Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mini Scrapbook

Generally, when you walk into our home, there is some kind of project going on, big and small. Some projects get finished and some drag on forever. I'm one that likes to get to work, get it done and admire the finished project. I'm not one for specific, laid out plans, but rather a general idea and then a little impulsivity and we're good. My husband, on the other hand, is the King of R & D (Research and Development), which means a project, from start to finish, could take years. However, the final reveal is usually great and without regrets. Anyway....

I like quick projects and crafts that can be completed in less than a week...instant gratification. I used to scrapbook a lot and although I still like the idea of it, the task seems so overwhelming with everyday life right now. To feed the creativity in me, I like to put together small "scrapbooks" to remember certain events and holidays. Here is a book I recently finished to remember the Christmas Holiday Season.

I started by purchasing a chipboard book at Michael's for 50 cents. I then covered each of the pages with paper using coordinating papers from a paper pack. I like things to go together, but not necessarily to match. I suppose you could use Mod Podge to adhere your paper, but I just used a tape runner.

I tied random ribbons and lace in coordinating colors onto the rings...

I printed wallet size photos from this Christmas Season. On the cover of the book is the photo we used on this year's Christmas Card. I also used a circle punch to be able to add even more photos to the book. Other ways to add more pictures is to layer the photos, while only adhering the paper on one end. Then it becomes a book within a book...

On the back cover, I made a sleeve for the extra photos I couldn't fit into the book. The kids really like looking through little books like this. They're just big enough for their little hands and they're a fun way to remember the things we did during a special time.

My sister-in-law and I put together a book like this for my mom for Christmas. It was shaped like a heart and we had each of her grandchildren decorate his/her own heart and then we adhered a picture or two to each heart. Personal and adorable at the same time! You could also use the pages separately to make ornaments as seen here and here.

I'm linking up with Heather today for Life Made Lovely Monday


“A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever.”


Hershey's Moma said...

This is lovely! I especially love the quote that follows as well-

Cherry Tree Lane said...


holly said...

I super love this album! Its beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Thanks Holly! It's so funny that you commented on this today because I just made another one for this year's Christmas pictures. They are fun to make! Thanks for reading and for taking the time to comment!

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