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11.10.2010

summer in the life :: a complete look

11.10.2010  at 8:00 AM


I began this mini-album adventure by making one for myself. Then, write.click.scrapbook. {I'm a member of their Design Team} was celebrating their one-year blogaversary and several of us contributed items for giveaways...yep, I made another mini. A new bloggy friend saw the mini, so I made one for her and shipped it away to its new home.

As I was reading Ali Edwards' blog one day, I saw that she was asking for people who were interested in guest hosting for her Summer in the Life series. I submitted my mini-album and much to my surprise, Ali selected the project to appear on her blog. Ummm, yes, you could say that I was REALLY, REALLY excited about that bit of news! You can read my guest post on Ali's blog here. {Sidenote: You can actually do a search for Monika Wright---say what?---on Ali's blog and there are two entries for me. She featured one of my 2009 December Daily pages too!}

That opportunity led me to finally list items in my Etsy shop {you can find those 3" book binder rings there} that had been opened for a year with not a thing for sale. So, you guessed it. I listed Summer in the Life mini-albums, along with other items, in my Etsy shop. Some very lovely people who were my very first Etsy customers have become repeat customers in the just under 5 months, and over 125 sales, later.

And now they are blog readers, too. {You know who you are. Thanks for everything!}

This lovely lady, and blogger, was my very first Etsy customer. And, I say proudly, a repeat customer.  A repeat customer that has allowed me to create custom artwork for her boys and as Christmas gifts for friends. She is also a blog reader, which makes me happy.

When I was asked to join the write.click.scrapbook. team, I did not have a public blog. I resisted. I was a frequent contributor of projects to their Flickr gallery, so why blog?

Wait, did I just say that? Whodathunk?

So began iloveitallwithmonikawright.blogspot.com. Long may she live.

Whew, history lesson out of the way. Now, on to the mini-album. The pages below are presented in the same order as they appear in the mini-album. Click on the images and they will open in a new window.





























Listed below are posts where I've discussed the details of my Summer in the Life mini-album process, the page design and how-to's. If you'd like to see more details in the photos, just click on them and they will open in a new window.
Here are the tabs I designed for you as well as the links to download for yourself. As always, you can also find them in the sidebar.

play | laugh | splash
download here

chill
download here



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13 comments:

  1. Love your minibook! Thanks for sharing your story; maybe if I read enough of these I'll actually list something in my etsy too! (Mine's been open for about a year as well..)

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  2. almost forgot the reason i stopped by in the first place! i bought the album i'm using last year at Marshall's- they usually have different kinds of scrapbook albums there so take a look if you have one near you

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  3. Monika! You are a mini-book ROCK STAR!! Love how this turned out for you. I really have to finish up my book :) You're my inspiration!

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  4. totally another awesome mini!

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  5. FANTABULOUS!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    I enjoyed reading your post and admiring your mini, it's like life preserved for ever! I so get what and why you're doing it!

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  6. your little mini did turn into a maxi!! i love your album and your new header too! ( the amy b. fabric is perfect in there too!)

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  7. Thank you so much for all of the inspiration. I orignally came to your blog by way of the Ali Edwards Summer in the life series and I was inspired to complete my own SITL (a first for me!) I've purchased your kit so I am all set to document my summer of 2011 (I'm a HUGE planner can you tell?) and I have been using your Fall is in the air kit to document my fall.
    I just posted some pics of my SITL on my blog http://dumasfam4.blogspot.com/2010/11/glance-back-at-summer.html

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  8. Thank you so much for all of the inspiration. I orignally came to your blog by way of the Ali Edwards Summer in the life series and I was inspired to complete my own SITL (a first for me!) I've purchased your kit so I am all set to document my summer of 2011 (I'm a HUGE planner can you tell?) and I have been using your Fall is in the air kit to document my fall.
    I just posted some pics of my SITL on my blog http://dumasfam4.blogspot.com/2010/11/glance-back-at-summer.html

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  9. What an adorable book!!! stuffed full of memories. love it!

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  10. I have a question on this! I LOVE this idea! Do you do this every summer or did you just do it the once?

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    1. I do some sort of Summer mini album each year, but haven't done one as in depth as this one in a few years. Maybe this is the year to do another!

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    2. I think it's GREAT and a good way to use up some supplies! I am thinking I want to start one in May and go until August....not an everyday thing but something :)

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    3. Believe it or not, this is not an everyday mini book either! It spanned our entire Summer...also from May through August, and it ended up being this chunky. Wouldn't change a thing about it though! Give it a try, it will be a real treasure to look at and remember through the years!

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