Mom Life Mini Album by Steffi Ried

Friday, January 20, 2017

There is definitely a "mom life" theme throughout Oh My Heart! So when Steffi Ried's mini album all about her life as a mom showed up in my inbox and I started reading the journaling details, it really spoke to me and makes me want to be a better mom! My favorite quote she wrote is this one: "A GOOD MOM has bad days & great days & normal days & overwhelming days & perfect days & trying days & supermom days & just being a mom days & a whole lot of love & real & crazy motherhood days." Right?!?
Hello and welcome to my second post! Today I will show you my first project with the wonderful new collection Oh My Heart. Isn't it dreamy?! I immediately noticed the sweet heart charms as well as the colorful colors. When I unpacked the many embellishments from the Ephemera Die Cuts, the die cut "mom life" fell into my hands. And then I immediately knew the theme of my mini album. I created an album in the "Travel Journal" style. As a mom of a small daughter, the pink paper fits perfectly. I used photos of myself with my daughter in different sizes which makes the album more interesting. I am in LOVE with this stunning collection.    
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For the cover I used the great Acrylic Stamps from Oh My Heart. I applied the flower stamp with white embossing powder for a neat texture then I attached the title with 3D glue dots.    
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The album is 3.5x 7". The inside pages have different sizes. First I cut the papers including some vellum and folded them in the middle. With a sewing machine I stitched it down the middle. A super easy way to create an album. Then I decorated the inside. On the first page I used a big photo and on the right side I used a chipboard "love" sticker and "you" mini alphabet stickers.
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On the next page I added a small photo and some journaling which is inside the folded photo.
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The paper with the hearts is totally sweet. I kept this page very simple with the small black and white photo. On the other side I glued some pretty flower die cuts. I added details to the flowers with machine stitching.
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In the middle of the album I glued a black and white photo. With the beautiful embellishments you can create a nice page very easily.
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On the left side, a small pocket is hidden between the pages which are glued together. Therein is another paper with a photo.   
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Aren't the book chipboard stickers great?! My daughter loves to read books. I often read aloud to her. 
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Behind a book I created a small page that can be opened. The text is written with a typewriter and I added machine stitching details.   
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On this page I cut out more flowers from the patterned paper and put them on the photo. On the vellum paper I sewed a small confetti pocket filled with sequins. 
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There is another big photo on the last page again. Similar to the first layout I made for this team, I sewed on it for a beautiful texture.
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To close the album, I wrapped twine around the middle three times and attached a tag and a heart charm.
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I hope you like my album and are interested in playing with the new collection soon! I can recommend it to you. I'm sooo in love!
SUPPLIES: OH MY HEART: Chipboard StickersSticker BookEphemera Die CutsPuffy StickersAcrylic StampsCharms
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I hope you have enjoyed seeing these two special mini albums this week about having a mom and being a mom!


  1. What a lovely Album. Thanks for all the details on how it was created. Can't wait to get the Oh My Heart Collection and get started myself!

  2. This is just so beautiful and touching! I loveeeeeeeeee it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. So so beautiful! (As everything you do, Steffi, is!) I'm loving all the little details on each page <3

  4. It looks so beautiful and inpiring. I love it. Regards from Indonesia

  5. amazing post. love this little notebook / album. great ideas and perfect memory ♥


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