Monday, September 30, 2013

Mini Album Monday#15- Just Add Photos!

Today's featured mini album is so minimal that you can hardly call it scrapbooking!
No cardstock or stickers needed!
A few months ago, I took my boys to Lego Fest. As you can imagine, I took LOTS of photos. Too many for a simple layout. I knew I wanted to put them in their own mini album, but I didn't want to spend a lot of time on it.
I started with two Lego pirate hats and two pamphlets (that we got while we were there- for FREE),
a stack of photos, and two office binder rings.
Later on, I used office label stickers and a few sets of small letter stickers.
I got this idea from this rockin' blog.
 For the front and back covers of the album, I cut the pirate hat into four pieces measuring 4"x 6".
I sandwiched two pieces back to back for the front and did the same for the back.
For my first page, I cut up part of the front of the pamphlet.

Then I started adding photos.
On most of the photos, I placed an office label then used different letter stickers for my caption.

I didn't put anything on the backs of the photos. That's part of what keeps this book so simple.

I placed two holes in every page. On the backsides of the photos, I used hole reinforcers.

On some photos, I added a little journaling.

Here's another part of the pamphlet. It described one of the displays that we saw.
I placed this right before the photos of my boys checking out these displays.

Here's the very next page: the photo of my son is horizontal.
I placed letter stickers in the corner that say, "Look."

I didn't add a label to every page. There are several photos without them.

At the very end, I used just one journaling card to include details that
I hadn't covered earlier in the book.

On the inside of the back cover, I added this figure that I cut out of the pamphlet.
Using the pamphlet allowed me to have extra elements that matched the theme without me having to go buy some.

The back cover matches the front.
I fit 38 photos, five different pieces of  the pamphlet, and one journaling card in this album.
Quick and easy!
If you like this, come back next week and see how I put a twist on this album.
Thanks for stopping by and God bless.
Holy and awesome is His name.
Psalm 111:9

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