Mini Album: Eli

I made this for a call for the Canadian Scrapbooker. This and a page too. the page got picked up so I won’t show you that yet but here is my cute little mini album that I made from scratch. oh how I love doing that!! It makes me feel all industrious! 🙂

The pictures were all taken by my good friend Heather as a present to me when Eli was born. I was so grateful that she did that. Cause you just aren’t feeling up to posing a baby when you just popped one out. AND I am in them. My first time being in newborn pictures with one of my newborns 🙂
I paired my great photos from Heather with the nursery rhyme you’ve all heard before. I made all the tags with the rhyme in photo shop and printed them out and glued them on. (a little hybrid-ness to my album) 🙂
I used very little embellishments because I wanted a soft serene feel and I felt like the patterned paper added enough to it.
Some of these papers I have had FOREVER!
And I added theg sewing to help hold the pages together really good AND as an aesthetic element. 🙂
A few pages have some printed transparencies that have been around my scrap room forever too! I loved them too much to use 😉
To make the album I cut 6×6 squares of chipboard for the front and the back. And then covered them in paper and joined them together with a small 3×6 piece of chipboard in between. Added the grommets and strung ribbon thru them and thru each page. I’m sure that is TOTALLY clear without any pictures of my process eh?? 🙂
DSC_0160 (there’s the ribbon tied at least 🙂 )

On the cover a small acrylic frame (another thing I’ve been saving for who knows what!) glued down with Crystal Effects so it’d be clear still, an antique key I bought at a show and some cute ribbon.

I have lots of these pictures in his regular album too. With lots of journaling. Which is why I felt like I could make this with little to none of my own thoughts. Just the little note on the last page. And that’s my little album.

Have you ever made a mini album? Any thing holding you back?? Need help with it? IF you have, wanna share it on your blog or some where else?

  • January 28, 2010 - 6:46 am

    The Full Nelson - Love it! I love how there’s little writing in it apart from the last page. The colours and patterned paper are great

  • January 28, 2010 - 7:52 am

    KellyLady - It’s gorgeous! You are truly talented!
    I love to look at other people’s scrapbooking but get bogged down by it when I try. So I stick to nice leather albums for all my photos and journal next to them.

  • January 28, 2010 - 9:13 am

    Brooke - My Goodness Rhonda! You are SOOOOO crafty talented! I’m certain that beautiful album took TONS of time and thought! Way to go! I’m so super impressed!

  • January 28, 2010 - 9:34 am

    Alysha - what a great album. it looks awesome! I just noticed the clipboard post too. i saw that on another blog and she’d taken paper and modpodged it onto the board. i really wanna give it a try, but haven’t any wall space… oh well. looks great though!

  • January 28, 2010 - 10:08 am

    Tisha - That is so ridiculously cute! I very well may be stealing that idea when I get my pics!!

  • January 28, 2010 - 12:35 pm

    Jessie - So cute Rhonda! Where did you get your chip board from? I have a project that I have been trying to make for years but can’t find chipboard anywhere in the size I need!

  • January 28, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    Kristin - I love mini albums…I actually stopped keeping full sized scrapbooks for my kids a while ago…more out of neccestity then anything else. Did you take the beautiful photo’s in the album? (I noticed you are a photographer too) I just wanted to thank you for dropping by my blog, Im glad you did because i got to see your beautiful work!

  • January 28, 2010 - 4:24 pm

    Visible Voice - I love it….like holy that is super fabulous.

    Okay so I’m totally WANTING to make a mini album. I’m wanting to make one that will be more like a creative organizer. A place that I can write blog post ideas, maybe put inspirations in it, have a place for project aspirations and just have it like…well yeah like an organizer. And I want it to be like this one that you made. But I have no idea where to start…and am nervous that it won’t turn out very nice and also…I can’t seem to finish projects that I start like that very well. Like I still have TWO recipe boxes to do. Any ideas??

  • January 28, 2010 - 4:24 pm

    Emily Busath Murdock - Wow, Rhonda, what a keepsake! You sure have been a Crafty Gal lately…keep the posts coming, you’re inspiring me to get my stuff out!! 🙂
    I just love this album, way to go!

  • January 28, 2010 - 5:04 pm

    Jennifer - I have a mini album I made a year or so ago. I should post it, and then make another one. Thanks for the idea!

  • January 28, 2010 - 7:02 pm

    Amy - So great Rhonda! Man, Eli was a dark haired newborn. Were all you babies like that?

  • January 28, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    The Lowry's - Adorable. What a precious album to have. SOO talented you are. I gave up on scrapbooking because it takes me way too long to make a page. I am so slow at it.

  • January 29, 2010 - 6:39 pm

    Christal - love the album I also left you a comment on the poster one! just so you don’t miss it!

  • January 30, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    Marie - Love. It. Love. It. Love. It.

  • February 1, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    Heather M. - Such a gorgeous album. It makes me so happy to see those photos in there. 🙂 Thank you for letting me take them.