Scrapbook Shares

So excited to be a part of this:

I have always been a fan of the fabulous Ali Edwards and I was honored when she asked me to be a contributing artist for this book – “Sharing Your Story: Recording Life’s Details with Mini Books by Ali Edwards”! The other contributing artists are also some of my all time favorites and I can’t wait to see the whole thing in print!! The book is available for preorder right now and is scheduled to come out this month!! You can purchase it by clicking here! I am all smiles about this one….. so so excited and so honored!!

I also wanted to share the mini album that I created with last month’s CK Kit of the Month. It is the school expansion kit by Becky Higgins and is a fabulous extension of her main school kit that was such a huge hit a few months back. But… I wanted to show you that you can use it for so many projects… not just school related pages! I love so much about this kit — the lined paper that I always find myself using + the date stamp + the fun uses of type + the stars + the chipboard and cardstock labels. It is just a great kit!

Anyway, here is the mini album that I created. It is a complete album that tells all of the details about Tyler’s 7th birthday that he just had. I used the Clearly Heavy Overlay from Hambly for the front and back covers and then I also used some regular Hambly Overlays for some of the interior pages. Pretty much everything else is from the CK kit including the smaller notebook pages and the library card pockets. When I had all of my pages complete, I used the Bind-it-All to well, bind it all together. (I guess that would explain the reason they call it that right?) I love creating mini albums like this. It feels so great to complete an album and to tell a story in its entirety. A lot of times with my scrapbook layouts I am only able to fit a few of the pictures and just parts and pieces of a story… which is completely ok… but it is also nice to do it this way every now and then! I love that all of the pictures and all of the words are all in one place – easy to pick up and flip through and most importantly, easy for Tyler to pick up and look at! He loves it!!

Here it is! (These pictures aren’t the greatest – it was late at night so I used my flash and the colors seem a lot more muted than they really are.) Anyway, thanks for stopping by!!
















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  • amanda jones
    August 5, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Love it! Love Minis…they rock! Tyler is too cute, love the cake and theme too! Can’t wait to see your work in the book. Congrats! Glad too to see a new post, love your blog and stop by everyday…

  • Leah
    August 5, 2008 at 5:54 am

    Great mini!

  • rubberbandgirl
    August 5, 2008 at 6:30 am

    great stuff Maggie!

  • Kelly B
    August 5, 2008 at 8:13 am

    I love mini books! I really like how it just wraps his whole special day together! Can’t wait to see the new book. Congrats.

  • ShellyJ
    August 5, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Great idea 🙂 Always enjoy when you share your work! Can’t wait to see what you did in Ali’s new book!

  • laura vegas
    August 5, 2008 at 9:52 am

    congrats on contributing to ali’s new book … can’t wait to see it! and thanks for sharing tyler’s birthday album. i saw it on becky’s blog … but was really looking forward to seeing it a little closer up! it looks awesome … love the idea!

  • Anna Sigga
    August 5, 2008 at 10:39 am

    WOW – that book looks like a must have and congrats on being in Ali’s book!
    Your album is fab!

  • AmandaV
    August 5, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    What a fun album! And can’t wait to have Ali’s book in my hands!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • AmandaV
    August 5, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Oh, P.S.,
    do you think you’d be interested in doing a special on your actions for your blog readers?! **blinking eyes, and smiling** 🙂

  • melissa deakin
    August 5, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    congrats on being a part of ali’s book.
    i cannot wait to get my hands on it!
    and i love your birthday mini album, maggie!

  • danni
    August 5, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    so adorable maggie. can’t wait to get my kit.
    congrats on the book gig.;0)

  • Loni
    August 6, 2008 at 1:30 am

    Your work is amazing in this book! Our production manager let me borrow his only copy the other day… total eye candy!
    Your pages with the KOTM are awesome too! Thank you, friend! 🙂

  • Dawn McVey (dawnsing)
    August 6, 2008 at 6:14 am

    Such a cute mini album, Maggie!! Love it!

  • Jen K
    August 6, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Love your album, Maggie!! It’s adorable. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. 🙂

  • Anisa
    August 8, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    The mini album is totally cute! I have often thought it’s a great way to do birthdays because you just have soooo many pictures!
    I briefly saw your article in the new Creating Keepsakes. I haven’t had time to read it, but the layouts looked fun at a glance. I’ll have to delve into details soon.

  • Becky Timm
    August 9, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Hey Maggie,
    I love your stuff! I love looking at Tyler and Matthew…they have gotten so big! Come visit my blog I finally put together! I am going to put you on as a link because I have friends and family that love scrapbooking and would love your site. I hope that’s okay! I hope you guys are doing well!!!! Leave me a comment and tell me what’s going on.
    Becky Timm

  • Sasha
    August 19, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Lovin this post and that book .. is RAWKIN .. girl you are amazing

  • mireia
    September 9, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    i love I love I love!

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