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This makes me Happy Mini Album

Everyone knows I am a little biased when it comes to Scrapbook products! I shouldn’t say it, but I am! I have had a crush for Crate Paper products for a while and somehow they are so easily workable in my hands!

I specially like to make mini albums. Not that I don’t have enough photos to make big ones but I like the sense of a beginning and an end not so far away from each other!

I made this one for the first issue of Love Crafts magazine. It is actually the project that appears in the cover. I honestly like the simple binding I used on it and the mix between the wood, vellum, sequins and tassels. It is also very inexpensive to make the binding like this!

And yes I have become sort of addicted to sewing on paper. If you haven’t tried it yet, you must! Just remember that you should keep a separate needle to sew on to paper. Just stack it in a labeled box, and use it just for this purpose.

When I started building the album, I honestly didn’t think of the title first hand. But somehow as I kept putting the photos into place the “This makes me happy” title made so much sense!

If nothing else, this Mini album contains some of my all time favorite photos. They capture fun, relaxed moments, where I can see how my children have and are growing ever so much faster than I would wish!

This photo is almost a year old! We always have photos of the four children taken during our summer vacations. I can’t wait to take some this year and compare the change!

All the others are just collected moments, turned into pages of an album. Captured moments that somehow were immortalized by a lens!

In a time that goes by ever so much faster and where smart phones have taken a special position, I am still found, several times actually, carrying my camera around. It’s been my ally for a few years and I love to see the world thru it.

Photos and images are printed (even if only on screen), collected seconds of a time that has passed. They should be cherished and cared for, for many years to come because when our mind will no longer be able to remember the days gone by, the photos we took will for sure remit us to those perfect, wonderful and happy moments captured by our cameras.

You know that question, if your house was on fire and you could only choose one possession to take with you  (of course assuming all human lives were already in a safe place), what would it be? My answer to that has always been photo albums. That I think goes to show how much I cherish them.

Photos give us the opportunity to travel in time, to happy days, to moments we believed were worthwhile to capture. If we loose them we also loose the opportunity to take such a ride down memory lane. I know, without any doubt, that I will forever treasure such bliss!

Because yes, it is a bliss, to be able to take photos of these precious moments…it means they actually existed!

Because life is a story worth sharing….

 

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