Venice mini album

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It’s been a while since I’ve made a mini album, but it’s always fun to make them and they’re also cute to keep on the shelf! I For this one I’ve cut and sewed together a few sheets from Amy Tangerine’s Rise and Shine to make a little book and then used all the embellishments from the same collection. I was actually trying to use up all I had left of it (which was a lot)! The only leftovers now are most of the thickers, a couple of paper stripes and most of the washi book, so I think I can say ‘mission accomplished’.

So here it is, a mini album about a weekend in Venice: as you can see from the photos, on the first day I’ve visited Palazzo Ducale and its prison (walking through the notorious Bridge of Sighs), then took a guided tour of the city and later in the night took the vaporetto through Canal Grande; on the second day I mainly took a guided tour of three islands near Venice: Murano, Torcello and Burano, altough I didn’t see much of Murano and Torcello because the guide was more interested in taking us to shops of her choice then to places of touristic interest! At Burano I ditched the guide and had a lovely time ;P Now I’m looking forward to go again because two days were really not enough!!

(Click on the first picture to see it as a slideshow)

December Daily 2014

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I’m back! I’ve finally completed my Christmas journal! Holidays here end on the Jan. 6th, so does my album. I’ve used a Simple Stories burlap album; paper and most of the embellishments are from the Cozy Christmas collection, also by Simple Stories.

Here it is, click on the first one for a slideshow:

Goodbye Autumn

Autumn is almost over and today I have this year last (but never say never) two project about my favourite season, a mini album and a 12×12 page. Both are made with the Friendly Forest collection by Doodlebug, a super colourful collection with all the little icons I love about autumn: leaves, acorns, cute little foxes and owls! The only missing things are the apples!

The layout is about reading in the park in autumn, when it’s not that cold yet, but it’s already less crowded and peaceful than in the warmer months. In this photo I’m reading ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’Reading in the park Reading in the park - det3 Reading in the park - det1 Reading in the park - det2 Reading in the park - det4

 

The mini album is about what I love the most about this season. The photo with the pumpkins is not mine, I found it on Google, and this is the link to its original source http://bayberryinn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Pumpkin.jpg the other photos are of course mine.Autumn mini - cover Autumn mini - page1 Autumn mini - page2 Autumn mini - page3 Autumn mini - page4 Autumn mini - page5 Autumn mini - page6 Autumn mini - pcover

 

Gratitude Journal

I can’t believe I did, but I finally finished my November’s gratitude journal! I’ve used the gorgeous Sweater Weather collection by Simple Stories, I’ve cut some of the 12×12 pages in the shapes of different leaves and I mixed them with the 6×4, 3×4 and 4×4 cards included in the collection. With all the pages a different size and shape it looks a bit messy, but I like messy, so it’s ok! I took inspiration from my own pinterest board http://www.pinterest.com/danielamarucci/scrapbooking-november-daily-inspiration/ and one of the Studio Calico classes, Gratitude Documented by Shanna Noel. Here it is, if you click on the first image you can watch it as a slideshow!

Confessions of a binge-watcher

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You all know I’m a TV-series addict, so you won’t be surprised by the theme of my new minibook. It’s structured like a book with three chapters, each one representing one stage of becoming an addict (1:getting started; 2: when you lose track of all the TV-series you watch; 3: When you really need help) I included a few of my favourite pins about binge-watching (that you can find here) and a mini booklet with posters of my all time favourite TV-series. I think it’s fun and unusual, and I really enjoyed making it!  Papers and embellishments are all My mind’s eye Market Street collection.

If you click on the first image you can see it larger as a slide-show!

My spring trip to Tuscany

I have already shared here one page from my spring trip to Tuscany with a gorgeous view of Florence from the top of Boboli garden. I’ve now finally completed (hurray!) the mini album and a few more pages about Florence and Siena which I will share in the next two (or three) posts.

Let’s start with the mini album! For the mini I’ve used the Good Day Sunshine collection by Simple Stories. I know it’s about summer and I went to Tuscany in spring, but the sun was so hot that it looked like summer anyway! I’m proud to add that, thanks to this mini album, I won a creativity contest on Scrapbook.com! (The winners page, I’m Winner #6)

 

If you click on the first image it should start a carousel (that’s what wordpress is telling me):