Magic! – A Harry Potter Mini Book

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The following is a guest post from Awesome Ladies Creative Team member Jasmina. Today Jasmina is sharing an awesome Harry Potter themed 4×4 mini-album from a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida.

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I have a thing for mini books: I love that they tell short stories, and that they can be made into a cohesive whole. As I have more long-term, ongoing memory keeping projects, I get very excited about those projects that can be completed relatively quickly.

I also have a thing about mini books: my favorites are those that tell more than just a story of what happened. I prefer that they bring together photos of people, things, and events in ways that usher in some processing and reflection.

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Earlier this year, I was finally able to travel to Orlando and check out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios (among other Florida activities, including Disney and beach time). These travels are already documented in my Project Life and may come together in another travel mini, but Hogsmeade, Hogwarts, and Diagon Alley was just extra special and deserved its own space.

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Because my time in all of these fun places would mean very little without the words and inspiration from the Harry Potter series, I thought that this mini could combine my favorite moments or images from the visit with my favorite quotes from the books.

Most of the quotes are your standard Dumbledore inspiration and thoughtfulness – to be your best self, to do good, to fight for what you believe in.

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I also made sure to include a few quotes from my very favorite characters.

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And I had to include the quote that is most cited in my life – not at all inspirational, but hilarious when delivered in the nasal tone of Alan Rickman’s Professor Snape.

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Lightning bolt stamp comes from the rukristin shop and was the one piece that convinced me that this book needed to be its own thing.

Other supplies used include Studio Calico Fairy Tale stamp set and stamp set from the 2014 December Daily kit. Also used: Little B washi and Studio Calico chipboard stars & geotags.

 

You can find Jasmina on Instagram @camojas or check out her creative projects on her new blog.

  • Love it! That’s a great idea for a mini-book. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jasmina

      Thanks Alice! I loved making it!

  • Carol W.

    *SIGH* so envious – I can not wait for my time to check out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Love love this mini Album. Perfect too – ’cause I just happen to have those stamps (LOL) Great job

    • Jasmina

      I hope that your trip happens soon! I only wish that I could kick all of the people out and just run around all of the magic on my own :) And that December Daily stamp is seriously one of my all time faves.

  • Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd

    love it Jasmina!!

    • Jasmina

      THANKS AWESOME LADY!

  • THIS IS THE BEST MINIBOOK EVER!

    • Jasmina

      Oh, thank you so much for this comment Kristin! I actually think I will keep going with this mini, and add in screen shots, or other fun ways that HP things show up in my life :)

  • THIS IS SO AMAZING. I haven’t been to HP World, nor can I go anytime soon (*sob*), but this is 100% inspiring me to create just… a HP fan girl album.

    • Jasmina

      Thanks! I think you should totally do it! Just add lots of stars and magic :)

  • MacGirlAdventures

    I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!! I am just re-reading (*listening via the awesome voice of Stephen Fry) to the books again and I’m about 1/4 way through book 7. I’ve been to the Harry Potter Studio in the UK twice now (we live just round the corner) and always wanted a way to show those photos off. I’m inspired now to make something with those photos, thank you :)