Sunday, April 7, 2013

A garden minialbum on a snowy (!) morning

This morning I woke up to this!! Can you believe it? On April 7th! So depressing!

There was nothing else to do than to enter the craft room ;) Hehe!

I've long wanted to make myself a Garden book and so here is my first attempt at a mini album - and my first ever project using the Zutter machine!

I used some Zutter front covers which I cut into size 6" x 8" and did some very simple stamping and embelishment with washi tape, brads and chipbord letters on that front cover.

The brads are from My Minds Eye and I am glad I finally found some use for some of the products I have been hoarding ;))

I made the inside pages very simple with some lined papers taken from an old note pad and some inexpensive plastic pockets were cut into smaller pockets to fit almost every second page - for storing seed pockets (to keep the original info & such) ...

On the next page (the lined pages) I am then able to write my notes related to those seeds or plant label, as I go a long. For the first time I am trying to grow my own chili and tomatoes from seeds.

I added some extra kraft pages with pockets (used some cute mini pads for those pockets).  I also added some huge manilla tags and I plan to do a bit of stamping or other decorations (the flat kind) inside,  later on.

Now I will try to use it for the next months, to see how it works and then I can always adjust the layout and order of pages on next years book ;) If you have any tips I'll be happy to hear about it? ;)

And luckily the snow quickly disappeared as the sun came out in the afternoon - but it is still cold and it will be freezing againg tonight! Lets hope for some Spring soon!!

Have a great Sunday!


Anne Thormose said...

Lækkert mini-album, og respekt for, at du tager noter undervejs i dit haveprojekt. Det bliver du helt sikkert glad for i løbet af året.

Sne - tja.... det kan jeg ikke få nok af, så for mig, må der gerne komme en snestorm eller to inden foråret rigtig går i gang....

Grete said...

Super flot mini album, og jeg beundrer din flid med hensyn til dit projekt have-bog.
Jeg kan godt forstå du er træt af alt det sne, nu TRÆNGER vi altså til forår, og for mit vedkommende, så synes jeg vi har gjort det længe.

nedergaard ( Lissy ) said...

Lækkert havealbum med flotte sider... en super god ide, som jeg nok aldrig ville få skrevet noget i ;-)

Ha en god dag, knuss

Charlie said...

Næh hvor den er blevet fin - lækre stemplede blomster og god ide med washi op langs spiralkanten. Vi fik nogle små fnug henad aften men det smeltede heldigvis hurtigt igen.

Rachel said...

beautiful journal! i hope the snow melts soon!
-Rachel w k