Monday, September 2, 2013

Pink Paislee Nantucket and Want2SCrap Ocean Album

I just wanted to pop in and share a mini album that I recently created.  Recently I was able to upgrade my printer and purchase a large format printer which also brought the added benefit of adding to my scrapbooking paper addiction.  This large format printer opened up the wonderful world of digital paper.  In celebration of this, I purchased the now retired Pink Paislee Nantucket paper collection.  To this day, I am absolutely in love with this paper line, so I created a mini album out of it!  Let me warn you this is a photo heavy post.  I will try and not bore you with much more writing either!

If you are interested in purchasing this mini album, you can find it on my Etsy:

Because I am selling this little big bad guy on Etsy, I left the front cover blank so that a custom title can be created.  The sign was created by cutting out a wood sign with my cricut and cutting apart the wood sign then reassembling.  I covered the paper in Picket Fence Distress Ink and then stamped the pieces of the wood sign with a wood grain stamp (from Stampin' Up!) and then ran more Picket Fence Distress Stain over the top of it.  Voila, instant weathered wood beach sign.  The netting that you see throughout the album is Cheese cloth which I colored using the Coffee Dye technique (first time EVER doing that).  The tags throughout the mini album were also coffee stained

I Have to pop in to say that the awesome and cute little stamps you are seeing of the sea life - those are from Stampin' Up! and Unity Stamp Company.  Apparently, I have a love of all things sea related.  In case you are wondering about my snapshot stamp - I purchased the images off of a nice lady on Etsy who customized the images to indicate various photo sizes undearneath the camera image.  I then had the proofs sent to a nice gentleman on Etsy who translated the images into red rubber.  

You can find the nice lady at this link (RhodaDesignStudio):

And the nice gentleman (2Impress Stamps) at this link:

I have to say that my most loved page of this mini album is the coral page because of the way the netting and pearls came out.  Prior to adding these wonderful embellies it was my least favorite page (it was such a pain to file the paper down and fit it to the shape).  However, after adding the beautiful little details, it is my favorite.  Okay the seahorse may have helped as well.....

And here are some close ups of the details of some of the pages.

 The anchor, postage stamps, snorkel, sand castle, and adorable little sea horse were all created using dies from Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz and Cuttlebue (okay on the postage stamp which came with my Cuttlebug and I have held onto).

Thanks for stopping by and have a art inspired day! 


  1. OMG!!!! I love this album!!! It is so lovely!

  2. Oh my goodness! This is just gorgeous. I never thought of having different shapes for album pages - duh, whyever not?? Your teeny turtle and the pearls - inspired...
    Rosey x