I love Jodie Lee Patterson designs for Prima Marketing - so far I've always bought at least a 6" paperpad, the chipboard die cuts, the stamps and journaling cards when a new collection was available. But when the planner and stationary addiction hit, I didn't really pay much attention to the new collections. Only to find I kinda missed out on the Delight but ... Oh that Princess collection, just what I like ! I saw Stephanie Miller ( Steffogal1 on YouTube ) make a cute Beach mini album ( you can find it here http://m.ustream.tv/recorded/46656873 ) and knew I'd like to use that style for my Princess goodies I got the week before. It's a quick chipboard cover album with the new ATC pad cards glued together as pages. The typewriter key paperclips, flowers and new tag and ticket set did the trick. The packaging is even used for additional pages. Love that ! Easy and quick ... Just how we like it, right ? Yes, it could have been ... I didn't get the paperclips - so missed an important page for tags and the use of the paperclips as pageturners. I still need to get those - but they're harder to find at this time. Instead I got both sizes ATC pads. As it turned out I needed to use them vertically - so a lot of them didn't suit the job. Eeks. At the moment my pages are a lot less compared to Steff's example mini. I still need to get my mini chunked up. But I love working on a mini album again.
I used my Brenda Walton Sizzix camellia die to make these Prima Marketing inspired flowers. I cut 2 of the smallest and 2 of the medium sized for each flower. So happy to use the Marianne Design mulberry paper sheets from my stash. I used my Tim Holtz distress ink pads, a brush and lots of water to color the petals. Victorian velvet, bundled sage, shabby shutters and gathered twigs. It took some time, but in the end I think it was worth it. The weather today isn't helping much - will take better pics hopefully later this week.