Friday, February 15, 2013

6"x6" JE T' ADORE Mini-Album PDF Tutorial

Happy Friday everyone!

I've got the 6" x 6" JE T' ADORE mini-album tutorial in the shop today! I've made a few "upgrades" to this one and I'm really really happy with how this turned out. I hope those of you who purchase it will be too:)

On the early tutorials I made, I neglected to think about having a nice cover page on them for printing purposes. I know if I was printing one of these I would like a nice full size color photo of the project on the front page, so I've added that to this one. Developing these tutorials is a learning process for me and you would not believe how much I've learned working in Pages and Keynote over the past 6 weeks. I'm probably going to continue making minor changes and "upgrades" as I discover new tricks in those programs.

This is a really big file. In fact, I think it's the largest PDF tutorial I've done so far. There's 40 pages altogether with 103 color photos and lots of typewritten description on all of the steps. I've added a little text to some of the photos for even better clarification of the steps wherever I thought it would be helpful. I've also tried to include text and arrows on photos with score lines involved as I know the score lines can be difficult to see.

I've got a few projects underway right now and I think one of them will make some people very happy! Lots of red cardstock, lots of cardinals, you get the idea...

I'm also in the planning stages for a new mini that should really appeal to those who like the December Daily/Project Life type of album. I'm pretty excited about this one and the paper collection I've chosen is one of my favorites from CHA last month.

I'm looking forward to a long holiday weekend! Hope you have a great one!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

6x6 JE T'ADORE Valentine's Mini-Album

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

I have a new 6x6 mini that's listing on eBay this evening. HERE is the link if you're interested.

I used that cute Paper Studio paper pad on this one that I showed you a few days ago. I made the entire album using just one of the 6x6 paper pads and a few sheets of 12x12 paper from my stash. There were some  die-cut sticker embellishments that coordinated with this paper and a few extras in the Valentine's seasonal section of Hobby Lobby that I incorporated in this mini. I used my 6" binding on this one and you'll notice how I was able to add all those rolled rosebuds inside! There's lots of room between the pages to just go crazy with your embellishments.

The mini is 10 pages and I've worked in a few new features and altered a few older features to give a lot of square footage in this smaller album for lots of photos and journaling. All of the pages were also stitched to give it that extra bit of detail.

I don't know about you, but I plan on cozying up with my iPad this evening in front of a fire with the game in the background and inspiration at my fingertips!

Hope you have a great week!