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Thursday, February 26, 2009

photostory friday - mini album show and tell

i've never done a mini album like this before.

i totally set it all up for tara and i. i laid out all the stuff on the table so we could quickly get to work. tara comes along and starts casually putting pages together, while i spent about THREE hours agonising over how to even PUT one together - grrrrrrrrrrr...

i must have started about 5 pages and not finished any of them
in the end, i realised i was over-thinking it and i just went with it
most of the pages are giant playing cards from the $2 shop!
i worked on it for the next 2 nights after dinner and in the end completed a TWENTY page album - that i'm VERY happy with! (only 12 shown here tho)

i can't wait to make another one!

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

26 comments:

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

How cute! I LOVE that sepia toned pic of the girl---I'm assuming it's your daughter? Sweet photo.

Mom24 said...

That is absolutely amazing. I'm extremely impressed and terribly jealous! Great job.

Emily said...

Too cute! Great idea!

tommie said...

What an adorable mini album!! You did a great job.

Thanks for visiting my PSF

Supercool Hotmama said...

That is too cute! What a great idea! I may have to get scrappin'!

Kacey R. said...

GASP! I LOVE this! You did an awesome job. I love the flowers and playing cards...all of it!!

mandyb said...

cute,,,,, love the ones that are FULL photos... very cool

Maggie May said...

I've never come across a mini album before. Looks a great idea.

JOh said...

Love it - a lot! Well done Sue. Hope the jobs still going well.

Melinda said...

oh Sue it came out fabulous! I too overthink a lot...getting over myself on that one though!
Great work! Speaking of work how goes the job working girl?

Sass E-mum said...

I love that. i really like the chunky, randomness of it.

Sharon said...

I LOVE it! I wish i had one for myself! ;) I haven't scrapped in a long time...this gives me ideas!

It's a great work of art! Good job!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

I have made two mini albums before - one for my MIL for her 70th birthday and one for my friend's 40th - I should do more - thanks for reminding me how much fun scraping is!

the mama bird diaries said...

Wow. You are so super duper creative. I'm impressed!!!

Michelle said...

So cute and I totally get the agonizing over getting started. Sometimes I do the same thing. :)

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Girl, your talent overfloweth. I would LOVE to be able something like that!

Pam Emmons said...

THis is awesome! You are so creative!

scrappysue said...

thanks ladies! job is going swimmingly well too - thanks for asking! i love them, they love me lol

Chris said...

That is one of the coolest scrapbook ideas I have seen (and believe me I see a lot of them around my house) --very cool!

Kristi Smith said...

That is a great album! Love it, I overthink everything!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Very creative! I love it!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Clever! You're quite the crafty chronicler. : D

A said...

What a beautiful little book! I really need to take on a project like this... Sadly, I left all my scrapbooking things in the Midwest because I didn't think I'd have Any room for them in my tiny NYC apartment (which I don't really have much room... but what was I thinking to not bring a thing?!)

Anyway, you are very talented!

TuTu's Bliss said...

First I have to confess..I usually don't like real scrapbooks (I love digital though) Don't get me wrong I love all the pretty papers, buttons etc.. but I just have never fallen head over heels for one... until now. I love the random sized pages on this one and the special touches. This is the most unique and fun scrapbook I have ever seen! Jen

Reluctant Housewife said...

That puts the awwww in awesome!

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

Yep, you're JUST like me! I love scrapbooking, I could stare at it for HOURS! But your layouts are lovely when you do get them finished. I particularly like your London page. I would never have thought to lay things out like that. I'm so traditional - need to step outside of the box once in a while.