Friday, July 18, 2014

May Arts | Xyron | Simple Stories

Hello hello! The May Arts Ribbonistas have been swap hoppin' with Xyron and Simple Stories all week long. 

The May Arts Ribbonistas lineup has been as so this week :





DeeDee Catron
Courtney Lee
Charlene Driggs

Today I get to share! and I'm bring you a SUMMERY Mini Album!

It started with a set of kraft DIY pockets from Simple Stories. I arranged them and bound them to create a little mini album with pockets. The front of the album has been adorned with Simple Stories Good Day Sunshin and May Arts Burlap twine. There's also a little UmWowStudio chipboard that has been adhered with Xyron Adhesives, and a Viva Las VegaStamps! stamp. The white paint on the cover is Gesso by BLICK. 

Inside I've continued to use the Good Day Sunshine stickers from SS, but also used some cards cut from the 12x12 sheets, and Insta-squares to mount my photos to. The photos have been adhered with Xyron adhesive, and the pulls to get them out of the tags are May Arts Stitched Sheer, and Twill Chevron.

And because the summer isn't over yet, I've prepped the back couple of pockets, ready to receive more fun family photos! Be sure to visit the other girls participating today.. visit May Arts, Xyron, and Simple Stories, too!

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  1. This is so fun!! Love the white gesso on the kraft and all the ways you have embellished this fun mini!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Love the idea of the little pockets - and being ready for whatever new items you want to keep for memories. It's not a neat and fussy album - just fun and representative of a great summer.

  3. Great album! I love all the fun elements and ribbons!

  4. Very nice mini album... I have not made any albums but getting real close to digging in and trying :)

  5. I really like pockets! I've been doing a lot of those on layouts but I've never tried an album. I think with all the inspiration in this hop I may try soon! Beautiful work!

  6. Great mini book, love your elements.


  7. What a great use for
    these pocket pages!
    Very neat.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Very cute mini album. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Wonderful mini summery album DeeDee! I'm sure it will be filled with lot of fun pictures, especially with your cute boy!

  10. The look of the two overlapping pics sticking out is so cool! I kept going back to look at the image they created together over and over again. Awesome album Dee!

  11. love all the stitched on twine and ribbons!such a bright and fun project! :)

  12. Such a fun and special summer mini!

  13. Fun mini! So perfect for everyday memories. :)

  14. Great mini DeeDee! I love the idea of the pockets!!

  15. fun mini for summer pics. Love the additional pages for future use during the summer. Great idea and nice tutorial.

  16. Always enjoy your projects, and this one is wonderful. Especially love the pockets and extra pages to add to later.

  17. What a pretty mini album! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Great little mini album, so much fun!