Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Blog Hop {The Twinery & My Little Shoebox}



The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from Monique Liedtke's blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
If you aren't already a follower, I'd love to have you follow my blog!

If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at The Twinery's blog.

The Prizes:
The Twinery is giving away 4 SPOOLS of their fabulous twine! ($20 retail value).
Be sure to check the My Little Shoebox blog to see what they are giving away. 

The Details:
Leave a comment on each blog along the hop.
Blog comments close on Sunday, June 24th at 11:59pm (EDT) and the winners will be announced on The Twinery's blog and the My Little Shoebox blog.

The Project:
I will be the first to admit that I am not a scrapbooker.
Sure, I have created layouts before, but scrapbooking just isn't my thing.
I have recently started enjoying making mini albums, but there are still some products made specifically for layout makers that don't necessarily translate for card makers (or mini album makers) - mainly due to their size.
One of those things is journaling cards.
I love the 12x12 sheets with a fun arrangement of journaling cards, but they are generally too large to incorporate into journaling spots for the small size albums that I prefer to make.

For this project, I decided to take the journaling cards from the Happy Go Lucky collection from My Little Shoebox and use them as the pages of my mini album. They are a great size for mini album pages and provide a great space for journaling about the pictures.
{I guess journaling *is* what they were intended for after all...}
I finished my mini album by adding accents using Cappuccino, Caribbean, Honeydew, and Blossom twine from The Twinery. I love how just a little touch of twine can add fun dimension and interest to an otherwise flat project.

Thanks for stopping by today!

This is the last stop for today, but be sure to start back again tomorrow at the My Little Shoebox blog!


Supplies:
Patterned Paper: My Little Shoebox (Happy Go Lucky: Out and About);
Twine: The Twinery (Cappuccino, Caribbean, Honeydew, Blossom);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors, 1/8" Circle Hand Punch); We R Memory Keepers (Crop-A-Dile);

Other: Sparco (3/4" Book Rings); 

46 comments:

ginnye said...

I love mini albums and your is super cute!!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Oh my, this is so cute!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Aren't mini's just so fun?? This is cute!!

Susan Martin said...

You really did a great little mini album. They are fun to do aren't they!! Thanks for sharing!!


Susan
http://scrapathousandwords.blogspot.com

Margie said...

Beautiful mini album, I love it!

ScrappyRae10 said...

Very nice!!!!!!!! Super cute!

Robyn Schaub said...

So cute! And great idea, too!

KellyG said...

Great mini!

Carolyn King said...

Great idea to use the journaling blocks for a little mini album!

Miriam Prantner said...

Totally adorable. Love those sweet papers and the little twine bows. Great job!

hopefulcrafter said...

Great mini album, I just love the cover, you did a great job on this!

Laura said...

What an adorable mini-album!! Love it!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Cute accent on the pages.

Sharon Roselli said...

love your little mini album! so fun and summer time.

Karen Diebolt said...

Very cute album

Stampin Cats said...

What a cute album.

Linda said...

cute quick idea

Tigerberry said...

The Happy Go Lucky kids on the front are adorable. Cute project.

Kathy Skou said...

Such a cute mini! Love it!

2LilPrincesses said...

adorable!!! love all these creations!!

Candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Karen L said...

This mini album is so adorable and what a wonderful suggestion to use the journaling cards for pages!

Mucki said...

cute little album

Mucki said...

cute little album

InezbyDesign said...

I really like your album. I like how the pages are different sizes..that is so cool. Nice colours.

Carla said...

Another cute project. Thanks for sharing.

Carla from Utah

IrishPippi said...

Super cute mini album! Love that the pages are different sizes.

Julie S. said...

Great mini. TFS.

Sue D said...

Great idea to use the journaling cards to make an album!

loly borda said...

Cute mini!
TFS
Loly Borda

julie e said...

What cute projects

Pat K said...

Such an adorable mini album! Love your work!

Carol said...

Great blog hop, such gorgeous projects!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Ann M said...

Cute mini!

Kelly Jean said...

I really love this idea! I don't really like doing 12x12 layouts either. Thanks for sharing.

Carol E said...

Your mini album is just adorable, thank you so much for sharing it.

Jen said...

Great job on your mini!!

kissmyjen at gmail.com
justcreativeme.blogspot.com

Cynthia B. said...

Looks like a great mini - thanks so much for sharing your lovely work on this hop!

tampatha said...

mini albums are awesome! Great job with this! soon you'll be doing full layouts and full albums ;)

Kelly said...

Adorable mini album! :)

Vanessa said...

I just love mini albums.

Angel said...

the Go Lucky collection is just so sweet! and the twine just adds the added touch to it. Gorgeous!

Romy said...

This is such a sweet and beautiful mini album. I like the MLS papers - they have such cute patterns on them.

Angi said...

Super creative idea!

Jennifer Scull said...

such a sweet album! fun! :)

Monika Wright said...

Such a fun mini, Tifany!

Phazereyes said...

Very cute album, thanks for sharing :-)