07 August 2010

mini diaries have arrived.


the autumn 2010 collection of mini diaries are finally prepped, packaged, prodded, pampered and available for purchase. hooray. i never intentionally coordinate the paperie for each batch, however they always seem to mingle so well together once they are printed and bound, which is why i love offering them in five packs. this is a typical party of five; a random sampler of darling diaries suitable for your besties. i think they even look pretty sitting on my gift shelf.


with every batch of mini diaries i create, i save one for my own personal use and vow to carry it around and write in it daily. my recent mini diary is pictured here with some other must-have essentials which i toss into my purse every morning with reckless abandon on our way to the playground.


i loved the whimsical colors and designs of this paperie and thought it would be mighty nice in the new youthful collection, suitable for (but not limited to) the younger generation. my two expert teenage assistants agreed. my niece sophie and her friend abby visited our place on their way to summer camp a few weekends ago. between homemade pizza, gummy bears and watching Dear John they helped sort my unbound diaries into two categories; sophisticated and youthful. they worked together and made up their minds quickly. (i definitely want to hire an intern someday and not just to watch cheesy chick flicks with.) before they left, sophie and abby chose their favorite diaries to take to camp and watched me bind them with ribbon. i was ever so grateful for their opinion on the matter, as all of the designs appeal to me.


here is a glimpse of the sixteen cover designs.
shop the sophisticated collection here and the new youthful collection here.


every mini diary includes an opening page for you to practice your signature and declare ownership of your diary. i also love that most of the scrapbook paperie has a surprise design on the inside cover. if the little things in life don't thrill you, this diary is not for you. however, if you are eager to remember the details you never want to forget, to celebrate the details of your days, then please, jot your life in.

individual mini diary: $10
party of five diaries: $45
now available at the mini mart.

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53 comments:

Julie said...

The are so cute! i love the prints.

Dawn said...

First comment? Sweet! I'd love a mini diary! The Youthful collection makes me wobbly in the knees.

Monika Wright said...

whether i win, or not, i feel i'm a winner just reading your blog...love that you loved your time with your young niece and her friend {nothing like girl talk} and their help with deciding which mini goes in which collection. fun times for sure!

becca said...

They are lovely.

Amanda said...

What fun prints!

Hannah said...

I love your mini diaries! These papers are beautiful.

Eeny said...

They are darling. I love the paperie designs and colors - my favorite is the brown and turquoise diamond pattern/plaid (There is a special name for that pattern, rigth? Somehow I can't remember it right now.)

Sassy said...

These are beautiful... love how they all coordinate together and love the idea of the mini diary. I am thinking this would make a great gift for my MIL who recently lost her husband.

Alice (fa11enan9e1) said...

Those are seriously gorgeous!!

ami said...

I love how these make you think of some positive things for the day! Just lovely.

Leslie said...

Although I will be buying another batch, it's always fun to try and win something! Thank you again for the inspiration. And, I'm totally loving the "how-to" series. I hope this stays as a regular feature!

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

those papers are beautiful, marta! I love how you got some little helpers in with the fun.

Jesse and Lauren said...

so cute!

Kristyn Knits said...

I am SO enjoying my mini diary and recommend it to all! I keep it in my purse and pick it out randomly to record a day in my life. the cover is sturdy and the paper a dream to write on. Awesome job Marta! I love it!

Eliza Jane said...

I love love love your mini diaries. But I live in Canada, and the shipping cost up here is more than what you are selling the diaries for ($10 for one, and $11 to mail it up here). Just so you know, that is the only thing stopping me from buying one (or a pack of five, for me and my besties).

tawnya said...

I always hesitate getting one, but I am always tempted...

Stephanie Anne said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

Carrie K said...

I love that you have "collections" now...and you always pick the best papers :)

Cat said...

Love both collections but I think I would pick one in the youthful!
Great work as always!

Amanda LaPlante said...

so sweet. A classic kind of girl, I can't help but be drawn to the sophisticated prints. Kudos, Marta!

Katie Mitchell said...

Love the new diaries! so cute!

Eccentric Mama said...

Lovey!

Casey said...

I love them!

Katie H said...

Ooh, the mini diaries are my favorites. Such sweet covers this go-around too. :)

Daone said...

I wish I was you, so I had a reason to buy all thoese beautiful papers!

Liz said...

I love the division between sophisticated and youthful, I think it's very well done! Would love to win one of these, it's a fabulous idea.

Eileen said...

ooh could not resist entering this one! love the new covers :)

cindy said...

At 54 I can't quite decide if I'm youthful or sophisticated! Fun.

Becky said...

I love, love my mini diary! I have had so much fun sharing them with others too! Darling!

stephanie from texas said...

am a fan of the mini diary

Melanie Anne said...

Wow I love the paper you have chosen for this new batch! Your mini diaries are a brilliant idea! I really must do better with journal writing! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Lucy said...

love the surprise design on the inside cover!
And also I ADORE the whimsical flowers design on the youthful collection!

{kate} said...

i just signed up for your newsletter and am seriously excited for it! thanks :)
katieolsenheap@yahoo.ca

chloeathome said...

these are adorable - love them!!

Karen said...

I would love to make the Mini Diary part of my daily habit/routine!

Crystal said...

They are so beautiful! I can't wait to give mine away :) Maybe I could have one for myself if I won your giveaway! Thanks for creating - and sharing!

Lynn Osborne said...

These are so interesting. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

Lila said...

What a great thing to be able to look back at years later!

Laura said...

how perfectly pint-sized and lovely! (i am a sucker for all things mini-- i like to pretend i'm a giant...)

LMT said...

Beautiful and brilliant! Love these.

megpies said...

I love these, you've done such a nice job on them! If I don't win one, I'm ordering some!! I like the prompts that you put in them too. I'm not a great journal writer, but I'm a great question answerer!!

Abby said...

Love both collections. You have the best eye for paper (and everything else). I just gave my last one away as a gift I need to load up!

debby said...

i love the mini diaries. the sophisticated collection is definitely more my style. always such great paper choices!

leni said...

love the newest patterns on the mini diaries! also, that elephant desk calendar is adorable!

SewSara said...

i was going to comment before i even saw the part about the giveaway. these are just LOVELY! and you have the coolest handwriting EVER!
did you create it yourself? i've never seen anything like it.

Kristi said...

both collections are super cute! would love to win! LOVE your blog!

Brian and Kendra said...

I love the youthful print diaries! They are so cute! I love reading you blog! Thanks!

heather said...

i have recently found your blog & am so enjoying reading it! i've also recently begun journaling more frequently again (fervently, feverishly, the way that is best for me) and am flying through journals. these are beautiful & look to be just the right size!

Danielle @ GAP said...

I love the clouds on the inside. These diaries are adorable. I meant to get one the last time you had them posted, but I neglected to go through with it. This time on the other hand...

Thank you for being such a sunshine spot in my blog pursuing! :)

Kylie said...

They are gorgeous!

Jeanne said...

I love the simplicity of these diaries. Ever since my mom passed away I've been obsessed with documenting daily life for my little girls so they can have an idea of what daily life was like for them when they are older. We often remember the big events but it is the little daily mundane things that make us who we are. Great idea!

The Turners said...

These are so cute! I want to win one for myself and buy one for my sister!

Tamara said...

Marta, you are so creative! I love the mini diaries!

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