Saturday, November 13, 2010

My First Mini Album Christmas

After joining the Mini Album blog hop tonight I really wanted to try to create an album I had seen on the hop! So what did I do? I went to the bathroom and went potty cause I had sat for 3 hours hopping! I got me 4 toilet paper rolls and sat down to create! 
This is my first attempt at a mini album so be nice! Or things might be messy.. well wait, my desk is already a mess... I think it turned out ok. But I have to confess I didn't take any measurements :( sorry. But you can find the video on how to create your own HERE at Cardz TV. (Mary is one awesome crafter!)
All of the paper is from DCWV Christmas Combo Value Pack. (excluding the mat's on the tags and front page, that is just Ivory cardstock distressed with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap). The chipboard diecuts are from the Paper Craft Magazine, and I didn't like that they were so white against my papers so I distressed them as well with the same color as the cardstock. I adhered them to the album with Helmar Clear Zapdots.
The stamp on the front is from Unity Stamp Co, and I got it free off of the Paper Craft Magazine Nov/Dec issue.
I am entering this into the Cooking With Cricut blog hop challenge! Check it out HERE!
Hope you enjoy!

Still have my blog candy up for grabs guys so click here to find it and get all your friends to sign up too!


  1. turned out nicely great job for first the more you make the better you will get and you will be addicted to all the shapes you can make such wonderful things to put your memories in and sort them out for each special occassion. fun fun. love it.

  2. You did a great job! It's very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us. Aren't minis so much fun?


  3. Fantastic, now who would have thought you could use toilet paper like this. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

  4. What a cool project! Great job! Love the papers! Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion, this week!

  5. My of My what with my end of toilet roll and your toilet paper we have come up with the perfect crafting combination for recycling. For your first attempt it is stunning, can't wait to see what you create when you make another. Off to check out your link. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  6. Me again, oops read the post too quickly thought you used paper but now that I have seen the video it's the roll end. Still stunning.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  7. OMG, Lisa your album is awesome. I love your recycled item!
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up this month. Good Luck!

  8. Hi Lisa - what a beautiful mini ablum. :)

    Is it this project you are entering into the Crafty Pad challenge??


  9. Wow, love your recycling!! Great idea and the finished book is fab:-)
    Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck, hope to see you again soon
    Claire xx

  10. Wow Lisa!!!! What a beautiful job!!! Great job, TFS! :)

  11. lisa,
    that birdie paper is so cute and love all the trims you added.

    Thanks for playing with us at Cooking With Cricut challenge.

    -- dalis
    CWC DT

  12. Wow!! you did an awesome job on this

  13. Ha! Who would have thought to use the toilet paper rolls!? Great job recycling! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up this month!