Altered media mini-albums

Hi, folks, I was just browsing my YouTube site and thought I would post some of my altered media mini-albums here, for your interest. The three I have posted below were my first attempts at various types of mini-albums.

It was a really important year for birthdays in our family, which you will see as you read on. And, it was even more challenging, because three important birthdays took place between December 10, 2011 and January 28, 2012–so close together and during the busiest time of the year. I was really proud that I managed to get them all done…and, it was soooo worth it in the end!

Chipboard mini-album for my son, Neil

The first one I made was for my son, Neil’s, 40th birthday. I used chipboard pages, covered in vintage papers. The theme was “You’re a classic,” which, in this mother’s heart he is. It was a real hit and was certainly the most unique birthday card he had ever received. Here is the video…

Toilet tissue tube mini-album for my granddaughter, Lindsay

The next one I made was for my granddaughter, Lindsay’s 21st birthday: This one is made from toilet tissue rolls. It was fun and easy to create, and Lindsay really loved it! I secretly hope she will tuck it away and someday show it to her grandchildren.

Envelope mini-album for my grandson, Austin

The next one was for my grandson, Austin’s, 18th birthday! I made this one from business envelopes I had left over from when I sent out my C.V., way back before e-mail…hmmmm, that brings back memories…but that’s another story.

I hope you like my mini-albums, and more importantly, I hope they inspire you to create some mini-albums of your own. I promise you they will be a hit with the recipients and will likely become treasured keepsakes to show future generations.

Thanks, so much, for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


A birthday card…like no other!

VIDEO: Neil’s new-age, grunge, vintage, altered media, chipboard, mini-album, birthday card! LOL!

Neil’s 40th birthday celebration was so special. We were thrilled that family and friends took time to come to the party. It’s a special memory that we will treasure, always.

I wanted to make Neil a one-of-a-kind birthday card, something that he might want to keep forever. Here is a video, showing the card in detail. I forgot to mention in the video that I used vintage designer paper to cover each “page” of the card; I put my Silhouette Cameo to work cutting out the lettering and images; and, I created the embossed cover using two different embossing folders on my Cuttlebug. The pages are chipboard, covered in vintage designer paper.

I hope it inspires you to create something new and different for someone special. Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of it…and, if you have some suggestions, I’d love to hear them and share them with the crafting community.

Thanks, for stopping by!