Friday, September 1, 2017

Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog Launch!


Greetings makers!  It is with great pleasure that I officially launch the first ever challenge at the Mini Album Makers Blog.  The blogosphere has been sorely lacking a challenge that focuses on book arts, but that day has ended!  Helping us celebrate our grand launch today is bookmaker extraordinaire, the one and only Seth Apter.


Seth's books are truly phenomenal and inspiring to us all!  He loves incorporating found and vintage elements in his work and does so in such clever, artistic ways.  Working on a small scale is a recurring theme throughout his pieces, but always with big impact.  He teaches classes worldwide and sells instructional DVDs through links found on his blog sidebar.  Do check those out.  Seth has graciously offered to sponsor this month's prize with the package below.  The prize includes three stamp sets and three stencils - wow!  Thank you Seth!


For more information visit Seth's social media links:


Now onto our follower's giveaway winner.  We had well over one hundred followers join us these first few weeks!  The $25 gift voucher to the Funkie Junkie Boutique goes to Margaret Misfud
Congratulations!  Please email me at teamclark@rocketmail.com to claim your prize.


Thanks to each of you for your overwhelming response thus far!  I am so pleased to have found such an amazing group of talented book artists to form our design team.  We are committed to teaching and creating community with book artists through this blog.   Without further ado, let me introduce to your the team and their beautiful work...

I hope this has whet your appetite with inspiration and you will play along with our challenge, which ends at midnight on September 30.

Our challenge follows a few simple rules:
Enter any form of handmade book, including mini albums, scrapbooks, journals and other book arts.  Our focus is on completed works, so no individual layouts or spreads that are not part of a complete handmade book.  You do not have to provide a tutorial, but we wish you would.  Feel free to use one of the DT tutorials to make your project and give proper credit where due.  No back linking allowed.  Share the love by visiting and commenting on other entries.  Please become a follower and show our team some love as well.  That's it - have fun!  One random entry will receive this month's sponsored prize.




44 comments:

  1. Yay, ready to roll!! Fantatsic project from all teamies, I can't wait to do the rounds and see all the details!!!

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  2. What a glorious sight to behold this morning, an array of fabulous creations from the DT. I'm really looking forward to watching this challenge blog grow with it's inspirational team and their makes and maybe sharing a make or two over time myself. Thank you for bringing such creativity to one happy home.
    Creative Hugs and Best wishes Tracey xx

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  3. So thrilled to be part of this exciting new adventure with this wonderful team! I look forward to seeing what everyone creates for the first challenge! Anne xx

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  4. WAUW what an awesome idea, and what a party to wake up to here this morning with all these fabulous tutorials from all these talented ladies here. Just Alisons entry seems to have diappeared, as it only says her page is not found, and when I get to her blog, there´s nothing for this challenge there? But will try a little later and see, if it shows a bit later, when she wakes up in her part of the world ha ha.
    Sooo looking forward to follow this blog and learn from all you talented girls here. I know a few of you already, but also see some new names, I´ll look more into. Thanks soo much for doing this, you really hit a spot with not much to find out there, so this is so cool. Have a great week-end now everyone.

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  5. So excited to be on this adventure with this amazing team - very much looking forward to all the pages we will be turning!
    Alison x

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  6. Good luck with your new venture! A fantastic design team assembled, looking forward to see their work and joining in xx

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  7. Good luck with this amazing new challenge blog! So exciting!

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  8. It's an honor to be part of this team, many of whom I've followed for years. Thanks to Seth for sponsoring our first blog post. He is an amazing artist and bookmaker.

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  9. What an amazing line up of talented Design Team members--most of whom I already know, but looking forward to 'meeting' the others! Looks at these amazing inspirational journals! I can't wait for time to be around to visit each on your blogs! Best wishes to you all, and especially to you, Autumn on your new venture!

    Great to see Seth as your generous sponsor! He is a fantastically talented designer with a heart of gold and heeps of inspiration.

    Big congratulations to Margaret on her win! Yippee-shopping time! So happy for you, Margaret!

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    1. Hello, Sara, my friend! I hope you enter our challenges with your amazing work!!!

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  10. Such talent in your amazing design team. I am so looking forward to learning and being inspired....Congratulations with your new venture Autumn x

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  11. Fabulous design team with fabulous creations to share. Congratulations on the launch - can't wait to participate.

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  12. An amazing DT and a fantastic new challenge!!! Huge congratulations Autumn on bringing this all together. Wishing you all a long page turning journey. Well done Margaret on your win! So pleased for you and how wonderful of Seth to sponsor this first challenge. All in all a great day! xxx

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  14. Congrats Autumn and DT members! Can't wait to challenge myself with a handmade book... The prizes for this first round are awesome...love Seth's art, he is so talented! Wishing you all the best...hugs xxx Simona

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  15. Wow!! Wow!! Wow!! I cannot believe I won!! Thank you so very much .. I am thrilled beyond words!!! So exciting to see the launch of this new Challenge. Congratulations to all the wonderful artists on the Team. Cannot wait to go and take a look at all the inspiring works!! Thank you once again for the fabulous prize .. I still can't believe my luck!!!

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  16. I see some familiar faces on the DT! I love working with books and I'm happy to find this new challenge blog!

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  17. What a fabulous new challenge! and a great DT ! I am always making mini albums and books, so will definitely be joining in. Just off to see all the wonderful inspiring albums for this launch x

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  18. AWESOME DT projects! I had no idea until now about this so YAY! Love journaling and looking forward to creating and playing. Conrats on your first challenge!

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  19. Wht wonderful and exciting news for all of us!
    sandy xx

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  20. What fabulous makes congratulations to a very talented team x

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  21. Congratulations Autumn for this exciting project! What a fabulous inspiration from the DT, let's dive into books!

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  22. Awesome works from the DT!! Great idea for a challenge blog too!

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  23. Such a great group of ladies! I am so happy to be part of the challenge team. Maybe I will even be challenged to put actual photos into one of the books I make. {giggle giggle} I cannot wait to hop around and look at all the makes!

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  24. Absolutely delighted for the whole team. Amazing artwork from you all. Very inspiring. I will try to join in too. Tracy x

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  25. Wow, what a way to start! Fantastic inspirational creations from such a talented team, looking forward to hopping around to visit them all and see the details! Ruth x

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  26. What a fabulous team!!!!
    Great announcement! and these first projects are really amazing, wow, what a way to start!
    Coco x

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  27. I congratulate Autumn and the whole team with the start of such a wonderful project! This is an amazing idea! I'm so happy to be part of the team team!

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  28. Congratulations to you, Autumn, and your team! Beautiful inspiration from all of you and it looks like you're off to a great start! Hugs :-)

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  29. What a fabulous prize package, thank you so much Seth and amazing inspiration from the DT, have to get cracking so I can join in the fun! Deb xo

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  30. How exciting. I have discovered that I need a challenge in order to create... I am not good at creating for the sake of creating... I seem to need a deadline...

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  31. Fab team Autumn! I'm now thinking about albums I could make just to join you in the challenge!

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  32. WOOHOO! I see exciting times ahead with this great idea and team!! Love all of your wonderful examples so far, very inspiring!

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  33. what an awesome challenge blog Autumn and such an impressive DT! I love little books and hope to be able to create something to join in! Julia xx

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  34. Best wishes to the amazing DT xx Such a great challenge blog Autumn and I look forward to participating and learning all about book making.

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

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  35. Great new challenge blog, love it and look forward to joining in. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  36. Congratulations on the launch Autumn! Awesome way to start with Seth sponsoring the challenge. DT peaks look fabulous! Way to go ladies! Looking forward to more.

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  37. Amazing dt makes what a great challenge too xx

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  38. What an amazing new blog and challenge, I'm still beavering away but it's all good fun, it will be finished - sometime! xx

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  39. Yippeeeeee to you all and huge congrats on this new endeavor and also to the fantabulous DT! Y'all all have outdone yourselves with these projects! Now to get the thinking cap on and maybe try this out! Hot diggity! Hugz!

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  40. Wow....I'm so glad I discovered this blog and challenge!!! I checked out the design team too and they are all so talented and creative!!! I'm looking forward to more :) Hugs...Janie

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  41. Congrats Autumn and the DT, a fab new challenge blog.
    Julie x

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  42. I'm so sorry I missed the grand opening, Autumn! Lovely makes, each and every one of them - I'll have so much fun following those links, and hope to take part some day soon!

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  43. Congrats to Autumn and all the incredible design team. A most impressive lineup indeed. Cant wait to see more and learn heaps as book making skills arent in my repertoire at all. Nicola x

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