Monday, January 02, 2012

A mini- album

Ever since I got some papers from the Generations line by Simple Stories and some 8x6 photos printed through a special at Black's (50 6x8 photo for $5), I've had an idea to make a mini-album using some favourite family photos.

However, for me, mini-albums are always something I can push off until another day, so I was really thankful for Lee's Papertrey Princess challnge to make a mini-album. It was just the motivation I needed to get it done.

I loved the vertical journaling card elements that were 4x6 inches. So I cut apart some of my boxes that my Papertrey Ink stamps came in and sewed one to a card, stitching them together with my sewing machine. These made great pages to separate some of my photos.

For the album, I used Simple Stories patterned paper & letter stickers, Papertrey Ink cardstock (rustic cream), stamps (love & marriage) and dies (mega mat stack #4, heart border, fillagree border) & twine. The key is My Mind's Eye.

To bind it together, I took it to our local print shop where they coil bound it for me for $4.































Thanks for looking!

13 comments:

AnitaRex said...

First off I love your album! Great photo size choice! I love that your album focuses on the photos using such big ones really helps that! I would never have thought to have taken it to a shop to get it bound! totally easier and pretty cheap! :>

Joyce said...

What a great book. How nice that it is portable.

Elena said...

So great! Love the big photos that are the focus of your album. What great memories!

Susie said...

Great album! I love that all of the photos are sepia tone. It really ties them all together. Love it all!

Anna said...

Great job with your mini album! Love the color and simplicity and how you focus right in on your darling family!

Deb said...

This mini album is awesome! I love the papers and photos. Mini albums seem a tad less daunting than standard albums, so this is such a great idea to get more scrapping done. Love it!

Jen Carter said...

Your family is adorable and your book turned out beautifully! What a treasure!

Holly Saveur said...

SUPER album..and great photo's!!!

Leah said...

Your album is just wonderful! I love the big pictures and your family is so sweet. Love the idea of going to get it coiled, would have to find out where in my town, but I'm never happy with the page turning when I bind it with my bind-it-all.

Kathy Mc said...

Leigh, your book is as beautiful as your family. What a special treasure and even more so since you made it. Your work is always top-notch. I thoroughly enjoy your blog! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Lee said...

What a gorgeous mini album. The photos are beautiful and I love the variety of journaling cards. Thanks for playing along with my challenge.

Camilla said...

That is truly an amazing album.
Very nice work.

Diane said...

this is a great album! I love the papers and the layouts.