Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Punky Sprouts and Melody Ross....

Can I just say that meeting some very special ladies this past weekend was so awesome.... Shelly Mitchell, Owner of Punky Sprouts gave me a Punky Sprouts book and some Melody Ross paper to create a sample! First let me tell you how freakin' excited I was about this..... Second, I love these books because they have chipboard, acrylic and canvas......Third, I don't know where I have been but the GCD Melody Ross paper and embellishments are just to die for...Sounds cliche', I know but I am serious. Bright and vintage and full of 50's charm!!!!

Seems like the true love of my life..... making mini books is resurfacing. I love teaching mini books too.....So many people in our area love 2 page layouts and they are against taking book classes. Well I am here to say that with a mini book you get a better bang for your buck.... Why? You make several pages all with different techniques and design. You get much more product and usually have leftover supplies. A Mini book is just that, a mini version of what you can do on a layout so you walk away with a ton of new ideas to create future layouts....

Punch holes around the edge of the acrylic page on the front.
String your ribbon or toole thru the holes.

Fold up a piece of the Scallop canvas and make a little pocket by sewing the edges.

I used the transparent embellies to make little journal cards.

Just adhere the transparent piece to a folded piece of card stock... make sure an edge of the transparent piece is hanging the folded side of the card. Cut out your shape.

Make a little surprise pocket. Fold a piece of paper and stitch and tie the edge. Add another journal card or a surprise gift card.

Use a Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens and Glimmer mist over it onto the Canvas...
Makes for a great page design!

I painted on the canvas and on the back of the acrylic page.....

Sew around your photo instead of matting it.

Well I sure would like to know what you think about this mini album..... hope to see a comment...

Since I have an extra Punky Sprouts album and some left over Melody Ross paper and Embellies.... Leave me a comment and let me know you have pressed that wonderful LIKE button on Facebook for Punky Sprouts and GCD Studios. I will randomly chose a winner Sunday night after I return from New Orleans.... I am teaching a class at an event for Acadiana Croppers! So very excited....

Big Hugs,Amy


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love love love love this Amy!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee those photos of Alex!! And I am a liking GCD and Punky Sprouts on FB! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Just love this album - great pix of Alex!!! and love the Punky sprouts and GCD on Fb - and congrats on teaching the class at Acadiana Croppers - wish I could take a class with you! Have a super week!

  3. I already LIKE Punky Sprouts and GCD on FB!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that mini!!! It is beautiful and I loved how you did everything....and of course those pics are gorgeous as always! I just got finished saying the other day how I wanted to get back to doing some mini seems like I haven't done one in forever! I love yours and it's inspired me to do another one:)

  4. Amy, I was on the phone with you till almost 10 pm last night so HOW you did this gorgeous book and posted it on your blog already is amazing to me! Love it!

  5. wow!!!

    that turned out so pretty! ...and you really did take such GORGEOUS photos of alex on your road trip. i love all of those heart photos! oh btw, right now CK is doing a teen scrapper contest, alex should totally submit! :)

    happy friday, my friend!


  6. I "LIKE" Punky Sprouts and GCD on facebook. LOVE the mini album.


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