Mini Album Round Up & Hop

mini album blog hop
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Hi there and welcome to my site! If this is your first time here I am scrapbooker that teaches you how to get the photos off of your phones and into an album quickly and easily. You might have come from Nubia over at the Papercutting Nerd where she shared her love of mini albums.
I have a special place in my scrapbooking heart for mini albums! They can be used for anything and everything and in this post I am going to take you back to some of the mini albums that I have made in the past. I had this elaborate plan for a new mini album but unfortunately my vacation snuck up on me and I didn’t get a chance to finish my album.
I did manage to create a Cricut cut file for you that you can use in design space to create your own magnificent mini album. You can grab the cut file here. For this mini album I designed it to be 6×6 size. You would need two pieces of chipboard for the front and back of the album if you would like it to be sturdy. The cut file has the pieces for the blank 6×6 pieces of cardstock for the overlays to be on top of but you don’t have to cut them out with the Cricut. Those pieces of paper I suggest you cut them out with your paper trimmer so that you can get more bang for your buck and your aren’t loading your Cricut tons of times in order to get this mini album made. This post does contain affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.
Now let’s talk about mini albums. The most recent mini album that I made was using the binding technique that My Sisters Scrapper has and just let me tell you this is really my favorite type of mini album to make. They are just so sturdy and I love how you can really decorate them and add tons of pockets on these types of albums. You can see the video for this mini album by clicking here.
CTMH Heart Strings Mini Album

CTMH Heart Strings Mini Album

The next albums that I am going to share with you are these adorable Folio Albums. What I love about these is that they are really perfect for all those Instagram/4×4 photos because I used the 4×4 Flip Flaps in these albums. I created one for Halloween and one for Thanksgiving and thought they were perfect way to document some photos from these holidays.

You can see the video for the Thanksgiving Folio by clicking here and the video for the Halloween Folio video here. 

All three of the albums were made with chipboard for the front, back and spine of the albums. The folio albums also make great gifts because they are so easy to put together and they really don’t take more then a half hour depending on how elaborate you want to get for the front of the album. The album fronts for these folio albums were both made using my Cricut.

Another album that I made using my Cricut was for my mom for Mother’s Day this year and of course I forgot to take a photo of it before I gave it to her. I used my Cinch to bind everything and the Elegant Edges cartridge to create the pages for this album. You can see the walkthrough for this album by clicking here.

Now the last mini album that I am going to share with you was one of my favorite albums from last year. It was my second year doing a Thankful album with Cathy Zielske and I used the We R Memory Keepers 4×4 mini album. I have to admit though that I loved the full 4×4 page protectors but I was not crazy about the 2×2 pockets. When I create a mini album like this again I don’t think I will use the 2×2 pages simply because it was a pain in the booty figuring out which photos I wanted to be that small and then cropping them on the phone and such.

You can see the walk through of this album by clicking here. I purchased Cathy Zielske’s stamp set for this album last year and I can’t wait to see what she puts together for this year.

What is your favorite type of mini album and why do you like them? Let us know in the comments.

Don’t miss out on the other ladies about their love for mini albums! Here is the complete list.

1.   Kelly Jean at  kelsterjean designs
2.  Amanda at Random Sweetness
3.  Nubia at  The Papercutting Nerd
4.  Beth – Scrapping Wonders (You Are Here)
5.  Heather at Heather’s Crafty Heart
7.  Charity at  Scrappin’ Chaos
8.  Mandi at Kraze of MJ
9.  Heather at – Coffee and Pretty Paper
10. Kristin at rukristin papercrafts


Project Life App Process Bubble Frame & Project Life

project life app process video bubble frame appAhhhhh so you are back with me again for another process video using the project life app. I hope you have enjoyed the past few weeks. This week I am sharing with you how to use the Bubble Frame app with the project life app. What I like about the Bubble Frame app is that you could basically create a layout just using the Bubble Frame app.

There is a ton of stuff that you can do with the Bubble Frame app and I am just touching on the basics but the more you play with the app the more you will like it I promise you. You can change so many aspects with the app such as the type of bubble and the color of the bubble and the background this makes any photos that you add to a bubble frame just like a mini layout.

You can watch the first Project Life app process video by clicking here if you have missed any of the weeks of the series. Here is another mini photo layout that I made really quickly that I will be using for a layout in the very near future.

bubble frame app & project life app


Christmas in July Blog Hop & Process Video

christmas in july

Welcome to the blog hop if I am your first stop then you are going to want to check out the other ladies and leave a comment so that you can be entered for your chance to win a free bundle. Make sure you leave a comment on each post to be entered, you can see all the participants in the blog hop at the bottom of this post!

Now lets talk about scrapping those photos that you take with your iPhone all the time. I have been sharing a project life app process video for the past few weeks and if you have missed any of them you can see the first process video by clicking here. This series is going to teach you how to scrap quickly and easily with your phone and how to get a layout done in five to ten minutes which is all the time you have sometimes during the holiday season.

I also highly suggest that you grab the get it all done holiday checklist to help you get ready for the holidays, I don’t know about you but those last two weeks before Christmas seem to fly by! All you have to do is click here to get the free checklist so that you can start getting ready for the holidays.

So are you ready for this weeks process video with the project life app so that you can get your photos scrapped quickly and easily. That is the name of the game right? To get your photos scrapped so that you can enjoy them and preserve your memories. This weeks video is sharing how to incorporate Phonto and Snapbook into your project life layouts.

I want to share with you that there are millions of apps available in the app store and before you know you it, you can get overwhelmed and never get a photo scrapped because you have so many choices. For this very reason I don’t use a ton of apps to get my layouts completed in the project life app. I use a few apps all the time and more often than not I only use the project life app to complete a layout.

project life app process4

Project life app layout made using Phonto

I will share with you that the Snapbook is cool but I don’t use it often. I do use the Phonto app a ton because I can add my own embellishments to photos and I can add my own fonts to the app. I think Phonto is a great way to add titles or journaling directly onto your photos before you put them in the project life app and lets not forget that the app is free.

There are 14 other amazing Christmas products to get you ready for the holidays, NOW! 😀  There is a large variety of different classes, patterns, scrapbooking products, calendars and more! You can grab the bundle by clicking here and get ready for the holidays!

How would you like to win one of the bundles? Just leave me a comment below telling me how you scrap your phone photos. A winner will be chosen at random from all the comments left on participating blogs’ posts. Comments will close at 9:00 PM EST on July 10th. That’s today, so don’t wait!!

1. SB Bundles Blog – Blog Hop Time!

2. Melissa Shanhun – Your December Solution

3. Cara Vincens – Send those Christmas cards this year 

4. Alison Day – Pocket Page December Daily 

5. Jen Funk Weber – Creative Christmas in July 

6. Beth Soler – Scrap those phone photos quickly and easily (you are here)

7. Lisa Harris – The Christmas in July Bundle Blog Hop

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