Sunday, September 23, 2012

Matchbox Video Tutorial

Hello Followers!

As a hostess at Mini Album Scraps one of the swaps that I host is the Altered Matchbox Swap.  Now, I know there are people out there that can't get matchboxes, or just have no use for the matches so why buy boxes full of them...?  Well I have made this video with people like you in mind.  I worked out how to create what is considered the "large" matchbox so you can make them out of cardstock!  Also on the Mini Album Scraps site we have a "Templates" page where you can find links to templates and tutorials for all of the other matchboxes shown in this video!!!  

This video is long, but I hope it clears up any size confusion you may have and helps you to find and create the size matchbox you are looking for!!


Happy Crafting!!!!  

Haul From the Mini Album Scraps Store

Hello Followers!!!

I know a lot of you out there have heard of the Ning sites and are even members of some of them.  Well I'm a member and a hostesses at Mini Album Scraps.  The site is FREE to join and FREE to swap, you just have to pay for your postage!!!  I know, great isn't it??!!  We will have a bunch of new swaps opening on October 1st so if you aren't already a member please head over and check us out!!!!

We also have a store on the site with lots of great stuff available!!!  I wanted to share this video with you all, it's a haul of great stuff that I ordered from the store!!!


I hope you will head over and join our site and enter in some of our great swaps!!!!

Happy Crafting!!!!

Journaling Spot Tutorial

In the Gratitude Junk Journal that I made I made a journaling/ photo mat spot to put in it.  I recently had a request to show how to make it, so I did a video tutorial for it.  I'm really liking doing videos now so I'm hoping there are many more to come!!!


I hope this tutorial inspires you to create one and maybe even add your own unique twist to it :)

Happy Crafting!!!!

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Mini Album


I can't believe it's taken me this long to make this post!!!  This is a video of a mini album that I made for my mom.  It is a memory album of her late husband.  He past away on July 5th, 2011 after a battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  I wanted to make my mom an album to hold all of her favorite pictures of him and this is what I can up with.

I used Kraft cardstock for the base pages and the base of the photo mats.  Then I used Graphic 45's A Proper Gentleman paper collection to decorate it and a tan colored cardstock for the photomats.  

The tabs for the photomats were made using the Stampin' Up! Large Round Tab punch, which I just recently got and I'm in love with it!!!

Corrections:  Cover is made of chipboard wrapped with cardstock not made of just  cardstock.  Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap distress ink was used to ink the edges of the photomats.

I would also like to thank Patricia Murray at Fox and Murray Funeral Home for sending me the pictures from his memorial service.  My mom had given them her favorite pics of Ronnie so I was able to get them without her knowing.  Thanks Patricia!!!

I would also like to thank Ruby Douglas, Ronnie's daughter, for always taking so many pictures.  I was able to download a lot of good pictures of Ronnie from her Facebook page to use in the album.  Thanks Ruby!!!!!

Mini Album Scraps

Clare's Album
Clare's Page Tutorial
Laura Denison
Laura's YouTube Channel
Kathy Orta's Mini Book Tutorial


The video is kind of long but I really appreciate those who take the time to watch it!!!!

Happy Crafting!!!!