March 12, 2010

Tag Mini Album


Hi everyone..
Yesterday I got a urge to create another mini album .. I wanted it semi simple to cut, nothing fancy so I cut tags using my Cricut Tag,Bags and Boxes cartridge aaaaaaaaaaaaand I used up another cereal box that won't be taking up any space at the city dump...LOL
Its the perfect thickness to be able to cut with using your regular blades..
I then got another urge to start using up some of the many scraps that I saved up through the years..

The story behind the album is our move to Finland back in 1996..
It changed all of our lives forever..

Here are some close ups and all details:

Page #1.. My boys and hubby at the airport..We were waiting to board our plane..
the mess on the table isn't from us, it was like that when we sat down.. Honest!!  :O)

Here is Adam a.k.a Mr.Giggle monster.. He has such a sweet smile..

Some photos of my boys while we were staying at my moms..

I had to use this photo cause of the size of the tub.. Its tiny!!
what a life style change having no big tub to relax in..LOL

My boys laying down watching tv.
I added a journaling tag with our story and on the back is another photo of my boys..

Here is a photo of Aaron standing in front of all the moving boxes that we had shipped here, 
which had things like photos and toys, etc..

My boys  laughing.. We must of just come from outside cause they are wearing their
play clothes.. Aaron is laughing..
My boys were 2.5 and 1.5 years old , Amber was almost 7yrs old when we moved..

Kids will be kids.. Even though they were pretty good about NOT touching Gramma's things, I think Aaron grabbed one of her ceramic masks and tried it on...LOL
O-Ohhh! Don't let gramma see this picture..  :O)

Now for the supplies used:

Cricut Cartridge: Tags, Bags and Boxes
Tag album cut at 6",  (actual measure 6" x 4")
(but I stretched it to make it wider using my DS software)..

Cricut Cartridge: Mickey and Friends
for the little planes on the chain

Papers: K & Co Wild Saffron stack
Cardstock: Yellow, orange, green and red

Flowers: yellow, bright green, orange and dark green.
from my stash, cant recall manufacturer (sorry)
yellow buttons
Chipboard sayings by K& Co
Crochet lace
Alphabet stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut stain
StazOn ink pad -black
binder ring
zots glue dots
tape runner

 That about does it..This was a real nice, fun and quick little project.. I hope this inspired you to make one of your own.
Many Hugs!!


  1. i love love love the tag book...each page is a treasure and I love looking at all the did a great job with you scraps all the embellies...the lace if much love...wonderfully done!

  2. Love this tag book!! It's so pretty!!

  3. Wow... a recycled project that is sooooo fabulous!! I never thought of using cereal boxes... that is brilliant! And using all your scraps... if these are scraps, you have some pretty good ones! LOL!! This tag book is gorgeous... And I love the pictures of your kids when they were younger... so sweet!!
    Barb :)

  4. How cute!!! This little book is such a wonderful treasure. I love all the embellies, and look at the lace... so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Hiya Babe!
    Lovin' this! Who knew cereal could look so good! LOL!
    Love the stories behind the photos and the perfect embellishing...
    I am still stuck on the idea of moving so far with such little babies! makes me think you really do understand my life!
    Great project!!!

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  7. Second times a charm!! lol
    OMWord, this is gorgeous, Nanne!!! Did I read somewhere about simple and not fancy? May be for you it was simple, but for me it looks pretty detailed!! This is something your children will cherish forever!! Thanks so much for sharing it... XXXX

  8. Love the MINI..teriffic job Nanne..I just finished surfing your blog..whew..what can i say that hasn't been already said over & over & over..OUTSTANDING

    sharon barrett