Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A new mini....

This Friday and Saturday I will be doing a Ustream show on how to make the mini that is featured today on the Graphic 45 blog. Check out the schedule on the blog sidebar for times.

This is a fun, fast, and easy mini to make. Though I will be giving out all the dimensions on the show, I will also have a pattern/tutorial available on my website by Thursday. I will be making the larger size on the show but the pattern will include both the larger and smaller versions.

To work along with me you will need the following supplies:

- (16-18) 12" x 12" patterned papers. At least 6 MUST be double sided and non-directional
- (8) 12" x 12" coordinating colored card stock
- 3 yds rayon ribbon or patterned ribbon
- 1 yd coordinating ribon for optional closure
- Brad and garment pin or loop for optional closure
- Flowers and embellishments for covers, pages and tags
- Glue, adhesives, optional punches or edgers

Also, tomorrow will be the re-scheduled Part 4 of the Vintage Suitcase mini album at 1pm Pacific time.

Have an awesome week!!



  1. I just saw your mini on Graphic 45 and love it! The Domestic Goddess Collection is one of my favorites and it looks great in this mini. I'm still trying to catch up on all my mini albums, but I'll just have to make this one, also! "See you" later this week!

  2. Oh my goodness, this is beautiful. I love those colors and everything about it.

  3. Oh I love your choice of the G45 DG paper...DROOL! it's gorgeous!

  4. Wow! They look great! Lovely colors.

    Since i follow your blog and ustream i am a fan of the Graphic 45 collection!

    I ordered the pattern "full pockets". I want to make it with the Graphic 45 paper.......can't wait to start!

    I live in Holland so it is hard to see you live on ustream. I will try to see it tomorrow. I believe It is about 10 pm in Holland. I would love to join the chat!


  5. Wow these are basolutely stunning!i have got the Domestic 12x12 graphic 45 pad.I am at the moment making receipe box,im hoping i will have some left over for mini too.Im not sure re ustream have just found your blog few weeks ago and cant get enough of it i may try and see what time being in uk prob early hours of morning with time difference.
    thanks for showcasing
    hugs judex

  6. I love that one on the left!!!

  7. Tworzysz przepiękne prace a twoje filmy są bardzo inspirujące :) Oglądam je od pół roku i muszę ci powiedzieć że się uzależniłam, znam je na pamięć i nie mogę się doczekać kolejnych. Masz w głosie coś co sprawia że człowiek od razu uśmiecha się od ucha do ucha :D

    serdecznie pozdrowienia z Polski

  8. Wow! Another fabulous job Laura! Won't be able to join you live, but will be sure to watch the recording.

    Heather aka momofcody

  9. Another great mini. I can't watch the ustream because of the time difference,but I can't wait for the pattern to be up.

  10. Oh Laura! I just have to tell you that my friends and I were able to get into a class at Scrapfest (Mall of America, Minneapolis MN in September) that Tim Holtz is teaching! We are so excited!!

  11. Wow another awesome piece of work, I am now itching to get stuck into this mini

  12. Have made several of your minis from a standing start over the last few weeks. Your patterns are truely easy to follow. I can spin yarn, knit etc but had never tried a paper craft before and found you when looking for something interesting to do with a 4" stack of random aged 12 x 12 which a close friend had given up on and cleared out!! Sadly she had loved the papers too much to MAKE anything and literally collected beyond sense! Then she apparently felt sick when she looked at them,so I had a giant stash and luckily you have offered LOADS of creative ideas and you paperholics out there take heed and USE that lovely paper!!!!!

  13. Love the paper collection. Have i missed the mini instructions on your website for this lovely mini.

  14. Love your work. I looked at your store for the pattern but I couldn't find it. What is the name of this pattern? I am anxious to try it with some Domestic Goddess papers I've been saving for a recipe album. Your album is the perfect inspiration for my recipe album. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing with us.

  15. Hi, Laura. I too saw the mini on the Graphic 45 blog and immediately KNEW it was yours! ...just by the lovely style. Cannot wait for the class. I HOPE to be able to watch live, but so appreciate that you record your classes so that we can watch later, if necessary. As always, YOU ROCK! Thanks so much for your brilliant inspirations and fun classes.

  16. Love this!! Saw the Domestic Goddess one on Graphic 45......popped over here and I love the other one too! Can't wait for the pattern as I can't watch the show......but want to make it! I got my supplies ready! TFS

  17. Love your new minis!! Can't wait to see the classes on Friday and Saturday!!! I love all your Minis they are always so beautiful!!! Thanks so much!!!

  18. Beautiful, can't wait to see the video tonight (I'm central time)! I love your tutorials. I started the mini split bag album, hope to finish it soon. I have lot of projects going...LOL I so love Graphic 45!