06 January, 2014

Life is Beautiful with You in it – Mini Album from Sandie

Hello Bloggers

Sandie loves little books & they love her.

This books shows why:

Life is Beautiful with You in it – Mini Album

It is a pleasure to do some guest design work for Meg’s Garden this month.  I worked with the beautiful paper collection called ‘Dreaming in the Meadows’, and due to the size of my project, included some card papers from previous collections of when I was a DT member.  The papers all matched perfectly.  

I was inspired with this album, by two clever individuals – Kathy Orta, and Ginger from My Sisters Scrapper on YouTube.  Both make the most stunning of albums, and I have been itching to make one for some time.  Kathy Orta has created the hidden hinge system which I applied to this particular album, and I used Kathy’s tutorial for the album.

You can find Ginger’s Youtube Chanel at this link

and Kathy Orta’s Chanel at the below link

These do make perfect gifts, and Meg’s Garden stocks the perfect paper sets, and embellishments for such creations.

The album itself has many hidden pockets, including side opening panels, which are held in place via magnets – ample room for photographs, and journaling and even mementos.  The photographs do not do the album justice, and do not show enough of the details, but certainly gives a good indication of what can be made.

I also used the Leafy Foliage die throughout the album for all my foliage requirements, it was perfect and a leaf shape to match each flower size.  I so love that die, and it is available at Meg’s Garden!!!

 I hope my Mini Album is an inspiration to get creating...


Dreaming in the Meadows – Meg’s Garden paper collection
Chipboard, Cardstock, Dusty Attic Chipboard, Prima Flowers
Vintage Blooms from my own personal collection
Manor House Flowers, Seam Binding
Butterfly Printables, Stamens
Diamond Stickles, Tim Holtz Knobs- Idea-Ology
Metal Corners and Flourishes
White Paint, Bling Pieces, Silk Ribbon
Mini Alphas,Jewel Pins,Metal Frame
German ScrapEyelets & Crop-O-Dile
Silhouette Cameo and SVG Files
Lace Paper Doily Chipboard ‘You’
Guipure Lace, Score Board, Adhesives'

An exquisite work of art - well done Sandie.  So many ideas it is hard to list them - love the embellishing on each of the pages, the fabulous spine, the covers & every page.  Would love to hold it so that I could look at every part of it. Just beautiful!!

Bye for now


  1. stunning book Sandie, awesome work :)

  2. Wow this has inspired me to ask my scrapbooking tutor if we could make something similar this year in our workshops. It really is wonderful and must be great to be so talented. Thanks for sharing. luv Jenney

  3. Sublimely elegant album....I keep coming back for another look. Every page is a delight :D

  4. Oh my goodness ... this is absolutely stunning!! What an amazing album Sandie, each page so beautifully embellished. Totally divine!!! ox

  5. gorgeous sooo much work I too will have to look more than once

  6. Absolutely stunning and gorgeous! Fabulous album!

  7. This is such a beautiful album! Congratulations on the outcome!