6 x 6 minialbum | materials album (American Crafts) + patterned paper, chipboard shapes, die-cuts, metal clip, stickers, buttons (Basic Grey) + journaling die-cut (Anna Griffin) + cardstock (American Crafts) + alphabet stickers (American Crafts, Chatterbox) + punches (Marvy Uchida, EK Success)
A Note from Donna
Last fall my husband and I decided to take the boys apple picking. Neither of us had ever been before and we thought it would be a fun activity to do together as a family. We were right; everyone had a great time on our "adventure.”
Immediately after our trip I did make one layout for each of my sons using my favorite photos of them, but I knew that I wanted to make something – a layout, a mini-album – that would document the whole story. In the end, I obviously chose to make a mini-album. I bought this 6 x 6 album some time ago and decided it would be the perfect fit for this project since it would allow me to print out all of my photos the same size, 4 x 6 and it would accommodate them whether they were portrait or landscape orientation. I also decided to keep my design choices simple by using just one line, my favorite fall collection from last year, Basic Grey’s Pyrus. As for the journaling, some might think that making journaling strips is a lot of work, but since I use them so often the process really is second nature to me now. I simply typed them all out at once, then printed, trimmed and adhered them to my already made pages. The very last page of this album includes a pocket with a map of the farm we visited and two coloring pages that the boys made at lunch after we left the farm. Altogether this was a relatively quick and easy project and now we have a complete account of our day.
Get more mini-inspiration from other members of the collective by visiting February’s gallery, Mad for Minis. It is absolutely loaded with amazing ideas for mini-albums and beyond!