I thought I'd better upload my Mother's Day Art before Father's Day arrived. Of course, the great thing about mini albums is that they work for all kinds of reasons.
I made my Mom a mini album with photos of her recent visit to our Florida home. This album had all the right ingredients for me--quick, fun, inexpensive, and colorful. The 7-gypsies paper pad was on sale and using those pre-sorted booklets of 6" square paper is really helpful for mini-books.
I detest blue and Mom doesn't really like it either, but a beach visit book needed some heavy blue and I liked how it was balanced with coral and turquoise.
I made a mini album for my sister-in-law too. This one was more time consuming, but not hard. I collected chocolate papers from my stash (club scrap card stock and EK Success kisses) and used inks for background coloring. This book was assembled from the Pine Cone Press library card pocket book set. It was really fun to work with and while I thought the directions were brief--they worked.