Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pass the Book: Year Two - the first book

I absolutely love creating mini-albums, theme albums, and photo album scrapbooks, and Ali Edwards Sharing Your Story: Recording Life's Details with Mini Books is filled with inspiration and ideas for creating mini books. There are ideas for creating mini books for Record-Keeping, Memorabilia, Collections, Gift Albums, Collaborative Books, Books for Kids, Travel, and Personal Reflection. The photos of each of the mini books presented are fabulous.

Along with Ali, there are several contributors to the book, and the mini book below by Dedra Long caught my eye. I think it would be a neat way to record our favorite TV & movie series, sharing each of our thoughts about why we enjoy the series, whether we've watched the entire series, and (in some cases) how many times. I've added this idea to my Scrapbooking Idea Journal.

There's also a section on Mini-Book Bindings as well as Step-by-Step instructions for creating several types of albums from cardstock.

If you'd like a chance to read and be inspired by this book, please leave a comment below telling me whether or not you've created any mini-books and what you like (or dislike) about them. You can find all the details about Pass the Book: Year Two here. I'll draw a name at random and post the first recipient of this book next Thursday.

16 comments:

Cheri said...

It's a great first choice Melissa! But since I already own it, you can leave me out of the drawing... and I won't have to feel like I'm missing out on anything when I don't win.

Alison said...

I've made a few mini-books as gifts..and like that they are so quick to put together.....I'm always looking for new ideas though, so would love to be in the draw for the book!
Alison xx

Sandra said...

Please don't include me, as I already own it, but i just wanted to say it's a good choice, I love the book :)

Karen said...

Hi Melissa, I'm finally catching up with all the blog posts I missed while I was on vacation. I loved catching up with yours, and was especially touched by your beautiful post about Sister. I'd love to be in the drawing for the book. It's one of Ali's I don't own, and I'm sure I'd find good ideas in it.

Brenda Kay said...

I am currently working on my first mini album. I am having so much fun and would love the chance to be inspired to create more.

Jimjams said...

What an inspiring looking book - I love minis, but struggle to finish them!
As I've just received one of Siân's original books and will be returning it to her after its year of travelling I'd love to be in with a chance of your first book-passing, so that I can pass it on!!

alexa said...

Just to reiterate it's well worth a good perusal! I've got this, so please don't include me in the draw, but I'd encourage all the rest of your readers to bid for it! A great choice, and here's to a successful time of book-passing for you.

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S said...

The book looks tempting - but not quite tempting enough for me to do mini-albums. They are just not my thing. But somebody will be elated, I'm sure. Great choice, Melissa!

Patricia said...

Melissa, thanks for this opportunity. I made just one mini-book as a gift for a friend. Maybe I need guidance and a book about it would be lovely. Waiting for the result on Tuesday!

Ginger said...

I love mini albums and I love Ali! Please count me in :)

Sian said...

Melissa, this is a wonderful first choice! I love this book and my copy is well thumbed. I just know it will be enjoyed by anyone who has a chance to get their hands on it

Sue Althouse said...

Great choice for your first book! I already own a copy, so please pass it to someone who will be reading it for the first time. You don't have to do mini albums to find inspiration in this one!

helena said...

great chocie - I love mini books because of the chance to play with different sizes and formats

Lisa said...

I love minis! Most are made for gifts, but I just started one for my family about our camping trips this summer. Looks like a grat book. Thanks for the chance to win one!

Beverly said...

I can never have too much inspiration, please put my name in the drawing :)