Friday, 14 March 2014

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Follow Your Bliss #1

Hello and happy Friday to you all!

Okay...on to the fun new project I have for you. 

I have created a mini album using the Follow Your Bliss Digital Kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden. The great thing about this mini album is that any one of you can make it in an hour or less! Yes, that's right! 

How do you do it in less then an hour? It's so easy and I will tell you how...the printables do all the work for you! Now, keep in mind that I started the timer AFTER I had printed out all the papers. As always, my papers were printed out on the affordable white Recollections cardstock using my plain old inkjet printer. I printed out the whole kit but only used a portion of it for this album. I used 6 pieces of 6" X 6" black chipboard. The kit would look great with naked chipboard too, and you could ink up the edges with black...or another color from the kit. After cutting out the pages I wanted to use, I did a quick inking of the edges...just to cover up the white cut edge. The great distressing is already on the images. When I was finished I bound it with my Bind-It-All but you could easily punch three holes and use rings or ribbons. 

Okay, here's the front cover. Isn't it pretty? I simply adhered it to the center of the chipboard.

Two more pretty pages. On the left I adhered the sweet petal pocket. I added a piece of seam binding  under it before gluing it down, then tied it in a bow.

Here is the pocket open. I filled it with the square that matches the background paper.
Then there's another one to use as a journaling spot.

A great spot for a photo on the left, and a pocket page on the right. 
The pocket holds some of the kit tags.

More pretty pages. The left is plain, and perfect for another photo.
On the right I added a small white doily from my stash, 
as well as another pocket from the kit. 
I added a ribbon bow and a velvet button to tuck the flap under.

Here's a close-up photo of the pocket. 
This side of the pocket was white so I did some inking.
Then I added a couple of the matching journaling spots.

These pages are so soft and pretty. They are both pocket pages with added tags.
I added a picot ribbon along the edge of the pocket. 
All the other lovely embellishing is on the papers.

These are the last two inside pages. The left is another pocket page, and the right is ready for a photo.

Finally, we have the back cover. I added a few ribbon bits to the binding rings.

What do you think? Isn't it fabulous...and fast...and fun??
 It would make such a wonderful last-minute gift, wouldn't it?
A fun album for a teen girl, a brag book, a quick hostess gift. The possibilities are endless!
It looks like lots of time was put into creating it, but it's complete and ready for photos and journaling in under an hour.Other than the kit, the only materials I used were some ribbons, a doily, a button, the chipboard and binding rings.

As I said earlier, this kit is loaded with lots more pieces that I didn't use. 
I'll be back soon with another project using the same kit.

In the meantime, head over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden 
and pick up the Follow Your Bliss Kit.
You'll be able to make this mini album too! 

Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)


ShelbyDoodle Designs by Nancy Smith said...

This is so pretty Nancy! The papers are gorgeous, and there's plenty of journaling and photo opportunities.

Penny said...

Really beautiful, Nancy! Love all the papers you used for your fab pages! This would make a lovely gift! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tracey Fehr said...

Wow Nancy! Absolutely stunning! Enjoy your Bday and all your celebrating my friend!

papercrafter45 said...

OMG! How exciting for you!! HAPPY THIRTIETH BIRTHDAY, my friend!!! Your album is absolutely the sweetest thing … I just LOVE the pockets with the picot ribbon! Fabulous, just like you! Have fun & enjoy your special day!! LOL! :)

Tracy said...

Sweet! I must be doing something wrong when I print images like these. Mine never look as colorful and vibrant as yours. The album really is so versatile. Maybe SOMEONE can use it to record their birthday shenanigans. :-) Hope you have lots of fun with all you special doins. Hugs!

Sandy said...

Hey Nancy - what are you doing? Is it your 25th birthday. Are you going south for the rest of the winter? You have me so curious I could spit! Where are you going? What are you doing? You will tell all when you get back won't you!!
Your little album is fabulous and I do love it- thanks for all the great ideas!
sandy xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, I love this creation, looks fabulous, hugs Pops x x x

Vivienne Holden said...

Ooh! What a smashing project Nancy! Anyone would love to receive this.

Now, you don't look a day older than 59, so is it your 60th?
ONLY KIDDIN'!!!! Hee Hee. xxx

Geri said...

Hokey Dinah…this is GORGEOUS!!! I adore those colors with the addition of the black!!! It's just a beautiful album, Nancy! And happy birthday, to you, my friend! I just celebrated a big one, too…it stung a little to tell the truth…but was also a great reminder that I am blessed and life is GOOD!!! And I know I don't have to tell you that!;) Wishing you a wonderful year ahead!!!

Ira Huberts said...

This looks awesome Nancy, even without added photos! Love your use of these pretty papers, you have put them to great use!! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Christina Betts said...

Absolutely beautiful mini Nancy!! Happy 39!!! lol

Jennifer said...

This is nothing short of gorgeous and I just love how you've put all the details together on each page! Such a precious gift this will make! Have a beautiful day!

Robyn said...

Mini books are a favorite of mine. I often find myself in need of a creative fix, so I set down with a color scheme and tags, or cardstock, and inspiration stamps. I pretend like I will complete them and give them away for comfort and encouragement to folks I know!!

Jonia said...

You are so creative. Love your work!