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Mini Album – Livin’ in the Moment

Hello everyone. Nicole here and today, I would like to share this fun mini album I created about some of the simple moments from my life that are precious to me. I used lots of stickers and papers by Creative Memories to complete this mini. After I was almost done, I felt that the album was missing something and that’s when I pulled out my Stamps by PSA Essentials. I have to say that I am impressed by the quality of these stamps. The images came out so crisp and clear. I used the star stamps throughout the album and for the cover, I stamped the palm tree onto paper and hand cut it out and then I adhered it just above the title sticker.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  • Chipboard album: Doodlebug Design
  • Patterned paper: Creative Memories
  • Stickers: Creative Memories
  • 1/8" Stitched Ribbon, Frayed Flowers: May Arts
  • Brad: American Crafts
  • Jewels: Zva Creative
  • Acrylic stamp (butterfly): Technique Tuesday
  • Sentimental stamp: Catslife Press
  • Epoxy star stickers: Epiphany Crafts
  • Stamper: PSA Essentials
  • Acrylic stamps: PSA Essentials (stars, palm tree)
  • Circle punch: Creative Memories
  • Heart punch: Creative Memories
  • Wire: Zutter
  • Bind-it-All: Zutter
  • Font: Aparajita

Blog post by: Nicole Martel


  1. Connie Smith

    I adore this mini album. I like the use of white space. I sometimes forget the eye needs a place to rest so your pictures and those fun, pretty or special  items don't get "lost in the crowd" (so to speak). I get so excited using some of my embellishments and get so busy layering that when I'm done some of my "special items" kind of get lost on the page. So, thank you for the refresher. Oh and one other thing, LOVE the doubled up photos. Very cool idea. I took a lot from this album. Thank you!

  2. Linda Grady

    What a great treasure this book will be; now and when your baby grows up.  Very nicely done.

  3. Kathy P

    what a sweet album!  Love its simplicity….very striking!

  4. sue wisniewski

  5. Monika/buzsy

    Neat album. Love the shape.

  6. rush

    nice little shapely mini album.  love the content!

  7. Kim H

    Great album, love its shape. Thank you for sharing it.

  8. Kristie Maynard

    Absolutely adorable album!  TFS!

  9. sharon gullikson

    I love the shape especially! Nice.

  10. Charlene

    Love this clean look!

  11. Nikki C

    Love the idea of a CAS book that's kewl 🙂

  12. Lucy

    What a wonderful keepsake.  I really like the simplicity of the pages.  I don't scrapbook, but do look at layouts for ideas, but often find them overly embellished.  The CAS style keeps the focus where it should be.  Very nicely done!

  13. Judy Webb

    love the mini…..and love May Arts ribbon.

  14. adele

    Cute shape, beautifully decorated!

  15. Miriam Prantner

    Great CAS album!

  16. Sue McRae

    Very fun album!

  17. Jamie Greene

    This is really cute!

  18. Cheryl wage

    I love this idea.  The shape is awesome!

  19. sherry b

    Thanks for this I think I can make one now.  Love the butterfly. I use them all the time and really want to do this one like yours.

  20. Virginia Fynes

    I LOVE the layered photos

  21. Sue D

    Very cute–I like the palm tree you stamped on the front cover.

  22. Gloria Westerman


  23. Jingle

    This is super cute!


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