Sunday, April 27, 2014

"Cat-titude"

Hi everyone! I'm here to share a mini album I created out of coffee filters using the Special Delivery Collection from the Robin's Nest which is 20% off this month and we are cross promoting with EC crafts



The mini I created isn't the typical baby mini album. I made this with my cat, Omega in mind…thus, the title "Cat-titude" meaning cat with attitude. :-)
I started with four coffee filters as the base for my mini album.



I traced the filters onto the Special Delivery Cardstock and the Pink Rose on Green Cardstock and then cut out and inked the edges. Here is a tip…line up your words and stripes before you trace and cut out or you might have your words upside down or your stripes going in a weird way. :-)


Next I used my Bind it All to punch holes in the pages and then cinch the 3/4" O-wire.


This is what the mini will look like once the O-wires are added.


Next I "speckled" the cover and pages with a marker spritzer (I got this several years ago from Stampin Up) and Frayed Burlap Distress Marker to give the pages a bit of "well loved" look.


These two pages I kept pretty simple. I used a chipboard baby bottle from Gina's Design which I painted. The other page I used the backside of the Forest Trees Specialty Paper to matt the photo of Momma cat and kittens.
I actually got to see these kittens be born. I really wished I had taken photos when this happened but at the time I had not planned on keeping any of them. The momma cat, Miss Bonkers had followed me  around all day and wouldn't let me out of her sight. Well,when she finally went into labor and had all of them it was 2:00 in the morning. Omega was the last kitten to be born and was half of the size of the other three kittens. Omega meaning last is how she got her name since she was the last to be born. :-)


I used from the new Lodge Collection the Birch Tree Paper Straws which I inked with and brown chalk ink and then I punched leaves from Wrap Glitter Cardstock, shaped and adhered to the side of the paper straw. I topped it off with a button and dew drop.
The other page I cut from the Lodge Cut Outs Cardstock the trees and inked the edges and adhered to the page…letting some of it hang off the side of the page. I added to the top of the photo The View sticker which is from the Outdoors Stickers set. I punched two leaves and shaped and topped off with a button, sequin and dew drop.


This is one of my favorite photos of Omega way up in a tree just laying there. She always got chased up a tree by my other cat, Cotton.


I cut from the Pink Glitter Cardstock four scalloped ovals from the Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals diecuts and embossed all with the Flowers and Leaves embossing folder from EC crafts. I plan on adding more photos and finishing my journaling to these pullouts later on.


 I cut a matt from the Forest Trees Specialty Paper and adhered a photo of my husband and Omega to it. My hubby was already asleep when Omega got in his lap and went to sleep never waking my hubby. :-) Next I printed and cut out from the Collage and Charm Words Mix Media Altered Art digital sheet "sweet dream" and adhered above. 
The "loved" photo is one from my Instagram account. I used a wooden photo frame that I had received in a swap and added three pearl dew drops from Crimson Mini Dew Drops to top it off. I had a leftover Valentine Hearts cardstock that I cut a scallop diecut from and a scrap leftover from a heart cutout that I adhered to the page.


The back cover of the mini along with ribbon, fiber and charms that I added to the O-wire.



The front was major fun to do. Since I had scraps from past DT projects I used those and a script cutout from the Lodge Cut Outs Cardstock, Forest Trees Specialty Paper, dew drops, bling, decorative frame and doily from Gina's Designs and a sticker of a vintage cat  that I had bought years ago that I thought would look perfect on the front.


Supplies Used:

4 Coffee Filters
Bind it All, 3/4" O-wire
Ribbon
Buttons
Sequin
Punches: Leaf and Small Flower
Sizzix: Scalloped Circle, Little Leaves
Spellbinders: Grand Scalloped Oval Diecuts
Charms
Chocolate Chalk Ink
Robin's Nest: Special Delivery Cardstock, Pink Rose on Green CardstockForest Trees Specialty PaperBirch Tree Paper Straws, Wrap Glitter Cardstock
Lodge Cut Outs CardstockOutdoors StickersCrimson Mini Dew DropsValentine Hearts cardstock, Crimson Mini Dew Drops, Dew DropsPink Glitter Cardstock 
EC Crafts: Flowers and Leaves embossing folder
Gina's Designs: Doily, Baby Bottle, Decorative Frame (front of mini)
Cassi's Creations:  Collage and Charm Words Mix Media Altered Art digital sheet

Well, I hope you enjoyed the mini I shared with you today. Please remember to stop by the Robin's Nest and check out the Special Delivery Collection that is 20% off this month and while you are at it but sure to look at the new Lodge Collection too…super fun collection that you can do a lot of crafty things with. :-) Also be sure to stop by EC crafts and check out the embossing folders, stickers and other fun crafty stuff they have.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!





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