Friday, October 14, 2011

Dog Mini Album for Charity Auction

Speaking of Dogs animal rescue (in Toronto) will be hosting it's online charity auction in November 2011.  I have created a new mini album this year to donate to the auction.  (You can see some of last year's donated album in an older post.) This mini album has a total of 24-26 spaces for photos and journaling.

I started with the chipboard cover using a digital stamp that I hand coloured.  The dog stamp is "Rustic Kolar" from K'n K Designs and the papers are largely from the American Crafts "City Park" collection plus some scraps I had around.

There are two pull out tags which can have a photo on one side and journaling on the back.

There is also an accordion page (my first!).  I had trouble figuring out how to close it.  I wanted to use this paw print ribbon I snagged from the closing of Scrapalicious (my local scrapbook store), but it's too thick to tie.  I dug around my crafty stuff and found some Velcro dots, so I cut them down and used those.  It worked fairly well, I think.

Since the album is bound by jump rings, owners can add their own pages at any time or re-arrange the page order.

I'm no mini-album expert.  I may try to simplify the process by choosing a few layouts and repeating them with different papers or by choosing a uniform colour scheme.  I still have a lot of room to experiment!

I hope my album helps generate some well-deserved funds for the canines and their volunteers!


  1. What an awsome idea to make for charity, it's sooo cute!!!!

  2. Your mini album is adorable.
    So sweet of you to donate it to this charity.

  3. Hi Lisa...great blog you have going here. Thanks for contacting me at Kards for Kids....I love this doggie wonderfully crafted.

    I am sending you a response by e-mail. Have a super day, Bela

  4. That is SO adorable!!! I bet it is going to do GREAT in the auction!!!!


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