Monday, March 14, 2011

A New Mini!

Last week was just crazy for me!  I did manage to complete a mini, but didn't get it posted.  So here it is...the youtube slide show of it anyway...I am still getting used to making these slide shows.  I have basically given up on making videos because it takes them so long to upload and I get frustrated!  I have had several that will get to 98% and stop.  I like watching Haul videos on youtube to see what good deals everyone finds so I made some of my own, but the same problem....takes forever for them to load or they stop before finishing.  If anyone has any suggestions of anything I might be doing wrong...let me know! 

So here's the slide show.  I put music on if you start to watch you may want to stop the music player on my blog sidebar...I tried the preview to see if they would play over each other and it did.  Maybe a malfunction?

I am WAAAAYYY behind on scrapping photos and I didn't want to save them until I just completed this 4th of July Mini!  I used the Basic Grey Eclectic Chocolate Chip Chipboard album.  It was so fun to work with.  The papers are Bottle Rockets by Rusty Pickle...really old line, but my favorite 4th of July/Patriotic paper.  The stickers I used are some I got at my local scrapbook store before they went out out of business.  I love the look they have.  I used die cuts sent to me by my friend Barbara from Life on the Scrapbeach.  Thanks again Barbara!!  She sent me so many cuts of the sizzix latches die and I used them SEVERAL times in this mini.  I used Shimmery light Red Metallic paints by Folk Art and I used inks by Inkadinkadoo.  The letters by Making Memories on the front are from Megan Ann at  I am in a member of the month swap there.  You can visit us at this swap here if you'd like to join.  The more the merrier!  I used bling by the Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby, Recollections(purchased at Micheals) and Forever In Time.  I got the Forever In Time Swirly bling from  A lot of really good deals there and free shipping in the USA if you spend $20.  The popcorn embellies are Jolee's.  I had to remake the popcorn box though.  It was just too bulky.  Last thing I can think to mention are the charms I used on the binder rings.  I am in a charm/dangle swap on the Scrap Beach and I always try to share those with you.  I got the red one from JoAnn(host of the swap) for the February swap and the blue one from Rita from the January swap.  If you'd like to join...there's a new swap posted for April.  The theme of the swap for April is Daisies and Diamnods.  You can visit here to sign up!  You can sign up until April 1st and you have until April 15th to mail in.  I think that's actually the postmarked date.  So, still lots of time. 

Thanks for taking a look at my new mini! I hope you all have a great week.  Happy crafting.

1 comment:

  1. gorgeous mini album! Love all the bling :) and video slide show is a great way of showcasing your album - great job.