Thursday, July 25, 2013

8x8 Project Life & Mini Album Inspiration

Today we're mixing up...or I should say down, since we're featuring some amazing ideas with the 8x8 page protectors. The first sample by Sherry is from her "Vacation" album and it's a great way to feature her memories of visiting as many National Parks as they can in her area. And we loved Jodi's inspiration for a Back to School almost "December Daily" style album. You could even create this album in advance and drop in your photos as they are taken throughout the year. And then scroll down for the cutest 8x8 Storybook Album creation for a baby book by Melinda.

Vacation Memories 8x8
by Sherry Cartwright

Grade Three 8x8 Album
by Jodi Wilton

Teddy's Storybook Album
by Melinda Spinks

I'm finally getting around to putting together Teddy's baby album and although he's only 16 months old it seems like years since he was born. Fortunately I wrote lots of information down at the time as I'd never remember it all now.

I decided to use the 8x8 Storybook Album as I felt the smaller size would be more appropriate for a baby's album and it meant that I could still print out full 8x8 photos on my home printer. And I had a little play with the cover of my album by adding some rubons to give it a personal touch.

The rub-ons took a little extra 'rubbing' to make them stick but once they are on, they stay on!

The opening page I chose to use a full 8x8 protector as I wanted Teddy's first photo to take up the whole page with just a hint of embellishments for some added detail.

I used the flipside of the 8x8 protector to write a little story for Teddy to read in years to come of how he was such a surprise. I used the big quotation marks from the 'this & that' cardstock stickers that you find in different colors with each collection.

Page three configuration was perfect for adding a vertical picture of the pregnancy test and a print-out of the announcement I made to family and friends on facebook, along with some of their lovely comments.

Products Used:
Flower Box Collection


  1. Melinda- I loved your mini album. My little boy was born 3-3-12 as well! You have sparked me to get working on his album this summer!

  2. I love all the takes on PL here! Melinda, I really love how you personalized the cover of Teddy's album and journaled the story for him as well. : )

  3. These are all wonderful! Melinda, I too love how you made Teddy's album your own. I love his story too. At almost 40 when my Ben was born, I can relate to getting used to the idea. I spent quite a bit of my pregnancy sick too.


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