Sunday, April 22, 2012

And here are the next elements for the mini!  Have fun!

Monday, April 16, 2012

More pages!

Hi, everyone!
Sorry I am a little behind posting new pages. My brother is here for a visit from Alaska and I haven't had time to get these things done. However, here is another element for the Spring mini!! You download it here:


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Next element for the mini is ready!

Hi, everyone,
I think you will really enjoy these pages. One side has a pocket and a tag!!! Enjoy!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring mini cover!

That's right, bloggers!!! Here is the cover for the Spring/Mother's Day mini. Simply print out on cardstock, ink and embellish! Easy peasy!

Have fun!

You may download the cover here:

The second element for the Spring mini is available!

Hello, everyone!
First, I'd like to wish all of you a Happy Easter!! I pray you will be richly blessed! The second element for the Spring mini is ready! This element is back to back fairy pages and is ready for download here:


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Here is the first element for the Spring/Mother's Day hybrid mini!

Hi, bloggers!
I have the first element ready for the Spring/Mother's Day hybrid mini project. I think you will really like this element. It is an envelope, but not just any envelope!!! You'll find fairies, a castle, flowers, and beautiful vibrant colors, reminiscent of spring!! You may download the first element here:


Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring/Mother's Day hybrid mini is coming SOON!

Hi, everyone and thanks for stopping by!! I appreciate all of you. And followers, what can I say? Thank you so much!! I have been working on your next free hybrid mini project. It is coming along nicely and I hope to begin posting elements for this project sometime within the next week. So, check back often. You don't want to miss this one!!! This particular mini will have pages of various sizes, envies, some printable embellies, lots of good stuff! You will be able to pick and choose the elements that work for you depending on whether you want a Spring mini or one for Mother's Day. Sound good?? Coming soon!!!

Blessings and hugs!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

And here's the cover for the Valentine mini!

I hope you all enjoy this little book.  If you have any problems or questions, feel free to contact me and I will try to help!


Valentine Mini!!

I'll bet you all thought I forgot, huh?  Nope, been working on it!  So, my second hybrid mini project is done, with the exception of the cover and I'm working on that!  I'll post the download links and you can all get busy!!!


The cover will be up soon!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What I've been working on

Hi, everyone,
I recently reconnected with a former classmate from school.  She has gone through a lot and I decided to make her a journal/mini book to encourage her.  There are 6 pages with pockets and the front of each page contains an encouraging scripture.  I used Laura Denison's Stack the Deck binding method (LOVE IT!) and her mini was the inspiration for this one.  There are two large tags/photo mats in each page--one is punched and one was embellished by using Tim Holtz Doily On the Edge die.  Everything was inked.  Each page is the same, just different paper, so I'm just posting one pic to show how the pages were constructed.  I used 6X9 inch envelopes as the base for the pages.

Hope you like it!

The cover

Here is one of the pages:
I also used my hand-dyed ribbons to wrap the spine and they are tied in bows.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thanks so much!

Thanks so much to those of you who have contacted me about this project!  I really appreciate ALL of you!  And thank you to those who have commented!  Due to requests for more pages, I am posting a couple more for you today.  I hope you are all having fun with this!  I've sure had fun creating and sharing with all of you!

And, as a bonus, here's a sweet pocket for a tag.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

More goodies for you to download!

Hi, everyone!
Well, today I have the last two downloads for the book.  I didn't want to include too many pages since there are so many ways to bind the book.  If you are using binding rings, a Bind It All or a Cinch, you can probably add more pages with no problem.  Today the download is for a page with a different type of pocket, and a second download with the tag for the pocket and some assorted embellishments for your book.  Thanks so much for playing along!  I have a Valentine's book in the works, so check back for that!


I'd love to see your finished books!!!  Have fun!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A different style of envelope page!

OK, here is another element for your book.  This one is an envelope page.  The binding portion is part of the envelope, so all you have to do is cut, ink and assemble.  Easy Peasy!!  Have fun!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What do you think?

How are you liking the book so far??  I hope you are enjoying taking this journey with me.  I'm having a blast creating this for you.  Today's element is a simple double-sided page, but I think it looks cool.  I think it lends itself well to journaling and embellishing.  Just cut it out, ink the edges, fold on the line and glue the two sides together!  Easy peasy!  Here ya go!

Have fun with it!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Next elements ready for download! WOOHOO!!

Are we having fun yet???  I know I sure am!!  This is really a hoot!  I'm learning SOOO much, and it's made even more fun because I have you playing along with me!!!  Thank you so much!!  Today's pages are diagonal pocket pages with tags.  You will have two files to download for today.  Any questions, as always, feel free to ask!  Have fun!!  (The first file is the pages, the second is the corner pockets and tags.)              

A few things I need you to know!!

Hi, everyone,
I just wanted to say that the books you are creating are your own!  So, feel free to make them how YOU want them!!!  For instance, I wanted the binding edge of my envelope page a little fancier, so I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch the edges and I like it much better.  I am also considering cutting my front and back covers apart and gluing them to chipboard for durability and binding it with my Bind It All.  What I am trying to say is that I want you to think of the elements as a "jumping off point"--as inspiration.  Please feel free to add your own special touches and style and, most importantly, have fun with it and make it your own.  I would love to see what you create!!!  I have more interesting pages for your books in the works!!  HAVE FUN!!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Here's your first element for your book!

Happy Sunday, everyone!
Today, I have the first element for the inside of your book.  I hope you all liked the cover.  I didn't put a title on it so that you can title it as you wish.  Today's element is an envelope page!  In addition to your adhesive, for today's page, you will need two eyelets and some twine, string, or embroidery floss.  If you don't have those things, go ahead and make the page anyway and create your own closure of choice.  (The eyelets and string are for the envelope closure.)  I'm using this as the first page of my book, but feel free to put your pages and elements in any order you wish!  Click the link below to get the file for the first page!  WOOWEE!!  This is FUN!!

PS This is a LARGE file.  If you have difficulties downloading, please let me know.  I may have to zip it if it is too large.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Something went screwy with the PDF conversion, so the original linked file may or may not print out correctly.  It should be corrected now and here is the new link:

Sorry about that!  I THOUGHT I had checked everything!! Told ya, I'm learnin!

Another FREE GIFT for everyone!!

Hi, everyone,
I hope you are having a fabulous new year! I am learning some new things, which always makes me smile!! I hope you will be as excited as I am about this new endeavor because it involves a gift for all of you!! I had so much fun giving gifts in December that I decided to start the new year off the very same way!! So, the gift I have for ALL of you this month is a digital/hybrid mini album!! The cover is available for download now, then every few days, I will give you another free element for your book!! How's that sound?? Fun, huh?? For the cover, all you have to do is print it out on cardstock, cut it out (it's all one piece that includes the front and back cover and space for binding), fold in the center following the green line, ink your edges with your favorite ink color (based on the colors in the cover, I am using either Frayed Burlap or Gathered Twigs, but feel free to use your favorite!), and your cover will be ready. Just download the file and print, and you are ready to go!

This project is totally free, but please don't share the file with others or claim my work as your own. It is protected by my copyright. Anyone who would like the project is free to download it from me. Wish I didn't have to put this disclaimer on here, but that's the world we live in these days!!! Hope you decide to play along and have some fun with this! Remember, this is my very first project of this type, so I will likely make some mistakes, but I will do my very best
And, if you have a moment, please comment and let me know what you think!!
Blessings and hugs!