"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul or brings joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life."
Jean Shinoda Bolen

October 22, 2010


It's obvious, after two short videos, that I need a tripod!  Sorry for the jittery videos, but until I get to the city where there is a selection, I am sure, my videos will be a bit unstable.  Sorry!

Winter Envelope Mini Album

Here is another mini album I made recently.  The original concept is from Karlee at http://www.karleekrafts.com/.  I made this album as a sample for my Cricut class in October and decided to use it for our current winter season since it actually started with our first snow on September 17th!  Yes, winter does sometimes come early to northern Montana!

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Gatefold Paper Bag Mini Album #2

This is actually the first Gatefold Paper Bag Mini Album I made.  I made a few mistakes in placing the paper bag "pages" and learned from the mistakes, so my sister's pink album went together without a hitch.

This album is covered in fabric and I intend to make this an "all about me" album.  My sister and I decided that since there is only one grandchild (hers) in the next generation in our family, we want my great-nephew to have some heritage when he's older and has children of his own.  So, she's getting a pink album (one of her favorite colors) and this album is in my favorite colors.

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Gatefold Paper Bag Mini Album

I've been busy making mini albums because sometimes I get sort of bored making just cards!  At first, I made very small ones (see previous posts) and those ideas came from Mary at http://www.cardztv.blogspot.com/, and then I found Laura Denison's blog and her mini albums are amazing.   Her blog is:  (http://www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com/)

This video is my very first ever, and it's not that great, but I wasn't sure how to take pictures of the entire mini album, so I made a video instead!