A couple weeks ago my daughters and I had the opportunity to see Yosemite. Talk about beautiful! We have five national parks in Utah that are very beautiful and amazing, but man, Yosemite is in a class all by itself.

I often see our Miss Melissa document her many excursions to the Yosemite area and I am always amazed by her photos. I’m jealous that she gets to spend so much time there. ;)

So when Melissa made a little mini album of her latest trip featuring the brand new Defined stamps, I was in awe! This simple little album speaks volumes in documenting…just like Yosemite in the outdoor world.

Take a look.








[ StampsDefined / Escape / Feel Free ]


Okay, seriously? looooooove.

Love the whole ‘polaroid’ theme goin’ on. The tiny snippets of text. The black and white photos. The whole retro vibe.

oh. my. goodness.

It’s divine!

Let’s hear what Melissa has to say:

When I saw the Defined stamp set, I immediately thought of Polaroid style pictures. The definitions are so versatile and simply perfect. Really there isn’t a project or picture you can’t use these stamps on…they can go with everything!

The definitions in this set are perfect on their own and I thought I’d use them to create a mini and allow the definitions to become the journaling for my pictures. This allowed for a quick and simple mini album. 

I gathered just a few (10, is that a few?!) of the 100’s of pictures I took on our last trip to Yosemite. I sized the photos to a 3 1/2″ square. When printing my pictures I was sure to space my pictures out carefully so that there was a large enough space for a white border for my stamping. I trimmed my photos to my desired size and started stamping away. A simple hole punch in the corner and the mini is held together with dark bronze colored book ring. Aside from the pictures with a definition stamp, I did create a few pages of my own journaling but I would love this album just as much if I didn’t add my own journaling. 

The finished album measures 3 3/4″ x 4 1/4″.

I hope I’ve inspired you to create something fun with this stamp set. 


Never in million years would I have thought to do something like this…and now…I wanna do one…and go back to Yosemite.

How ’bout you?