Monday, January 26, 2015

Year>>Noted Mini-Album - Pt. 1

As memory keepers, we try to tell the stories of our families and friends; special moments and everyday occurrences; and all our wonderful adventures. However, often in the telling of these stories, we forget to say or show anything of ourselves. As the photographer is rarely seen in photographs, so the scrapbooker rarely tells her story. 

Thanks to my good friend Jean who pointed out this missing story, I decided to turn my Year>>Noted kit and mini book into a little snapshot of who I was, who I am now, and who I'd like to be. 

I decided to keep it simple and tell my story in two ways - one, with some of my favorite photos; and two, with fun journaling prompts. Here are some of my photo pages:

Here I am with my big brown eyes and chubby cheeks. All the black dashes and dots either come from the stamp set or were hand drawn. I stamped the banner in Black, Sorbet and Glacier ink, cut and used the mini stapler to adhere.

I wanted to see how many photos I could get onto a 4x6 page, and it turns out six 1.5 x 1.5" photos work perfectly!

I love these photos of me caving in the southwest! I thought using white cardstock to make them look like Polaroids added something fun.

A very simple design for our team photo - one 3x5 photo matted on white cardstock and backed with peachy B&T paper.

This album holds 20 pages, and I used 10 of them for my favorite photos. I loved going through all my pictures to find some of my favorite moments. 

I'd love for you to create your own "All About Me" album. All of you who have purchased the Year>>Noted kit from me can get the instructions as my thank you gift to you - simply email me at to request yours.

Don't have the kit yet? There's still time! Simply go to my website and place a $50 order - the kit is yours for $5 (or for $10 if you add on the mini book). You'll be prompted to add on the kit when you check out.

Check back on Wednesday for the journaling pages!

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