Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Life is a Garden...Dig it!

I conquered a fear this week...my fear of mini albums. I can't tell you how many mini albums I have started and not finished. Well this time was different.

For 4 days, over on the Imaginisce blog, we are doing an i-rock Intensive blog hop. It's a new hop each day with new chances to win an i-rock Bundle of Goodies each day!  Today we are doing a feature called Bling'n the Mini.  If you came from the Rhonda's blog or straight from the Imaginisce blog, welcome! If you are one of my lovely followers, then jump on over to the Imaginisce blog and check out what a couple of the other ladies did with their mini album projects, which is what is the feature for today.
I used the new Berrylicious line. It's too adorable and has such a great Spring/Summer feel to it! I also used this little flower chipboard album that I got at Michael's for $1 a couple of years ago. I stocked up on them so I'm sure you'll be seeing more minis from me now!

The cover:
If you look closely you might see that I used real dirt on the cover by applying crackle accents to the photo corners and then pressing it down in the dirt in our garden.

I used a ton of the die-cuts from this line. They are perfect for minis!

I love the little fruit people on this paper. I blinged their eyes to make them pop a bit on the page.

To make the bee trail below I used an i-rock stencil kit. I love how it turned out and it was sooooo easy!

I used some of the Imaginisce Fashion and Cupcake flowers. I misted a white one with Glimmer Mist in Brick to match it to the hearts in the paper. I love how the mesh flowers resemble a honeycomb. To make the hexagon, I cut a circle, then I folded it in half and cut the sides, then I folded it the opposite way and cut the sides. This helped keep it all evenly spaced.

I love these little die cuts in the pics above and below! In the pic below, I added some green bling to the black photo mat and gave the peach some blue blingy eyes - love the little sparkle in her eyes!

I fussy cut these citrus fruits, blinged them out and adhered them as a border for my photo mat.

This was fun - I cut a circle and then hand cut the scallops for the photo mat. Thankfully it's not perfect because that's the look I was going for!

Here's the inside back cover. If I keep this album for myself I think I might move the strawberry brad that I made with the i-top and make a brad using a photo.
Supplies: Imaginisce Berrylicious collection: Summer Stripe, Sweet Summer Garden, Cherry Limeade, Berry Patch, Sunshine Seeds, Just Peachy Papers, Die-cuts, Chipboard Stickers; Fashion Flowers, Cupcake Flowers, i-rock and lots of Hot Rocks; i-top medium brads.

So I hope you liked the little tour through my mini. I really had a ton of fun creating it and I see quite a few more of these in my future!!

Wanna win that i-rock Bundle of Goodies? Follow my blog, tell me what you think of my mini (be honest) and since I was your last stop on the hop today, head back over to the Imaginisce blog and let us know what you thought of our projects! A winner will be announced within a few days!
Good Luck!

62 comments:

Nati Tristan said...

I love that you didnt stay true to the pattern of the mini. I have this similar mini album and you inspired me to be different. Thank you!

Carol said...

Fabulous mini! love the collection and all the bling! TFS

Audrey Yeager said...

WOW! It came out fantastic!!!!!! Great job Heather!

Kim VanSheppy said...

Really Great. Tanks for shapring

kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot co

Chana said...

the bee trail is my favorite!

doverdi said...

Great job on your mini. Don't you just love mini's now?

Melissa said...

How could you not love this mini? Spring is on it's way and you've made the perfect album to showcase some pictures! TFS!

I'm a new follower!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Fabi Ormerod said...

Ohhh Heather, Im like you, not that I fer minis, but I delay making them as much as possible lol. You rocked it gal. Very cool line imaginisce did. XX

Carlene said...

This is so cool I dont even know where to start with my comment!!! LOve it all but the dirt idea was so edgey!!!

Becky said...

great, great mini album!

Drayia said...

Great MINi. congrats on Conquering your fear of MINIs, I too had to get over my fear recently of paper bag albums when I won a kit for on on a blog. I had a ton of fun making it just like you did with this mini. Thanks for sharing.

Nicole said...

For someone who was afraid of minibooks, you did an awesome job! It's perfect!

Danielle said...

Fabulous job!!!! I love it! Funky & cool!!!

Liane said...

Congrats on finishing a mini! It looks wonderful!

Scraptastic Club said...

super cute mini album...love the bee's trail!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love the mini and the differnt shapes, but that bling is my favorite. Got to get some.

vixen said...

Ive just come across your blog through the Imaginisce blog hop and have to say your mini album is my fave, you have done a wonderful job and love the netting used on the flowers and the bling to show the bumblebee moving. Your whole album is gorgous :) Ive become a follower :)

Khristen said...

Okay, I'll be honest..it's a fantastic mini! I love all of the details and the textures and the BLING :) You did a fab job with your mini. No need to worry! :)

Lindy said...

Fab mini!!!! love the bling and shapes!!!!!

CheckerBeads said...

Love it! Especially the bee trail. :)

Anne

T said...

Never heard of fear of mini albums before. I find them fun and easy to do. You did a great job though I've determined that talking fruit freaks me out. It's very cute. The problem I have with mini albums is storing them. I don't have cute strategic places to put them in my house.

dlwidder said...

Awww! Thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone to bring us some beautiful inspriation! I don't know why you've been avoiding it for so long...you did a fantastic job! I love how yours turned out! I especially like all the texture you added with trims and the fun use of diecuts on your pages. TFS!

Jill P said...

Great mini album!

Brett said...

Very cute album!

Melissa Kaye said...

You should do more mini-albums! This one is adorable! I love all the bling accents, but my favorite thing is the flying trail for the bee. Such a cute idea!

DeeDee said...

All your pages are gorgeous.. but that bee hive page is so top notch!! Thanks so much for sharing! great inspiration.

Auntie Ang said...

How original with the dirt perfect and lots of fun technique

Cottagerca said...

love the bold colors on your album, very nice
ava

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is fabulous. I love that the album is shaped like a flower. TFS.

pdrnc said...

Great mini. I especially love the bee trail.

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love your mini album, and the Berrylicious line - that cute laughing lemon and smiling bumble bee and peach - SOOOO CUTE! I love all the bright colors you used, and of course the bling from the i-rock! Thanks for the chance to win (I am a follower)

Snips and Snails said...

Your mini album is super cute!

debby said...

Oh another great sample with this line!!! love it!

Michelle McClure said...

I can't believe you used real dirt on an album, how creative and bold! You shouldn't be afraid of this format, you did a great job. I also don't make too many minis, don't know if people will appreciate the work involved if given away.

DebC said...

what a unique mini album. Love the different shaped items. Thanks for sharing!
dsc105@live.com

Leesa said...

A lovely mini album Heather! I understand your comment about not finishing minis, I do it too!!

McVic said...

you did a great job! THis is my fav. line ever!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Diana Waite said...

This AWESOME!! Great job Heather!!

st_mccall said...

I love it!! Like you i have had a fear of mimi albums! I love them but have been very learly to create one of my own! I just received my Berrylicious kit and this is the perfect inspiration for me to try my own mini!! Thank you for sharing yours with us! I am a new follower and will be back often.

Cathe said...

WOW! Great project and I love the colors...

Cathe
ovalemama@gmail.com

Linda said...

Fun project! I really like the bee as well. I really want to use i-rock bling with a stencil!

Fleursbydesign said...

Very Cute mini!

sleeplesswonder said...

I love your mini, and that you put real dirt on it. Wow. TFS. I love how you blinged it out. I am already a follower.
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

Cindylu2u said...

Sooo cute, love the bling on the bee path!! The bling adds so much excitement to the pages!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

The Mama Monster said...

Great album!!!! Especially love the flower at the end!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Your Mini is so cute! I love all of the detail you put into each page, especially the dirt!!!

Becky Dunham said...

Heather - I honestly love this mini! I too am a little timid about making minis and I have been trying a bunch of different kinds the last week planning to donate them for a silent auction for the art program at my friend's school. I have the Berrylicious collection but have not used it yet - I love how you used it for a gardening theme! Great idea! I love to garden and I love to paper craft so I love the idea of combining them. The dirt on the cover is pure genius :)
I am already a follower of your lovely blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Rhonda V. said...

Awesome job with your mini gf!!! I love all the fun details and texture that you put into this fun project!

Fabulous work!!!

Asas à imaginação said...

Heather, seu mini é fabuloso!Tem beleza e alegria!Os brilhos deram um toque encanttador!!!
Eu gostei demais!!!
Abraços
Marlei
Brasil

Larissa Heskett said...

SO CUTE!! It will be even cuter once you get picture put in it!! =) THANKS so much for sharing and for the inspiration!!
Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

Kimberli said...

I've never made a mini album before but I'm dying to now after seeing how cute yours turned out!! Thanks for sharing!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I really like how you did this! I love the strawberry brad!!

Jan Garber said...

This paper line is going to be a winner this summer! Your pages are perfect!

Kathy said...

Super cute mini! I love all the bling and the embellishments! Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia B. said...

I think your mini is fabulous! Every single page is just so stinkin' cute. Love all the details - especially the bling!

Michelle said...

It came out really cute... It reminds me that spring and summer is on the way.... as I'm typing this..... it's snowing outside again!!!! lol
Love your mini book.

Michelle

mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

alwayscharlie said...

Terrific! I don't know why you're sfraid of minis. You totally rocked this one (or should I say i-rocked it? lol)

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Sue C said...

Simply adorable mini album. I especially love the bee page. Thanks so much for sharing all of the pages to this great project.

Sue
http://creativitybug.blogspot.com/

XXOO AMY said...

very cute, as always! thanks for the chance to win!

mommyof5kidz said...

It is just adorable!!! LOVE all of the details!

Heather DG said...

Your mini is so fun and colorful! You added bling to all the right places - thanks for sharing!

Got2BCrafting said...

I have the same fear as you do!! I have NEVER done a mini, but I certainly have all the supplies! LOL! I must say, you definately overcame you fear and in a fabulous way. This mini is fantastic!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

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