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Monday, November 4, 2013

Optimist

There is nothing I love better than crafting with a paper that just makes you want to keep going and leaves you feeling Sad when the last embellishment is in place... The Prima Optimist paper is one of those for me... With papers that are not only beautiful, but have a positive message, it is a joy to have your pages come together and love each and every one of them.
I started with The Basic Grey 7"x9" Album and then painted the outside with Claudine Hellmuth Charcoal Studio Paint.
 
  
 
 
 
 
Covered the Album with one of the amazing papers in the Prima Optimist Collection, added a few roses using the Sizzix
Sizzix Original Flower Layers 5 "Grunge Rose" cut from scraps of Optimist Papers, added some misc. leaves and the final perfect touch was the BoBunny Jewels (frosting)
 
 
 
 
The Cover came out like this
 
 
 
I love making the Grunge Roses and they are perfect to match this cover !
 
I just continued to have fun until all the pages were done and I had nothing but scraps of paper left... yup I used the whole darn collection...
 
 
 
 
The Basic Grey 7"x 9" Kraft- 3 ring heavy-weight chipboard album includes 4 regular pages, 4 designer die cut edge pages(curved bracket, scallop, pinked, and swallow tail), as well as an envelope pocket page, for a total of 9 inside pages and all are Kraft color. Outside measurement about 8.75"x 10"x 2". And are all fun to decorate
 
 
 
The Paper Accents Pockets are a perfect compliment to this album as they give extra space and can be either decorated with stamps, stencils or even covered with the paper.
 

I also used the WRMK Chalkboard Journaling cards throughout the album. They have several designs that can be used as mats or Journaling spots. They come in a package of 275 cards in 3"x4" & 4"x6" Sizes. They are all double sided and have sayings, as well as several line styles for Journaling.
 
 
 
I also used the Prima Optimist Tabs on each of the pull out Tags and although you can't see them well they add a great touch to the album.
 
 
 
The collection comes with a page of uplifting words that I cut apart and used for Embellishments.. Oh and don't forget the sugar dots... ya gotta have dots
 
 
The Buttons are so beautiful and even though I wanted to hoard them, I decided to go ahead and add them in too !!  All in all this was a great project ... and loved every minute of making it... and guess what.. it can be yours.. all you need to do is leave a comment and on December 1st we will pick a winner !!
Thanks for looking and now I am onto making the 
 
Treasured Memories Album Trunk from Kathryn Scraps
Just click on her link and you can make one too !!
 
 
Some of the other items that were used in the album are
 
 
 
 

http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_3510/Lifestyle-Crafts-Tab-It-Die-Kit.htm

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

21 comments:

  1. Really love this album....looks like you had fun!

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  2. I love this album so beautiful and unique. And I thought I didn't need this paper Prima Optimist .

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  3. You did such a marvelous job on this album. The paper is so unusual and your embellishments are clever!! I love it!!

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  4. Great Job Carol! This is spectacular!

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  5. What a beautiful album! Thank you for sharing. I love the Grunge Roses and really need to make some if for no other reason than to admire their beauty.

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  6. Oh my! I absolutely LOVE this album! It is really gorgeous and I really live that paper collection. I want this album! Thanks so much for a chance to win it!

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  7. You did a FAB job on this album, Carol. It would make a wonderful gift. I love the grunge roses, but need a lesson in making them. Mine don't turn out so well. I wonder who could teach a class on that??? LOL

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  8. ..how do you spell W O W ?? lol this is a wow project.. pls count me
    in for the give-a-way.. its amazing..

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  9. Wonderful album, love the way you put this paper collection together with all the other fun embellishments.

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  10. wow Carol this is amazing didn't see anything about it I didn't like. The papers are gorgeoius, the flowers and embellishments are over the top. How do you find time to do all you do and still make such a beautiful album I guess its what they call talent. Love it

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  11. Beautiful album! Thanks for sharing - gives me all kinds of ideas!

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  12. Wow what a wonderful album. Well done Carol. You have given me all kinds of ideas now. My creative juices are flowing. Hope they are still there after Christmas. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and giving us a chance to win this fantastic album.

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  13. Beautiful Carol...wasn't sure what to do with this paper...thanks for some inspiration...oh, and if I win, you can just put it in your suitcase and bring it to the soiree....lol....thanks for the chance!

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  14. Wow, what a beautiful album! I love it and you did an awesome job on it!

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  15. Such a pretty album Carol thxx for sharing!!!! I think i do really like this paper after all.

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  16. Wonderful album Carol! Love the decorated bags page, I'll have to case that one. I'm gonna have to invest in those Prima Chalk Edgers!

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  17. What a gorgeous album Carol! You are so kind to give it away too.

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  18. Lovely album and I love that chalk paper. Where do you find the time to do all these wonderful projects?!!!!!
    KtyL

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  19. WOW, you do such a beautiful work. I really love the paper it looks like you had a good time making it. I would love to receive your beautiful album.

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  20. Wow! What a beautiful album. I'm new to this and aspire to be half as creative as you one day! The paper is gorgeous.

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