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Tag & Pocket Mini Album | Gracie

Good morning! I was going to post yesterday, but things were a little busy last week and over the weekend, so I didn't get my Project Life spreads photographed. I did however, get the living room rearranged and all of our Ikea furniture assembled. The room feels so much bigger, and more organized. I actually enjoy spending time in the living room now. Just need to get our new couch and we'll be all set!

Today I'm sharing some photos from this little mini album I made for our cat Gracie. A few weeks ago, I asked how many albums it would be acceptable to fill with photos of my cats. Everyone encouraged me that cats are cute, part of our family, and absolutely should be recorded, even in their own albums. The tutorial to make this album (and a few others), and the cutfiles for the tags and vellum pockets can be purchased here. Wilna offered this class on Two Peas in a Bucket last year, but added a few new projects, and added it to her site.

Here's a close up of the cover. I splattered some watercolors on a piece the size of the cover. Then I layered some papers from my scrap bin, added some ribbon with hearts on it, and spelt out Gracie with white foam alphas and stitched them down. Then I adhered it to the rest of my album.

I added stickers, ephemera, ribbon, diecuts, and a photo to each of the tags and pages. I journaled mostly on the tags, and kept any additional bulk to a minimum. I added chipboard stickers here and there, but tried to use them sparingly.

I tend to keep things more on the simple side. Mostly because when I embellish it looks exactly the way it happens. I just throw things on the page.

I've been trying to use up some of my stash more, and a lot of it consists of ephemera and stickers that I wanted, but haven't used yet. The embellishments on this tag are from Notes & Things by Crate Paper.

I also wanted to document Gracie in a lot of her natural habitat. Like when she forces her way onto my lap, and refuses to move for a couple of hours.

I also wanted to include photos that perfectly showed her personality. Like when she just flops over on her side and meows at me asking me to pet her. I know she's asking me to pet her because when Jon tries she hisses at him. He clearly doesn't know what she likes.

I haven't done much stamping lately, but while looking through a few that were sitting on my desk, I found this one from Kellie Stamps (here), and knew I had to use it in this album. It was perfect for this card.

I also just browsed Kellie's shop, and absolutely need to buy more of her stamps! They're beautiful!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this album full of photos of Gracie. I imagine more of them will be coming in the future. There's just so many techniques I want to try.

Have a great day!


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