Born to be an Adventurer

I had a lot of fun making the second folio project that was offered free by Younique Scrapbooking Store in May. I decided to focus this project on some of the beautiful camping adventures Sean and Tanis have had over the past few years.

Front of Folio

This entire project was completed using black cardstock, 3 sets of magnets, the paper pack collection of Echo Park’s “Little Lumber JACK” patterned paper, stickers and chipboard accents, ribbon, and a tree from a chipboard collection by Scrapaholics, called “Snowy Trees”. The title “Born to be an Adventurer” was completed using American Crafts “Comfort” thickers. Two sets of magnets hold the right flap firming in place to close the folio.

Opened Folio

When the folio opens, it reveals lots of hidden treasures. On the left is an accordion style picture gallery that can hold up to 9 photos. It is held closed with ribbon of your choice. The main body of the folio is also held closed by a flap with a magnet (bottom centre).

Accordion Fold Out – Side A – Holds up to 5 Photos
Accordion Fold Out – Side A – Continued
Accordion Fold Out – Side B – Holds Up to 4 Photos

When the main flap of the inside folio is opened, it reveals a waterfall of pictures, with plenty more opportunity to add more photos, notes or memorabilia. This little folio just keeps giving and giving!

Waterfall Reveal
Waterfall 2
Waterfall 3
Waterfall 4
Waterfall 5
Waterfall 6
Waterfall 7

There are so many ways to use this special portfolio, and I’m sure there will be another one in my future. I’m very excited to send this special project out west to my son and his fiance! I hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it for them.

You can find the videos to make this project on the Younique Scrapbook Store Facebook page. There are two video’s to watch to complete the project. Wishing you fun in the creative journey!

Happy Mother’s Day 2020

Folio Cover

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there! We’ve never had a Mother’s Day quite like this one. I’m very fortunate – my daughter Lindsay lives right across the street, but COVID restrictions mean we have not been able to get close or hug each other in two months now. So near, yet so far! I’m counting my blessings, I’m very lucky that I can see her in person and her beautiful family, I just have to keep my distance.

On Friday night, I participated in a FREE online class offered by Heather, owner of Younique Scrapbook Store. She walked us through the construction of the beautiful portfolio seen above. As I started putting it together, I decided it would make a beautiful Mother’s Day gift for Lindsay. She had recently sent me about 30 pictures of the kids covering the first month of our lock down.

You can find Heather’s video here: Be sure to watch the last two video’s posted as there’s info on each one for this project.


When you open up the folio, it contains multiple flip sections to add lots of pictures, personal notes or embellishments. The video will also show how to add a small pocket to the inside flap (bottom flap in the picture), but I chose to forgo this to write a note to my daughter. I used papers and stickers from Carta Bella’s Spring Market collection to make this project. I do recommend you utilize stickers or embellishments within the folio that are flat to the page. This will be important if you want your folio to close up properly when completed.

Here’s a close up on the cover where I added my title using the “Comfort” line of thickers. I also added 3 delicate butterflies from Prima Flowers “Wild + Free” collection. In the video you will see two options for closing your folio. I chose to use magnets to hold the cover pieces together.

Cover Closeup

Here’s a tour of the remaining pages within this folio. I can guarantee I will be making more of these – the possibilities are endless – birthdays, anniversaries, vacations, thank you gifts…. I wonder what my next one will be? Thanks again Heather, this was a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!

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