Hello, everyone! I am excited to share some mini madness with you. First, a big thank you to Little Black Dress kit club for sponsoring this week's mini albums.
I have to say that I am fairly new to making mini albums. I have had many mini album intentions over the years, but not a lot of completed projects. I often found the process of filling a whole book (mini, though it may be) intimidating. This month, I have discovered that, 1) mini albums are a great way to tell a longer story, and 2)using a kit makes the process infinitely easier. Because the products are preselected to coordinate with each other, I did not need to overthink what to use for my album. I was able to dig right in with cutting and pasting, and even some painting and misting.
This kit was filled with lots of black and white patterned papers with just the right amount of grunge, that made them perfect for telling a story in which the main characters are all boys. And, since the narrator (me) is female, I also went to town with the buttons, flowers, sequins, enamel dots, stickers, and even vintage epehemera. Seriously, this kit was chock full of goodies.
This album tells one little story from our two week road trip last summer. It is one of those moments that we recount again and again. It is now part of our family lore. While we find it hilarious, it is possible that no one else will. If that is the case, I say to you: "I guess you had to be there."
I used a 5x7 Maya Road chipboard binder album as my base. Oh, and the sunburst mask on the cover? That was in the kit, too!
So, if you are at all like me, and feel overwhelmed by the the prospect of making of a mini album, try using a kit to help you though the process. Perhaps you can use your album to tell one of those "you had to be there" stories.