Friday, November 30, 2012

WOW Embossing Powders meets Graphic 45

Hello, Wow fans! Anne here.  It's the last day of November and soon Christmas will be knocking on our doors. I'm sure a lot of you industrious people have already put up your trees, decorated them, adorned the exterior with lights and lawn ornaments and have all your shopping done and packages wrapped. Well, guess what... I haven't bought the first gift yet. Truth be known, all of my gifts will be hand made this year as money is awfully tight and there's no room in my budget for shopping. 

I have for you today a mini album I made featuring Graphic 45's A Ladies' Journal collection and lots of WOW! Embossing Powders and Clear Stamps. I'm going to cut right to the chase and show it to you as there are several pages in this little book.

This collection by Graphic 45 is absolutely gorgeous.  I have been wanting to do this for quite some time and when I was assigned to do a mini or scrapbook layout, guess which one I chose!

Below is a waterfall feature where the recipient can put photos, journaling or anything else she wants. There is a tab hidden under the layers of photo mats. When you pull the tab, the layers flip up one at a time to reveal the one underneath it. I don't know who came up with this idea but she/he is a genius! It's a very clever design.

As you can tell from the photo below, all of the envelopes, pockets and waterfall flips work... they aren't just for looks. 

Below is the back of the album.  The graphics in this G45 collection are so elegant and feminine and remind us of a simpler time with their Victorian and Elizabethan flavor. 

The embossing powders I used were: Metallic Gold Regular, Metallic Copper Regular, Neutral Ultra Shimmer, Opaque White and Primary Ebony. The stamp sets I used were With Love, Simply Amazing, Brocade and Make A Wish. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing this little book. I have a little more embellishing to do and a few tags to make before I can say this project is complete but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It's going to a special person on my Christmas list. Mini albums are a lot of work but the results are usually so eye-catching it makes all the extra effort worthwhile. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you'll pop over to the WOW blog too and check out some of the lovely projects made by my teammates. Until next time....

Happy crafting!


  1. this is stunning, I love your journal and this gorgeous paper, very pretty indeed
    Hugs julie P

  2. Absolutely stunning mini-book with so many fabulous details.


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