Friday, 4 August 2017

Funky Pebbles Girl Squad (Travel) Mini Album

Can I say I adore mini albums?! I love making them and I love picking them up and look through them ... but why is it that I find them so hard to finish?! I think I have at least 3 unfinished December Daily's and 2 unfinished Project Life albums and lots of other unfinished mini albums.

Having said that, here's an album I did finish!! (just have to add photos, lol)
For Pebbles' "journaling week" (which was this week's theme) I created a (travel) mini album with Pebbles' awesome Girl Squad collection. I decided to create a travel journal small enough to bring with me to France and that needed only a couple of pictures and handwritten stories to complete. Most of the embellishing I did beforehand at home. The journal includes 20 different pages & 2 tags; it measures 5.5″ x 8″.

Here’s a photo of the cover of my “Fun and Funky Girl Squad Journal”. I just love all the papers, die-cuts, stickers and washi tape in this collection!

Before I got started on my project, I gathered everything I thought I would need, including a piece of heavy cardboard for the front and back of my journal and my Zutter to punch the holes:

I’ve used almost every patterned paper from the Girl Squad collection for my album, as they are all equally fabulous!

What I find so fabulous about the Girl Squad collection is that it can be used for almost every occasion. When you look at my album, you see that it’s not a travel album just yet—my photos and texts will make it that—but I could also easily turn the album into a family or girls-weekend-out album… the possibilities are endless!

Let me show you a couple of pages from my journal. Here’s the first page. I left most of the left side blank as I want to adhere a large photo there. From the right page (the first of four tab pages), I cut out a large ampersand and adhered it in the same spot on one of the next pages.

Every page in this Funky Girl Squad Journal is different. The sizes, patterns, forms… everything is different. In the photo below, you can see I stitched a triangle in one corner to create a space for all the bits and pieces I tend to collect during my vacations. Have you seen that coffee cup paper? Isn’t it awesome?!

 have also included a few products from other Pebbles collections, like this foiled sheet w/gold from the Simple Life collection and the word stickers from the Tealightful collection:

From the “You Got This” paper, I created a bag with a tag inside by folding the paper in two and stitching the sides closed. The outside of the bag is perfect for journaling.

I think that a large photo on the left side will look great! and I love the houndstooth paper!!

Woohoo for coffee cups!! that one just had to be included!! I have to admit that I didn't use a whole lot of glue there, just in case I have to replace it later-on to a page where we are having coffee...

And here's another pocket with a large tag:

Another triangle to tuck in bits and pieces from our holiday. How I love that bicycle paper!!

When my album was finished, I realized that I had been inspired by the mini albums by Amy Tangerine. If you look them up, you’ll see just what I mean.

This is it! My Funky Girl Squad Journal. I’m going to use it for a travel journal in the south of France. Together with my Instax camera and some stickers and washi tape, I’ll journal all the fun memories we make. I’ll make sure to show you the result as soon as it’s finished.

Girl Squad 6×6 mini paper pad  (733714)
Girl Squad Cardstock Stickers Icons & Accents w/gold foil (733715)
Girl Squad Washi Tape Rolls 5/pkg (733717)
Girl Squad Puffy Sticker Mini Icons (733718)
Girl Squad Cardstock Ephemera Die-Cuts 10/pkg (733719)
Girl Squad You Got This Patterned Paper (733702)
Girl Squad Go Girl Patterned Paper (733703)
Girl Squad Besties Patterned Paper (733704)
Girl Squad Fri-Yay Patterned Paper (733705)
Girl Squad Good Vibes Patterned Paper (733706)
Girl Squad Food On The Go Patterned Paper (733707)
Girl Squad Cool Treat Patterned Paper (733708)
Girl Squad Happy Day Patterned Paper (733709)
Girl Squad Soda Shop Patterned Paper (733710)
Girl Squad Girl Squad Patterned Paper (733712)
Girl Squad Hello Friends Patterned Paper (733713)
Simple Life Foiled Cardstock w/gold (733494)
Tealightful Word Stickers 3/pkg (733544)
American Crafts Textured Cardstock Spring Seasonal (71253)

Thank you so much for stopping by again today! Would love to hear what you think!
xxx Monique


  1. Wat een prachtig album zeg met al die vrolijke kleuren en patroontjes! Echt heel erg mooi gedaan!

  2. Love love love love this! LOVING the fun colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!