Sunday, April 28, 2013

Summer Fun 2012

  Hi, everyone! I'm thrilled to share my latest mini album with you today. Do you ever just finish a project and squeal with delight because it turned out exactly the way you hoped it would? (Okay, I'm a big enough perfectionist that this doesn't happen that often.) It sure did this time around!

  I have to say that I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of Simple Stories. I don't use divided page protectors in my scrapping, but the bits and bobs in their collections make awesome mini albums! I use the cut apart pages for tags, mini pages, and journaling spots, and the variety provided in each paper collection makes coordination really ... well, simple.

  For this summer-themed album I used the Summer Fresh collection from Simple Stories, lots of Prima Essentials flowers, buttons from Little Yellow Bicycle, and a few handmade denim goodies. As I always do with my mini albums, I'm about to hit you with way too many pictures. I just can't help myself!

The best part of any mini is the cover, right? This is an envelope mini with five interior pull-out pages. I coil bound it with my Bind-it-All and tied lots of ribbon to the binding for my cat to eat. (Yes, I did say for my cat to eat, which is why all my minis go in a cabinet he hasn't learned to open yet.)

This little faucet handle from Tim Holtz was just TOO PERFECT!!

Here are some of the interior pages:

This page has a flip book with a few photos inside.

I use the cut apart elements that come with the collection as mini pages with room for journaling on the back. (This is Gia's fair face. I'm sure she'll be happy I shared it with you. Love you, sissy! That's why you're in all my minis!)

This page has a vertical strap where all these tags and goodies tuck in. Lots of room for journaling here ... I even had the girls do some of it in their own handwriting. PRECIOUS!

I had to have a good boohoo on this one ... This is the last photo I have of my Grandad. :(

This photo wallet clips onto the page with room for six more photos and journaling.

I love these little mini pages!!

  Thanks so much for stopping by to share in my papercrafting joy today! Now I get to unveil the mini for the family, which is always the best part. :) Have a lovely week, my friends!

1 comment:

  1. I am in love! Such cute pictures with such cute paper! I totally agree with you about SImple Stories! I can't wait to see it in person! Amazing!