Sunday, June 14, 2015

March Top Five #2

As part of my year of INSPIRATION, each month I am challenging myself to scrap my Top Five (photos or stories or events) from the previous month. I'm a little behind on this goal, but here's my second completion for March - a tag mini-album documenting a three-day trip I took with my friend Kim, her sweet daughter Summer, and Summer's friend Madeline.

I actually created the album itself during our trip in March. Before the trip, I put together supplies for each of us to create a 4x6 tag mini-album. We each had papers and paint chips (which we picked up at a home improvement store on the way to the cottage we rented) as the base for our albums. I brought tools and supplies so we could create all the pages and covers of our albums. We also added in a few pieces of memorabilia the last evening of our trip. We were having so much FUN crafting that I forgot to snap a photo until the albums were all put together.

We included a pocket inside our albums. I added a grid card with journaling about our activities each day. As you can see in the photo below, some of my pages are horizontal while others are vertical.

On this page showcasing the flowers Robbie had delivered to the cabin, I included the florist's card, pieces of the ribbon that was around the pitcher/vase as well as parts of the purple envelope with the florist name.

I enjoyed combining photos, memorabilia, and embellishments throughout the album, like on this page with photos, my ticket to the zoo, and a penguin sticker

I printed my photos in a variety of small sizes (3x4, 2x3, etc) so I could include several on a page.

I also brought some games along, which we played in the evenings at the cottage. We all adhered our score cards in our albums, and I used the extra space to journal as well.

I really like the way this turned out and think it's the perfect way to preserve the memories from a short road trip with friends. Do you use mini-albums to document short trips?


  1. Love the mini albums. Great way for you all to capture your wonderful vacation.

  2. I don't, but I probably should. This is just perfect.

  3. I have a rather large basket filled with mini-books, but haven't made one in several years. They are perfect for documenting a fun weekend!

  4. totally cute and very sunny! And yes, I have a plethora of mini albums documenting all kinds of things.

  5. Oh this is adorable, such a great memory sparker as you flip through. I like the idea of using the memorabilia and creating as you go.

  6. Love your happy little yellow album. FUN!!

  7. This is a great little album!

  8. Love the yellow of this album! I haven't made any mini albums for quite a while, but I think I need to make a plan to do it soon, this album has reminded me how much fun it is to have memories in one small place.


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