{ScrappingClearly} Minc Mini Album

Hello and welcome to my blog on this Monday!! Already! I for one could have added a couple of extra days to our weekend as I was lucky enough to be away, just my hubby and I, celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary! No crafting but lots of wine tasting for me, how about you? Did you get your craft on?!

Anyways, today’s share is for ScrappingClearly and it is VERY different for me! Like, VERY!!! Kylie sent me these lamination labels in the Minc range and I had ZERO idea what to do with them until one day, bam! Inspiration struck! A mini album! So that is where this mini album started – some labels!!

I pulled out some more bits from not only my latest kit from Kylie but some older goodies she sent me – seriously these DT kits she sends just keep giving!! I have used lots of different bits and pieces are here are the direct links to all of the goodies I have pulled that are available in store:

Heidi Swapp Minc Lamination Labels
Heidi Swapp Minc Tags
Heidi Swapp Minc Chipboard Frames
Heidi Swapp Minc Alpha Stickers
Heidi Swapp Minc Pink Foil
Heidi Swapp Minc Mint Foil
Heidi Swapp No Limits Stix
Heidi Swapp Puffy Stickers
American Crafts Clothespins
American Crafts Clips
Studio Calico Chipboard Heart Stickers
Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes – “Flutter” 12×12 Paper
C’est La Vie ephemera piece

At this point I am going to say, make sure you have a cuppa with you – I have photos of each page to share and a little “this is what I used” so sit back and enjoy!

What I love about the “cover” is all the different angles and the bits and pieces poking out and around all the sides with nothing being exactly square or neat!

For this I have used 3 pieces from the Minc Tags pack and one of the AC clips. I used a combo of the pink and mint foils as well and so I am not repeating myself on every photo I have used pink foil on the mint coloured pieces and mint foil on the pink pieces 😉

The acetate tag is from the C’est La Vie ephemera pack. I have used the Minc Alphas (mint foil), one of the Heidi puffy stickers (there is another on the back as well!) and I pulled apart one of the Heidi Stix to just use the one camera.

The base here is one of the laminated tags and I very simply added in one of the AC chippy hearts.

Before I say anything else this is one of my all time absolute favourite photos of my littlest guy. I just LOVE it!! We have this in colour on our wall as a big canvas <3<3<3

For this one I have used a Minc Tag and pink foil (really hard to photograph!) for the page base. A fussy cut butterfly from the Flutter paper and another of the AC clips.

My next laminated tag, this one paired with a AC clothespin. Another of my all time faves!!

My base is one of the Minc Tags. The pink stripes are printed and then the green is foiled. I added another of those adorable AC clips here too.

I’m sure by now you have noticed that I have not at all overthought this process and kept it pretty simple from page to page. I really feel that having my photo’s in black and white and printing them all to 2″ x 3″ made making decisions so much easier!

Another of the laminated tags. I felt the florals and his gorgeous squishy face was enough for this so didn’t even bother adding anything else!

A non-photo page! Another tag from the Minc Tags package and another AC chippy heart. Oh, and pink foil.

I totally and completely forgot we managed to get this photo until I printed them out for this album and oh my stars!! I should have known back then (he was 8 or 9 days old!) he was going to be my mischievous little man!! However, another laminated tag and another fussy cut butterfly from the  Flutter paper. Oh, and I trimmed this photo too 😉

I had a few different ideas for these frames but really love what I ended up deciding to do!! So, this has 2 photo’s and 2 of the Minc Frames as the page base and I have simply adhered those back to back. I added another of the AC Clips as a place to hang this page from the ring and voila, done! The front has the text which is foiled in pink…..

and the back has the stripes which I foiled in mint. I will say it again, the foil is really tricky to photograph well but the mint colour is way more mint and pretty than this photo indicates!

This piece is actually what inspired me to choose the photos I chose to work with! My little family of 4! We are far from perfect but we love, we laugh and we have each other and that is enough ❤ This came from the Minc Tags set and is a minty colour and I have added pink foil. And an AC chippy heart.

And that is my album in it’s completion! I really, really love it! Mini’s are not my “norm” but sometimes it is super fun to step away and challenge yourself. I really do adore my end project and so too do my boys, so I’m calling that a win!!

I do have a video of my process and you can see that below and you will see how much I didn’t really over think the process or make it complicated.

I hope you enjoy and I hope I inspire you to get your creative on!!

Have a fantastic Monday and I’ll be back again later in the month!



December Daily 2017 ~ Get It Done! YT Series Day Sixteen ~ FINAL ~ Days 26-29

Hello, hello, hello!! I am excited to share with you today the last pages in the album!!! WOOHOO!!! Days 30 & 31!

Here is today’s video

And today’s photo’s

And, of course, today’s pages in our album!

Notice that last photo, there’s nothing on the right – IT’S DONE!!! Haha! Can you tell I am excited?!

One more video for tomorrow – a final album flip through and a GIVE AWAY!!! Make sure you head over to my YT channel, especially if you’d like to win a few of Ali’s DD goodies, I won’t be taking entries here to keep it simple for me to stay on track with everyone!!

Until tomorrow, a big, massive thank you for your support over the last 16 days, I have had a ball and my album is beautifully full of December stories!!

Happy scrapping!



December Daily 2017 ~ Get It Done! YT Series Day Fifteen ~ Days 26-29

Day 15 and I’m beyond thrilled to report that there is 1 more process video after today and then I will do an album share, woohoo!!!

I got it all done today (today being the 14th) and am beyond thrilled!

Here is today’s video

And today’s photos

And the pages in the album

Phew!! Almost there! 

A big, big thank you for your support and I’ll see you again tomorrow!




December Daily 2017 ~ Get It Done! YT Series Day Fourteen ~ Day 25 ~ Part Two

Hello, hello, hello and happy love day!!

Can you “hear” the excitement in my voice today?? I am sharing part 2 of 2 parts of our day 25 and I can really, truly see the end of this album!! As much as I have loved creating in this album (and I do EVERY year!) I will be glad to be at the end and have it done!

So, enough chatter, here is today’s video

And here is today’s photos (there are lots!)

And as they sit in the album (which is VERY full already lol!!)

Yay!!! I hope you enjoyed and I shall see you again tomorrow!!

Thanks for stopping by!

December Daily 2017 ~ Get It Done! YT Series Day Thirteen ~ Day 25 ~ Part One

Hello, hello!! So, today, after a very late night last night, I was way low on time so I got done what I could which was not a lot but it is some and I am happy I didn’t miss a day!

So, today is part one of our Christmas Day celebrations! Pretty simple yet effective page and I just LOVE that acetate <3<3<3

Here is today’s video

And today’s photo’s

 And as it sits in the album, both front and back!

I will be back again tomorrow, hopefully with part two of two!!

Thanks for joining me again today and see you tomorrow!


Love makes a house a home

Hi there today I’m sharing the acrylic album I put together for Scrappingclearly!

So, as I shared in my last 2 posts for them I was feeling intimidated by the Time Machine collection by Kaisercraft, add in my house shaped acrylic album and yikes, intimidated doesn’t begin to cover it! I don’t really do mini’s and the pages are CLEAR!! Haha! But, when I finally found my big girl pants I dived into it and LOVE the finished album! Like, seriously, love! 

I will start by sharing the completed album then take you through page by page, grab a cuppa and I hope you enjoy!

The idea I had for my album was showing the growth of my little family from when hubby and I got married in 2008 up until the present, hence the title “Love makes a house a home.”

Here is the album in all its completed glory

And a close up of the detail of the cover. 

I started this page with a stencil and texture paste from stash which I simply added some teal colourshine to. I left that to dry and when it was I started pulling pieces from my offcuts, the collectables pack and the sticker sheet. The “love” was cut using my big shot and a die from my stash and I added a coat of glossy accents just as a little extra finishing touch. 

The first page is, of course, hubby and I. About a year after we got married, about a month before we found out we were going to be a family of 3. 

For this page I just went with the stencilling from the previous page as my base, added a rub on from the kaisercraft journal spots rub ons, a couple of scraps of papers, some die cuts and stickers. I used a coat of glossy accents on the “two” tile stickers as well. 

Next is the 1st addition to our family, our 1st fur baby, Zeus. 

For the base of this page I used the Time Machine stamp set with both teal and brown permanent inks. I got impatient, I was FINALLY in the groove of making this album, so used some clear embossing powder and my heat tool to set the ink so I could keep working!! More paper layers, die cuts and stickers. I have also fussy cut a frame from this Hambly screen prints page and tucked that behind the layers. And to keep the flow I added some glossy accents again to the tile letters. 

And here are the 2 pages side by side, I really love how you can see all the bits and pieces peeking through!

The next page is our very 1st photo of the 3 of us as a family. Not the most flattering but I love this photo and all it represents to me. 

Again, I started with the front design on the page, I was really loving the see through element by now!! More paper layers, die cuts and stickers. And glossy accents on tile alphas!

The next page is the addition of our youngest child. Again, not the most flattering photo but it’s the 1st of us as a family of 4 and I love it!

This time I started with that same Hambly print but this time cut to the whole house shape. I adhered all my layers to the screen print so when it came time to stick I knew where I’d be able to hide the adhesive. I did the same steps again with this page, die cuts, papers, stickers and glossy accents. 

And here are the 2 pages side by side. 

The next page is the addition of our 2nd fur baby, Olaf the Bunny. 

The screen print is of course where I started and I knew roughly where I needed to place my layers to cover the adhesive from the front. Firstly, another rub on from the Kaiser journal spots rub ons and then more die cuts, stickers, paper layers and glossy accents completed the page. 

And the last page! I started this page with this gorgeous screen print piece cut down from a 12×12 sheet. This is us currently, all 6 of us!

This page doesn’t have many layers to it at all! The gold tile thickers, the 2 photos and the sentiment sticker. Oh, and the tiny tile alphas 🙂

And the last 2 pages next to each other. 

This takes us onto the back cover. Nice and simple!

A couple of tags, some of this acetate sheet and that pretty gold tile thicker. 

And here is the view of the entire album from the back. 

I hope I have inspired you to try something new and perhaps out of your comfort zone. You never know, you may end up with a treasured piece of work!

Head over here to see the full range of fun acrylic albums available at Scrappingclearly!!

Happy scrapping!