Today I was reminded that I made a mini album for my dad for our Christmas gift exchange and I never showed it to you. The story of last December is this: I was leaving for Canada mid-month and before I left i have 16 DT layouts to finish and post online or schedule (!!!) + I was working on my December Daily, I made my Christmas cards one by one, I helped in my daughter's classes...I was just in a big big rush!! So when I decided to do the album for our gift exchange, I knew it had to come together quickly, like, in one evening!! The obvious to me was to take something I had seen done my one of my biggest inspiration, if not MY BIGGEST inspiration: Wilna Furstenberg and to just do the same! I had all the material since over a year I just had to find the purpose of the album and to assemble and journal. Easy enough!
So for my dad I wanted to make a kind of walk back memory lane with him. I used pictures and stories from when my brother and I were between 3 and 14 and I shared stories and said thank you. :)
Here it is:
So the base is a mini chalkboard that stands on it own. Just like Wilna, I stamped and embossed "with all my love" (stamps from Heidi Swapp), I added a large camera jewelry paint drops and chipboard pieces. And a little bit of journaling to introduce the content of the album.
Each page consist of a photo on top and the journaling inside of the little file folder.
So here's the photo decorated. (Papers and embellishments are from Heidi Swapp)
And when you open the little page, there's the journaling. I started each block of journaling by the prompt I remember and I went to town with my memories. :)
And the inside:
Page 5 has no inside. I wrote the journaling directly on the first page with the photo.
And the inside:
Even though i didn't come up with the concept, I was really happy with my mini album. With all the pages I have to create for my design teams each month, it was a nice break for my brain. I still got to be creative, I still got a nice final result, and I had so much fun creating it!!!
If you would like to make this mini album too, I can direct you to Wilna's website where you can buy the tutorial. It's right here.
Have a great day!!! Thanks for stopping by. :)