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Mariner Mini Album using Tonic Memory Book Dies, and Cricut Design Space

Hi friends! I hope this post finds you well. If you are looking for inspiration, I hope you find it here with this beautiful mini album! I will share with you all of the gorgeous details added on every page. Let's begin!
On the cover I added images to give the introduction to our Nautical Journey!

The teddy bear is dressed with his own little Navy hat, and behind him I added the layered boat with details in Glossy Accents, glitter, and a banner I customized to show off the baby's name. The helm tops it off with a tiny red brad in the center. The spine of the book is in corrugated cardboard for a masculine touch.

Page one opens with an underwater scene. Little stars, coral, seashells, a sparkly sea star, and a little blue fish complete this scene. I reinforced the photo corners with chipboard for added dimension.

On the opposite page, a couple of waves hold the picture mat, and a little yellow sunfish jumps in for fun! The background is full of adorable whales!

This page is tagged with a little sentiment for fun, and holding it all together is a big beach ball! 

Here I created a scene with a lighthouse that appears to be lit from the inside, The wave splashes with a glimmer, and the dolphin rides along with two stars...

This page is titled : Our bundle of joy. To allow for perfect picture placement, the mats are held with washi tape until mom decides which picture will stay on the pages.

This page holds a pocket filled with two tags, decorated to match, and it also has a collection of shells, orange gems, and LOTS of dimension. Stickers and dies were used to complete little aquatic scenes.

Here I used a lovely corner die with swirly waves, topped with iridescent seahorses and shells. The waves will hold strong, as they are backed with acetate to form a pocket, and the umbrella on the added tag is also made with lots of sparkle!

On this half-page I created a crabby scene, and also added a ribbon pull to allow for easier flipping of pages. It is also magnetic, and it's titled: Baby Boy...

This serene scene holds a darling photo mat with tiny footprints and the tuck spot has a sweet jelly fish and matching seashells.

On this side, the little octopus collage is held by a matching piece of twine,  and a vellum tag onto the side of the page, adorned by a cluster of shells...

This helm wheel has a sparkly sentiment I embossed onto vellum. It reads: Moments to Remember...

Here a little turtle hides behind a wave on yet another tag. The smaller tag on the page holds the tiniest little lighthouse. I adore little details!!

First mate is the title of this page, which reminds me of a late sunset, and little crabs along the shoreline...

For more fun, I made another page with a large beach umbrella, and created this scene with stickers from the paper collection. I used Splash by Bella Road for Echo Park.

Lastly there is a two-page scene where you can relax on the beach on a towel, created by a wide ribbon, or the beach chair facing the bright sun. On the opposite page is a small whale with a message that reads the beautiful Psalm 139:9-10.

This completes my mini album. I hope that you have been inspired to capture your own story in a book!

May you Be inspired, Be Blessed!- Raquel

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