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Love Themed Mini Album

Good morning! I'm so excited with how most of this mini album turned out. I wish I could make a mini album that was just one thing, but I can't, and I'm okay with that. This was supposed to be about our relationship. Originally FIRSTS from our relationship (inspired by the Story Stamp from Ali Edwards), but it became just a variety of things I love about our relationship, and Jon, and a few firsts from our relationship. It's messy and full of love, and that's basically all I was hoping for with this project.

This album is so full of love that I have to tie it closed to keep it from bursting open. I love it so much. Each one of those tags sticking out, is sandwiched between two photos of memories, and tucked into the pockets I made between each page. I'd like to thank Celine Navarro for her class at Studio Calico that taught me how to make this album from scratch. Perhaps in the future, I'll share a bit of that with all of you!

Here's the cover of the album. Isn't it just beautiful? Pink is definitely not my favourite color, but I just love the way this looks. Originally I was just going to make it, throw in some pink love-y paper for the pages, and sell it or give it away. But after I embellished this beautiful cover, I knew I was going to keep it for myself. I'm so glad I did. The black doily is from My Minds Eye (Sweetest Thing) I cut it in half and stuck it down in two places. The ticket to my heart sticker is also from that line. The arrow is from Maggie Holmes (Open Book) the chipboard hearts are from Studio Calico, and the love thicker is by Amy Tangerine. I used some old white sheets and dyed them different shades of pink using food coloring and water.

Here's What it looks like when you open it. On the left I used some word stickers from MME Sweetest Thing to create a short list of things I love about Jon. I stamped the date the photo was taken in a few places, and tried to do this where I remembered when the photo was taken.

Inside the pocket I included a photo of us from early in our relationship, and a collage I made a few months later.

The photos that were attached to the tag and slipped into the pocket.


On this page, I cut the "10 Things I Love About You" sticker in half, as well as my photo, and a chipboard heart and a banner that I stamped "I love you because" onto. I listed 10 things I love about Jon on this page and added some jewel hearts from Freckled Fawn.

Here I used my Firsts stamp set from Ali Edwards. I documented our first date, kiss, I love you's and adventure. I told the stories about each of them and included a collage of one of our trips and a selfie in the pocket.

This page has photos in the pocket, but I wasn't comfortable sharing them here. Nothing super inappropriate, but I don't think Jon would appreciate me sharing shirtless photos of him on the internet. (And none of you need to see that anyways).

I kept this page pretty simple. The pattern paper was super busy so I just stuck down a vellum circle and some heart stickers along with a recent selfie and a little journaling. I don't know why there's an acorn on this page (tucked under the tag) I definitely do not remember putting it there, but I might leave it.

I ran out of photo paper so this page doesn't have a photo in the pocket. I used some chipboard stickers from My Minds Eye (Market Street I think). It says "Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another". It's perfect for this photo. Jon and I have so few pictures of the two of us, and since I (sorry for being so blunt here) got fat, I try and avoid them whenever possible.

The final page is from our first Christmas in our first house together. The bell ornament my mom made me for that year. It's so pretty and I love her for making it for us. It will always be front and center on our tree. Eventually our goal is to replace our set of purchased ornaments with ones from family that mean something to us. I almost want to write the year on all of them, but I'm pretty sure they're all documented in our Project Life at some point.

Thanks for coming to see this album. It's very similar to how I made the Vintage Book album, but instead of using a book cover as my base, I just used some chipboard from the back side of one of those giant fridge calendars. It worked perfectly and was thin enough that I could stitch the fabric down around the edges, plus you can make it any size you want!

Have a great day!


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