I have never been very interested in creating large scrapbooks. On the other hand, I will make a mini scrapbook journal that does not demand hours to complete. I came across some very old pictures and decided to use some of the pictures on one of the small books I created.
The book was made by recycling a box which had contained cappuccino mix. It's
very small and compact and it's really more of a journal to record special moments, quotes, sayings (of my grand kids too) I decided adding some pictures would be nice. The mini journal-scrapbook measures 3 inches by 6-1/2 inches. The side of this book measures 2-1/4 inches. I was able to sew 8 signatures. Each signature is made up of 7 sheets.
I came up with this design to sew the signatures. To sew I used waxed linen thread. This long stitch method of sewing is the easiest in my opinion.
I used various types of papers. I'm a beginner so I've trying to use recycled paper or paper that I have available.
I lined the inside of the covers with scrapbook paper. It adds strength and adds a nice finishing touch. I simply used a glue stick to glue this paper.
The book contains a total of 112 pages, with lots of space to add pictures and write, draw...document ideas, etc...etc... I do want to use it to record special moments or maybe even have my grand kids write something or draw something. I'm looking at it as a mini journal-scrapbook to take with me anywhere.
I remember when this picture was taken---27 years ago. The baby on the picture is my son Kevin at three months. I did not spend too much time decorating the book. The little squirrel that says I fancy you was cut out of a Stampin' Up catalog. They key is to keep it simple. Looking at pictures like this makes me smile.
Now I have a place to put the subway tickets we used during our visit in Rome
My daughter as a very pretty single lady and as a baby.
The name of my book is Remember When.
Instructions to make this mini journal-scrapbook can be found here.