Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lasting Memories Challenge #45

Karen outdid herself with the challenge this week at Lasting Memories. She asked us to create a summer themed mini album. You have got to see the awesome minis the design team came up with.

And with such a big challenge, there is a prize. As a matter of fact, there are several prizes. There will be a prize on the main, LM blog for someone who visits and comments on the design team blogs and creates a project to share with us. In addition to the main prize, several of the design team members are offering some blog candy. Make sure to check each blog out to see what prizes are being offered.

I am one of the blogs that will be offering blog candy. I am offering the Cricut Lite cartridge Celebrate with Flourish. I love this cartridge and was able to get a 2nd one to give away.
To be eligible for my blog candy, please leave a comment on this post and make sure that you are a follower. I will choose a winner with a number randomizer.


Karen included some links to some great tutorials to get everyone going. I watched a ton of other You Tube videos and found this one that inspired me to create my mini album. I didn't follow the directions exactly, but I will go back and make another one as was created in the video.

So this was the start of my mini. You can make it as large or small as you would like.


When I created my mini, I had to decide what I wanted to use it for, so I could pick the right paper. I decided on my trip to South Carolina last year to visit my sister and nephews. I have a lot of the album done, but have some more areas to complete. Here is what the final product from the front.
And here is inside the the cover and 1st page. At the end of each page, I create tags that slide in and out. This allows extra space for journaling or more photos.

And the next pages....

There is so much space to use. And if the album is made as it was in the video, there is even more space. I used Echo Park's Splash collection for the entire album. It was perfect for this little album. This was so fun to create. I will surely be making another one. I hope you will give a mini a try.

14 comments:

Michele F. said...

Oh wow Sue... love your pull out tags with the "hidden" photos and such. You knocked this challenge out of the park! This is a such a great little album. Makes me want to make another.

sharon said...

I love your colors--and pullout tags with journaling are soooo cool!!! Lovely album!

Theresa said...

Sue, this turned out great! i'm always inspired by your creations!

beth said...

This album is adorable! I just got the Splash collection last week. Thanks for the chance to win too! I've had my eye on that cart.

TeenaBugg38 said...

I was gonna ask if that was Splash!!!! LOL....I am knockin myself out looking for a crab for a layout....isn't it a shame that I MUST buy that kit (evil grin!!) This rocks....totally! When I think mini I think of all of those wonderful hidden photo and journaling spots....and of course I love the ribbon...and the crab.....LOL. Lovin everyone's creations for this one!

Suzy said...

What a fun mini album Sue. I just love that EP collection. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win - that cart has been on my wishlist for a while :).
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

Ashley said...

OMG, Sue! I LOVE the pages in this album! Great job!!!

Scraprageous said...

Fabulous mini! Love the colors. I created a mini and linked it back to the Lasting Memories site, but after seeing all the mini's by the team, I definitely want to try some more styles!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Love your mini! Thanks for the tutorial.

Karen Wilson said...

Sue - this is stunning! I love your tags!!! Love this!

Shirl said...

One talented lady Sue and the crab just adds the extra special touch, made me smile.
Hugs Shirley x x

Marg said...

First off .... I love your album. The colors are bright and juicy and the fiber/ribbon really adds a festive feel.
Secondly .... Your blog candy prize is aWEsoMe!!!!
Thanks for sharing your work and for the chance to win a fabulous prize!!!

Brenda said...

Sue
this is stunning. I love how much you can get into this. I am ready to try to tackle this. Thanks so very much for the inspiration. Great job!!!
Hugs
Brenda

Kristie said...

Fantastic mini album! I love the pull out tags. One of these days I will try a mini album :)