Thursday, November 29, 2012

Now and Then Mini by Yvonne Blair

 Hi everyone!  I hope each and every one of you had a very happy Thanksgiving!  It is so crazy to be in the full swing of the Holiday season again! It sure doesn't feel as though a whole year has passed, lol.  
Today I am sharing this fun mini featuring Now and Then!  This line is amazing. The colors are gorgeous.
I plan to use this book to highlight some everyday memories.  Things that we tend to overlook and take for granted.  You know what I'm talking about.  Those everyday moments like a stop in to Starbucks, an afternoon you snuck away for a girl's lunch, those little moments that kind of get lost in the shuffle of this very busy time of the year.  Just in case you want to make one to...I have directions for you.  
Chipboard 5 ½ x 8 ½ cover with-
Now and Then Floral (a) 8 ½ x 12
Now and Then Wood Grain (b) 1 ½ x 8 ½ 
Now and Then Words (a) 2 x 8 
Embellish as seen in photo.
 Page 1:
Now and Then  Damask 6 ½  x 10
Fold in half to become a page 6 ½ x 5 pocket page.
 Page 2:
Now and Then Collage (a) 8 x 12 
Score at 4 ¾, fold…there will be a piece left over, then fold that piece back as a flap.
Embellish as seen in picture.
Page 3:
Now and Then Floral (a) 7 x 8
Fold to become 3 ½ x 8, adhere on top and bottom…open edge will become pocket. 
Now and Then Words to 4 ¼ x 6 ½ will become insert for pocket.

 Page 4:
Now and Then Words 8 x 10, fold in half to become 8 x 5 which will become a pocket.
Embellish as seen in picture.
Page 5: 
Now and Then Wood Grain 5 x 12.  Score at 7” and fold up to create pocket, then fold down small amount to become flap.  Embellish as seen in picture 
 Page 6:
Now and Then Red Flower (a) 8 x 10, fold in half to create a pocket.
Now and Then Newsprint 4 x 5 to embellish front side.
Now and Then Floral (a) 3 ½ x 8.  Fold in half to create pocket on back side of page 6.
Page 7:
Now and Then Newsprint 7 x 12, score at 4 ½ and 9, fold to create pocket and flap. 

Page 8:
Now and Then Work 8 x 7 ½, score at 5” and fold over to create flap
Back Cover: 
Chipboard 5 ½ x 8 ½ Cover with Now and Then “Bee” on both sides.
To put the book together I used the Cinch.  Love this easy to use!  

I hope this will inspire you to create something to help you remember those everyday moments that seem to get lost in the shuffle at times.  Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Yvonne, your book is gorgeous!! I love all the pockets and tabs!

  2. You used the cinch, I saw a demo on it and it squished the wire into an egg shape. Do you ever have that problem? I am loving the pockets to tuck away photos! Great project.

    1. Thank you...I'm a pocket lover too. Love to have extra places to stick stuff, wink. I have not had any problems with the cinch. I would suggest that you make sure your o-wires are sitting correctly. If they are not it can lead to that egg shape problem. Good luck.

  3. Gorgeous! I have a question...I bout the TC mega runner and need to get refill. Where can I get one?


    1. Thank you. I know we carry the refills at She Scrapbooks, but if your not local you can get it at Here is the link.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I love all the interactive pieces here!!

    1. Thank you Abigail! I love books that have little hidden and interactive pieces too. I think we all sometimes have journaling or pictures to add that we might not want everyone to see. So glad you stopped by!

  5. Your book is gorgeous! I love all the pockets too!

    1. Thanks Suzanne! I can't wait to get this one filled up! wink.

  6. This is just gorgeous and I hope you don't mind if I lift it?? I just got in the Now and Then collection over the weekend. I can't wait to play with it!

    1. Hi Renee! I would love for you to make it! You just made my day! Hope you have fun. The Now and Then line is awesome!


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