Sunday, June 08, 2008

{ Mini albums and gifts }

I have so many new things to share, but I told you some time ago that I was working on a mini album for Alex. I got the idea from Jennifer McGuire. I saw it in Creating Keepsakes Magazine, long time ago. She posted it again on Hero Arts blog. I loved the idea and how cool it would be to have a favorite photo for each month. I have so many, but this would force me to pick just one. It is from the month he was born to his first birthday. I got Bind It All last month and it was perfect for this.
Once I designed all my pages, I cut everything out and then assembled it. I made one for my good friend Rachel who has a baby girl Mia. Very easy to do two at the same time. I gave it to her for Mother's Day. My album is a little different and bigger (than Jennifer's). I don't have all the details here with me at the moment, but if you have any questions, please let me know.
For Alex's album I used all American Crafts patterned paper from their Baby collection. The front and back covers are chipboard that I covered with patterned paper and then painted the inside. On the back of each page I stamped a journaling spot for so I can write about those favorite photos.


For Mia's album I used Pebbles Inc. patterned paper. I made a little bag to go with the album. The template came in one of Paper Crafts magazines.
I made her a set of stationary notes and a card portfolio to hold them. Very easy to make and a great gift. The idea for the notes came from Michelle Wooderson and the template for the portfolio is from Mirkwood Designs.Let me know if you have any questions.

I had so much fun at the scrapbook convention and I bought so many new things. I will share everything I made with my new goodies. I spent the day with Ember and Leslie. The sweetest girls ever!

16 comments:

  1. adorable.....what a great gift idea...and love the journaling spot on the back of each page

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  2. Oh my word Daniela ~ what GORGEOUS mini albums, LOVE them!! Beautiful work!!
    How cool that you met Leslie and Ember ~ that is such a great picture! Can't wait to see what you create with your convention goodies ;)

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  3. These are so cute, such a great idea - thanks for sharing it!

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  4. Absolutely adorable albums; what a great size! And thanks so much for sharing the template for the portfolio! :0)

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  5. Those mini albums are adorable!

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  6. YOUR minialbums are SOOOOO cute!! Make me one! (just kidding...I know you're really busy!) I LOVE love love them! Alex is soooo cute!!
    I LOVE that picture...you 2 girls are just GORGEOUS!!!! I really enjoyed meeting you! We need to get together WAY more...shop, lunch..whatever!

    Oh and thanks for loving my room!! You're just the SWEETEST!

    Hope you're enjoying playing with your new goodies from GASC! I'm sorting all mine out and I'm going to dive in and play!

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  7. I love your little minis!!! These are adorable! Gives me inspiration for my Pink Paislee calendar stamps! =)
    Dani

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  8. Those baby albums are absolutely *GORGEOUS*!!! I love all the special little touches! What a fabulous idea!! Your little guy is soooooooo sweet!! :)

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  9. OMG these are adorable!! I love evrything about both of them! Wonderful job!!

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  10. Oh my goodness Daniela! These are just as precious as can be! You are such a star! Great picture of "the girls" at the show! Hugs to Alex! Deb

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  11. These are absolutely darlign! Cherish each moment. They grow up sooooooooo fast!

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  12. The mini books are so adorable! I love the card set too. I looks so quick and easy. Looks like you all had fun at the convention. Y'all are so cute!

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  13. This is a great idea - I love the matching bag too - and the note cards! I have to design some for my SIL and these look perfect - thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. WOW, Daniela, I mean "WOW!!!!!" I just can't take my eyes off your creations; each one is simply charming! It just warmed my heart to read that you had a great time with friends at the convention!

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  15. These are absolutely adorable!!! This sounds crazy but I am so glad that I re-found you. I ran into some computer problems right after you announced that you were going to have a boy (and oh what a cutie he is!!!) and lost my blog list. I tried to piece it together but I still find "treasures" such as yours from time to time. Wahoo! Back to my list you go. I've always enjoyed your creativity!

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  16. how sweet!! Love those albums! I'm going to have to make one for my boys! Cute pic of you three too! hugs!

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