Thursday, April 19, 2012


i've been asked to be a 'featured designer' for this friday.  i'm extremely  honored!
go check out her blog for terrific crafting ideas.  you won't be sorry!

today, i've decorated a photo album i've had laying around for a long time.  i can't even tell you who made this or where it came from.  it has lots of room to journel, add pictures and pockets for memorabalia.  a perfect gift for a bride to be, mother to be or 'just for me'.  i think i'll keep this for myself.
i recently had the opportunity to join the CLOSE TO MY HEART family.  the products i've used on my album are exclusively 'ctmh'.  if you're interested in purchasing any of these items my link is at the  top of my blog.


note the sentiments on the edge of this sheet.  i'll show you how i used them.

the album!

the modgepodge is simple to use.  just brush on with a paintbrush, coating evenly, i use a sponge brush and then brush another coat onto the back of the paper i'm using for the cover.  i just cut the paper about 1/4" larger than the area needed and trim the excess after it's dried, about an hr later.

i guess i got a little ahead of myself and added a few of the 'COMPLIMENTS CANVAS SHEETS' before taking the picture..i also used my 'poinsettia vine, punch around the page' punch to add the floral border.  i love flowers, and lots of them, but for albums, i'm afraid, i don't care too much for the bulk and thickness they have.  that makes this canvas self adhesive embellishments perfect for what i'm looking for.  i really like the 'simplicity' and 'flatness' this look gives me.  oh, and the photos don't do justice for the colors.
i decorated the pockets inside as well, using all the co-ordinating papers that come with this packet. i adhered these,using my ATG gun.

there you see the little sentiments on the upper right i cut from the edge of the page. 
'can't waste any of that pretty paper'

i had to show you there really 'are' pockets in there.

you can see how thick the album is.  it's really a lovely size to sit on the coffe table for everyone to enjoy.  i can't wait to start putting pictures in it.  i know there were alot of pictures, but i wanted you to see how pretty these papers are. 

that's my project.  i hope you enjoyed the pictures and try making one of these yourself.  if you would like to try it using these pretty papers feel free to browse through the catalog. 

thanks for stopping by!



byAnnette said...

Great Job Kat!!!

Pretty papers too

Gloria said...

what a wonderful photo book!!

new follower!!!!


Marji said...

It's beautiful. Great work!

Connie Layman said...

LOL! I would keep this for myself too! I'm loving the canvas sheets with this paper and how you used the paper strip sentiments. Oh, I LOVE everything!

Linda Harris said...

Love it Kat!!! I have one started but no time to monkey with it right now. The papers are gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome book Kat

Love the paper and how you put it together!

Thanks for sharing!

Denise Gifford

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Wow Kat Stunning! I love the colors.. How cool is that you can coordinate.. Um looks like I will be buying from you soon!!! Um Payday can't get here faster! Thanks for sharing.. You are amazing!

Amanda said...

Love this Kat. I love the paper choice. ;) I might have to make something like this now. Thank you for sharing. <3

heatherhammen said...

Kat - as always - WOW WOW WOW!!!! This is so pretty! I love it and will need to find a way to scrap lift this! <3 - Heather

Bhawana said...

First time here and loved it. Congratulations for being a featured artist. You decorated so well, color design every element is fabulous.

cema1cema said...

Kat I simply love your project!! Great paper choice!! Christina

AllyBug28 said...

Love it Kat

Ash :)

Suzys Crafts said...

So good Kat. I used the Mod Podge on the book I did for Seanna. Love how this book turned out.