…showing off a yellow mini…

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Since my fave color is yellow…I tend to jump at the chance to do anything artsy/scrapbooking with the color.  Enter The Color Room April Palette 167 (Update: I missed the deadline by thatmuch…g&*%BH&).  As I’ve mentioned before, it’s a challenge for me to use browns in a layout.  Yes, I know, kraft paper, which totally rocks, but I still have issues.  Mainly because as I play more with my scrapbooking, I’m learning that I like bright colors, and I struggle with muted or vintage tones.

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Wood clock: Little Yellow Bicycle, fussy cut camera: Amy Tangerine paper, Amy Tangerine roller stamp

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I had pulled out a background paper from Pink Paislee’s Honey Bee collection.  It was a muted shade of yellow ledger.  I’d been hoarding saving it, for something.  I decided I wanted to make it brighter yellow and use it as a base for a mini album about my little guy and the fun and joy he had when Grandpa was pulling out all the toys from the shed now that the weather is nice again (as I type this it’s raining outside, has been for the whole day ;P)

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 I used a clothing tag, incidentally, from a recent shopping trip to get clothes for said little guy.  I covered the tag with the yellow chevron tape and tucked it under the photo of my little guy following Grandpa.  I tried my hand at some homemade stencils made from styrofoam food containers, then used them with black paint.  I used my other stencils (Heidi Swapp chevron, stars and circles and Crafter’s Workshop bricks) with white, gray, and black paint.  I used yellow and white chevron paper tape to cover the seams where I glued the three sections together.  I also used a bunch of stamps with my Archival Ink in Jet Black.

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I used my yellow Zig Calligrapher pen to color the foam letter stickers (“spring”) and used Cosmo Cricket mini alpha stickers (“freedom”), along with Amy Tangerine papers, black mesh fabric, coordinating ribbons and embellishments, including Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon (tiny piece on the cover), a wood clock from Little Yellow Bicycle, a fussy cut camera from Amy Tangerine paper and staples.

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Thanks for looking and happy scrapping!

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…doing a happy dance!

…I also can’t believe I didn’t mention this earlier.  Then again, with my day job craziness, hubby dealing with the flu, and me getting sick, it’s been busy around here.

Anyhoos…you may remember my previous post about an album I made for my aunt (which I’ll be mailing out tomorrow, finally).

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You may also remember that I added it to Punky Scraps challenge #66.

Well….

I won, I won, I won, I won, I won!  *cough* yeah *shy smile* I won the challenge!

So, yay for me!  So many people say it, but I don’t win contests in general, so this is huge for me!  Thank you to Punky Scraps for choosing my entry.  I love your challenge blog and it’s an honor to have my entry chosen.  So..thank you!

OK, off to bed for me…sleeeepy…

Happy scrapping!

…really loving this album…

that I made for the Punky Scraps August Challenge, which included a color combo and a mood board.  This challenge also came with a twist – use chipboard!

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Now my aunt LOVES flamingos (no, she doesn’t have the one on her lawn and no, she’s doesn’t live in the South.)  So hubby and I have gone to a few zoos, some more than once.  I got into the habit of taking a photo or two of any flamingos we saw.  So when I saw the colors, I immediately thought of a mini album of the photos I’ve taken.  Here’s where things get interesting…I’m fairly certain I’ve taken more than the four photos shown here.  However, being that a lot of hubby and I’s stuff is packed up, including most of our hard copy photos, I could only find four.  But, no matter!

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I grabbed stuff from my stash in the color combo, and also went along with the mood board.  To make the album, which is about 4″ square, I folded my patterned paper and used my trimmer to make the two page layout base.  Folded them in half, applied gesso and purple glitter glue in different patterns and spots, the used my paper piercer and a needle threader to poke 3 sets of holes and thread baker’s twine through.  I also added a  Hambly clear border sticker to random sides of the page break for another accent (inspired by this album made by Riikka).

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So in addition to my chipboard pieces (the green flower in this photo), I also used washi tape, patterned paper, some die-cuts, baker’s twine, ribbon, clear border stickers…

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alpha stickers, pieces I cut from a teal knit doily (it’s peeking out from the left side of the photo)….

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tags, a photo frame sticker, and embroidery thread, (that’s a raw chipboard flower that I colored with craft marker in the lower right corner), part of a fabric swatch (on the cover), a metal American Crafts button (also on the cover), and a paper doily.

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I really loved making this album!  Hope my aunt likes it just as much!

Happy scrapping!