Daily Archives: March 12, 2012

cup of blessings

When I stop to look at my life, I have to admit my cup is full and running over. Life isn’t always easy with a large family and I’ve known my share of sadness but we have a home and lots to eat, we have each other and we time to spend together. It’s a simple life of faith and family but I couldn’t ask for more.

Recently I created this little mini album for Maya Road. It’s a sweet little mason jar and it immediately brought to mind how my cup runneth over.

To create the front cover, I removed the die cut heart and decided to make a little window panel on the front of the design. It’s filled with sweet Maya Road trims and then adhered to another chipboard page to back it for double thickness and stability as well as finish the inside of the window.

The chipboard album is all painted with Gesso to give it a nice white surface for stamping on and adding ink. The front cover is also painted with some Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint to give is a nice glassy and textured finish.

I’m seriously loving all the Maya Road stamps for mini albums and this album is full of stamped detail.

The ledger stamps are perfect for anchoring pieces of the design and also for journaling on.

If you’re never tried a mini album, what are you waiting for? They are a great way to use up bits and pieces of product, they can be made in a few hours and their tiny size makes them a fun way to journal or keep photos and memorabilia.