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Weekend Creative : February #4 : A Bit of Heart

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Last night we had a great local get-together to play with the February kit from Cocoa Daisy (a really fun collection of products put together by CD Muckosky). It was all the things that are good about scrapbooking with a group: reconnecting with old friends + making new ones, doing a bit of creative experimentation, lots of chatting, etc.

For the gathering I put together a 6 inch x 6 inch minibook using the kit, did a little demo on how to create the textured cover and interior pages (cardboard pages + KI lace cardstock + paint), and typed up a step-by-step to complete the album. Download AEheartbook PDF How-To (4MB). It was fun to see the variations that came about as people played around with the different elements in the kit.

Here's a look at the cardboard page before (I used mod podge to adhere the lace cardstock to the cardboard - we also tested out spray adhesive on it last night and that worked great as well):

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And after (machine stitched the Heidi Swapp heart onto the painted cardboard cover - if you don't have a machine you could use a brad to hold the heart in place):

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The stitching of the heart onto the page was inspired by a layout I saw online awhile back and has been on my mind with all the cool Valentine crafts floating around. I found the actual image again in my inspiration notebook but it was missing a name. Does anyone remember/know who created this page? Edited: Thanks guys + thanks Jill Hornby for the inspiration. And thanks for the heads up about this layout being featured on Scrapjacked.

Here's a look at the inside pages:

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(Machine stitching around the outside - right through the Hambly "Clearly Heavy" Overlay - to create a frame around the photos. Photos are cut to the same size and adhered to each side of the acrylic.)

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The prompt this weekend is this: Focus on the specific technique of layering one element on top of another and painting over the entire thing to create an entirely different look. This could be on a layout, within a minibook, on a card, etc - just take the concept and run with it. And in case you missed it above, Download AEheartbook PDF How-To (4MB)

Enjoy!

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100 thoughts

  1. tammy t says…
    02/22/2008

    Beautiful. And the first thing that comes to mind is "you are such a good sharer!" Thank you for sharing so much inspiration and great ideas!
    t

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  2. Carrie says…
    02/22/2008

    Thanks for this project! It's so pretty! Love it! Been hitting refresh all morning & it's been worth the wait!

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  3. Penny says…
    02/22/2008

    Love this. Must do! Thank you.

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  4. jamie says…
    02/22/2008

    hi Ali... love, love, love your mini albums!
    That gorgeous inspiration LO is by Jill Hornby and is currently freatured at scrapjacked- isn't it just amazing! so much great inspiration in it!

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  5. Erin M says…
    02/22/2008

    ditto on the Jill Hornby...love her work!
    Going to try out this album as well! Very inspiring.

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  6. Mary Jo says…
    02/22/2008

    Gosh, you make the cutest darn albums! :0)
    Love it!!

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  7. Holly Child says…
    02/22/2008

    Wow, so beautiful! Love the way that paint looks over the lace cardstock! I'll have to try that! :o)

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  8. Candi Tardio says…
    02/22/2008

    girl you rock!!! when will you ever stop??? you are sooooo creative!
    thanks again for inspiring all of us :)
    have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!

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  9. Sharyn (Torm) says…
    02/22/2008

    Coolest thing I've seen all week - love the look!

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  10. cathy walters says…
    02/22/2008

    you are ABOVE AWESOME! thanks so so so much! hope you have a great weekend!

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  11. Nicky Anderson says…
    02/22/2008

    Love it and excited about getting started. Of course, babysitting the grandson tonight and have a houseful of company tomorrow night!! Looking forward to sunday to have some fun with this.
    Have a great weekend.

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  12. MaryS. says…
    02/22/2008

    You never cease to amaze me! What an amazingly creative, wonderful idea! I will attempt to feebly recreate my own.... :)

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  13. agnieszka U. says…
    02/22/2008

    Ali ,
    you couldn't pick a better time to share your idea . I bought the same patern ovelay and I couldn't figure it out how can I use it in my sister's wedding book . I love it!!!!!!Thanks again for letting my mind spin with happiness ,can't wait to go home to try my idea out:) always imazed by your creativity
    aga

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  14. Deana says…
    02/22/2008

    Saw that layout on scrapjacked.blogspot.com ... it's Jill Hornby.

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  15. stephenie says…
    02/22/2008

    Love this! All of the layers and the paint add such depth to this. I am always amazed and inspired by what you create!

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  16. Karla says…
    02/22/2008

    Very neat! Love that paint! I'm going to play this weekend for sure! Thanks for the inspiration girl ^-----^
    -Karla

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  17. sheri says…
    02/22/2008

    so pretty!

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  18. Lan says…
    02/22/2008

    I love the idea of painting the KI lace paper. I have some pink at home but would have prefered another color. thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Alisa Noble says…
    02/22/2008

    Excellent! The brain is already whirling!

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  20. Emily says…
    02/22/2008

    I know I'm late, but I wanted to ditto on the awesomeness of Jill Hornby. I grew up with her and besides the fact that she's amazingly creative, she's also so, so wonderful. I am loving this weekend creative stuff!

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  21. Misty says…
    02/22/2008

    Wasn't that such a wonderful lo. I saw it on scrapjacked too (Jill Hornby) and immediately thought...I need to do something like this.
    Great frame.
    Misty

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  22. tess says…
    02/22/2008

    All I can say is... Wow! Again, thank you for sharing your talent. :-) Can't wait to do this.

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  23. tiffany k. smoot says…
    02/22/2008

    ok. i am seriously in love with this creative weekend thing you are doing on your blog. it is so inspiring to turn on my computer and see this before me.
    thanks ali!

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  24. kili'smom says…
    02/22/2008

    such beautiful work....your pictures are breathtaking. and thank you for being soooo generous by providing the instructions!!! You are truly a gem.

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  25. gloria says…
    02/22/2008

    Great mini book! i tried to view the file with instructions and it said the file was corrupt. i would so love the instructions for this.
    thanks
    you rock

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