A Personal Way To Use Storyline Chapters Mini Inserts
Do you love a mini album? Do you like that smallish compact way to hold a story? Are you a mini album collector?
I am. I have containers of mini albums all over my house. The collection is growing. And I’m not even mad about it at all. These tiny books filled with focused stories make me happy every time I pick one up. Even if I am suppose to be cleaning my house!!!
Like many discoveries made in this story telling and crafting world I find myself, I had no idea how much I was going to delight in the Storyline Chapters Mini Insert and Album. These items are such a wonderful addition to the Storyline Chapters Collection. I continue to dream up ways to use these Mini Inserts.
I have in mind to share all the ideas that a Mini Insert can hold: story album, prayer journal, art journal, stamp sampler. And those ideas may still come to this blog yet. But today’s post was inspired by simply reminding you, dear reader, to take some time to tell your story. Tell the things personal to you. For you.
You may remember this page that I posted HERE . For many years now I have kept a ‘me’ kind of album. Since the Mini Album includes two of the Mini Inserts, I decided to designate one of the inserts for a Me album for this year. It’s definitely a smaller size than the 12×12 I have utilized in the past. Which brings with it it’s own creative challenge. I am loving this all around.
The second page I made in this Mini Insert was part of a photo prompt challenge I was participating in. It was a great way to craft not only a page layout, which granted, it’s just fun to make…but it was also a great way to place a right now kind of story. You can see THIS post HERE.
This layout above is one of my more recent additions to the Mini Insert. If you follow me, you know I may have a little bit of love for my coffee. So this was just a fun double page spread to make. The pattern paper behind the photo is actually adhered to be a pocket. Then the Storyline Chapters pattern paper, from the Floral Project Pad, is tucked in behind to hold that story’s documentation.
Lastly, this little interactive page has been my most recent addition. I decided I really need to add this girl to my ‘Me’ album as she is so much a part of what is happening in my life right now. She is a big part of my ‘currently’. But that’s just it, right? There are no rules to what we include in a mini album.
So what about you? Have you ever kept a Me sort of mini album? Have you considered using one of the Storyline Chapters Mini Inserts for just such stories? I hope this post inspires you to at least think about it. Think about how you can continue to tell your story.
Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters is available at JoAnn Stores
author: Jamie Pate