Saturday, September 03, 2011

Webster's Pages Seaside Retreat Mini-Album

Hello friends...

Are you enjoying the long weekend? I am for sure. I can feel that I am getting stronger every day - so am hoping that this third round of antibiotics will be the ticket to no more pneumonia for me! Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers...I sure appreciate them!

So wanted to share this fun mini-album that I created for a friend of mine. I have been saving these gorgeous papers and embellies from Webster's Pages (seaside retreat) for just the right album - and this was the PERFECT use for them.

The idea behind it is to make a mini that can hold lots of pictures - simply by putting two 4 x 6 pictures back to back and punching holes in them...and using the pages of the mini as a place to do the journaling. All the decorating is done - you don't have to wait until you have added the pictures to finish it up...put the pictures in and add your journaling, and you're done! I make quite a few of are some of the kinds of albums I have made with this design:

1. Baby or Bridal Shower gifts - The Mom or Bride is always pressed for time - but they have a TON of pictures to deal with after their them a place to put their pictures and add some journaling is a PERFECT way to help them document that special time in their life.

2. Year in Review: I do this for our family...and have started using this format for our year "overview." I made 12 tabbed dividers with the month on them, and then all I have to do is take the stack of pictures from each month, put them back to back and add them to the album...I can then journal about that months highlights - and I never feel "behind" in my scrapbooking. (Yes I do lot of scrapbook layouts - but I use them to tell the stories that I want to remember - the "story behind the picture" - this mini album is just a way to keep up to date with the on-going stuff...both are important to me).

3. Trip mini - when you have MORE pictures than you can fit into a regular mini...this is a great way have fun with those great travel papers and enjoy the process of making a great mini and not have to worry about resizing my photos.

4. Holiday Mini: I gave lots of these for Christmas last year....there are always MORE pictures from the holidays than we have time to scrap or photo mats in a mini can accommodate.

5. This is a great mini to share with a friend who is not a scrapbooker but loves to take pictures.

The ideas are endless....let me know how you use this idea.

Here are some of the products I used in this mini:

Tim Holtz Alterations Baroque Die and Mover and Shaper Die.


  1. Love the debossing effect! :) This type of album is a great idea for my son's NICU stay. We have tons of pictures but I haven't scrapped them because it just never felt right to put them in a traditional album ... Thanks for inspiring me! :)

  2. Love this album Jann, such a great idea and have lots of ideas tumbling around in that space called a brain :)
    Never having made an album before let alone a mini I have a few questions which are probably daft ones but I'll ask all the same:
    a) Do you use chipboard covered with papers for your front and back covers?
    b) What do you use for your inside pages? Is it covered cardstock or just the papers?
    c) If you use cardstock and adhere the papers to that did you use cardstock for the folded flaps?
    I am assuming you used cardstock to give added strength and durability to the inside pages.

    Many thanks for sharing and so glad to hear that you are feeling stronger day by day:)

    Lynn xx


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