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5.14.2012

Punky-Licious! Punky Sprouts







































{Reported by: Erika Hayes}







 I was excited to get busy with Punky Sprouts new Tutu Punk mixed media mini album. The ideas were sprouting up all night long as I was creating.  I found this album very easy to work with. I like the way the layers encouraged my creativity and I was able to keep my  simple style and still create a fun funky punky album.  There are times when I am afraid to begin a mini album but this tutu album along with the Funky Punky fiber pack- canvas made this album a one-night event!   The colors of the Lil’ Seeds buttons were perfect and the quality of these buttons is top notch.  I loved the idea of being able to decide what direction I wanted my album to be created—that makes for flexibility that I look for in my scrappy supplies.

What I liked: I LOVED the different textures in the Punky Sprouts line, canvas in the fibers in the lil’ petals and fiber back and the parchment of the Lil’ Blossoms


What I disliked:  I would like to have had more filler pages in case I wanted to add more to my album.




What I made: 
Mothers Day Card
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil, Stamps: Hero Arts, Inks: Copic Markers, Stamps: Clear and Simple, Lacey Paper- Punky Sprouts, Buttons—Punky Sprouts and American Crafts, Fiber- Punky Sprounts


Day In The Life Album

Punky Tutu Mixed Media Album

Supplies: Pattern Papers: Studio Calico, Ink: Clear and Simple, Fibers: Punky Sprouts, Die Cut: Accu-Cut, Stickers: Studio Calico, Echo Park, My Minds Eye, October Afternoon, American Crafts, American Crafts, Other embellishments: Center of flower: Amy Tangerine, American Craft, Flag: Bella Blvd, stitched paper: Studio Calico, Button- Jillibean soup, garland: Studio Calico, Cloud Chipboard: Studio Calico, Custom washi tape: Created by Erika Hayes using Scor-Tape and My Mind’s Eye stamps, Mist: Tattered Angels, Bling: Bazzil Basics, Gluber: Cosmo Cricket





Using the Lil' Blooms for a journal spot



Created a flower from the Lil' Petals pendants




Lil' Seeds - David collection- Nice quality 
Using the Canvas fiber pack fun canvas flower


The canvas fibers took ink very well.
Simple mask technique made a great
title!



Using the Lil' Blossoms to create a flower for
the front cover, so easy to create with this product.

What do YOU think?  I really love giving family and friends mini albums as gifts, this product was perfect and all the delicious textures made it irresistible, fast  and fun to create. How about you? Have you made many mini albums? Or do you want to make more?  Tell me what you think, what do you love about making mini albums.  Leave a comment by midnight EST on Thursday to be entered to win a prize pack from Punky Sprouts! U.S. residents only.



16 comments:

April said...

Love Punky Sprouts! I've made a few minis, mostly for other people, and it's always SO fun! It's nice to work with a different size than 8x8 or 12x12...

csparky61 said...

I love all the Kraft and canvas..and are those wooden buttons? Love it!

Jennifer Cowan said...

I have made lots and lots of mini albums....all for me :) I have never scrapped 12x12 so I love to work with all different sizes and mini albums are a favorite!

Emily Todd said...

Punky Sprouts is definitely an interesting name. I have completed mini albums, but all for others. Mixed Media is something I would like to get into more, so this would probably be a great project to get started on that. Thanks for the heads up!

Jean said...

i LOVE making mini albums! Such a great way to scrap a vacation, a special event, etc. Love Punky Sprouts too!!

Veronica said...

Great projects! Thanks for the chance!

Diane S. said...

I have not heard of Punky Sprouts-so I would love to try some of their products! Thanks for the chance!

Linh C. said...

I love making mini albums because I can use up scraps, get the project done, and usually can incorporate fun new techniques!

Nitasha said...

I love making mini albums because I can try so many techniques and things on a smaller scale and also use bits and pieces that I have lying around! These projects and Punky Sprouts are very inspiring! Thank you so much!

B. Poteraj said...

I like the different shapes that are available. It looks like the chipboard is very thick and sturdy, which is SO important, as you know. I'd love to try their products.

Lisa P said...

Just hearing about Punky Sprouts! Awesome. I love making mini's.

Christy aka. Emeraldvalkyrie said...

It's very cool to see you here! i love what you did with the punky sprouts!!!

Erica Hettwer said...

Love this album, Erika! (I'm on the DT so please don't enter me.)

Joni Parker said...

How fun is this mini...that must've been one fun evening making it... you must have had great company with you???...LOL!!! Is there supposed to be a photo of the "whole kit" that was recieved?... I can't see it...it's just a big white space? Maybe my PC at work is blocking it...?

Steffanie said...

Love what you did with this, Erika! The textures, the buttons, the layering...the overall natural "feel" of the mini is just so fun and even kinda relaxing to look at! Thanks for sharing your review!

Miriam Prantner said...

I really like that graduated album and just how flexible the products are to work with/color/change, etc.