Monday, August 27, 2012

Amy Tangerine Day Book

The Amy Tangerine Day books have been hot sellers since the moment they arrived on the scene.  Although I really liked the look of them I was hesitant as to whether or not I would enjoy working with them, as the pages are a much lighter weight than I was accustomed to.  Needless to say as soon as I began filling the first page all hesitations were washed away.  The album was incredibly easy to work with.

I decided to use it to do a 'Book Of Me'.  Here's the finished album.  
I apologize in advance for my hand being visible in many of the photos.  Photographing this little guy proved a lot more tricky than putting it together :)

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the envelope houses the acceptance email from Scrapbook Trends
The game day ticket is peeking out behind the page

I've mentioned before how important I think it is to scrap about ourselves in addition to our family and friends.  This little book will serve as a reminder in years to come of all the rich blessing my life held at this point.  It may seem to go against the grain to do a BOM album in the middle of the year, but that's me, that's how I roll, and I find great freedom in scrapping whatever my heart desires, and not restraining myself to chronological order, or standard timelines.

If you struggle with mini albums and don't know where to start here are some ideas that may help you to get started on your own: 

1. Select a theme for your album.  Choose something that you have at least a handful of photos for.

2. Print your photos.  I suggest you stick with photos that are 3x5 and smaller.  I find it difficult to work with 4x6 photos in a mini album.  As a rule, the more embellishments you wish to use the smaller your photos should be.

3. Start with the products you love, elements that will co-ordinate with the album you've selected.  Don't limit yourself to only what you think you 'should' use, and grab more than you think you need.  Gather it all, the assortment of goodies will inspire you.

Here's a peek at some of the product I started with.
As you can see not all of it got used, but it sure got my creative juices flowing, just seeing it all in one place like that.
4. Start cutting and pasting.

5. Enjoy the process.

At least these are the things that work for me. 

I used a lot of miscellaneous bits and pieces from my own stash for this album.  All the Amy Tangerine products, however are available in the store.  So are the Maya Road canvas butterflies.  Here are the links for easy shopping.  While you're there, I'm sure you'll see some other fabulous goodies, perfect for your next mini.

If you are inspired to create a mini, please let me know.  I'd love to come and have a peek. 


Monique Liedtke said...

WOW Sherri! I really LOVE your mini and pinned it straight away! You rock girl!

Gisèle said...

Amazing, now I want to do one!!!

Nicole Nowosad said...

that is seriously amazing!!! I love it!!!

Sharon said...

Lovely Job Sherri!!

Isabelle said...

Awesome book Sherri!! Love it!!

blsd2scrp said...

this is a really great mini-album! I love it! might just have to attempt one in the near future! thanks!

Kate Vickers said...

Gorgeous, Sherri! I love the mini and I like your manicure too! ;-)