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Monday, July 19, 2010

NEW Design Dollies color challenge - my first MINI!

so i'd never tried my hand at a mini-album before. i've altered some journals and tins and boxes and such, but a mini? nope. i have been accumulating these little chipboard albums for a while, and i finally decided it was TIME.

this week's Color Challenge at Design Dollies is one of my FAVORITE color combos to date. i had no clue what i wanted to do with it, but i was all geared up for a scrapbook page. WELL! when i dug out the photos, i came across a whole SET that i thought went well with the colors, so that set the wheels in motion.

here's this week's combo:
BROWN, TEAL, CREAM and a POP OF RED (just a smidgen!)

and i went to town. here's my entire mini album from my trip to Mexico:
(ya gotta click to enlarge, 'cuz these photos look like poo on here!)

whatcha think? i was pleased for my first attempt! there are definitely things i'd do differently, were i to start this project over, but i'll call this a learning experience.

PLAY WITH THE DOLLIES! you MUST check out what the other Dollies have done with this one - STUNNING creations from our talented darlings! here's where you'll find this challenge, and here's the prize:

lots of funky stuff in here - i tried to pick out some stuff that will coordinate well, and give you lots of variety, so hopefully someone will be happy to win it!

and there that is! i'm off to the shore with hubbin and The Son - have a fabby monday!


  1. What a fantastic mini album!

  2. Wow, that was your first mini?! You need to make many, many more, sweets! Looks awesome!

  3. This is fabulous!!!! I can't believe it is your FIRST mini album!!! Great job! And now you will officially be addicted! LOL!

  4. That mini album is awesome!!!!! Just did my first on last week and don't even want to part with it (made for mom). Also diggin' those colours... craft room being painted so hopefully I am back in it in time to play along, Robin

  5. I am loving the dollies color combo this week!!!
    That mini is absolutely superb!!!

  6. This is Fab. Love the colors. I need a trip to Mexico right about now. :)

  7. Lovin' this! The color-combo works great for this, and the way you shape-cut the photos look so cool!

  8. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! YOU ROCKED it girl!! WOW WOW WOW!!! I can't believe this is your first!!! It is JUST GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  9. This is awesome. I am still intimidated by the shaped mini's but I'll get there...eventually.

  10. Wwow wow - it looks amazing, no way does it look like a 'first ever' mini album. Love your work xx

  11. Hey Doll!!
    I had to come check out your "chronicles of Orange" blog!!
    Really, First Mini???? You look like you've been making them for years!! WOW!!
    I just did a post a few weeks ago about my mini problem. Some call it addiction, others hoarding. BUT, I love em'!!

    Fab a licious job!!

  12. Great mini album!! I love how you have decorated each page to look very vintage!
    Jodi =)

  13. so gorgeous and creative!! Love it! Hugs Juls


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