Friday, May 4, 2012

On Holiday...I Wish

Good Morning Blog World

Today I have a little something to share with you, a project inspired by Laura Denison from The Paper Trail, I caught an episode of hers on You Tube on how to make these little beaded match books and was instantly inspired because they are so freakin' fast to make.
I was in need of something quick and easy and so when I stumbled across this I knew it was perfect.  I think it was last month sometime I shared a wedding book that I did for a very good friend of mine, well this is the companion to that; this is a mini honeymoon album with just enough room to add the most important details: a handful of photos and some journaling about where they went and what they did.
So being that this is a travel album I wanted to find something to go along with the theme, just so happened that I had a *not-been-used-yet* travel theme paper pack along with the matching journaling spots ....SCORE!!! This is extremely rare for me when I work with my older papers because that was before I ever cared about stuff coordinating.
But alas I have seen the light and try - at the very least - to match my project even if I'm using stuff from different collections.  I assure you it is *challenging* at times!
But as for this matchbook mini, I had a great collection to work with that had bright, bold colors that I knew my girlfriend would appreciate.
Now if you're not familiar with the way Laura does this, the pages are actually pockets which I used to stash a tag photo pull-out; on the pages themselves I did one side as a decorative side and then the other side with a journaling spot to add the little details either about the photos or just something random that they don't want to forget.
I did make all the pocket pages out of red cardstock and then the pattern paper is from the Miles Away collection by Colorbok....yeah that collection is so old I couldn't even google it....that's pretty sad....
But what a great mini book it made!
I love to travel and so therefore I typically like a lot of the travel papers.  My current favorite is by October Afternoon called Boarding Pass and later on this summer I will be using it in an up coming mini so you'll have to be sure to check that out.
Well this is all I have to share today I hope you all like what I have done with Laura's match book album.  I do have several more of these to share with you in the up coming weeks so I hope that you'll take a peek again soon.  Later this weekend I will begin sharing my Week in the Life album that I participated in last week with Ali Edwards.  
Thanks so much & have a great weekend!
just B

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