Saturday, October 20, 2012

Together at home!!

Hi everyone!!

If you know me... you know that Mini Albums are NOT my fave thing to make... I make them.. but they are NOT on my top list of "YAY!! It's time to create!" list... lol :)  

With that being said ... BEFORE Brookie's 6th birthday party we had earlier this month..... I knew we'd have a TON of photos from her party... and I wanted to make sure I could scrap them right away ... 

sooooooo....

I PRE-MADE a mini album before her party, so I could just add the photos in quickly afterwards!!!

GO ME!!!! *wink* 

I couldn't believe I WILLINGLY made a mini album... and better yet... had it photo-less at first until the party photos were printed out! lol! :)

Here it is --




I made this using Simple Stories that I got from BlueMoonScrapbooking.com and used Helmar glue to adhere everything down :)


 






















Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

59 comments:

Laurel said...

What an amazing mini!!!

TesaB said...

Wohoo! Go You! :) FAB mini, Julie!!! What a great memory of the party!!!

Linda Jordan said...

I think you know I love mini albums, hehe. This came super cute!!

Linda

Naomi Edwards said...

Awesome job Julie!!!!! I love the cover and love the pocket for the cards! I am the same when it comes to albums , good on you!!!! You must feel proud of yourself, I would!!!!

wendipooh13 said...

adorable!!!!! that turned out soooo fun and love all the pics!!!!!

L.B. said...

LOVE this idea and that you premade it is so great. Very very cute mini

Keren Tamir said...

I agree with you about mini-albums!! i like them but its too time consuming to make them!! I do love how they turn out and I love including all the photos at once!! love how yours turned out you did an amazing job!!

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE your mini album, Julie!! And belated but VERY BEST HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES to Brookie!!! I see the doll she got (Belle) and her Barbie cake, and am tickled to see she loves her dolls just as much as I STILL do! (0; Love the photos of the crafty activities, making owls and pumpkins.. Looks like so much FUN! Wishing you and all your family a wonderful weekend! ((hugs)) ~tina

Doreen Vasquez said...

i hate creating mini albums too! in fact i dont think i ever actually completed one! my ADD kicks in and i get bored with it. it's hard to tell you don't like to do it though...yours came out so good! its very colorful and fun, perfect for the subject!

Ashley Horton said...

Awesome mini Julie!! What a great way to document the photos for Brookie's birthday!! And I LOVE that corrugated cardboard on the front cover!! :)

Lynn said...

Julie...this is FABULOUS! I love the mini you made. Isn't it fun to have it all ready, just add the photos? Brookie must just love this!!! You rock at mini's..you should make more!!!

June Houck said...

What a wonderful keepsake album for Brookie!

Rachael Funnell said...

Your have TOTALLY rocked this mini album... you have done a FANTASTIC job!!! x

Caroline said...

i LOVE this girl, and her birthday looked a LOT of fun. i love to pre-make albums too but i LOVE making them so i am lucky LOL

Christy said...

See, I'm the opposite! Mini's are my favorite to make because I can scrap an entire event start to finish. :) Yours turned out adorable!!!

Nathalie said...

What a precious keepsake!!! She is going to love looking at it in a few years! Yeah you!!! :D

Connie Mercer said...

super cute!!! mini's aren't my thing either:0:)

Heather Landry said...

Happy Birthday to Brookie! That cake was awesome and I LOVE the pocket that you added for cards. Your mini album turned out wonderfully!

~amy~ said...

This is sooooo wonderful! Such a fab keepsake!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

it turned out ADORABLE!!!

Diana Waite said...

what a GREAT idea for a mini--SO fun!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm amazed, Julie, that you had time to make this marvelous creation in addition to planning a fun party for your DD! Go, you! The doll cake is soooooo cool. My mom-mom used to make a similar thing for me when I was very small, but it had a different kind of plastic doll at the top.

Linda said...

You can't convince me that you don't like to make minis You did an amazing job on this one. Way to go to have it ready before the party. Hugs Linda

alexandra s.m. said...

I just LOVE your mini book Julie!
what a treasure indeed!!
TFS~

The Wallace Family said...

UMMMMM...Julie...I think you need to make MORE mini albums because this is absolutely ADORABLE!!! I am in love with it and I love that you added a little extra spot for the cards....by the way I always wanted a cake like that when I was little:)

Debbie P said...

I love this album! You did an amazing job! I've only made a couple and I'm not very good at them. When I decide to give it a try again, I'll have to refer back to this post! Yours is incredible!

Annmarie Pipa said...

what great idea! good for you...and pre made..you have it all figured out girl!!
happy weekend!

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME!!!

Rose said...

you should make these more often girlfriend! *ducking for cover* lol
you ROCKED it and Miss B is sure to treasure it :)

p/s i always wanted a doll cake but never got one :(

sparklinggnome.com said...

I a m RIDICULOUSLY impressed about your pre-planning!! I am such a terrible planner. :) But, I digress. This mini is so so so adorable, and I love all of the little touches, especially the card pocket. What wonderful work...as always!! <3

yyam said...

What a fun and colourful album! Love how you did this BEFORE the party! :)

Dora said...

What a beautiful album, love that pocket for the cards!!!

Leintje* said...

I love mini books and this one looks fabulous!! I love it and the cards in the back is so great!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Sasha Farina said...

what a precious keepsake!! i adore the album Julie!!

Lynnda said...

Such a fabulous keepsake Julie... You nailed it... its beautiful mini.... hugs and enjoy your Sunday....xoxo

Martha Richardson said...

What a fabulous keepsake for Brooke...now you have to do this every year!!!! Love it!

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!! This is soooooooooooo sweet! Love every page. Looks fab!

Sharon Fritchey said...

"Go you" is absolutely right, Julie!!!!! You are so creative and very clever to make this in advance because you knew you would have a LOT of photos to scrap! and they are all so wonderful and full of the BEST memories from Brookie's birthday! TFS this with us! You made my day!

Tina Connolly said...

What a fantastic album, love the colours, it's fab and fun!

Lizzy Hill said...

Hey there Julie...miss coming by, too - internet is hideously expensive on the ship, so doing the bare minimum...in Turkey atm, just a quick stop by to let you know I'm still alive. Fat, from eating sooo much food on board, but alive!!!! LOVE this mini....I was v pleased I've 'done' my travel journal - am diarising every night then will just add piccies when I get home...makes it easy-peasy, as I can see here:):):) Take care......

Linda R said...

Well it looked like she has a blast at her Birthday. Your album looks awesome. I just love every page.

Hugs~

michelle hodges said...

Very pretty album!!
Love how you decorated each page!
Very adorable and lots of fun pictures!!
Love it!!!!

Jennifer said...

What a FABULOUS little album full of wonderful memories!!! (=

Antonia Krajicek {Green Horned Unicorn} said...

I've been waiting for you to post this, and it was well worth the wait! Amazing album!! You'd never know by looking at it that you were not a mini album kind of girl :) Great job!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You always have the coolest work here!

Cindy deRosier said...

LOVE it!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Awesome mini!! Great idea to make ahead of time! I pre-made one for our GA trip and printed the photos daily so I could leave the book behind with the Grandmas, it was a lot of work! Carri~Abusybee

~Tammy~ said...

I would never know they are not your favorite! You made a fabulous one. How do you get so much done? You are amazing Miss Julie!

TeenaBugg38 said...

LOVE this!!! I adore mini albums, just never seem to have the time to do one from start to finish....I give anyone who can create these things AND layouts without the photos props cuz it's something I just cannot do!

glorygirl said...

Super cute birthday mini! You would never know they aren't your fave!!!

carlies said...

just sooo fabulous album love it !!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Fantastic mini Julie! Well done!! So impressed!!!

Deana said...

Adorable! Love that you also made a pocket for all her cards too!

Teddyree said...

Love it!!! They might not be your fave things to but you're so good at it lol

Audrey Pettit said...

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!

Staci said...

Might not be your favorite thing but you rock at them!! This album is something that Brookie will treasure forever!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, such a fabulous mini!! The only mini I've worked on was helping my niece create one for her birthday last year. This year I did a 12 x 12 album with her. lol!! Love how many photos and how you captured the day here!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great way to commemorate such a special day! LOVE all the dimension and that card pocket at the end!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Seriously LOVE this mini!!! I need to scrap Sophie's birthday still (from June!) and now I'm feeling inspired :)