Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Key to My Heart

Hello friends! Melissa here again to share with you the ones that hold the key to my heart....my family of course! I knew exactly how I wanted to lay out this little album, building on its pages from smallest to largest. Hold on to your hats...it's about to get picture intensive in here!

Starting from the inside cover...

My little rugrats....the ones that keep me crazy (in love) every day!

The first couple pages were covered with patterned paper and I saved the last two to really showcase the acrylic....something about having a see-through page just really makes a statement to me!

Now this is where I start having a bit of a challenge with the photography.....I need to learn to somehow get rid of the pesky bulbs and glare!

Did you happen to notice a couple pictures back, the page with the scalloped edge? I thought it would be neato to draw some interest to that by stamping within the scallops. Here's how I did it!

First, you'll want to use a nice ink, like Staz On, that dries relatively quickly and won't smear (EVER!) off your acrylic.

With this particular color, you'll need to re-ink the pad for every application. I went nuts and just spread a bunch on!

Then, you can carefully ink up your stamp and stamp to your heart's content!

You can see that I over-inked a bit, but that's ok! I like the look that turned out. If you're unhappy with your stamped results, rubbing alcohol can easily erase the staz-on right off for a do-over!

I also managed to sneak in some more fabby products from Want2Scrap...like the pearl and rhinestone bling!

Those pearls were actually white, but with an alcohol based marker, you can make them any color you want!

Oh! And the heart on the cover...that's from the heart chipboard pack!

Ahhh, I will definitely treasure this little album. My family...they hold it. :)

Thanks so much for hanging in there with me....until next time!


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!! Love the techniques you used! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. There are so many amazing details in this...fab techniques too!



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