Everyone on Facebook, okay will probably not everyone since not everyone papercrafts, but everyone who papercrafts...well probably not everyone who papercrafts since some of them don't do mini albums...okay a few folks, were talking about Michaels having some 6x6 mini albums for like a fantastic price. My friend Carmen, who also tends to be my personal shopper, made a trip to Michaels to pick me up a few...okay more like 12 or something *okie suddenly remembers she owes Carmen some cards for that trip* because I knew I had some 6x6 pads that came in the Webster's Pages warehouse sale boxes and I thought those would be great for the projects.
Since that time I was organizing, as we all know I do frequently, and found that I have quite a few 6x6 pads! I have Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket *okie laughs because she spelled Cricut first and then had to change it*, K & Company, 7 Gypsies, and a few other companies little paper pads. I am not even really sure where they came from since those are not a size I generally buy and I know most of them probably had to come from some very kind people who sent them to me. I did some basic math and I think in order to use up all the pads I only need about 286 more of the mini albums and I will have all the 6x6 pads gone! I might have exaggerated a little here but I do know I am able to get at least 3 mini albums out of one of the stacks and that includes extra for matting pictures and dressing up the pages.
This is really slow going for me because for some reason I am crafting slow this week. I think I am still trying to unwind from all the Valentine cards I did.
Here is the cover I did night before last and last night I almost completed the inside pages. Maybe I can get this one and another one done over the weekend.
I have made quite a few mini-albums over the years and I don't have not one to show for it. I always think I am going to keep one for myself and then wonder what I would do with it since I have scrapbooks full of pictures and I prefer big pages over little ones. I do think mini-albums are great gifts for folks who don't scrapbook but have a few pictures they would like to keep in a special place.
How many of ya'll do mini-albums?? Go ahead...discuss....
I do make a lot of mini albums also - I always think I can finish them much faster than my full size scrapping, but for some reason they can take a long time - I think I get bored and want to get on to another project so I put the mini albums aside instead of just finishing them!! LOL! BUT, it is great therapy so it doesn't really matter, does it?ReplyDelete
I have done a few, but prefer 12x12 scrapbooks. Your work is so beautiful and it makes me think I "might" want to make another mini!ReplyDelete
I bounce from thing to thing also. Mostly I do 12x12's but I did an 8x8 for each of my kids containing one picture per page of each birthday from birth through age 21. I gave it to them for their 22nd bday gift. (Okay, I'll be honest, maybe a little later, like 2 years on one of them...) The reason it took me a while is that I made 2 exact books because I knew they would need to pry it out of my hands, and this way, I got to keep one...(I have 3 kids so this was a little bit of a project) Anyhow, I also have done certain "events" as a small book. I used my cricut to cut house shaped pages to make a book of every house my hubby and I have ever lived in from birth to present. (Luckily neither of us moved a whole lot as kids :)) Anywhoo--possibilities are endless on the mini's, have fun!ReplyDelete
I've done only a few and have given them as gifts, it takes me forever to scrap and I have an even harder time trying to do something without pictures. Even though I keep everything simple I never think I have enough embellishments! Your projects are alsways so well coordinate.ReplyDelete
I have made several mini books. I think my favorite one that I did was my zoo one. If you'd like to see it, let me know and I'll post the pics for youReplyDelete
It's funny you should mention it. I decided I'm going to make mini-album size Christmas recipie books to give the ladies at my Christmas party this year. I have one finished and am working on the next. Just 3 more to go after this one I'm working on. I look forward to seeing what all you've done to give me more ideas. You always have such GREAT projects !ReplyDelete
I have made several mini books (mostly shaped ones) but love my 12x12 scrapbooks as I am able to include so many more pictures!!! Would love to see more of your mini books for inspiration!!!!!ReplyDelete
So cute! Being more of a card-maker than a scrapper, I have NEVER tried to make a mini-album. Looks like fun, and maybe I need to try this. Thanks for the inspiration. BethAnn M.ReplyDelete
Wow, good ideas for mini books! I have only ever made one 8x8 for a grandparent gift. They loved it, so I should do it more!ReplyDelete
I love all of the layering on the cover and the cute little chairs. Are those stamps? Anyway, in answer to your question. While I admire the mini albums that others make, no mini albums for this girl. Not enough scrappy real estate to work with. I don't like doing ATCs either for the very same reason. Give me a good old-fashioned 12 x 12 layout any day!ReplyDelete
I like 12 x 12 because I never can decide what pictures to leave out. I have a few occasions that I only have a few pic from that I would like to try a mini.ReplyDelete
Love to make mini albums!ReplyDelete
Your projects are amazing and always seem to inspire me. I love the way you integrate so many different elements into your designs. Please post the finished product for us to see - and motivate us to keep on crafting!!ReplyDelete
I have not made any mini albums, But I did buy the chipboard albums from Michaels 2 years go. They were having a sale, they were .50.
I could not believe it so I bought at least 12. I think they have a lot of promise. Yours is very pretty, love he colors! TFS