(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.
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!