Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Blog Hop {The Twinery & Ruby Rock-It}

The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from Ro Philippsen'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 a Solid Twine Sampler Pack (retail value $30).
And check out what Ruby Rock-It is giving away: 
The Details:
Leave a comment on each blog along the hop. {Please include your e-mail address.}
Blog comments close on Friday, July 12th at 11:59pm (Eastern). The winners will be announced on The Twinery's blog and the Ruby Rock-It blog on Monday, July 15th.

The Project:
I was inspired by the Pockets in Ruby Rock-It's Carnival Queen collection and thought they would be perfect for a mini album.
And yes...I did an Easter album with a carnival-themed collection.
Sometimes I just can't follow the rules. ;o)
As always The Twinery's twine is the perfect way to accent - I used Buttercream and Solid Caribbean for this album.
I used the flap from each of the pockets for binding the album together and left the rest of the pocket-area open, which created a lot of space for pictures. (I have 17-18 photos in the album, with plenty of additional room for journaling.) 
I created a band (from the Sunshine paper) to keep the pages together and then tied on some twine to give it an extra pop of color.
I used the cut outs in the pockets to highlight a few pictures and then on the remaining areas I placed additional photos or decorative cards. I also did a bit of embellishing on the pages using the Pocket stickers and Project Card die cuts from the collection.
Thanks for stopping by today!

The Next Stop:
Linda Kretz's blog

Twine: The Twinery (Buttercream, Solid Caribbean);
Patterned Paper: Ruby Rock-It (
Carnival Queen Collection: Sunshine Paper); 
Other: Ruby Rock-It (Carnival Queen Collection: Project Cards - die cuts and cardsPockets - pockets, cards, and stickers);
Stickers: American Crafts (Thickers: Delight Fabric Letter Stickers - White);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors, Round N Round Squeeze Punch - Medium); We R Memory Keepers (Crop-A-Dile); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);


Kathy Skou said...

Such a beautiful mini tiffany! Love the sunburst paper as your cover for the Easter theme!

Cindy S. said...

WOW!! I love how I thought this was a tag at first! FABU!

Maria said...

I love your mini. What great colors

Lorus! said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the colors and the album and its sleeve are so cute!

TJ Butler said...

WOW, oh, WOW - love this mini!! You did an amazing job and it looks fantastic!
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Teresa Zuehls said...

I must say the carnival themed paper sure made a wonderful Easter album! :)

Nicole McNamara said...

That's an amazing mini album! I love it! And I agree, the twine gives it a perfect pop of colour!
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Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

Super cute, Tifany, love how you used the flaps for the binding!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Brilliant idea! Love your use of the candy pastel colours for an Easter mini!

Tigerberry said...

Tifany, I like the album and your use of the pockets. The Carnival Queen has some great colors too.

Jean Bullock said...

How creative you are! The mini album looks great.

Robin B. said...

What a cute mini album, thank you for sharing!

Kelly Guercio said...

Great mini, love the designs!

Sue D said...

I like the pretty colors of this Easter album.
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liana suwandi said...

i love the mini!

Anonymous said...

forget the rules... this is awesome! the colours are perfect for easter!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL mini album Tifany - the colours are so pretty and I love your cover - that is my favourite from this collection!!!

Thank you for sharing your clever idea of using the pockets to make your mini - I look forward to trying it soon :)

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{VICKI} said...

LOVE your mini!

Rhonda said...

Very cute mini album! Thanks

Caryn S said...

Clever little mini! Again, loving the colors.

le petit piaf said...

Nice mini album - love it!!!

Beckie said...

What a cute project