Sunday, February 24, 2013


Hi Everyone! I just finished up a Skewer Binding Mini Album, I learned how to make this album from the incredibly talented, Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. He did a u-stream class Tuesday night on this album and I couldn't wait to try it out. Here is a link to Jim's blog: 
You will find the post on this awesome binding technique which will direct you to his u-stream channel where you will find the recording for the tutorial on this mini. Thanks so much Jim, I love that you share your talent with us!
For my mini, I wanted to make something small enough to carry around in my purse. I wanted a place to keep an inventory of all my craft supplies. Inks, dies, sprays, stains, coupons etc.  I made the cover pretty plain so I could cover it with contact paper, so hopefully it  will hold up to being kept in my purse. The paper line I used was Graphic 45's Curtain Call. I inked everything with black soot. My book is 5 x 8 inches and has seven different pages, some are envelopes that I made with my new envelope maker (which I absolutely love) some are fold outs.
I have to figure out some kind of closure for this album yet and I might embellish it more. I will label all the tabs with the different categories.

Let me know if you like it and leave me a comment, It really makes my day! Shari


  1. Shari, I LOVE this!!! So glad to see you being crafty and showing off your talent!

    Wanted to come by and say a quick hello while I'm making my way around to others I haven't touched base with in a while but I'll be back again soon!

    I've missed you, my friend!

  2. My dear Shari, this is FABULOUS! I love it. You will be very elegant carrying your mini around, that's for sure Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow! That is a work of art, what a great project! That is so smart to keep an inventory of the supplies you already have...I keep buying doubles!!

    Thank you for stopping by and all of your sweet comments! You asked about the dresses from last years ball. I will go back and change that post, you cannot see last years dress forms because with a linky party they disappear after a week, I did not know that when i wrote the post :( thank you for letting me know!


  4. AMAZING! This is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Shari, This is just splendid! Love the G45 paper you used on it! Awesome -Awesome- Awesome! The inside is just dreamy! Love Black! Thank you so much for sharing your album with us! You Rock! J.

  6. Looks fabulous! Can't wait to give it a go myself.
    Hugz, Z