Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Memories of Happy Times

Well, I must say that it feels good to be back home and back to my family, friends, church craft room!  I had such a wonderful vacation, and I thank you all so much for the well-wishes you sent me for a blessed visit with my dear friend, Patti, and my family.  As lovely as it is to visit, it's always a good feeling to be back home.
Here we are at Wednesday again, and that means it's time once again for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  For this week's inspiration project, I created another mini album.  My scripture is printed on canvas and attached to the envelope that is tucked inside the pocket of my mini album.  I tried to take a picture of each page so that you could see all the details.  I used primarily items from October Afternoon, but I also added plenty of other goodies as well.  I will try to name them all, but if you have any questions at all about what I used, just let me know.
The cover has lots of October Afternoon patterned papers, chipboard and stickers.  I also used a Melissa Frances rub-on (memories) and a Papertrey Ink die-cut (happy) but everything else you see on the cover is October Afternoon.
This is the second page.  Again, lots of October Afternoon patterned papers and chipboard going on here.  Some super cute new thin, striped washi tape from Little B that I picked up on vacation at Archivers, the brocade border is also a die-cut from Papertrey Ink, and my infamous machine stitching (as always).  The 2 is a piece of October Afternoon chipboard, and the "gether" was printed onto a sticker on the computer.
This last picture shows Page 3 as well as the envelope that was tucked inside the pocket.  This is where I placed my word art/scripture for this week.  I saved plenty of room for photos in this album, but also love having envelopes inside the pockets so that you can include more photos and other memories.  The heart border is a die-cut from Papertrey Ink cut from wool felt, and that shabby flower up in the corner is cut from a scrap of denim material using a Die-Namics Loopy Flower Die-cut.  There's a button with baker's twine in the center of the flower.  Most everything else is from October Afternoon.
Twist of Faith Cards Challenge Blog - Challenge #47 - Borders and Fancy Edges - I used a scalloped border paper on the cover, and a few different border die-cuts throughout.
Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog - Die-Ing For a Punch - I used several different die-cuts on this mini album.  You can read all the details for each page.
Southern Girls Challenge Blog - Challenge #74 - No Spoolin' - I used wool felt to make my heart border, and denim for my flower, but nothing from a spool.  How fun!
Great Impressions Rubber Stamps - July Challenge - Anything Goes - I keep trying to win this challenge and gain the opportunity to Guest Design with these awesome stamps!
I really hope that you will all stop by Word Art Wednesday to play along in our challenge this week.  We have two fabulous sponsors again this week:  Your Next Stamp (rubber stamps and die-cuts) is offering a $20 gift certificate, and The Shabby Cottage is offering some darling vintage images of the winner's choice.  Please stop by and share your creations with us for the chance to win!
Have a blessed week,


  1. This is lovely Karen! I just love the papers. So happy you had a great vacation and are back home working on your beautiful creations.

  2. How gorgeous is this?! Wow! Love all the OA papers! Well done!♥

  3. A fabulous mini album ! The papers are lovely !

  4. Awesome little project. Love the vintage feel.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. I must say that everything about this project is fabulous! You did a fantastic job! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at Twist of Faith this week!
    Tracey F, DT Twist of Faith

  6. This is beautiful! LOVE all the wonderful papers and embellies you've used! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

  7. I love the detailing in the mini albums you've been working on. The vintage embellishments are really cool. Blessings!

  8. Super cute mini. Love all the little details and that denim flower.

  9. Very pretty Karen - love the 'blanket stitch' effect on the scalloped borders.

  10. Beautiful Paper Art Card, I Love the colors and the papers! This card has so much snap, it just calls to be admired!!Love the Scripture on it too!Thanks for joining us in or Fancy frames and borders Twist of faith challenge!
    Ginny M

  11. Totally gorgeous! Love all the different elements and the lovely papers! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!

  12. Hi Karen wow is all I can say what a stunning piece of work!! Absolutely beautiful :) I'm glad you had a nice holiday, have a lovely weeks

  13. Hi Karen, I love this mini album the detail is amazing so are the elements, colours and design a truly wonderful creation.
    lorraine x

  14. Love love your beautiful album! So many lovely details to look at :)

  15. Welcome home Karen! I know how you feel about being glad to go on vacation...but it's always nice to be back home too. WOW Karen - you're album is AMAZING! I've never made one of these myself but I know the time, effort, creativity, and energy that goes into one and yours is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Twist of Faith this week! I always look forward to seeing what you've been up to in your craft room. :)

  16. Lovely Karen, such a lovely album!!! I know the effort, creativity, time, and energy that went into this (even though I have never made one myself)..thank you for sharing your talent with us at Twist of Faith!! I look forward to seeing what you've been up to in your craft room every week. :)

  17. Karen I love these albums that you have been making. So inspiring indeed. I so love the country feel that October Afternoon papers provide and you sure have mastered the art of Album making that is for sure. I have been trying to make a mini album for so long that it is becoming an old project. Lol. Maybe I should rub shoulders with you. Lol. Your project is stunning and I love everything about it. Thanks for providing me with the opportunity to share my card this week. It was a labor of love though the enemy tried to trip me up several times, but I would not give in. Praise be to God. Lol. God is good all the time regardless of how much goes on in our lives, even crafting. Lol. Still working on my email to you, hope to get it completed tonight. Love you for all your inspiring words of encouragement and care and for always inspiring us with your God given talent. Big Hugs.

  18. Gorgeous mini album, looks fantastic! thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, Hugs, Karenx

  19. Really like your minialbum Like the way you mixed your papers and design.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  20. What a beautiful album, Karen! Your papers are used wonderfully. The amount of detail to this creation shows your hard work.


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