Mini Thanks

Hello everyone! Happy Thanksgiving (tomorrow) to all my US readers. I was feeling the spirit of the season when I sat down to create this mini album. I have so many things to be thankful for and right at the top of that list is my 19 month old daughter, Harper. I printed out some pictures that I've taken with my iPhone in the last month in 5x7 size and got to work.

The majority of the papers in this mini album are from the Free Bird Delight and Blush color range, but I also felt inspired to mix the rich yellows and pinks with Blissful and Uncommon. 

I wanted to keep the design fairly simple and use the beautifully textured papers of Freebird to really emphasize the photos. 

I just love these Blissful Headlines tags. They sure made putting together this mini a breeze. They are so wonderfully designed, I didn't have to do much with the rest of my pages.

A little bit of dimensional foam really served to accent the Blissful Icon in the center of the doily. 

This Uncommon Headline Tag goes so well with the Freebird papers, you'd never know they're from different lines. 

I put a handwritten letter to my daughter in the envelope detailing how blessed I feel to be her mother and to get to watch her grow and learn. 

I hope you enjoyed looking at my mini today and also hope that you were able to find some inspiration in it.

Supplies Used: 
Paper: Authentique Freebird (Blush and Delight)
Embellishments: Authentique (Blissful Headlines and Icons, Uncommon Headlines and Icons); My Mind's Eye (stickers, brads, and buttons)
Alphas: Authentique (Petite Alphas); American Crafts


  1. Lovely idea to put the handwritten note in. She will treasure that as she grows older. Beautiful pictures!

  2. Brenda, this is such a wonderful mini album. I'm usually VERY intimidated by the thought of creating one, but this one truly inspires me.

  3. This is just breathtaking. LOVE IT!!! And I adore the black and white photos with all the gorgeous Authentique papers.

  4. It's so beautiful. I love how each page is different!

  5. Brenda, this is amazing! I love every page. Harper is growing so fast!

  6. Brenda your mini album is stunning! what a beautiful keepsake for Harper!

  7. I love the mini book! The envelope added in is such a great idea.

  8. Brenda this is so gorgeous!! Love the photos of Harper too!

  9. So cute, Brenda! Love the idea of the handwritten note to your daughter.

  10. This is just gorgeous! What a wonderful piece of art! Your little one is lucky to have a talented momma like you!


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