I am a huge fan of mini albums - the brighter the better, which is why when I saw the brand new Lush range I squealed with delight because the colours just rocked!
I worked with the Lush Album, Ribbon and jewels as the basis for my colour system and complimented it with the Stella & Rose papers and stickers. They just worked beautifully together and made my photos flow through the album.
I went with a play theme to my album to show the different aspects of play that my girls get up to and what was important to them in 2010. My girls are often very different in what appeals to them so this was a good way of linking it all together.
When I work on mini-album, i try to always use the same layout for each page just flipped as I go. This makes it easier to embellish and faster to get it all stuck down.
this is the basic sketch I used for this album - I hope you will enjoy using it too as it gives you lots of scope for personalization while still having the same basic structure to each page.
(Anam’s instructions are coming soon)