Mini Album Madness

I don’t know about you guys but I can’t get enough of the pre-made mini books that are so popular right now. I had to stop myself from buying another one at Michaels the other day. I still have a few that I have to put to use before I go on anymore mini-book binges. I do absolutely adore the Heidi Swapp Memory File Album. I’m still working on mine as I get new photos to put in it. I think having a book that is already pre-bound and complete with cute patterned paper just makes your scrappy journey that much easier. While I love to create a layout from the ground up…sometimes I just want to do a quick layout without having to start from scratch. These minibooks like the Heidi Swapp books, Maggie Holmes clipboard albums and Amy Tan daybooks are the perfect solution for when I’m in this kind of a scrapping mood. 

Here’s a few pages from my Heidi Swapp Memory File Album:

 

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My poor neglected blog! After some computer problems like losing my whole hard drive (yikes!) I never got back to my blog like I should have. Heck…its a new year so why not start fresh now? I’ve still been crafting away and my most recent discovery is embossing. While not a new technique by any means, the process is new to me and I can’t get enough of it. I recently made a mini album for a friend and got a chance to emboss some stamped images to add to some of the pages. 

My latest creation after the embossing bug bit me:

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I simply took one of the Amy Tangerine wood cards and wanted to jazz it up a bit by stamping it with a cute heart patterned stamp. I then added pink embossing powder, used my heat tool and had a cute and revamped wood card to use for a layout or whatever else I choose. 

 

And isn’t the negative space left from the embossing powder, oh so cute?

 

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