Keeping things simple

In July my husband and I went on vacation to Germany and Denmark. Usually when I get home after a vacation I have a ton of photos to process. But not this time… I think the most important reason for this was that I forgot to pack the battery charger for my DSLR… And secondly: this was the first trip we took with two iPhones on board. This of course resulted in lots of low quality, goofy app pictures.

So… what was I to do with all these tiny photos? I really wanted to keep things simple and I love photo collages, so I decided to create collages for all the different things we saw and did. I think I ended up with about 30 collages. I printed the collages at home and adhered them to pieces of 6×6 inch cardstock. This was going to be one fat mini book!

For the covers I took two pieces of thin chipboard that I covered with scrapbook fabric and then machine stitched along the edges. I used StazOn to stamp the title with myStampBOX sets Rough Copy Alphabet and Mini Alpha.

Because I didn’t want to add any more bulk to the pages I decided to embellish them with something really thin:

I randomly stamped myStampBOX Funky Flowers onto old dictionary pages, doodled imperfect circles on top of the images and then colored the circles with markers. These imperfect circles were then cut out and glued to the mini book pages.

Now all I had to do was stamp some captions, outline some of them with black pen, add my memorabilia and call it done!

Well… almost done, because I have some additional notes that I took while on vacation. Haven’t decided what to do with those yet. I may type them out and include them later :-) .

Have a great day! Keep things simple!

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  1. nat kalbach says:

    ohhh love this and even more so because you were in my neighborhood and at herr max, love their baking goods. yum yum

  2. Jolene says:

    I love how you made the most of the photos you had. Great album cover!

  3. Janet Zeppa says:

    Marsha this mini is fantastic!

  4. Allison says:

    Gorgeous Marsha! I love the way you put so many photos on one page!

  5. Agata says:

    Here’s to simple! Love your mini book Marsha!

  6. jill says:

    okay……super cute, Marsha!!!! And the photos are wonderful — a little vintage looking. GREAT project!!! Can I copy?

  7. Marsha says:

    Thanks ladies! @Jill: Sure you can!

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