Thursday, February 9, 2012

What I Love About My Family Mini Album

We are celebrating "Love" over on the Imaginisce blog this week.  They asked me to create a mini album and at first I was going to do a hubby love album, then a coupon book for the hubs, then a coupon book for the kids but I finally landed on creating something that I could use to capture what I love about each family member. 

Apparently I am on a kick right now of re-purposing packaging materials. First it was the red packaging that I used on the Friends Make the Best Accessories card for Imaginisce, then it was the die-cut packaging from the Little Yellow Bicycle Paradise Cycling Team loot and now I am using the packaging from the Imaginisce Sole Sisters chipboard stickers.  I used the same technique as I did for the LYB mini I posted HERE on Tuesday but this time I added a journaling prompt - "what i love about you".

I've made a FREE DOWNLOADABLE TEMPLATE for you to use if you wish to use my journaling prompt on a layout, mini or anything else.  Here's what I created with it.
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 Supplies: Imaginisce Sole Sisters Collection; Imaginisce i-rock and black glam rocks; Journaling Prompt by Me - Yours Truly.

Here's a couple of the girl pages up close

Here's how I created this mini:
  1. I printed my journaling template on 8.5x12 white cardstock.
  2. I stacked my 5 pages on top of each other and trimmed away each edge so that the last page would cover the length of the packaging (approx 11") and each one that I laid on top of the other would be shorter so I could easily flip through the pages.
  3. Once I lined them up how I wanted them, I added a cover (black houndstooth) and then folded over the top flap of the packaging, covered it with the pretty flower stem paper and stitched it all together with my sewing machine.
  4. Next, I added my photos and used papers that best suited the personality of each family member. 
  5. Now all I have to do is figure out what I love about them. I'll just make something up if I can't think of anything.  Just kidding. They are my world and I am sure I will run out of room with all I will want to write.
Okay, so click HERE to download of my journaling template. I hope you enjoy creating with it.  Oh and make sure to visit the Imaginisce blog. They have a couple of giveaways going on this week. Thanks for stopping by today.


Diana Fisher said...

Amazing!!! I just love how clean and crisp this is even will all those busy papers. Stunning, hun! :)

Diana Waite said...

this is totally FANTASTIC! I love the whole idea and it's just GORGEOUS too! :)