time, like really addicted!!

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    1. I have always wanted to try one with bags! I've watched a tutorial and might make one later in the autumn. Something about that seems to fit together to me. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Debbie.

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  7. Awe, sweet little keepsake! Hope you'll make one for Baby Isla!

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    1. Thanks! I have several I need to make between now and next year, and sweet Isla is on my list! :)

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  8. Oh Anne, what a gorgeous work for art you have so lovingly made for your granddaughter. I LOVE the vintage style that you do and I know she will treasure this gift when she is older. Thanks for sharing the beauty and creativity with us.

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    1. Thanks, Kitty! It was a joy to make it for her. Appreciate your visit.

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  9. That is beautiful! I love those vintage tons and colors, they make sure beautiful scrapbooks and photo albums. Thanks for coming by my blog. I'm glad we've connected now :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend and 4th of July!

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

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    1. Thanks, Alexis! I appreciate your visit, too. Blog hops are a lot of fun and I find so many interesting tidbits.

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  10. Ooooh, what a sweet and pretty album, Anne! You have created a work of art that is dainty and feminine.

    Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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    1. Awww....Thanks, Stephanie! I had a lot of fun making it. I've got the bug to make some more. :)

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  11. Wow, Anne, this is truly a treasure - and no doubt will be a cherished family heirloom over the years. Such lovely detail and so feminine.
    So glad I got to see this. Sharing with friends!

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    1. Thank you, Robyn! I greatly enjoy making mini albums. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  12. Hi friend! Just popping in to let you know that this lovely album will be featured at this weeks Roses of Inspiration. I hope you had a great 4th of July! Hugs!

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    1. Oh wow! I'm honored!!! Thank you, sweet friend.

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  13. That is SO gorgeous! I'm going to look around your blog some more! We have a home in NC and I wonder where you live. I love to sew and craft! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you so much! I hopped over to your blog and see that you have homes in NC and FL. We used to live in FL, too. :) Loved perusing your blog and seeing your sewing projects and crafts.

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  14. What a precious gift this is...so very lovely and delicate. You put a lot of love into this, it's quite evident.

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    1. Hey Debby! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I enjoyed every minute of making the album. It's relaxing and a great way to express my love of vintage crafts. :)

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  15. What a beautiful baby album you have made. I have made albums for baby gifts and they are always appreciated. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Kathy, and for hosting the blog hop. It's always fun to participate in.

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  16. This is absolutely AMAZING !! I've never seen something like that before. I absolutely adore it :)

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