Here's the link to My Video showing this newest mini album featuring the Graphic 45 Little Darlings collection.
I am so inspired by Ginger at MySistersScrapper on youtube. She makes the most charming mini albums and shares them with us almost daily. So I decided to root around in my hoard of papers and start making minis again!
The goal for me is two fold. First, try to use up as much of my stash of papers and embellishments as I possibly can. And second, try to make mini albums I could sell. So I am keeping them simple and easy to use for non-scrapbookers. Every page will hold 4 x 6" photos. No fussy measuring or sizing photos, just attach and share the album with friends and family. Well, that's my hope, anyway.
Now I have had this collection for years. But the vintage artwork of it is just timeless. Graphic 45 used to artwork Bessie Gutmann, who created soft, sweet images of infants. It was these subtle colors and images that I fell in love with and just wanted to collect. So along with making a mini album to share, I decided to use up the scraps and make a two page scrapbook layout for some of my family photos.
It was so much fun, digging through my baskets of flowers and collections of vintage laces to make this layout. I didn't pre-plan or design the layout, I just decided to jump right in. I look at all the scraps of paper and piles of flowers left over from making the mini and just starting putting them down. I used the edge of my scissors to distress the edges, but I kept the sizes whatever was left over from making the mini.
I used punches from Martha Stewart and Spellbinders to cut the leaves from, just using up scraps of the green polka dot paper. And while I didn't manage to use up every little bit of scraps, I do feel good about finally letting these gorgeous, sweet pieces have a new home in this mini and layout.
Now, I only have about 330 lbs more of paper in my stash to go through. Oh well, it's a start!
A special, heartfelt thank you to Ginger at:
for inspiring me and sharing her gift with us all!