March 23, 2011

What's Up? Wednesday

Last week Angela introduced you to our first "What's Up? Wednesday"! Each Wednesday you'll hear from one of our Design Team members on what's up in the scrapping world-- either worldwide, at Paper Pals, or even in our Design Team member's lives.

Today Judy is sharing her very favorite scrapbook gift (to give)..."Mini Albums!"

Those of you that know me, know that I LOVE to create mini albums!  They make a perfect gift for birthday, Christmas, new baby...whatever the occasion! (If you've never given someone a mini album for a gift, you need to...I guarantee the response you get will make it worth all your time!) 

My current project is a "Happy First Birthday" mini album for our baby grandson, Graehm, who will be turning one year old in July.  I have SO many photos, and this is a great way to use them!  I'm using an 8X8 3-ring binder album from "We R Memory Keepers."  Paper Pals carries these albums (and, refill pages if you want to add more pages to your album.  The refill pages with two pockets allow you to add more pictures without doing a layout for that page.  It's a great way to increase the number of photos in an album.)

In my years of teaching classes at Paper Pals, my favorite thing to teach was mini albums. It was so fun to get together for two hours and have everyone leave the class with an album "picture ready!"  Below are a few--- using only Bazzill Cardstock.

Shawna is teaching a "Mother's Day"and "WSU Cougars"  mini album class...perfect for gift-giving!!  You should check them out!!
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AngMomof3 said...

You've inspired me! I'm not a mini albums person, but with your adorable samples and idea to use them for gifts has me itching to make one!

(BTW-- adorable grandsons in the photos... you're so lucky!)

Karen said...

Thanks for such a great post Judy! We LOVE your mini albums.

Shawna said...

You are the QUEEN of mini albums! You are the one who hooked and inspired me to create them!

Leah said...

I love the colors and how you created an album with just cardstock. The sunshine LO is so adorable. Great post. Thank you.

Deb said...

I think your ideas are so wonderful and so very very sweet. I so enjoy your masterful touch.