Family 2011 Mini Album

Thanks to Blogger's glitches last week, we have a special treat for you today! One more guest post from Grace Tolman! This was scheduled for last Thursday but we are happy to share it today. Be sure to stop by her blog an tell Grace thanks for all the fabulous projects!

Here’s another idea for you…..Mom’s, especially grandmas always love getting photos of their grandkids/family members. So this year, why not give here a mini book that has your family’s photos in it.

Early this year, I was able to finally convince my husband to take the plunge and get a professional photographer take shots of our family. It was definitely one of my happiest days.

A fun note about this mini….for the front and back cover, I used blocks from the box/packaging that my SEI products came in. I just love finding inspiration everywhere!

I covered both cardboard pieces with pattern paper and for the front, I laid more of the lace cardstock. I then added strips of paper, some with punched border and then used my die cut machine to cut a shaped frame for my title.

The felt flowers from the Sunny Day collection added a pop of color to what could’ve been a very subtle front.

I had cut five cardstock pieces to about 5x7” as my inside pages for this minibook. I covered the inside of both cover pages with pattern paper and I made a matt for my cardstock inside pages with pattern paper.

I have a vintage typewriter that I used to type up my journaling here. Love that thing! To lead the eye to the words, I added some buttons from the “Summer brights” embellishment pack. I also inked the edges of the paper blocks.

I then used some of the very pretty White Elegance papers to create a house for my embellishments. I layered two of them for added texture and dimension. To make it, I traced some circles on one paper, cut that then adhered it to another paper then cut out a scallop edge around it.

Here’s a look of the other pages….

I had also use some die cut hearts from the With all my heart pack.

I continued the journaling on the back cover too.

And here’s the look of the back.

And a look at the side view.

So that’s for today. I can’t believe my week long post is coming to a close. Make sure you check out tomorrow for one last project and a giveaway from the generous people of SEI.