Hello! It's Marnie Flores here with day 2 of our Pixels & Co. Mini Madness week. I loved loved loved Laura's nifty minialbum with its crossover status as a phone album. I hope that mine will inspire you as much as hers did me!
As I looked at the kit to find a starting place, I first looked to the colors. We had taken some family pics in the fall that I thought would look great with the colors in the kit. (And the word strips are fun and a bit over the top--much like my crazy family--so family photos were a great fit that way as well!)
2. PAGE PATTERN
Next, I studied the embellishments to figure out how I wanted to put an album together. If you have followed our mini months, you might remember that I like to build my albums according to a pattern.
For this album, I decided to create each page with a photo, a journaling card, a bit of flair, and a wordstrip. Once I had the journaling card and the photos, the layout sort of fell out.
3. BUILDING THE INNER PAGES
I didn't plan a particular number of pages, (sometimes I build pages and find photos to follow). This time, I began with the photos; I thought I would start with the kids, then us, and then a family shot. As I went on, I added in a kids' page--I just loved the photo so much. Once I knew how many photos there were, I paired them with the journaling cards, flair, and wordstrip.
4. BUILDING THE OUTER PAGES
Once I had the main pages, I just needed a a cover and some divider pages. I dipped into the patterned papers for plain page dividers and (mostly) stuck with the basic design for the cover and back page.
The pages are all 4x6 so I just sent them to my local Costco and had them printed. Once I put them in order, I put the pages back to front, and then added some rings and ribbon: my favorite mini album accompaniment.
Here it is all together!
and here is a peek of the inside.
I am so happy with my itty bitty album. I think it just might do double duty as a Mother's Day gift, too! Bonus!
Thank you to Gennifer and Pixels & Co. for creating such a great shop and products! I loved this kit and had so much fun making this album. I hope you will try to make one, too!