Mindi Niebuhr's Blog Posts

Hey everyone ! It's Mindi with you on the blog today. I have some pocket pages to share with you using the awesome All American Simple Set. This set is perfect for all of your Fourth of July photos and much more. It can be used for many other things as well. With July 4th right around the corner I thought is was time to get last years photos and stories documented. So let's get started. 
 
I am using the 6x8 album in black for this project as well as a variety of page protectors. It is so fun to mix up and work with the different variations of pockets. This first pocket page that I am using is a full 6x8 page and then some divided page protectors on the other side. I love to add in these full page photos into my album. 
 
 
On this first page I wanted to use either the big July or the 4th sticker to make sure that the reader would know what these pages are about. I went with the 4th sticker and added my journaling underneath it. I also added some embellishments up on the top of the page and some stamped stars on the photo. 
 
 
On the opposite side I have a photo and then some fun filler cards. I took this 4x6 card that has the outline of the states on it and spelled out Parade. Most of these photos are from our annual neighborhood parade on July 4th. You can add so many different things to this card including a big word like USA, or some journaling stripes. I just loved this card. 
 
 
The other side has more photos and a few filler cards that I custom made. 
 
 
This navy blue card I simply added a strip of red patterened paper to the bottom of to give it some color. I also added a firecracker sticker on the bottom as well as an enamel dot. 
 
 
 
I haven't really done much journaling about these photos I decided to add a journaling card on this next page. It also helps to break up the photos and filler cards on the spread. The word strip stickers were perfect to help tell my story about the neighborhood parade. 
 
 
This last set of pages is of what happened after the parade was over and the sun started to set. The fireworks show! 
 
 
We were fortunate enough to see many bigger fireworks that people were lighting off around us last year and so I snapped a few photos of them. This firecracker filler card was probably my favorite one of them all. I added the '16 to add in the year and then a word strip up above. 
 
 
They have these fireworks called smoke bombs and they are my kids favorites. I managed to get a half way decent photo of them playing in the brightly colored smoke. I added some journaling directly onto the photo and added a sticker as well. 
 
 
As I mentioned earlier that I used a lot of different sized pocket pages for this project. This last page has 2 4x4 pockets and a 2x8 pocket. I printed off 2 photos as 4x4's and added the July sticker to the top one. This whole simple set has these fun pinwheeled stars in it. I cut some out of the patterened paper and added a few to my journaling strip. It was a fun little touch and went well with my photos and theme. I kept this little strip pretty simple and finished it off with a few stickers and an enamel dot. 
 
 
Thanks for coming everyone ! I am so happy to have these fun memories now documented and look forward to celebrating again here soon. 

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Hello everyone ! It's Mindi here with you today. I am so excited to be sharing some pages that I have created for my Disney album. We recently had annual passes to the park and although I have already scrapped some photos from our trips I wanted to create an entire album. The thought was to have a place that I could document our fun and magical year. The new Say Cheese 3 collection was the perfect solution. Simple Stories has a darling 6x8 album that has a Mickey Ear shape on the cover with lots of red and white polka dots. I typically don't embellish the fronts of my albums so that I can store them easily. But I do love this album and it's darling Disney theme. 
 
 
Before sitting down to start putting this album together I had a few thoughts. I knew I wanted it to go in chronological order. From our first trip to our last. Then to break it down further I wanted to it to have themes or events. I started with this entry page. I used one of the fun pages that comes with the album and added a few embellishments to it. The large castle on the bottom was the perfect place to add the year and some other embellishments.
 
 
On the next page I added a photo of all 5 of us together. This was our first family photo of the year and I think it was a nice beginning to the album. 
 
 
Opposite the big family photo I have a pocket page protector with a 4x6 journaling card. I wanted to give a brief summary of what this album is about. I also have a photo of Noah's old Mickey hat that I took on Main Street when we first arrived at the park. 
 
 
These photo flip ups are great for adding in extra photos. I added one here and was able to add in another photo and a filler card. To help aid the flip up page I added one the adorable clips. 
 
 
I am going to set up my album with a few things in mind. As I mentioned earlier I am going chronological. These next set of photos are all from one place at the park, Cars Land. There are so many ways that you can organize your album. By day, by theme park, by events, ect. Whatever works for you.
 
 
When you order the Disney SN@P Decorative Binder inside are some great decorative pages. I used this red and white polka dot page to add in some journaling and extra photos. It was really fun to create this page and have it outside of the page protector. I also love the interactive aspect of the page. 
 
 
These types of pages are perfect and fun to add into your mini albums. They break up the pockets and the possibilities are endless. You can use it to add your stories or fill it with photos. Here is a look at the whole inside of this page. I added a strip of photos and then added some journaling on the right side. I used my typewriter for this page but you can also hand write as well. You can kind of tell that I am still getting used to using a typewriter with some errors but I am ok with that. I embellished it a bit here and there. I used some washi tape on the left side of the photo strip along with some clear stickers on the photo strip.
 
 
I had so many fun photos from Cars Land and I made another photo strip and added it on the backside of this page. I used some more washi tape on the top and added in another clip for a cute look. 
 
 
This is what the backside of the polka dot page looks like paired with the other side. I love that it is a smaller size and that you can see multiple pages around it. 
 
 
Before I had put this journaling page together I had put together the next set of pages. You'll see them in a minute. I had this 6x8 big pocket page to work with. So I cut down this 6x8 page that has the lines in it like regular paper does. It originally had holes in to put right into your album. I trimmed them off so that I could add it into my page protector. I had one more favorite photo that I wanted to include and so I added it onto the bottom part of my page. My typewriter came in handy again to get my journaling onto the page easily.  I added some simple embellishments to the top portion of the page and also to the photo. The scalloped edge there under the photo is from a journaling card that I cut up. Thought it could use a little something underneath the photo.
 
 
One last set of pages that I want to share with you here. I have always been a fan of big photos. And I had this great photo of the castle. So I made it stretch over both sides of the album. 
 
 
This photo of the castle has lots of great spaces for embellishing. I cut down one of the 3x4 cards and added it to the left side of the photo. On the other side I added some journaling and then finished it off with some embellishments. These chipboard pieces that have a watercolor look are my favorite. I added one of them to the top of my journaling.
 
 
I can't tell you how much fun I had putting some of my pages together in my Disney album. I didn't want to stop. Ha Ha. I hope that you have gotten some inspiration for an up coming Disney album or another theme. Have a great day everyone and thanks for coming. 

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Hello everyone ! Welcome to the blog today. It's Mindi here and I am so happy to be sharing some SN@P! pages with you today. This upcoming year I will be working in the 6x8 albums and telling smaller stories about my family/individual family members. Today though I am going to be sharing some pages made with the Soccer Simple Set
 
Here is a look at the first spread that I put together. My oldest daughter wanted to try out soccer last spring and so we signed her up in a non competitive league here in town. During the course of the year I took a few fun photo shoot type photos of her. I decided to make the first photo of this particular series a full 6x8 photo of her. I added some journaling up at the top and then added an arrow sticker on each side for some simple embellishments. I did strive throughout this pages to have a cohesive and simple look and design. The Simple Sets make it so easy to make that happen, they are perfect for these types of projects. 
 
 
It turned out that I had a lot photos from the season that I wanted to try and include. These 2x2 Insta Pocket pages were perfect. They allowed me to add in more photos and also to have a little bit of fun with some of the patterned papers. I really didn't want or need all those pockets so I trimmed off the top row for a fun look. 
 
I knew that I wanted to include that word sticker that says Soccer somewhere. I decided to add it onto the outside of the page protector and add it right in the middle of the page protector. That got me thinking that I could use it and the clear page protector as a see thru element to the next page. I positioned my journaling just right so that the word soccer was on top of my photos journaling on the next page. Once I had that figured out I filled in the extra pockets with photos and patterened papers plus stickers. 
 
 
The other side of the trimmed off page protector looks like this. I did more of the same, adding in photos and papers. I kept it pretty simple as to keep with a simple look throughout the album. The backside of the Soccer sticker I debated whether or not to add something to it but ended up leaving it and adding a few of the stickers on the backside. The rest of the pockets I took some of the stickers from the sticker sheet and simply embellished them. 
 
 
On this right side of the second page I focused on talking about practices and added some photos from the Monday night practices. I want to point out one thing on this page. There was a journaling card that I went ahead and cut up and used the parts of the card throughout these pages. I spread out these fun stat boxes and added number stickers inside the boxes. If you like a particular part of a card or even a word on a card go ahead and cut it up and use it in different ways. This is a simple way to customize your own pages that is simple and fun. Go ahead and get creative. 
 
 
 
Here is what the next set of pages looks like.
 
 
This set of photos and stories are all about the team photos and game days. Even though the team photos were poor quality I am so happy that they even did team photos and wanted to add them in to the album. I added in a journaling card that I created with some of the stickers from the sticker sheet. I just love those colored arrows and used them all up. 
 
 
This photo of my daughter was another one that they took and was small and poor quality. I took some patterened paper and cut it into a triangle shape and added it onto a 4x6 piece of white cardstock. Then I added my photo, a few strips of patterened paper and another one of those stat boxes to the left corner. I finished off with her name and a few more stickers on the other side. 
 
 
Here is a look at the last spread that I created. 
 
 
These pages were filled with some misc. photos and a few journaling cards. I made my own 4x6 journaling card using some of the stickers and strips of patterned paper. Those soccer ball stickers are so adorable and I was always saying " Go Katelyn" so it was perfect to use the soccer ball as a O in the word GO. 
 
 
 
Thanks so much for coming over to the blog today. I had so much fun putting these SN@P! pages together for my daughter's album. Have a great day ! 
 
 
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