I made this for a call for the Canadian Scrapbooker. This and a page too. the page got picked up so I won't show you that yet but here is my cute little mini album that I made from scratch. oh how I love doing that!! It makes me feel all industrious! :)
The pictures were all taken by my good friend Heather as a present to me when Eli was born. I was so grateful that she did that. Cause you just aren't feeling up to posing a baby when you just popped one out. AND I am in them. My first time being in newborn pictures with one of my newborns :)
I paired my great photos from Heather with the nursery rhyme you've all heard before. I made all the tags with the rhyme in photo shop and printed them out and glued them on. (a little hybrid-ness to my album) :)
I used very little embellishments because I wanted a soft serene feel and I felt like the patterned paper added enough to it.
Some of these papers I have had FOREVER!
And I added theg sewing to help hold the pages together really good AND as an aesthetic element. :)
A few pages have some printed transparencies that have been around my scrap room forever too! I loved them too much to use ;)
To make the album I cut 6x6 squares of chipboard for the front and the back. And then covered them in paper and joined them together with a small 3x6 piece of chipboard in between. Added the grommets and strung ribbon thru them and thru each page. I'm sure that is TOTALLY clear without any pictures of my process eh?? :)
(there's the ribbon tied at least :) )
On the cover a small acrylic frame (another thing I've been saving for who knows what!) glued down with Crystal Effects so it'd be clear still, an antique key I bought at a show and some cute ribbon.
I have lots of these pictures in his regular album too. With lots of journaling. Which is why I felt like I could make this with little to none of my own thoughts. Just the little note on the last page. And that's my little album.
Have you ever made a mini album? Any thing holding you back?? Need help with it? IF you have, wanna share it on your blog or some where else?