Sunday, January 19, 2014


Hi Beautiful People!

Kenya here to share another up-cycle project with you! As many of you know, I like to make something out of nothing. I feel confident in saying, most of you do too! I am a member of the audio ministry at my local place of worship. Sometimes, the CDs do not copy correctly or we throw away the clear filler disc. I have shared an etching project using them. Well today, I have a mini album using the "throw aways".

For this project, I used the CDs and KaiserCraft's 75 Cent paper collection. The good thing about the CDs is the fact you will have a sturdy photo album. I also used the Mod Podge Molds and other random embellishments. To make the process faster and easier, I used a Cricut E2 preloaded cartridge to cut the circles to fit the discs. I sized them at 4.75; which was perfect!

This is an album for my husband so I wanted to keep it simple. So I focused on the front of the album more than the inside. I used Old Paper Crackle Paint, Stencils and Stucco (Martha Stewart) for interest and texture. The gears were made using the Gear Spellbinder Dies. They were colored with Copper Inka Gold. I used Scrabble pieces for his initials. The title was colored with copper mixatives and I used a flourish by Zva (just for a touch of bling).

The inside was simply embellished with charms made with the molds and extra gears. I also added a photo mat for pictures and he can write journaling (I doubt he will) on the pattern paper if he chooses to.

That's it! What are some old products or "throw aways" do you like to bring new life to? I would LOVE to know!  Thanks for stopping by, Kenya~


  1. Great project!! I have up cycled Velveeta boxes to store ATC cards. Add some pretty paper and decorative feet and it looks like a million bucks. :)

  2. Julie!! Thank you so much for sharing...might have to feature that in an upcoming project :D Have a good day!

  3. Great project and recycling, love the papers!

  4. Really cute project. I have a box full of old AOL cd's that I use to make album covers or wall hangings.

  5. I love it... I've done altered CDs but never thought of Album ... great idea !



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