Saturday, April 19, 2014

Guest Designer and "I feel so Blessed"!

Hi everyone! I am fortunate to be given the opportunity by Doris Te to be Guest Designer for Crafting By Designs for their April Anything Goes Challenge
{{{{Thank you Doris}}}.

It has taken me many moons to make something special for one of my girls and I've been meaning to make a mini album as time goes by {chuckle}. I have some collection "hoarding" ready made albums from ordinary papers to paper bags to light chipboard waiting for decoration but I seem to find no time to give them some make up! But when I found a hidden hinge mini album tutorial on You Tube way back in February, I knew I  had to do it. I just can't resist the temptation and finally on this day I can showcase my work after a serious one day full of concentration work. 
This album consists of six pages and the size is 6.5" by 6.5" made from cardstocks. The cover measures 7" by 7" made from thick sturdy chipboard. Oh boy, I sure did have a hard time cutting the super heavy chipboard with precision knife yet hard work pays off {chuckle}.
Top and bottom views.
This hidden hinge album is easy to make. I have referred to a You Tube tutorial for better understanding on how to make the hidden hinge binding system.
The instructions on the making process by Super Happy Scrapper is excellent.
I love quotes and this is from Digistamps4Joy which you can get here.
I have used Kasiercraft Sweet Nothings Collection designed papers to cover the hard cover and punch some butterflies. My daughter wants simple front cover so I go for minimalist.

This was the starting point...

I had lots of fun making this album I plan to make another one in near future. I am still waiting for my daughter to pick her favorite designed papers so I can start decorating the pages. She finds it hard to believe I made this. Perhaps it looks like store bought {smile}.

Meanwhile, I am in the middle of finishing off another project. Please check back soon and see what I shall have in store for you.

I would love to take my mini album into these challenges:

1. Crafty Calendar : Things With Wings (1/3)
2. A Gem of A Challenge : Spring Is In The Air
3. Time 4 Scrap : Spring
4. Totally Gorjuss : Die Cuts / Punches
5. Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge : Frame It
6. A Creative Need : Signs of Spring (1/3)

Thank you for your visit, take care and have a nice day.
Hugs and smiles,


  1. Wow! Really gorgeous. Your girl is right! It does look like store bought. Will check-out the You tube later. TFS. Very pretty album.

  2. Lovely Design Just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, thank you so much for joining us this week, it is much appreciated, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge...
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  3. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 25: frame it - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  4. Comme c'est joli et romantique. Merci d'avoir participé au challenge Time4Scrap et good luck. Aurane/DT-T4S

  5. Wonderful work ! Thank you so much for sharing this great idea <3 xx

  6. Beautiful mini album! She's right it does look store bought! Great job!

  7. Ok so first of all I am blown away by that album... it is beautiful and it does look store bought.. I am going to see how to make it and maybe do one for myself... Secondly that you managed to do this for 6 challenges... You rock Asmah and I miss you <3 Beautiful work.

  8. Wow, this is beautiful. It's such a pretty album. GORGEOUS.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Pink Gem Designs,

  9. WOW what a gorgeous album. Truly a beauty.

  10. thanks for joining us at crafty calendar - our new challenge starts this Saturday! Hope to see you back - Kimberly DT


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