Hi Everyone! Christine here to show you what I made with the awesome March main kit from Gossamer Blue! I was so excited when I found out that we were making mini albums with a kit. I’ve subscribed to scrapbooking kits in the past, but always felt bad when I couldn’t use up the whole kit every month. I knew that I would use most of the kit up making the mini album, and that gave me a great sense of accomplishment!
The best thing about using the Gossamer Blue kit to put together my mini album is that I didn’t have to spend a lot of time worrying about which products to use. All the papers and embellishments were coordinated and chosen already. That meant that I could go right into creating, which is such a HUGE time-saver!
I decided to make a bound-book with my Bind-It-All. I’ve had my Bind-It-All for a few months, but was too scared to use it yet. I was intimidated by it!
Thankfully, I found an awesome tutorial by my Write.Click.Scrapbook. teammate Francine Clouden. Francine de-mystified the Bind-It-All for me and I was able to successfully bind my mini album the first time I tried it! Thanks Francine!
I decided to make a mini album of my favorite things this year. “Things” is pretty loose, as it will include things like hanging out with friends. Instead of putting the title of my mini album on the outside cover, I decided to use the first page on the inside instead. That way the embellishments are protected inside the cover and won’t fall off.
I had some shipping tags on hand, so I included a few of them, bound into my album. I used it here for my title. I got to go to CHA in January, where I met many scrapbooking friends, including a couple of my WCS teammates Deb Duty and Jenny Larson!
I used my Silhouette digital cutter to cut “FRIENDS” out of my page before binding my book. I sewed a piece of paper on the other side to make a pocket. This way, the patterned paper shows up to fill the “FRIENDS” cut out!
This page documents how much I love my Raskog cart from IKEA. I use it to organize all my Project Life supplies.
One of my favorite things is my new iPhone, and the case I got for it that looks like a Polaroid Land camera!
Spending time with one of my best friends is my favorite. I used my Silhouette to cut out “ENJOY” before binding the book, similar to what I did with “FRIENDS” above.
The other side of the “ENJOY” cutout has a sewn pocket.
My brave husband and his sister completed the Tough Mudder race.
I have a few blank pages left, where I can add in more “favorite things” this year as they happen. I really love my bound mini-album, and I loved putting it together using the Gossamer Blue kit! It really made the project much easier and faster to tackle. And that, my friends, is a good thing! :)