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Vacation Mini Album

When I decided to take a break from scrapping this year, apart from my Project Life, I didn’t know how long the break will last. I have no idea when I’m ready to pick up conventional scrapping of layouts, albums etc again. I’m just happy doing Project Life alone. I love the fact that Project Life layout enables me the flexibility to document my life on a weekly basis, adding just pictures, journaling and of course some of my favorite embellishments. Yes, I do miss creating layouts like I used to for many years, but doing something different can be a good change.

So, when I was scheduled to submit a short article for {entreARTistes} Magazine, I was stumped. For the first time, I panicked! I asked myself “What shall I do? I have not create any projects at all this year, not even a card!”. I was unsure if I could make something for the magazine. I was afraid that I couldn’t get it started at all. Let me tell you, I was lost. Absolutely lost. Darn, I told myself by hook or by crook, I need to make something. Anything at all, whether or not if I could coordinate papers and embellishments, whether I could pick the right colors etc., I have no time to think and worry too much. I think in situation like this, when I’m given no choice, I am “forced” to work under “pressure” with anything I could grab hold of! *laugh* Which means I have to create something whether I’m able to or not.

Moving forward, here’s the vacation mini album I made for {entreARTistes} Magazine’s latest issue. When I created this album, I had in mind I’d like to bring along a completed mini album with me on my upcoming vacation to Krabi with my family. The album was in made in a way where I can just insert my polaroid pictures that will be taken while we’re there, right onto the pages and I’ll just add some journaling about the trip. And when I’m back, I’ll have a completed mini album for memory keeping of the trip!

Oh, before I proceed with the rest of the pages, please be aware that this post will be heavily loaded with TONS of pictures of my mini! It’ll take you some time to go through the whole post, if you don’t mind. 😉

For this 4 x 6 album, I used a lot of my favorite My Mind’s Eye Follow Your Heart paper collection and some Crate Paper scraps from my stash. I love the graphic design and color of both brands. They’re so versatile and easy to match with the October Afternoon embellishments that I used. My other favorite embellishments that I used are the white vellum paper, paper doily and doily die-cuts, brads, manila tags, and of course my own flair buttons, the Hello Life, Click It, Noteworthy, IconTravel and Honeycomb & Chevron collections. Love seeing them on my own projects! 😀

And not to forget that I also used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out some of my favorites words and phrases. You will also notice that this album is categorized into 4 sections with each separator cards, which I used my Cameo to cut out words for the categories. I decided to categorize them into Places We Go, Food We Ate, Our Favorites and Where We Stay, makes the album a little more interesting when I add the polaroid pictures into the pages.


Are you still with me? *laugh* Told you it’s heavily loaded with tons of pictures. 😉

Anyway,  hope you enjoyed my mini album. If you have any questions at all on this album, please feel free to ask.

I can’t wait to go on our vacation in two weeks from now!

Thanks for looking and happy Friday!

  • YvetteNovember 16, 2012 - 4:37 pm

    LOVE it Leena!

  • CarlyNovember 16, 2012 - 6:05 pm

    Such a beautiful album, I am very inspired to create one right now!
    Enjoy your holiday

  • ElisaNovember 16, 2012 - 7:18 pm

    love it!!!! absolutely gorgeous!!!!
    thanks for sharing

  • LindaNovember 16, 2012 - 8:46 pm

    This is gorgeous!! Your are so creative 🙂

  • MarieNovember 17, 2012 - 12:36 am

    Just bought Entrartistes yesterday and read your article: they were right to ask you to make it, your mini-album is beautiful!

  • Julie {CalleLillyCafe}November 17, 2012 - 5:33 pm

    I am in love w/this mini!

  • Linda in AusNovember 17, 2012 - 10:49 pm

    Love it Leena. You make layering and adding bits here and there look easy but I find it so hard. Love love love your mini.

  • Priya VenkatNovember 19, 2012 - 12:14 am

    I would love to see it with all the pictures in it. Its a lovely idea…to have the album ready before the trip. I’ve done this too and find it so much easier to document the trip right away. Wont forget the little details then, right?

  • MadeyNovember 20, 2012 - 12:28 pm

    Love the badges! Nice album!

  • MichelleNovember 20, 2012 - 9:13 pm

    Wow Leena love love love this mini album, how super organised are you! Love the papers, love the embellishments and the sewing detail and of course all your flair buttons, not long till your holiday now…. Michelle xx

  • SamNovember 21, 2012 - 4:48 am

    I m sooooo in love with mini =) i skipped my Krabi trip in end Oct. Hope you have fun there!

  • caz hancockNovember 21, 2012 - 2:27 pm

    WOW this is stunning 🙂

  • YenYenNovember 22, 2012 - 10:24 am

    Hi, i am new here. Your mini is very beautiful, simple colour combination will make your photo stand out.

  • Josie TehNovember 25, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    I adore ur album so much! What a great idea… Thank you for sharing!

  • NicolNovember 29, 2012 - 5:35 am

    This is gorgeous! love it.

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