Tuesday, March 13, 2012

With a Whole Heart

Last night I worked on a mini-album using the March JBS Mini-Album kit, but once I had assembled it, I couldn't quite figure out what I wanted to do with it.  I ran up against the old journaling glitch -- what to say, what to say.   I ended up leaving the pages and cover blank, and called it a night (well, after a Game of Thrones marathon, that is). I woke this morning to discover that the Lenten reading for the day, from Joel, included the words, "...Return to me with your whole heart," and I immediately knew what I wanted to do with this album.
I decided to document my advice to my daughter about what it means to live "with a whole heart."  
In addition to the mini-album kit, I also used the Jenni Bowlin Tab Large Squeeze Punch to add tabs to the pages.  I also wrapped the front and back covers with 7Gypsies "Off the Wall" papertape, from a previous JBS kit. 

It's been said that mini-albums are the fastest way to accrue Calvinball points, and now I understand why.  Here are my current Calvinball totals:

Calvinball points: 21.5 
Calvinblog points: 13 
Bonus Points: 6.5
Total: 41

P.S.  Be sure to check out the March JBS Mercantile Gazette, which is hot off the (virtual) presses today! 


  1. A beautifully made mini book that will be treasured by your daughter.

  2. I love the idea of making a mini with messages for your child. I'm definitely doing that soon! Great album!