Friday, September 19, 2014

An Insta Mini

Hello Hello
How is everyone?
Ready for the weekend I'm sure, I would be too if I had a normal working schedule, as it turns out for me today is actually my Monday and well...with that {a lot of times} the Monday madness.
But all is well...I think I'm close to having my old laptop up and running, it's been running updates for two days and then there were several programs that I had to update but finally I think there is light at the end of the tunnel. 
Today I want to share with you a mini gratitude book that I made a while back. I wasn't sure what it would become when I made it but I have stored some of my favorite Instagram pics in here and I think this is where they will stay.
The mini book is made using small Kraft envelopes and the binding is a hidden hinge system. The cards that came with the envelopes are what create the fold out flaps and that is where I adhered my Instagram photos.
On a few of the pages I added a couple of photo tucks and then stamped a few of my favorite quotes by Tim Holtz and tucked them in, always good to have reminders whatever they are for. Gratitude, thoughts, hopes & dreams, ideals, etc.

Here you can see two of my card inserts unfolded, with two of my Instagram photos. The idea is that eventually I will go back and add a bit more to the page by including the hash tags that went with each of these pics and then maybe a bit more information as to why I took the photo in the first place.
So there you have it, my Insta mini. I love that it's so small but still able to capture something that is near and dear to me. Like many of you I am addicted to social media or rather Instagram, I can't think of the last time I didn't go a day without at least looking a my IG feed and only a few days go by at a time that I don't post an IG pic so this mini is actually a really big part of my daily life and I wanted a cute way to document that and also to show my gratitude for some of life's simpler pleasures ...this is definitely one of those.
Hope this inspires you to document those simple pleasures in your own life and encourages you to be grateful for them.
Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing my passion for scrap art with me!
just B

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