Thursday, September 13, 2012

More With Pink and Black

After making the friendship card for the JustRite challenge yesterday, I had all this pink and black cuteness sitting on my scrapbook table.  So, I decided to make a mini album using some really cool paper bags my Mom had given me.  She got them at some darling little shop she visited in Ohio.  I tried taking a few close-up shots so that you can see the cool bags.  They made a great background for this vintage-style mini album, and. . . .of course, whenever you use paper bags, you get those amazing pockets where I tucked in some photo mats.  I tried taking a few pictures of those as well so you could see.  I used two bags total, so there are 5/6 pages so to speak.  I realized that it's difficult to read those little Making Memories letters, so. . .just to let you know, it says, "my sister - my friend" in the frame, and down toward the bottom, it says, "I like your style".

Front Pocket Card:

Inside Page/Pocket Card:

I know that some of you have asked me to show the inside pages of my mini albums, but I always feel like it's just too many photos for one blog post.  They are basically just photo mats with journaling tags and floral embellishments.  You'll have to use your imaginations.  Tee hee.

And of course, here are the challenges I am entering with this little paper bag mini alnum: - Everybody-Art-Challenge Blog - Black and Pink - Pile It On Challenge Blog - Patterned Papers - The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog - Challenge #36 - Vintage Black, White and Pop of Pink

Before I go, I want to mention something WONDERFUL that happened to me this week.  As many of you know, Simon Says Stamp is one of my most favorite on-line scrapbook stores.  I've entered their challenge faithfully for SO long, and have yet to win.  But, this last week - both Simon Says Stamp Blog AND Simon Says Stamp & Show Blog, each had a Blog Hop for their 3rd year, and I won a $25 gift certificate from May's blog on Simon Says Stamp & Show, AND a $25 gift certificate from Laurel Beard's blog at Simon Says Stamp Blog.  How awesome is that?  I now have $50 to spend in their awesome store.  I can't wait to go shopping, and I give God ALL THE PRAISE and thanks.  (and of course, a big shout-out and thanks to SSS for being so awesome).
I hope you're all having a great day, and I thank you AS ALWAYS for stopping by to say hello and leave me some love.  I look forward to visiting each of you this week.
My Cup Runneth Over,


  1. Horray! I'm so happy for you to be able to go shopping at their incredible shop!
    Love your album and all the wonderful little details you added. The washi tape and all those lettered words are fantastic!

  2. Fab book and very well done on your wins

    Margaret xx

  3. Cute book and idea. Congrats on your wins!

  4. This is gorgeous Karen!!! Love all the pinks...pieces of cuteness everywhere! Blessings! Kathy

  5. Amazing card - love this color combo!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  6. Gorgeous book, Karen, and so glad to hear of your blessings.

  7. Beautiful card, so much beautiful detail here. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  8. Oh wow! Totally stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!