Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Akemi Mini Album

 It's almost Release Day!  Woo Hoo!  Are you guys excited?  I'm bursting to share with you my final project for this release!  But before I do, just wanted to thank our Guest Designer Donna of 3 Umbrellas for helping us with this release.  Thank you Donna!  And thank's to my girl Debi, who did an awesome job as well!

On to my project.  As I mentioned earlier, you can use this image for other things besides Easter projects.  I decided to make Akemi a mini album for her and Daba.  I found this cool tutorial here... for a Pocket Page mini album. 

I've been dying to use these Basic Gray papers but tend to want to save them- for what I don't know.. so I broke down and finally decided to use them on this project.  I guess I felt safe since it was for a photo album and wouldn't be lost forever in a card that was given away. Stupid yah?  That's how I feel about most of my paper.  I think you also call that "hoarding".

Here's the cover of the album.  I really wanted to put Akemi on the cover, but it looked a little plain by herself.  So I added this cool new Memory box tree die and added on this mini flower by All Natural Accents.  I wanted to achieve the cherry blossom look but not sure that I did. To make the flowers pop a bit, I added some stickles to each flower.  I guess it's hard to tell from these photos, but they do sparkle in real life.

I also added Akemi and hand wrote "and Daba" under it.   Here's a close up of Akemi.

Here's the inside of the album. 

On each page, there are 3 pockets you can add inserts to.  I am thinking of adding photos and journaling on the inserts.  Or maybe I'll have Akemi add her own journaling while I add the photos and embellies.

Oh one more thing... the tab punch is by SU.  I love that punch!  Oh one more thing.... I finally used my Cinch!  I must say that I LOVE IT!  Anyone want to by my Bind It All?

I hope you liked all of our projects for this release!  Again wanted to thank Debi and Donna... don't forget to check out their blogs for more inspiration and candy on Debi's!  The wait is almost over!  Have fun stamping and let me know if you've posted any projects- we'll add them to our facebook page for everyone to see. 


  1. O! Love the front cover. Akemi looks wonderful! And wow that tree is amazing with all the flowers, definitely blooming cherry blossoms. I like how you did her name, very cool.
    This turned out beautifully Jenny.
    BTW, welcome to the hoarding club! (lol)
    Another amazing release with so many awesome cards and projects from everyone. Lookin' fwd to inkin' up some more cuteness from SS.

  2. This is fabulous. I have a feeling my daughter would love something like this :).

    Hugs, Mette

  3. What a cute album! And I totally know what you mean about "paper hoarding!". I do the same thing!

  4. wow, what a great album! the cover is so pretty too--love the image and the tree with the flowers!

  5. What a fabulous mini album! Im the same way about hoarding my papers…I guess that's why I have such a huge stash taking up so much space in my room, lol! Another great release Jenny!

  6. So cute! Good idea for using the Memory Box tree.

  7. Super cute mini album and I like how you added the tree with the mini flowers....makes a nice scene.

  8. That is such a sweet album you made for Akemi and her Daba. That's for the link... I wanna try it now. Gorgeous album!!!

  9. I love mini albums! You did a great job with this one, Jenny! I might have to get that punch, too!


  10. Wonderful album, Jenny! It's such a great keepsake for your little Akemi (and Daba!). I like the flower covered tree--it's the perfect accent!

  11. what a great album! love the flowers :) so pretty..and those awesome side pull pocket inserts! TFS :0)

  12. This is a fantastic album Jenny! Thanks for the link and thanks for MY album! You rock girl! Miss you already ...