Chalk It Up Picture My Life Mini-Album

Today, I realized that I never shared on my blog this adorable mini-album that we made at the Close To My Heart convention this summer. As you will see it is really easy to make following just a few simple steps.

1. Select a Picture My Life Program
Pick a Picture My Life Program that goes along with the event or theme of your mini-album. This is probably the hardest step because there are so many great Picture My Life kits! The cards for my mini-album are from the Chalk it Up program.

2. Choose Specific Cards.
You can make your album as thick or thin as you like. Mine includes10 cards. You will probably want all of your cards to have the same orientation -- landscape or portrait. But hey, you can do whatever you want. The album will be small so turning it sideways for some pages isn't a big deal.

Choose one of the cards to be your cover. Close To My Heart provided convention attendees with the exclusive cover shown above. Isn't that awesome? But don't worry, there are still hundreds of title cards to pick from!

3. Personalize!
This is the fun part. Make the album uniquely your own by adding pictures, journaling, stamping and embellishments. I've added a few photo mats on the pages shown below. (Sorry, have not printed my convention photos yet.) In addition, I added some stamping, stickers from the Chalk It Up Assortment set and mini-sparkles.

You will find that some pages don't need any embellishment or maybe just a sticker or two. 

4. Finish.
Punch holes along the left side of each card. Line up holes and thread a piece of ribbon through and tie in a knot. Make sure you leaves some slack in your ribbon. My first attempt was too tight and the album would not lay flat.

That's all there is to making a Picture My Life mini-album. Close To My Heart has done most of the work for you by creating beautiful quality cards!

So, which Picture My Life set do you pick?

Just a reminder that you get the best deal when you order Picture My Life in August. For each program ordered, you can add a set of 10 page protectors for just $3!

Got a mini to share? I'd love to see pictures. Post a link in the comments below.

Happy creating!