Thursday, August 31, 2017

Announcing a NEW Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog!

Hello! If you are a mini album maker, this is the challenge blog for you!  The Mini Album Makers Challenge will feature a monthly challenge, plus one full mini album tutorial a month! In addition, there will be guest makers each month! I am so excited to be part of this challenge blog! 
The team will post the 1st of each month, with each of us posting links to a mini album tutorial, tip, or trick. Then, one team member will post a full tutorial on the 14th of each month! (My BIG tutorial month is not until February, but I will post other tutorials monthly.)

Click HERE for the September Challenge!
Our goal for the challenge is to help and instruct you in making your own albums FROM SCRATCH! For our first challenge, I am posting this project, which I made about a year and a half ago. (After this month, I will be posting NEW projects.)

I originally created this mini album when I was on the Canvas Corp team, and it remains one of my favorite album projects. I created the entire album from scratch, and it is the first time I used canvas for a cover and spine!

For the FULL TUTORIAL and VIDEO, please click HERE

The tutorial and videos show you how to make the cover and spine of this mini, plus how to make the style of pocket page I used.
 I have a second video to show you the full inside of this amazing mini album!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that you are as excited as I am about this new blog! Below is a full list of the Design Team, with links to their blogs!

Autumn Clark (the Boss)
Gloria Stengel (that's me!)

I have worked with most of these ladies before, and if you think they are a powerhouse group of makers, you'd be right! I am excited to be working with them, and I know I will learn as much from them as you will.

Our challenge follows a few simple rules:
Any Handmade Book Goes.  Enter any form of handmade mini albums, scrapbooks, journals and book arts.  Our focus is on completed works, so no layouts or journal spreads that are not part of a complete handmade book project.  You do not have to provide a tutorial, but we wish you would.  Feel free to use one of the DT tutorials to make your project and give proper credit where due.  No back links allowed.  Combine with any other challenges as applicable.  No limit on entries.  Share the love by visiting and commenting on other entries.  Please become a follower.  That's it - have fun! Click HERE to enter your project!

Our Prize Sponsor this month is....
Seth Apter


Seth has donated this AMAZING prize!!
Come back on  October 1st for a new set of tutorials from the team! I will have something NEW to share! 

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your Mini Album DT position Gloria, your mini make is fabulous. I love the pop of red on your cover and the intrigue from the pockets and tags you display inside. A beautiful piece, Thank you for sharing. Best Wishes Tracey x

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOUW what an amazing idea, I love minialbums and will definitely enjoy to learn a lot more about different ways to make them and makae new pages and ways to put them together, so ofcause I signed up right away. And your album here today is really awesome and also one of the ways I´ve looked at earlier, and is now able to try myself, so thanks sooo much for that. Have a great week-end ahead here.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a great idea for a challenge blog. Your album is so beautiful- I am going to take a look at the video and see if I can rise to the challenge. Cathy x

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a stunning album, Gloria! I'm so excited to be on the team with you, and I'm looking forward to the adventures ahead.
    Alison x

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've loved that album since I first saw it! This is going to be an amazing challenge. Exciting!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous! Love your picture too!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. So thrilled to be part of this team alongside you Gloria. Your album is gorgeous!! Anne x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gloria, this is a stunner indeed! I can't wait to read and watch all about it. I most admire your ability to layer and create so much interest, depth and interaction with your books. I can't wait to learn from you and share in this inspirational journey. I'm so happy to have you on our team. Hugs, Autumn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awww, thanks, Autumn! I am happy for this new journey!!!

      Delete
  9. Gloria, congratulations on being one of the team on Mini Album Makers! I am looking forward to seeing your inspiration on the challenge blog! This one's a beauty! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gloria I have loved your work since the good old Spellbinder days and I am super excited to be on this team with you!! Your album is amazing and like you say we will all learn so much from one another - this is going to bbe one wonderful ride! xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, gosh, yes, Spellbinders was ages ago. I have learned tons since then. hee hee

      Delete
  11. Your album is gorgeous! So thrilled to be part of this team alongside you Gloria! Hugs))

    ReplyDelete
  12. Looking forward to seeing the Team's creations [and videos] with these AWESOME books! I can see why you love yours - it is amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Gloria, this mini-album is delightful. Got to give it a try when I get a chance. TFS.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is amazing Gloria, it's inspired me to give it a try, so thats where I'll be for the next few days 😁xx

    ReplyDelete
  15. what a beautiful canvas covered journal - love the colors you used and the fun time theme!

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a wonderful album and congratulations on your new DT position, a wonderfully talented team, can't wait to see what you will share with us and to join in the fun! Deb xo

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congratulations on becoming part of this awesome Team Gloria. I love this gorgeous book .. the canvas cover is stunning .. and am so looking forward to seeing more inspiration and learning lots from you. xox

    ReplyDelete