Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fall minibook swap!

I participated in my first mini book swap this fall organized by Stuck On You Sketches blog. The theme was Fall which is what attracted me to the swap, as I adore fall colors!  For this book I used We R Memory Keepers Maple Grove line, just their printed papers and coordinating cardstock.
For embellishments, I used various ribbons, leaves, stamps and buttons. I also sewed on every page! One of the pages is acrylic, so I stamped on the page with Tim Holtz' new leaf stamp set, which I love love love.
But my most favorite embellishments throughout this book are the handmade buttons from Charlene's Button Box. Charlene is local to this area, her buttons are available at the scrapbook store I work at, Scrapaganza or on Charlene's etsy shop. She is a stellar button maker and I was thrilled with her fall buttons, they worked so well with this book! See detail below:
Her buttons really add something special to any project.
Charlene first began selling her buttons last year in the fall, and the "Family" button on the last page here is from one of the first batches of buttons we could buy.
And that's all there is! Thanks for stopping by to look, and thanks to my swap partner for being so patient waiting for this book!


  1. Oh wow!! That is a fantastic Mini and thanks so much for participating in our first swap.. Looking foward to you joining us again..
    p.s. Your swap buddy will be thrilled with this mini :)

  2. I really adore this! LOVE the shape, the colors and how bright it is...there is muted Fall and bright Fall and I love the route you chose! Really outstanding!!!!