Friday, October 14, 2011

friday favorites | mini albums

Happy Friday peeps! It's been an eventful week of sorts here, full of all sorts of new stuff. Some of the new is unintentional...like the abandoned/lost kitten that I rescued from outside my gym on Tuesday morning. The same kitten that's still living in my bathroom today, even though I really am trying to either find the owner or a new home for it. I've got two cats already, and I'm far too young to be a crazy cat lady just yet!!

The other new was very intentional- my iPhone 4S arrived today! I totally love it, and I've been joking that I upgraded my point and shoot camera and just happened to get a phone along with it. :) Really, I was happy with my 3GS except for the camera, so it was definitely the catalyst for upgrading. I'll be giving it a workout for the next couple of weeks and then will try to report back with some thoughts on it from a scrapbooking/photography perspective.

For today's Friday Favorites I have a little something special- it's all about mini albums!! There have been so many great ones posted lately, and I gathered up some of my favorites to share with you today!


From the top left:
  • I love seeing unfinished mini books as much as finished ones, and this journal card album from Glitz Designs is entirely too gorgeous!
  • Alissa Fast shares her farmers' market mini album- such a great collection of fall colors and photos.
  • Elise Blaha's seasonal 4x6 minis are perennial favorites of mine, and her Autumn 2011 book is no exception. You can get a look at her progress on it here, here, here, and here.
  • October Afternoon also shared an unfinished mini recently. This one has a travel theme and was made using their fantastic boarding pass line.
  • The Studio Calico design team worked with Amy Tan's mini album from American Crafts last month, and Susan Weinroth's gorgeous travel book really jumped out at me from the group- love it!
  • Speaking of Amy Tan, she also worked with her mini album base from American Crafts to scrapbook her adventures at ScrapFest.
  • Crate Paper shares the amazingly detailed mini album that won their Everyday Challenge.
  • I just had to include another of Alissa Fast's minis here- this one is her completed album from Shimelle Laine's Learn Something New Every Day class.
  • Jen Jockish posted an awesome mini showing off how easily they can be built using 6x6 paper pads. Lots of Crate Paper goodness here!
Have a scrappy weekend!