Wednesday, April 13, 2011

family mini book

I've decided it's time to share a mini album. I know, I's not a layout, but I am counting it nonetheless because it is photos out of the box (or off the disc) and putting them with pretty papers and embellishments.

The base of my mini are Papertrey Ink Coasters. As soon as I got my package of coasters I knew I wanted to make a mini!! I knew they would be great for die cutting shapes, but I thought they'd be the perfect size for a project like this!!

I covered the individual coasters with patterned paper from the Paper Doll line by The Girls' Paperie. I trimmed off any excess and around the corners. Then I sanded the edges to make everything nice and smooth. I punched all my binding holes next, with my Bind-It-All. Then I went to town decorating each page and adding photos. I decided to use the professional photos my sister had sent me from time to time as her kids have grown. I wanted to get those pics out of frames, and since they had a family photo taken this past Christmas, I thought that photo would be a great way to end this mini book.

Some un-traditional crafty goodness: Crepe Paper!!

And doily's too!!

Photos by Life Touch and JCPenney Studios.

This is a much better shot of the "junk bow" ala Margie Romney-Aslett. LOVE the junk bows!! You'll be seeing more of thse that's for sure! GREAT way to use up those scraps of ribbon that I just can't toss!!

I love looking at this mini!! I love seeing how quickly my neice and nephew have grown over the years!! They grow so fast!!

Thanks for stopping by!!