Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Chicago Mini Pt. 2

I haven't been able to craft something every day this month, but I am making progress in my Chicago mini and putting those supplies to use. I don't know about you, but even after all these years of paper crafting sometimes I still have a hard time making that first cut into a sheet of paper or peeling off that first alphabet sticker.

When I use the metal album rings for my mini albums I like to add tags to provide a little whimsy between my pages. To go along with my journaling, I cut down a square die cut so that it would be a better match to my typed strips.

The next page I kept extremely simple by placing a 3x4 printable and a chipboard heart on my 4x6 page. I recolored the printable from yellow to pink so that it would match my assembled supplies.

This last page I'm sharing is also simple with just alphabet stickers raised with foam adhesive and a scattering of sequins. I have to say, I'm really digging having my photos not only in black and white, but also placed on clear sheets with elements from the other pages peeking through. :)

Carolina Moon SC Scrapbook kit
digital Wander Elements - In a Creative Bubble 
tags - {Atlas} Pink Paislee
sequins - ABM Messy Box
font - Trend Rough 


  1. I love how you've incorporated elements between the pages, Elise. It adds so much interest. Love how these turned out!

  2. I like the idea of raising the alphas with glue dots, especially the smaller alphas. Wow, that really adds texture and interest. I might be borrowing that idea. :) Anyway, I love your mini. The black and white photos are awesome. You are so inspiring. Michelle t

  3. I secretly am happy that you also have trouble cutting into that pretty paper or using those new letters, teehee.
    Your mini is so pretty, I really like the grey colours you used in here.
    I also love your Explore tag :)

  4. I'm intrigued - what is the story of that "bullet hole"?? Lovely pages :)

    1. Thanks, Emily! The hole seems to have been drilled into the face of the church for some reason, but they also say the steps (that cover a bit of the cross at the bottom) were built to cover up bullet holes. If you search Holy Name Cathedral, you can find out more if mobster history appeals to you at all. :)

  5. What a great mini!
    the bullet holes are from a famous gangster shoot-out ( Hymie Weiss was shot there by one of Al Capone's men in 1926). That killing actually established Al Capone as the Boss of the South Side.

    Greetings from the Windy City~


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