Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Our Family Memories Mini with Stacy Rodriguez

Good morning everyone, Stacy Rodriguez here with you today on the fabulous TCD blog!  I know you are all enjoying seeing the creations from the design team with the latest and greatest collections from Teresa.

Today I'm sharing a mini album that I created using the uber cool new line Family Stories.  I must say I'm totally digging the colors in this line not to mention all of the fun embellies!  This album I'm sharing with you today was one of them that went to CHA.  I needed pictures for this mini album so I told my sister-in-law if she gave me photos I would give her the album....that is a win win right!!  She has been anxiously waiting to see it since I couldn't share it with her before I shipped it!

Let's start with the cover.....I loved creating this cover by using the chipboard stickers and die cut pieces.  I layered a couple of the chipboard stickers on top of one another and used pop dots under a couple of them.

 In this close up photo you can see that the enamel dots are the perfect accent to add anywhere!   For the flower bunch I used a die from Die-Namites called Daisy Bunch.  After I cut the pattern paper out using the die I ran it through my Xyron 5" Creative Station.  This allowed me to ensure that all of the detail pieces stuck to my cover.

 This is the first page in the mini album.  The page on the left I embellished with the die cut pieces and one of the border strips.  If you look at the right hand side, you can see that when I adhered my photo mat down, I only adhered the sides and bottom to create a pocket behind the photo.  This is a fabulous place to insert journaling tags about the days events.

Another fun day in the Harvey family life was spent in Chicago at a Cubs game.  Do you ever have to many photos for a mini album?  On the right hand side of this page below you can see that I created a pocket.  I simply matted my photos and placed them in the pocket.  On the back of the photo mats is a great place to journal!

You can see another way to add another photo is to create a little hinge photo mat.  You simply just cut you cardstock a little bigger, score it and then only adhere that scored flap down.  This allows you to be able to flip that photo mat to find more photos underneath.  I also placed a journaling card there, but you could easily place another photo there instead.

The super cool envelopes are a fun way to add a little free flowing pocket into any mini album.  The binding was done with the We R Memory Keepers Cinch machine.

Supplies Used:
Teresa Collins Family Stories Collection
Xyron 5" Creative Station
Die-Namites - Daisy Bunch
May Arts - Pink ribbon
We R Memory Keepers Cinch Machine

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  I hope that you have enjoyed my mini album.


  1. Replies
    1. Aw thanks Michelle for stopping by Michelle!

  2. How gorgeous, just love this beautiful mini album!

  3. Awesome album and I just love the pages, in particular the one where the photo flips open, thanks for the inspiration! Renae @


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