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Memory Keeping with Linda: The Makings of a Mini Album

Linda here!
I recently came back from Barcelona, and I have over a thousand photos from the trip. Even after I edit them all, I'm figuring on ending up with 500-600 photos, so I'll probably create a Blurb book with all of that.
But I still wanted to have a layout about my trip. Sort of an overview. I used the This Life stamp, thinking it would create a nice border for each of my photos.
I stamped it several times, cut them out, ran them through my printer to create a title for each photo (and colored the space with alcohol markers), glued the photos down.
Then I sat down to put all of that in one 12x12 layout, and it just didn't work. It was too much.
However, I had the makings of a mini-album! I'm not usually a mini-album person, but mini-albums are perfect for trips.
I created a "cover" by stamping the same image without the lines, ran it through my printer (for "barcelona"), and then stamped it with a little line (I cut one word off!) from the Are We There Yet set.
I adhered that to a Naked to Neato Technique Tile, and trimmed it out with scissors. For the back "cover", I stamped the same initial stamp, ran it through my printer for the journaling, stamped with the word MEMORY from the Are We There Yet set, then colored it in with markers. Then I adhered that to some Naked to Neato Tile. To finish it up, I stamped the words "Explore The World" from the Are We There Yet set to some Narrow White Twill and used it to tie the cards together. 
I love it when what looks like a lost cause ends up as one of my favorite projects. What is great about this, also, is that I can keep adding more photos. Probably not all 500 photos, but I'm thinking a few more are in order.


This came out really cute!

What a clever idea! I have so many trip pictures that I open the box, take a look, get overwhelmed and close the box for another day. This project certainly looks do-able! Thanx for sharing!

GREAT mini album style Linda!! And wow...what a fantastic trip!

I love this, Linda!

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