Hi there, everyone! It's Kelly here, with my own take on Mini Madness. After a fabulous week of minis using the Gossamer Blue March Kit, I hope you are all inspired to scrap something wonderful this weekend! Make sure you come back tomorrow for give-away day, hint, hint.
Today, I have an album I put together using the fun stuff I got from Gossamer Blue. I haven't used many kits before, but after this, I am hooked. It was a great surprise to receive a box of supplies in the mail, and in my favorite bright-but-not-overpowering colors.
After looking at all the fun supplies, I chose to make a 5 x 7 album using all the bright cardstock in the kit. I simply folded my papers in half and then used my sewing machine to sew down the fold. I used a few of the leftovers to embellish the cover. As for the theme, I recently bought a small photo album at Target on clearance (I love Target clearance!) with the phrase on the cover, "I'm pretty sure you are one of my favorite people." Perfect title for an album filled with photos of people I'm pretty sure I love the most.
One of the spreads from the album. I tried to group people together according to their relationship with me, so this spread features a photo of my brother with my oldest son, and my baby sister. I loved using the little alphabet stickers that came with the kit. They are perfect for titles in my album.
A page featuring my oldest sister, me, and my mom at her 60th birthday party. I loved the turquoise blue of the page, and the scalloped border was actually cut from the edge of another paper in the kit.
This is my favorite page of the album (this far - I still have a few pages to fill). It's a candid photo from my wedding day, and I don't really know who snapped it. Jared and I are laughing, and all the people who came to our wedding are doing different things, like looking at their watches, trying to quiet crying babies, or adjusting their ties. My little sister is cut out of the photo, and Jared's hand is blurry, like he's waving at the camera. But I love it, because a few of the people in it are gone now, and we've all gotten older, but this is a big group of people whom I count as favorites.
The best thing about this kit? I still have some things left to play with on a few other layouts! I loved the little enamel-looking sticker dots and the different papers. I don't especially care for heart patterns, but there was a fun paper that had hearts on it I used a few times in my album because they were delightfully 80's retro.
Have fun making your own mini-madness!