Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Elle's Studio Summer Mini Book

If any of you are like me then you have tons of Elle's Studio tags in your scrapbook supplies. This summer Elle is showcasing a fun summer mini using her tags on her blog. I have been following along and hope you are too. Go here to see all of her Summer mini posts so far.

Cover: For my cover I choose to use a 6x6 chipboard album by Maya Road. Check out all the fun albums Erica has in stock over at the store. I left the cover plain like Elle did but added some paint streaks, a summer tag by My Minds Eye, a Prima flower and some bling.

Page 1 (The start of Summer): For me that would be camping on Memorial Day weekend. I choose 2 photos just like she did and used a County Fair journaling tag to tuck behind my photos. For my tag pull I added an old calendar tag and covered up the year so I could use up some of my Stash. On the side I added some embellishments and a date/place tag instead of a flag.

Page 2 & 3 (An event you attend): I choose to do my page about our trip to the Alamo. I used a kraft Note tag and used the ribbon and Vintage tag cutouts to hold my brochure and extra photos. I used staples to attach it using the new Tim Holtz Tiny attacher.

Page 3 &4: (Use a large photo for your page)
I choose to do my 2 page spread about our family vacation. I enlarged one photo to fill the right side and added my title. For the left side I used Vintage cutouts and County Fair tags.
Page 5: (Flowers)
I too added a page to my summer mini about how beautiful the flowers were this year. I used a Vintage cutout and some Making Memories Mini Alphas.

Page 6: (A funny Story)
I too wanted to add a funny story to my book. I used the Bird Note tags and a date tag to make a mini page to hold my story.

Page 7: (Treats or Favorite Restaurants)
I loved these little icecream cutouts so I too wanted to include them on my page. I found a picture of my daughter and I enjoying our favorite summer treat and added a Vintage cutout tag to include my journaling.

Page 8&9: (Another Trip)
I wanted to add a few more pages to my mini so I did one about our trip to the beach. The flashcards were perfect for this. There were so many to choose from including sand, sunshine, ocean, and more!

Page 10: (Something Special)
For the last page I wanted to include something very special that happened to our family this year so I included an ultrasound picture of our daughter to be this September. Thought it was a perfect way to end the book and the summer!

Thanks Elle for the great Summer Mini class! I hope you too had a chance to follow along and if not still make sure to check out the class on the blog and all of her cool new tags in the store.
And during September, when you order any 3 Elle's Studio items, you'll get a free pack!


Anna said...

I love your album Carrie, you did an awesome job!

June said...

I love the album. Beautiful.

Wendy Kwok said...

This album is gorgeous! Love it

Laurie R. said...

What a cute book. Thanks for sharing with us.