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?