Wednesday, February 11, 2009

~October at the Farm~ Maya Road's new Apple coaster Album



This sure was a fun little album to make. I had these farm pictures from when we lived on Whidbey Island...that were perfect for it. As soon as we get around Julian and get some "local" pictures then I'll do another one of these as a Julian album. For those of you that are "not from around" these parts...Julian is our local mountains, it's where my husband grew up. They are famous for their apple pies. My in-laws still live there and we go up there all the time but we stay away from town. We just hole up with the family and breathe in the mountain air and stay as far away from people as possible....but for the apple album I need some "julian" pics...the mine, the candy shop, town, the pie places etc....

Anyway, enough rambling.......here is the rest. I think my favorite part of this was making the little trees.....I painted them green, sanded the edges, used Glossy Accents and flock to make the little apples. Then I inked the trunk brown and used a brown pen to make the trunk texture. I then used Glossy Accents over the whole thing to make it shiny! They were so fun!















Here are links to a few products that I used...Maya Road doesn't have the brand new product on their site yet so I can't link to that yet. I'll edit my post when I can link.
I used the Calendar Sheer Set, Metric Ruler Stamp (I love using scallop scissor with this stamp to make little borders), Red Trinket Buttons(love that you can sand the edges of these to make them white and distressed), Oval Calendar Stamp, Scallop Chipboard Frames, Red Scallop Ric Rac (This stuff makes me weak in the knees)and here is Ranger Glossy Accents (a favorite product among the Maya Road DT members)...as soon as the new MR products are up, I'll update these links.
Hope you enjoyed my little apple album as much as I enjoyed making it!!
~Katie

ETA- The red gingham paper is made by Daisy D's, which sadly is gone....loved that company!

btw- Hannah is walking on her own, even with the big bulky casts and started school yesterday!! So proud of her!!

13 comments:

sandy w. said...

This is so CUTE!

pam said...

I have to say ... THAT IS A FREAKIN' GORGEOUS LITTLE ALBUM !!! Love it ... I never usually feel compelled to leave comments on blogs but had to !! This is apple country in Nova Scotia and the album is perfect !!

Zarah said...

Ooooooh woooow!!
That is TOO fab for words!!

Vintage Girl at Heart said...

so cute and the pics of the girls... precious, ahhh i miss those days.
once again you made such a beautiful mini keepsake!!

Cassie said...

Oh.My.Gosh!!! This is just the best thing I have seen all day!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

This freakin' awesome - one of your best! How was CHA? Love the trees and the oval stamp is so cool. I might have to get one to add to my collection. It's all just a collection now since I hardly ever scrapbook, lol.

Carol

wendy vecchi said...

OMG! I was lucky enough to see this in person...It's totally awesome!

I'm so happy to hear that Hannah is doing well.

wendy

Sheila R said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Heather Prins said...

that is a fabulous album!! So glad your girl is coming around!!!

Lisa T. Howard said...

Too CUTE! Wish I lived in your area...I would be a constant at your classes. If there is ever a desire to package kits and sell them online - please, let me know! Love your work.

Felicia said...

This is adorable! I just love the colors...I recognize many of the papers that you used but could you let us know what the red plaid paper is. You are so incredibly talented. Thanks sooo much for sharing your amazing gift with us all.

Jennifer said...

So, so cute! I love the tree on the front.

patthy said...

This mini is sooooo cute !!!!
Love the apple form and color !!