What the MINI?!?!?

Oh my goodness! We are still unpacking, believe it or not. Part of it is due to some of our furniture not being right in this new space, like my old desk. Also the previous owners took most of the racks out of the closets. Between those two things we don't have places to put things after we unpack them. At any rate, my mini books were in a box in my scrap room because I have not yet found the basket they would usually be stored in. They were in my way so I figured I'd lay them out on this cut out feature in the dining room so they would be safe. I did not think they would reach all the way across or that I would have to smoosh them up against one another in order to squeeze more in.

Holy Moly!
And this isn't all of them! I just mailed 9 books off before this pic was taken and then there are all the books I have on display in stores plus some others that are still packed…I think I may need a bigger basket!

Did that stop me from making MORE?! Nope. Here are some more I made just playing around. They're not totally embellished or finished, just trying some different things.

This book is made from regular party hats I purchased from Target as well as chipboard scraps and old gift cards. I'll likely be posting a tutorial on how to make them in the next few days:

A book in the style of the “Berry Sweet” class I taught at Collective Journey in May:

Gatefold book. This one was inspired by a design Nicole from Scrapbook Blvd is using for one of her upcoming classes, a dinosaur themed book. Hers is a bit cuter! LOL

That's all for now!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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5 thoughts on “What the MINI?!?!?

  1. ahh that party hat is so dang cute!! I must make one!

    Posted on July 8, 2008 at 6:52 pm
  2. Wow!!! you are the mini-book Queen!!! loved seeing all the details of the newest ones!!….I did my first mini-book about a month ago….LOL! I tend to be a mostly l/o girl :D …..but I have to admit there is something very satisfying about making a mini-book!….thanks for visiting my blog….always love to hear from my friends!
    ~Gabi xx

    Posted on July 8, 2008 at 7:49 pm
  3. I have more minis then I do completed scrapbooks! I LOVE minis! Love the party hat and gatefold! I started a gatefold mini but haven’t finished it yet. LOVE using my Bind It All!

    Posted on July 9, 2008 at 1:28 am
  4. Thanks for that Jennifer. :) I think your stuff is so beautiful and feel honored that you would like something of mine. :) Yours is so cute too. Your stuff is always so cute. I do have to admit I love minis too. Every time I say I am just not going to do them anymore becuase I don’t have any room I find another reason to make one. :)

    Posted on July 9, 2008 at 2:18 am
  5. All of those are SO cute ! I am so behind in leaving comments on blogs! Forgive me! =)

    Posted on July 10, 2008 at 5:46 pm