Saturday, January 1, 2011

On the boardwalk mini for Joanna

First of all, Happy New Year everyone!

Second of all, this mini had lots of pages so theres lots of photos here!! :) Myself & my friends always do secret santa so this year I got Joanna. She's always saying how she has no photos of our little group together so I said I'd make her a mini for her photos & give her a disc with all the photos I have of our group, so that she can put them into her scrapbook! I also included some acid free adhesive so that she could stick them in & I put them all into the altered box you can see in the final photo below.

This mini was made using graphic 45 on the boardwalk papers-I LOVE these papers-the colours & print are so much fun.

I hope you like it-as always feel free to leave any questions or comments,

Thanks so much everyone for the great support,

 Aideen X

 Front cover-using Jolees stickers-which go perfectly with the papers!
 Binding was done with cotton string-kinda nautical feel to it :) closure-my favourite Tim Holtz clip with a muse token saying "significant" and a little fish charm

 First page uses a Jenni Bowlin seaside theme bingo card as a little pocket for some tags which I covered with the papers-using string for decoration
 The stick here "E is for escape" is from the little yellow bicycle company-also up on the right here you can see a little graphic 45 envelope!
 Back of that page with prima flowers & bling centres
 I love this page I had these tiny little foam flip flops-perfect for the theme!
 Back of the flip flop page-stamped & again prima flowers
 A Maya road burgundy flower which I added some black stickles too & another LYBC sticker
 Layered prima flowers-as you can see I did not over embellish the pages because it really is for lots of photos!
 Another stamp & a black Maya road flower
 More layered primas in matching colours.

For the next photo below, I dont know why but I cannot write under it-anyway I tied string around the page & attached a starfish charm. Then I made two tages & using another bingo card I made a little journalling book too. On the tag that I covered with paper from the collection you can see I also attached a Tim Holtz pin & a seashell charm

 The newsprint page which I did not cover up, as I always say I love the way you can read these!
 A pocket I made with black cardstock, prima & more of those stickers

 Another bingo card with a trifold pullout behind it!

 Just some stamps :)
 Final page

 The book pages actually open out to each side as you go along so it ends up like this!

 Back cover
Another alterable box from papermania-I just painted it with picket fence distress crackle paint & kinda sprinkled the sandy coloured embossing powder over it, agaon to match the beach theme!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Wow Aideen that is absolutely beautiful! Lucky Joanna! :) Eadaoin x

  2. This came out beautifully! I bet JoAnna was so excited to have such a treasure! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Aideen I can't get over your books, they are all so professional looking and perfect. Anyone who gets one has a gift to treasure.

  4. gorgeou Aideen, the string and the shells are gorgeous embellies to add - stunning work

  5. This is stunning, a beautiful keepsake to treasure. Well done and TFS.

  6. Hi, Aideen!
    Just wanted to thank you, forthe
    suoer clear pictures, and details!
    I adore the many surprises, of how it
    keeps revealing "hidden treasures" of
    the sea! And how it keeps flip-flopping
    open! How Perfect, you added the flipflops!
    Right on, girl! Moe:-)

  7. This is lovely Aideen, I must get some of these stacks!

  8. Very nice, the round page in the album really stands out, I haven't been that brave yet, I only did an acetate page on a few albums and I'm loving the diversity it brings to projects