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Interactive Photo Book ~ Not so Mini Album

I am  very inspired lately to make books ~ interactive books,where I can be as creative as I want to be and to use all my scrapbooking stuff that I have collected through the years……I have no more space to store Layouts,so I am making books that can be put out on a table or shelve to page through and enjoy the pretty papers and embellishments….I want to use what I have and refuse to keep buying stuff that I never use….I have saved so many usable boxes and containers and my house is starting to burst out of it’s seams….and I am having so much fun….

This is the book or photo folder that I made:

Interactive Photo Folder

The idea is to put all my child’s school photos in and I though to make it look like a school bag…

I added a handle at the top and it sturdy enough to carry it like that….I used a brass closure to keep it closed….I used what I had in my stash….and around the house….

To make this book I recycled or re used a box that a book order came in from Amazon…we order a lot of books and this was the perfect size…..


This box is bigger that 12 x 12 papers, so I painted the edges with black paint and then covered it with papers from Colorbok ‘Delilah’

The spine could not take more than 3 hinges….So I used the ‘Hidden Hinge’ from Kathy Orta King   – Go watch her videos on Youtube…. I made 3 pages as the base…..

I get carried away and have SO Many ideas….I build on those 3 pages,I made layered pockets,side pockets,flips and flaps and inserts…Pockets and flaps

On the inside covers in the front and in the back , I made a Big envelopes to hold more photos and memories… Envelope with ‘waterfall album’

Envelope with ‘waterfall album’

The front and back envelopes – it’s stuck down to the inside of the front and back covers:

The back (yellow) envelope:Envelope with elastic band to keep photos from falling out and a pocket

On to the middle of the book ~ The box had two flaps and I decide to use that with an elastic band and a button to keep the pages on the right side of the book, keep it neat…

This is what you see when you open those two flaps….

On the Left is the front cover with the ‘envelope’ and on the Right is the first page. The page have a flap that opens up to two pockets that folds open with place for photos and photo mats….I used Rub off stickers from Kaisercraft through out the book to add some sentiments…Page 1-

Page 1

Page 1 – with pockets,flaps and photo mats

Page 2 has two side pockets with photo mats and a booklet on the Left and a flap with a flip open pocket with photo mats…

Page 2

Page 2 – with plastic envelopes and a booklet (L)

Page 2 – the booklet insert

Page 2 – the booklet….

Page 2 (R) with a big flap and a big side pocket with photo mats

Page 2 Photo mats in pocket

Page 2 with place for a big 8×11 photo

Page 3 has a side pocket (Inspired by Kathy Orta King from Paper Phenomenon Fan Club) – with space for photos on th photo mats and for a big 8×11 photo on the (L). The (R) have place for a 8×11 photo and a little concertina-fold album…


Page 3

Page 3

Page 4 – on the (L) has space for a 8×11 photo or two 8×6 photos. I added tabs so you can just slide the photos in and you don’t have to stuck them down..On the (R) is two flaps with place for photos and it flips open to a ‘Belly-band’ with extra photo mats and a 8×11 photo…

Page 4

Page 4 ‘Belly-band’ with photo mats

Page 4 with photo mats

Page 4 photo mats

Page 5 – the last page (L) has space for a 8×11 photo and two flip open pockets with photo mats. Again,I am using old things that I have had in my stash for years!!!! Papers from Colorbok,fabric covered button/brads from Doodlebug Designs and cute little paper clips,Rub-on stickers and quotes from Kaisercraft…the elastic bands are from my sewing stash…. On the (R) is the big envelope, stuck to the back cover, the same as on the front cover…

Page 5

Page 5 (L)

Page 5 Place for 8×11 photo

Page 5/6 Envelope

Page 5/6 Envelope

Page 5/6 Envelope fully open with photo mats

Page 5/6 Envelope with elastic band to keep photos from falling out

The book from the top

The handle and  brass clasp

Scrappy By Choice


And that was my book that kept me busy for two weeks…I will show it again later after I put the photos in. I have a Face Book page: Scrappy By Choice and a video on Youtube…Not sure yet how to get it on my blog…

Thank You for your visit

Till later







Inter Active Book ~ Photo folder

Did I tell you how much I love recycling or ‘up-cycling’? I see something and think..mmm…I could do something with this and then I save it for a ‘rainy (or a snowy) day’ ~ I don’t have enough storage anymore to save boxes,so I better start making stuff….We order a lot of books online and when I saw this box from Amazon ~ I had an idea to make a book or photo folder with it…..Up cycled 

The box from Amazon was just the perfect size to make this photo folder….The idea is to put school photos in here and I wanted it to look like a schoolbag…. The inside had two flaps and I was going to cut them off at first,but I decided they made it look more interesting . I used an elastic loop around a button from Doodlebug Design The papers are from Colorbøk ‘Dahlia’

Next up I will show you a few more details…

Thank You for your visit

Till next time


Keeper Box for my Mini Album

Hi ~ Back to recycling:

I LOVE drinking coffee ~ it’s one of my favorite hobbies… that and creating…giving my imagination some wings… When I made a mini album for my friend’s birthday,I wanted to make it a little more special. I wanted to put the little album in a special box….and the empty coffee box just sat there…staring at me…and Boom!!! I had a vision….

First I had to measure if it would fit ~:

Perfect fit ~: with a little room to grow…. Perfect fit

I cut the box at an angle and then covered it in black card stock…

To cover it in card stock,it made the box a little bit more sturdy…

Then I covered the box in the same card stock I did the mini album with….It is a paper stag by Colorbøk “Fresh Linen”

I am very Happy the way it turned out!!

When creating,you have to look around you and use what you have…You don’t always have to have the best craft room,the best supplies or the best tools ~ just use what you have!!

Thank you for your visit

Till Next Time



Mini Album ~ Brag Book for Grandma

I Love the idea of recycling! You can do so much to reduce household trash. I have started saving the cardboard boxes to use for creating projects and this is the first one -:

I made this little mini album for a friend’s birthday. The idea was for her to put all her photos of her Grandkids in the same place…and of cause to ‘brag’ with them to the other grandma’s….

Brag Book for Grandma

Brag Book for Grandma

I used,recycled or ‘Up-cycled a cereal box for the covers of the little book…

Cut in halve,I could make two mini albums…

First I covered the ‘covers’ with white card stock  (it made it a little more sturdy) and then I covered it with a chosen sheet of paper.

Next up,I made the pages…Instead of making ‘hinges’ I just scored and folded the paper at 1/2″ – the little book was to be light and not too bulky.

With the pages (5) all in,I am ready to decorate…I am using the papers from Colorbøk ~ I have had this paper in my stash for a long time and it was time to use it…

Colorbøk “Fresh Linen”

After some planning and cutting and preparing my papers I am ready to get busy playing….Page 1 ~ with a pocket on the (L) with place for a tag and some photos. The (R) side folds open for more photos…

Page 2 ~  (L) with a pocket in the middle that flips open to the side….

Page 3 ~ With pages tabs that flips up and down Page 3 ~ fully open

Page 4 (L) ~ with a pocket the flips open…

Page 5 ~ the (R) side of the page pulls out….Page 5 ~ Pulled out….

Page 5Page 5

And that was my little album….Place for more than 40 photos!

Thank You for your visit

Till Next Time






Mini Album ~ Memories

Hello hello hello….

Wow!! I have not been on my blog for ages….

I have been so busy with live and living that I have had no time to scrapbook…To get back into being Creative,I decided to make mini albums and interactive books to use my papers and stuff. I am enjoying this…

This is a very chunky little book…..

I have watched many many youtube videos and tutorials on how to construct a book like this and in the beginning it was quit the challenge….. I used what I had on hand. I was going to use what was in my stash and was not going to buy anything new…. I used chipboard and cardboard…   The Cover

Making the hinges (I believe it’s called Hidden hinges)

I used a lot of double sided tape…

Ready to put the pages in…

Happy with it so far…

Ready to decorate my pages…

Page 1 :

On the left is a pocket with a photo booklet and some tags. I used Prima and Petaloo flowers.The page on the right folds open and have place for photos and tags. I used a magnet to keep it closed.

Booklet on first page. I used Tim Holtz ‘Birdcage’ diecut and it holds the tags and photos in place.

Page 2 ~ on the left is a ‘bellieband’ with a magnet behind it to keep the photo mat from falling out….again some flowers from Prima and Petaloo.

Page 2 ~ on the right,I made a photo folder that opens up for placing photos.I used a magnet on the ‘flap’ to keep it closed.

Page 2 ~ all open….

Page 3 ~ On the left is a corner pocket with a little photo booklet…

Page 3 ~ On the right I made a frame that can flip open to reveal another frame….the photo can be slipped in on top..

Page 3 ~ all open…

Page 4 flips open….

page 4 on the right flips open…

page 4…

Detail an page 4 (L) ~ the birdcage is only stuck down on on side to slip the tags and photos in on the side….

Page 5 ~  (L) – 3 stag pocket with tags and places to put photos..

Page 5 (R) with a pull out photo mat…

Page 6 ~ Two ‘waterfall’ albums that together it will hold 20 photos. It is kept closed with two ‘bands’ made with my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders dies,each have a magnet to keep everything in place…

Page 7 ~ (L) – with a pocket to hold tags and photos….

Page 7 ~ (R) – with a little photo booklet that flips open…

Page 7 ~ all open…

Cuttlebug and Spellbinders diecuts to make all the closures for the album….

All the pages are double and have a pocket that opens to make place for removable photo mats….

The end….

I really had a lot of fun making this book…It’s not so mini in the end!!! You could fit a hundred or more photos into this little chunky book!!!

Thank You for looking…

Till next time




‘Wish I Could Turn Back The Time’

April 14 2016

How time flies!!! My baby is growing up so fast and I do wish that I could just turn back the time… A very long time ago I made this LO and entered it to the ‘Long Title – Challenge’ over at Scrap That (monthly kit club) . I started scrapbooking a long time ago and is trying to bring all my favorite creations ‘under the same roof’ in my blog….

‘Wish I could turn back the time’


I used plain card stock from the kit. I used a stencil and some thick gesso to make the back ground. While the gesso was still wet,I sprinkled micro beads to it and some of it stayed… I used some different alphabet stickers to make the title a little more interesting. I Love Prima flowers and added some yellow roses from the ‘Interlude’ collection,the gorgeous little vine from the ‘Ladybird’ col ,a cute doily from the ‘Love Note’ col together with wood icons and the metal clock with hands…I mixed in some velvet flowers from Petaloo and stickers and die cut pieces from Kaisercraft.

My baby is 10 years old now…..turning back the time is still on my wishlist!! But I am enjoying her friendship now!!

Thank You for visiting me…

Till next time


Altered Chocolate Box ~ My Valentine’s

5 April 2016

Hello fellow scrappers. I have not spent much time blogging,I was too busy visiting with my suster…. We have to tell our people that we Love them…show them how much,so I was given a box of chocolates and I could not bring myself to through the empty box out….I made something with it to keep forever….

My Valentine’s ~ Altered chocolate Box


This is how I did it : First I ate all the chocolates….I ate them slowly and took my time to really appreciate each and every one….Chocolates goes very well with coffee,while scrapping…..

Then when they were all gone, I covered the lid with papers from Prima’s ‘Tea-Thyme’ col and  cut a ‘heart’ out of the lid..DSCN1285

Next I decorated the lid with Prima flowers and hung a little ‘banner’ at the top… I then covered the rest (bottom) of the box. I added a photo of us three and added some more Prima flowers…. DSCN1291

I put the lid back on….and inked the edges… Done!! A pretty keepsake…DSCN1298

Some close ups…






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Till next time


Altered,Fragrant Heart ‘Pop Up’ Box

Wednesday 9 March

Today I had the house all to myself and enjoyed a little crafting time. Don’t know about you,but in my house ‘Me time’ is  very rare….. I had a small strip of paper left from a kit and this is what I did with it….


The strip of paper that I had left from a kit,was just enough to alter this little box.

A few close ups….


I punched the edges and inked it. I found this ‘Love of my life’ sticker and it was perfect for the side here….


The Lid. Flowers are from Prima and I did a bit of fussy cutting…


The inside of the lid was left plain to write a message to your loved one….I did not paint the box on the inside,I love the brown….


The inside…..filled with Roses…so romantic


Not sure if you can see, the inside heart is raised….for a 3D effect….


The inside heart was raised with a little ‘spring’….


I used a  wooden spoon and twisted floral wire around it to form a ‘spring’. I attached it to the heart and it ‘pops’ up when you open the lid…..


…and very lastly,I added a wax Fragrant cube…I just popped it behind the little heart. So every time you open the box the heart ‘pops’ up and you ‘smell’ the love!!!

That was my ‘Me Time’ well spent…

Thank You for looking

Till Next Time






Mixed Media – On Canvas

Tuesday 8 March

This Morning I would like to add  a Mixed Media Canvas to my Blog…

‘Mother’s Day’


I prepared my canvas with gesso and then used thin gel medium to stick tissue paper all over. Next I used a stencil from Prima with some model paste and then with brown Tim Holtz ink for texture …Next I used papers from the Sunrise-Sunset col from Prima,I cut some in hexagons and some in ‘flags’ to add behind my photo. I cut the paper ‘lace’ from the papers and wet it,while it was wet I gathered and scrunched them up and left it to dry. When dried,I unfolded the ‘lace’ and added it under my photo…I build some more layers with cardboard,Spellbinders frames and a doily. The flowers are from Prima and Petaloo, I covered all the flowers with gesso and added some yellow color spray and added a few metal pieces…

Thank You for looking

Till next time


Sunrise – Sunset – Mixed Media

Monday 7 March

I continue my take on Mixed Media…. As I was saying: I am not very brave and bold when it comes to using texture mediums,sprays,paints,beads and all other ingredients that makes for the perfect  Mixed Media layouts and projects,but I do love looking at it and find inspiration…. I get a kit from a kit club  every month and this is what I did with mine…

‘Cherish ? Always’


I used Prima Sunrise – Sunset col. I used a stencil/mask from Prima and colored the modeling paste with yellow paint on the background. I used another mask with plain white modeling past as well. I cut slits in the top left and bottom right corners with my craft knife and slit a punched strip in there….I used Vellum,a paper doily and black mesh for texture and interest. The flowers are all from Prima and Petaloo. The stickers and wood buttons are all from the Sunrise-Sunset col.


‘Young at Heart’


A quick,easy one with a photo of my Father-in-Law. I Love the photo and wanted it to be the focal point. I used a stencil/mask with brown ink from Tim Holtz in the background together with black mesh for texture. The gorgeous zipper flowers was from Prima. The stickers are all from the Sunrise-Sunset col. I added some stitching and ‘snap buttons’ from my stash…


‘Like Old Times’


I absolutely LOVE this lacy paper – Sunrise-Sunset col. I used  a baby photo of myself here. I do sometimes wish life could slow down a little bit and be a little more ‘Like Old Times’ when we had No worries in the world. Nothing to make life more complicated. When it was all good to eat cake and not worry about jeans not fitting…… For texture, I used ‘cheese cloth’ in the back,behind my photo and flower cluster. I had no more flowers left from the kit,so I just used some from my stash…I used modeling paste with a Prima stencil on the background. The flowers,bird house and bird cage are from Prima  and Petaloo (the butterflies and big roses)

This was it…

Thank You for looking

Till next Time