Thursday, May 29, 2008

FUN WITH THEMED ALBUMS

I wouldn't have known how much fun a "mini" or "themed" album could be until I tried one! My example here uses the extremely fun chipboard TREE album that Maya Road makes and is part of one of the I Am A Scrapaholic May kits. The theme I choose for this is related to how much fun our grandkids have at our home and in our backyard all year round. This album comes with several identical, "naked" chipboard trees. I used one for my cover and then a page for each season, winter, spring, summer and fall. The cover tree for this album comes with a separate trunk making that even more fun to decorate. The letters for the word "home" are clear letters by Maya Road. The backs of these letters are painted and then stamped the top side of each one with a texture design stamp.
Each tree was painted first, all with the same color. Most of the tree pages were then covered with these wonderful patterned papers by Pink Paislee that are part of the May I Am A Scrapaholic kit. The papers were attached with Mod Podge because that is a wonderful glue for papers and I also coated the top side of each tree with the Mod Podge. Then, I simply added photos that were cut in rather slim, tall sizes and added rub-on words or stickers. Pictures were added to the backs of the trees too so that more photos could be included. This will just serve as a fun reminder to the kids of some really fun days.
Materials:
Chipboard tree album - Maya Road
Clear letters, chipboard bird, chipboard house – Maya Road
Patterned papers – Flower Beds, Skipping Stones, Rain Showers, Bird’s Nest, Green Lace/Spring Fling/Pink Paislee
Paint – FolkArt/Plaid
Mod Podge – Plaid
Stickles – Ranger
Texture stamp – Just For Fun
Ancient Page and Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Various sticker letters and rub-on words – Making Memories, Sticko, Mustard MoonRubber Stamps - “seasons” stamps/Purple Onion

4 comments:

Kary said...

Linda, this is just such a fun mini album!! I love all of the little details and textures you've added to it!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Linda...this is so sweet...wonderful keepsake!!!

I AM A Scrapaholic said...

Oh Linda what a wonderful mini=album! You've done an outstanding job with this!

ScrapbooksbyKarrilee said...

Simply Gorgeous!!! So fun and I LOVE the theme... what a treasure!
~K~