Sunday, February 04, 2007

Mini scrapbooks

As much as I love just sitting down to create something of my own, there's a great enjoyment that can come from making a kit. All the pieces are there, there's no need to stress that it won't look good. It is just a fun time working with paper and color to create something you know will be great when you finish. Well, Mom and I have done two Bo-Bunny scrapbooking kits recently. Yesterday, we took a class at Reflections of the Heart. The class was "You make my heart sing" and featured a mini accordion-style scrapbook in a metal tin. I mostly followed the kit, but made adjustments along the way.
Here's the cover and a glimpse of the inside:

We had another kit, a scrapbooking calendar of sorts, that was also from Bo-Bunny. The kit has a page of sayings that went along with each month of the year. The idea is that you could put one picture from each month and at the end of the year, have a great memory of 2007. Because we only had one kit, Mom and I decided we would just use it as guidance. We could find our own paper and each do a calendar album. Well, because we own just about every printed paper known to mankind -- like only knitters have stash? I don't think so! -- we went shopping in our scrapbooking rooms. It took us about a million years to find just the right paper for each page, but I think our finished projects turned out a zillion times better than the original. I put my completed pages in one of those 6 by 6 SEI mini-albums. I just love those! Here's the cover and a couple sample pages.


Shelley said...

I love your scrapbook pages! The papers are so pretty!

I agree...even scrapbookers have a stash. I know I do. I have a ton of papers, etc. for scrapbooking and card making...I really need to do some of this craft too - make a dent in the stash.

Tracylinney said...

Your tin-book is very cute!!!