Monday, June 15, 2015
Large, traditional scrapbooks are great, but sometimes you want something smaller – something themed and something you can take places and show off!  That’s why the talented ladies on the Cross Canada Blog Hop are featuring Mini Albums this month!  Take a hop through and see the amazing and mini creations my sister CTMH consultants have put together!

·         This is a circular hop so you can start here and go all the way around.
·         If you came from Nicky’s “Timeless Cottage” blog, then you are going in the right direction.
·         If you want to start the hop in the East and move cross-country to the West, start with this blog.
·         Visit Michelle’s “My Creations” blog  for the complete blog list if you get lost along the way. 

HERE'S MY PROJECT: First Birthday Hip Pics Album
My eldest son Sam turned 1 before I started scrapbooking, so I had all the pictures from his party in a cheapy 4x6 photo album.  Now that he’s 14, it was about time for me to create a special keepsake for that celebration.

I used the Hip Pics album because it’s perfect for 4x6 photos, and the pocket pages make it easy to just slip the photos inside.  And the Confetti Wishes paper is great for any birthday!

Got a horizontal photo?  No problem.  Just crop it down to 4x4 and mount it on a piece of cardstock.  Is your 4x6 picture one that you don't want to crop?  Mount a piece of cardstock over the pre-cut window, and then add your photo.  It's easy to accommodate all of your favourite pictures.

Don't feel limited by the windows that are there.  You can do so much with cardstock and a little creativity.  Don't forget to add paper and embellishments to corners, sides and the bottom to make the album feel finished.

I am really happy to have captured these memories with this mini album.  As we go through the teenage years, I know I will pull it out often to remind me of when he was CUTE.  Tee hee.

Your next stop on this Mini Album Blog Hop is Lucy's Creative Expressions blog.

Please take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our crafty readers ....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, paper and techniques seen along the way.  And come back next month when we’ll be sharing some FUN summer projects!


  1. Sheri, Beautiful work and I am sure that Sam will really appreciate this mini. I really like how you incorporated so many different picture sizes into the album!

  2. Fabulous & Fun! Love your layering of your papers and what great photos as well!

  3. I love how you didn't limit the photos to the window openings, and that you used larger photos, and even tipped the photos on an angle. Great album, full of Cute memories.


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