Envelope album

Hi there, how are you all doing?
We over here in Sabah, Malaysia is having out Harvest Festival holidays for two days – today and tomorrow!! Yay!

Today I want to share with you an Envelope album that I’ve made. The idea in making it is from this tutorial from North Ridge Publishing. I am so going to buy the Mini Album inspiration book!

It is so happened that I’ve got a bunch of photos from the recent Family Day of my DS, and this is what I’ve made:

The envelope is easy, you’ll just need an envelope template and start creating from there. The difference between what is being shown in North Ridge Publishing and my album is that I didn’t use brad to create the twine securing part. Instead I’ve used eyelets and some small circles to create it.

Here are the inside pages:

I’m keeping the medal in one of the envelope. I can actually keep letters or some other memorabilia in those envelopes.

Yup, the last page is us being silly doing the “jump”:

I hope I’ll get the Mini Album inspiration book pretty soon and start creating other mini albums.

Happy Scrapping!!

What I’ve used: Basic Grey Hopscotch pattern paper, October afternoon Thrift Shop label and word stickers, Bella Blvd Honey I’m home stickers, some distressed ink and circle puncher.

Love mini album

Did this mini album today with left over pattern paper from Echo Park sweet summer time, plus the new stamp set that I get from Technique Tuesday – Love by Ali Edwards. I just love those quotes and simple sentences and it is just perfect for this album which contains photos of my family.
This little house chipboard from Maya Road is just so fun to work with, what more with colorful Echo Park papers.
I’ve also used Martha Stewart’s butterfly punchers and Fiskar Retro flower punch. I created the front retro flower by stamping it with yet another Technique Tuesday Verbose stamp. Distressed it with Tim Holtz’s antique linen distress ink. Love the result.
Here are the inner pages decorated with Sweet summer time’s element stickers and more of Ali’s stamp.

I wish I’ve a smaller circle punch though, just to match up with Ali’s round stamp.

Wishing you a happy week ahead.


I did another mini album over the Raya holidays. I’m utilizing my Zutter bind-it-all, Marvy scallop oval puncher, We Are Memory Keeper’s corner chomper, Maya Road journal stamp, red embossing powder and a bit of creativity. I’m loving my Zutter and corner rounder.

These photos were taken way back in 2004 during a short trip to visit a local library there attending a forum/conference concerning local history. What it was, wasn’t that important and memorable to me (:D), leisure is more fun, and I get to meet up with some distance relatives over there.
Here are a few inner pages.

Yes, I get to visit the birthplace of our ex-PM (Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir Mohamad), the Menara Alor Star and the place where the famous dodol is being sold.


This fold-out album is inspired by Pamela’s proof mini album, I even copied some of her sentences which I think it is applicable to mine. Thanks Pamela!

I’ve actually been wanting to such a mini album like hers but can’t find the right chipboard album since I don’t want to buy new stuff. Fortunately this came in some times ago after winning it from a challenge. Thanks! I forgot from who and what reason now..

This is basically a semi-finished fold-out album form Little Yellow Bicycle. It is very easy to put together and I’ve almost used all of those little die-cut from the kit.

I’ve more photos than the space provided for each flip, thus I’ve add extra pages by adhere another piece of paper on one of the fold-out using Making Memories paper pack.

After making this album, then only I realised that it is not so durable as a chipboard album. So, maybe it is not so suitable for my boys to hold it frequently either. Hmm.. maybe I’ll make another one using chip-board.

Thanks for looking.

CD minibook 2

I’ve done CD minibook before here for myself. This time the album is upon request from Calvin for himself and mainly he wanted to be part of it. Half willingly I wanted him to have some fun too. I said half, ‘cos I’m worried that he’ll spoil those photos, those embellishment and wasted my adhesive.

Anyhow, not only I let him had a go in adhering those photos, I let Mervin in doing the same too. So they split their fun and I had fun embellishing it after they have gone to bed *wink*.
Calvin was so proud of this little book of him that he even brought it to church yesterday and took it out to show his friends. I’m glad that he has develop this crafting spirit but that also means I might be loosing some of my stuff to him.
It is a very simple minibook without much journaling but it is another way to showcase some of his baby photos.

Publish PostI first learn how to do this mini album from Grace T, here. Do drop by her blog to say hello.
Product used: Imaginisce bouncing baby boy, shake, rattle & roll rub-on; Gypsy harvest musings rub-on; American Craft celebration PP; Daisy Bucket designs rub-on; HOTP boy tag; Jilibean soup minestrone PP.

The 4-hour project

These are the pages from the project I’ve mentioned in this post for using only 4 hours to finish a album contains 40 photos. I did more than that, I’ve more than 40 photos in this album and I’ve used 2 nights to put all the photos together but use another night to put them all in the album as I got the album only later.

This is the title page, sorry for the blur photo taken last night.
These are some pages inside the 6″x6″ album:

This is super fast, so I’m thinking to do another album but this time on a 8″x8″ for our Disney trip.

Flower mini album

I did a mini album, it is a transfer from the old album that I did with black cardstock, don’t really like the look of it, so I’ve transfer all the photos except one to this new flower album. Luckily I’ve used temporary adhesive, so the photos came off easily.

I didn’t manage to take a good photo of it from my room last night, it is just not enough light.

Will try to get better pictures.

This is the old album here.

I’ve used most of my paper and embellishment from the Color Me Daisy kits.

From the far away land

I couldn’t believe it, I can totally access my blogspot account here in China!! First time ever! It was used to be blocked here. I used to use my google document viewer and reader to access it. But I still can’t access typepad .. *sigh*

Buoy oh buoy, so now I can show you what I did for my sis in Hong Kong which she doesn’t really know how to appreciate it, a bit sad to say so. She just couldn’t get started with her scrapbooking kit, so the minibook that I’ve made her doesn’t really serve its purpose now, there is still no photo inside!

Anyway, I just wanted to record down here what I’ve done.

This is the back and front cover:

This is the inside pages with some ready stamped tags for my sis to write something on them and adhere in the minibook:

The inner pages fanned out:

The other side of the inner pages fanned out:

CD Minibook

Yay!! I’m so proud of myself ‘cos I’ve follow the instructions from Scrappy Grace on what she taught on last Friday online over SoCalScrap: Friday CD Minibook Class – Hostess Scrappy Grace (8PM PST). And I’ve made myself a CD minibook call “All about me”.
I’m also very glad that I bought those “Friends” sticker from SoCalScrap on my first order long time ago. Now I get to use them!

This minibook is actually can be a very good gift, I think I’m going to make another friend for my sister to put some of her favourite photos of her family. Let see if I’m hard working enough. *grin*

I was actually trying to use up some of my left over scrap, but still I had to cut some from fresh PP.

This is the back and front cover:

This is how it looks like when the CD case is open: (I did some embossing on the swirl)

This is how it looks like on back of front cover and the inner pages when fanned out:

This is the back of the fanned out inner pages:

What I’ve used: HOTP magic mess, PP from American craft, Scenic road, Stamps from HOTP and Urban Lily, letter sticker from Making Memories, stickers for friends theme from SoCalScrap and a stripe of left over clothes from my last project.