On a Whim Week: A Vacation Mini Book

 Hiya! Jamie here and one of my favorite places in the world is Palm Springs! I got to spend my 30th birthday there and it was an amazing and relaxing visit.


When I opened up my American Crafts box and saw Amy Tangerine’s On a Whim collection I instantly knew it would be perfect to document this trip. I’m pretty sure Amy must have got her inspiration from a visit there!


I created this mini 4×4 sized to fit into a binder from We ‘R Memory Keepers. It’s a pretty photo heavy mini with embellishments scattered in. For the title page I used two page protectors. On the first, I adhered this oh-so-awesome puffy camera and used transparent letter stickers to spell out my title. This flips up and the second is a pool side photo that I mounted on patterned paper. Then I added two palm tree stickers directly to the top of the page protector.


I only wrote a paragraph of journaling and included it on the second spread. I hand wrote the date in white ink and decorated the lines of that patterned paper with washi tape.


I like adding little elements outside of the page protectors. In this case, I included two embellishments to the rings. One is the donut puffy and the other is a swan I cut from patterned paper. They were completely perfect! You can kind of make out in the photo that there was a swan and donut floatie in the pool.


I added die cuts and stickers directly to the photos or page protectors. Since my photos were so large it was the best way to do it. I also backed all of the photos with patterned paper. I like that you can see just a tiny bit behind each one.

The last page protector holds some ephemera—a map of the hotel we stayed at. I couldn’t not use this awesome Saguaro cactus die cut to dress up this page!


Supplies Used: On a Whim – Patterned Papers: Swan Dive (378727) Ray of Light (378722) Paradise (378738) Fine Apple (378731) Friends (378724) Let’s Leaf (378719), Die Cuts (378750) Sticker Book (378748) Washi Tape (378747) Clear Stickers (3787499) Inflated Epoxy Shapes (378751) Tags (378752)