Genuine through and through...

I have a weakness for mini albums... especially canvas albums. I love how you can mist them with any color and it is so easy.  

For my mini album today, first I sprayed the pages with the perfect pearls blue smoke {this color is so great with the Genuine collection}. Next, I layerd the pages with papers from "Genuine" and added a little tin on the front {originally this was a tin filled with little buttons of Maya Road - I am so happy I kept it 'just in case'}. Authentique is my favorite brand of paper to create mini albums with. The heavy weight of the cardstock and the rich texture of the paper make the album so much more substantial and soft to the touch. Combining the canvas mini and textured papers is like a dream come true!

I have blogged about the harvest here in Holland before, and I'll continue to share my photos and experiences, it is one of my family's favorite time of year, and I love creating projects with photos from the harvest. {Notice the little photo in the tin...}

I love the butterflies on the ledger paper in this collection, so I fussy- cut one out and place it on the side of the tin, which, again, is the album cover. Below are the inside pages...I used all of the Genuine collection papers, as well as the 12x12 Details sticker sheet and 12x8 Elements sticker sheet. 

On the page above I made a little flower with twine from Maya Road...

I used the main 'title' sticker from the 12x12 Details sheet which says: "Genuine through and through" - this is one of my favorite sayings and it made for a great page in the album where I didn't want to add a photo.

Below is a close up of a bottle cap tin which I lined with paper and layered with a few of the stickers and alphabets, again from the Details sticker sheet. The possibilities are endless when you pair the beautiful, rich paper products from Authentique Paper with any little findings you may have in your scrapbook stash.

I hope I've inspired you today, and if you haven't had a chance to create with the Genuine (denim-inspired) collection or with any Authentique Paper, for that matter, you are missing out! 


  1. I have a fondness for minis myself. This one is great! Thanks!

  2. Love the mini! There is something so wonderful about a mini.

  3. Wauw Loes wat een gaaf mini album!
    Leuk gedaan met dat canvas.
    En het papier is echt geweldig.
    Heel toepasselijk het jeans met de hooibouw.Stoer hoor!

    Ik heb ook een mini gemaakt met deze kit.
    Als je het leuk vind kun je hem bekijken op mijn blog.(2 berichtjes naar beneden scrollen:-)

  4. This mini is great, love the colors~

  5. O my... I still need to get my hands on some of Authentique asap! That bottlecap is DEVINE!

    The one thing I keep wondering Loes: Who is helping you out with your English? :P LOL!

    Much love,

  6. Great mini Loes!!!!!
    Love Lea

  7. WAUWIE wat een super gaaf stoer boekje heb je gemaakt Loes, echt super mooi !

    groetjes Ria S.

  8. Loes, my sincere compliments! This mini book is very well made and I love the way you managed to combine all the details. This is real eye-candy!

    Hollandse groetjes, Marjan

  9. it is another great project from the hand of Loes. She is great!

    love the twins

  10. GAAF en STOER!! Erg mooi gemaakt!!

    Groetjes, Marijke en Chantal

  11. Wow this is outstanding!! I just love the look of denim!! Beautiful details in this album!!


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