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1.02.2013

right now | a mini album download

1.02.2013  at 8:00 AM

We're two days into a brand new year, can you believe it?


A few years ago, I recorded answers to the very same prompts every month for a whole year...similar to the "currently" journaling prompts we've all seen around. Fun project to do and even more fun to look back on read what was on my mind back then. I thought it was time to do this project again, so let me share with you my process, which I first featured over on the My Mind's Eye blog.


When I create a mini album project, I nearly always design the cover last. Once I began my search for goodies to embellish the front cover, the chipboard piece "Tell Me All About It" seemed just the perfect title for this collection of Right Now thoughts. You might notice that I added a chipboard arrow to cover the title that was already on the layered sticker. A little machine stitching, in red, highlights the red spiral binding and the red in the chipboard arrow that points to the title.

I'm still crushing on the decorative tape trend and I chose the gold polka dot tape to enhance the gold from the layered sticker embellishment on the front cover. For the back cover, a little more decorative tape to add a bit of interest. If you don't have a binding machine, use binder rings instead, or even try this technique.


See those blank blocks at the top and bottom of the mini album page? Here's how I decided to kick it up a notch...add more MME paper to the project! I printed enough pages to record my thoughts for two years, but left some pages unembellished so that I can add other MME papers to my mini album as new collections are released.

DESIGN TIP | When adding paper that needs to fit within a block, my go-to adhesive is a glue stick, which gives me just a bit of time to wiggle the paper around until it's in just the position it needs to be before it becomes permanent.

Enjoy 2013 {and beyond} and the Right Now mini book page template download!



Leave a comment with a link to your own Right Now mini book so that I can stop by, take a peek and leave a comment for little ole fabulous you!



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13 comments:

  1. I adore this mini album. So beautiful. But most of all, I love the journaling prompts. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ooh, I love it! Thanks for the printables! I did it a few times last year, but this'll ensure that I'll do it all year long!

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  3. This is awesome! I love it, love it, love it!!!

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  4. This is amazing! Thank you so so much!

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  5. I love this cute little mini and think it would be a fun project to do!! I downloaded last week from MME blog and will do a show-n-share when I get it put together. Thanks Monika!

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  6. I love this idea and of course your mini album is cute as always.

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  7. Thanks for all the inspiration you share in your blog. I was inspired by your journals to create a "grateful journal". You can see it in my blog (only in Swedish , sorry!)http://gunvors.blogg.se/2013/january/grateful-journal.html
    I linked to your blog in the post, hope that's OK.

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  8. Thanks for the inspiration Monika! I've just posted mine, linking to your blog in the post http://emcards-em.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/concertina-file-tutorial.html

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  9. I absolutely love this mini book! I'm definitely going to be using it for 2014. Thanks so much!

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    1. So happy to hear that Melanie! Let me know if you blog about it or share elsewhere, I'd love to drop by and see how you're using it! Enjoy documenting and journaling your right now's!

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  10. LOVE this mini album, Monika! You are so talented and inspiring that I just had to make one of my own. If you would like to see what I created, please check it out at http://scrampingwithcarol.blogspot.com/2013/10/right-here-right-now.html. Thanks again for the inspiration! I will most definitely be checking out more of your artwork!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your link, your mini book turned out wonderfully! I'm so glad you enjoyed the free download and I hope you have fun documenting your Right Now thoughts!

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  11. Beautiful printables. I will try these on my art journal. Thank you!

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