Friday, March 4, 2011
Five Must-Make Mini-Albums Series- Family Matters
In 2005, I was so fortunate to attend the Creating Keepsakes University in Provo, Utah and take Stacy Julian's album class. Stacy was the founder of Simple Scrapbooks magazine and a proponent of "getting it scrapped". She is a fantastic teacher and I love her "can do", "get it done" style! She makes it all seem do-able. Currently, she has a website called "Big Picture Scrapbooking" which offers all kinds of online scrapbooking classes; her "Library of Memories" class, all about organizing your photos, is one of the best classes I have ever taken!
I made this album in her class, using a two-up album from Scrapworks. While these albums are no longer available, there are plenty of comparable ones on the market.
We were instructed to bring over 200 photos and get them all scrapped. She did tell us to have so many of friends, family, pets, etc. so we were prepared. The album was broken down into sections called "us", "kids", "family" and "friends".
She used one line of papers and matching ribbons, brads, mini-tags, and rub-ons, etc.. We decorated the section pages but then were free to go wild on the inside, using papers cut to 4"x6" and cropping our photos smaller to fit or just filling the whole 4" x 6" section with a photo. I was able to finish the album at the event, with no problem!
I LOVE the comprehensiveness of the album! All our friends and family in one, easy to handle place. A quick, but meaningful overview. Check out the photos below:
Cover of album:
Have you ever scrapped a 4" x 6" two-up album like this? Did you like it?
I hope you've enjoyed my "Five Must-Make Mini-Album Series"! Let me know!
Did you notice anything missing in all these albums? Leave me a comment below letting me know what it was and I'll do a drawing for an ATG adhesive gun...
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