As a big fan of mixed media and mini books, I was delighted to have my Puerto Rico journal featured in Cloth Paper Scissors Pages 2012, available on newsstands now. This issue is full of creative mixed media projects, and since my book was already bound, it happens to be one of the more simpler ones. Many others have cool and complex binding techniques and are quite remarkable! I used the original Daybook as the base and shared some painting and splattering techniques as well as hand-stitching and making your own fabric yo-yo's.

One of my favorite mini album makers is Lisa aka gluestickgirl. She's also the queen of confetti, and has a brand new online workshop that looks amazing.

Cost of class: $12
If you have the best intentions with mini albums – but not the best follow through – then it’s time to Divide and Conquer! Garden Girl Lisa Truesdell will walk you through the steps of using divided page protectors to turn a hodge podge of memorabilia and photos into a beautifully finished mini album. We’ll explore putting together a kit to work from, selecting what photos and keepsakes will make the cut, and fun techniques perfect for this style of book. Lisa also has lots of tips on keeping your motivation up & making the process fun until the last embellishment is in place, and will be sharing a peek at additional sample layouts from three other contributors, each working with a different themed album.
This self -paced workshop will let you work at your own speed through the chapters – each chapter is accompanied by a helpful PDF walking you through the process and a 10-minute video sharing a closer look at how Lisa’s album came together.  These videos are technique-based and will explore creating a die-cut cover, working with transparencies to build a two-sided layout, making custom sized page protectors and techniques for working with pockets.
Lisa is using the Simple Stories Documented 6x8 Mix & Match Mini Album available for purchase separately, however, these same principles may be applied to an album of any size using divided page protectors.
The content of this workshop will be available immediately upon purchase. The lessons are available for you to work at your own pace and upon purchase can be accessed in the "Workshops" section under "Classes & Events." A private message board forum is also available to ask questions for Lisa and to connect with other participants. Enjoy!

Remember, if you've already signed up and you win, you can get a credit or give the spot away to a friend. To enter to win a spot in the class: Leave a comment telling me your favorite mini book technique or tip. Giveaway is closed and the winner  is janice m. who said: i love using scraps to add to a mini album.  we all have so many scraps!! :)

LOVED reading all your tips for mini books! Congrats Janice, you will be notified by email shortly!