Monday, 22 October 2012

Random Memories Mini

I took the  Pop of the Page class to learn how to layer elements, but I meant to use the skills mostly for decorating presents, boxes, cards and the such, because I prefer my scrapbook layouts to be flat-ish.

But inspired by Jen Jockish and the amazing contributors to the class, I thought maybe I could risk a mini book? My first thought was to use some black & white pictures, but when I went looking for them I found a box with lots of memorabilia and decided to make a mini album of random memories instead.

I had a very small album with a big wire binding - ideal for bulky pages, so I started working. Everything but the kitchen sink was my motto!


Opening page:

One of the things Jen said was to have some repeating elements in the mini, to give a sense of unity, so I decide to use the right page to house memorabilia/photos/decorations and on the left have the same shape journaling card.

The first page has our temporary membership cards for a sports club in my hometown. The pocket holds our cards and I used a spare photo of my daughter to decorate the front. I sanded the points of the leaf shaped pins to make them blunt. I am scared of pins!

My son's first proper shoes. The lady at the shop (Clark's) took a polaroid photo of him with the shoes, and gave a note with his shoe size and date.

Disneyland Paris. I took lots of photos which never made into an album... Here are the entrance tickets, plus one for the Paris metro. I secured the tickets with washi tape and you can see all of them separately.

Spare of passport photos...

I think this was the only time the four of us squeezed instead a photobooth. Must do it again!

Tickets for a Thomas the Tank Engine show. The Thomas image is the label for a shoe. Hoarder, me?

When my daughter had her first haircut, the hairdresser put a little bit of the hair in cellophane paper. I forgot I had it. This page is still missing something, I'll probably add a die cut later.

There's still lots of empty pages, but the album is already quite bulky so I am deciding if I will add more to it or not.