Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mini Album RAK Exchange (Randon Act of Kindness)

Not too long ago, a Hero Arts Flickr gal (Joy),organised a RAK exchange.  Basically, you are randomly paired up with another person who wishes to play along and you put together a gift for them (you and your partner can decide on the rules if you wish to have any).

Well, I was paired up with this talented lady Kelly Booth and we exchanged a few e-mails to try and get to know each other a bit, our likes and dislikes, etc... and then agreed to post our parcels to each other by a certain date.  (Which we have now both received).

As part of my gift to her I wanted to make her a little something.  I had previously come across THIS tutorial to make this little album/booklet from one 12X12 sheet of paper and had just made one with some fall themed paper and it was sitting on my desk when I was thinking of what to make Kelly.  And so I thought, hey, I'll make her a little Fall/Friendship themed booklet.  And this is what developed: (be prepared, there are a number of photos here as I wanted to show you each little page, so just bear with me).

Front outer cover (Bird - Hero Arts; Sentiment - CTMH)

All images are Hero Arts

Images are Hero Arts

Banner is Lawn Fawn; Little Boy is Artistic Outpost (Butterfly is part of patterned paper)

All images are Hero Arts


This is what the little booklet looks like!
So what do you think?  Is this not a neat idea.  You could "dress" these albums up in so many different ways, even add photos to it for a little family gift.  The booklet/mini album itself is really easy to make, the instructions in the photo tutorial are really quite easy to follow.

Have fun!  Maybe make a mini album today and surprise someone!

15 comments:

joy said...

Oh, wow, Brenda!! Kelly is one lucky gal - this mini album is so very gorgeous! Your selection of papers and stamps is exquisite. Love this.

Barb said...

Lucky Kelly! Love this idea, Brenda! It turned out beautifully!

Lisa said...

This turned out beautifully, Brenda! I love all the thought and details that went into it to make it special. You are always coming across the coolest tutorials- thanks for sharing them with me (us) :)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Brenda what a beautiful project you've created, I love it! I know the lady that receives it will love it too :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda scrolling through each and every page was an exciting treat. I couldn't wait to see how the next page was designed. Kelly is going to love this treasured book!

walchowDesign said...

Wow! This is such a beautiful album with so many different styles of technique, Brenda! I'm sure Kelly will love it!

Lowri said...

i think your album looks AMAZING - and thanks so much for linking back to my tutorial
Lowri
http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, Wow!! This mini album is stunning--you did an outstanding job. Kelly is very lucky. You have given me an idea for Christmas gifts for my girls.

susanne said...

I love every page Brenda ...so inspiring!!

Rosemary said...

what a fantastic little album, brenda!! i bet kelly just absolutely loves it!

Dawn said...

fabulous little album Brenda. I bet it went down a treat with Kelly. I'm off to look at the tutorial now.

AnitaRex said...

Brenda I love your album! I think you did such a great job with it. I've never done an album like this so it's really inspiring to me! I am sure that Kelly loved receiving it!!!

Tiffany said...

Oh, this is just FABULOUS, Brenda! I'm sure Kelly will adore and use it often, mini albums are really the rage now! And so many of us have family and what not to be able to hold our special photos in them!

mimijudy1975 said...

You created a very thoughtful and sweet album for your friend.I love the special touches you added to the pages.

Trinh said...

This is beautiful, really a work of art! Kelly is so very lucky to receive this!