Thursday, March 21, 2019

Alcohol Ink Notebook Tutorial by Elena Mashkina

Hello. My name is Mashkina Elena. I live in Ukraine, in a small town. Scrapbooking is my passion. For the past 5 years, I am a painer of paints and love to create notebooks. Notebooks is a little story. I am glad to be a guest designer. For you, I made a tutorial cover. Used favorite alcohol ink and craquelure.

Some types inside. Hope I have inspired you!  

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Heartfelt Creations Interactive Inserts Mini Album Tutorial

Hi Everyone.  Nancy Wethington here with another mini for the Mini Album Makers Challenge blog. Each month someone on the Mini Album Makers Design Team takes their turn at a mini album tutorial.  This month it's my turn.  I've chosen a pre-made mini book from Heartfelt Creations
and will show you how easy it is to add flips, pockets and inserts with Heartfelt Creations interactive inserts.


Thanks for watching, Nancy

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Winners Post for February 2019

What joy to see each of you continue to support, encourage and join our challenges!  February was an amazing month of inspiration.  Make sure you take the time to view the many entries HERE.  It's never an easy job to narrow down to a few winners, but without further ado...

Deb of Paxton Valley Folk Art

Deb, we truly enjoyed your project tutorial and unique design!  Every page of this beautiful shaped album is a vintage delight!  We would love for you to be our guest designer for the month of April.  Please email Autumn at to discuss further.

Our top five entries are equally incredible.  Each of you, please take our top five badge and display it proudly on your blogs.  In no particular order...

and the super talented Kae Pea aka Kristen Powers.

You probably are aware of her amazing rubber stamps,  as well as her stencils
and now her unique inks called
Moonlight Duo Tint & Hue Ink
Take a look at her artistry here & follow along for ideas galore:
RubberMoon Dream it. Make it.™
The Moon & The Maker Creative Space.™
RubberMoon Newsletter * Instagram Facebook * Twitter

Huge thanks to each of you who played along.  And now, the winner of the Rubber Moon prize pack...

And the winner is..... Laurie from Spread Your Wings and Fly!  Huge congratulations Laurie!  Please email Autumn at to claim your prize.  Here's a peek at Laurie's fab album.

We hope all of this inspiration has prompted you to join our March challenge for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Graphic45 online shop!  As a bonus, if you enter with a Graphic45 album, you can double up on their monthly Facebook challenge - to create a mini album with any G45 paper.  Find out more about that challenge HERE.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

March Mini Album Tutorials and Challenge

Just a few more days until spring book makers!  We hope the sunny days have come your way and flowers blooming all around will inspire your creativity like never before.  We were so pleased with the participation in our February Challenge.  Make sure to take some time to visit those wonderful entries.  Our design team continues to grown and evolve.  Today we welcome the fabulous Tracey Fairgrieve of New Beginnings.

We are so pleased to have Tracey join our team.  Let's see what she and our other designers have created for your inspiration...

For my first Mini Album Makers Design Team project I have created a pocket album from scratch using card and heavy calico, embellished with die cuts from Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems #1 filled to the brim with Graphic 45. Please pop on over to my blog to see all the loveliness inside...

I can never get enough of old rusty crusty stuff. The journal I've made this month is meant to look like an old botanist's field journal. Come visit my blog and see the inside...

I am a HuGE fan of Graphic 45 papers, our sponsor this month, so I am sharing an album I made using the School Days papers to record my own and my husbands school records and photos. Do join me over on my blog to see the inside and also a tutorial for the folded signature.


Dear friends! This time I made a fantasy book for you and prepared a tutorial on how to attach the covers and the end sheets to the notebook block. Quick and easy! The video is on my blog


Here's a mini album that is perfect for a first year of school, vintage classroom photos or just for everyday.  The base page and file folder insert are quick and easy to make and feature lots of space for including photos and journaling.  Hop over to my blog for instructions on creating the base page and insert and to see how I decorated mine.

Hello friends! I live in Siberia and at this time of the year there are no bright colors here. All white and gray ...  I decided to make a very bright notebook and wrote down a video tutorial for you. I would be glad to see you on my blog!


Our Generous Sponsor for March is Graphic45
with a $50 voucher to their online shop.

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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!

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