Friday, July 31, 2009

Sweet Old Home Mini Album

This is a mini album of pictures of my old home. After we've moved, I really wanted something to remember our old home by. Therefore, I've taken some pictures of it before we moved and now making it into a mini album. I've used Clear Scraps acrylic house album with products from My Little Shoebox to create this mini album.

Below are some of the details on the cover of this mini album.

I've embossed an acrylic bird from Clear Scraps with and embossing folder and inked the embossed image with solvent ink.

I've used the "Add Little Beads on your Stitching" technique on the roofs' edges.

Here are some of the pages and it's details.
Page 1 and 2:

I've used some stamps from My Stamp Box to stamp the butterfly and dragonfly. I've also used some Stickles to decorate them.

Page 3 and 4:
Page 5 and 6:

To create the smoke on top of the chimney, I've used some stamps from My Stamp Box and some solvent ink to stamp on transparency.

Back Cover:
I've had tons of sweet memories in this old home. This is the place where I first live after I got married and the place where our family blooms from two person to four. The couch had been the family's favourite place and the small open kitchen had been the most busiest place when we were! We've really missed our old home but I guess life always goes on and some things need to change.

I just love how this house mini album works perfectly here. This mini album is so versatile. You could also use it for memories of a house in stages of constructions, a new home, a house warming gift, bringing a new baby home, or just simply scrapping about members of your home.

I'll be announcing the winner of my July stamp set tomorrow. Do check back to see if you're the lucky one! Good Luck!

Sources: Clear products: Clear Scraps; Cardstock: Bazzill; Pattern Papers: My Little Shoe Box; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps: My Stamp Box; Stickers: My Little Shoebox; Overlays: My Little Shoebox; Others: Ranger Liquid Pearls, Ranger Stickles, Ranger Distress Stickles, Ranger Paint Dabber, Prima flowers, lace, ribbons, rick rack, vellum, pearls, beads, transparency, floss for stitching, Zip Dry, Glue Dots and other adhesives.


Chris said...

Wonderful album. I love this project and it so makes me want to purchase the house album to do something similar. Beautiful!

jacque4u2c said...

Just totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rhonda said...

I love the detail you pu into your work! Just gorgeous!!

ledesma said...

OMG!!! How cool is this I love all the details specially the stitching with the beads.
I wish I had pictures of my old home :(

Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration.


Erica said...

Love the colors, glitter, and whimsy.

Marisa said...

Beautiful work Irene! I love all of the detail...awesome! :)

Heather McDaniel said...

i am the same way! once my husband gets back from this deployment he is getting out of the Army and we are moving. SO I bought a chipboard album that says home a while ago for me to take pictures and scrap our first place!

CK Chai said...

This is such a gorgeous album! Loave every single details on the pages!

Cortaline said...

Waouhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh .... La biz La Delf

Cortaline said...

Waouhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh .... La biz La Delf

Cathe James said...

Wow~! Irene :) You have done it again! You are truly an artist. I love all the attention to detail that you made with this mini-album.. I am a big fan and I just wanted to tell you how much I admire your work! BRAVO girlie!
I love your creativity! Keep surprizing us and teaching us!:)
Take Care,

Roz said...

Absolutely stunning. I can only dream to make something so beautiful.

Love Roz x

ANAT S said...

gorgeous album
I cant stop looking

Anonymous said...

That's an adorable way to remember your last home. Seeing your many mini's and smaller albums brings a question to mind. Where and how do you keep/display everything so they can be enjoyed by others?

lutingobelin said...

very beautiful, but I don't know if I am enough patient to make such stitching technique ! thanks for sharing

Beth Norman said...

Sooooooo adorable. Your work is always so amazing!

Anonymous said...

Lovely and warm all over!!

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Hi Sandi,

I have some shelves hanging on the wall to display them. The frames or picture shelves works great and don't take up a lot of space. Alternatively, you could hang them on clothes hooks. This will also be a great way to display them and take up very little space.

Anonymous said...

You never cease to amaze me. Yes I've been following you and your incredible work. I do so love your Sweet Home book. Makes me want to tackle yet another project. Hugs to you.
Laura D.
El Kady

marijke said...

oh wow you make wonderful things I am going to follow you and place your blog in my list

Kathlene said...

I'm speechless (well not really) because I have to say Irene, this is one of my very favorite projects of yours. I also am a bit homesick for our old home and its memories, so I think you've motivated me to buy this acrylic album and do something similar. Thank you again for sharing all your incredible talent!


md said...


Anonymous said...

This is simply beautiful!

love, Mazina

Mazina said...

This is so very beautiful!


peata said...

love it


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