Friday, January 4, 2008

Favorite {Noteworthy} Photographs 2007

As promised, here are some of the pictures from the mini book I did for the January newsletter...

The cover:

And a few of the pages:


And here are the basic directions (just in case you have one of these of your own--but if not, there are a handful of the January kits left if you are still interested...).

There are 6 different types of journaling papers in each packet--5 of each, making 30 papers in total. Rip out 3 of each of the papers, leaving only 2 of each journaling spot left in the book. There should be 12 papers remaining in the spiral book when this is done. Next, adhere the matching paper to the backs of the pages. You'll need to turn them upside down, but they're close in being mirror images. (Note: the blue bracket journaling spot is off a bit. I still used it and decided to paint the edges because it bothered me. But you can ink it or cut it to fit if you want as well.)

As far as the fringed edge, I simply tucked it back into the spiral. You can't even tell it was torn out! Mind you, you should be neat when ripping the papers out. But it shouldn't be too difficult!

If you do this correctly, you will have the cover, the dedication page, and 12 two page mini layouts for your months. I did take two extra journaling spots and covered the back of the album, and also the inside of the back cover as well. It still left me with leftovers!

I've received such a great response to this, and I hope you give it a try. You could make it into so many things! One of the other great ideas I got was a birthday/anniversary reminder booklet. How cute would that be! Or for the graduating senior--a little mini of all their grade school years! The ideas are as endless as your imagination. Thanks for all the great comments--you guys inspire me!

Enjoy your weekend!

23 comments:

Nicole Eshelman said...

Absolutely fabulous Trish!!!

China Doll said...

That is such a great idea! :-)

Janelle said...

i love this idea! but i used too many of my pages already...oops!

Heather said...

Once again I am cannot resist the temptation! I must have this kit :D

Anilu Magloire said...

This is an AMAZING idea, Trish!!

krista said...

this is such an adorable idea-I would have never thought of such a thing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gina (frazzledmom) said...

Trish, this totally rocks! Such a clever idea!

2H Design said...

Oh! My! Goodness! This is TOTALLY tasty! I'm copying the photos to my ideas pages - think I might give this one a try! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kath W said...

Cute, cute idea!

Dana said...

WOW, this is totally breathtaking. I am totally bookmarking your blog. You are one awesome scrapbooker. Love, love, love, love it!!

Benita said...

Wow, that is a fabulous idea! Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!! I just got one of those notebooks myself, but have already ripped a few pages out of it. Now I want to get another one to do something like this with it :) Thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

OK, this is just too cute! Awesome idea and very clever!

Anonymous said...

I already have a couple of these on hand but after seeing your idea I've decided to make some as gifts. I want you to know that you are SINGLEHANDEDLY RESPONSIBLE for these being sold out all over the internet! Heck, 2 of them DISAPPEARED as I was checking out at one store... they had 3 in stock and it went down to ONE! I had to search everywhere for more!! - Thanks for the cute idea - and you've probably got me hooked on the WIP kits, too. DRAT!!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad this was posted on 2peas! I added a comment - this little book is so darling it deserves all the recognition it can get!
kristin

Kendalls Mom 3 said...

This is so cute! I have this album but wished I had 2 of them! One to tear out the pages to journal with on a page, the other to copy this! I love your blog...found the link on 2peas.

Debby Schuh said...

This is one of the best ideas I've seen! Very cute!

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

What a FAB idea to use that little notebook! You really rocked it, Trish! :-)

Thanks for the ongoing inspiration! Happy 2008!

Emily Pitts said...

this is a really really cool way to use the book. i am really impressed!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

what a superb project. I really love this.

Molly said...

Trish, i love this idea! You are simply amazing, my friend, simply amazing!

emelyn said...

TRISH!!! this is just so amazing!! I love it and I totally need to get my hands on one of those journals. What a great idea!!

Terri H said...

OH WOW! I was sent this link as I have this booklet.....STUNNING work. Have listed your blog in my blogroll...will be back most definately.

Sarah C. said...

What a clever idea! :) tfs!