Sunday

summer 2017 mini album

It's been a great summer, and I just finished my summer mini album. I have loved working on it whenever I had time this summer. 


I used a blank notebook for this. I painted the cover with water color and glued on the flowers I cut out of a paper. I added several white pages or inserts along the way with washi tape. My goal was to add lots of fun water color throughout the book. I really enjoyed adding splashes of color here and there or painting a full page. 

It ended up being 67 pages. Here are 11 of my favorite pages:















And my favorite thing to show you:
 my flip through video: 




I heart typewriters


The August kit from Cocoa Daisy was my favorite so far. I LOVED all the typewriters.





I loved adding watercolor to this whimsical layout with the moon.
Here is a close up. My baby can't get enough of the moon right now. He loves going outside and finding the moon, day or night. And he squeals and says "moo, moo, moo!" So when I saw all the "I love you to the moon and back product, I knew I wanted to make a layout with Crew. I used a plate to trace the moon. There is a whole process video below: 




Here is a layout in my summer mini album. I love the paper with the waves and the cute "ADVENTURE" paper. Perfect for my Bear Lake pictures. 


This handsome guy has been "Just My Type" for 15 years now. Woot Woot


Here is another layout in my summer mini. You know me, I LOVE paper flaps. Quick video showing it better below:





And here is one more layout using pocket pages. I just love that card with the date on it.  Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!


Monday

The good stuff

Here are the projects I made in July with the Cocoa Daisy kit:

 Cocoa Daisy collaborated with Page Maps this month and some of the designers made layouts with their awesome layouts. This is the one I made. I actually felt like it fit my style well and I loved creating it. 



Here is a page from my summer mini album. It's all about fire flies, so I loved using that sparkling gold foiled vellum. 


Here's a pocket page all about our fourth of July. I used the sparkle vellum once again here. 


Those Day In the Life cards are so cute. The "boom boom boom" one is my favorite. 




I hand cut letters out to make this 12x12 page. Those vintage cameras from Simple Stories are so cute. And perfect for showing pictures of my vintage camera thrift find. 
 My favorite project this month was this accordion style mini album all about my 3 boys. 



Here is the cover of the mini album. I made a process video of how I made this mini album. Click below:



Thursday

My Big Picture Class!



I am so excited to be teaching my first class at Big Picture Classes.



Are you actively documenting the tiny details that make your life precious? Join Kelli Rich in "Us" | A Mini Book About Your Lifeand learn how to assemble a fun, creative mini book about your life right now. In this class, you'll learn how to make a darling pom-pom cover for your mini book, how to incorporate interactive elements, how to hand cut embellishments, and more! The result is a treasured keepsake that you'll love to share with friends and family for years to come. 

 Here is the link:







The class is broke down into 6 lessons:

intro and pom-pom cover
keepsakes & memories
adding interactive elements
hand cutting embellishments
creative journaling
final flip through 


If you don't have a membership for Big Picture Classes, you can try their free trial to see how you like it. You will have access to all the amazing classes. You will love it! 
  




















This mini book is a great way to capture your life right now. What a keepsake it will be!


Sunday

June Cocoa Daisy

 The June Cocoa Daisy kit was one of my favorites! I know, I say that every month. It was full of water colors and adorable prints. Here are the projects I made:


I love this big collage made with 2 4x6 prints put together. Here is the process video for this layout:




This one is my favorite. It was so fun to cut out the flowers and add splashes of water color. Watch the process video below. 


The "Day in the Life" cards were so perfect to document more of our trip to California. 












This is the first page in my summer mini album.