Do It With a Smile | Mini Book


Sharing a mini that I made using the February Cocoa Daisy 12 x 12 Memory Keeping and Pocket kits. I cut out a digital file for the base of the album using my Silhouette Cameo from kraft cardstock and then added my patterned papers, phrase stickers, cardstock die-cuts, buttons, ribbons, photos, etc.

There are only three photos in this little accordion book but I knew I wanted them to be housed somewhere special since they are such special ones of Zoey and two of her good friends.

Using the mixed media diecuts from Vicki Boutin made putting this little mini together an absolute breeze! I used so many of these cut-outs in this mini. It really made the whole thing come together quite nicely, and quickly!

Loving the little birds!

Here is the mini spread out...

and then here is a picture of the back of the album. I decided to put my favorite photo (enlarged) on the back so it would have it's own special place. It kind of looks like a photo in a frame looking at it this way.

Last weekend was my book club for the teens that I serve at the library that I work at and Leo (our dog) wasn't feeling the best which meant some visits to the vet, new meds, some special food prep for his diet (rice and hamburger) and some extra-special care and a brief period of a few days where we were all worrying about him. He's such a huge part of our life...hate it when he's sick! One of my good friends had surgery this week too and my heart was worrying for her and her family as well. To be honest, I really wasn't feeling like crafting at all this week with all the stress and worry, so I'm thankful I was able to get this little project put together in the time that I did. Once I started in on it though, I was feeling more inspired and it ended up being quite therapeutic actually and I'm happy with how it turned out. Funny how that works!

Wishing you a productive week ahead, whatever that may mean for you!