Thursday, June 26, 2014

A year in review -- featuring Ruby-Rock-It! :)

Hi everyone! :) 

I wanted to share a mini album I made using the "Year in Review" collection from Bella - a Ruby-Rock-It company :) 

But first ... you all know how I NEVER throw anything away, right?  I upcycle/recycle EVERYTHING!!  So many friends and family NEVER throw anything away without asking me first! LOL!! Boy ... I love having everyone trained!  *wink* :) 

So a few weeks ago, my work was giving us these paper/pad portfolios.  The came in a cardboard sleeve. 

I thought they would be PERFECT for mini-albums :)   So I sent a few instant messages to some co-workers and asked them for the sleeves :)  I ended bringing home about 60 of them! :) 

I took about 5 of them, cut them to size to use on this mini album :) 

(Each sleeve is a little bigger than a legal paper pad) :) 




And here is my mini album :) 














Some months in 2013 were busier than others ... so on those months/pages, I added a chevron bag for extra photos and journaling :) 





The extra photos that were tucked inside the bag :) 






And since the bag was already there -- I used the backside of it to lead into the next month :) 







Another bag for July -- but since I didn't have a lot of June photos -- I just added a tag to the backside :) 



The front side of the July bag :) 







The extra photos that were in the bag for July :) 










A bag for October's extra photos  :) 



The extra photos from inside the bag :) 




The backside of the bag to start November's page :) 





I could have added a million chevron bags for December's photos... lol ... however, I did a December Daily last year, so I didn't feel the need to add a ton for December in this album :) 




Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

55 comments:

  1. LOOOVE your mini!!!! The colours, those chevron bags & the way you've done the recycling--- FABULOUS:):)

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  2. What an awesome project and keepsake! You have so many great family photos!

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  3. Fantastic mini album. you'll have to come and train my Mom - she is ALWAYS nagging me for keeping stuff to recycle and not throwing it away.

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  4. This is fantastic! I love your album so much! What a great way to document the year, and it's gorgeous too!

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  5. WOW!! This is so beautiful! I love the black and white (or is it sepia?), the whole idea for this album and the way you did it. So wonderful. What an amazing way to keep those memories alive :) Your kids will love flipping through those albums later :)

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  6. I love the b&w pics with this collection. Your album is gorgeous; possibly my favorite Julie mini to date. Another great up cycle. Beautiful work, my friend!

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  7. This might be my favorite one of yours yet - I love the idea of a year in review :)

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  8. Wow, that is a seriously impressive well designed project. Most excellent!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful and meaningful mini Julie!!! Love this to bits !!! Hugs x

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  10. The mini is AWESOME, it looks so beautiful!!! It's a great way to remember a whole year!!!

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  11. Oh my gosh Julie...this is such an incredible mini! I LOVE everything about it:) You are such an amazing crafter...the inspiration is always over the top! Fabulous job my friend!
    Lookin' forward to our trip in September to Phoenix! Hope we can all get together again :) As soon as I have the dates, I will let ya all know! It looks like 3rd or 4th wknd in Sept is what we a are shooting for :)
    Sherrie K

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  12. a very fun mini - love the idea of a page for each month and the extra photos in the little bags!! When I think of the memories you have collected and stored to pass to your kids well I get reminded why i scrapbook and try to make things pretty

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  13. wow!! that is one impressive mini! your kids are so lucky that you take the time to so beautifully preserve their memories :)

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  14. oooooh, fabulous, Julie, I love it!!!

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  15. Beautiful mini! Love the black and white!

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  16. Your album is so beautiful. Love every single page, awesome to use the photo in sepia, really good match with the paper collection!

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  17. OHHHHHHHH! I wish I could work with you---- I would have asked for those sleeves too! What a great upcycling project! LOOOOOVE:)

    And this b/w album is AMAZING! LOVE the papers and the photos! WOW! PERFECT!


    THANKS so much for your sweet comment on my VS video/post! YOU made me smile:) THANK YOU <3

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  18. what a great mini!!! that is soooo much fun and such a great idea!! LOVE this!!!!

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  19. This mini is super awesome! Well done!

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  20. The mini is fabulous, love that you used B n' White photos and sepia. Made all the difference in the world~
    The paper is awesome choice!!! Love it julie!!!

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  21. GREAT idea Julie!! Looks excellente!! And waste not want not too is a wonderful policy!!!

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  22. This book is fabulous!! I love the colors you used along with the sepia toned photos!

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  23. A good way of keeping memories floating.

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  24. Oh my word girl, this is fabulous! I love that this has so many days documented but isn't crowded looking at all. What a wonderful idea to remember the year. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  25. Wonderful album! You are so creative. And to think that those sleeves were going to be thrown away! I'm so glad you rescued them. Your album is a delight. Love it!

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  26. Gorgeous and creative album!
    Love all the journaling and pictures you added for each month!
    Its amazing!!

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  27. This project is amazing. I love the b & w. You really put a lot of thought into the details! You always amaze me Julie!

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  28. Fabulous and amazing! I love the photos, the paper flowers and the colors. Have a great weekend!

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  29. Holy Cow, Girl! This is stunning! Has Erin seen this over at Ruby Rock-It? If not, I am sending her over here!!

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  30. What a FANTASTIC mini album with so many Fantastic memories! Plus you recycled to boot!, you go girl! Love this bunches!

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  31. I am so loving this Julie!! What an incredible album!!

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  32. This is such a wonderful album! I love that you upcycled the sleeves. So creative! Such a fun way to remember the year! :)

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  33. Love how everything is in a sepia type of style! Really beautiful!

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  34. wow! Fantastic job Julie!
    Your mini looks gorgeous!
    Thank You~

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  35. What a fabulous mini album. Love the black and white.

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  36. WOW, WOW, WOW, Julie! I can't even tell you how much I love your album! And the fact that you used up-cycled sleeves from your co-workers makes it even more amazing. I love the vintage feel and all of the wonderful memories that you preserved here. Thanks for visiting my blog, too!

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  37. This is so amazing. I wish I had the same skills as you. The sepia look is beautiful and this album is just so special. What a wonderful book I am so impressed!

    -the Preppy Student

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  38. Oh this is absolutely brilliant! I keep scrolling back through your pages, I'm simply amazed that this gorgeous mini started off with those sleeves. I love, love, love it! Truly gorgeous!

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  39. I am speachless Julie, what a fantastic mini album...love it to bits, you are a true artist of upcycling:)Happy scrappy weekend :)

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  40. Oh my Julie!! This is stunning!!!!! LOVE love love it!! You rock girl!!

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  41. This is a beautiful album Julie. Your family looks great! The color tone on this is awesome. What a ton of special memories put together in a gorgeous way.

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  42. Such a gorgeous family keepsake! I am sure it will be treasured for years to come! Awesome!! :-D

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  43. Wow Julie this is absolutely stunning! LOVE everything about this!

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  44. GORGEOUS mini album. I love how you recycle items and what you did is always so clever! Love the colors and the pictures in this album. I really love the picture of you and Brookie on the December page!

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  45. Excellent work my friend! Looks amazing!

    P/s: LOVE that everyone is properly "trained"! :)

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  46. LOVE all the black and white photos!

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  47. Fantastic mini! I love the kind of vintage feel to it with all the black and white, just fantastic and a great snapshot of the year!

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  48. WOW! This is fabulous, I just love how you are so good at keeping the memories. You journal so well!
    ~Kim

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  49. How totally awesome!!! I LOVE that the pictures aren't in color ~ perfect!!!!

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