Yesterday, I finished up a very fun mini-album for the store where I teach. For this project, I used the Tagline Cardstock Journaling Stickers from the new Ki Memories Pop Culture line. The stickers are themed journaling blocks with blanks to complete, similar to "Mad Libs" you may have enjoyed as a kid. I chose the "Portrait of Me" set, primarily so I could use the title "Who Am I?" and incorporate my favorite Hambly Studios owl transparency. See how far I'll go to work in an owl? :-)
For the pages of this little album, I used a few pieces of 6x6 chipboard, 6x11.5 scalloped cardstock (cut in half), the transparency (cut in 6x6 pieces), and several tags from the Creative Imaginations Creative Cafe. The pages are different sizes and shapes, which is a great way to use up odds and ends in your stash.
The journaling stickers prompted me to think of different things about myself that I probably would not have thought to include: My most embarrassing story (you'll have to wait for another day for that one), something I love to buy (for those of you playing at home, Cranberry Bliss Bars is the correct answer), and my favorite room in the house (now, the kitchen). If you sometimes struggle with journaling, these stickers provide a relatively painless way to tell a story or two!
And if you haven't tried making a mini-album with varied sizes of pages, I'd encourage you to do so immediately! This is a great way to get yourself out of a rut or a slump. The possibilities for creativity are endless!
And owls, as cute as they may be, are really NOT required. Although they ARE strongly recommended! :-)