Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hybrid Mini

You may have already seen this, it was up on Audrey's blog (uses here product).  :)  

As soon as I saw the "Big Numbers" kit I knew that I wanted to use it to make a mini album. I wanted it to be a random mini where I used each number for my journaling...page one would have one thing about me...page two would have two things...and so on.

I started with my cover for my album. This is what I designed in photoshop for the cover (Uses the Big Numbers kit and the Be {Re}Solved kit):


I printed my cover. Then I wanted to add some fun embellishements. Since my album was "random" I really wanted my embellishments to be kind of random too. Here's the finished cover:



Then I moved on to the pages. I shrunk each of the numbered pages down and printed them, then adhered them to my page along with some ribbon or trim. One other thing I really wanted to do was to cut the edges of my book pages. I've seen several of those cool albums around where all the pages are shaped differently, but I don't have any of those albums. So I thought I would cut my own edges on a regular 6 x 9 album. Here's how the pages turned out:



Since my focus of this album was really about the journaling, I took time to sit down with a notebook and make some lists. I just thought of topics of lists...like favorite movies or songs. I tried to throw in some topics that may be a little bit deeper than that too. 


Then I narrowed down what I wanted to say and added it to my pages. My final topics:

One Best Song Ever
Two Goals for My Life
Three Places I have Lived
Four Secret Crushes
Five Things I Couldn't Live Without
Six Things I Don't Like
Seven Things I Wish Were Different
Eight Things I Love
Nine Books I love
Ten Character Traits

Here's how they look:







Supplies:
Album: Cosmo Cricket, Digital supplies and Computer Font: Audacious Designs, Ribbons/Trims--Various (I used a bunch of different scraps that I had).  White Pen--Souffle, Black pen--Sharpie.  Additional Supplies on cover:  Chipboard Letters--American Crafts, Chipboard bird--Heidi Swapp, Pearls-- Mark Richards, Thread--DMC.  

13 comments:

Kate said...

what a fun project!

Shemaine said...

great mini book! Love the theme you chose!

Terri ( Meterr) said...

awesome! Id love to try this! it would even be cool to make a book for the kids and jot down their faves at the moment!!!

Chris said...

This looks SOOO fun! I'd love to do one too.

Jenn C. said...

This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing. What a great idea.

scrapbookmom79 said...

great project!! You did an awesome job

Christina said...

This is such a fun idea!!

chelemom said...

This is just AWESOME!!! Lots of work went into this!

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

I love this album! My boys say "totally random" all the time. This gives me a great idea for a mini book for them . . .

Rose Ann said...

LOve this mini!! ♥

salme said...

Awesome mini book and I love your topics!

Jen Martakis said...

I adore this mini Pamela!!

TraceyT said...

You are on a serious ROLL!!