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!