When I saw the reveal for the mini albums last fall, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with one. I have been storing all of Austin's artwork from daycare in a 12x12 scrapbook paper box. Some of the smaller pieces have been put into my Project Life album, but most of them are just too big. And there's so many. I get several a week now, so I can't frame them all.
Saturday, I spent a couple of hours scanning all of the art into my computer. 62 pieces in all.
I cropped them all to either 4x6 or 3x4 (two of those on one 4x6 canvas) and printed them all at a nearby Walgreens.
This morning, I got to work. First thing, I made a small card for the cover. The little sleeve fits a 3x4 card, but there is a thick border around it, so I had to make my image closer to the 2x3 size.
Once I had these printed, I just inserted them and the prints into the album, wrote my journaling, and the album was "complete" very quickly. I've actually only filled one half of the album, so I have room to grow as I receive more and more of Austin's artwork.
Here are some shots of the completed album.
Love the quote as an introduction to the album.
One of my favorite quotes ties in nicely with the earth art print.
The fingerprint tree, oh my! :)
It was nice to be able to write some journaling about one of the pieces that I was present to see him make.
I am so happy to have a way to view Austin's art easily without dragging out that big box (that is only going to get bigger).
Did you like the quote and journaling cards? I've made up a collection for sale in my shop that includes 17 cards in PNG format and a printable PDF.
Love the bright colors - perfect to tie in with most children's artwork. Check the rest of the images out here.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I'm using my Project Life Mini Album! :)
Project Life is an amazing and simple scrapbooking system designed by Becky Higgins. For more information, please check out Becky's website.