Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother in Law Mini Album

After making my mom a mini featuring my daughter's first year of life, I decided I needed to make one for my mother in law as well. It is the same concept as my mother's mini---elaborate cover but simple inside, however, I made the cover completely different even though I used the Alpha Chips from Tattered Angels once again (to see the other mini I'm referring to, check the blog post on May 2, 2011).
 I used different flowers and leaves, as well as a ton of Lindy's Stamp Gang products. For the biggest curly roses I used Startburst Stains in the colors Sea Mint Green and Glory of the Seas Gold, as well as the Moon Shadow Mist in the Gossamer Gold, and my favorite Glitz Spritz (which is being retired and is on sale on the Lindy's Stamp Gang website right now) in the color Desert Moon Gecko Green. I sprayed the cover with the Moon Shadow Mist in Gossamer Gold, and for the Tattered Angels Alpha Chips I used the Desert Moon Gecko Green Glitz Spritz as well as the Starburst Stain in the color Baby Blue Eyes Aqua, together with my Walnut Stain Distress ink and got that vintage shimmery aqua look. I sprayed the green leaves with a Moon Shadow Mist in the color Landlubber Green, and it made them so shimmery!

 I chose to use the same binding as before, and dyed some seam binding with a Startburst Stain in the color Cocoa Bean Copper. I just love how the bows look as the binding, so I had to do it again.
 I also included some metal leaf accents which I stained using Gold and Copper Alcohol ink. I love the different texture it adds to the cover. The ones I used have been in my stash for over a year now, but you can find similar ones at the Lindy's Stamp Gang website. They carry a variety of brass charms which you can customize to match your project. To finish it off I added some Recollection flowers, skeleton leaves, and Prima pearl swirls which I colored with my Copic Markers to make them match the project.
For a more detailed view of the album, you can check out the video I made for it by clicking HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed your weekend!


  1. Hi Sharon, I watched your video and then came to your blog. I was checking to see if you mentioned where or who makes the actual cover of your mini. I love the shape! Would you mind sharing where I might be able to find it? Thanks!

  2. Hi Justine
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Sizzix die I used to make the shape of this mini is an XL one from Sizzix. It's the Ornate Scallop Card. You can find it on


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