Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Blogaversary Mini Album Tutorials and Challenge

Join me in celebrating Mini Album Makers Challenge first Blogaversary today!  To celebrate our Blogaversary, we've organized a blog hop this month.  We're giving away a $25 gift certificate to to one lucky reader whose name will be chosen at random from all of the comments on the Design Team blogs.  In addition, Lindy's Stamp Gang will give a $25 gift certificate to one lucky participant in our challenge.

Make sure to click on each designer and comment for a chance to win our hop prize from Blitsy.  And play along to win our challenge prize from Lindy's.

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We finished our first year with an amazing array of entries in our August Challenge.  If you haven't reviewed those, you're in for a treat!  This month our designers have worked hard to bring you a great new selection of mini album tutorials.  Without further ado...

Hop on over to Art-From-The-Heart to see what I'm up to for our Blogaversary post and a free PDF on how to use magnets.


A diary within a box within a journal!  Want to see more?  Then hop on over to Live The Dream for all the details and a tutorial for the little mini album diary.


I have gone all teeny tiny for my project this month, if you would like to see more, please visit my blog here to see my sea themed project.


This is our Blogaversary! Today it is all about bright colors on my blog :) Please see THIS POST for more pictures of my notebooks and a tutorial on cover coloring with alcohol inks.


With so much excitement with all this celebrating and hopping, I was in need of something calm and soothing, so I created a very gentle journal.  Hop over to Words and Pictures to find out the other reason I was in need of these lovely calming neutrals.


Hello!  I did something interesting and recorded a video tutorial for you.  You need to go to my blog to find out what kind of work I prepared for you ;))

I'm sharing a quick and easy cardboard junk journal tutorial for you gelli plate lovers.  Take a look at SewPaperPaint.

We would like to take a moment to say thank you to our DT member Astrid for being a part of our first year.  Astrid has made the tough decision to step down from our team.  We wish her the very best in the future!  Make sure to follow Astrid's blog to keep up with her other creative pursuits.  Thank you so much for making our first year memorable Astrid!  <3


I hope these peeks have sparked your imagination and you will pay the design team blogs a visit plus play along with our challenge, which ends at 11:55 pm EST on September 30.  Join us on September 7 for our August winners announcement.

Our challenge follows a few simple rules:
Any Handmade Book Goes.  Enter any form of handmade mini albums, scrapbooks, journals and book arts.  Our focus is on completed works, so no layouts or journal spreads that are not part of a complete handmade book project.  You do not have to provide a tutorial, but we wish you would.  Feel free to use one of the DT tutorials to make your project and give proper credit where due.  No back linking allowed.  You must add our badge to your post and link to our challenge to be eligible to win the prize.  Combine with any other challenges as applicable.  Please limit to entering 3 (three) handmade books per month in our challenge.  Permalinks only and no back linking.  Share the love by visiting and commenting on other entries.  Please become a follower.  That's it - have fun!

* Make sure to add our badge to your post *
and link back to our challenge. 

Submit your entries to our Facebook page for extra love.
Tag us @minialbummakers with your entries on Instagram for a repost.

Please note: This is a public blog and by linking your project you agree to have your name, blog link and the creation you linked shown on this blog and other Mini Album Maker Challenge social media sites. If you do not agree to this, please do not join in the challenge. Also, remember that any comments and/or linked projects left on this blog will be visible/clickable by third parties as this blog is public.  Email addresses are required for entry by InLinkz and accessible to this blog's moderators.  Your email address may be used to contact you regarding your entries.  We will not share your information willingly for any other purposes.  (This was posted to be in compliance with the new GDPR law that will soon become effective in the EU, and will also apply to blogs located in the US if blog visitors reside in the EU.)