This month at write.click.scrapbook it's all about mini-albums. We call it March Mini Madness, and it's the third year we've run it. I've been making mini-albums, or rather mini books for years, but my feelings for them run hot and cold. I love the idea of making smaller books to document a particular theme or event, but when I first started making them, I would quickly get frustrated, or rather bored, with doing all these similar pages, and would find it hard to finish them. Eventually I noticed that I would run out of steam after about 6 to 8 pages, and it struck me, duh, that I should just make them smaller.
And that's when the real love affair began. I have a bin stuffed full of blank mini-books, plus plain chipboard covers to show for this love. I went through the clear mini-album phase too (didn't we all?), and happily made it out the other side. Oh and remember paper bag albums?! Yeah, I made me a few of those too.
The last few years I have preferred to make my minis from scratch though, either with my Bind-it-All, using binder rings, or coming up with my own stitched or glued bindings. That way I can control the exact size, and number of pages I want.
Check out my album in the gallery at wcs, for info on how I made my latest one. Along with the gallery the team is also featuring minis made with different kits each week. Last week we showcased albums made with the March Little Black Dress kit, this week it's albums made using digital products from American Crafts. This will continue for the rest of the month, and each week we are giving away the kit used to one lucky reader!
So if you love mini-albums. or you're trying to love them, head on over.