Everyday Eclectic Mini Album (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone
Please note that the Blog Hop and competitions previously detailed on this post have now closed. You can see who won the Echo Park giveaway on their blog here. You can see who won my giveaway here. I encourage you to visit all the fabulous blogs that were on the hop - there is a list at the end of this post!

Everyday Mini Album

This mini album was really fun to make. It uses pages from the journaling cards paper as its base, and the design of the elements is so great - most of the work is done for you!

 

Like my previous File Folder Album using this collection, the photos in the album were all taken by my husband on his phone on a dull and rainy day.


The photos are never going to win any photography prizes – but they capture the fun of the day perfectly and I wouldn’t have it any other way!


The photos are never going to win any photography prizes – but they capture the fun of the day perfectly and I wouldn’t have it any other way!


I have cropped the photos heavily and added a retro photo effect and polaroid frame using picmonkey – free online here.


Don't forget to check out my previous album using the fantastic Everyday Eclectic Collection.


Here is a list of blogs that were on the hop:
Echo Park Paper: http://www.echoparkpaper.typepad.com/
Susan Stringfellow: http://creativelysavvy.blogspot.com/  
Tamara Tripodi: http://happylifecraftywife.com/

Please leave a comment or email me with any questions
Lowri :-)
I am linking this project up to these websites here.

182 comments:

  1. The polarid's are pretty awesome in this book. Perfect size!

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  2. Oh this is beautiful! I love what you did with Pic Monkey to jazz up the photos.

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  3. Oh this is fabulous. I absolutely love it.

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  4. I think the photos are gorgeous! The vintage effect, the polaroid frame, and your design all go together perfectly~

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  5. Cute! I love this collection and your album is just wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  6. Your album is darling. Great job!

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  7. Wow! I love your mini Lowri! And I really love that you scrapped all of these fabulous pictures even though they weren't works of art! Sometimes the best pictures are the 'not-so-great' ones you get when you are just having fun!!

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  8. So cute and the perfect way to capture those special memories!

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  9. Great mini. Love your use of the journaling paper.

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  10. Love this mini and love the polaroid look. I need to check out picmonkey.

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  11. What a great mini album! This collection was perfect for that.
    Thanks for sharing. EE is really a GREAT, great line from EP!

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  12. What a fabulous treasure! Great memories in your mini album. Beautiful work!!

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  13. mini-albums are a great way to share treasured moments! I love making them. This is a perfect collection for creating an album! Thanks for sharing your work and talent!

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  14. That is adorable! Love the colors, the retro graphics, and the way you bound each page with the filmroll tape! So cute!

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  15. Great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. That is such a cool mini album! Those photos look great, they would definitely win a photo contest! :)

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  17. hey!
    I realy like your work!
    I would like where to buy the little black letters used under the picters....
    thanx!
    rinat

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    1. Hi Rinat - these letters are just text printed onto the pics. I laid the text over in the picmonkey program too - you can choose your font, size color etc - it's a great tool!
      Hope that helps
      Lowri :-)

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  18. Awesome mini album! I love photos that aren't perfect....since when are we ever perfect? TFS!

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  19. What an awesome little album! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win some EP goodness!

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  20. Another amazing album! Love your work!

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  21. Extremely gorgeous mini album. Absolutely love it and thanks for a chance to win a prize.

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  22. I am totally in love with this mini album! I want to go make one now. (:

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  23. Very cute mini. I love all the details. Love your photo's. It's not about if they are the best photo's. Pictures capture the moment and that is what matters. You did a wonderful job on this. Love it!!

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  24. You have just inspired me to go make a mini album of my own! :)

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  25. Love this little album! I've been a little on the fence about this collection (pretty papers but how will I use them?) but seeing what you did with it gives me so many ideas!

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  26. What a fun mini! Love all the polaroid photos and I really like the washi tape (?) filmstrip piece between each of the pages!

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  27. That mini is the cutest~!!!! Gonna have to scraplift :).

    Selena

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  28. What a fab mini album! Love the polaroids!

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  29. What a great mini album! I love the everyday eclectic collection!

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  30. Your mini album is beautiful! I love this collection!!

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  31. Love your album! So cute. I really like these papers. I am waiting for an online order of EP papers. Now I am really excited to see them!

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  32. OMG the album is amazing, love the paper and the balloon

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  33. sweet little book , i will try this for sure. thanks

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  34. Love, Love, Love this book. I am not a scrapbooker really, but i love making small albums as gifts or to reflect specific activities/trips in my family life. I also have taken up mixed media art. Some of the things from this kit would be great additions to canvas projects. Thanks for sharing. I will be saving your blog site address, as it looks like there are a lot of other projects of yours i would enjoy from the pictures i saw just looking at this post.
    starsia_70@yahoo.com
    kim

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  35. LOVE this book! Minis are one of my FAV things to do with the Echo Park Collection kits!!! This collection is one of my absolute FAVS!! TFS!!

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  36. oh my gosh! love this minibook! must make! :)

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  37. Such a cute mini!! Have to try pic monkey, thanks for the suggestion!

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  38. Love all the cute details. What a great idea for a mini album. We had a busy summer and this book would be great for some of our favorite moments. Love everyday EP Eclectic too.

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  39. How cute. I love that it's just everyday pictures. What a great idea...

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  40. SO beautiful! I love your creativity and all the great EP products! The customers in our store love designing with them!

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  41. Wow! I love this mini album! The papers are absolutely perfect for this!!

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  42. Very cute mini! I love that you used the Tim Holtz film strip in the center binding of your pages!

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  43. Love the polaroid look in your mini album.

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  44. What a wonderful minialbum! I really think that if i am one of the lucky winners, i will be choosing Everyday Ecclectic :)

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  45. Great idea and love all the little elements displayed in the album. Great job!!

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  46. Wonderful mini!!!!. I love that you used the Tim Holtz film strip, I love this film strip!!!!

    Charo

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  47. I love your mini album! It is so perfect!! Thank you so much for the hop! How inspirational!

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  48. I like how simple this album is. One photo per page. Nice job!

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  49. The Everyday Ecclectic is my favorite of their current line. Fabulous album! Love the pics!

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  50. Ooo, I really like this collection after seeing your mini! If I don't win it, I will order it! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  51. OMG! This mini is so lovely!!
    And this collection is very special!!
    Thanks, Lowri!

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  52. Love your mini album! Would love to make one of these soon.

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  53. Wow, love your little album! I think those photos are priceless, looks like a fun time together!

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  54. Love the mini album and all the inspiration.

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  55. Your mini album is awesome! I do hope to win this collection so that I can follow your tutorial to create one of my own Everyday Eclectic mini album. Love this collection.

    Thank you for recommending picmonkey too! It's very useful..I'm so ignorant about its existence until you mentioned it on your blog.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Love this adorable line and love what you did with it.

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  57. Cute mini! Love the filmstrip tape!!

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  58. the polaroids are a scene stealer for sure! I also like the way that your pages flow so smoothly from one to the other. Looks like a fun memory to capture.

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  59. what a great mini album.. love how you use the Polaroid look.

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  60. Such a sweet album, I think this is my fav. new collection! LOVE the cell phone photos, sometimes I think they're the best because they're so "spur of the moment!"

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  61. Everyday Eclectic is my new favorite line to use with my photos from my iphone that I have ran thru intagram or other photo apps! Great job, Love the album!

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  62. Your album looks absolutely fab! I love what you did with this collection.

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  63. I really love this collection because it's so versatile! Your mini album really showcases all the elements perfectly!

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  64. Your mini is absolutely adorable! LOVE this collection!

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  65. What a wonderful way to document your every day life! Great collection for this mini album!

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  66. I love what you did with the filmstrips!

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  67. such a cute book.... i have ordered that paper pack and can't wait to get it!!!

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  68. The mini album is really cute very easy to make.

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  69. Super cute! I can't wait to get my hands on this paper!

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  70. Beautiful mini book. I love the Everyday Eclectic line.

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  71. beautiful album! did you use washi tape to adhere the pages?

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    1. Hi Hila - the film strip washi tape is just decorative.
      I based the album on a technique similar to this one here - http://crate.typepad.com/cratepaper/2010/08/a-simple-yet-chic-mini-album-with-restoration.html
      Hope that helps :-)

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  72. I love your mini album .. Simple and nice! The color from the echo park paper is just amazing!

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  73. I love mini albums and yours are so fun!

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  74. One of the best mini books that I've ever seen..... love it! "Everyday Eclectic" was the perfect collection for this project!

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  75. Another awesome mini album Lowri... love the effect of the polaroid type pics :)

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  76. Hi Lowri, I love the mini album, i think you've done an amazing job and it's given me a fantastic idea for the kids to work on for a prezzie for their grandparents at xmas. How special your family make you feel shines thru on the project.

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  77. Omgosh! This is adorable! I love the photos - will definitely be trying out the polaroid style photos on my next project! Love it! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the chance to win! :-)

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  78. Great your mini album!! Love your work:)

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  79. I love your mini album. I also love the polaroid photos! Thanks for the chance to win~!

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  80. What a cute mini! Love the photo treatment.

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  81. Fun projects, thanks for a fun hop!


    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. What a great idea! Just a fun album to have laying on the coffee table. Thanks!

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  83. Love your mini! Such a great collection!

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  84. Thanks for sharing your mini-album. I really would like to start making one since they seem to be quicker to make. But I'm stuck with a stock of empty scrapbooks that I am slowly filling up. Thanks also for sharing the picmonkey website. Now I am making polaroids out of my photos.

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  85. Very cute mini album! I will have to check out pic monkey. Thanks for sharing. I am also now following your blog.

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  86. I love your mini. You always have great projects on your blog!

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  87. Picmonkey is Absolutely Fabulous!!!!!! i can't go to bed because i want to play around and edit my pictures.
    I have been looking for a low cost way to make polaroids, now I have found it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i just love this blog, Picmonkey should pay you for great advertising.
    can't wait to try that new mini album.

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  88. Love this collection and the mini you created with it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. Love your blog - some of the cutest projects I've seen!

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  90. Love the papers and your super cute mini photo album! I am a new follower!

    Melanie
    http://thepaperretreat.blogspot.com

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  91. LOVE LOVE LOVE the 110 filmstrip "binder tape" you used. So creative!

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  92. Love this mini. It would be a great gift.

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  93. This mini is great!! I love all the papers and the variety of themes!

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  94. Love this little book of everyday moments!

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  95. like this little book, would be perfect for an InStax album!

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  96. I think the colours you used gives the whole album a beachy feel without being *themed*, I really like that :)

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  97. J'adore .merci pour ces sublimes couleurs!

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  98. Your album is fabulous. Love the EP papers and your 'polaroids!'

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  99. The polaroids and paper are a perfect pair! (ya,I said it)

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  100. Love, love, love this mini! It's lovely!

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  101. Always love your minis! Thanks for the ideas! Cool paper too.

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  102. Gorgeous. Lovely collection. TFS

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  103. I would love to win. Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

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  104. A very nice mini-album!
    I love Echo Park papers!

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  105. Cute album - great way to capture everyday moments.

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  106. I'm inspired that any day— not just those special ones— can be celebrated and remembered in a little album! This makes the statement "create something every day" (my personal mantra) so possible!

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  107. Such a darling mini! Yep, we all have those photos and its so hard to just toss them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  108. what a cool book/mini album...love it..thanks for sharing your talent...

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  109. As usual, your project is completely fabulous, Lowri. Love how you took not-perfect cell phone photos and made them into a perfect mini. The poloroid style looks great. This is as cute as can be. So fun and creative.

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  110. Fantastic album!! pictures are great!

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  111. Love your work! Love the album and love the Echo Park Papers too!!!

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  112. love your album the colors are great and really make it pop. thanks for sharing! im a follower.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  113. oh, I love your album!!! thanks for sharing and inspiring!!!

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  114. superbe blog que je connaissais déjà . bizzzzzz
    Magali

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  115. Adorable mini album. Great way to showcase some great and special pictures.

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  116. oh... the mini album is adorable... I love the picture of the footprints in the sand beside the little one!

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  117. Would love to win...your album is awesome!!

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  118. Such a cute mini album. Love that hot air balloon chippie too.

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  119. What a wonderful mini album. Love the pictures and all your cute details!! The cover looks so good!

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  120. The Footprints caught me....would love to live this mini pack.

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  121. This mini is fabulous! Isn't it amazing how our phones have changed the way we photograph our memories? I just love how spontaneous I can be with my pics now, because my phone is always with me!
    Love Everyday Eclectic - the bits of detail you added are perfect. My favorite element that you used is that hot air balloon on the cover - so pretty!

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  122. I love the polaroid pictures, it gives a great touch to this mini. TFS

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  123. I'm a mini album girl myself too. I didn't know that picmonkey has a ready polaroid frame. Thanks for the tip!

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  124. Very clever way to make a wee album . love it.

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  125. I think that Everyday Eclectic is such a neat colleciton. Great mini-book!

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  126. It's the pervect way to remember a wonderful day or event. Just enough for the pics you may not want to mat or frame... I just love this idea!

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    1. Ooops...lets say its a perfect way...

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  127. Great mini.Love the pics and embellies.TFS!EP has such great papers.

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  128. this is so sweet! It looks like you had an amazing day with your family. Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win so EP! :)

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  129. What an adorable mini album. Your husbands phone pics were just darling, he has a good eye for great shots! I love how you made them appear to be polaroid shots! Very creative! Thank you for sharing on this super fun EP blog hop with a new visitor and follower. jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

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  130. I love this book. I had a beach trip in March, and think I will take my fave photos from it and put them in a mini album. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  131. I am a big fan of mini's and just love this one. Beautiful work.

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  132. Beautiful mini! I love the photostrips you've used in the middle of the pages.

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  133. What a funky little album - really cool!

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  134. I love all your mini albums!! And this is such a good use for the journaling cards! Love it! :)

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  135. You rocked this mini! I love it!

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  136. Really nice album. Thanks for sharing.

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  137. Such an awesome idea of using those journal cards you just don't know what else to do with. Of course maybe it's just me who has trouble using them. HAHA Thanks for sharing!!!

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  138. That "photo strip" binding ... SERIOUSLY creative!

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  139. Always look forward to seeing what you create! Love it (as always) especially the Polaroid.

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  140. such a cute album...the everyday is worth catching, too! rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  141. SO wonderful! This little album has so much personality. This inspires me to make an album capturing my summer adventures :)

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  142. Awesome !!! I always wondered how to make these projects but you made my life simple and interesting....thanks for blogging and giving us chance to win !!

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  143. This is so awesome - it inspired me to finally get my butt over to where my scrapbooking materials are to finally finish what I'd started a long time ago!

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  144. What a cute little book! Your pictures really tell a story!
    Thanks!

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  145. Your little book is adorable! What a fun way to capture the day! Fun pics and great embellishments!

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  146. Wow! I recently received this new collection and now I know what I can make with it . . . a mini book just like yours. I love it!

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  147. So adorable and it's not about the quality of the photographs, but about the memories. Perfect !!

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  148. Beautful mini, love all the details

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  149. So so cute! Great work as always!

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  150. fabulous mini album, love the straight-to-the point layout.

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  151. This is so pretty!! And I'm really intrigued by the photo editing - does PicMonkey allow you to journal too or did you do that some other way?

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    1. Hi Renee - PicMonkey DOES allow you to overlay text, but in fact to create these I edited the pictures in PicMonkey and then added all the text in PowerPoint.

      I do this so I can squeeze as many pics I can on an A4 sheet for economical printing and I find it easier!

      Hope that helps :-)
      Lowri

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  152. So glad you are on the EP team! Love your creations and this mini is so cute.

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  153. How cute!! I love minis, I find them hard to make but this one is so cute!

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