Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mini-Album!!

Hi! Can't believe it's Wednesday already and it's been almost a week since I posted. Oops. sorry!! Seems like I can either spend a lot of time on the computer, or spend time creating. So, this past week was spent in my scraproom.:)

I have a mini album to share with you today. I've always stayed away from minis a) because I never felt like I had enough pictures to fill them and b) because I dont' have the patience for them! Well, I decided to take a stab at one and I'm so glad I did. I think I'm a mini-album convert now! I had about 45 pictures of Ryan's birthday party and wanted to do something with them.

Here's the result...



I used Teresa Collins' birthday line on here. I love how bright and fun it is. I also mixed in a bunch of Jenni Bowlin goodies, which go perfectly with it.





The little pom-poms are Glitz. I wasn't sure what to do with those when I got them, but I love how they look wrapped around the spine.






The inside pages are pretty simple. I let the photos take full page and embellished them accordingly. I once heard that you should have something to unify the pages on a mini, so I cut a row of of stars and placed it on each.



Since I had had too many pictures to place on the pages, I used the mini envelope die cuts as holders for photos. I trimmed the pictures down a bit and placed them in the envelopes. That way, we could pull them out and look at them. I'm definitely doing this trick again in the future!







All in all, this album came together so quickly and easily. And the best part? Ryan has had so much fun looking through it and remembering his special day!



So, now I'm trying to decide what I can make a mini of next!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. :)

18 comments:

bosenberries said...

This is totally fab... super fun colours and love all the detail! wow!! Robin

Romy said...

Wow! This mini album is totally fabulous! The Teresa Collins papers go beautifully with the pictures of Ryan's birthday. I especially love that banner on the cover...so cute!

Cindy said...

A beautiful mini album. Thanks for the inspiration! :o)

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, this is fabulous, Anabelle! Just fabulous! I totally love that birthday line you used throughout. So bright and happy. And I love that the photos are the stars on each page. Looking at these photos makes me remember when both my kiddos took tae kwon do. happy memories, indeed. I know Ryan will treasure this forever. :)
Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog yesterday. You totally made my day.

Sandra said...

This is stunning ... so much inspiration. I'm loving the bright fun colours.

Céline de Noisy ( France ) said...

Bonjour,

Ce mini album est vraiment magnifique, félicitations.

Amicalement

Céline

Asia said...

Fantastyczny! Pełen kolorów, energii :) Super

Tiffany Heilman said...

This is a fabulous mini! Bright and fun - what a great brag book.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda Beeson said...

Spectacular! What great papers and fun colors.

Blossom inch said...

gorgeous mini, I love it!

Janetcraft said...

so cute and I really love your style,...really fun and inspiring!

Just a simple gal said...

This is adorable!!! Love how you used the strip of stars thoughout the mini! Nice work!

Teri said...

What an adorable mini album! Your son will cherish this!! So colorful and it looks like they all had a great time!! Love the banner!!!
teri

Glenda J said...

So bright, cheerful and fantastic! Great job!

Cheryl Nelson said...

so fun and fab!!

Elizabeth said...

wow this is terrific! love the colors and details on each page. great job!

Steffi said...

wow this looks fantastic!

ashan17 said...

So fresh and nice!