Saturday, May 05, 2007

Happy Scrapping Day!

To all of you scrapbookers out there...Happy National Scrapbooking Day! I just realised yesterday that today was NSD, so I thought I'd have a little fun on my blog. Now I know you're all probably like, okay, enough with the "party" pictures already, but I couldn't help it...I had to make something with them. So I made this mini chipboard album. For fun, I thought I'd share with you some step-by-step instructions...kinda like a "make and take" for anyone who's up to it. Also, my gallery is being featured on Two Peas today, so that's kind of exciting. I've posted some new stuff in there if you want to take a look!!









So here is what you'll need to make this little album:

-a 3x3" chipboard album (mine is Creative Imaginations)
-patterned paper (KI memories)
-8 photos, measuring 3x3"
-felt flower trim (Queen & Co)
-ribbon
-gluestick
-brayer
-sandpaper
-paper trimmer
-glue gun

Before I get started with the instructions, notice how I added my "journaling" directly onto my photos before I printed them. I wanted this to be as fast and as easy as possible. I also added a little digital brush element (these ones I used are by Rhonna Farrer) to each picture. So let's get going!

1. Trim all 8 of your photos, as well as your front and back "covers" so they measure 3"x3".


2. Using a gluestick, glue your photos onto each inner page of the chipboard album. (Note: With each picture, as soon as you've positioned it in the album, immediately roll over the picture with a brayer about 5 or 6 times so the picture is really stuck to the chipboard.)




3. Sand all of the edges of your photos. I like sanding 'cause to me it just gives it a nice "finished" look.


4. Now, glue on the front and back covers of your album, following the same intructions as in step 3. (I also glued on a little strip of paper to the spine so all the chipboard is covered.)

5. Sand the edges of the front and back cover.

6. Now, cut a piece of the Queen and Co. felt trim so it measures about 2.5" long. (This stuff is awesome to work with...nice and sturdy, not flimsy at all.) I glued my trim on to the front and back covers with a glue gun (just a few dots of glue here and there) so it would really be stuck. I didn't use any glue on the spine of the album...I wanted the trim to be "away" from the album a bit, I thought it looked cute. (Note: the glue will dry super fast, so work quickly!)



7. Lastly, just thread some ribbon through the felt trim and tie in knots! You're done!!



And I couldn't let NSD pass by without doing a little giveaway....

So post a comment by Monday night and on Tuesday morning I'll draw a winner!!


Happy Scrappin'!!

Talia:)

43 comments:

Kathy said...

Happy NSD! I love you work!
Kathy R

Krista said...

Love this! You do awesome work! Happy NSD!!!

Krainik Family said...

You are one talented girl! I am always looking at your blog or gallery for inspiration. Congratulations on having your gallery spotlighted, that's so fun!
I can't wait to see what you come up with next!
-Kaitlyn

Disney Scrapper said...

Ok, that is too cute. Thanks for sharing. Will have to give this one a try. Happy NSD to you.

Kathleen said...

Happy NSD!! This is so cute! I wish I could come up with all the cute things that you are always sharing with us. Keep up the amazing work!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Talia,
Love the little book from your party, thanks for sharing the instructions with us. I never thought of putting the journaling right on the photo before, great idea! I'm in your AYTR class.
Jennifer from Nova Scotia

Anonymous said...

Talia, You have such awesome talent! Thanks for sharing, and I would love to be entered into the drawing!! Thanks, Jessica

Karli said...

super cute! You are so talented & sweet to share. Have a happy nsd! Thanks!
Karli

jjjourneyahead said...

talia...thanks for sharing your idea! love it! jamie

Wendy Sue said...

oooh, I love your little party book -- and your party looks like it was so much fun...and so beautiful! :o)

jessica said...

you are just way too creative!! cute book. Happy NSD!

Kristin Hohenadel said...

I think I may have to try this out! Thanks!

Kristi said...

I saw your layout in there! so cute. very cute little book. everything you do is cute! sheesh- can you guess why my little Maggie always says things are cute?

*Nicole* said...

Happy NSD! Your work is so amazing, and your family is so cute! Thanks!

Ashley Schultz said...

I love your mini book and it was fun to see your gallery highlighted on 2peas. How sweet of you to give away some RAK.

Karrie said...

The mini album is just precious and I thought you have done a lovely job with your party. Very girly... very chic.

Enjoy your blog

Anonymous said...

I love your party book - so cute! Thanks for sharing! Donna W

Therese said...

The minialbum is adorable!
I read your blog all the time but I am very bad at leaving comments *blush*.
I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday!
Therese

Vivi said...

Hey girl, thank for sharing this very cute mini!! And for making the SBS!!
I can see you are really into the red and pink *wink* (I will have to try this color combo soon, I need to say I loved it :))
Happy NSD for you too!

Anonymous said...

cutie album babe!! miss you,
- niki

nicole said...

Happy NSD...and love the minibook!
-Nicole

Anonymous said...

Talia, I love how you did this little book. What I also love is that you made a "little" life thing, into something really special! The colors you chose are amazing as well! Also: I took your class at the USC and I loved your teaching style... you were awesome as well as your projec! Have a great week! Sheri.C

Lacey said...

Love the album! Looks simple and clean. :) So cute!

Ilona said...

love your work. count me in for the great giveaway! Thanks, Ilona

Anonymous said...

I have been following your website for quite a while! Love your work and the kids are adorable! Your husband is not too bad either ;)
Ginny from Michigan

Paula said...

Talia, this book is super cute and looks like it would be a nice, quick little project. If only I could buckle down and get some of my projects finished!!

Anonymous said...

Talia,
I really love your work... the mini album is too cute! And your girls are just too adorable. Thanks for sharing!!

Maria - Houston, TX

Kara said...

talia! congrats on being featured!! that is so cool!! love your lil album! :D

Jessica said...

Thanks for the make and take project. I love to get ideas from other people! It is so adorable.

Bethanie said...

LOVE the colors of your party! So fun! And the book is just adorable!

Just Rhonda said...

i saw that on two peas - congrats!!!! And LOVE the mini album!!!

{me} said...

oh I wish I was at your party. Cute little book you made. I just love it. I just need to figure out how to write word on my photos. But I will :o)
Manon

Donna said...

I absolutely LOVE your mini album! The foam edging is so cute!

Thanks for yet another giveaway!

You are so sweet!

Jamie said...

Love that little mini book idea. So stinkin' cute!

If you need another blog topic, do you think you could show us how you added text and borders to your photos. Thanks!

Jamie ~ Alabama

Muriel said...

your book is cute and seems easy to do!

Jenay said...

As always, your ideas are amazing! I love that little book and I loved the party idea. My little Emily would love to throw a party with our friends, I am thinking a flip-flop theme would be fun! Have a great day Talia.

Michelle said...

Love the mini-book! Your party looks like it was really fun :)

CrYsTaL said...

Hey Talia!
I love checking out your blog! That last project is really neat and I plan to give it a whirl!

Janna said...

awesome job, as always, talia!! love it!!

congrats on the 2P's feature!!

janna

Maurita said...

love the book. love it. fun, fun, fun.
PS. I agree with Ginny from Michigan, your hubbie is a cutey!!;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Talia

Your album is fabulous. I have been wanting to try one of these for ages and yours has totally inspired me - would make a great Mother's Day gift. Thanks for sharing.

Bye for now Angela (NZ)

Megan said...

This is such a great idea for Mothers Day, You totally inspire me! I wish I had more time to try all your cute ideas! Thanks for sharing your ideas with all of us!

Megan

elizabeth said...

what a great idea!

thanks for the tip on sanding the pictures.

great blog :)