didn't think i would finish a mini-album in such a short time (relatively speaking). it only took me a few hours to complete ... although i've had the pictures developed and waiting since the end of february.
this mini-album is based on one taught by shimelle laine at fiskars tv (march 15, 2007 episode). the size is 4x12 and it's held together with a 1-inch binder ring (i love these things!). i also used the mcgill mini file tab punch.
the patterned paper is from a huge stack of my mind's eye paper i found at costco. i can't remember which line it's from though. i used various stickers from k&co, ek success, (old) making memories, american crafts and my dymo label maker. i also used the sans serif letter stamps from marth stewart's new craft line. the cover has chipboard letters by heidi swapp and rub-on letters from american crafts. and, of course, the bottom edges are cut with fiskars decorative edged scalloped and pinking scissors.
the album is about rupert's 31st birthday party, dubbed :: eat your age in meat party. there are only eight pages in it 'cause i didn't want to overwhelm myself with my first attempt at a mini-album. i totally loved the process and i can see why so many people are into mini-books these days. i can definitely see myself making more of these, especially for vacation/trip pictures and events with lots of photos. my next task will be making a mini-album of my sister's graduation pictures and our photos from hawaii.
the bonus with this album is that i actually got rupert to journal in it too. i made it for him, and it's about him, so i figured he better put in his two cents' worth as well. that's his handwriting on the left. it's nice to be able to share your crazy hobby with your spouse. :)