Tuesday, November 18, 2008

mini Week

I love minis!

And no, I'm not talking skirts! HA!

I love mini albums.

Love them.

Adore them.

Want to marry them. (I'm only 1/2 kidding on that one!)

I actually do alot of minis for different things from trade shows to classes and rarely do I think to post them because it's hard to show them in their entirety and let's be honest - seeing all the details is what makes them fun, right? So I thought I might try a weel of minis here to have a place to show them and also to perhaps inspire some of you to try one of your own.

I definately subscribe to a "simple" philosphy when it comes to my mini albums. I come up with a page idea/concept and then repeat it in varying formats for all the pages. That makes them sooooo easy to complete because once the intial design is developed, the rest just falls into place.

This one is one of my favorites. I did this album about my neighbor Jessica for CHA Summer back in July. It features BasicGrey's Urban Prairie line and one of my fave mini shapes - Lotus - in dark chocolate chip (black) - yummmm!

I love this shape because not only is it so different, it's also not overly complicated that fussy cutting around the edges is difficult should you want to cover it. Personally, though I don't like to cover all of these beautiful albums because I like when the bare chipboard color to come through. And with these albums, since the color is in every layer of the chipboard, the color stays beautiful and bold no matter how much work you do to it! Also fun is adding pen work with opaque pen to these albums like I did here. The dark colors really make the brights and whites pop out.

These albums make wonderful handmade presents for loved ones and it's not to late to get started for someone special you know. In fact, at the end of the week, I'll give away one of BasicGrey's new minis so you can do just that! Keep watching for details!

And one more thing before I go...

This Thanksgiving, BasicGrey is releasing a brand. new. line. and just in time for the new year! (It should begin shipping by Mid-December.) Wow, is it gorgeous! To get you thinking about it, the powers-that-be over at BasicGrey (Hi, Maddy!) have agreed to let me give away an entire collection back to the person who first accurately guesses the name of this new line.

And here's a hint....it starts with a "B" - now GO! Go forth and guess! :) I can't wait to hear what you come up with!


Happy Tuesday, all!
k.

95 comments:

Erica Hettwer said...

How about "Blessings"?

Jingle said...

Beatnick?
Bohomia?
Brilliance?
Brrrr?
Basic?
Briarwood?
Beloved?
Beckon?

Okay, that's enough! LOL!
I love your mini!!!!

Kelly said...

How about "Bountiful"?

Elizabeth R. said...

Blissful?

Ashley said...

I like just "bliss"

erin said...

oh, that is a beautiful mini! i just got my hands on that line...can't wait to play. haven't seen those books yet though. thanks for sharing!

Emilie Ahern said...

My guess is "Blessed" or "Bounty".

Jenna Franklin said...

Bazaar
Billboard
Blithe
Brocade
Bittersweet
Bashful

Paola said...

Begonia
Beautiful
Bianca
Blue
Bourbon
Blush
Balthazar
Beauty
Bigonia
Brecken

Does Basic Grey have a blog? I was just curious. I have looked but can't find it if they do.

Paola
BC Canada

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Super cute mini album!!! LOVE the contrast with the black...

OH boy... A new 'B' line....

Beloved... oh rats.. someone already guessed that!

OK... how about...Bodacious!

~*~ Stephanie ~*~ said...

I think "Beginnings" would be an appropriated name for a NEW line for a NEW year!

toni w said...

I'm kind of thinking "butter". Maybe it's because I have been doing lots of baking lately, who knows. Love the mini!

Cindi said...

Believe
Boisterous
Broken
Baked
Breathe
Bunny

Ingunn said...

I love mini albums but have yet to finish a single one!

Now for the B...howsabout Bella?

Karalyn & Jason said...

Love the mini! Love that line!
As far as a name for the new line...
Beginnings
Blessing
Brisk
Bustling
Breathtaking

Becca said...

Back to Basics?
Babe-a-licious?
beatrice?
becoming?
be-bop?
bell?
be?
beverage?
bistro?
blend?
bubble?

I'll keep thinking! :)

Becky said...

hm...
Be Merry
Better Watch Out

Becky said...

Or maybe Berry

Sarah and the rest of the family said...

Hmmm - Butterfly kisses? Bandit? Bashful? Blizzard? Breathe? Bali Hai?

Deanna said...

gorgeous mini Kelly!

My guesses?
Betrothed
Basic
Beginnings
Beattitudes
Bohemian
Be Mine
Bliss
Blissful
Blockade
Bling it on!
Betweens
Braveheart

ShellyJ said...

Fun! ...

Bash
Brilliant
Brilliance
Ball
Blishful

... you guys come up with the most interesting names.

Anonymous said...

bittersweet

blackbird

bedtime

ballerina

black ballon

barbwire

barriet reef

Beckett


Mary Rogers

Anonymous said...

so I can't spell

should be Barrier Reef

Black Balloon

thanks, Mary

Alex S. said...

Bubbles, bubblicious, Basic's Best,
Balmy Winters, Beaux Arts, Behaving Badly, Bayberry, Blueberry, Belle, Bella, Beehive

Brenda said...

Berry
bodacious
bella
benevolent
believe
boyfriend
boisterous
buckaroo
bugs
begonia
bona fide
bold
brisk
balmy
breeze
brazen
brandy

Amanda Sevall said...

Geez! People are leaving LISTS of guesses! And they are all good too :)

My guesses would be
Baroque
Berry
Bittersweet
Bloom
Botanical
Bouquet
Bountiful
Brownie
Butterfly

So much fun guessing! Can't wait to see what it is :)

Mel Nunn said...

Bubblegum
Butterworth
Believe
Blogger
Beautiful
Blessed

ConnieC said...

Bedazzle
That's my only guess.

Carolyn said...

How about "Bountiful".

Kim M said...

Becoming
Beautiful
Beulah
Beatnick
Beatrice
Betty
Bright
Bolero

Debbi said...

Believe???
Beloved???
Betcha????
Beloved???
Bashful???
Beatnik???
debbim

Tracey said...

How about...

Bohemia
Blush
Bliss

Cass said...

I went looking for Christmas words starting with 'b' but all I could find was Belsnickel. :)

Alison L. said...

How about:

Be Mine
Buttercup
Beatrice
Bubbles
Bop
Berries

Jenny said...

ould it be Bamboo?

Anonymous said...

My guess has already been said but I will use it anyway....
bountiful

Cheers
Anna D

AmyInKy said...

Every "B" I thought of has already been taken. I do love your mini album though. :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Such a lovely line for Basic Grey...has only just become available to us here in South Africa, but I have alrady snapped some up and can't wait to use it!

Angel S. said...

Bitty Books! What's with all the multiple guesses?? Kind of leaves everyone else out of the running! Although, they were all good guesses~

Dixie Lee said...

Baroque
but that doesn't sound very basic grey-ish

Love the black chipboard album. Mini-albums are so much fun.

Katie said...

hmmmmm... how about..
Bountiful
Beautiful
Blessed

Stacy Guthrie said...

How about Brassy?

Gayle said...

Wow, in 42 posts, most of the B's are covered, but the one that popped into my mind first (and hasn't been said yet, I think) is "Brandy" (as in the alcohol, not the singer)

Andrea said...

Babylove

Sue said...

I love your mini album Kelly! Love those Urban Prairie papers.

And a new line too! Can't wait to see what it looks like. My guesses:

Blessings
Banyan Tree
Baobab
Basil
Bay Leaves
Baubles & Bells
Beautiful
Blanc
Blessed
Blink

Anonymous said...

My guess is "beginnings"??
Melissa

Kristin said...

Pretty sure someone else probably has it right, but I have to try!

Here are a few guesses:

Basket
Bed of Roses
Bucketful
Bear-Able
Barndance
Bird of Paradise
Black-eyed Susan
Bluegrass
Braided
Beachgrass
Brown Sugar
Buttonwood
Byzantine

Erin Glee said...

Fun!~ I'll guess Birth and Birthday, because they are beginnings and start with "B" and I don't think they've been picked!

Dana N said...

Are there any B words left??

I'm going to guess Basic.

BTW, I love that mini!!

Erin Glee said...

How about~ "Begin", "Brave", "Brave New World " or Bring It On!

Erin Glee said...

"Bounty" or "Beauty"?

Erin Glee said...

"Behold" or "Become" ? ...(Can you tell I would love to win Basic Grey paper?)....

Michelle Nelson said...

BARACK!
BARACK-ORAMA!

Erin Glee said...

"Bless your Brother", a new line about World Peace!

"Back to Nature", a line about being "Green"....

"Blitz", "Bangles" or "Balderdash" ? Burp?
Byegone? (sp?), "Bloom" ? "Bewildered"?

Jodee said...

I would love to win new Basic Grey! that would be
Bedazzling!?
Although I like "Beginnings" too. That sounds pretty and elegant.
Hmmm....

Erin Glee said...

"Big Bang", "Black Boardbooks" or "BOOM!" ?

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

Bling
Birthday(s)
Backyard
Bash
Best Friends
Beyond
Bookworm
BeBop
Bethlehem

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

Blue
Brand New
Black
Breathtaking
Breathe
Because of You

Erin Glee said...

"Beddy-bye", "Bedtime" or ""Bye-Bye"? No, I don't really think those could be the name of the new Paper Line, but that is were I'M headed... bounding to bounce on my boingy bed before blowing kisses to my Beloved, (but bald), Betrothed.

Beverley said...

I'm guessing it's already been said but:

beaux
bedazzled
beholden
beulah
bittersweet
blanc
bossanova
bountiful
boutique
bamboozled
bambino

Rep's Wife said...

Hmmmm...

Buttercup?
Bluebird?

Melanie said...

always love seeing your crafty goodness. :)

elana k said...

My guess was "blessed", and many have beat me to that one! Can't wait to see what it is!

Also love that mini book and am using that line on one right now-thanks for the inspiration!

Fleursbydesign said...

How about
Beau
Beloved
Bar None
Balance

FrancescaVe said...

Begin
Behind
Beautiful
bejewelled
be little
belly dancer
...

I have no idea

Greta said...

I think it was Bodacious, Blessings or Bountiful

Nikki said...

Cute Mini!

My guess is Bella Vida.

Cecile said...

How about "basil"????????
I love your mini album and I am off to find me one to alter now::))
Cecile

PamS said...

Blessings...that is what I would go with according to what time of year it is. Whatever the name, I am sure that I will need the entire line.

Colby said...

Beautifully Bold?
That's what I'm into lately...:)

Lorraine said...

best selling
belly (I am pregnant ;)
begonia

my husband's suggestions were:
boobs (nice huh!)
best boys (we have 2 sons)

mom2christopher said...

Bella...after the Twilight series! I think stephanie might have it thought with Begining.

scrappinJen said...

Bountiful.

Michelle said...

Babylon
Bachelor
Bachelry
Black Bird
Baffle
Bailey
Bambino
Balderdash
Beacon
Barouch

Louise said...

I'm a little late to jump on this one. Are you still accepting guesses? I don't know what's already been said, but here are some of my guesses:

bachelor
balderdash
ballot
ballroom
banter
bonanza
brambling
brazen
breeze
broadband
buzzword

Kristin said...

I thought of a few more, and at quick glance I didn't see them...

Bluebell
Bluebird
Blue Jay
Busy Bee
Bumble Bee
Bugaboo
Buzz
Bungalow

Amy said...

Two popped into my head -- brilliant and bedazzling

Lisa J. said...

You said for Thanksgiving and the first thing that came to my mind was Butterball. But if it was indeed FOR thanksgiving it would already be released probably so here are a couple other ideas:

Bodacious
Botanical Gardens
Blessed

Shannon said...

I HATE MINIs, skirts and albums! But I love yours ;)

and if it is a Thanksgiving line it has to be Buttons... Like after I am done eating I have to undo the buttons on my pants!

Talk soon huh?

Jenny B in Indy said...

Love love LOVE that album! I SO wish I had a girl to scrap.. I love those papers. They are calling to me!! LOL

I'm not sure.. Everything I can think of has already been said..

Bold
Bright
Blustery
Brave
Breezy
Bright
Brilliant
Brisk

Dixie Lee said...

Ok I thought of

Barcelona - DD had photos from her Spain trip and that song is stuck in my head

and

Bo Tree - now let's all go find one and meditate.

Houston said...

I love that album! I saw it at CHA and fell in love with the line, thanks for sharing it on your blog, I couldn't remember which album you had used!

Okay so I will guess.... Bistro!

Rona said...

my guesses would be BasicParty - thinking New Years or Boyfriend - thinking Valentines Day - everything else I thought of was already listed but BasicGrey's names are always so unique I'm sure my unimaginative mind wouldn't be able to guess anyway!! I don't have to guess that it will be GORGEOUS because they always are!!

TammyB said...

how about?

Baby
Basicity?
Bounty?
Bountiful?
Brilliance?
Bashful?
Balloons?
Begonia?
Blizzard?
Blue Bell?
Bittersweet?

PamS said...

Boxer?

melita said...

tons of great guesses already...not sure if mine have been used, but just going to throw some out there!

be blessed
bountiful blessings
bounty of love
beautiful blessings
beloved be mine
breadbasket
basket full of fun
be true

Nicole Flath said...

Big
Blessings
Bounty
Bellylaugh
Beginnings
Bring
Brat
Bountiful
Beautiful
Bone
Bling
Butter

TammyB said...

Brianna or Briann
Become
Ball
Belong or Belongings
Beaucoup
Because
Best
brilliant
brother

Julia said...

Bella Rose

Anonymous said...

be my Valentine??
Be sweet
Be true
Beautiful day
burgundy
Basic black
black dress
best of my love
bathed in love
bare
baby love


Cindy Stevens

Anonymous said...

oooh! ooh! I have been thinking about this ALL night!

Boughs of holly
Button nose

Cindy Stevens

Pegg S said...

I love this mini-week!! So inspiring! What about Borderland or Bells are Ringing? I can't wait to see it!

Nicola said...

Hi Kelly - I'm going to guess 'Blitzen' which came to me in a flash of inspiration at around 3am this morning.
I've been loving your mini week - the perfect project for a wintry afternoon here in the UK.

dlcc10 said...

I'm also thinking that it is believe, blizzard, blustery, or beginnings. But to add to the list and give it a shot, how about
boysenberry
butterscotch
bread pudding
Bon Appetit
Bows??

dlcc10 said...

Just went on the Basic Grey website and they have a Black Tie line listed that I have never seen before. Is this it?