Sunday, July 31, 2011

DeLovely "By the Sea" Mini-Album Update

I finally got my beach mini up to date this weekend and I thought I would share just one more thought about it with you here. If you'll recall, this mini album chronicals my son's tri-annual trips to the beach where I grew up. I think this is a wonderful way to get a glimpse of how he's growing and changing before my eyes.

Since it is a work in progress and I plan on adding more years to it, I have prepped my product to do just that. I created the album with the DeLovely Kit. As I mentioned before, I really like consistency in my mini-albums, so I want to continue to use the same product throughout.

Instead of leaving big sheets of paper and bulky embellishment sheets clogging up my stash, I went ahead and trimmed down the paper to fit in the album. I also went ahead and punched enough seaweed (martha stewart large snowflakes punch) and coral flowers (martha steward hydrangea punch) to last and collected just the bits of chipboard, stickers, and paper labels that I thought I would use. I thought about including the rest of the buttons as well, but I know that I always have buttons in my stash and so decided not to have those bulking up my embellishment bag. I've now just attached the embellishment bag to the back of the mini-album with masking tape and I'm ready to add a page quickly the next time we visit Florida.

You can find links to the rest of this mini-album HERE. I hope it inspires you to document your vacations. - Doris Sander :)
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  1. Doris - this is one of my (many) favorite projects of yours - and brilliant to punch ahead of time and put those little bits and pieces in little baggie!

  2. what a neat idea...the documenting the trips and putting the emblishments in the baggie attached for future pages. Thanks for sharing...


  3. Ooohhh, so soft and pretty, it's hard to pick what I like most. I do think the peek-a-boo embellishments are really lovely in this colllection.

  4. Well this trimmed paper is fit in the album..All you need to do is just manage it and staple..