Graphic 45 Down by the Sea File Folder Mini: Brand Ambassador Project #1!

Hello Happy Crafters!

It’s an exciting day! My very first project as a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador has been officially announced! This is my Down by the Sea File Folder Mini! 

To get the full introduction, learn a little bit about me, AND get the full video tutorial on how to make this foundation, hop on over to my intro blog post on the Graphic 45 site! 

There is a full supply list along with a list of the folder mats needed to make this foundation. I hope you’ll give it a try!

The video is also live on my YouTube channel .

So, basically, I’m everywhere!

Don’t forget to subscribe here and over on my YouTube  Channel so you don’t miss out on future projects!

Happy crafting!

Wee Things 2: ATC Book in a Box Tutorial – Now Available!

Hello Happy Crafters!

Excited to share the latest MiniBooksRMe project with you!  This is the second in my Wee Things Series. This is the Wee Things 2: ATC Book-in-a-Box project featuring the new ATC Matchbook Box and ATC Album from Graphic 45 and decorated with Kaisercraft’s amazing Anthology collection!

I’ve had this collection for a while now, waiting for the perfect project. When Graphic 45 announced their new ATC-sized mini album and matchbook box earlier this year, I knew I’d found the perfect combo! Scroll on to see the goodies inside!

One of Graphic 45’s Brand Ambassadors did a project recently where they turned one of the G45’s large matchbook boxes upright to make a unique pull out drawer. I thought that would be adorable with the brand new, ATC-size version, so I adapted it using Graphic 45’s antique drawer pull, and their gorgeous claw feet, and voila!

I never met a botanical-themed paper collection I didn’t love, but Kaisercraft’s Anthology collection is really special. It ticks off all of my favorite botanical boxes! Gorgeous colors, vintage feel, birds, butterflies, and antique drawers.

I had so much fun repurposing this matchbook box. The box size is 4.75” x 5.5” and is 2.75” deep. A perfect wee size for this series of small-scale projects.

What’s more fun than a wee box? A wee box with a wee book tucked inside! This is Graphic 45’s brand-new ATC Rectangle Tag & Pocket album and measures an adorable 4” x 5”. But don’t let the wee size fool you! This little baby is packed!

There are 4 pocket pages, and each one is tucked inside a folder, so plenty of pages and spots for photos and journaling in this pocket-sized mini. Each pocket page has a pocket front & back, and the page is a pocket, too! (Yes, I make max use of them ALL!)

The Anthology collection also comes with a packet of fun die cuts called “Noteables” that were also used in this project. You can sub in any die cuts, cut parts, or embellishments you like, with this collection or any you might be using.

I love all the rich colors. Plenty of fun tuck spots and belly bands have been added so even more tags could be included. (Because, have you met me?) 🙂

I also love that Kaisercraft puts phrases and words on the back sides of their bar code strips. We use a lot of them in this project, too!

Wee Things ATC Book in a Box Digital Tutorial: The tutorial for this is largely decorative and therefore priced accordingly. The tutorial includes the following:

Photo/Instruction File teaching you how to decorate and assemble this project as designed.

Cutting Guide: this gives you both a generic list of all the mats sizes used in this project, so you can substitute any collection you like AND shows you how the Kaisercraft Anthology collection was cut for this project as well.

NOTE: You MUST HAVE the Graphic 45 Matchbook Box & ATC Album to complete the project as shown, but beyond that, you can use any paper collection you wish.

ALSO: I’ve also included the sizes of every part of the foundation as well, for those extra-crafty folks who want to try and make similar foundations on their own. (There are NO instructions included for that, just the


To Purchase: You can pick up a copy of the tutorial in my MiniBooksRMe Etsy shopl HERE. 

Take a peek at the quick walk-through of the finished project:

I hope you’ll give this fun project a try!

Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador Announcement!!! 

In other fun news, my first Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador project will be announced this week, and it includes a full, FREE mini book tutorial video (I KNOW!) so if you don’t want to miss a thing, subscribe to this blog and you’ll get an email when a new post goes up (with the post right there in the email – no need to go anywhere!)

To subscribe: click that Follow button and enter your email address. Simple! (I do not share my email lists with anyone for any reason ever.)

Also check out Graphic 45’s blog and give that a follow, too, so you’ll get a notice about ALL of the new Brand Ambassador projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!






5000 Subscribers SALE-A-BRATION!!

Thanks to so many of you, we hit the 5000 mark today on my YouTube channel and I couldn’t be more stunned or more grateful!

To celebrate, I’m having HUGE SALE  in my Etsy shop on ALL of my tutorials!

Right now, through midnight ET Sunday, June 2nd all digital tutorials are 20% off! No coupon needed, the prices have been automatically reduced.

All of my tutorials are instant downloads, directly from Etsy. (I love instant gratification, don’t you?)

Just my small way of sending a BIG THANK YOU for all your support!

Here’s a peak at the video I just posted to say thank you and announce the sale-a-bration!

If you have any questions, please contact me at

Thanks again, everyone! YOU ROCK!

What’s In the Box!? (My 1st Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador Box!!)

Join me as I dive into my first Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador box of amazing goodies!

(Ack, my title screen reverted in the video. Oh well, you know what it’s about. HA! Sorry about that.)

Here is a link to Annette Green’s Travel Journal tutorial that I mention in the video!

Interested in picking up G45 products for yourself? Check out your local scrapbook store, or head on over to the G45 site. They sell direct to crafters, too!

I hope you’ll subscribe to my YouTube channel (if you haven’t already!) so you don’t miss the projects coming from all these fabulous supplies. (PS – I’m just a few subscribers shy of 5000!!  As promised, if I get there, I’ll do something fun to celebrate!! Think sales, giveaways, yay!)

For my digital tutorials, wander over to my MiniBooksRMe Etsy shop.

Thanks for stopping by! I’m off to my craft studio to start creating!


Pocket Folios 2 + 6×6 Mini Album Tutorial Now Available!

I’m excited to announce the Pocket Folios 2 + 6×6 Album project featuring not one, but two beautiful 49 & Market collections!

49 & Market: Pocket Folios 2 + 6×6 Album

49 & Market

These two collections from 49 & Market are stunning! This project uses the 8×8 Bold & Beautiful collection AND the 6×6 Sweet Reflections collection. All 49 & Market papers (and the die cuts) are from heavyweight cardstock (similar to 110# weight.) Both collections also come with several pages each of 49 & Market’s signature laser die cut images, each meticulously set as delicate punch outs.

You can see from the side view above the texture they bring. In the following photos, some of the imagery is part of the paper pattern and some are the die cuts. So much fun to play with! You will have plenty left over, too. You can add more to this album, or to cards, whatever you wish. Once you start playing with them it’s hard to stop!

What are Pocket Folios? These are small, “pocket-size” folios, each with a unique design. Fun as an individual gift, featuring a few photos, gift cards, or whatever you want to include. Give them away or tuck all five into their “storage unit” and create a unique, folio-style mini album!Each set of Pocket Folios will be a new size, and each set will be stored in a unique foundation. In Pocket Folios 1, we created an upright storage box. This time around, the “storage unit” is a 6×6 mini album created specifically to house these brand-new pocket folios.

Pocket Folios 2: Style 1

Pocket Folio Style 1&are 5 ½” x 5 ½” and are designed to slide into top-loading pockets built into the inside front & back covers. The great thing about this album is that the design, along with the ¾” gussets between each page, allow the folios to be layered & chunky and still fit perfectly into the album.

All five folios have a back page that slides into a pocket, then attaches to the folio with magnets that remain part of the folio even when removed. Pull the folio out and when turned over, the back is designed to be just as pretty as the front. This way they still work beautifully as separate folios or gifts, and not as part of the album.

Pocket Folios 2: Style 2

Pocket Folio Styles 2, 3 & 4 are slightly smaller at 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” and designed so the back flap slides into the side-loading page-pocketsso the folio itself magnet-closes on the front of the album page. The back of each album page left as is, so you can decorate and add photos or journaling. In this case, the back of each page has been designed with a fun die cut pocket & tag.

Just slide the Pocket Folio out of the page pocket and the inserted flap will magnet close to the back of the folio. Turn it over, and it still looks lovely. Beautiful front and back!

Page 1: Back                      Pocket Folio 2: Style 3

Each Pocket Folio is a different design and features a different style closure, from mounted swing tabs to single and double string-tie buttons, ribbon closures, and more.

Lots of fun hidden flaps and pockets, with plenty of room for photos, journaling, or gift cards if being used separately.

I love the versatility of this “storage unit” – it makes a unique and beautiful mini-album when used together with the folios. Or create the folios and use them separately. You can also slide any folio into any page, so they can go in any order. You can even make three of the same kind of folio for all the pages, anything goes!

There is so much packed in this project it would take several posts to show you all the hidden nooks and crannies!

You can see the entire project in my YouTube walkthrough here:

See below on how to pick up your digital tutorial!

Digital Tutorial: is available as an instant download in my MiniBooksRMe Etsy shop here:

The digital tutorial comes with two PDF files, available as an instant download from Etsy upon purchase.

—You will receive a Cutting Guide PDF listing the sizes of all foundation mats needed to construct the Pocket Folios and the 6×6 Mini Album. The Guide also lists all the sizes of the mats used to decorate all items as well.

—The second file is the Photo/Instruction PDF, which contains detailed, step-by-step instructions teaching you how to assemble and decorate the Folios and the Box. Photos are included for each step.

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you have any questions, please contact me at and I’ll be happy to help!

Happy crafting!

Brand New Graphic 45 Goodies!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I have my “Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador” hat on today and am here to share with you their fabulous, brand new collection AND fun news about the latest Deluxe Collector’s Edition release!

First up is the gorgeous, brand new Lost in Paradise collection! Lush colors, tropical birds, and beautiful floral prints, what more do you need? Perfect for photos from poolside to the beach, that Florida vacay, or trips to exotic ports-of-call (even if that is just your backyard pool party!)

This collection will be available late May/early June and you can count on seeing a kit & tutorial project as soon as I get my hands on it!

To see the full collection and enter for a chance to win it, head on over to the Graphic 45 blog HERE. 

If that isn’t enough fun for you, G45 is FINALLY re-releasing one of my all time favorite collections, Magic of Oz!! 

I couldn’t be more excited to see this collection returning. We will absolutely be playing with later this summer.

You can see the whole collection and enter for a chance to win on G45’s Oz blog post HERE. 

This collection will also be on sale late May/early June!

If you don’t have a nearby scrapbook store, you can purchase your G45 favorites direct from their website here: GRAPHIC 45 SHOP 

We are in for a FUN SUMMER!!!

National Scrapbook Day Inspiration & SALE!!

Hello Happy Crafters!

It’s that time of year again! National Scrapbook Day arrives the first Saturday in May each year, so I thought we’d make a long weekend out of it! I’m celebrating by sharing some fun inspiration AND a big digital tutorial sale in my MiniBooksRMe Etsy shop! 

First up, some inspiration!

I love seeing what crafters are doing with my tutorials. It’s wonderful to see how the projects look with different papers and your own personal touches. One of my very favorite things is opening mail to find a bunch of happy, crafty photos. (Yes, please send me yours, too!)

I want to send a  big thanks to happy crafter Gloria Paar for sending along these amazing photos of her version of my Wee Things Photo Journal. You may remember my version above!

Read on to see how fabulous it looks with Graphic 45’s new Bloom collection AND a fun, fab tip that Gloria passed along as well.

Absolutely stunning!!

Helpful Tip! 

Gloria discovered that those little photos taken with your phone and printed with little units like the Canon Ivy are the perfect fit for this project! (There are other “selfie” printers as well.) The pictures are 2″ x 3″ (business card size.) You can also trim down the square 4×4 photos to fit, too!

They’re perfectly WEE!!

Thank you again, Gloria for sharing this stunning version of the Wee Things Photo Journal and that awesome tip! You’ve inspired us all to try new things!

Wee Things Photo Journal Tutorial: HERE. 

Video Walkthrough: (of my finished sample) HERE. 

Now for some FUN SALE NEWS!! 

What fun is National Scrapbooking day without indulging in a little crafty retail therapy?

From Right Now through Monday, May 6th ALL tutorials in my MiniBooksRMe Etsy Shop are 10% off! I know!!

No coupon needed. The prices have already been reduced for you.


Have a happy, crafty weekend!