Last week I was sitting at my desk staring at my calendar and thought "Wow. It's June." How is it June already?! There are so many things I still want to do this year... time is moving too fast!
Back in March I decided to put together an April mini album and saved every slip of paper from the month. Everything went into a big plastic ziploc bag. The interesing part was when I decided to do it, I had no idea what a HUGE moth April would be for me. It brought me my highest highs and lowest lows... I never would have expected my life would go on such a rollercoaster ride in just one month. Man, I picked crazy month to document.
My inspiration came from the awesome mini albums that my talented friends Amy and Elise put together. I had a chance to look through some of Amy's when I was at her apt in May and it was even cooler in person. I wanted to be cool like that ;)
I bought a small binder at Muji and covered the front with Studio Calico patterned paper, stickers, and a fabric rip. The spin was covered with old Love Elsie fabric paper I've been hording. And I added some of my beloved Hambly doily rub-ons.
I kept the inside of the album simple because the most important thing to focus on was the memorabilia. The supplies I used were...
- Studio Calico Documentary paper
- Basic Grey Basics 6x6 paper + little stickers
- Washi tape (which Amy also introduced me to)
- American Crafts Precision Pen .03
- Fiskars hole punch
- A stapler
- Skyline stamp purchased at the Ink Pad
I wrote a little opener on a piece of Basic Grey 6x6 paper. I won't bore you with the journaling ;)
I also included the 5x8 page from my desk calendar behind the opener. This is what the stack of photos + papers look like behind the calendar. I had a hard time deciding how to include journaling throughout the album and originally just stuck things in without worrying about it. But then I realized that 10 years from now there's a pretty darn good chance I'm not going to remember what these random items are! So I added some Washi tape here + there right on top of things and just wrote quick notes.
Oh April. You almost did me in.
But with some paper and tape... I turned you into something real pretty.