Friday, August 17, 2012

Scrapbook Friday - Mini Album Theme


It's Friday, Friday!  Happy Friday!!  Today is Scrapbook Friday over at My Cricut Craft Room and today project was to make a mini album.

For my mini album I made a Thanksgiving themed book which includes places pictures and/or a little journaling  and I also included recipe cards to write our favorite Thanksgiving recipes on.  A fun little project the family can help filling in on Thanksgiving after that wonderful Turkey Dinner filled with memories of that day...what's better than family time and food all wrapped up together.

For this project I used the following Cricut Cartridges...
*Pretty Pennants for the covers and pages as well as the caps and the overlay on the covers.
*Autumn Celebrations with the Cricut Pens for the Title Image.
*Celebrate with Flourish for the Turkey on the back inside cover.
*Art Philosophy for the Photo Mats on the inside to add pictures for Thanksgiving Dinner, as well as the Flowers on the front cover.
*Wall Decor and More for the Plate Setting on the front inside cover.

For the overlay I took a piece of cream colored textured card stock and sort of tye-dyed it with fall colored ink pads to give the look of fall leaves.

Here is a close up picture of the flowers on the front cover where I also used some of my homemade fall colored tye-dye paper.  I also added a brown pearl on the inside of each flower.

I had gotten the Cricut Glitter Gel Pens a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to use them, didn't turn out pretty, now I can't wait to use them again and again.

I had gotten the Cricut Glitter Gel Pens a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to use them, didn't turn out pretty, now I can't wait to use them again and again.

Here is the inside cover and the first page where I can either add a pictures a little journaling of our Thanksgiving Dinner.

Here are a few of the inside pages showing more mats and the recipe cards where I can add the recipe for our favorite Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe.

Here is a close up picture of the recipe card.

And here is the last page which will probably have the Dessert or at least one of the Desserts on it, and the inside of the back cover.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting today, I hope that you have enjoyed my Thanksgiving Dinner Mini Album and it gives you some kind of idea to use for your family this upcoming Thanksgiving.

Please head on over to...

to visit my other Design Team Sisters and see the wonderful projects that they made for today's project theme.

Until Next Time...Happy Crafting,



  1. Robin, I adore the pennant shape you chose for your album. Wonderful job using the gel pens. Gorgeous album front to back!
    Jessica S
    MCCR DT Sister

  2. Robin this project is simply wonderful! I love everything about it. Great choice of die cuts. I love your homemade paper! TFS, Mary M

  3. Nothing better than family and food. Love your mini, especially the added touch of the recipe cards. Great idea!

    Melissa, MCCR DT

  4. This is SO pretty!! The gel pens look really neat

  5. Robin- this mini turned out fantastic! I just adore it, and want to try your ideas. Who would of thought using a pendant for a mini book. TFS! Wonderful!!

    DT sister

  6. Oh Robin...I JUST love this! The gel pens really worked great! Love the idea of this mini book!
    Great job!
    MCCR DT sis
    And still Mamma Bird! LOL!

  7. Loved everything about it!! I love the fall colors and theme!!
    MCCR DT Shelley

  8. Robin, I love your cute Thanksgiving mini album! Love the shape and the fun details!

    Great job,