April 8, 2010

The Mind Behind the Mini

I'm not much of a mini-maker. I really don't have a place to put little albums, don't want to stick them in a drawer, and most times I just don't finish them.

But this month when the big box of goodness arrived on my doorstep, I was a bit baffled with what to do with the Maya Road chipboard banners. I had recently posted some faux TTV pictures on my blog, and I thought that it would be a good idea to start a charm bracelet-esque mini for my travels. One that I can add to each time I visit a new place.


I used my most favorite Studio Calico stamps - the Noah Alphabet Set to abbreviate the cities, like "NY" , "CHI", and "NOLA."


Then on each opposing banner, I wrote what year the trip was, where we went and who I was with.


I added my pictures, some bright bits, punched holes, inked the edges with Black Staz-On, sprayed a layer of Charcoal Mist and strung it all together on a ball chain.


I'm really excited at how it turned out. Are you a mini-maker?

14 comments:

Solblomst said...

Nice and sweet. I like it. :)

Carol B said...

ah brilliant!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

I love the idea of a charm-braceletesque mini! That is fabulous! and yours is adorable!!!

Lola said...

Thanks for this idea!

Nenne said...

that is so cool! Lovely idea! I love minis want to make more of them!

vegetablog said...

I *love* this-- I am not a mini-album maker, but I would make one if I knew for sure it would look like this at the end!

ShellyJ said...

I am not a mini-maker... but I think this is absolutely adorable!

debbieback said...

this mini is my fav. LOVE it =)

{VICKI} said...

I have done a few minis--but not usually.

sandi said...

This really came out nice. What a great idea! I think I'm going to do this as well.

Valerie Bishop said...

I'm not a mini album person either - but I thought this album was just brilliant!!! I love it and I am going to scraplift this idea!! Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

This is crazy cute. I'm so getting into minis right now. I would have never thought of this. Love it

Lynda p

orange gearle said...

Awesome! Are the photos protected in any sort of way? I am working on something that I suppose is somewhat similar, but I'm worried that the pictures will get damaged. Thoughts?

scrapandthecity said...

this was a really cute project!