Today I’m giving myself a pat on the back for refraining from making this Thai food photo into a 6×8 print. For the last few weeks a giant 6×8 food photo has been my go-to, so I wanted to do something a little different this time around. I’m sure it will make a comeback very soon ;-) As always, keeping things pretty simple and just adding in a few stamps and embellishments here and there.
Happy Monday! Today I’m very excited to be sharing this mini book on the blog with you, especially since I’ve had this mini on my mind since before we took our trip to Canada back in December of last year!
I think the WeRMemory Keepers 4×4 mini albums are awesome for pulling together fun minis. I love the versatility of being able to put some things into pockets while simply hole punching other photos/tags/memorabilia and placing them directly into the album. Plus, the 4×4 size is easy and fun to work with.
If you’d like to see a quick video flip through, there’s a short video at the bottom of this post, and if you’d like to read a little bit more about our experience in Canada, I wrote up a couple of posts earlier this year. (See Part 1 and Part 2)
I used the Clearly Kelly New Adventures stamps throughout the album. Kelly Purkey stamps are a real go-to for me when I’m putting anything travel/food related together . . . which is basically everything :-)
I had saved a few brochures, maps, and tickets from our trip so I wanted to be sure to include them. This brochure was from one of the hotels we stayed at. All I did was hole punch it and stick it directly into the book along with the hotel key card.
The thing about minis is that they’re so easy to keep adding to. I found myself adding bits and pieces right up until the point that I was taking the photos for this post (which is why you’ll notice additions in the photos that aren’t featured in the video below).
As soon as I finished this album I rushed right back to the store to buy two more 4×4 albums (one in black and one in gold). The mini book making continues! Thanks for letting me share :-)
2) Craft-A-Doodle: I love how this book brings together different techniques from different artists. You get to work with different mediums and test out different styles.
3) Let’s Draw Cute Animals and Let’s Draw Happy People: Although I was always messing around with markers and paint as a kid, I was never really into drawing- mainly because I didn’t think I was very good at it. Now is as good a time as any to overcome that ridiculous hesitation and just have fun with it. Plus, these illustrations are SO CUTE!
So, have I enticed you enough to start your own morning creative habit? Or, is this something you already practice?
Cue the giant food photos! I think it’s fair to say that I’m currently obsessed with printing out giant food photos for my PL album. But seriously, who wouldn’t want to see ice cream smothered in caramel up close and personal?
This little 6×8 mini is stuffed to the max so it’s time to add another album into the mix. I really like that I was able to fit all of the summer months in one place and I’m hoping my next album will hold September-November so I can work another new album in to complete December Daily. This year is going by so fast!
Week in the Life Stamps by Ali Edwards (Digital Version here)
Station Eleven: I had seen this book mentioned all over Instagram, but I was a little worried it was going to be depressing since it centers around a deadly flu that wipes out most of the world’s population. I felt like this story was surprisingly uplifting- it’s a story of survival. I loved the way the characters stories intertwined and how the story would go between past (before the flu) and present. Definitely a page turner.
What was on your summer reading list? Any great discoveries?