Saturday, March 31, 2012

All About Me in 2012 {A work in progress} for Jinger Adams Design Team Call

When I saw the design team call for Jinger Adams and The Scrapbooking Queen, my heart skipped a beat.  I immediately starting brainstorming...what 1 project could I create that might show my passion for paper crafting, highlight my artistic versatility and say something about me? I realized that I haven't really made anything  just for myself, or about myself--in a long while. I decided that this design team call was the perfect opportunity to do so! I wanted to incorporate scrapbooking, stamping and a few of my favorite techniques into my All About Me in 2012 acrylic album, my journaling will come along as I move through the year. I hope you enjoy looking at my album as much as I have enjoyed creating it!
Front Cover View
I learned a super fabby technique from the ultra talented Ali Edwards using alcohol inks and, just like her, it totally rocks! Sharing is caring! :)
 Alcohol ink technique: to create a fabulous and unique look on clear acrylic, squeeze drops of Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink about 6" from your canvas and voila! You can get as creative as you want with this and I promise, you can never "mess" it up cus the more inks you spash down, you more awesome it looks! (I used Lettuce, Rust and Sunshine Yellow throughout my album)
When making scrapbooks or memory albums, I like to use 1 side for journaling and the opposite side for a photo, then I embellish to my hearts delight!
I love 3 ring albums for many reasons, adorning the rings with ribbons is one of them!
 Another is that it allows me to add extras goodies in-between the larger acrylic pages. I like to add tags for journaling, pockets to hold small mementos and inspiring sentiments that say something about who I am and who I strive to be. (I used Clear Scraps 8x8 clear acrylic tab album)
 My life would not be complete without my furry angel and the closest thing I have to a "child" hehe. My precious sweetheart, Maddie. She brings such joy to my days and is a true blessing. I love you Maddie!
Make journaling cubbies--so much fun to decorate with fabric, ribbons, lace, bling, flowers, charms, rub-ons, stickers, etc--add texture with your Cuttlebug...and please don't forget to stamp, even right onto your photo like I did below, coolness! (I used Cherish This Moment from MCT, and various stamps from Unity for my album)
The last page
Stamp on Acrylic technique: use Staz On ink pads by Tsukineko and your favorite images to stamp directly onto acrylic, plastic, metal, cellophane, glass and more! It's so easy and looks awesome! (I used Black and Pumpkin)
And that's the end of the road for my 2012 All About Me Album!
Thank you for visiting, it means the world to me! I wish you a weekend full of health, laughter and love (and if you're lucky, a whole lotta crafty time!) xoxo


Kate said...

WOW talk about stunning not just the gorgeous album but the close picture of yourself. I just love everything about this album. The colors are soft and the embellishments are just awesome. Good Luck on the DT call my friend.


Homespun Elegance said...

Just Amazing!! WOW....


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~ Jo ~ said...

Wow this is just amazing! I love every page especially the one with your face smiling ... just beautiful!

Creative Cutter Room said...

Fantastic mini...great job highlighting your talents. Best of luck on the dt call love your work. Cathie

Jill said...

Hello, friend! Thank you for your sweet message on my blog! I always look forward to your messages! You're too sweet! This album is AMAZING! Good luck with the DT call! I entered as well and man oh man, what an awesome opportunity, hugh?! Best wishes! Smiles, Jill

Scrappy Beads said...

Your project is fabulous… *Ü*
Wishing you a beautifully blessed week ahead,
**Lots of BIG Hugs**

jessica said...

What a gorgeous album! All the details are amazing! Love the flowers and all the other embellies!

Kristin Stuthard said...

Thank you so much for the lovely comment. Your project is stunning and truly an inspiration to me. I really love how you made every page so different and unique, a lot of thought and care went into this, and it shows. Just beautiful.

Bex said...

Love the album.
You did a great job!
Good luck on the DT!


Teresa Kline said...

this is awesome, luv the photos...wishing you the best on the DT call...hope your week is fabby!

enjoy *~*

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Wonderful project Linsey! Best of luck with the DT call!

Cassandra said...

OH LINSEY!!!! THIS IS FABULOUS!!! I wish you all the luck in the world in making the team....this is just great! She would be lucky to have you! Good luck my blogging buddy :) hugs Cassandra

Mad Crafter said...

Beautifully done Linsey. I am pulling for you. This is fabulous!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Clever and beautiful! Good luck with the DT call, they should take you without any question. :0)

Dee said...

Your album is fabulous. Good Luck on the Design Team Call.