Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Top Ten Mini Album & {1/6/09 winner}


And the winner of the 50 sheets of 8.5x11 Bazzill cardstock is:

***Anouk***
January 6, 2009 8:22am

Congratulations!! Send me your contact info (name, shipping address and e-mail) - and I'll ship your cardstock out right away!!

Thank you all, once again, for all the wonderful comments. It's seems like we all are blessed to have lots to scrap about!

And now - another album - of the mini variety. . .

The kids and I made this little one for father's day 2007. After seeing a similar mini album on a message board - I lucked upon a deck of circle-shaped playing cards in the dollar spot at Target (and when I say "lucked upon" I really mean that I dove into the bin, scooped up 10 decks of cards and scanned the aisle with my 'stink eye' to make sure no was moving in on my treasures - I mean, after all - I can make 4 albums/deck - making each one only $o.25 - why, I can make a mini album for everyone I know {squeal}. . . Oh, and to answer your question, I still have 9 and 3/4 decks in my drawer). These particular cards had a picture of Homer Simpson on the back saying "doh" - fitting, wouldn't you say?? Anyway, I thought it would be nice to involve the kids in this gift - what else can make a grandparent melt where they stand??





















Process: I started by asking my children their favorite things about their papa - then printed their quotes out on cardstock, cut them into strips - and then into individual words (rocket science I tell ya).


Now, enter yet another Basic Grey paper pack (Vagabond, I think?). I simply put adhesive on the Homer Simpson part of the cards (ace through 10 of hearts) - and then slapped them all down on the patterned paper. Next, just cut around the cards - and sand off the excess.
The kids got to pick out cardstock colors they thought matched the patterned paper - and then got to use the circle punch (which I found was quite a treasure for a 3 and 5 year old - who knew??). Then, they each got to glue down the circles onto the cards that would host their pictures.


Speaking of pictures - I have all my digital photos stored by category (a la Stacy Julian) - and one of those files is "Favorite Pictures". For this project I made an index print from all the photos in that file and printed them out on 8x10 photo paper. I cut out the pictures, leaving a small border, and let the kids match up which picture went with which card (alternating of course - I mean, let's be fair).


Next, the kids got to run their pictures through that little "x" shaped xyron sticker maker - along with all the words from their quotes. Then, momma got to place them all down (with their direction of course). And, lastly, the kids got to raid the ribbon stash (only the neutrals. . . I'm not crazy) and each got to pick a few that I then glued down on some of the cards.


And, saving the best part for last - we all used the crop-a-dile to punch the hole (and we have a rule around here. . . anytime this tool is being used - said user must crow like a rooster and scream "crooooop-a-doodle-dooooooo"). Well, actually, that particular rule originated that time a friend and I were cropping, way, way too late (you know, when everything you say is absolutely pee-in-your-pants hilarious??) - yeah, good times, good times. Oh - and I also think it's funny to make my kids crow for scrapping privileges. Ahem, then we assembled the cards together with a jump ring and tied on a few more ribbons.


We did the whole thing off-and-on in an afternoon - and much fun was had by all (I didn't even have to bring out the "stink eye" to get them to cooperate)!


And, back to that favorite pictures file? Well, I thought I'd include one with every post - just to make me smile. This particular gem was taken when Kate was 2. Up until this point I was using a point and shoot digital - and always wound up with very blurry pictures of my kids - or pictures taken two seconds after the picture I was going for. Anyway, a co-worker loaned me a digital SLR for the weekend (crazy, right) - and I took 400+ pictures in two days. It was then and there that I knew it must be mine - well, not actually my co-worker's camers - but you get where I'm going. So, back to the picture - this is my absolute favorite picture of Kate - and I don't even know why - it just makes me smile (maybe it's those beautiful lips, or her eyes, or the curl, or her elfin-like ear sticking out). On a side note - this picture also makes my friend smile (read: make fun of me) - because I have used this picture in about 20 or so projects.


Picture needed for a frame? Check.
Picture needed for a layout? Check.
Picture needed for a cirlce album? Check.
Picture needed for a mini-album? Check.
Picture needed for the front of the mini-album? Check.
Picture needed for a grandparent gift? Check.
Picture needed for an altered initial for daddy? Check.
My tendency to not know when to stop? Double check.




And once again, thank you to all of you who endured this post to the end. I mean, not just skimmed it - but really read it - you know, drank in its essence and let it simmer in your mind. {screeeeech} Yeah - kidding. But, if you DID make it through - then I think that deserves another blog giveaway. How about another 50 sheets of 12x12 Bazzill cardstock. Too much? Is there such a thing as too much cardstock? {shudder} No, I think a 50-pack is just perfect! Just leave a comment about how cute my daughter is (ahem) I mean about other ideas for mini-albums that can be created in an afternoon (theme, what size, kids involved? - that sort of thing). That way we can continue to inspire each other with our awesomeness!
The winner of the cardstock pack will be chosen and announced on Thursday's post.


Blessings,
Vicki

Romans 12:17-18 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. . . . Do your part to live in peace with everyone.

81 comments:

TeresaWhite1054 said...

Well, not a mini album, but something else I have considered making recently is a book mark! I know it could turn out beautiful with ribbons at the top, some cute stamps, fun and creative sayings...
As for a mini album, I've considered doing one of my 6 month olds daily "routine" his first smile of the day, his bath, his play time, nap time, our daily (well when I do it) walk/stop at the park, his dinner, in his pj's and him going to sleep. I just dont want to ever miss a moment with him...
As I'm sure you feel the same way about your beautiful girl! She's just got classic beauty!

mitch1066 said...

A BORED DAY ALBUM FEATURING ALL THE THINGS KIDS FIND TO DO ON A BORING DAY.A SILLY ALBUM,SILLY FACES AND SILLY THINGS THE KIDS DO AND SAY:)

mep1013 said...

Ok, I said yesterday that I wasn't going to start another project until I finished my youngest's ABC book that is a few years late. Now you show me this wonderful round mini album and I know I have to do one for my Little Leaguer with all his pix from his first All Star game. Each page could be a variation of a baseball. He would love it.

Not only that, but I will have to do one for my little hockey player with all the pix from the Mites Jamboree. Of course the round shape could be the puck and the front cover could be the puck with their logo on it.

Seriously, thank you so much. I will have to get busy because these are the types of birthday gifts my boys still enjoy!

So many projects, so little time.

scraphappy4067 said...

I would love to see a tutorial for the exploding box mini album!

Great job on your blog and your daughter is just beautiful!

Bart and Cindy said...

Your daughter is so cute!!!
I'm thinking about making a mini album from old cds. The subject will be my 3 year old granddaughter. She just started taking dance classes. She is taking ballet and tap. I've made mini albums out of the cds before of our Mexico trips. Thanks for a chance to win!
Cindy D

Peggy said...

What a wonderful blog this is turning out to be!!! So far, I've only made regular 12x12 LO's and haven't felt the need to do anything else, but seeing that mini-album of yours is making me rethink that decision ... My husband would love something like that, and so would my parents. Great how you got your kids to cooperate!!! And my girls already love to scrap, so that wouldn't be the problem. But, like I've said, I haven't really thought about a project like that in the past, so I can't give any suggestions right away ... I'll have to sleep on this one and get back to you. In the meantime, I'm loving the suggestions so far, so keep 'm coming!!!
xxx Peggy

PS. Your daughter is a real cutie!! Couldn't leave without telling you that now could I LOL?

Kel said...

That cute little album would be a great Valentine gift from the boys to their daddy. My 3 yr old also loves punches and glue sticks. Momma would have to help the 1 yr old. Thanks for sharing your idea! Better get to Target tomorrow for some V-day goodies...

java_jenny said...

This is such a fabulous idea - it would be great for a gift! You know how hard it is to know what to make for the men in our lives...This would be a great for Father's day! And of course your children are too cute!!! :) Thanks for this inspiring idea!

Perky Nihilist said...

My three boys (12,11 and 10) still get a kick out of making an Altoids tin albums. You choose a color of cardstock you like and trim it to as tall as the tin. Then accordion fold the paper so that it fits inside the tin. You can add pictures, round the corners, write notes - the sky's the limit.

Then you decorate the outside of the tin. It's a fun, quick project.

My youngest keeps his ipod and library card in such a tin and carries it with him everywhere.

That pic of Kate is CUTE. What an amazing shot.

Laura T. said...

What a great mini-album and your daughter is just adorable!

kat said...

I think a cute album for kids would be the foam hearts they sell in bulk at M's during the Valentines holiday. Punch holes with your cropadile, decorate with other foam stickers, glitter and maybe puff paint (though I dont think my kids are patient enough to wait for the puff paint to dry, lol). BTW your daughter is a little cutie!

kat

Nancy L said...

Loved the mini-album. With Valentine's day coming up as the next 'scrappy' holiday, how about a mini-album with Valentine's theme or even just card idea?

Anonymous said...

I have started to do smaller albums even though I am a 12 X 12 fan in order to actually get albums done and given to happy recipients rather than making them wait for me to have the time to finish a big album. 6 X 6 isn't exactly "mini" but with a paper kit one can be completed rapidly and I do that size for scrapping events. I've made a couple of true "minis" using "10 Things I love about..." mini albums from CK, I believe. I don't know if they still sell them, but they had them for spouses, parents, children, etc. I did a "mom" and a "husband" one. You could do one without the little album by just making your own. My elderly mom loves hers and re-reads it and shows it off and my husband was very pleased to get his last Valentine's Day. You brainstorm and make up the list of 10 things, and then try to find pics to go along, rather than how you usually start with the pics. For my mom's, I wrote that I loved that she picked such a great Daddy for me, that she always smells nice, that she came from a wonderful Christian family that gave me a great heritage of Faith, etc. The 10 things format would work for other things like "10 things that make me laugh, 10 things that make me happy, 10 things I've learned about life," etc. Mini albums are a great way to scrapbook with pretty much instant gratification for you and the lucky recipient of your album.

Rachel said...

Your mini-album is adorable...almost as cute as that little girl!!!

A girl can never have too much cardstock...thanks for the chance to win!

Renata Pacheco said...

Vicki, your daughter is really, really, really cute!!!
I did a circle mini-album with CDs and DVDs. You can see it here: http://scrapparty.blogspot.com/2008/12/presente-de-amigo-secreto.html. It's an idea to recycle some stuff!

Lucy Chesna said...

love the mini album...great blog and a girl can never have to much cardstock..lol

heathero said...

I think a mini over a holiday would work well. Like christmas or a bday !!!

HeidiK said...

I absolutely LOVE the mini album. If only I could be that creative. Thank you for sharing and I love the blog!

magentals said...

Wow, people are leaving some great ideas. I think that is a neat little album for Mom's to have. That way when that cute child is older and doesn't want to give Mom any hugs or kisses, we can pull out that album and remember that they really are sweet and loving kids who got bigger. It would also be nice when you just need something to make you smile. My ds can always make me smile. Your daughter is precious.


Lori

duffercat said...

Wow, what a great idea. I have a lot of coasters that I need to use and this would be a great idea for those also. Don't you just LOVE bin diving at Target? lol

Thank you.

Pamela Jane said...

With Valentine's Day approaching, wouldn't it be fun to make a candy-red/pink/lavender cardstock tag book, with a cover date, to collect all the exchanged valentine cards from school? If there is one of those paper school yearbooks, you could cut out the children's photos to put with each card. Then add word strips to identify and remember who had the best smile, the strongest arm, etc.

Your daughter is really cute! :)

Angela L. said...

Love your blog and creative ideas! That is such an awesome lil' album..... I agree with the other ladies that your daughter is just beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to share and inspire us...

Cindy said...

Your album is adorable. So is your daughter, love those cheeks. I am not that creative so I usually do bag books with variations. I stick in CD's for a page and also do file folders cut down to fit. I even have included an index card. I stick these inbetween the bags. I would love to figure out how to make a small album that you could stick all of those wallet photos everyone gets and gives you. I mean there is only so much room in a wallet but do not want to lose any so I am always looking for a nice place to stick them and a small book would be great if you can come up with one.

Thanks
Cindy

Anna said...

Your daughter is adorable!!!
and I love the mini album...it would be great for an older child or if younger help from mom...to do for their school classroom with pictures of each classmate and a little info about them. This would certainly be a keeper. :)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

She is totally adorable...I really like the "one week" or "one day" album where you document everything in one day or week...even the "boring" stuff and it looks so neat all together!

Huntress said...

Your daugher IS adorable - and what a great album!

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FibreJunky said...

I think a little album about all your 4-legged children - which is something I did for my mom several years ago.

Your daughter really is darling. She makes me long for the days when my children were that small. Enjoy it now. Too soon they become teenagers. At least my younger ones still like to help me craft.

Peggy said...

your daughter is adorable! I love seeing mini albums on girly day to day things. they don't stay this stage for long (ask me how I know!) so enjoy the moment!

Scrap Jaci said...

Your daughter is adorable! I love her smile! I am suggesting a day in her life album. From the time she gets up to the time she goes to bed...and all of the oh so important things that a little one does in their busy day, right down to the bubbly bath! And thanks for a chance to win. (Don't tell anyone but I have never experienced Bazzill cardstock before, so maybe I will be lucky)

Lorabele said...

I love love love mini albums. I've started making one of each season, and then I leave it on the coffee table as a decoration during that season. It's so easy to go out and take a few nature pictures and then put together a mini album. I'm working on my winter one right now, in fact!

Love your blog, and your daughter is adorable. :-)

KrazyKathy said...

I'm going to start a Christmas mini album in the shape of a round ornament. If I start now it might be done by Christmas 2009 or 2010

Gerbear said...

You are right there is something captivating about that pic. As for ideas about mini albums- I have been working on the star album and the old cd's albums. Kinda behind the times I guess.

Erica Hettwer said...

Your daughter is stinkin' cute! And I mean really stinkin' cute!

I know what you mean about overusing a photo. I've got a couple of little man that I just LOVE and they wind up on everything! :D

Alesha said...

I am starting a 12-month album, a little peek into lives each month of the year. I just love mini-albums.

R. Toynbee said...

I just saw an idea for a book mark that you slide in and out of a sleeve that has a window. On the bookmark you put pictures of your child's school work....you know the ones that are cute but you have no way of keeping. I'd like to make a couple for each of my kids!!

Rhoda said...

My other favorite is the folding mini book that was made by Creek Bank Creations. I have a "Brag Book" made from one that I made in a class. Pics of my kids. I made another for my MIL. Need to make 2 more...one for each of the Aunts :)

Gayle said...

Yes, your daughter truly is beautiful!!! I love to make mini albums using envelopes as my pages. I have a ton of envelopes that I have bought for nothing at card shops. It seems that they end up with too many envelopes, especially large colored envelopes. I love putting them together and using different things as my album covers. It is fun to tuck pages into the envelopes. I love making mini scrapbooks because you can finish them in such fast time. Instant gratification.

Love you blog,
Gayle
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Andi said...

I made a mini album for one of my children and gave it to him on his birthday. He loved it. I think the circular shape would be perfect to make an album for one of my other children.

I also wanted to mention that I love the Bible verse you have at the bottom of your post.

X-tina said...

Lovin' the blog!!!

The album would make a cute gift!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Renae Palmer said...

I have made several mini albums with my DD's GS troops, a weekend camp, and at a parent/daughter book club out of lunch paper bags. You just fold them in half. You can glue the flaps and the openings close or leave open to hide journaling, etc. To bind it you can hole punch and tie with ribbon or use the bind it all system to punch evenly spaced wholes. Again use ribbonor the binding that comes with the bind it all. The girls come up with some really cute design ideas. I really enjoy seeing the huge variety of the finished product. A 50 pack of bazzil paper would make a lot of these scrap books (hint hint). Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Sonia said...

Your daughter is a cutie!
I think a fun album idea would be an album using cd's... It seems you always get those cd's in the mail that you just hoard up, so why not turn them into something fun! Ive made a couple and they turned out darling. Plus because its plastic its a nice hard surface to work on and keeps the album in good shape because its sturdy.

lynnfrompgh said...

Okay....first off your daughter is a baby doll!!

2nd...great idea for your mini album and cute as can be. Love all the other suggestions given too.

3rd I have another idea to share.
I was @ Chili's(restaurant)during the summer months during a slow lunch time. I made friends with some of the wait staff & asked if I might take some of the beverage coasters. When I told them I was making mini albums with them they literally gave me oh 'bout 50 of them. Various sizes but enough to make @ least 10-12 mini albums.
They had a hundred questions and thought my idea was super cool. I plan to help our G Scout troop members make mini's for Valentine's Day.

Really enjoy your blog!

Tammy H. said...

I made a mini accoridian style album of Christmas decorations and traditions we use at our home. It was fun and fast and used a belly band to hold it together. I also made a tag book for my husband on our 25th anniversary. I loved it and so did he!
Would love to win some Bazzil so I can try it out. I don't have any.

Michele said...

What a cute mini-album idea. The target $1 spot is one of my favorite spots to shop. While I haven't tried much in the way of mini albums my next project is going to be a mini-acrylic album for our pictures from Sea World from last summer.

Anonymous said...

Your daughter is a beauty. I am playing with the idea of making a small album featuring the dogs my Mom and Dad have had - it will be a gift for them just for being them. I'm doing this because we found pictures of our dog with our son while they were growing up and my Mom and Dad couldn't wait to see them. Cathy N

HL0517 said...

that's an adorable picture of your daughter. How about a 2009 year in review mini-book. I started mine so that each month I just have to add a picture and a quick note about what we did.

madelineas said...

I can see why that is your favorite picture, she is just adorable. Love your little album too.

Kris with a K said...

She is adorable....I would use that photo for everything too! And I love to make mini albums...I just finished a 6x6 acrylic of my 3 kids in Halloween costumes over the years. I also have one for each of the kids with photos of them with teachers from K-5. Love them.

St├ęphanie said...

Your mini album is just perfect.It's really different from what i have seen until now for a man /dad gift. Even if they are pretty young, I think it must have been a really touching gift for dad to get from his kiddos,all their thoughts and love for him. I love it.
Looking at your daughter picture makes me think of a juicy strawberry....with her rosy cheeks and lips, she is just so full of life and so adorable. Lucky you.

Pierce Productions said...

That has got to be one of the most ADORABLE little albums I've ever seen & it looks like it was pretty easy to put together. Very creative!

*mindi* said...

this year i baked and took pictures of one new cookie recipe each month. I plan to spend about 1 day putting the pictures and recipes together into a little mini album, along with our family's "cookie review" for each one. :)

I don't know that I'll let the little ones help with the album, but they did help with almost every cookie that we made. :)

If it helps me win, I'll let your BEAUTIFUL little girl help me. wink wink. ;)

Cynthia B. said...

You know I saw those cards at Target and thought they were so cute, but would never have thought to make anything as CUTE as this! Awesome project!
Now to comment - your daughter is real cute. ;)
And - mini-albums. Truthfully, I don't do them much - still trying to keep up w/ ou family and kids' school albums. But - one on my to-do list is making an album of our holiday traditions, including all the Xmas decos we put up. I just recently bought a little album from the Target $ spot - it's got fall colors on the spine, but it would be so cute to start capture those memories! And matching paper at the $ spot, to boot. (What a bargain, can't beat it!)

Stephanie said...

My favorite mini book idea is to use different tags and different size pieces of cardstock or even the pics themselves and punch a whole through it and put it on a ring. I made one for my dad recently and he just loved it (he cried).

Lisa said...

I LOVE all the children pictures. They are just to cute and they look like hams! lol

Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Lisa from Michigan
http://risalenee.blogspot.com

ShannonB said...

I like to do mini albums whenever I get back from a trip. I always take my camera along and take hundreds of photos. Usually I have so many, I can do a mini album for each place we visit. I also collect any brochures or other information available.

Sue Bone said...

She is cute LOL. A numbers album or an ABC album would be cute too with the circular playing cards.

Or a first 10 years using ace to 10

andrea f. said...

I have a mini album of one ordinary day. It's fun to look at and remember just a simple day in our life. Just a little 6x6 album.

Love the blog and your daughter is very cute :D

Dixie said...

I just love your little book. I may have to try that one day. How about words of advice for your children.

Miss Kathy said...

My only mini album so far has been of my new grandson..birth to 1 month old. My first acrylic album too. Love the "card" idea. Recently bought, at Target, a package of 3 photo albums that I thought my granddaughter and her friends could use as mini albums. With a photo on 1 side and journaling, embelies and bling on the other.

Love that photo of your daughter. She's cute as a button!

Lisa said...

I love mini-albums that are a snippet of life. A month, a vacation, a special event. Simple design, simple paper, pictures and journaling.

Your daughter is so adorable!

Lillian said...

I'm currently making a mini-album for my in-laws with photos from the first time my daughter went sailing with them. In fact, I should be working on it right now....

TAGYN said...

I think your daughter is adorable!!!
I am thinking of doing a mini album along the lines of a 365 project but cutting in short by doing only one month and then maybe the kids will be more interested in looking at it.

Tessa said...

I think a cute mini album would be for your child's teacher - pics from throughout the year or each child or something!

Rebecca said...

Your daughter is SO stinkin' cute!!!

As far as a mini album-- I made one recently for my husbands birthday entitled, "The Best Daddy Ever" and included only pictures of him with the kids and journaled about why he makes such a great father and all the things I can tell my kids love about him.

Sheri G said...

I think this would make a great thank you album for a soccer coach. Each child could make a page for the coach and yes your daughter is beautiful :)

Elaine said...

First of all that post would not have been nearly as entertaining without your commentary - so yes I did read it all. ALL i said... And yes, that little pink cheeked babe is a doll...I love little babies and I think you could put her on a page with nothing but a big fat kiss! Perfect for a Valentine page! Oh, and for the record, 50 sheets of Bazzill would make me feel like it was Valentine's day whether I had a sweetheart or not!

lauren said...

Your girl is beautiful! Lovely photo. Ahem. I like the photo mini albums that simple scrapbooks has been show casing lately. I would get a small 4x6 1up album, put a photo on one side and decorated paper and/or journaling on the other! You truly could scrap 100 photos in an afternoon if you stuck to it!

just jennifer said...

I'm pretty much a through-and-through 12 by 12 scrapper and I love my cardstock! Me and my cs can't be parted!

KNeder said...

What a beautiful little girl! Love the little elf-look!

I'm planning on making a mini-album about how much I love to ride my bicycle with old CD's - are they acid-free??? Now I have to get other people to take pictures of me...

Thanks for the great blog - I got turned on to it by Cathy Z - I'm really enjoying it! Karen

Heather Leigh said...

I did the same type of album for my dad this past father's day from all the grand kids and each little page had a pic of Papa with each kid...and those that were old enough wrote their own reasons ... gotta love that 7 year old handwriting!

and your daughter's a doll!

AniB said...

Your daughter is absolutely adorable. The last mini album I made (ok, I'm not done yet) was all about December 2008 and was in the shape of a tag (thanks for the template Cathy Z). I love mini albums, because I can put them together so quickly. And, I love cardstock even more and would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

stampwithclara said...

Very cute mini album! Boy that Target dollar spot has all kind of potential doesn't it.... great use of those round playing cards. Well I may just have to make a mini album of my daughter in all her various dress up outfits - a totally girly bling'ed up mini-album. How cute would that be?

DebbiB said...

You must be very proud of your cutie! That is such a perfect photo - I have several of my daughter that keep showing up on my pages, too!
Mini album ideas are not on my mind - I have done a couple, but I didn't enjoy them too much. This is not to say I won't do another one, but that I have no experience or ideas to draw from... :(
Awesome blogging, but you're going to get broke giving away all that cardstock!!

Katherine said...

Birthday mini albums like this are super cute. Minis also would work for a special event or activity. Our most recent 'special activity' was going to play mini golf. Mini album for mini golf. Hmmmmm...hadn't noticed that one before! LOL!

Oh! Your daughter is *adorable*!! : )

Amanda said...

Just heard about your blog from cathy z. So glad to find you! Great ideas! (Good laughs too!)

I'm new to mini albums so I don't have any great ideas to share. But your daughter sure is darling!

Catherine said...

Covering notepads for little gifts - easy, to do, just measure the height of your pad x 2 plus enough to fold over the edges and a 1/2" to 3/4" in over the top, cut to the width of your pad, apply adhesive to the back of pad and cover like a matchbook - the cover helps keep it clean in your purse. You can get fancy and embellish for a pretty desk pad.

mommyof2cutegirls said...

am I too late to post...I don't see a Thurs post yet...oh well. Worth it. And I read every word...

Hollie Custer said...

Well, I hope I'm part of the "everyone you know" category, because that would just melt my heart!! j/k :D Hey sweetie, just stopping by to read up on your blog. You know, since you live all the way in Indy, I would LOOOOVE to see some photos of where you create! Even though I hope to visit you there some day, the suspense is killing me! I need a preview! Well, I love the blog, I love love LOVE the mini album, and of course much love to you, Matt, Sam & Katie! Miss you guys! <3

Tracey said...

Looks like you could complete alot albums in a sitting and they can all be alike or they could be different.

Jennifer said...

She is too cute!! I like to do tag albums of vacations. I use the Close To My Heart albums and love them!! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome cardstock!!

Dixie Lee said...

Cardstock is the backbone of my art supplies and my favorite scrapbook supply.

Love the photo. That one is a priceless keeper.