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Mini Album

Hi there, This post is picture heavy, but it's probably the most important project I've made all year, so I wanted to have a memory of it. It's a Mini album I made for my mom, using a tutorial from Kathy Orta at Paper phenomenon called "Build a page". I used all 6 page styles in this mini, giving it an incredible amount of places to display pictures, or hide little mementos. Now, my mom is not one for elaborate scrapbooking, and prefers picture space, so it's very simple on the inside. To add my "touch" I used vibrant colors (DCVW Retro Stack), the Sentimentals Cartridge from Cricut to keep with the retro look of the album, as well as some stamping and little details here and there. I hope you enjoy the pics as I couldn't fit them all over at the Ning site. Let me know your thoughts!-Raquel

I made the flowers using the cricut, then hand painted them, added glitter, brads, bling, etc.
I also used vintage lace to finish off the binding made with turquoise Duck Tape.
The inside front cover allows for pics to be tucked behind the lace. The right page also opens creating a bigger layout.
This is the front page, with 2 pockets and a hidden Bible verse for my mom.
This huge tag has room for pictures on both front and back.
I used both heat and dry embossing and the Cricut to cut all tags.
2nd page offers equal amount of space, and 2 pockets. 
I added a hand-painted flower I made with Coffee filters, and tulle, a pearl brad, and Viva pearls with little butterflies.
Here I added dimension by fussy-cutting flowers and "popping" them off the page. 
A little pic. of one of my boys to get her started...
This is still the 3rd page, opened up to reveal another pocket and more room for pics.
Stamped tag.
Back of tag with Lace stamp and hand-coloring.
This little card tucks into one of the many pockets.
I love this page, since my mom and I chat on the phone almost every day.
It reveals another tag...
More room for pics.
Here I added more vintage lace, and a cut from Sentimentals. 
I added vintage findings, twine, flowers, stamping and scallops.
The bumblebee has great significance for me. I thought it fit the sentiment "Limitless" perfectly.
Mini tags fit into these side pockets.
This page also opens!
The back page has a little place perfect for mini tags.
I added a pic. of my handsome teen, and made some custom tags that have room for journaling. 

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