WARNING: SUPER PICTURE HEAVY POST.
The month of March in this household is a pretty eventful month. March 20th marked one year since my fiancé moved to Japan. As seen in my last post, March 23rd was my birthday. March 30th is a year since he proposed. So, yes, it’s a crazy month. I wanted to do something to commemerate his year in Japan so decided upon a mini-album inspired by Stephanie Bryan (one of my favorite crafters of all time). A couple of weeks before I decided to make a mini-album, she posted a blog post about a mini she made for her and her husband’s 8 year anniversary. It was so beautiful and inspiring that I decided to take a shot at my first ever actual mini-album. I was SO happy with the result and L was so, so happy – he claims it made him cry. This statement cannot be confirmed as I was asleep when he saw it… ha. I went through my stash and pulled out a bunch of patterned papers I love, journal cards, some vellum, embellishments, a date stamp, printed my pictures and went to town. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
I hand stitched the “Hello Love” on this page using the original paper as a guide.
I just cut up a card I found and punched some holes in it – voila! Cute sentiment.
Some hidden journaling included in the glassine bag 🙂 The Sydney picture was printed on vellum.
I included a mixed CD as a homage to the old-school mix tapes, filled with recent songs that always make me think of him when I hear them.
Using the left over patterned paper, I made a little pocked adhered to the back cover and slipped in a letter.
I hope you enjoyed this post! It was so much fun to make and it was especially rewarding to see his smile in the morning 🙂 Again, any questions about materials I used or techniques I used, let me know in the comments below or e-mail me at any time!