Wednesday, January 1, 2020

January Mini Album Tutorials and Challenge

Happy New Year book makers!  We are thrilled to be joining you in 2020 with some exciting inspiration and fun challenges.  The winner of our December Challenge wins a $25 gift voucher to Lindy's Stamp Gang!

Our winner is Giorgia Rossini!  She made this exquisite wintery photo album/December daily with so many beautiful details and memories.  Giorgia, Please email Autumn at to claim your prize.


And now let's see what our design team has to share with you...

Each new year I am full of enthusiasm for making resolutions, some of which I do keep, but others fall by the wayside.  This year I am going to try and focus on what I want from the year, noting down any bright ideas I might have in this simple notebook holder.  See more on my BLOG.


I made quite a few books for Christmas presents and had a pile of  leftover papers and board. So rather than waste them I made four little books measuring no more than 2" high representing the four seasons and using some precious Graphic 45 papers. Do join me over on my BLOG if you would like to see how they came together.


Valentine's Day is my absolute favorite holiday for crafting!  I wanted to make some easy to duplicate affirmation booklets and have shared a free printable and instructions on my blog HERE.  My books are inspired by my passion for Tim Holtz/vintage.  I hope you'll make some too in your own style!  :)


Our DT member Anne Redfern has generously offered an AALL & Create Stencil Prize Pack to one lucky participant in our January challenge, so come on and play!

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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