Cocoa Daisy : Summer Mini-Album

6.26.2009

Summer Album

Summer Album

Awhile back Sue posted a link to a really cool pdf. document set of pages that she created that would act as inside pages for a summer album divided into three sections for the months of June, July and August, complete with extra pages for journaling. I went ahead and printed off the pages and decided that I wanted my pages to be in a hardcover type book and chose the Creative Cafe Rectangle Chipboard Binder along with the transparent file page inserts. I painted my book using Making Memories acrylic scrapbook paint in the color Meadow and using my May and June Cocoa Daisy kits and some other little bits from my stash, I came up with this album.

Summer Album

I've completed most of the section for the month of June and basicly picked out what the highlights have been so far and made notes about them and adhered photos to my transparent file pages that went along with the highlights that I journaled.

Summer Album

I'm trying to keep it pretty simple so that the photos remain the highlight and also because I am busy enjoying all this stuff that's going on this summer that I'm now able to quickly record for my family!

Summer Album

What an easy way to journal and record the happenings of a pretty busy few months!

Summer Album

I printed my photos using my Epson home printer and printed them wallet size using Picasa.

Summer Album

I added some zig-zag stitching to my transparent file pages just for fun.

Summer Album

The yellow and white checked fabric in the back of my album will act as an extra pocket for photos and other memorabilia from the summer months that I may not have room for within the album pages themselves.

Summer Album

I love how it worked out that I had just enough photos for every topic that I wanted to share.

Summer Album

I have one more page that I want to add for the month of June which will be comprised of days spent with Ethan's family when they were up visiting and then I'll be looking forward to what July brings! Super fun project...thanks so much Sue and to Cocoa Daisy for sharing it with everyone!

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Diana Fisher said...

This is really, really nice! You've inspired me...it's on my list of to-do's!

Terri Davenport said...

What a wonderful project! Love it!

vic said...

I just now printed this 'cause I have to make this album, it's so cute! I've got a couple of questions on some items. Maybe a class for Paper Studio?!!!

happydays525 said...

Hey Vic! We could do something similar, perhaps a different theme. I would want to create our own pdf. doc's though as these are created by Sue specificaly for Cocoa Daisy...isn't she brilliant? =)

See you later at the class!

Jen

Suz said...

So pretty I love the binder album style of mini

Mary Jo said...

Jen - Gorgeous project! I love the transparent pages ;)

Mary Jo

scrappermimi said...

I am so loving this mini Jen...perfect for summer pictures!

Lynn said...

omg! what an awesome project. love it.

Sarah said...

This is way cute, Jen! Thanks for showing it to us. I'm off to print!

Stacy Milford said...

Absolutely adorable! Love it!

diane said...

Hey Jen,

I have a mini album I made of the summer from 2006. I just pulled it out the other day, to have on display or and for my girls to flip through. They have loved looking back at the old photos.

I am super inspired by your album. I love it! Thanks for sharing all the links to the supplies. I really like the color combination too.

I am sure Zoey will love looking through it this summer and in years to come.

Jenn said...

I'm loving your album so far. Looks so great!

Jennifer Y said...

Hey stranger! LOVING this mini album! Your blog is so fun and pretty! hope you are doing well!

TraceyT said...

What a FANTASTIC project!!!

Linda B said...

I love it! I hope you will consider designing a class to hold at my Altered Art Studio in Big Flats, WI. I'm actually scheduling a big weekend this November, if you are interested in being an instructor??

Patty S said...

beautiful!
i love it!!!!

Susan Mac Donald said...

your entire blog's an inspiration, but this latest post is exceptional!

Lisa said...

holy moly-- stunning! Gorgeous! Gotta love Picasa, too! :)

Barb said...

Really, really cute!

dreamieland said...

This is a really cool mini album!! Love the repeated photos...Thanks for the great idea!

Merdrey

elina said...

Hi there girl!! Your summer album is amazing you have totally fit it to your style!

DebW said...

Love this Jen! What a great idea for a vacation journal for kids! Gotta link it to my blog for all to see!!

Heather Bares said...

gorgeous!!!