During Shimelle's Explore class this summer, our final assignment involved working on a task that had been put off. I selected a mini album for my Mother. Originally I was going to do a 12x12 Heritage album. I'm ashamed to say that was about 10 years ago. I did 4 pages. Then about 18 months ago I decided on a mini album and purchased a pretty chipboard album and set aside a paper collection. I began adding ribbons and things but that was as far as it got.
During the final week of Explore class, I selected the photos. Having done my parents 50th a few years ago I had lots of photos scanned. The challenge was deciding which to use.
So now I'm making the commitment to get this album done by Christmas. I could knock it out in a few days but I confess, I just don't like to do mini albums. And a heritage version is harder still. Why? I guess it is because I don't know what to journal and there is sort of a reverence to old photos that I just can't seem to get past. Anyway, I'm doing the album with some of my own journaling but with lots of spots for Mother to make some notes. I want this to be a surprise so I can't interview her.
My first two pages are shown above. I dived into the middle with photos that are printed in the right size. To be able do do that, I went back to the way I used to do all my scrapbooking, laying out the pages on blank paper.
For this mini, the album has varying size pages. I measure them and cut scrap paper those size - one piece for each side of chipboard. I numbered the pages and spread them out on the bed. Then I started playing with photos to decide what went where. I've placed them all in a folder so I can just extract the pages I want to work on together. If I do 2 a week, I'll make it without any problem.
|This picture of my parents by the car is the only one made on their wedding day. They couldn't afford a photographer.|
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Ingredients: Album Bo Bunny
DSP: Crate Paper Prudence Collection; Paris and Co 6x6 MME
Ribbon: Webster's Pages
Brad: Stampin' Up! Antique