Thursday, June 24, 2010

Anniversary Mini

Hi everyone!
This year I made an Anniversary Mini Album for my husband, as one of his gifts. It was hard to create because I barely have time for much these days, but I worked on it on late hours of the night for about a week and a half, and here's what I made.
I challenged myself to NOT use ANY flowers in this album (gasp! LOL), and I succeeded! I have NEVER NOT used flowers on my projects. I'm a flower addict, really LOL. It was hard at first, but I resisted the temptation!
The title of the album is Ten things I Love About You, and this is obviously about my husband :) I used a bunch of different Sizzix Dies and brought out the techniques, and I like how it came out.

I used some gold charms in the binding, and one of the charms I even alcohol inked.
I tried to make it as simple as manly and simple as possible, and used the Granola collection of papers from Basic Grey. Hey, it's an old collection, but it's new to me! LOL

I made lots of tags, pull outs and even a mini inside the mini. I distressed like crazy all over the place!

This is the view of two of the pages with al the tags in it.This is how it looks with all the tags out of the pockets.

For a more detailed view, and a description of all the techniques and products I used, please watch the following series of 3 videos.
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  1. Wow This looks AWESOME....So Inspiring.....
    You have given me an idea for what I can do for my 20th Wedding Ann for my hubby...Thanks Sharon.
    Love it....Luv Shaz xoxo

  2. I am WOW'D by this project! Girl!, That is totally masculine. I know he loved it cause you had said he carried it off somewhere when you tried to show it before. Thanks for the video showing it in detail. Keep working late cause the later it get you rock it!

  3. Beautiful mini... I'm sure he loved it...

  4. I love it!!! It's even more beautiful in person. LOL.

  5. Loved this album--a great challenge not to use flowers. I don't think I would be able to do it:)
    A great idea for a masculine album. Love it and you. Dale

  6. hey sharon!
    so glad to hear from you :)
    i know i've told you this before, but i was going to be named nicholas if i was a boy!

    hope you're well...your blog is beautiful!

  7. Hello~ I am new to your blog. It is lovely.
    Your mini turned out so beautiful!
    Great job.
    I am now following your blog.
    Best of luck.
    Hope you can follow mine too at:
    All the best on your new blog,


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