Chalkboard Mini Album | Love You Because

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Our internet has been ridiculously awful, and I know it's such a first world problem, but internet has become such a huge part of our lives. Without it I wouldn't be able to share this here with all of you, and that's important to me. So the internet is clearly important.

Today I'm sharing this mini album I made using a mini chalkboard from Michaels. The tutorial to make this album comes from one of my faves Wilna Furstenberg, as part of her Love Mini Album Workshop (worth every penny in my opinion). This was my first time making the album, though I've watched the class videos at least a dozen times, and if I had to do it again, I think I'd staple half the pages to the front and the other half to the back, and stagger them a bit so all the pages can flip nicely.

I'm not going to talk too much about this, it's pretty straight forward if you buy the tutorial. In her videos Wilna cuts up new pocket pages, I used scraps left over from other projects. I fused or stitched each pocket closed once I had all the cards, photos, journaling and embellishments where I wanted them. Most of them open on the right or left edge, and I didn't want to worry about things falling out of the pockets. I added in different sized pockets (3x4s in a couple places) and love the varying page sizes. The inside cover is kind of messy, but I really wanted to use that frame on the front, so I embraced the brads sticking through to secure it as much as I wanted.

Okay, now on to the photos.

I used this kit by Heidi Swapp for all of the 3x4 and 4x6 cards. It doesn't seem to be available anywhere anymore, except possibly on Amazon for a ridiculous price, but you could probably find it in the Becky Higgins digital shop, or in the Project Life App if that's how you scrapbook.

I made my niece a mini book back in 2014 as well, documenting our weekly visits at my mom's house and sharing with her some of the photos I have sitting in my computer. This album is along the same lines and I have one more that I want to make for this year, but I have less photos now that she's in school for full days.

Thanks for coming by to see this. I hope it encourages you to turn something possibly unusual into a mini album. Anything is possible.