Friday, February 27, 2009

Mini Notebook Tutorial

I was participating in a Secret Item Challenge in a scrap group I belong to and had to use some fiber and a clip. I made a notebook. This is a tutorial on how to make one (this is not the one from the challenge).

First you will need some solid cardstock. I used white...but any light color would work (you want to be able to write in your little notebook!!).

Cut 10-12 sheets so they are 6 x 4.5 each. Then fold them all in half.

Next pick a piece of patterned cardstock. I used one that was double sided. Cut this piece to 6.5 x 4.5. You'll need to score it at 3 inches and 3.5 inches. This creates the spine of your notebook.

Put adhesive on the inside of your cover just on the 1/2 inch spine.

Then stack all your inner pages and place on the right side of the inside of the cover. Close the book...and press the adhesive so that the pages stick to it. Using coordinating string, fiber or skinny will bind the pages to the spine. Leave extra length at the top and go between the folds of each page...coming down to the bottom and around the back. Once you have done this to each page tie the two ends together at the top of your book. Embellish as you wish. I added a long piece of cardstock covered chipboard to use as a bookmark.

Have fun with this...and make sure to link me up if you make one. Who knows there may be a prize!!

If you don't have a can upload our pic to flickr or photobucket. Then just copy and paste that URL to Mr. Linky!

Friday, February 13, 2009

you are a Hoot

So I got this great kit from MemoryWorks**. It is somewhat Halloween themed, but I didn't have any Halloween pics from this year. So I made this little album. It is about 90% from the kit materials....the rest is from my stash. I am so pleased with it. Now I just need some pictures to put in it. I am thinking black and white.

I outlined the cute little owl with marker to look like stitching so he would stand out a little more and hand stitched the edge of the album (not so good on a sewing machine...and don't have one anyway!! LOL)

The black photo mats pull out to reveal space for an additional photo or journaling.

Bothe the photo mat and the journal tag pull out. Additional photos can be kept behind it all in the button covered pockets.

I have had this chipboard LAUGH word forever. It was a little to big so I cut it to fit across the two pages.

The striped paper on the polka dot photo mat can also be used to hold a piece of memorabilia.

The right side of page has a little photo album adhered to the page. It will hold six additional pictures or journaling.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Cosmo Cricket is now AVAILABLE!!!

It is here!! The new Cosmo Cricket is now available. I LOVE it all....but I have to say, SNORKEL is my absolute FAV!!!
Here is a taste...view all of it at my MemoryWorks website:

Lil' Man

Girl Friday


We have a BLOG CANDY winner!!!

Congrats to comment # 6:
Sheri said...
You know I'm always looking for more Christmas scraps. These are so pretty!!! Thanks for doing this and good luck to everyone!

You won my leftovers!! LOL

I will get those in the mail ASAP!

Thanks everyone....

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Christmas Cheer Mini Album & BLOG CANDY

This album is approx. 6 x 6. I used papers and embellishments from K & Company's Christmas Cheer Collection. There are several places for pictures and/or journaling. The front of the mini album has a pull out tag for journaling. The album comes in its own holder. I had lots of fun making this one, and I hope someone will give it a good home!! I am listing it in my Etsy Shop for $15.00 plus shipping. Everything listed in my shop is 10% off for the entire month of February. Thanks for looking.
Now for the BLOG CANDY:
Leave me a comment and I will pick a random winner...they will get the leftover embellies I had from this collection!! Link this post to your blog for an additional chance!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Summertime Fun Mini Album

I almost hate to part with this one. LOVE how it came out. I used papers from Cosmo Cricket's Hello Sunshine line...So bright and cheery!!!

The front and back cover of this album measure 4 3/4 x 7 inches. They are both cardstock covered chipboard. The album itself has five cardstock pages...with places on both sides for pictures and/or journaling. The photomats measure 4 x 6. The nice thing about this album is it can stand on its own when it is closed. It really makes me long for warmer weather!! I am listing this one in my Etsy store for $14.00 plus shipping.

Thanks for looking...and feel free to request a custom album!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009 all you need Mini Album

Made another mini album. This one is a love theme. It is 6 x 3 and made primarily from BasicGrey's Bittersweet Collection. It has 12 pages counting the front and back cover. The last page has a place to put an additional picture or secret journaling. This is $12.00 plus shipping. Thanks for looking. Looking for something special?? Just ask...I can do a special order too!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Brothers Mini Album

So I have decided to try my hands at selling handmade albums. This is my first one. BROTHERS. It has 14 pages front and back including both front and back covers. Each page is 6 x 3. I used mostly MME papers from the Just Dreamy 2 Brilliant line. I so LOVE this LINE. Here is the album:

Front Cover

Pages 1 & 2

Pages 3 & 4

Pages 5 & 6

Pages 7 & 8

Pages 9 & 10

Pages 11 & 12

Page 12 has a photo mat that opens up for a larger picture (just be sure you are creasing the photo...for a place that is not a face!!)

Back Cover

This one is $14.00 plus shipping. I can also do special orders. Each page is $1.00 (extra if there are more embellishments wanted).