Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Celebrating Everyday Moments // Part One

Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Cover
Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Cover
This week is definitely all about mini albums. I've already posted Part One and Two of my Valentine Mini Album and today I'll be sharing photos of my Mini Album with Pocket Pages. For an overview of my entire album, you can check out the Glitz Design blog this morning. Below are more photos and details about the supplies I used. In Part Two of this series, I will be outlining directions for the album construction and sharing photos of all the hidden journaling I included in the pockets!

Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Cover Closeup
Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Cover Closeup
Alphas by Heidi Swapp, Enamel Dots, Color Mist, Tim Holtz Mini Staples

Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Pages 1-2 Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Page 1 Closeup Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Page 2 Closeup
Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Pages 1-2
The Pier Alphas by Crate Paper

Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Pages 3-4 Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Pages 3-4 Closeup
Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Pages 3-4
Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Pages 5-6 Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Pages 5-6 Closeup
Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Pages 5-6
Studio Calico Sequins, Studio Calico Heart & Arrows Wood Veneer

Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Back Cover Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Back Cover Closeup
Mini Album with Pocket Pages // Part One // Back Cover

A Valentine Mini Album // Part Two

Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 12-13
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 12-13
Today I'll be sharing more of my Valentine Mini Album. Check out Part One here and for an overview of the entire 37 page album, you can visit my post over on the Glitz Design blog. In this three part series, I go into more depth and you'll find additional images and details on my album construction below.

Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 14-15
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 14-15
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 16-17 Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 16-17 Closeup
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 16-17
I use a lot of white thread and wood veneer throughout my entire album because I love the added texture and their neutral base keep them from becoming a distraction. This cute little typewriter is from the Heyday Collection by Studio Calico.

Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 18-19 Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 18-19 Closeup
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 18-19
On these pages, I threw in some Arrow and Elongated Hexagon Wood Veneers by Studio Calico into the mix. The hexagons make a great base for work strips or other types of captions.

Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 20-21
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 20-21
I added another plastic pocket insert in between these two pages and left a blank photo mat in the middle to add a photo.

Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 20-21 Closeup
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 20-21 Closeup
On the flip side of the insert, I added some embellishments, including word art using Studio Calico's Darling Dear Alphabet Wood Veneers. These might be the cutest wood veneers I've ever seen and they came with the Copper Mountain Studio Calico Project Life Kit (which was also the cutest ever btw).

Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Page 20 Closeup
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Page 20 Closeup
These are "cotton candy" colored sequins I found at the Studio Calico shop. I love the color and they seem to always pretty selection of hues in stock there.

Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 22-23
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 22-23
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 24-25
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 24-25
Here, I've added more of my own typography using Photoshop. I also used Tim Holtz Label Letters to spell out "I love you more than all the stars in the sky" and this pretty constellation patterned vellum to layer in between.

Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 26-27 Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 26-27 Closeup
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 26-27
I love this wood veneer heart by Freckled Fawn and paired it with word strips by Glitz Design.

Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 28-29
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 28-29
In between these two pages, I've sandwiched a plain velum insert, creating white space in an otherwise crowded spread.

Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 28-29 Closeup
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 28-29 Closeup
I also added a plastic insert with lots of options for photos. In the corner, I slipped in "M" and "R" typewriter keys by Tim Holtz and embellished them with a bit of bakers twine.

Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 30-31
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 30-31
This is the last set of plastic pockets. It's filled with journal cards by Glitz Design still has room for a few photos.

Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 30-31 Closeup
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 30-31 Closeup
Again, I've added interest to the flip side of the insert by adding word art and a couple embellishments.

Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 32-33 Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 30-31 Closeup
Valentine Mini Album // Part Two // Pages 32-33 Closeup
This is the last set of pages I'll be sharing today. The little star accent is from confetti included in my Studio Calico Valley High Project Life Kit--definitely easy enough to make, but nice to have on hand. I've shared a link below along with all the other supplies from Part One of this series as well. Tune back in for Part Three at the end of the week!


A Valentine Mini Album // Part One

Valentine Mini Album // Part One // Album Cover
Valentine Mini Album // Part One // Album Cover
I'm so excited to be sharing my first mini album for 2014. To check out an overview of the entire album, hop on over to the Glitz Design Blog where I share some project details this morning. Here, on Analog Paper, I'll be going into the construction of my album in more depth.  At 37 pages, it's a thick little album and I want to share some of the multi media techniques I used to add interest to all my pages.  This is the first installment of a three part series.

We have a another snow storm hitting this afternoon so I have to run over to store and stock up on chocolate and other essentials. In the meantime, here are some closeups of my album and I'll be back a little later today with descriptions and supply lists for you!

I finally got to update my post! Check out all the details below . . .

The cover you see above is a simple chipboard construction that I embellished with Martha Stewart Metallic Finish Paint and the white paper heart is topped with cloth covered Thickers by American Crafts.

Video Tutorial // My Print & Cut Workflow // How to Use My Photoshop Template and Action Set



Hello! Back again with a video on how to use the Photoshop template and action set I shared earlier today. I hope they help out with your Holiday crafting this month!

Notes:
Great Tutorials for Silhouette Beginners Here and Here
My Favorite PS Scripts

Work Flow // Print and Cut on the Silhouette // My PS Action Set and Template Download



Hey Guys! If you're here visiting from Glitz Designs then you know today I will be going over my Print & Cut workflow. I've created a Photoshop template and action set to stream line my process and later today, I'll be sharing a step by step video to use everything. Just a little gift from me to you ♥

In the meantime, here's my free download!

Giveaway // Finnley Collection

December Daily 2013 // Album Cover // Using Finnley Collection by Glitz Design
December Daily 2013 // Album Cover // Using Finnley Collection by Glitz Design
Happy Thanksgiving! If you're joining me from the Finnley Blog Hop, then you probably already know Glitz Design is giving away the entire digital Finnley Collection as well as one full paper collection. To enter, just leave a comment below and you could be one of two winners! It's an amazing prize and I'm super excited to show you the project I worked on this week because I absolutely love this collection. In fact, I decided to use it as the jumping off point for my December Daily album.

This is my cover featuring one of my favorite Finnely graphics. I also began to shape some of my foundation pages using other die cuts from the collection. Below are more detailed photos of my progress so far. You can also see how I used Finnley's awesome color palette to recolor other elements from the Hello December collection in order to incorporate it into my album. I plan to do this with other collections as well--this is just one of the reasons I LOVE working digital collections!

December Daily 2013 // Foundation Pages // Using Finnley Collection by Glitz Design
December Daily 2013 // Foundation Pages // Using Finnley Collection by Glitz Design
Check back in for more updates on my album. I'll also be sharing my December Daily workflow, including my process for recoloring images and prepping my Print & Cut documents when I use my Silhouette.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the rest of the blogs on the hop for more changes to win and gorgeous project inspiration ♥ ♥ ♥

Amanda DeJong -  http://somethingsorta.blogspot.com/
Amanda Resende -  http://amandaresendescraps.blogspot.com.br/
Barbara Sokee -  http://sokeeb.wordpress.com/
Donna Espiritu -  http://www.scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Emma Poon -  http://amazinglyscrapped.wordpress.com/
Fauve Van Maanen -  http://www.fauvevanmaanen.blogspot.com/
Jaime Warren -  http://jaimewarren.typepad.com/
Jocelyn Olson -  http://redballooncards.blogspot.com/
Karine Cazenave -  http://karinecazenave.typepad.com/
Kym Tsukamoto -  http://busybostyn.blogspot.com/
Laura O'Donnell -  http://itsallrosie.blogspot.com/
Lea Lawson -  http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Lisa Andrews -  http://lisaandrews.blogspot.com/
Magda Mizera -  http://www.magdamizera.blogspot.com/
Maria Lacuesta -  http://analogpaper.blogspot.com/ --------------> You are here ♥
Marie Ramirez -  http://www.absosweetmarie.blogspot.com/
Mary Martinez -  http://www.marnels.blogspot.com/
Miki Krueger -  http://thecountryteacher.wordpress.com/
Mou Saha -  http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/
Nina Ostermann -  http://ninasblog-scrapmama.blogspot.com/
Noel Culbertson -  http://paperpassionpixels.blogspot.com/
Smitha Katti -  http://www.smilingcolors.com/
Stephanie Bryan -  http://www.stephaniemakes.blogspot.com/
Tiffany Wheeler -  http://iffycreates.blogspot.com/
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