After putting my photos in a somewhat chronological order, I started matching papers I had pre-trimmed and other bits - tags, Project Life cards, transparencies, etc. I used temporary adhesive to stick the pages + photos back to back, clipped them into the binder rings (which I ended up swapping out to 2" rings - thanks Mom!) and went through, page by page, adding embellishments and journaling while permanently adhering the pages together. Once the base of the mini was together, I did a lot of skipping around. I'd flip through the whole thing, find another section to focus on, add more bits and pieces, all while flipping around. A lot.
It came together rather quickly though. I'd guess about 16 active cropping hours (which included plenty of talking and eating) from start to finish. I don't have a formal supply list to share either. I used a lot of leftover bits from past Studio Calico kits + collections, plus a bunch of these tidbits from bananafishstudio (which I based much of the color scheme for this album on). I also had my photos printed by Persnickety Prints instead of printing all of them at home. I choose their square press prints for this project and love how they turned out. They are a beautiful thick cardstock with a bit of texture to them - something fun + different.
So here we go. If you're wondering about a particular product, I can answer your questions in the comments.
I know it's a big one. Thanks so much for looking!