Thursday, July 3, 2008


Ahhh, it is such a sweet feeling to play with all my toys and different supplies and to actually be pleased with the outcome.

I made two of these "accordeon mini albums", one for my Mom and the other for myself. I had three ideas right from the start for this project: I wanted to use the tin box which I had picked-up at Michael's ages ago ( originally designed to hold a gift card ); I thought the accordeon type would fit best in the box and lastly the title( after the movie ) came to me when I saw my d.d's sunny disposition on the pictures.

The box is: 3 x 4 3/4inches ( 7,5 x 12 cm )
Each page of the accordeon : 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches ( 7 x 11 cm )
the pictures:(I trimmed down the wallet prints) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (6 x 9 cm )

I have yet to write the journaling on the tags.I will write some of the funny things G.lily has said recently.


black letters on the box: American Crafts
small letters: Making Memories
embellishments: Creative Cafe
acrylic stamp for the tag: Basic Grey
acrylic stamp ( flourish on the cover ): Autumn leaves
grommet ; Making memories
die-cuts: Sizzix and Quickutz
solid cardstock: Bazzill
double-sided p.p: Bo-Bunny Press
white paper clip: Making Memories
punches: Marvy uchida

Thank you very much for your interest, your comments are greatly appreciated!
I would really like to know what interests you the most when you drop on by... do you like to see scrapbook pages, projects, minis, tutoring, pictures, recipes...none/all of the above? Can't wait to read your comments!


Anonymous said...

What a great project - love the colors. So fun!!!

neat freak said...

I know I commented on this at SS but I just love it - it's such fun and gives me an idea for a tin that I have.

In answer to your question, I really like seeing everything you do recipes are always welcome (I love cooking), but most of all I really like the way you explain how you've done a project with measurements etc.,

Keep it coming girl it's the best!

Have a fabulous weekend Alexandra and will visit again soon.

Lorraine xx

Anonymous said...

c'est à croquer ce projet !!! J'adore, le choix des couleurs est top top top !!!
Sinon pour répondre à ta question, il faut bien avouer que je ne prends pas le temps de lire les recettes pourtant j'adore cuisiner !!! mais sinon tout le reste me va !!!
Kisses from France
Sorry for the english readers but I won't translate my comment, next time I'll write in english, I promise !

tanden said...

What a fabulous little album and what a great will go into my idea book that I have...thanks for the inspiration.


Belinda Venables said...

Just adorable - I love the stunning colours!

I love seeing everything you create!


Andrea said...

That's wonderful! I love the little peek thru window in the last picture. I made an altoids tin mini-album for father's day and this is another variation that would be great! Thanks for the idea for using the gift card tin. Oh and I loved that you made pocket tags for the journaling to go along with it. All around a great inspiration and to answer your question I appreciate anything and everything you post.

Anonymous said...

I dropped by your site when you posted the "Destination Summer" album! I love your projects and find such inspiration in them. This tin album is adorable! Makes me want to take the day off and scrap! Thanks! HeidiG

Anonymous said...

Just came over from Simply S and discovered this great mini! I have three tins about that size and I know exactly what to do with them now! Thank you for the inspiration!

muse.sof said...

un mot : un mini

crapodo84 said...

wow ! this is simply fabulous, love the color, love the details, love the photos, love the simplicity, LOVE ALL !!!!!!!!!!! thanks