Welcome to the Simple Stories 6x8 album blog hop!
You should have just come from Guiseppa's blog, but if you just happened here you will want to start at the beginning which is at the Simple Stories blog. Comment there and along the way for a chance to win a fabulous Simple Stories album assortment prize!
Now let me just say, I am not a huge mini album maker. I tend to have a hard time designing in such a small scale when I am used to being a 12x12 scrapper. But let me tell you----the Simple Stories 6x8 album has made me a believer! I love the concept and all the products that Simple Stories has available to make designing an entire album fast, easy and fun. And the outcome is something I adore!
Last year the kids and I made a list of 100 fun things to do over the summer. We had a blast making and crossing off and obviously doing things on the list so we decided to do it again this year. This time I am using a Simple Stories 6x8 album to document it:
Of course I HAD to use the wonderful Summer Fresh collection! The cover was Kraft, but I decided to cover it with patterned paper and use a journaling block for the title. I love the little book plate on the binding and added some mini stickers and summery ribbons:
The inside cover has a large Memorabilia Pocket to hold the actual list:
The album includes dividers and I used one for each summer month. Again I used a Memorabilia pocket adhered to the month dividers to store tickets or other, well... memorabilia!
Inside each month I will have a mix of pages. Some will use the divided page protectors...
and include smaller photos and journaling blocks:
Others will utilize the Journal/Scrapbook Album pages and look more like 6x8 layouts:
Of course we probably won't complete all 100 things on the list (we actually carried several items over from last year's list to this year's). And I know I won't take pictures of 100% of the activities, but this is a great way to remember a large majority of the fun things we plan and do this summer. I already have dividers made up for July...
and August. The dividers are made of thin chipboard but I had no problem using my sewing machine to add stitching to them:
That is as much of the album as I have completed for now, but I love how easy it is going to be to add more divided page protectors and full album sized pages to each section! I may even pre-make pages and just add photos as we take them. I will definitely post the album again as it develops. This is absolutely the most fun I have ever had with a mini album and I can't wait to come up with a different theme for another! So if you want to try and win the Simple Stories prize be sure to comment here before you go and comment on the Simple Stories blog too!
Here's to a fun filled summer!