Wednesday, 28 December 2011

PTI Princess Challenge Mini Album 2012

It's time for another Papertrey Princess Challenge and this time Lee has challenged us to make a mini album for any occasion. Now I don't do scrapbooking. I have made 2 or 3 and set them up ready. I have bought 2 different albums and bought all the papers to go with them. But never once I have actually done anything more than that!

I am supposed to be making one of our kitten. She's now almost 10 months old (we got her when she was 9 weeks old) and no longer a kitten and my album is still in the prep stages! I was supposed to make one of our trip to Chester in the summer as it was such a beautiful place to stay. I bought the album, the cardstock, chose the photos and that's it. I have also been making one of our various zoo trips over the years, you know one of those funny animal photo type albums, but only got as far as buying zoo animal related papers. OK you get the idea that scrapbooking is maybe not my thing! I want it to be, but I never get round it to.

So anyways....I decided this time this one WILL be different! I will do this one! I will try to anyway. I chose to make a little monthly mini book, with the idea that I will add a photo and some journalling of one thing a month. Now that can't be too hard to do surely?! And with the size of the album, I don't have a lot of space and therefore it won't feel like I have so much to fill in.

I started off with two blank coasters as my covers and inside I have made 6 pages with a pocket on each side. These were really quick and easy to do. All I did was cut some kraft cardstock to 5 1/2 x 7 inches, scored at 3 inches along both the long and short edge, folded up the pocket and then folded it in half. Easy! The photos will go in the pocket behind the scalloped trim. Added a bit of decoration and it was done. I added a Fillable Frame die with the month stamped on and left some space to add a title for what we did.

Had to use my favourite combo of kraft, pink and white as well! These papers were one of my first buys from PTI and I still love them!

As the pages were folded I could add some little tags stamped with the lines from Mat Stack 1 Collection for my journalling. Each tab was stamped with the month as well. Everything was joined together with some book rings (I have no idea where my Bind It All wires have disappeared to so couldn't use my BIA!)

I am going to try to fill this one in and it will be a nice little reminder of all the places we've been to each month or the little things we have done. Just got to plan our first one, for our 15th anniversary on January 15th. Can't believe we have been together that long! Bless him for putting up with me for all this time!


And that's all for today folks! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. This album is really lovely. What great memories you'll have of 2012. Thanks for playing along with my challenge.

  2. Great job with your album! I hope you enjoy filling it with all of your memories!

  3. Oh, this looks great, Vannessa! What a great idea to remember your year!

  4. Your mini album is so cute! I love the papers and the tabs...want to do this challenge but haven't been able to settle on an album theme.

  5. Such a great idea! Beautiful!!!