Back in April, my husband and I went to visit my daughter in Long Beach for a couple of days. I have really embraced making mini albums of our quick trips.
When I got home, I put all the receipts and such aside...seriously, I do not know how I accumulate so many pieces of things on a 2 1/2 day trip!
In May, I met up with Jossie and Liz for a craft day and I made myself limit the supplies I was going to use on this mini album and I left the house with only 1 bag!!!! woo hoo!
Here are the supplies I limited myself to use:
The red hearts washi is from the Dollar Tree
The lime green has white dots I don't know from where
I think the rainbow diagonal stripes came in a Studio Calico Project Life kit
I don't know where the red/white washi came from
and the "Tickets" are from Shimelle
The stickers are Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy, Typo, and Amy Tangerine Better Together. I also pulled out 4 sheets of letter stickers--I don't think I used them all.
Stamps were a bit harder just to pick willy nilly, so I just took a few that would work with my album. Amy Tangerine, Ali Edwards, and a Kelly Purkey exclusive California set that is no longer available. I later used a Kelly Purkey Bright Ideas stamp that is not pictured for the lines to write on. I also used an older Close to My Heart baseball set not pictured.
Here is the mini album I started with from American Crafts.
I used a few papers from 2 older Michaels paper stack pad.
And a few other embellishments.
And they all fit into 1 bag...sometimes I take too much stuff to crops and it is overwhelming. Of course I didn't finish the album that day, but when I came home, I limited myself to stick to what was in the bag to finish the album.
Since there are already so many photos in this post, I decided do a video to show the finished product.
I will note that I first made a video with my 2008 Pentax Optio camera and the sound was horrible...it sounded like a ghost was in the background making noises--hahaha...so I used my iPhone 6 and I am so happy with the quality...not only was the sound way better, but I think the quality was much better as well.
Thank you for getting to the end and watching!