you and me are meant to be

Hello! Can you guys believe it’s Wednesday? This week is flying by! Slow down week!
Today I have a fun mini album to show you guys. A lot time ago (I’m talking months and months), I signed up for a class being taught by Elizabeth Kartchner. I *finally* got a little time to do it this weekend, and I am so glad! It was a great self-paced class with videos, etc. And now I can’t wait to make more mini albums! I am also so grateful that they left the class up this long! Do you all wish there were more hours in the day too?

Okay, so there are a lot of photos in this post! And, of course, some Lawn Fawn stampyness. This is a mini book of the story of me and Mike :).

Here is the cover:

page 1 a
I went a little crazy with my paint on the cover, but it was so much fun that I don’t mind it! I just love the Fly Free birdie ready to fly right off the page!
page 2 a
I used some letter stickers in Bannerific to put our names on the inside cover. The velum envelope holds pages for journaling. It is so nice to write our love story down. I never have, and I am so glad I am doing it now!
page 2 b
A fun little adornment on the opening of the envelope. I just had to add another Fly Free bird.
page 3
This is the first photo we ever took. It’s in Mike’s dorm room at UC San Diego. We met at a 24 hour burrito place after a Wind Ensemble rehearsal. Yup, we are band nerds in love. This page is canvas, and has some spray ink on it. I am getting more used to the stuff. I really need to keep trying it! (Oh, and please excuse my eyebrows. What was I thinking?! Haha!)
page 4
This is a photo of us in our first apartment. I just had to take one right when we got the keys to enter. We still miss this place. There was something magical about it there. I used the present tag stamp from Bows and Holly for a little journaling tag. It works so well for that!
page 5
This is an acrylic page I also over painted. Once I get painting I can stop. I also like to finger paint better than paint with brushes. It’s just more fun! 🙂 This photo was taken by Chenin Boutwell of Boutwell Studio for our engagement photos. Mike just make me smile :).
page 7
The other side of the acrylic page. I decided to do two photos here also shot by Chenin Boutwell of Boutwell Studio. I added a bow from Bows and Holly for an extra embellishment. It also make me think of “tying the knot!” 🙂
page 8
Another vellum envelope is adorned with the “love life” sentiment from Fly Free. This mini set is just perfect for mini albums! I also used Teeny Tiny Backdrops to decorate my tag. I used the music notes, since we met playing music!
page 10
I just did some quick journaling on the back of the tag. Since most of my thoughts are in the envelopes, I decided to just put little things around my photos.
page 11
This is one of my favorite photos from our wedding. (Shot by Chenin Boutwell of Boutwell Studio). You guys need to go check out her photos! They are so gorgeous and inspirational! I used Bannerific for journaling here. It is wonderful for titles, dates and all kinds of journaling!
page 12
The last two pages where Bannerific and the Fly Free bird from the cover make an appearance again. I just love adding stamped images as if they were special die cuts just perfect for my pages. I just love that you can customize them with patterned paper or coloring!
page 13

And now the end. I had to include an Instax photo! I just love that little camera! The journaling here says “new year’s eve/starting our 12th year together full of bliss & joy/ this is family/this is true love”

I just had a blast making this book and can’t wait to do more. I can’t wait to make a Say Cheese one! Have you incorporated stamping into a mini book lately? We would love to see it!

Card stock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: American Crafts Dear Lizzy
Ink: Jenni Bowlin

Etc: lots of American Crafts Dear lizzy goodies and some extra ribbon from my stash, Claudine Hellmuth paints

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,


33 thoughts on “you and me are meant to be

  1. What a wonderful creation to capture the journey between your husband and yourself! This is really nice and summarize your love life in a mini album! I always wanted to do something similar like travel mini album or diary for a best friend. You gave me some inspiration on my project (that is yet to start) and definitely need to start collecting some Lawn Fawn stamps!

    Evelyn @ Message Keeper

  2. Wow, you are really so inspiring. I'm considering making one timeline mini with hubby too.

    I cant get my hands on any lawn fawn stamps here in Malaysia, they are just so pretty…one day perhaps. (=

  3. Super cute! You guys are such a sweet looking couple! Are you guys from SD? My dh went to UCSD also! Woohoo! Always nice to know someone from here!

    Anyhow, thanks for sharing! I too am working on a mini album…haven't done anything traditional in ages…so it feels so good! I still love digi and starting to really love the old fashion way again! Thanks for sharing! Aloha!

  4. Wow! What an awesome mini book to have. Thanks for all the pictures too. It really helps get a feel for the book. My favorite part is the sweet little bird that appears throughout. Go Lawnfawn!!

  5. Awwww, this is darling! Would make for an awesome coffee table treasure for guests to thumb through over and over again! AWESOME job Kelly!

  6. You are such an adorable couple, and clearly perfect for each other! I love your little keepsake book, it's so charming and so YOU!

  7. Wow, Kelly Marie. I'm just loving this! So many different layers and elements. Also, the pictures are fabulous! So sweet!

    I made a mini-book using Say Cheese for my sis-in-law. Its on my blog:

    She's coming down from NYC next month & I'm DYING to see her face when I give it to her. I'm actually working on another mini book RIGHT NOW using it, but I can't share that one yet bec its for my April DT kit :(.

  8. This is so beautiful, and heartfelt, and it really touched my heart. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! I loved all the photos and your journaling and you decorated it so lovely.

  9. This is beautiful, Thank you for sharing! I hope it can inspire me to make such a lovely book about the love of my life too! I will soon have happy wedding photos and should really make a book of my own 🙂
    Such a beautiful, inspirational project.

  10. This is such a beautiful album It just makes you want to smile. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us. I just made my first order of your stamps and can't wait to play with it!

  11. such a cute album. Thanks for sharing your personal photos with us fawnies. Love that wedding ohoto of you two. We can put your smile with your giggles from your videos!!!

  12. what a cute album, with very sweet photos & your sweet stamped images!! Luv it!! me, too, like Kelly above, luv that wedding photo! Very Nice & so sweet! 🙂

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