Summer Mini Album | Artifact Uprising Square Prints

Last summer, we took a beautiful week long vacation on the Gulf Coast of Florida. This is one of my favorite summer destinations, so rich in coastal beauty and luxurious architecture. I love the various beaches along the scenic highway and enjoy photographing their splendor.

Your Photos, In Print

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When we arrived home from our trip, I knew I wanted to document the vacation in a separate mini album with the focus being on the photos. This would be my first complete mini album experience. I chose this Greige WRMK 4x4 album because of it's neutral color, which I simply adore. I then ordered a set of 25 Square Prints from Artifact Uprising. When it comes to minimalism and quality, no one beats Artifact Uprising in my opinion.  I am so in love with the perfection of these prints.

I used a standard hole punch and inserted my photos into the album. I wanted to label the different areas we visited, so I journaled about each beach using this template from Paislee Press and printed the journaling on clear vellum.  Next, I cut 5x5 squares from 12x12 scrapbook paper I had from a Felicity Jane kit. I punched holes in each of the double sided papers and inserted them between random photos.  Lastly, I included a few digital design elements from One Little Bird's Cabana collection and completed the album. I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out! 

Since our trip also included some other "everyday" photos of things like our food, our vacation rental and kayaking on the ocean, I also ordered this 5.5x5.5 Square Soft Cover album to document those memories. I'll be sharing a look at that photo book soon. I keep both the mini album and soft cover book stored on a shelf, tucked away, neatly together.  As a result of this project turning out so well, I definitely plan to use this method again for future trips.

 

Products Used:   Set of 25 Square Prints by Artifact Uprising | We R Memory Keepers 4x4 Instagram Album in Greige | Digital elements from Cabana by One Little Bird | 3x4 Template by Paislee Press

Dear Mom | 6x8 Digital Scrapbook Page Using Paislee Press Designs

Hi friends! I'm slowly getting back to sharing here after an unexpected absence.  I've really missed sharing in the creative community so it feels good to be back.  It helps even more to have something fun to share! 

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Today's Memory Keeping Monday share is a 6x8 digital scrapbook layout I created for the Paislee Press Creative Team in April.  We were approaching Mother's Day when Liz released the Dear Mom collection and I couldn't resist creating a letter style page to thank my amazing Mom for all she's ever done for me. It is because of her that I have such a deep passion for memory keeping and creating.

My goal for the end of the year is to print all of these images in a softcover 6x8 album from Artifact Uprising. You can see a sample of their albums here.

6x8 Digital Scrapbook Layout by Mandy of Turquoise Avenue, using Dear Mom from Paislee Press

Products Used:  Paislee Press Collections : Hello, My Name IsMeant to Be, Dear Mom, Press Plate No. 33

Love Where You Live - A Finished Project | 6x8 Soft Cover Photobook from Artifact Uprising

Hi friends! Do you remember Love Where You Live - a class by Little Paper Projects?  The project quickly turned out to be one of my favorite projects. I set out to document our first home and all the precious memories we shared there.  I documented each room, the small details of the spaces and the special moments we shared there.

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At the time the class was underway, my schedule didn't permit me creating physical pocket pages. Instead, I chose to create digital pages using 6x8 templates from Little Lamm & Co turned horizontally.  I used elements from Little Lamm & Co.'s Nest Collection, One Little Bird's Dwell collection and a few of the freebies from the class itself.

You can see more of my digital pages here.

Now, six months later, I decided to print these pages and combine them into a soft cover album.  I used Artifact Uprising, one of my favorite printers, to finalize my project.  They offer beautiful soft albums in 6x8 size so this was a simple solution.  Artifact Uprising's system is easy to use so uploading my images and arranging my album only took about 30 minutes. 

When I received my album in the mail, I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of my album. I've included a little flip through video at the bottom of this post. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I have!

Products Used :   6x8 Templates (turned sideways) by Little Lamm & Co.  |   the Nest collection by Little Lamm & Co.   | Black and White Stripe Paper from Postscript by One Little Bird | Dwell elements by One Little Bird|  Quote via the Love Where You Live Pinterest Board | Paper from Let's Eat by Little Lamm & Co. | Love Lives Here Digital Stickers from my Shoppe at Turquoise Avenue

 

Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class

Register for the Love Where You Live class from LittlePaperProjects.com. Use code "lovewhereMandylives" at signup.

Register for the Love Where You Live class from LittlePaperProjects.com. Use code "lovewhereMandylives" at signup.

"This little house has been the perfect first home for us.  We love the area we live in, we have great neighbors, enjoy the park, and have learned a lot about owning a home.  Making a house a home is always an ongoing, never ending project...  I’m happy to have done so much of the work ourselves, along with help from our family and neighbors. It gives a sense of pride and is a welcoming place to come home to each evening.  We cherish the memories that are made here and the friends we are able to welcome through the front door.  We are thankful for the traditions we’ve begun in this home and for the blessings God’s given us while living here.  We eagerly look forward to the time we get to spend here in the future."   - Excerpt

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Above is part of the five page Google document I wrote out recently about the story of our home and where we live. I'm currently participating in a class called Love Where You Live and really enjoying the inspiration there. I feel so led to do document our home and the memories we share inside those walls.

Today I'm sharing the first few pages of my album.  I decided to do a digital 8x6 album with horizontal pages. I chose very simple elements and lots of white space.  I plan to print the album in a softcover book via Artifact Uprising when it is complete. 

Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class
Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class
 
Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class
Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class
 

I did a quick photography tour of our home using my Nikon DSLR because I wanted high quality photographs in good light.  But, in addition, I've selected and matched in some iPhone snapshots from this year of us enjoying each of the spaces.

Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class
Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class
 
Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class
Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class
 

I went room by room and wrote out notes to copy/paste into my album.  I wanted to share particulars about the spaces, things we've changed, added, built, and enjoy.  I also noted specific memories about each space, like how we enjoy watching the deer in the backyard via the kitchen window and how Addie stands in the kitchen watching us prepare meals.

Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class
Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class
 
Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class
Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class
 
Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class
Clean, Simple Photobook Idea | Digital Home Scrapbook for Love Where You Live Class

I am so excited to share more of my album soon.  At this time however, I've been a little preoccupied with the new fall sticker release and the Love Lives Here sticker release (as well as the fact that this very weekend we tore down our old back deck and are constructing a new one, ourselves!)

Products Used :   6x8 Templates (turned sideways) by Little Lamm & Co.  |   the Nest collection by Little Lamm & Co.   | Black and White Stripe Paper from Postscript by One Little Bird | Dwell elements by One Little Bird|  Quote via the Love Where You Live Pinterest Board | Paper from Let's Eat by Little Lamm & Co. | Love Lives Here Digital Stickers from my Shoppe at Turquoise Avenue