Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"Our Stories" Mini Album

Mini albums.

I remember a time when they intimidated me. I mean, how in the world do you FIT everything into such a small space??

I've always been a really "full" scrapper...so being forced to hold back a little and focus on just a small handful of things per page was really tough for me. Since that time, I've made quite a few minis and though they are definitely one of the more time-consuming projects, they are now some of my favorites to do.

They are the type of project that can be set out, displayed, and enjoyed over and over again.

I recently created a mini to be used as a sample for a mini album kit offered in my shop. It's simple, pretty, uncomplicated, and allowed me to record some of my favorite memories from the past year.

Can I admit that I ALWAYS struggle with covers? Whether to title them or not? Photo or no? Always having to resist the urge to PILE on flowers and other stuff? Ugh. Keep it simple, Erin. It'll be fine.

I'm obsessed with gold foil- anything. Obsessed.

Well, obsessed with gold in general. And the itty bitty die cuts that come with the new Prima "Tales of You & Me" ephemera pack.

And tassels! Adorable.

Did I mention the collections used in this mini album? I combined Prima "Tales of You & Me" and Blue Fern Studios "Blush" & "Timeless", all new releases. They all went together so well :)

New chipboard birdie, also from "Tales of You & Me". I want to squeeze him :)

I had so much fun with this mini.

How about you? Minis- love them? Hate them? Somewhere in between? I've gone back and forth between my favorite type of project to do...for the longest time, it was layouts. Then it was tags. Now I'm not so sure.

What I do know is I'm loving being able to create for myself. Relaxed. Take my time. Although I am quite excited that I will soon be doing some new projects for Webster's :). I've had a bit of a break and I'm now ready to get back to it. Webster's has always had my heart :)

Anyways, I'll see you guys soon okay?

Take care.


Romy said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous mini album! It looks truly amazing!

Женя said...

Очень красивый альбом! Очаровательные дети! Спасибо, что Вы вернулись. Очень нравится Ваше творчество!

Patty O'Malley said...

So pretty! I've been a bit intimidated by mini albums!

Lizzy Hill said...

Gorgeous Mini!!! Nice to see you scrapping and taking your time and enjoying it.....good on you:)

Lizzyc said...

FANTASTIC to see you again! Love this mini, so pretty, love the gold too.. and yes I will be here!

Стокли said...

So pretty, Erin! I can't imagine you feeling intimidated though))
I love making minis, like 4x6 minis or 6x6, they feel so good in hands.

Davi said...

Erin your little mini is really beautiful, I love all the different elements. Gosh your kiddos sure are growing up!