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Thursday, October 29, 2009

First Mini album

Okay...I know it is not spectacular...but I wanted to document my "first ever mini book".  My oldest son Kobus, turned 30 on 13 October.  I decided some time ago to do a mini album for him - telling his story.  The plan was to scrap his first 18 years.  This was one of the biggest challenges for me so far.  Needless to say it was impossible to put so many years into one album...so I ended up doing the mini album up to his first school day.  When I get the courage for it I will attempt to put his school going years into an album as well. I have the idea that he could tell me more about his life after six...and that some of it will make my hair stand on end:)
The cover.
Another challenge for me....to scrap in Afrikaans.
First page - I would give anything to have all my photos digital.  These photos lost such a lot of colour.
I decided that the pages (6x6) are just to small to still journal on as well.  So I did the journaling as a letter to him.
A fancy fold out page.
 
 
 
Here I did a little pocket for extra photos.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What I have decided was that I am going to start mini albums for Wynand and Bianca now and do a page now and then, working on this all the time nearly killed me:)

Oh yes...if you want to do a mini album and need some pointers Lisa (Star Sailor) is doing a weekly tutorial which is truly a step-by-step on the Swirlydoos Forum...here is the link. Just click on the Monday Morning Mini madness links. I will be using these tutorials as a guideline for Wynand and Bianca's albums.

37 comments:

  1. Very impressive!!!!!!! What album did you use Lynette??? That is a big project to start hey??

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  2. WOW!!! He is going to love this. I got a little teary eyed. If my mom did this for me I would cherish it forever and ever. Like you said he could tell you about life after six...it is those precious times when we are so young that we want to learn about. Love it!

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  3. WOW!! What a lot of work! It looks awesome. I am sure he will absolutely love it.

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  4. Stunning so filled with love & memories.

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  5. Lynette!! This is fabulous!! You don't need my silly little tutorial!! You can teach it!!! Love all the love you put into this mini..What a wonderful and loving keepsake!!

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  6. It looks a great idea for the mini albums. I do something similar!

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  7. Charmaine - this is the Bo Bunny 6x6 naked album.

    LISA - it would have turned out so much more planned if I did it according to your tutorials.

    I gave him the album this morning and he LOVES it...which is my inspiration to do the next one.

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  8. Lynette, what a beautiful album! I know you son will treasure it as will his children!

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  9. this is very precious lynette, what a keepsake, but goodie goodie, i STRUGGLE with mini's, will do that tutorial, thanks for the tip.

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  10. This is great! I have never completed a mini... they are tough & you did an awesome job!

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  11. I love it, he is going to too.

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  12. Lynette I think it is absolutely fantastic. I love the actual album itself and the contents are so interesting & varied. It is a HUGE task to do a mini all in one go - I know as I've done a few - but you have done it so well & the thing about gifts is that the recipient is always so blown away with the end result that immediately all the thoughts of dented scissor fingers melt away & you start thinking about the next one! Love how this hobby of ours allows us to permanently record memories for our loved ones. Just brilliant!

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  13. I love it - so touching! Let us know what he says when you give it to him!

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  14. Absolutely stunning... well done. Now as you say, you need to make one for your other kids too. Enjoy the memories as you create the books.

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  15. Get out of town !!! This is your first mini album? Lynette, it is gorgeous. There is so much effort and thought put into this creation. I am looking forward to seeing your next project.
    Cheers, Irene :)

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  16. omg Lynette, this is the cutest thing ever!

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  17. truly a work of he(art) here , Lynette ! even if it took more time than expected !

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  18. Great job Lynette! I love doing mini albums!

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  19. Hierdie is so spesiaal Lynette. En eks bly om te hoor jy dit reeds vir hom gegee en dat hy in die wolke was daaroor. Dink net wat sy kleinkinders eendag daarvan sal se! Dit sal definitief 'n familie erfstuk word. O ja, jy en Kobus het glad nie verander as ek so na die fotos van daardie dae kyk nie.
    Lekker naweek vir julle
    Desire

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  20. That looks great Lynette! I love it!

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  21. this is your first?? Wow it does not look it. Love the different shapes and sizes of the page and how some flip up instead of on the side. beautiful colors too! I think this is a major scrapbooking accomplishment. A Mini book - but a big project.

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  22. Gorgeous Lynette. A real labour of love. I agree that it is quite intense to do a mini - well done to you.

    I can completely understand why he loves it so.

    and btw , my birthday is 20 Nov.

    See u Tues!!

    xx

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  23. This is beautiful and he is going to love it. I want to do an album, I have only ever done them for DT stuff but honestly I am itching to do one. But am afraid cause it will just sit there!

    Have a blessed weekend Lynette!
    e.

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  24. absolutely stunning Lynette! And not only will he love it, bit so will your grandchildren! It will be so cool for them, when they are a bit older, to see what their daddy was like when he was a baby!
    You are a very clever lady! x

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  25. ps : Please can you give me some tips on how to display my christmas cards. They are all 10x 15, most are portrait, but 2 are landscape. HEEEEELLLLP! Pleeze x

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  26. Wow--your first mini! Congrats!

    What a special gift for him. I'm sure he will treasure it always.

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  27. Your son will just love this! You sure rocked your first mini...many more to come I hope! Hope you had a great Halloween!

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  28. Every page is so precious ! Love how it flaps out

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  29. wow! I would be so blessed by that! You did an amazing job!

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  30. Woweeeee!!! Lynette - you've done a great job!!! Absolutely love it - so much love and work went into this!

    About the photos - I've scanned all my old photos and "rstored" them using Photoshop. Shout if you need help with that! :)

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  31. This is just amazing Lynette - LOVE it!!!

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  32. This is a work of love. Thank you for sharing. Journaling and memory keeping is what makes scrapbooking meaningful to me.

    Nice to meet another Christian scrapper! I am a mother of 3 boys from Moscow, Russia. My name is Maria.

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