Mini album

Well, it seems an age since Mum and I went to Alexandra Palace but we had a whale of a time.  We left home early and managed to get to Ally Pally about half eight in the morning, so were able to get a parking space just outside the Ice Rink.  We then had a gentle wander around to the entrance and whiled away the time with coffee and a bacon baguette which we shared!

The queue to get in was already starting to build up when we got there, hence the coffee break as mum can't stand for long,  We went in after the first rush and I did think that since there were far fewer exhibitors than at the NEC we would be in and out in a couple of hours.  I was so wrong in that as by  lunchtime, we had still only reached the second row of stalls (we started at the bottom and worked our way back to the entrance)!  I managed to spend all the money I had left over from the NEC plus some extra on top so it was a very successful day!

I still haven;t had chance to do much as yet as my other news is that I have become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I have a new blog for this (well, all I have is the original page and the blog name as I haven't had chance to post anything or even change any of the default layout as yet but I am hoping to get all this sorted this weekend and will let you know the details then!

I've actually been busy these past few weeks spending most of my time at a client's trying to finalise their 2012 accounts and today I finally managed to get the accounts finished and the tax returns filed online so I am definitely in a celebratory mood tonight.  I am about to go get a glass of red wine and am only sorry I don't have any chocolate to go with it!

Still, I though I would leave you with a photo of a mini album I made last week.  I used Color My Wold by Aimee Harrison Design Studios and she is a star as she even included the proper spelling of colour in the wordart in the kit!  

The kit is lovely, and is definitely the sort of thing you can easily use for albums and cards, it is so versatile.  I have plans to make a couple of birthday cards with this but as usual, work has taken priority....still, it is the bank holiday weekend coming up, so who knows?!!!!

Anyhow, back to the mini album and here it is:

I printed one of the kit pages on top a sheet of A4 cardstock and then folded and cut the card to make the album.  the lace effect on the edges is from another kit page which I used my Tim Holtz Vintage Lace die on.  I printed and cut out two copies of one of the flowers and then added a gem to the centre before gluing onto the front cover of the album.

Inside, the pages were stuck together using buttons printed from the kit to make the holders for the tags.  The tags were made from the kit using papers and elements.  I left the backs of the tags blank so I could add journalling, and there is space on each tag for mini photos.

I love the way this turned out and it was so easy to make, too.  As usual, though, it took longer to cut out and stick everything together than anything else!

Oh well, that glass of red wine is calling my name now so I'm off to celebrate filing those tax returns!  

Happy scrapping!