A photo album is something I've been wanting to create for a while, as I have so many Oscar pictures stored up on my devices. These run right through from the early days up to photos
of recent and I found I had an incredible amount to print off and nowhere to keep them!
Being like many young people, eager to save their pennies, I went for the cheaper option of building my own, rather than investing in an expensive leather pocketed number. I also love that making my own album gives it a personal quality and I have more freedom to decorate and personalise as I go. I found this white empty album from HobbyCraft at only £6. It's a perfect size, ring bound instead of spiral and really good quality: the pages are really sturdy and thick! I opted to have it in white: it symbolises a kind of purity and celebration of new life.
For little touches these poofy rabbit stickers below are so adorable! I picked them up in the Blippo 'Pink Friday' sale a while back,
I also delved in to my stationary stash and found these super cute Oyasumi Bakura sticky notes. I've been making some paper letters and flowers out of my memo sheets. I decided to print my photos with Truprint, being from the UK, which seemed most budget friendly, as for new customers the first 40 photo prints are free!
I was also able to upload my pictures from any device and every step was pretty easy. My prints came quickly inside a safely packaged envelope and I had a few moments sorting them, admiring the quality and 'awwwing' at little chou before beginning my project.
For the few that I wanted black and white, I used my Afterlight app (79p) to edit them beforehand and the effect came out really beautifully in the photos. My album is still under construction but I will let you know I get on as I build on it further!
How do you store your photographs? ♡