Monday, April 1, 2019

April Mini Album Tutorial and Challenges

Happy spring book makers!  As our March challenge closes, we look forward to what April has in store with a delightful array of design team inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.  We do hope you will check out our March challenge entries and be inspired to join us again this month.  Now look with the team has to share...


Hello, friends! I found that the stamps scattered all over the scrap room began to bother me ... They did not have a permanent place, they lay in different boxes. So I decided to make a beautiful folder for them. I recorded a video tutorial for you, I hope that it will be useful to you. Welcome to my blog!


Hi Everyone.  Spring is in the air and I'm thinking about anything botanical.  Trying my hand at one of my first junque journals using Eileen Hull's Wrap Journal die.  Having fun with this journal on my blog.


Hi all! I have a couple of little treasures to share with you all. I hope you'll come join me on my blog and see what I've been working on. I have lots of pictures to share!

Hello Creative Friends!  Using the Passport Die from our Sponsor this month Eileen Hull I've created a Journal to keep all your Hope's, Dreams and Fears within.  For more info on how it came to be please pop on over to my blog.


Hello! I want to show you a pair of steampunk wedding albums I made. It was a custom order from a young lady. She had a romantic steampunk wedding 3 years ago, and she wanted to have two albums for her wedding photos. The names on the covers are hidden for public as this is what the client wanted. I looked through the wedding pictures and the video from that day, and took inspiration and the color scheme from there. I also enclosed several memorable decorative elements that the wedding couple can definitely relate to. Check out the video tutorial in the end of the blogpost over here.


Since Eileen Hull is our Sponsor this month, I have made a Journal using Eileen's Wrapped Journal die and two of my new Tim Holtz stamp sets.  If you would like to see how I put this together, I hope you will visit my blog HERE.


I have spent the last week treading the boards at our local theatre in a fabulous play I Remember Mama. I decided to make a book for our wonderful director/producer with a page for each of the characters to pen their memories of the play with photographs of Edwardian characters sourced for all the characters and backstage crew. I have used Eileen Hull's Passport die and made a mixed media cover. There are many more photographs on my blog and details of how I made the covers. I look forward to seeing you there!


Here's a quick and easy album that I made for a young friend.  The pages are created from 8.5x11 cardstock and made with only 2 scores and a cut.  Come over to the blog and see how they are made and see the fun elements I added to the album.

Our generous prize sponsor this month is Eileen Hull and she's offered a $35 gift certificate to her Etsy shop for one lucky winner.  Eileen's innovative dies make book making a joy, so do check out her fabulous assortment by following the links below.

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