Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hoppity, Boppity blog Hop!

Welcome Bog Family and Friends! Weren't Steph's projects just fabulous? Wow! If you are joining me for the Creative Cuts and More blog hop, you should have just arrived from Steph's blog. If you want to participate and want to start at the beginning, hop on over to Diecut Diva's blog where it starts and hit all the stops along the way!

Well, when I thought about what I am thankful for, I didn't have to think hard. My kids are one of the biggest blessings in my life. (OK....DH ranks up there too....;o) ) Terry from CC&M had a new tag album that I wanted to experiment with. I chose to do a condensed version of a mini album, as this one only has a couple of pages. I am going to set it out on the entertainment center and it will be easy to flip from one page to the other, since it doesn't have very many of those!

Terry cut the pages and the chipboard for me so I didn't have to cut the colored cardstock myself, just adhere it down. (I highly recomment the Killer Red Tacky tape...and it is a killer price too!) Then I pulled out my Making Memories paint and brushed on a thin layer around the outside edge of each page. It really made a nice contrast! I took out a Hero Arts border stamp and stamped in it. Not only did it pull some of the paint off the dark areas, it let me stamp the image on the lighter cardstock. I also used hinges on both layouts and they made great embellishments. I also used a chipboard bracket frame and stamped on it, then added Matte Effects on top of it. It made a great adhesive to stick it to the page too! The letters are rub-ons from Making Memories.


On this layout, I used two colors of Making Memories paint to add some dimension to the page. On the left page, I used Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste Blackboard chipboard and painted it with the same colors. The background was stamped with a Hero Arts word background stampe and also the flowers/flourish is from Fancy Pants (In the Garden). The rub-ons on the photo is from Pink Paislee.

This was a fun project and just reminded me how special my little treasures are! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head on back to Diecut Diva! (Be sure to check out the special coupon code. You can use it for 15% off this week at Creative Cuts & More!)

Also, be sure to come back on November 9 & 10 for a Recipe Blog hop and also another CC& M blog hop on November 13.

Thanks for stopping in!

11 comments:

mustangkayla said...

What a beautiful mini! I never thought about having it binded where you did! Great job!

Tifany said...

What a sweet project!

Joan Ervin said...

Your little album is adorable...I love all the details you added and your Kiddo's pictures are sooo cute!!!!

Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

This is a lovely book and some great photos. thanks for a fun hop.

Ali x

Jamilie said...

Love your album!

Pamela Smerker said...

super cute album Angie! You are amazing!

Rbarakat said...

What cutie pies! That mini is so pretty!

Lindsay Weirich said...

so cool Angie, love the little hinges!

connie said...

love the mini's!

Steph Zerbe said...

Very cool mini album! Love the grungy vintage feel.

Carla said...

This album looks fantastic! Love the shape and the way you bound it!