Monday, January 2, 2012

Paris mini album

I'm so excited that I finally finished my first ever mini album!  I had finished all of the pages before Christmas, but I hadn't started the journaling.  I bought the album at a scrapbook store in Paris and I decided that I was going to create the album of our trip there.  I knew that I would need more pages than the album had, so I decided that I would buy some postcards and type the journaling on the postcards and include those in the album.  I love the large postcards that I found and I think that they look great in the album.  I love that I was forced to do a lot of journaling (five post cards worth!) as I normally don't do a lot of journaling.  I kept the color scheme fairly neutral, using mostly Crate Paper's Portrait collection.

I used my brand new Silhouette Cameo for the Eiffel Tower, the map of France, and the 2011, and a few other items.  

Me in front of the scrapbook store!  I love that I found this store thanks to the Studio Calico message boards.  No matter what question you ask, someone can usually help you out.

I used a combination of black and white and color photos.  

I included a lot of ticket stubs, receipts and pamphlets.  The pamphlet for Notre-Dame was a horrible green color, so I scanned it and printed it on a neutral color.

The page on the left is probably my favorite page of the album.  I just made a grid of nine 2"X2" photos of some pieces of art from the Louvre.  So simple, yet I love the way it looks.

I used bits and pieces of lots of things from my scrapbook stash and from my Studio Calico kits.  I loved having no rules for this album.  Some of the products that I used was old, but I didn't care as long as I was happy with the way it looked. 

I could have created a whole album of photos of my nephew and husband eating sorbet!

I used the font "1942 Report" for my journaling.  I can credit Studio Calico for that, too.  I use that font all the time now after reading about it on a message board.

I had to use a washi band-aid on this postcard.  I got a little excited about trimming the postcards for the album and made a boo-boo.  You would never know that it was a mistake though - it looks so cute!

I love this business card and silverware wrapper from a restaurant that we ate at.  I didn't have to add much else to the page to make it adorable!

Thank for taking a peek at my first mini album.  It was a lot of fun and I'm sure that I'll be creating more soon.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. It looks amazing! I love how you journaled on the postcards, very creative! The colors are perfect, great job!

  2. Aren't mini albums fun?!?! :) Nice job!!

  3. Your album is fabulous, I love the colors you picked!

  4. Great mini! Love that you've journaled so much :)

  5. Can see u enjoyed making this mini album :) I made one about my Turkey trip and I really enjoy flipping it... The inspiration word I get from ur post: Enjoy. TFS!

  6. what a fabulous mini looks awesome!

  7. What an amazing album!! I love how you journaled on the back of those post cards. And how fun that you found a scrapbook store there :)