Happy Tuesday everyone! Paula here with your Tuesday dose of Summertime inspiration. If you checked in yesterday you would have seen Monika's wonderful post. Monika is the unofficial queen of mini books here at Write.Click.Scrapbook and I for one, have been very inspired by her many creations.
I had the honor of being the source of inspiration for Monika's mini book that she created for her son who is in the Navy. I love the idea of sending a mini album to someone - I think I'm going to have to create another Monika-inspired-mini to send to my parents who live overseas.
Today's post is about the mini-album that created based on of one Monika's. She has so many wonderful and varied mini's to choose from it was hard to pick just one but I was particularly drawn to her "my favorite memories of us" smash-style album:
I followed the instructions on her blog and in no time at all I had created a fun smash book of my own.
Here's a few images from my book - first up, the cover. I mimiced Monika's with the textured cardstock, the decorative journaling sports and stickers. I sewed the book together using my sewing machine (a first for me):
Like Monika, I pulled various papers, journaling spots and embellishments from my stash along a color scheme and layered them to create the book. It's a fun way to use up things that have been sitting around for a while (years!):
I love using word strips and labels and I have tons of them!
I hope this inspires you to make your own mini album. Don't forget to click on Monika's details page to see all the extra goodies inside of her album.