Monday, January 27, 2014

Graphic 45 Mother Goose - My Creative Spirit Tutorial

My new passion for 2014 is making mini-scrapbooks.  I confess I was tired of the older style of 12x12 books.  Each one of my children has an album from mom and I keep thinking I should finish the family album.  Discouraged by the time it takes to create just one page I turned to making cards and never looked back.

Last fall I took a class at my local scrapbook store and made my first mini which I posted here.  Since then I have found a wealth of great artists on the net and YouTube.  My two favs are Clare from My Creative Spirit and Kathy of Paper Phenomenon (hidden hinge binding system).  I have to mention these two lovely ladies because everything I create from this point forward will have been inspired by their techniques.  They are both worth checking out.

This album follows Clare's tutorial with a few of my own changes such as this cover.
This one was crazy to cut out and piece together.

Pocket and tag

Flap and pocket with lots of tags

Flap with place for two pictures

Belly band and tag

Envelop with several tags inside

Waterfall flaps for lots of pics

Vertical belly band and tags

Tri-fold flap with pockets and tags

Lots of pockets and tags


Tutorial: My Creative Spirit
Paper:  Graphic 45 Mother Goose Collection, Bazzill Black
Markers/Ink: Distress Momento Black
Embellishments: Spellbinders die for tag tabs, Corner Rounder, Magnets

I'll enter the album into the following challenges:
Hope you enjoyed this min-scrapbook project.



Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love your mini albums Nancy and really must try and find the time to get started and make one myself. This one is gorgeous, so many different styles on each page. I'm off to check out the two ladies you've mentioned.

Sue xx

Crafty Judith said...

Wow I m so priviledged to have seen this hun - it is woww but I am partial to G45 lol - thanks so much for playing along at Crafting From The Heart - very good luck xxx

Sue said...

This is stunning Nancy. I love the design, full of fabulous detailing and gorgeous papers.
Sue xx

brenda said...

What perfect cards those Graphic 45's make Nancy. I have most of the designs but never quite got round to these ones and then they were sold out.

B x

Kandy's Krafts said...

What a lovely book. Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

verybellemakes said...

Such a beautiful little scrapbook! Love all the detail and the layout is so perfect!

Thanks for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

loz said...

Fantastic scrapbook Nancy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Sandy said...

Wonderful album - love all the different pages and those fab images.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Glenda Atkins said...

My gosh you are so good at making these albums Nancy, I am in awe!