Sunday, January 25, 2009

*NEW* Fancy Pants Mixed Media 8x8 Books

I meant to post my mixed media book sooner, but my buddy Ryan got the stomach virus. I have been taking care of him since yesterday afternoon. Poor thing is so pathetic...sleeping and being sick. He is with my parents now, so I thought I would take a minute or two to share.

So, these 8x8 mixed media books by Fancy Pants turned out to be so much fun! I have to say that I was a bit intimidated at first. Believe it or not, I never created an album or a scrapbook page on a clear acrylic background. I sat and pondered how to do it. How do I keep elements from showing on the other side yet still keep the truly fabulous design of the clear page? I know that I have seen it done, but I guess I never paid much attention to how they did it. Well, I just decided to stop over-thinking it and jump right in. I just started resizing and printing pictures as if I were going to put them on an 8x8 page. The rest just happened! As it turns out, I am thrilled at how this book turned out! So, before I drive you nuts with my rambling, here are the pages:

This is the front cover. I chose to use the clear acrylic page so that a picture of Ryan would show through from the page underneath.

January's page:

February and March pages:

April and May pages:

June and July pages (half of a felt page):

More July:

August and September pages:

October and November pages:

December's page:

Back Cover:

As you can see, the album has pictures from each month in 2008. It is just a snippet of our lives for 2008. The neat thing is that I can easily add additional pages with more pictures and journaling if I would like. Speaking of journaling, if you click on the images, you will see that I do, indeed, have several typos =( I saw this after I had the book all packed and ready to ship out for CHA. Thank goodness that I saved all of the journaling. Once I get the book back, I can just reprint it and change it out. Easy as pie!

You can check out more of the great shapes of 8x8 mixed media books and designs from other Fancy Pants DT members on this Fancy Pants blog post. Fun stuff!

Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


  1. it's beautiful! i love that you did a year in review album!

  2. ok, that mini album is just gorgeous! wow! i need to get my hands on one!

  3. Gorgeous mini! Love what you have done with the Fancy Pants--I can't wait to get some of their new lines!

  4. Love how you did the cover, the layering. I'm so intimidated by clear albums!

  5. Hi! Thanks so much for your sweet comment about the card on my blog! It's nice to know that other people like them and enjoy seeing them. As I do your work...this mini album is sooooo cute! You know you have talent when the first acrylic mini turns out this well! :) You sound like me with the typos! I always find them on my projects even though try so hard to re-read things. Anyway, had to come by and see what you are up to! :) Kathy

  6. Simply beautiful my friend! Love all those pictures and your wonderful design.

    Hugs to poor Ryan. Hope he is feeling better soon.


  7. Great job on this! So cute and I love that new FP stuff :)

  8. This is a mni masterpiece Denine, love it and all the new Fancy Pants goodies!!

  9. love this! I actually got to fondle it at CHA. You rock my friend

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  11. Beautiful project, I'm thinking of actually gave this as a project for my two sons.


  12. Its a GREAT album! You create amazing pages. Looks like you give inspiration to many other women. Happy Scrappin' =)

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