Monday, October 24, 2011

Scrapping in a Snap!

As crafters, we all get busy a lot of times and feel like we run out of time to enjoy our hobby.  Or maybe if you are new to crafting, you feel a little overwhelmed and are unsure of where to start.  Well, I have an easy solution to remedy both of these worries...MINI ALBUMS!  Mini Albums are very versatile.  They can be themed for specific events...Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Christmas, Halloween, Birthdays, Vacations...the list goes on and on.  And one of the best things about Mini Albums, is the time it takes to get it done and you have a completed project on hand within an hour or so!!  And we all love that!

An easy way to get your mini completed quickly, is to choose coordinating products.  A lot of times as a Scrapbooker, I tend to over-think my pages and I end up taking way longer to complete a page than I should.  But for a mini that you are using for a themed event, just grab some products that go together and start playing!  You can't go wrong!!

Another great aspect of the mini is, that you can do them way ahead of time.  If you know you want a mini, say for your Christmas activities, then you know that all of the Christmas goodies will be in at ScrapHappy early.  So grab some of your favorite products and go ahead and get that book DONE!  Then you can enjoy your holiday and once you have all of those awesome pictures from your families' Christmas festivities, just print them out and pop them in your book.  These pre-made mini's are also very AWESOME gifts for your family and friends!

Here is a pre-made mini that I completed at my monthly crop in less than 2 hours.  We love Fall and I thought it would be fun to have an album that just covered all of the fun things we like to do during this time of the year:

Now that you know the fun possibilities of creating a mini, stop by ScrapHappy and pick up some of the fun goodies for your next Mini Album!!

Products Used:

Chipboard Mini Album:  My Mind's Eye

Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Simple Stories, Bazzill
Buttons, Pom Pom Trim, & Burlap:  My Mind's Eye
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Decorative Pins, Paper Flowers, Chipboard Embellishments:  Little Yellow Bicycle

Brads:  The Paper Studio
Thickers:  American Crafts
Mini Market Stickers:  October Afternoon


  1. That is SO cool! I LOVE this mini, Ashley! I have never seen a mini album from you! Now I wanna see a card! :P

  2. Gorgeous! Such a fabulous mini album. I love the design and the wonderful papers.

  3. Beautiful mini, Ashley. You're challenging me. I've never done a mini before and feel daunted by just the thought of doing one. Maybe I'll just sort of lift yours into a Christmas one and see how long it takes me. I'm feeling sure it will be more like 2 weeks than 2 hours though! LOL

  4. So cute Ashley! I just started doing chipboard albums myself, so I really need to finish those up and keep going. I love the look of your mini!!