Friday, April 22, 2016

April Showers Blog Hop with Scraps by Gracie

April 23

We're so glad you are hopping with us today.
We've got all kinds of great baby and bridal shower related crafts and ideas for you.

You should have arrived here from Jearise's blog.

if you just stopped by, be sure to hop to the Theresa's blog at 
to get started and not miss any of the great projects.

Now on with the projects.

I made this mini for my new nephew's arrival with We R Storytime papers and embellishments.  I added a few ribbons and cut with some papers with Kiwi Lane templates and other die cut tools.  Since I started this mini from scratch, I was able to add many hidden pockets, pull outs and tags.  I used 12x12 pages that were sectioned into 6x6's.  So this album is 6x6 with holes punched for rings.  The covers are chipboard covered with the papers, the inside are layered papers.

Page one and two are like an open book!  Underneath the frog was a "happily ever after" so I covered that part with the frog tag.

I love these two pages with a pocket on each side!

More pages:

and more pages:

Here's a detail of a tag inserted in between the pages:

I just loved the cloud paper and used it on quite a few pages and the insert!

Here's a half page flap, edged with a Kiwi Lane template:


Another simple page but with a tag inside:

I liked my little bird pages:

And the final pages (also an open book).  This time I covered the "once upon a time" and left the "happily ever after" exposed.

And the back cover.  I made this page with the full 12x12 version of the castle and cut it down to 6x6 with the castle in the middle.

So I didn't actually attend a shower. My in laws live a few hours away and since this was an adoption, it went down very suddenly...well, more like a hurry up and wait but we went down to see the new baby during his first month!  Even though I did not give this at a shower it was a gift with that intent.  A fairy tale mini would be a great idea to give the expectant mother or an expectant adoptive mother...our fairy tale ending!  We are blessed!

Thanks for hopping with us today. Be sure to comment on each blog along the way
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Your next stop is Nana's scrap spot! 

Here's today's line up:

Theresa ~
Card A Day Challenge Blog Design Team ~

Kim ~
Anna ~
Sarah ~
Sharon ~
Holli ~
Amanda ~
Jearise ~
Alicia ~
Enclade ~

Lisa ~

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Alicia, your album is amazing! I'm so grateful to have you as a friend and creative muse in my life.
    Thanks for being a part of my hops.

  2. I bet this album was the biggest hit of the shower. Just lovely and something to be treasured forever. As always, it's great fun to hop with you!

  3. How awesome- so many fab details. How exciting to get a call and the baby is here NOW as is in an adoption. Awesome shower gift, love the DP you used!

  4. What a lovely book. I am sure they will always treasure it.

  5. Alicia this is an amazing album and such a wonderful gift idea.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  6. Alicia, this is AWESOME!!!! Your album will be treasured for years to come!!!!

  7. What an absolutely wonderful album. I an so inspired to try and do a mini album myself. Maybe for my son's upcoming wedding. I only hope mine is half as good as yours.

  8. Awesome album! So many great details. I'm sure they will cherish it.

  9. Wow, Alicia, this is one amazing album. So much detail and creativity. I hope you'll share it again once the photos are added!

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  10. Alicia, Your baby album is amazing! I really love it! Congratulations on your new nephew.

  11. What a thoughtful gift, I'm in love with it all... ❤️

  12. I love it so much! I want to make one for myself lol!

  13. I am in awe! Absolutely GORGEOUS mini! What a wonderful gift that will last a lifetime. A lot of work! Thanks for hopping with us!

  14. Just love your album. I love handmade albums and have made a few but never happy with the ones I make. You did a fantastic job on yours.

  15. Love that paper line!! Alicia you always amaze me with your work!!

  16. Darling mini album, loaded with awesome details!