Friday, 10 June 2011

Family mini album

Hi everyone,
Hope you have all had a great week. 
  Been a busy one here for me, so not had a lot of time for cards.  My sister is staying and also, my youngest son Scott and his family are moving back to America next week, so we are having a 'bon voyage' party for them tonight.
My first post on here when I started blogging was a family mini album I made.  I decided too finish this album as a small memento for my son, and have filled it with lots of different pics of our family.
Had to make a box for it too, so thought I would show the finished thing, as I have been working on it on and off all week.
I got the idea for the album from a very talented lady, Laura Dennison at
I used mostly tim holtz papers for the inside pages and the cover, and the box was made and covered in 'garden party'  DCWV papers. Each page has at least two tags for journaling, which are concealed in the page pockets.  Not too many embellishments on the inside but a couple of butterflies using sizzix dies and the cover using a couple of different dies, and the word family was done on the cricut machine..  The rosettes on the box made using tim holtz die. Added some ribbons and fibres to the book rings and some little charms to finish it off.
Hope you like it.

I thought it makes a nice keepsake for them. What do you think?
Am entering this into this challenge.
Bloomin charmin


  1. It is a beautiful keepsake - I love the papers and you have inspired me to make something for my son in Australia. Lesley x

  2. Gorgeous work Elly, you have created a beautiful keepsake.

    Liza x

  3. So beautiful Elly and yes it is a wonderful keepsake.

    Donna x

  4. what a beautiful goodbye book for your son....he will surely appreciate it!
    xxx Margreet

  5. Oh wow Elly this is such a beautiful keepsake for them to treasure.
    I hope you all had a fab party
    hugs Mandy xx