Blast from the Past 3

Aug 7, 2012

This is the mini album that started it all… I wanted to cre­ate some­thing spe­cial for my old­est daugh­ter Terri, who was get­ting ready to cel­e­brate her 17th birth­day. I had seen lots of mini albums in the gallery at Two Peas In A Bucket and decided Terri’s upcom­ing birth­day was just the push I needed to jump into the world of cre­at­ing mini albums.

At first I was scared to death because I had no clue what in the world I was doing or even how to begin. I went to a scrap­book store which was just down the street and started look­ing at all the prod­ucts. Mind you, this was a very strange world to me. I was still learn­ing what Rub ons and brads were and never mind the over­whelm­ing feel­ing of decid­ing on which pat­terned paper to use. What I decided to do and still do to this day is pur­chase the entire line of pat­terned paper I liked, as well as any other embell­ish­ments the man­u­fac­turer made that I would use and go from there.

The thought of pick­ing out mul­ti­ple pat­terned papers from dif­fer­ent man­u­fac­tur­ers and match­ing them still to this day sends me right over the edge. I leave this kinda of deci­sion mak­ing up to Chris­tine Drumheller who owns Cocoa Daisy. I mean really, why stress myself out over some­thing she does so beautifully.

I would say my style is still pretty much the same… my mini albums never close because they are so full. I learned rather quickly that accor­dion style albums were not very prac­ti­cal for me no mat­ter how much I loved them. I still love to cre­ate pock­ets for pho­tos and tags, love jour­nal­ing strips, dimen­sional embell­ish­ments are still favorites, and I even see some bling start­ing to appear here and there. Also, do you notice one prod­uct miss­ing? I had not yet dis­cov­ered…  STICKLES! There are NO STICKLES to be found on this mini album. I will have to dig around and see if I can find the first project I ever applied Stick­les to… it could not have been too long after mak­ing this mini album.

Do you all ever go back and look at your past work? If not, you really should. It’s been fun see­ing things I made years ago.


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  • Sheila R

    That was one of my favorite lines of paper back then.  I too can’t close my mini albums!  Won­der what that says about us?