Monday, April 2, 2012

A gift for my Mother

 Good Morning, everyone.  This weekend was extremely busy with lots of things going on but I did manage to finish a huge project I was making for my mothers 83rd birthday.  I wanted to give her something really special and I figured whats more special than a mini album full of memories.  The basic design of the project was from a very amazing artist Kathy Orta and can be found at her blog ttp:// . She always has alot of fun little pockets and places to put pictures and tags.

The closure I used for this was simply a magnetic clasp that I found in the jewelry department at my local Joann Fabrics attached to the cover with some suede paper straps and d rings.

This allowed for a space to add a chain to which I added trinkets for the bling factor that you know I love.

I embellished the cover with crystal scrolls and flowers.  I actually found these little butterflies that look perfect on the flowers.

They were purchased from Michael's at a deep discount, they were in the dollar bin and they were on clearance 5 for a dollar, you got about 4 or 5 butterflies per package and they are quickly becoming one of my favorite embellies.

As you can see in this close up they really add just a touch of whimsy.

The book itself consists of about 10 pages, but as you can see from the photo there is room for about 5 pictures. 

This book really was as much fun to make as it was to look at and I  learned some really cool techniques working this tutorial and would absolutely encourage anyone to go try out one of Kathys projects it was well worth the 10 or 15 dollars I paid.  I can't wait to take some of the tips and incorporating them into my next project. 

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my latest.



  1. What an amzing looking album, bet your mum is going to LOVE it!!!

  2. That's absolutely beautiful! I'm sure your mother will treasure it.

  3. I absolutely love the album!! what an amazing job you did on the album. Love the bling!!!!

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. Laurie, this is an amazing project. Your mom must really love it!! I'm lovin' all the bling and what a find on those butterflies!! Thanks for your kind comments at!! I'm a new follower here and look forward to more inspiration!! ~ Blessings

  5. Simply Stunning!!! This has inspired me to go ahead and make a beautiful mini!!! Your mother is going to adore and love this to bits!!! Gorgeous creation!!