Hey crafty friends....I have another mini album to share....I know, I know, I have been on a mini album kick lately...and actually, I have a whole container full of pictures and ideas for all of the mini albums I want to make....I will be done with that list in a few years! :) This mini album features the Pink Paislee Auburn Lane Collection and includes all of my favorite memories made during the fall season!
Before I get in to the details and pictures...I am sad to say this will be my last design team post, but I want to share my gratitude for the opportunity Vanessa provided me by accepting me as part of the Butterfly Reflections Ink design team. It has been so much fun and a dream come true!
OK...enough with the mushy stuff and on to the crafty stuff!
This mini album was definitely a labor of love, but totally worth it in the end...I started with matting my photos and planning my pages with the 6x8 paper pad including the cover and back. I decided to do something different with this mini album and incorporate some old denim from my stash. I added some charms to the binding ring and tied some white ribbon on.
The cover was created with a card from the ephemera pack that I hand stitched as well as the Pink Paislee Gold Thickers. I absolutely love these foam thicker alphas...they are the perfect size and these colors!
I started with the traditional pumpkin patch and hay ride photos of my family including my parents, nephews, and brothers....It is a tradition we try to do together every year! I used cut files from The Cut Shoppe throughout and added quite a bit of hand stitching as well which is not my forte, but I love the texture and dimension it adds.
Next in line is my birthday which is in October and that definitely deserves documenting.....My husband always showers me with gifts and my entire immediate family meets for dinner.
To add to the Auburn Lane embellishments, I pulled stamps and dies from my stash as well brads & flair buttons.
My husband, daughter, and I have been making holiday crafts since she was older enough to hold a glue stick...I have a box of all of the holiday crafts we've made over the years and its a tradition I like to document every year.
I used lots of different types of materials to incorporate into this mini album to keep it interesting through to the end....look through your stash and pull out vellum, acetate, tissue paper, baggies, fabrics, etc....they all can be used and visually, it keeps the eye drawn in!
Lastly, fall includes Thanksgiving and couldn't be left out...
For finishing details, I added metal charms, sequins, & ribbons including little shaker pockets in a 4 x 4 pocket page sleeve...
Each year, I ask my husband and girls to write down what they are grateful that year...before they are allowed to eat...and I provide them with cute little cards of course and I keep them and definitely think they are worth documenting...they are tucked in the glassine bag above....
There are more pages and details to see, however, if I included all of the pictures, this would be the longest post ever!!
To see a flip through of this album as well as more details on how it was made and the products used, please check out my YouTube channel linked at the bottom of this post.
Please see the below list for the products I used that are still available from the Butterfly Reflections Ink online store....
I also used products from Pretty Little Studio, Shimmerz paints, Bramble Fox & Tim Holtz.
Thanks so much for sticking with me on this post and I hope you are inspired to create your own "Autumn Faves" mini album or project!
Please feel free to leave a comment or any questions you may have below...I'd love to know what you think!
For a flip through and more details...You can check out the video linked below on my YouTube channel...
Thank you. xoxo Heather