When I saw that I would be scrapping with this kit, filled with vintage ephemera and charmingly eclectic patterns, I immediately printed out some of my childhood photos. I am a child of the 70s, a decade that epitomizes funky, charming, and eclectic, all at once. If you doubt me, check out my pants in some of the photos.
I thought about printing a school photo from each year and journaling about the year, but I discovered I didn't really recognize the year in each photo. Instead, I printed random photos that have memories tied to them from throughout my life.
I used as a base October Afternoon's Woodland Park mini album, which has the word "My Life" cut into the cover, a perfect title for this project. I cut the patterned paper away from only one side, leaving the grid paper underneath to show. Here's the cover:
I was excited to see buttons in the kit. If you've ever scrapped with me, you know that I believe any page can be made better if you put a button on it. And so this mini. I used almost every button that came with the kit, and the beauty of buttons? When you run out, they match the buttons in your stash.
I used the buttons as centers of flowers I die cut with my Big Shot. Just for texture, I curled up the edges of the flowers too. The buttons made the mini rather chunky, but I'm OK with that. It makes the album feel substantial, and all people should have that feeling about their lives!
Thank you for sharing this mini I made! And thank you, Little Black Dress for giving me the inspiration to make it!