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Kristina's Disney Mini Album Series Day 2: Prepping the Album



Welcome back to our series on Kristina's Disney mini album!  A mini album can feel not-so-mini sometimes; we get overwhelmed by all the photos and memories we want to include.  Today Kristina shares how she used the lessons from Lisa Truesdell's Divide & Conquer workshop to tackle the prep work in getting started.  See the video and introduction post from Day 1 here


From Kristina, "Lisa's workshop recommends putting together a kit for you to use for your project. Nothing more. I loved this. But I hated doing it. I love products and want to just grab anything at any time. Once I did this though, and really made myself only use the items in my kit, I was so happy.  I was able to take my bin of products with me anywhere in the house and work on this album---which I never do! I had it on the living room floor on multiple occasions and even while cuddled in my bed one night!!


I was worried I would have troubles when I couldn't grab something else from my stash that I knew would work perfectly for my project. But when it came down to it, I made it work with what I had available in my box and I loved how it all coordinates and works together. It really makes it a cohesive book from start to finish.


I will admit to pulling a few more washi tapes here and there when needed. I found myself using washi tapes more and more as I went along, as they are so easy to use and create all kinds of looks. 


I pulled together a set of papers in the same tones and patterns, neutrals and aquas/turquoises. I knew I wanted the circle patterns from Studio Calico, because of how they reminded me of the Epcot Spaceship Earth ball, and then I just went from there. The alphabet stickers, labels, washi tapes and everything else is all in those same color families.

I threw in some other fun embellishments and stickers for here and there, but mainly used papers, labels and tapes. I didn't want any big icons or images, so all of my embellishments are small and basic, so that they really are there to just embellish versus create a main visual. I want my photos to tell the story while my words and journaling to add our personal tales."

For a list of supplies Kristina used in her album, go here!


Lisa's class teaches you to prep a mini album in stages; one of those stages is to lay out the flow of your album, inserting photos and pieces into the divide page protectors and deciding where you want what pieces to go.  Here is a look at Kristina's album in this stage:
Join us tomorrow as we take a look inside the finished album!

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