Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mini Albums can be QUICK and EASY!

Take a little photo shoot with some Christmas accessories and a few supplies and you can have a quick and easy gift or remembrance of a Holiday.

I just love putting together a mini album. I love that it is usually centered around one theme or occasion and it doesn't have to have a whole lot of photos to still pack the "wow" factor.
I started with a very simple paper mache' accordian album by Melissa Frances. All of my supplies were from my I Am A Scrapaholic November club kit. I love kit clubs because someone else has done all of the work to put supplies together that match and go together. All I need to do now is sit down and use them.
I wanted this album to be very simple in style so I used a large photo for each fold in the accordian. Then I only had to add one piece of patterned paper to each fold, adding the photo on top of that. I kept the front very simple with mostly my photo being the focus.
My main decoration is the first, inside page. The chipboard snowflake was coated with Platinum Stickles and I put a swath of white paint on the patterned paper so that my rhinestone word, Wonder, would show up against the patterned paper.
I didn't want any journaling but I did use alphabet stickers and some rub-on accents to be my finishing touches on the pages.

Thank you for visiting Pursuit Of CraftYness, Linda
Materials list:
4”x6” Paper Mache’ Foldout book/Melissa Frances
Rhinestone word WONDER – KaiserCraft
Patterned papers – SEI Alpine Frost collection
Printed Poinsettia – Making Memories
Glitter alphabet stickers – Making Memories
Glitter flourish sticker – K&Co.
Journaling sticker – American Crafts
Chipboard snowflake – My Little Yellow Bicycle
Platinum Stickles - Ranger
Ric-Rac trim
White paint


DeeDee said...

Oh Linda...what an adorable little sweetie you have there!!! I love this idea and the simplicity of it all!!! TFS!!!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous, Linda! Those pics are fantastic, too.

resmith said...

This is a great idea. Love the pictures you added what an adorable little one!!

Miki said...

This is so adorable Linda! The pictures are just precious and I love how up put the book all together. Beautiful!

Julia said...

What a beautiful album Linda..but the pictures are priceless!!!

Anabelle said...

I LOVE this Linda! He is getting so big and is just adorable!

Stacey S said...

This is an awesome idea and I just love how you did the whole album! Gorgeous shots, too!