Good morning friends! Brenda Smith here with you to share a mini I made to showcase the new Domestic Bliss line in 4x6 mini album format. I made this for the retailer CHA/Creativation and was specifically asked to keep this mini simple to show how quick & easy it is to create an album like this mainly from the products in the SN@P! Pack!
For my cover, I kept it very minimal. I was imagining the album traveling and then sitting out on my coffee table so I knew the cover would need to be durable. I covered the naked chipboard part of the album with the paper, Work It Girl, and used chipboard decorative elements from the 6x12 chipboard.
I covered the inside covers of my album with the B side of the paper I Can't Adult. I used a single 3x4 protector to open the album and thought the statement on this card couldn't be truer for my house.
I used one of the yellow papers that come with the album and mounted a 4x6 card on it to make the opening of my album. Sadly, I didn't have any good recent photos of all 4 of us together so a photo of the three of them had to do.
The pink house is from the ephemera embellishments that come in the Sn@p pack. I used dimensional foam adhesive to pop it up. The "Home Sweet Home" banner is cut from another embellishment from the Sn@p pack.
For this mini album, I printed out all my photos and slipped them into the pockets. Then I found cards that coordinated best and slipped them into the pockets. I then went through and placed embellishments in the places I felt they fit best. I used my home printer to type the journaling on my cards.
The clear stickers are perfect for adding to photos as I did here with the "Domestic Bliss." The "Struggle is Real" card is in a single 3x4 page protector and flips over for a fun additional layer.
I gathered pictures from our last year at our new home. I like how well the pictures seem to illustrate our lives. I really like that the cards and embellishments seem to offer prompts for what to document about your home and helped me narrow down which photos to choose.
I love the six 2x2 page protectors because they allow me to get a bunch of little photos in and make use of those adorable 2x2 cards in the Sn@p pack.
I wanted the photos and the stories to shine in this album so the embellishing took a back seat. I love how this collection is so well-designed, even without a lot of embellishing, I get an album that is colorful, vibrant, and polished.
The plant card reminded me to include photos of the plant life surrounding our home.
I finished off the album with a beautiful sunset photo of our neighborhood and the 4x4 "Home" card. I am so pleased with the simple yet poignant story this album tells of our lives right now.
I couldn't resist filling my planner pockets with all the cuteness Emoji Love has to offer. I mounted the "Sparkle and Shine" (taken directly from the Emoji Love 6x8 pad onto some white card stock for an easy dashboard. I make sure to keep the 4x6 sticker sheets tucked in my planner because I use them so often.
To make this memory planner spread, I started by trimming down some patterned papers from the 6x8 pad to fit in the vertical boxes. I also trimmed some of the papers to work kind of like washi to cover the headers.
I used hole reinforcers and number stickers from the Posh collection. I usually have issue when there's too much dimension on my planner pages so I typically steer clear of chipboard elements. But the Simple Stories chipboard pieces are thin enough to go into your planners without causing too much bulkiness.
I had some fun with fringe scissors at the bottom of the spread. I like how it adds texture and flair without too much extra work.
I am still loving those calendar stickers from the Posh collection. I love that I can see the month at a glance on each spread if I wish. I love the little starburst embellishments in this collection and I used them all over the spread as my uniting element.
I love that I have such a fun space to document all the funny and smart things my kids say. Even if they never make it onto a scrapbook page, I'm happy to have these stories told.