Welcome back. I hope you all enjoyed a festive holiday season and are
ready to take on a new 2008. My holidays were filled with house paint, a
hammer and tradesmen...Yep, we moved house just 3 days before Christmas
and for two months solid we were dumping rubbish, cleaning, preping and
painting, walls, carpeting floors, chatting with my new best
friend who works at Bunnings Hardware, sanding floors, cleaning brushes
and dumping more rubbish . It wasn't so bad though, every now and then we
managed to get in a little sleep and food :)
But we're all settled in now and everything is back to normal and we
are really looking forward to a monster mini album year here at
Scrapbook-Crazy. We can't wait to get started. So many albums to make yet
so little time... We have lot's planned including our first annual Monster
mini album competition sometime around the middle of the year so keep your
skills honed and your eyes peeled.
On with the show. If you have
any questions, comments or if you just want to say 'Hi' then get in touch
with me at
First things first. Congratulations to Nettie from Ohio who has won a
$25 scrapbook voucher from
Scrapbook.com with her mini address books.
Thanks to everybody who entered and keep an eye out for our next mini
album competion. Click
to take a sneaky peak at Nettie's Christmas gift ideas.
5 Quick Valentine's mini album ideas
Love is in the air and it is time to pull out your red
and black patterned papers and those heart shaped pretties to throw
together in a mini album all about the love. If you haven't gotten started
already you still have a bit of time up your sleeve but you better not
leave it too late. To help you on your way, here are the top five themes
on my most wanted list of Valentine's day mini albums.
10 things I love about you - The deep and mushy
Our Love Story - The story of you and your partner. From
the very first day you met until today and every moment in between.
Love coupons - a cheeky light hearted gift idea for your soul
mate. (See the mini album freebie for
this gift idea)
The loves in my life - The mini album filled with all
those who are nearest and dearest to your heart - not just your SO.
Valentines Day 2008 - a post valentines day project
keepsake to remember this special Valentines Day of 2008
For more ideas on each of these Valentines themes click
Mini album freebie
My Valentines gift project for my sweetie this year is a little mini
book filled with "Love Coupons". Strike item three from my list above
(only four more to go) Very quick and easy to make if you are running
short of time and they are lots of fun.
Below are a few voucher ideas for him and for her. Some are romantic
and some are a little cheeky. For your own vouchers think of an activity,
romantic or otherwise, that your partner might appreciate and make a voucher for
it. These vouchers can only be used once but they can be redeemed at any
time, they never expire!
- A relaxing Bubble bath - with candles
- Romantic dinner at your favourite restaurant
- A 20 minute Foot massage
- Rainy day cuddles
- A night out scrapping with friends
- A 20 minute Back Massage with oil
- Your favourite dinner
- A night out with the boys / watching t.v.
- One Hug and kiss
- Sit back and relax while I wash your car / take out trash / mow
Download this freebie.
Credits: the font used is Craftopia love - author unknown
Digital mini albums and ecards
There appears to be a lot of digital photo sites that now allow you to
share your photos online in funky themed mini books and slideshows. Gone
are the days of simply emailing a tonne of photos to every person in your
address book and bringing your internet connection to a grinding halt.
Some of these sites even allow you to purchase a hard copy photobook
filled with your own photos, they are just like mini scrapbook albums and
look just as good. I am yet to purchase one of these little coffee table
books but I am definitely eager to try one.
is the only one that I have tried and so far I'm liking it. I have joined
the club which enables me to print off my smileboxes. A mini book for the
coffee table in a flash. Give it a try and let me know how you go. Drop me
a line on my
BLOG with a link to
Pick of the Bunch
This months pic of the bunch was created by Katherine Skinner. A funky
little mini album of a vacation in Hawaii...sooo lucky.
As you can see from the pictures here This nifty little accordion album is
folded in the most unusual way. Fortunately for us Katherine has shared
her methods for making this diamond folding accordion album
You can also see the rest of Katherine's album
As always we would really love to see what you've been up to. So make
sure you share
some of your mini album mojo with the rest of us and send me an email of
your latest scrapbook mini album caper along with photos of your album and
yourself (if you like) I will pick out an email or two each month to
feature on my newsletter... So don't be shy now and
send your stuff to
firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Mini
album submission' in the subject box.
note. I don't wanna get into any trouble so make sure any submissions
are your own work.
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