2/08/2015

Nautical Mini Folio Album

Hi all,

Valentine's Day is coming up and my daughter asked me
if I can make a mini album that she can give her boyfriend. Lucky
for her she let me know what she wanted at the beginning of the
year so I had plenty of time to start on it and be able to
find the right papers since she wanted the album to have a nautical theme.

I knew this was going to be a challenge for me
because in order to create I have to find a paper
collection that makes me happy just looking at them lol.  Let's just say that
if I love the paper I'm using on an album my creativity
sparks and I'm able to come up with lots of ideas in
decorating my pages.

As it turned out I found the perfect paper collection from Carta Bella
called Ahoy There.  It's all nautical just like she wanted
and the colors are vibrant as well as the stickers.
I also picked up a couple of different papers from
different companies that went well back with the paper pack.

The end result is a fabulous mini folio album that my
daughter loved as I'm sure her boyfriend will too.

Here are a couple of photos and my YouTube video.














This mini album hold up to 85 photos can you believe it!!  I so enjoyed making
it, hope you like it so please leave some comments below and
follow my blog as well as subscribe to my YouTube channel.
Thanks for watching.


Until next time,
Ana
xoxo

2/05/2015

Friend

Hi all,

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I just can't believe 
how quickly time goes by.  I want to share with you 
a card I had made a couple of months ago
(the truth is I forgot to post it on my blog :/ and to top it off
I just snapped one photo of the card 
before giving it to my friend).

Oh well, in an effort to show you my card at different angles I opened it on picture 
manager on my computer and crop it down to give you a closer look.



I mixed and matched different papers to create my card.
The bottom portion is an older collection from Prima, sorry I can't recall 
the name.  


The large flower and the friend stickers (Lyric collection) is also from Prima.


The banner I cut out from the sheet of paper (Love Me - My Mind's Eye)
and pop it up with 3D foam dots.  The banner with the brad is 
also from My Mind's Eye and the brad is from Prima.


The top portion of the card and brad is from My Mind's 
Eye - Lost & Found 3.

I placed a doilie at the top part of my card as well as my tag.
The top of the card has an opening where I inserted the tag.
I placed the small flowers at the corners, I bought them from a local craft 
store as well as the butterfly.
All my edges are distress with walnut stain ink.

I hope you enjoyed my card and please feel free to 
leave some comments.

Until next time,
Ana
xoxo

10/08/2014

Foto Folio Mini

Hello scrappers,


I don't know if you're all like me but I wake up in the mornings thinking
of new ideas for my next project.  It's like a rush, wanting to
work on something, anything because that's what we love to do.
Especially when we are close to a holiday, we try to come up
with a creative way to make something handmade for a loved one.
I just love giving my family members a mini album (sometimes
not so mini lol).  I know they appreciate that I took the time to make
them something they will cherish for many years to come
and fill it up with memories they have enjoyed throughout their lives.

So, we are close to Christmas and we must hurry if we are
to make those mini albums for a special someone.  Today I'm sharing
with you a mini album which the famous Kathy Orta from Paper Phenomenon
has inspired me to create.  Kathy has a tutorial for Foto Folio Mini's, I must say I 
purchased it and I love it.  My foto folio mini is much smaller than Kathy's and 
the layout inside is different but more or less it's the same concept.
You can always mix and match flaps and pockets to your own liking.
This mini album holds up to 42 photos but you can always 
add more mats on the pockets for more pics.

Here are some pics and my YouTube video.














I hope you have enjoyed my foto folio mini, please be sure to check out Kathy's website Paper Phenomenon to pick up her Foto Folio Mini's tutorial.

Until next time,
Ana
xoxo

10/07/2014

Foto Folio 3

Hi fellow scrappers,

I'm sharing today one of Kathy Orta's tutorial called Foto Folio's.  The
folio I made is Foto Folio #3, side loading envelope style.  I have to
say that I love Kathy's projects and these folio's are so 
easy to make.  Kathy encourages you to mix and match different inserts 
to create a different look and in my video you will see that I added to this folio 
other flaps and pockets.

My paper choice were Simple Stories "The Story of Us" and I also
used papers from My Mind's Eye.
The papers from Simple Stories is a wedding collection and I loved the colors
and designs for my photos.  To replace some wedding phrases on some
of the journaling cards I simply cut out strips of paper and glued them
on top and added some other word stickers over them.


















Here is my YouTube video which takes you through my pages.



Kathy's tutorial has six different Foto Folio's you can make including a storage box.
Here is the link where you can purchase it,
http://shop.paperphenomenon.com/Foto-Folios-w-Storage-Box-Tutorial-TUT076.htm

I hope you have enjoy another of my projects, I sure enjoyed matting and
arranging different inserts into this album.

Please leave some comments,

Until next time,
Ana
xoxo

9/15/2014

Remember When

Just a quick hello. 
I have created yet another mini today, "Remember When".
It was a gift for a friend, I hope you get inspiration from it and create 
your own little mini album.










Would love to see what you come up with so feel free to leave comments.


The supplies I used:

Paper:  We R Memory Keepers "For The Record"
Journal Cards: We R Memory Keepers "Webster"
My Mind's Eye "Record It"
Distress Ink: Rangers "Black Soot"
Stickers: My Mind's Eye "Record It"
Punch: Martha Stewart, EK Success
Chipboard


Until next time,
Ana
xoxo

8/28/2014

Butterfly Mini Album

Hi everyone,

For most of us school has started and we are trying to get back to our normal
routine after the summer vacation.
Most of us have hectic lives from getting the kids to school,
running errands, going to work, etc.
Sometimes we just need a break...and what better way
than to scrapbook (at least for me lol) and create,
whether it's a layout, mini album or home decor.

Today I'm sharing a fun mini album.  This mini can be perfect for 
photos that you might have of a family get together, 
birthday party or just a random group of photos that 
you want to keep in small one album, (hint: perfect Christmas gift).

This mini is created with just four pieces of chipboard and
it actually fits seventeen photos, can you believe it!
Of course you can add as many photo mats you want inside
the pockets.

I made my mini in the shape of a tag.  All the edges of the chipboard
and papers are distressed with black soot ink from Ranger.







I cut out some designs from the paper pack cover onto my pages
such as the butterflies and small squares.




Here's my YouTube video I made on my "Butterfly Mini Album".




So let's take some time to ourselves and create this beautiful
mini album as a gift for someone or to place our own photos.

I hope you have enjoyed it and start creating!

Until next time,
Ana
xoxo

8/08/2014

My Summer Pics, part two

Hello,

Today I'm sharing the second part of my summer vacation.  We visited Cabo Rojo
Lighthouse.  It is called the "Lighthouse of the Red Cliffs".
This historical lighthouse was built in 1881.  As you will see the view is breathtaking!


















Our next stop was to a forest called "La Marquesa" in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
Here we enjoyed seeing different species of birds, enjoyed the butterfly conservatory, and hiked
through the forest.
















Hiking through the forest.


This is the view from the top of a tower.


Next is our tour of Old San Juan.  There are lots of places to see from the Fort of San
Cristobal and of course  "The Morro"  (Fort of San Felipe del Morro) which is one of our main attractions.  You can enjoy walking down the cobblestone streets
of Old San Juan and the promenade which is lined up with street vendors.


















A couple of my friends had mentioned a cave they explored and said that once you
reached the end of the cave the view was extraordinary, a must see.
I had heard of it but to walk inside a cave...where God knows what you might find inside!
Well I made sure we had bottled water, repellent spray and a flashlight.

The cave is called "Cueva Ventana" (the window cave) and
it is in the town of Utuado.

This is a trip we took last year but I wanted to share it with you today since I am posting
various sightseeing places throughout Puerto Rico.




We had to hike up a bit to reach the entrance of the cave.






This is the view once you come to the end of the cave.






You won't believe how fast I snapped this photo and rushed them to walk away
from the ledge lol.


These are only a couple of places in Puerto Rico that I have shown you.
We have a wide range of activities you can do
from kayaking, zipline to sightseeing.

I hope you have enjoyed my photos from my vacation and when you
are planning yours please consider visiting us.



Here is a website to help you plan your vacation to my beautiful island.

http://www.seepuertorico.com

Until next time,
Ana
xoxo