Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Bosom Buddies" Mini Book & Genuinely Jane Studio's GIVEAWAY and offer!

**Giveaway extended to 10/7/11**

Well, do I have a treat for you today!!  Today I want to share a great project with you that I recently made. My dear friend and fellow blogger Susan has relaunched her blog and business.  Susan is a scrapbooker and mixed media artist who has been on numerous design teams in the scrapbooking industry, including the paper and embellishment manufacturer Moxxie.  She has been published in several on-line and print publications and enjoys teaching altered arts and techniques.  Her boyfriend Mark is a career military man and master cabinetmaker.  He has long been in the woodworking and wood crafts business and counts among his clients AC Moore and Michaels.  Mark is the brains in this collaboration, Susan the creative juice and cheerleader.  They are located in rural North Central Missouri and is owned and managed by Susan and Mark.  Her passion for scrapbooking, altered arts and mixed media coupled with his talent, experience and love for woodworking, including ownership of a custom cabinet business made this a perfect partnership.  All of their mini books are made of  Quality Hardwood Products for Scrapbooking and Altered Arts and more importantly
So onto my project.  I decided to use the square book w/heart cutout.

This is what it starts out like:

And this is what it looks like now:

I used:
K. Andrew Designs "Fashionable Friends" and "Amazing You" stamp sets.

These wooden mini books are great!!  You can finish them however you want.  You can paint them, stain them, crackle paint them, add paper or ink to them.  They can be embossed and stamped.  The possibilities are endless.  Once you have decided what you want as your base, you can then decorate them like any other mini book on the market.  As you can see above, I added papers (Eco Park), tapes, grommets, some bling, Stickles, paper flowers and ribbon, chipboard, I even stamped my favorite sentiments made by K. Andrew Designs on my pages!!

**So because I love Susan and her products and because I want to help her relaunch her blog & business to the fullest, for the next week (9/27-10/4) Susan is offering 10% off your total sales over at Genuinely Jane Studios.  All you have to do is go to her blog CLICK HERE and check out what mini books are up for sale right now (scroll down some on her blog to see the Etsy shop) or just go directly to her Etsy shop CLICK HERE

Just leave this code in the comments of her Etsy shop.  


In order to make this fun for everyone and to give Susan a chance to be seen, we will be giving one lucky winner one of Susan's beautiful, hand crafted, wooden mini books!!
(I have decided to add a few extra things, but I'm gonna keep what they are a supprise!!)

All you have to do is:
1) Leave a comment on this blog with how you would decorate your mini book!
2) Leave a comment on Susan's blog welcoming her back into the blogging/business word!!
3) Follow The Craftin Mama on FB and let me now that you are.
4) Follow Genuinely Jane Studios on FB or Twitter @  GJStudios and let me know that you are.
5) Let your friends know by posting on your blog if you have one!

Winner will be chosen next Tuesday October 4th SATURDAY OCTOBER 8TH by RANDOM.ORG
Good Luck to you all.
I really want to thank all of you for stopping by today and for taking the time to check out Susan and her awesome mini books!!

Until next time, Happy Craftin!!


14 Appreciated Comments:


how i would decorate my book is i would put pictures of my family and pets!<3
i followed u on fb!!:)
i also followed susan on fb too!!!!


what a lovely album. all the details are just fantastic!

i will add picture of my son's new journey.


Love you album:) Jane has beautiful albums! I would decorate the school bus one with pictures from my teaching days!


Cute project! TFS.

Rhonda Miller

What a fabulous little album.

Anita Braddock

Ver cool mini book love the embelishments and the color and papers you used is great. Kristals stamps are great. thanks fpr sharing
iam a follower

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections

Super cute mini!


Those mini books are so cute. You decorated them and made them so pretty. Awesome work!



Ildi, you have done an excellent job on altering the mini...FANTASTIC. Stopping by today from Getting Cricky Featured Blogger Thursday.
If I had one of those minis, I would dedicate it to making a special project for my mom. I love giving her handmade gifts for holidays.
Already a follower here, but heading to FB now!


Left a message at Susan's blog and am now following her blog.


Following Craftin Mama on FB
Jessica Shelton


Following GJS on FB now
Jessica Shelton


Just got the chance to blog about Susan, GJS, and your current giveaway. You are right, those minis are beauties!!!
here's the link:


WOW! super cool!

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