Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Kickin' it old school - Ode to the paper bag mini album using Tim Holtz line...

Every year I make Andrew a little mini album. All "Mom" has to do is insert the photo's! I love coming up with something fun and different every year. So this year... I thought would be the perfect age for the lunch bag mini!

This is a fun quick album!  AND - Can you BELIEVE, I only inked a few of the tags! I know, blew me away too!

Supplies that I used are:

Tim Holtz: Ideaollogy paper stack: Retro grunge, Adage tickets, Hinge clips, Muse tokens, Game spinners, Salvadge stickers, numbers.

Jillibean Soup - Journaling sprouts (not shown); Technique Tuesday stamps - alphabet soup, the number game and the xxxx border strip (I've lost the name of that one) Ink - Archival ink Ranger - jet black. Cosmo cricket tabs and tags, brass metal came in a tin by WeRMemory Keepers. Misc - ribbons, staples, lunch sacks, And the binding was made with Paint stirrer from Home Depot cut to size and held together using posts.

Each page has edge distress and a bit of sanding. I simply laid the bags on top of each other, as you flip thru the book half of the bottom of the sacks showed so I used this to my advantage and stamped the month. (Shown above with the month of June.) I used left over of the paper from trimming the pages and stamped them with the numbers or alphabet. I kept the ends open so as Andrew is in school if there is any important work of art, or homework, or or or...You get the gist! ;)

Feeling inspired? 


  1. How I LOVE mini albums and yours is WONDERFUL!!! Yes, I am feeling very inspired!! I haven't done a mini in awhile....:-)

  2. I LOVE mini books! This looks awesome!!!!

  3. It turned out so cute...I'll bet Anya loved it. I never cease to be amazed by your unique ideas.


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