Monday, December 21, 2009

2010 Mini Book Series #1

I hope you all choose to participate in the 2010 Mini Book Series!

Each week I will give prompts / questions / things to ponder.  This will be your inspiration for that week's page in your 2010 Mini Book.

The 2010 Mini Book is easy to create, embellish, and show your creative side.

I used envelopes for my book pages.  The envelopes were sealed, covered with patterned paper, then cut down the edge to create an opening.

A circle punch is great for creating a place to grab that tag or bookmark you slip inside.

On that tag or bookmark you will either answer the provided question or elaborate on that week's thought.

Use your imagination and customize this idea in whatever way suits your personality best.

Most importantly, leave a link in the comment section so that we can all see how your 2010 Mini Book is coming along.  We will all be inspired by your creativity and ideas.

2010 Mini Book Series #1 Assignment:

Create your first page of your book using the title "My 2010 Hopes & Dreams", or customize the title to your own personality.

Create a tag or bookmark to include in this page with all the things you wish to accomplish in 2010.  List as little or as much as you'd like.  If you are like me (I'm a list person), I include things that I know for sure I can say I accomplished.  For example, when I worked as a secretary for over 20 years, I made lists every day of the things I needed to do, and I always included something I knew for sure I could check off.  Most of the time, that would be "eat lunch".  LOL  But hey, scratching anything off my list gave me a great sense of accomplishment, so I always set myself up for some achievements during the day. :)

Don't forget to leave a link to your project! Check back next week for Assignment #2 for your 2nd page.

You can always check the sidebar for links to all the posts on the 2010 Mini Book Series to see posts / assignments you've missed or to view the comment section with links to your 2010 Mini Books.

Thanks for participating!

Merry Christmas!
Jingle Bells,


  1. This is a great idea, I love it. It combines my two favorite things, journaling and mini albums.

    I've already started my book and am looking forward to seeing everyones work.

    Thank you

  2. interesting idea. will have to follow and see how it goes.

  3. Hey, Joyce! So glad you are going to participate! I've had some comments on the YouTube page with others that are going to participate too, so I hope everyone will remember to leave a link here on the blog so we can see what all everyone is doing. Since you've already started your book, please leave us a link to the picture of it! I'd love to see it! Have a great day!!

  4. Thanks, Peata! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's pages and how different they will be. Have a fun day!

  5. janis it is very cute but I'm not sure I can commit to playing along. As much as I want to I feel slightly overwhelmed right now. I will definately be watching what you come up with.

  6. Hey girl! No need to commit. Just jump in and out whenever you want to participate as the Spirit moves you. :)