Monday, July 13, 2009

Welcome to the Creative Cuts and More Blog hop!

Welcome to the CC&M blog hop! If you haven't arrived from the Chrissy's blog, you'll want to hop back there and check out the important information that is there!

I am excited to be able to post my project. I have been working on this little (6x6 chipboard album) for a while. It is a birthday album (yep...it fits right into the birthday theme of this blog hop...imagine that!) and is all done out of the Basic Grey paper from the Two Scoops line. I integrated the number nine into the album because that is how old my daughter turned this year! The Happy Birthday letters are die cuts from the Upper Block font. If you are interested in any of the fonts here, contact Terry at CC&M for details! Also, the ice cream cone is cut from metallic (rose) paper and shaded with a Rouge Cat Eye ink pad. The cherry on top of the ice cream cone? Doodlebug adhesive jewels. Yum!
This layout has several fun things I want to point out. First, the scroll/flourish rub-ons are from Basic Grey also. The tag is a library pocket and tag combo. I like to add those in my mini albums, and for those of you who have visited my blog before...you probably already know that! I used a Fiskars Border punch to create the lace looking edge on the pocket. Also, the brown nameplate is a diecut too.
Here I used a scalloped frame in metallic paper and used my circle punch to cut the circle to go inside of it. I used a cupcake stamp and a Happy Birthday stamp to embellish this page. The hinge on the top left of the album page can be found here. On the bottom right, I traced a number nine and painted it in with Wintergreen Shimmerz. I must say that every nine-year-old needs more shimmer!
The Happy Birthday is cut from the Recess font, and the pink cupcake is a die cut too.

I adhered the Library pocket to this page and blingedthe cupcake up with a bit of glitter! (After all, we are talking about an album for a nine-year-old!!)I also added a Basic Grey rub-on and some American Crafts ribbon to decorate it up! The letters that spell nine are cut from the Girly Girl font.
The swirl on the bottom left is one I fussy cut from some Two Scoops paper and the scalloped frame was cut from Pearlescent Florette paper. The ice cream cone was cut from brown and pink velvet paper. The Rouge cat eye ink added depth to the ice cream cone top.

And here, I used the Happy Birthday cut from Girly Girl and then added some Diamond Glaze to add some gloss to the letters. The flourishes down the center of the page is an Autumn Leaves stamp that I used with pink ink. It sure looks a lot like the pink flourishes of the Two Scoops paper! I couldn't have asked for a better match!

Please come back later in the week to see a few more photos of this album. I took a picture of all pages and would love to share a few more with you. But before you go, I have some exciting news! CC&M is releasing two new card kits! Each kit has enough product to make 12 cards! wowza! One kit is a Birthday Boy kit and the other is a Birthday Girl kit. Each kit is only $26.99, but it has $30 worth the product in it. Also, CC&M is offering an add-on kit that includes some Doodlebug Birthday stamps. For some extra savings, (a special offer for our blog hoppers) save 15% by using the coupon code: birthdaydt0915 at the CC&M store.

Now it's time to head on over to Carla's blog and see what birthday surprises she has there! Be sure to come back later in the week though and see those last photos of my birthday album! Thanks for stopping, I mean hopping by!

22 comments:

ashjoy said...

Cute mini's.

Chrissy D said...

WOW! This is a BEAUTIFUL Birthday album!!! WHat a great gift! TFS!

Pamela Smerker said...

What an adorable mini album all ready for pictures. Very well done Angie, I love it!

Dawn said...

love it!! how fun to get this for a gift!

Carla said...

This album is truly awesome, Angela! You did a smashing job here!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

What gorgeous colors!

mustangkayla said...

First of all, the monkeys on your blog are too darn cute! Love them! Cute mini, I'm such a mini fan at the moment! You did a fantastic job on it!

Holly said...

This is a gorgeous album! I love the papers and colors and embellishments you used.

Kim Ross said...

I was lucky enough to see this in person, and it's AWESOME! Great work, as usual, Angie!

Carol's Crops said...

I love the colors! My four year old would love an album like this. Great work!

Gloria said...

You do lovely work

Sandi said...

Beautiful work!

Eva said...

Beautiful album!

Lindsay Weirich said...

Hi Angie, You rock thie mini albums, love this one with all the pockets!

Lila H said...

OMG!!! This mini album is FANTASTIC!!! I love all the little details. Thanks for pointing out all the little features and specialty items - gorgeous!

Rbarakat said...

Cute album!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

LOVE the album. It's going to be a big hit. Can't wait to see more!

Ceal said...

great mini album TFS

ellen s. said...

cute cute cute!

connie said...

cute mini album. Love how you used the age throughout the album.

KanataNewf said...

Love the album! Gives me a great idea for a friend's birthday that will soon be here!

Anonymous said...

Love your colors!

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