Sunday, September 30, 2012

Feeling Filrty - Paper Trail Hop and Project #9

Welcome to the Paper Trail Blog Hop. This month we're feeling Flirty with fun papers from Close to My Heart. If you've arrived here from Mary's blog, you're on the right track. (But don't worry, the hop is circular so you can start anywhere.)

I combined the the Flirty papers with another fun new product from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book - the new Dimensional Elements Album pages. The pages come six to a sheet and for just $4.95 they were quite a bargain. I added two binder rings and quickly created a 10 page album.

The fall colors of this paper packet and the word elements in the Flirty workshop stamp set got me thinking about being thankful, so I created a gratitude book for my family.

Here is my book:

I know that I like mini albums best if I keep them simple, so I went with a simple scheme.
I covered facing pages with the same paper.

I included an oval with a number for the title and a Cricut cut frame for journaling.

I stamped on each page using one of the images from the Flirty workshop stamp set.

You may have noticed that so far my book is blank. This is because I am planning to enlist my family's help in completing it. There are four of us so each will choose one page to record something that makes her (or him) feel thankful. (My daughter has already claimed the pinkish-purple (her word) page).

Number five I completed on behalf of all of us:

After we have added the photos and journaling on the remaining four pages I will finish with a few more Sparkles.

I think this book will be a nice remembrance for us this fall and in the future. The best part is, I still have papers left to complete the workshop layout and even more! (Check back for those later...)

Would you like a kit to make your own mini-book? Check out the classes tab for more information!

Now, hop on along to Linda's blog to see what she has in store.


  1. What a great book that is perfect for memories!!! The papers set off your photo perfectly!!! The border stamps are perfect on the paper!!! Really adds depth!

  2. I love your little album and especially how you plan to complete it with each family member claiming a page. I must borrow this idea! Sweet!

  3. Love the concept for the book, and so fun with the bright Flirty colors!

  4. Oh, this is sooo cute, and I'm such a sucker for mini's. :)

  5. Mini-albums are my fave too!!!

  6. Thanks for dropping by and leaving some love at my blog during the SEM bloghop, it is always appreciated! I love your gratitude mini book too! Isn't it nice to take some time out and really think about what we are grateful for? I agree that these are wonderful little reminders of what is so important to us, and hope your finished project brings you so much pleasure to look back on xx