Mini Scrapbooks & Fried Chicken….

This summer I had the opportunity to visit Savannah. I have always wanted to visit Savannah, and it did not disappoint!

We took a trolley tour of downtown, shopped, & ate at none other than the Lady & Son’s!  (btw, the title comes from a story… no one in my family has really been a “fan” of fried chicken before.. including myself.. until we had it at the Lady & Sons! … so it became our “joke” that we all love it now after our trip!)

I decided to make a “mini” scrapbook of this trip… I’m starting to rethink how I handle scrap booking vacations. I like the idea of mini scrapbooks for trips. Last year I made a shutterfly book of our trip to Europe and LOVE how it turned out (maybe I’ll post that one…).  I think the mini book makes scrapbooking a trip sooooo much easier. There is a definite start and a stop, and you finish with a great sense of accomplishment.

I used some of the techniques I picked up at creative escape… and most if not all of the products are from my monthly Jenni Bowlin scrapbook kit (one of my fav’s!)

For the cover, I used Grunge paper, (it won’t tear, so it’s great for a book cover) I painted it red and then inked it brown. It ended up looking like red leather, in fact when my husband picked it up he wanted to know where I got the leather for the cover.  The rest of the products are Jenni Bowlin, with stamps from Close to My Heart…
*** just a note,  I’m not endorsing any products here… no one sent me anything for free (although I would be open to that LOL!!) this is just stuff I had in my “stash” that I pulled together to make my book.**

Here are the inside pages of the book. To keep little hands from ripping them, I secured each page with 1/4″ eyelets.

on this page are flip flaps from close to my heart, just attached at the side with staples.

this page is made from polka dot felt… I sewed the photo on at the corners.

The book dimension are 6×9.. for this page, I made it 6×12 then took a 6×6 piece, folded it in half and used ribbon to “bind” it into the fold of the larger piece of paper, then attached photos into the “flaps”… a good way to get alot of photos into one page…

also not shown, I typed a whole page with our “story” from the trip and put it at the beginning of the album
Now on to make a mini book of our other trips this summer… San Diego… that one should be fun huh!


  1. says

    super cute mini album! i love the mini vacation book idea!!! it’s funny, my family visited savannah and being huge paula deen fans we took her trolley tour and ate at the Lady & Sons for dinner. i cracked up at your post because i snapped a photo of my dinner plate too! sadly enough, that was 3 years ago and i have yet to make a scrapbook. i think your mini book was just the inspiration i needed! thanks

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