Thursday, July 22, 2010

SOS Christmas in July Blog Hop and Blog Candy

Welcome to the Scrap Our Stash Christmas in July Blog Hop. If you did not come here from Wendy's Blog then I suggest you start at the beginning of the hop at Scrap Our Stash so you can go back and follow the blog hop in order. This will allow you to discover the secret phrase which will make you eligible for the grand prize. All the details for the grand prize will be posted at the SOS blog. You don't want to miss it. To have a chance to win the grand prize you will have to figure out a secret phrase... Here's a little hint, my secret word in never.

Now on to my project. I have decided to make a chipboard mini tag Christmas album. I love to work on mini albums for a couple reasons; they can be done quite quickly, easy to use one paper pack for simple matching and I can print out wallet size photos to easily display on my album. You wouldn't believe how much I paid for this album... I am almost too embarrassed to tell you. hhmm Ok Ok I paid..... 10 cents. Yes, you heard me correctly. It came with 5 chipboard pages but I added an extra page to make it look nicer. I purchased it at Michaels a couple weeks ago. I thought they were a dollar and when the cashier rang it up she said "yep still 10 cents." I went back and bought 10 more for a total of 20. What a Deal! They make great teacher gifts and birthday presents.


First off, I chose My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter glitter holiday paper pack. I love these papers! After tracing each side of the pages, I proceeded to cut them out. I attached the paper to one side of each tag with Zip Dry glue then sanded the edges for a clean finish. Next, I punched the ring hole with my crop-a-dile so I will then know where to punch when I put the paper on the other side. I finished adhering the paper on the opposite side, sanded the edges and punched the ring hole again. On the cover, I decided to add the sentiment "Merry Christmas." The sentiment and stamped frame are from {Ippity} stamp set Season's of Joy. I used a glue pad and topped it off with green flock. It was the first time I used flock and I loved it. I also used misc ribbon, buttons and embellishments to complete this Christmas mini.



Now for BLOG CANDY! Become a follower of my blog to be entered into a random drawing and for an added chance to win, leave me a comment about your latest mini, include a link if you have one. The winner will receive my Christmas Mini Album and a set of {Ippity} stamps called Faith Blooms. I will post the winner Monday, July 26. I hope you all enjoy the hop! Please visit the very talented AMY and don't forget to collect your secret words along the way for a chance to win the grand prize at Scrap Our Stash.




To purchase {Ippity} stamps go to I Have {Ippity} In My Korner! How About You?



23 comments:

Tere said...

Kimmarie, you are so right, those mini albums are so fun to make and fast!
I love this cute one you made!

I also love the look of your blog!

bubbamommy said...

I am in the process of trying to create a mini album with my kids' school pictures in it. However, not coming along as well as I would like. Love your mini album!!!

Corey W. said...

hey I did a mini! star shaped for RSC not too long ago - not sure if I have it linked anywhere but if I do I'll come back with it!

your album is great!!!

Pink Cricut said...

So cute! I love making these with or for my 5 year old daughter--then she can fill them out! :) TFS
www.pinkcricut.com

Betty said...

Love your mini tag album!!! I recently completed a Gingerbread man mini album also purchased from Michael's. I love how it came out and plan to put pics of the grandkids baking Cookies this year.

Judy said...

I love your mini tag album. I have never made a mini album. It is on my todo list.

Lara said...

That's a great mini album...really cute!

Laurie Marmon said...

very cute! :)

Wendy K. said...

This is so super cute! And what a great steal, I mean DEAL! I'm sure you will have lots of fun putting the rest together.

Tina said...

I love this album. Great Job!

Mandy Hornbuckle said...

So cute!! I don't know that I've ever actually made a mini! Guess I'll have to try that!

Amanda said...

Love this album! I am working a travel mini album for our latest trip to NYC.

CreativeChretin said...

Cute mini album! I love the paper collection you used!

Rach H said...

Great blog candy!!! Love the mini album and the stamps!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

Well, I haven't made any mini album in over two years it was 4 x 6 photo album of all grandkids pictures for my mom. This certainly inspire me to do another one. I love the christmas mini you did. I'm thinking of doing a picture book for my daughter. This certainly inspire me. Thank for sharing.

scrappy77 said...

Wow what a great deal you got!! Love this album too!!
Monica

Kath said...

Cute mini album! Might have to run to M's and see if ours has them. My most recently mini album was of a wine tasting tour we did with friends in VA. I used an acrylic front and back, and cardstock inside. Shaped like a bottle of wine. Sorry I can't find a pic of it just now.

Joni Parker said...

Kimmmarie this is really cool...I may have to hit Michaels on my way home to see if I can score like you did!!

Scrap Our Stash Challenge said...

This is super cute - what a great way to be able to use lots of pictures - by printing them in wallet size. I may just have to do this.

Later,
Kathy

Ren-Yi said...

this is just so fun. i love how this is time-sensitive project but came out still so lovely. no quality was sacrificed here. tfs.

Froggy530 said...

I am in the process of creating a paper bag mini album. I know they've been around forever but they are new to me. I just heard about them and wanted to give it a shot. It's cute so far!

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

Such a gorgeous mini album!

Brittney said...

Your mini is so cute!