Friday, January 31, 2014

Love Mini Albums

A mini album can be the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. Juliana and Denise have each created a mini album for the one's they love, using the bold, bright and fun Head Over Heels collection and coordinating Mini Album. Make sure you stop by their blogs when you finish here to see more of each of their albums.

You and Me Mini Album by Juliana Michaels

You and Me Mini Album for BoBunny by Juliana Michaels

The Head Over Heels Mini Album, with it's trendy camera shape and bold colors and patterns was love at first sight. I used the coordinating Head Over Heels collection to personalize it for some photos of me and my husband, that were taken at a wedding we recently attended. To decorate the cover, I used a few pieces of Chipboard and a strip of paper from the Endless Love Patterned Paper. I then dressed it up with a red bow and some glitter for a touch of extra sparkle and shine.

You and Me Mini Album for BoBunny by Juliana Michaels

You and Me Mini Album for BoBunny by Juliana Michaels

To embellish the inside pages, I used a combination of Stickers, Chipboard, Patterned Paper and Noteworthy Die Cuts. I carried the hand doodled theme of this collection throughout the album, by adding some of my own doodling with a black pen.

You and Me Mini Album for BoBunny by Juliana Michaels

When creating a mini album, it is helpful to repeat things throughout the album to help it flow from one page to the next. To achieve this, I added a bit of hand doodling and glitter on each of the pages. The album contains 10 pages and I have shared 4 of them here with you today. Feel free to stop by my blog, 17turtles, to see the other 6 pages and more detail photos on my hand doodling and other embellishments.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Endless Love / Head Over Heels
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Head Over Heels
Chipboard: 12 x 12 Chipboard / Head Over Heels
Stickers: Combo Sticker / Head Over Heels
Noteworthy: Head Over Heels
Mini Album: Head Over Heels

Love Mini Album by Denise van Deventer

This is a little "love" album about the 2 boys in my life! My hubby and my son. When I received this fabulous mini album from BoBunny it was a no-brainer that I would have to create a "love" document. Because of the super colours in the Head Over Heels collection and funky camera shaped Mini Album, I choose some fun photo's to compliment it.

I honestly had so much fun creating this mini album. With all the co-ordinating 6x6 papers, Noteworthy, stickers, chipboards and buttons, it is so easy to put a page together. I was just brimming with ideas and the thing that took the longest, was waiting for the gesso and glue to dry!

Last year sometime, my hubby and son were playing and wrestling with one another.  I got the camera out and took quite a few photo's of their antics. It was good to have quite a number of photo's from the same shoot to work with for the album.

I love these mini albums, they are the sort of thing that you can display on your coffee table. It is a great way for people to get a quick little view of your subject/theme. You are welcome to come on over and have a coffee and see more of my mini. But, if that's a little far to go, then just pop on over to my blog and you will see more details and pages there!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: First Kiss, Boyfriend / Head Over Heels
Cardstock: Sugar Dot
Stickers: Combo Sticker, Cardstock Sticker / Head Over Heels
Noteworthy: Head Over Heels
Buttons: Head Over Heels
Brads: Silver and Gold
Jewels: Silver and Gold
Chipboard:12 x 12 Chipboard/ Head Over Heels
Stamps: It is Written, Curly Q, Autumn Song
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Head Over Heals
Mini Album: Head Over Heals
Blossoms: Blush Pansy, Blush Zinnia, Wildberry Zinnia, Wildberry Dahlia, Wildberry Pansy
Doilies: 4” Small
Kraft: Canvas Pleated Lace


  1. These mini albums are both absolutely fabulous! I just love how you documented LOVE :)

  2. Mini albums are the easiest kind to work with. You can pack them full of sentiments, photos and embellishments yet they don't take forever to complete.

  3. Great job girls! I always love red and black together.

  4. What adorable mini albums. I love how you each took the same mini and showed us different ways to embellish them! Awesome job ladies!

  5. What great mini albums. Loved them both. Thanks for the ideas.

  6. so many ideas from both albums and both are super cute! Great job Denise and Juliana :)

  7. These mini albums are both so very adorable and inspiring that I will have to get with the program and make my valentine one

  8. What a great albums you all made!

  9. BEAUTIFUL albums!!!
    LOVE the window cover & front layers and the delightful pages inside!!!