Posts tagged ‘mini book’

November 26, 2012

a g&c minibook.

I have been trying to get ready for this craft show next weekend, and I’ve been envisioning what the table is going to look like and how things will be set up. It’s my first go around at something like this so it is completely a learning process.

I’ll have some of my minibook kits for sale (here the I Dream of You Daily kits are on my Etsy), and I decided to make an “example” book for potential customers. Now, online, it is easy for blog readers to search out minibooks, since anyone searching them probably already has a good idea of what to do with one. People browsing a craft show are probably not the expected target audience per say. I thought that if they saw a mini and understood just what you can do with it, how anyone can take a simple kit and make it their own completely, would help in the process.

Here are a few snaps of mine. I may add some more journaling and simple embellishments, but I want to keep it easy for people to look at get other ideas also. Some of my pictures are sideways (I love a mixture for some reason) and some of my pages are very plain. It all works together.

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March 12, 2011

links I am loving.


+ Pinterest. Whoever came up with this concept/site is sheer genius. And if it’s a man, I need to marry him so our babies can be geniuses too.

+  These BEAUTIFUL invites.  Chevron has been on my mind lately, and these are perfectly executed.

+ Anything DIY is on my “like” list, but these mugs look easy and clean and such great gift ideas.

+ Another DIY that is simple and can be personalized for any event. Plus it’s Hambly!

+ 30 Days of Lists! Fun project! Be watching for my updates on this soon.

March 8, 2011

25 book update.


I can check another goal off of the 25 goal list. Watching 10 movies isn’t a hard goal for most people, I suppose, but I don’t really watch that much tv, besides sports, and definitely not a lot of movies. I’ve rented movies on weekends that I don’t feel like going out, and 10 was actually easier than I thought. I’m sure I’ll hit 20 before August comes around. Some of the movies I have caught for the first time are old, and most people have seen them. Brokeback Mountain, Fight Club, and The Dark Knight for example. I am so behind the times on movies! It’s a great time to catch up, I guess.

1. Alvin and the Chipmunks
2. The Back-Up Plan
3. Charlie St. Cloud
4. Eat, Pray, Love
5. Fight Club
6. What Happens in Vegas
7. Freedom Writers
8. Brokeback Mountain
9. The Dark Knight
10. Date Night
11. Role Models
12. Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth version)
13. In Love and War
14. My Sister’s Keeper


I put this post into the book as a page too. It had nothing to do with any of the goals, but it’s been a really good year for my sister and I’s relationship. For a while, we just grew apart living our own lives, and now that we work together and see each other every single day, we are back to where we look at each during conversations with other people and are thinking the exact same thing. I love that about us.

January 26, 2011

25 update.



1. Crochet a scarf.
2. Make at least 1 Head Change show.
3. Repaint and redecorate my room.
4. Use my laptop on a more regular basis.
5. Read 15 books total, including at least 3 design books.
6. Attend at least 1 Chiefs game. (not gonna happen, too cold!)
7. Buy a new van.
8. Make friend dates more often.
9. Wear more accessories.
10. Try at least 3 new restaurants.
11. Meet 5 new friends.
12. Design a logo.
13. Buy a new DSLR.
14. Get an orchid.
15. Have a garage sale.
16. Make and keep an eye appointment.
17. Sell a photo print.
18. Take naps.
19. Watch 10 new movies.
20. Less worrying.
21. Save money. (After the new DSLR, of course.)
22. Sew.
23. Go 1 day per week unplugged from internet.
24. Get a poem published.
25. Send more mail.

There are a few goals that aren’t going to be accomplished before August, and I am okay with it. No Chiefs game. Probably not the scarf. But as long as I get most of them scribbled off the list, I’ll be happy. I’m halfway there already. (And I saw some gorgeous orchids today, just didn’t have enough hands to carry it along with groceries to the car. Maybe this week. )

The best part of making goals is putting it all in my little book. :)

January 7, 2010

another mini done.

It’s already 2010, I know, but I finally finished my Tweets of 2009 mini. It was mostly done, with just the last few pages to fill. Now it can be put away in the bin with the other finished minis.

(Honestly, I don’t know why I do minis. I know they’ll be sweet to look on in years to come, but for now I am feeling like they are space wasters for me. Maybe I just need some new inspirations.)


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July 13, 2009

she minibook.

My latest crafty obsession has been minibooks. I have made some in the past, like forever ago in high school when making cute flash cards was my thing, but then college came along and didn’t allow me any time to do them. With all the free time I have now, I am on a roll. I regularly read Elise Blaha’s blog, and she is a pro at these things. I borrowed the idea for a “She” book from her, in fact. Here is a peek at her’s.

I used wallpaper samples from an interior design class I once took, random pictures of myself and stuff I love that have just been lying in crate on my bookshelf. I put it together pretty quickly. I learned that quicker is better because too much thinking makes the mini look just how I don’t like….too planned out. I like the messiness. These aren’t all of the pages, but here’s a peek. I really need to find a good place to take photos of them. The sun glares definitely mess up the color. Live and learn.