I love minis!
And no, I'm not talking skirts! HA!
I love mini albums.
Want to marry them. (I'm only 1/2 kidding on that one!)
I actually do alot of minis for different things from trade shows to classes and rarely do I think to post them because it's hard to show them in their entirety and let's be honest - seeing all the details is what makes them fun, right? So I thought I might try a weel of minis here to have a place to show them and also to perhaps inspire some of you to try one of your own.
I definately subscribe to a "simple" philosphy when it comes to my mini albums. I come up with a page idea/concept and then repeat it in varying formats for all the pages. That makes them sooooo easy to complete because once the intial design is developed, the rest just falls into place.
This one is one of my favorites. I did this album about my neighbor Jessica for CHA Summer back in July. It features BasicGrey's Urban Prairie line and one of my fave mini shapes - Lotus - in dark chocolate chip (black) - yummmm!
I love this shape because not only is it so different, it's also not overly complicated that fussy cutting around the edges is difficult should you want to cover it. Personally, though I don't like to cover all of these beautiful albums because I like when the bare chipboard color to come through. And with these albums, since the color is in every layer of the chipboard, the color stays beautiful and bold no matter how much work you do to it! Also fun is adding pen work with opaque pen to these albums like I did here. The dark colors really make the brights and whites pop out.
These albums make wonderful handmade presents for loved ones and it's not to late to get started for someone special you know. In fact, at the end of the week, I'll give away one of BasicGrey's new minis so you can do just that! Keep watching for details!
And one more thing before I go...
This Thanksgiving, BasicGrey is releasing a brand. new. line. and just in time for the new year! (It should begin shipping by Mid-December.) Wow, is it gorgeous! To get you thinking about it, the powers-that-be over at BasicGrey (Hi, Maddy!) have agreed to let me give away an entire collection back to the person who first accurately guesses the name of this new line.
And here's a hint....it starts with a "B" - now GO! Go forth and guess! :) I can't wait to hear what you come up with!
Happy Tuesday, all!