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06 October 2011

mini me.

Hi there!
Time to share that mini I've mentioned a couple of times. It's my first "real" mini, the first one I've made just for us. I love it. Making it made me happy -- I loved the challenge of working on a smaller canvas, making choices about products and trying to find a sense of flow from page to page. Fun times. Wanna see it? Ok:


It's the front cover! Woohoo! I used a Maya Rd. chipboard album -- it's shaped like a picket fence, but since I didn't use the die-cut-to-more-obviously-represent-a-picket-fence page, it just looks like an arched rectangle-y thing, which is just fine with me. The tags on the ring are mostly from We R's travel line from a couple months ago, as are most of the photo mats and about half the background papers. The front tag is an actual Amtrak luggage tag I grabbed from the station. Other elements that run through the album: Basic Grey basics papers and mini alphas. A Martha Stewart skyline border punch. Distress Stain splats. Stamps from Teresa Collins's travel line. On we go:

click-a-roo to enlarge any of the photos.

In the interest of upload sanity, I collaged the interior-page photos and then numbered them for your convenience ;) Ephemera on the travel/lodging pages: our train tickets, hotel key, and CTA card (people in cities with good public transit, thank your lucky stars [and your bus drivers]). On the food pages: business card from the home of the most delicious waffle I've ever had...on three consecutive mornings; a chopstick wrapper, another business card [old-skool Italian this time]. I could've done the whole album on food, but that's been done before. I'd link you to my food album post, but the photos seem to have disappeared. Hmm....curious. Anyway, let's move on!


We went to Chicago in the first place for a concert -- a guy named Mark Kozelek (who is really good, and whom Andrew loves). We also had a day full of record store hopping. Ephemera on these pages: receipts and/or business cards from all the record stores we hit; the much-loved scrap of map I used to cross-reference where my phone map-app was telling us to go. If you can't read the text on the sign photos, feel free to click, enlarge, and chuckle a bit (if you're a nerd like me).  Up next:


Sorry the upper photos are kinda tiny. We went to the Museum of Contemporary Art since Andrew hadn't been there yet, and we've been to the big art museum several times. Ephemera about art: bits from the museum brochure. The exhibits were nifty! The back cover has my favorite photo from the trip (shh, don't tell Andrew).  Throughout, I typed my journaling on some Pink Paislee tickets from my stash, and added a few more notes on tiny-tags-in-envelopes from Melissa Frances. If you want any other specifics on products or places, just give me a holler.

Ah, what a great trip! This little album now lives on our bookshelf. I think I might be addicted -- I have another in the works right now!  Stay tuned...

...and have a lovely day!

8 comments:

scrapfool33 said...

Hi Angela - Your mini is WONDERFUL! Love the subject, the shape, the whole darn thing - it's great!! And yes, they are VERRRY addicting - I started making minis back in January of this year and it's all I've been doing ever since (thank you to YouTube tutorials). Hope to get to meet you some time at Scrappy Chic - love all your blogs!! Keep up the good work - Cathy C.

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mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there, WOW what a great album, so much better than leaving your photos/ memories in the comp or camera, this way you can access them when you want. You went to some great places and had some lovely food mmmm, nice, Gay xxx

Lindsey said...

What a sweet way to document your trip! I love that front cover with the Paper Cupboard couple!

Sue Althouse said...

Such a fun mini! The smaller canvas and page flow do make it a different creative process, glad you enjoyed it, and what fantastic results!

Emily Leiphart said...

Super cute!! I love how much you packed into it. The mix of papers, photos, embellies and souvenirs is truly awesome. Now I want to make one!

Meg said...

Ang, you are just rocking the minis! Love all the bits you saved along the trip (I guess I need to start doing that in case you pull me over to the dark side) and how you were able to pile everything into 10 pages! Looks like a totally awesome trip!

Liz Michaud said...

Great mini! Looks like you guys had did a ton in a couple days. Chicago is such a great city. Love how you used the tickets and typed on them. I am keeping my eyes open for a typewriter like yours!! (if you see one let me know!!)