Monday, January 13, 2014

RRR Ribbon club chalkboard heart mini album




 
 



 
 




























Hello.....sigh.    Another Monday has come along....and I am still behind with life.   Back to back basketball games, working out, weather, fighting a bug....you name it and I feel pulled in many directions.   This all being said...I am not done with this project made for RRR.   It looks to be about done but I have many little details I wanted to add.  I have been working on this for several weeks and it will get done! 
                                 Now you should have made your way here from Heather's blog, but at any time if you get lost just start back at RRR, link above.  This was made using the new month's ribbons from our ribbon club.  I used just about every one of them....I LOVED the colors.  I had a ball tying them all on the ring clips.  I have shown you a picture tutorial of my process in making this, so here goes!
                                          I started out with my love album of course and painted the love word page first and set it aside.  From there I traced onto my pattern papers and cut them out and adhered to each chipboard page.  I covered both sides.  From there sand your edges to get them flush and ink them for aging.  I decided to also add some cute little pockets to this album to tuck memorabilia into .  I used both Polka dot big bitty bags and the little bitty bags.  The large ones I folded in half and stitched up the sides and than trimmed the tops using pinking shears.  I than stacked everything I wanted to add together and staggered my index cards so you can see each one peeking out when everything is laying together. 
                      From here start adding your ribbons to the ring clips....I don't pay much attention to lengths.  I just eye it all and cut away.  I added a little valentine ticket as well using twine.   From here pour your little heart out by adding all the fun details!  This is where an album like this really becomes unique and one of a kind.   For me...it is all in the details.  Images, index cards, hearts, mini clips, and lots and lots of buttons.   I was careful though to leave some areas to add snapshots...of course!  The top black heart YOU SEE is an actual CHALKBOARD you can write on with chalk.   I thought it was a sweet addition!   I will share more pics when done!   Hope you have enjoyed!  Happy hoppin!  Next stop..........Bonnie's blog!     hugs, cherry

19 comments:

the primitive country bug said...

Wow! Your projects always blow me away. This is absolutely stunning!! Who wouldn't want to receive one of these on Valentine's day?? Just beautiful.

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful Valentine project. I always love seeing what you create. :)

Betsy said...

Love your project! I'll be checking back to see what wonderful details you add to it!

Bonnie said...

What a fantastic mini album Cherry. I love it! Such wonderful details.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I just love mini albums, Cherry, and this one is extra special. I love the flirty ribbons tied onto the binding rings, love all the sweet buttons and extras you added to make this a work of art. Great style!

2amscrapper said...

so happy I hopped over here---your layering is magnificent and gave me a great idea for a project I'm working on...Thanks for the inspiration!

Judy said...

This looks like a very cute project. There are so many details on it, I am in awe of wonderful artists like yourself who can do these things. Thanks for sharing with us.

traci said...

Love the mini album perfect for valentines day or for a special romantic keepsake.

Colleen said...

What a wonderful looking album
ColleenB.
Texas

marg0006 said...

Great looking mini album with all the embellishes.

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Anita Braddock said...

Stunning Album love the elements and all the added bling. the colors are Beautiful thanks for sharing your Gorgeous work.

Sue D said...

Very cute--love all the details and ribbon.

robinann17 said...

What a gorgeous project! Your valentine mini-album is fantastic - great pages with lots of interesting details. I can tell you've worked hard on creating this beauty! It's really lovely! Robin

Robin said...

Gorgeous album! So creative! Hugs, Robin

Wendy L said...

So beautiful and the gorgeous ribbons look great. Perfect gift too. xxx

Gail said...

This is fabulous. All these different elements...it's like a collage that you never get tired of looking at. What a gorgeous project and some very lucky person is going to LOVE this! Hugs, Gail

Deborah said...

This album is stunning I'm not sure how much more detail you could add there is already so much to look at I love it! I hope you feel better soon and if you do add more to this album please take a picture and post it take care

Sherri P said...

precious little mini album.

Makeesia Smith said...

I love your projects so full of pretty stuff