Monday, December 9, 2013

Baby boy mini album

Sharing a  not-so-baby, baby boy mini album shaped like a diaper bag with bamboo handles made by Wendy from Scrappin Wendy. It's a little edgy but still follows a baby boy theme.
I like it. Like Wendy says, it's edgy and probably not quite what you would expect for a baby themed mini book but is does have appeal and it holds a heap of photos inside.
Check out Wendy's blog for more pics of her mini. There are a couple of links to tutorials that she used to make her album.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sidewalk Chalk Photograph experiment

Sidewalk Chalk Photo Shoot Experiment - Super hero love
Its a bird, its a plane, no it's super girl!

Just thought I'd share a bit of photo lovin from a bit of fun that my dd and I had recently. We were a bit tired of the 'say cheese' pics that we somehow always manage to end up with so we took a bit of inspiration from Coldplay's 'Strawberry Swing' and created our own version of a superhero scene.

So we headed out the back of the house with a brand new box of Crayola sidewalk chalk in all the pretty colors of the rainbow and drew a city scenescape complete with a water tower, clouds and buildings. I drew a fair bit more than is included on the final photos, best to err on the side of caution.

Placing DD was kinda tricky, we tried several different super hero poses and this pic came out the best. The concrete is kinda hard (ya think?) so she wasn't happy to lay around all day while I tried to shoot the perfect pic. All in all it was well worth the effort and will do it again soon.... i think.

Now to make a mini. Im thinking retro comic book styles... hmmm

to be continued...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mini Album tutorial from Flickr

I wanted to highlight a sweet mini album tutorial that was posted tou our Flickr Mini Albums Group.  This group is just another place that we have created for visitors and mini scrapbook makers all over the world to share their passion for making mini scrapbooks.

This is a tutorial for  this sweet summer mini album created by Alexandra over at Art Scrap And More.  We have featured another of Alexandra's mini album tutorials and once again she has done a great job.
It's a simple green fabric covered mini made with products you are bound to find in your craft box at home.

summer mini album tutorial
Summer Mini Album Tutorial
You do have to pull out the sewing machine to make this mini but it will be worth the effort. So if you are after an nice mini to make for this coming summer then be sure to give this tutorial a try.

Check out the Flickr mini album group for more mini album inspiration. Why not join our little Flickr group and show us what kind of mini album you're creating.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Egg Mini Album Scrapbook

I made a mini album gift for my grandma to give to her this easter. With Easter in mind I thought i would make it a special Easter memories mini book.
So i took a look at ideas listed in my Easter mini book page and chose to make one in the shape of an Easter egg.
All in all it was pretty quick and easy to make. The pages are not strictly uniform in size as I had to hand cut them but after they were covered in pretty papers and sanded down around edges they turned out pretty good and had a nice distressed feel.

Easter egg mini album scrapbook
Easter Egg Mini Album Scrapbook
It is all held together with a book binder ring and embellished with a piece of ribbon i swiped from one of dd's Chocolate Easter bunny gifts...yes i know it doesn't quite match the album but i couldn't resist reusing it.
hope grandmama likes it ;)

Instructions to make this Easter Egg Mini Album Scrapbook

Have fun this Easter...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Readers Mini Scrapbooks

Just wanted to share some of the fab mini albums that have been sent in from our fabulous readers.
If you have a mini scrapbook or altered project that you would like to share with the world then please send us a message or use our submit form to send your mini lovin our way.

First mini we have is from Scrappin Wendy. It is a sweet baby girl mini album that Wendy made for a friend for her first grandbaby. love baby albums and especially this little beauty. It's nice n chunky filled with lotsa pretty embellies. dig the bunting. bunting is soooo in.

You can see more details on Wendys website

Next is Jessicas Contreras mini. This is Jessica's first mini album using cardboard.She found it was really easy to use and made a great first time mini maker project.  She made it to put her daughters pictures in it for her dads gift from her. Jessica purchased most of the materials from target and Michaels. Great job Jessica!
first time mini album maker jess

A funky Penguin shaped mini album for Christmas from Xinia Quesada  . Pages were made with the Sizzix die cuts.
A penguin misni album made with sizzix
Sarabeth shares her mini album for a Spring Time themed swap-after an info exchange she realized that her swapping partner was really looking for a brag book of her Grand daugters photo shoot in pink gingham dresses.  She used SEI's paper collection and the swap was hosted at 2Peas in a Bucket.  Hope you like!
Spring Time themed  mini album

Luurve this fabric covered MINI of quotes made with printable labels. It is very easy and versatile. alexandra has a little tutorial that you can folow to make this mini. You can download the free printable labels that she used in the construction as well. Bonus!

mini album of quotes
Minialbum of quotes in beautiful blue hues
Ok this one is a little tricky. Jacira has sent us her Mini para as meninas which i'm pretty sure translates to a mini album for girls.  I hope i got that right. Jacira tells me its a "Pequeno mini ├ílbum em tons rosa e marron com tags e muitas fitas..." which i think means "Small mini album in pink and brown with many ribbons and tags" Please correct me if im wrong..

That's all for now. Thank you to all of you for sharing your minis with us.
If you have an Easter Mini album or altered art project that you would like to share with us we would love to see it. Submit your project today!
Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mini book charms and a Dr Who - Tardis Mini Book

Found myself wanting to make a super mini album charm book, like those used in making jewelry like earings and necklaces. I have seen a few on Etsy from time to time and I even bought a set of Twilight book earrings for a die hard team Edward member.

I thought shrinki dinks might be a good medium to make the covers since I can create a decent design on the cover without having to pull out the magnifying glass or I could even print one. then I can shrink it down to size and hope they won't be too thick.  Hmmmm...... we'll see how we go.

I came across this sweet little tardis mini book on ETSY made using old school book binding techniques. It's only 1.5 x2" and has a whopping 92 pages in it. Im not the biggest Dr Who fan but even I would shell out for this cool mini. Im sure a lot of hrs went into creating it that's for sure.
It has a nice vintage and well loved feel and each of the inner pages has been aged by burning the pages and using ink.

It's still up for sale for $20 which is pretty reasonable i think, but it might not be available for long if I keep drooling over it.... look away, look away.

Tardis Dr Who Mini Book

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Skeleton Mini Tag Album

halloween skeleton mini tag album
Halloween is quickly creeping up on us and it's time to start sharing our spooky Halloween mini album creations.
Wendy Cusky has a fantastic tag book to share with a scary (slightly macabre) theme to it. I love the way it turned out. The skeleton embellishment of the front is seriously ick! Just as it should be.
She has scrapped a small hostess gift tag album with a treat box "case" that she hand made for a friend. She has covered each tag with patterned paper but only embellished the front so that her friend can put bigger pictures of her Halloween party on the other pages if she wishes.
Halloween Mini Album
It is made using a couple of neat techniques and with a few bits and pieces including skeleton beads (bargain at $1) salvaged from a necklace, lace, spider webbing and a plastic spider. See more pics and tips on how she made her Halloween skeleton Mini Tag Album

Friday, July 29, 2011

gorgeous little mini album

looking for mini album inspiration for your next mini project? Check out these two random Mini Albums that have caught my attention in the past. I've added them to my list of projects i am yet to create! lol.I have always wanted to use Nail Varnish on an arty project. Alexandra has made these clever tag mini books and embellished them with nail polish.
Pennants, especially pennant banners are hot, they're at birthday parties and wedding celebrations, and i seem them framed as wall art, and now you have a mini pennant notebook.

I found these little darlings at the cheap psychology blog. They'd make great little gifts or party favors at birthdays. Easy to make with or without the accucut die cutting machine that Doris used to create her pennant minis. After all they are simple triangles.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Crocheted Mini Scrapbook

Have you ever tried blending a crafting passion that you have with another to create something totally unique. Say Painting and sewing, knitting and card making. Kerri has used a combination of two crafting techniques that she is passionate about, making mini albums and crochet. While is may sound like an unusual mix the end product is this gorgeous hand crocheted mini book.

As you can see each page has been hand crocheted around the edges to create a detailed border. The album is even bound together using a single crochet stitch.

Follow along with Kerris Crocheted Mini Scrapbook tutorial to create this fab little mini album. If you don't know how to crochet then pick up a 'crochet for dummies' book from your library. Or you can simple google 'how to crochet'

I learned the basic single crochet(sc) double crochet (dc) and a half double crochet stitch in under an hour when i needed to make a baby cocoon photography prop that i just had to have. It's really quite easy. I'll take crochet over knitting any day.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Work of Heart Photography Giveaway

Skye Hardaway from The Work of Heart Photography is having a huge giveaway. Skye is a Professional photographer who specializes in child photography. She shares all her photography tips and secrets through workshops and her workshop workbook.

Now I actually purchased the 'Workshop Workbook' about 8 months ago (on sale of course) Love the posing guide. As a wannabe photographer i love that she lets you in on what she carries in her oh-so-funky camera bag and most of the photos let on her blog and facebook page tell you what lens and actions she used. I think to myself "Now wait on a minute, I have that lens so why can't i do that" so then i go off with my camera in hand and practice for what i know is an attainable shot.

The workbook is great too. Sky shows you her methods for post processing her pics. There are also forms and docs to use if you are getting into professional photography. She covers everything you would need to know as a pro photographer. A guide like this would seriously save your life, well, it will save you a heap of time at the very least.

So go and check out the workbook for yourself (it's on sale) or try to win a freebie like I am by entering into the Work of Heart giveaway. Yes, yes, I know I already have the workbook but I really want a chance to pick up all the other freebies on offer as well as the update version of the posing guide.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Coca Cola Can Mini Scrapbook

To celebrate Earth Day The Two Paper Divas created these super cute mini notebooks made from recycled coke cans.
I am a huge fan of upcycling products and this mini is definitely a great way to both create something fab and useful and show our planet a bit of love.

The Two Paper Diva gals have a breif tutorial on their blog to show you how to make these soda can notebooks.
Note - they are made with the handy bind it all.

Friday, April 8, 2011

New mini scrapbook tutorial and new team member

Two bits of news for you all today.

The first is that we have a new mini book tutorial over at scrapbook-crazy. It's for a super mini bottle cap mini book and has been made with...yep, you guessed it...bottle tops or milk bottle lids to be more exact. Love the upcycled mini albums.

bottle cap mini scrapbookBottle cap mini album

It's has been written for us by Kerri Steward from Kerri's crafts which brings me to my second piece of news. We have a new team member, although i'm not really sure if i had a team to begin with since i was really just a solo act until now. Well whatever Scrapbook Crazy had before, it has a team now! Woohoo, so exciting.

So you will be seeing a lot more of Kerri and her fabulous crafts and tutorials around the place from now on. You can read a little bit about Kerri here as well as head over to Kerri's blog to check out some of her other crafty projects. Kerri also has an Etsy Store The Craft Stewards.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Baby Diaries Mini Album

Here are a couple of cute mini albums sent in to us by Blossom Inch. The first is titled 'Baby Girl' and is a gorgeous fabric and felt album. Love all the pretty fabrics used to make this one.
The second is called 'Baby Diaries' made with paper bags, patterned papers and an assortment of embellishments. I Totally love that title, very clever.

What are you making now! We'd love to see your mini album creation!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Another gatefold mini scrapbook

gatefold scrapbookGlenda made this very sweet gate fold accordion mini album - (sheez what a mouthfull)
Full of fun and summer her mini album
She used the wonderful instructions from the website and made it for the first time with hardly a glitch. She plans to use it with pics of family and friends in our pool. She used lots of pretty Amy Butler papers and lots of cricut cuts as well. Stickles for glitter and gel pens for accents, too. Made in a single day it is ready to be filled with memories in a snap.
scrapbook tutorial for a mini albumYou can find the instructions that she used to make this mini album in a tutorial on the main scrapbook crazy webstie here

Sunday, August 1, 2010

1st of August Mini Album

The Nostalgic Scrapper made this minimalist styled mini album to mark 8 years together with her partner. We hope you both had a great day together.
It was made from scratch using 7gypsies Family papers, and transparencies from Hambly for the book cover... Inspired by a book from Ali Edwards - Sharing Your Story-Recording life's details with mini books.
To see more photos of this mini album click here

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