Happy Saturday! We hope that you are loving MiniMadness month and that you have been inspired to create your own!
This month we celebrated with 37 mini albums. Its a dream come true! We hope you have had fun!
There is so much to love about our gallery this month. And with so much to see and process, we know it is a bit easy to overwhelm. So we put together some recipes for you: here are 4x6 reference cards to remind you of the details of each of the albums in our gallery. Feel free to print them and keep them for your records. We hope that it helps!
Once you have these printed, you could bind them together to make a mini album to celebrate our month of minis!
Thank you for stopping by and please enjoy your weekend!
in our MiniMadness Month. We can't even believe how much fun we have had! The talent on our team is amazing and every March we are reminded just how so. Goodness.
Speaking of talent, it takes talent to create a good kit. It really does. And Christine has it, that kit creating talent. And you can tell by how quickly they all sell out!
Did you notice that the preview for the new kit is out?
Isn't it lovely? Set your watches... April 1st 12:00 midnight.
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Hey there, everyone! Jennie here and I'm so excited to share my mini album created from the Cocoa Daisy kit, Sketchbook! Based on the photos of the kit I was excited to get to work -- but after receiving the kit I was blown away. The colors and content were just exciting!
I didn't add anything to this kit except gesso, modeling paste and a stencil. Everything else was found in this kit!
Anyway. My husband and youngest son had just taken a weekend trip to our home state of Iowa and I decided to document that special time. Luckily for me my husband took lots of photos.
I used an album I had received from Basically Bare a while back as it was not a standard album and it really provided some interesting features.
I kept the cover simple -- I knew inside would be FULL of photos, words and embellishments. I wanted that to be the focus.
I covered all of the brown interior pages with gesso. I wanted a white surface to work with. However, I left the spiral edges messy (including getting gesso on the binding) to create less than perfect approach.
There are two things that I was just in love with in this kit. The first was the YELLOW. It was so happy and bright -- it really made the album have a cheerful feel. Second was the Chic Tags Road Trip snip'em Tags. Perfect for the theme, wouldn't you say?
Those Maya Road camera transparencies are the perfect embellishment. They add interest without competing with the photos or any other elements!
This life is pretty amazing. Enough said!
On this canvas page I knew I wanted something special. It didn't mean it had to be fancy, I just wanted something to really stand out. So, I free hand stitched this heart with the letters Iowa inside. I was very happy with how it turned out.
I absolutely LOVE the little burst journaling card cut from one of the Websters Pages 12x12 sheets. It's just the perfect little accent for this page. What I learned? Journal BEFORE attaching the sheet to a canvas page. The canvas page did not provide good support for writing. (You can probably tell by my less than stellar hand writing)
This sheet of yellow triangle Websters Pages paper is my favorite. I seriously wish I had several more sheets.
I was really excited to use the Jenni Bowlin feather paper -- the B side of this pattern was very subtle and it was a perfect accent.
These thickers were a perfect choice and really complimented my album -- they are so neutral yet the size and woodgrain really do add a lot of interest!
This page is my favorite in the album. I don't know if it's because of the paper, sequins, and tag or if it's just the most ordinary subject that happens everyday. Either way. It really makes me so happy!
Two words: Modeling Paste. I don't consider myself to be a multi media scrapper AT ALL. I don't usually find myself drawn to anything too complex. BUT, this modeling paste + Julie Balzer template looks like snow and tire tracks. Perfect for a page about driving in the snow!
I am so excited with how this mini album turned out and I am so excited to have had the chance to work with this Cocoa Daisy kit. I can see many more mini albums in my future thanks to this!
Hey there. Erin here (along with my niece Shelby. Yep, I still do not have a picture of me by myself. I swear one of these days...), with my mini album made using the March Cocoa Daisy kit. First off, thank you to Cocoa Daisy - I love this kit. The colors were right up my alley. I would buy each piece of paper in the store, and I love the embellishments. The only things I used for this album not included in the kit were my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and some border punches. That's it. And it came together so quickly. I love it when that happens!
I first attempted an album about my friends a couple years ago but it never happened. Since then it's been on my mini-albums to-do list. I wanted a way to record and celebrate my friends. This isn't a place for lengthy stories or detailed information on how we met. Rather it's a place to keep my favorite pictures and memories of my friends and the things we do. I plan to keep adding to it, eventually having a record of my friends and our fun times through the years. Obviously, I could go back to my childhood and add to it, but that's overwhelming. So I guess it should really be titled, "Girlfriends: my friendships from when I had my first child and forward." I'll likely go back and add a few of my favorite photos from the last seven years but no farther.
First up, the cover. I don't usually do much with the cover/title page. (Need proof? See my race mini album from last month's gallery. The cover is just the word "run." See, simple.) But I couldn't resist the rose ribbon. So I made that the basis of my cover along with the word stickers. Perfect for describing my friendships with the girls in the album.
I stuck to the same formula for my interior pages - a 2.5x3.5 picture, paper strips, border punch, title, journaling tab, stapes and some sequins. That's it. the paper and picture placement varied slighly on the pages, but other than that, it was the same design on each page. This made is very easy to complete. In fact, I did it assembly line style. I first attached the picture and both the large and small paper strips. then I added the title to each page. Next was the journaling tab and I finished with adding sequins to all the pages.
Here are five of the interior pages. I will add full names and places on the back of the pages. You know, in preparation for when I'm old and can't remember anyone or anything.
I hope this inspires you to scrapbook some of your friendships, too!
Greetings friends! I'm back again with another mini - this time using the Cocoa Daisy March kit - Sketchbook. I was so excited to play with this kit since the colors were so pretty -it's definitely out the my box, but that's often the most fun!
I knew I wanted to create a mini that was more of a book rather than a traditional photo mini-album. This mini doesn't have any photos at all! I just used the supplies to create a book full of affirmations and reminders. It's called "How to be Happy" and many of the ideas are taken from a book I read called "The Happieness Advantage" by Shawn Achor. I really enjoyed the book and wanted to have something that would give me little happy boosts every now and again.
Here's my cover:
I created the album by cutting some of the cardstock sheets down to 4x6, adding some patterned papers and binding with a Bind-it-All. I used thin chipboard for the cover, adhering patterned papers to the front and back before adding my title.
The inside pages are all cardstock, with strips of patterned paper:
The little journal cards were perfect for adding all my text/journaling. I embellished with the wordstrips and various tabs and stickers.
I had a lot of fun making this mini and will enjoy looking at it when I need some happy :) Thanks to Cocoa Daisy for providing the wonderful Sketchbook kit for us to play with!
Hi there! I am here to kick of another week of minialbums! This week we will show you different ways that we used the beautiful products that came in the March kit called Sketchbook. The kit was packed with a nice suble color palette. I knew right away that I wanted to use the newborn photos I had taken of my nephew for a minibook.
For this mini I used a pocketed page protector with 3 pockets for 6x4" photos and 3 smaller pockets where you could write any data that you´d like to have with your photo had you used the page protector in a regular photo album.
Trying to take photos of plastics are so hard, but I hope that you can see what I am ttrying to show you ;)
Here is a photo of the finished album. As you perhaps can see, I have folded the page protector like an accordion album, so you´d see each page and then you´d turn it to see the backside.
Here is a look at one side. It has the title page and two more pages. I loved working with the muted colors in the kit they fitted perfectly with the light photos. I turned all my photos into polaroids using the frame option at Picmonkey.com and I printed them a bit smaller, so that I could have the cardstock matting them.
The woodgrain alpha stickers were so beautiful and I used a V since his name is Viggo. And Elle´s studio always makes the cutes journaling spots. I punched hearts from a few of the patterned papers that came with the kit.
I used my scalloped circle punch to use some of the patterned papers easily on each page and the tiny word stickers were one of my favorite in the kit and they were perfect for this project!
Here is the back of the album, so the mini has a total of 6 pages.
I had so much fun doing this mini....so I made another one!
As you can see I used the same photo on the cover and actually throughout the mini. But I changed the color palett to blue.
I might like the look of this one even better! The aqua and yellow patterned paper in the kit is yummy! I think that by using pieces of the patterned paper like this is a nice way to add them to a project without having them taking over. And obviously you can cram more pages/projects from a sheet like this ;)
This is the back of the mini.
These minialbums are going to be gifts and I can´t wait to give them away!