Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Pocket (Purse) Full of Miracles

I have been dying to use Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic Collection from the first sneak peeks!!! I also wanted to do a project more involved than a layout, the better to utilize the FABULOUS papers and even MORE FABULOUS embellies!!! A mini was the obvious answer! A dear friend of mine from high school is winning her brave battle with cancer, so I thought a sentiment mini for her was perfect! The title of this post refers to one of our group's pet names for a handbag -- a "pocket purse."

My absolute fave -- Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic papers and embellies and
an adorable Maya Road Clutch Purse Chipboard Album!

Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Stamps are perfect for sentiment albums --
her pithy, irreverent, and poignant sayings themselves have inspired projects for me!

I painted the interior of the album with teal paint, inked and distressed,
 then adhered some paper, and applied Mod Podge to seal.
I Mod Podged paper on the outside of the album,
distressed and inked it and sealed with another coat or two!

The album comes with 8 pages, but with my lumpy embellishing style, I chose to use only four.

Exterior of the finished album -- in addition to the Sugar Chic --
Prima bling, flowers and leaves, Maya Road Trinket Pin, FabScraps Charms,
Tim Holtz bauble, pink tulle fastens the book --
glue stiffens the ends and allows easy opening.

Page 1 -- Maya Road Organza Rose Trim and Webster's Pages'
Perfect Accent on a Gluber, Maya Road Spool Sentiments Stamp.

Pages 2 & 3

Closeup of the Heidi Swapp Destination Trim -- this stuff is SERIOUSLY cool!!!!
 I kept giggling as I heated it with a heat gun and saw it wiggle and curl!!!

Page 4 -- Tim Holtz Tickets, Webster's Perfect Accent Buttons.

Page 4
Pages 5 & 6 -- Gluber and Maya Road Tulle Trim, Metal --
American Crafts Dear Lizzie, Maya Road Chipboard, Frantage Embossing Enamel Kit!

Page 6

I am going to tuck a picture of our group of friends from high school into the album and send it winging its way to Donna, hoping that she will think of friends who love her and that she will smile whenever she sees her Pocket (Purse) Full of Miracles!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  1. This is one of my favorite projects of ALL Time. Outstanding. I'm pinning this one to my journal board right now. LOVE everything about it.

  2. I was with Suzanne when she was making this! The pictures do not do it justice. It is so beautiful! You have outdone yourself Miss Suzanne!

  3. Suzanne was working on this beautiful creation when we were together a couple of weekends ago. The pictures do not do it justice!! Well done my friend.

  4. Thank you darling girls!!!! and miss you Deb!!!


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