Shellie: Mini Book using PL cards - Stitches South 2014 (Imported Post)

Cover of my Stitches South mini made from a Project Life mini kit.
Cover of my Stitches South mini made from a Project Life mini kit.

(This post was imported from shellieglass.com.  It was originally posted on May 27, 2014.) The other day I was sitting at my desk, wondering what I could make out of the May Scraptastic Kit contents.  I'd received it that day and its my first scrap kit ever.  I love the contents but I felt a little overwhelmed by it and the pressure it put on me to make something fantastic right away.  I didn't have any ideas in that area so after I loved it all for a few minutes I packed it all away and sat.  Somehow I started thinking about Project Life cards and the many many cards I bought when I had plans to do the week by week scrapbooking for 2014.  Since I've since changed my method for Project Life, I had a lot of extra cards and mini sets available.

I have always thought I'd use them to make mini books or at least to include in my mini books and I thought... I'll pull out that packet of Road Trip themed cards I bought and just make a little test book.  Well... I couldn't find that set, it wasn't where I thought it would be, but there was another one there so I used it instead.  In another post I plan to write about the process of making the little book, but now I'll just talk about the end product.

Love this panoramic photo.
Love this panoramic photo.

I made the book.  Let me explain here that I never do this kind of stuff spur of the moment.  I plan it out forever and buy stuff and buy more stuff and think about it and usually, never actually end up doing the actual project.  But I just starting sorting cards and punching holes and suddenly I had a little book.  I'd only meant for it to be for practice for now, but once I had it in my hand I had to try to find something to put in it.  I needed a series of photos and of course my most recent collection was from my Stitches South vacation in April.  I decided I was going to go for it but I needed some alpha stickers and maybe some embellishments and I'd be good to go.

The next night I stopped by Joann on the way home and picked up some alpha stickers and a pack of little buttons and embellishments that matched and by golly, I went home that night and finished my little book!  I even successfully printed out the photos - which was an accomplishment considering my printer is out of cyan, magenta and now yellow toner.  Grrr.  But I had enough to make it work.

I cut and taped and sorted and embellished and about 11pm or so I had a little memory album from my trip.  I just love it!