butterfly sheer minibook

I made this minibook to document my daughter’s 1st dance recital last year at the age of 2.  It was the cutest thing EVER!  This is a Maya Road sheer butterfly shaped album.  It came in my Jenni Bowlin March paper crafting kit (I think it might have been part of the add-on kit, can’t remember for sure) and since I’ve been wanting to make a {clear} album for awhile I thought I would give this a try.  The pages on this album are bit frosted not totally clear as in the acrylic albums, but it was a great 1st experience.  On a side note, I have a new initiative to utilize my JBS kits as soon as they arrive so this was part of that initiative.  So anyway, I used a bunch of different techniques with this minibook.  I covered the pages with pattern paper, alcohol inks, rub-ons, acrylic paint, paint dabbers on a butterfly mask (to keep the theme going), ink pads & Krylon metallic markers.  I also considered stamping w/ Staz-on ink but I wasn’t sure how it would do with the frosted texture of the pages so I passed this time around.  Plenty going on for my first experience.  the majority of the product I used on this was from my March kit & I added a few things from other Jenni kits that complimented the design.  Here are all the pages laid out, but I will post detailed pictures in my minibook photo album on the right.
This was really fun, but you have to design all the pages front to back, which takes some time & planning.  All in all I’m pretty satisfied how it turned out.  she truly was a tiny dancer.  Maybe the tiniest at the recital, but she did great.  This year her recital takes place on June 21st, which is also the weekend of my Memory Works consultant retreat.  I was really sad to have to pull out but a mother has priorities.  It’s the 1st consultant retreat Memory Works has organized & I’m sure it will be top notch like everything else they do.  I was really, really sad about it for awhile, but as I put this album together, I realized how Lexi’s dance recital is so worth anything else.  So this album was also therapeutic for me.  Funny how this hobby, pastime, addiction, lifestyle, whatever you want to call it always proves to be so much more.



  1. evalyn says:

    This sheer album is in the JBS March kit?? Really? I’ll have to go look in my kit–LOL!! Very cute mini-album, very sweet.

  2. {leah} says:

    Fabulous mini, mj! 🙂

  3. Lacey says:

    That is lovely!!

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