Large scrapbooks freak me out. There are 12 x 12. That’s large. A lot of space to fill.
Enter: the mini book.
So, so much smaller. More manageable, no?
I like to make vacation mini books because 1) they have a purpose and 2) they hold all the odds and ends I like to keep from my trips.
After our Sedona trip, I printed about 50 pictures from Winkflash. I ordered all 4 x 6 prints in a matte finish. I mostly ordered horizontal shots, with a few vertical shots that I loved enough to want to include.
When I went to put my book together, of course I started punching holes on the wrong side of the image. I punched holes on the top of the picture instead of on the left side. At first I thought about tossing them out and reordering them (the entire shipment including shipping cost about $6), but I wanted to complete my book quickly, and I didn’t want to be wasteful.
So I enlisted Dan’s help in triaging the situation. We decided I should find someway to cover up the holes. I remembered my Erin Condren Life Planner has these sheets of small stickers in various colors. So I chose one color sticker for each day, and I taped up the holes with those stickers.
Is it a solution everyone would be okay with? Probably not. But I am fine with it. If I went for perfection in all my projects, I’d never finish anything.
I love this book because I wanted to hold onto the business card from the hotel restaurant to remember those yummy omlets and hamburgers, I wanted to keep the Red Rock Pass to remember how I climbed to the top of a very, very, steep summit, and I wanted all those maps to remember the places we went and the things we did.
Here’s the bulk of the album (warning, many pictures ahoy):
That’s a lot of pages.
If you are heading out on a summer vacation, (or if you are wondering what to do with your vacation pictures and paraphernalia) think about storing those memories in a mini book, so you can look back during the cold winter months and be jealous of your past self’s tan.