The Inspired Notebook

In the Studio

I crafted this mini book for my mother in my studio. Many of these photographs we captured together while traveling the countryside. She's not a photographer but she sure is great a spotting barns and she is always ready to find another.  When we get back after a day of shooting, she's so excited to share our captures.  Thanks Mom for being my biggest fan!

1. Re-size your images to 2x3 inch and drop into the aged ivy wallets
2. Create a new blank 8.5x11 sheet and place 8 filled wallets on the sheet
3. Print on white card stock and cut
4. Slice 2 sheets of 8x10 color card stock in half, fold, and sew or staple together
5. Glue your wallets inside the mini book and embellish however you wish 

a mothers gift

Find more weekend inspiration at:  Your Sunday Best / the simple things / Sunday Snapshot / Feathered Nest Friday / Show and Tell FridayFabulous Friday / 36th Avenue / Foto Friday / Get Your Craft On / Photo Story Friday / Photo Friday / Favorite Photo Friday


  1. I always love coming by to see what you're up to...everything is so beautiful!

    Have a Great weekend!

  2. That is so adorable! Great project!

  3. Looks great! Love the way you've made this...very special!

  4. Simply amazing!!! i love all the detail!

  5. It looks really great! :-)

  6. Oh I love this! I want to make this now!

    Thanks for sharing Kristi!

  7. What a lovely project. Beautiful. Valerie

  8. Pretty and easy! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a fantastic weekend.

  9. A great way to actually print out (my mom is always wondering why she never gets to see actual photos!) your captures and share. Super idea, Kristy. :)

  10. What a lovely book to keep your captures and special memories from that day!

  11. Wow, super lovely and cool book. Very nice.. Love your layout and blog here. Really beautiful and inspiring.. I am Marilyn and Stopping in to invite you to a lovely linky party via my blog.. Finagle A Foto - Every Sunday if you can join in pweeease. we'd LOVE to have you.. Thanks so much in advance.. Hope to keep indulging around here, so much creativity.. Wishing you an amazing Sunday.. xo~

    1. Thanks Marilyn fro the invite, I think I'll will plug into your party with tomorrows post - it's more fitting for your party. Love your blog title too - how fun!

  12. Lovely and inspiring. Nicely done!

  13. What a wonderful idea!
    And you make it look soooo easy.

  14. Anonymous8:48 PM CDT

    Love these. So cute.

  15. How beautiful and what a special way to remember such a special time :)


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