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August 05, 2014

Make Minis with the Lovely Botanical Tea and By the Sea

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Today is a lovely day to share albums! We really have some beauties to share with you this fine Tuesday. There's a brilliant Botanical Tea notebook by the talented Nadya Lifa. Then, Donna Espiritu shares a By the Sea mini and tutorial perfect for those summer photos! Sit back, relax, and enjoy today's inspiration!

First, let's see Nadya's beautiful creation!

"Notebooks, notebooks, notebooks... I just love them so much! They need anytime, everywhere, because our life is running and all that we can - keep and record the moments with photo, video and with words! I love doing different notebooks, I especially love to create beautiful inside details and to create a cover. Of course, I again used the favorite Botanical Tea collection ! It is so beautiful that it is difficult to break away!)))" ~Nadya

Botanical Tea notebook

Botanical Tea notebook

We adore how Nadya incorporates fabric into her designs. How amazing!

Botanical Tea notebook

Botanical Tea notebook

Botanical Tea notebook

Botanical Tea notebook

Supply List

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 12x12 Pad

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Banners
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Flowers

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stickers

Graphic 45 Cling Stamp Botanical Tea 2

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Tim Holtz brads
Tim Holtz Typo Sharms

Prima Typo Zippers


Shabby ribbon


Many of us are holding onto those days of summer, and this By the Sea mini by Donna is just perfect to keep those treasured memories. Enjoy her tutorial below and create your own!




Check out How to Create a Summer-Themed Tag Mini-Album by Donna Espiritu on Snapguide.  


Donna's By the Sea Mini Album Snapguide Tutorial




Supply List

Graphic 45 "By the sea" papers
Graphic 45 "By the sea" chipboards
"Graphic 45 "By the sea" cardstock stickers
Distress ink (brushed corduroy)
Real sea shells
Inkssentials craft tags


Beautiful mini albums just make our day. Many thanks to Nadya and Donna. What about you, G45ers? Will you try the tutorial above? We hope you have a great Tuesday and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!


Happy Mini-Making,

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Fantabulous Albums! ! !

Love mini albums.

Amazing albums! I certainly will try the tutorial. Such a lovely present for a friend.

Beautiful and fun.

I love mini albums, and these are terrific.

WAUW such amazing albums here today. I´m blown away with the beauty from these girls all the time, and today is just the same.

Just stunning!!!!!! I love seeing you you creative people make!!!!!!

Such serendipity! I am using the Botanical Tea papers right now to make a baby album for a little girl! The colors are perfect for a little girl's baby album, plus lots of flowers! The finished album will look very similar to Nadya's album:) And, now I've found a great use for my remaining By-the-Sea collection, thanks Donna!

Beautiful projects!

Beautiful, sigh-worthy projects, Nadya Lifa's so graceful and refined yet sturdily made and useful, and Donna Espiritu's with a salty dash of vintage summer nostalgia. Thank you :-)

Lovely minis...thanks for the tutorial.

Graphic 45 designers always offer the best inspiration projects! Thanks for the morning creativity lift!

Love these designs thank you

Beautiful mini albums!
Carla from Utah

Love both the albums! I'm a sucker for anything G45, add mini albums and I'm hooked!!

Gorgeous Ladies! Every time I look at these creations on here, I just want to drop everything and start making! Do you think the family would mind if they didn't get Dinner tonight? ;)

Donna's album is beautiful! Would love a tutorial from Nadya for her incredible book!! LOVELOVELOVE!

Botanical Tes is such a lovely paper collection! By The Sea is just too much fun to ignore. Love seaside themes. Wonderful projects for today. I think I'll give that folio style mini a try.

The albums are beautiful and thank you for the tutorial! I love these collections and they are both awesome!

Wonderful creative projects!! Love the Mini.

I love the pink gingham notebook! And the card is so cool. Your DT amazes me every day.

WONDERFUL projects!

I am already well into making my own "By the Sea" Tag album !! Thanks for the inspiration....my niece will love this when she returns from Myrtle Beach !!

Great mini albums, each is very different from the other but they are both equally charming.

Such sweet projects! Love tag books!

Beautiful. i love mini albums and the pink and white gingham mini is so adorable. The By the Sea album is so much fun for summer at the beach.

What beautiful albums! Thank you for sharing.

Какие талантливые девочки! Миник Нади-шедевр!!!

Charming mini's!

This is such a beautiful album. I would love to see a tutorial on how she made this. I am especially in love with the fabric cover.

Nadias book is stunning. I love the use of fabric on the cover. It makes such a difference. Im very tactile and have to touch everything, I know I would enjoy receiving such a beauty! And made with one of my favorite paper lines too!!!
Donnas By the Sea book is adorable. The line is so versatile. Very nice!!! Thank you for the tutorial, I love seeing how all these lovely books are made!!!!

What a beautiful notebook Nadya created!
And I love the mini tag album, with the variety of pockets she did.

Have just come from watching video for mini albums so couldn't be more relevant!
Beautiful Botanical Tea, so soft & pretty.
Tyfs. Need the Typography collection this week to make my 1st ever mini!!😃

Two very different projects. Both equally beautiful and creative. Love all the options and variety!!

Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! fabulous projects, especially the Notebook, Nadya has created a 'Work of Art' !!!!!

AWESOME projects, thank you for sharing.

Amazing stuff! xxx

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