Happy Hump Day friends!
Here to share with you a mini I made for Gauche Alchemy.
This was the first mini I have done and I will tell you that it scared the cri-zap outta me! I don't know what it is about trying something new, fear always gets the best of me at first. I know that people say this of cards and mini's...they are just a scrapbook page but smaller. I get that but the smaller part is what scares me. Do you scale everything to size, or just use the pic embellies still and go with it? I got this kit and instead of being totally excited about it (because this kit is awesome and full of the best vintage ephemera around!), I was terrified! I literally looked at it every day for a week paralyzed (I'm such a drama queen sometimes), wondering what the heck I was going to do with this small, rectangular book.
Finally, I just decided to take Nikes motto and "JUST. DO. IT"
So with some encouragement from my gauche family, I finally started to put something together! In the end, I decided I kind of liked it!
I definitely see more mini's in my near future...
So here is my mini using the "SHOW STOPPERS KIT" from Gauche Alchemy, featuring my baby faced grandparents.
|The "butts" of the bulbs created a bit of a challenge for me so I decided to cover them with a picture frame, envelope and then I made a banner full of Tim Holtz charms (and an interesting little metal piece from the kit).|
|Her is the smoker that inspired the marquee for the cover...|
|My beautiful grandma!|
|Here is the page that points to the page above...so didn't notice my poor bead was falling off when I took this pic|
|This is a copy of an actual postcard my grandpa sent to my grandma while they were engaged and he was away in the airforce (full story on the gauche blog)|
They were a very happy couple til the day he died! He was the love of her life and they have a love that will last through eternity.
Ok, so enough of the cheezy...
I hope this mini, inspires you to go get a show stoppers kit for yourself and see what you can do!
|the kit also comes with a project sheet of details that I used to make my mini|