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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Joy's Life DT Mini Book Blog Hop



Welcome to another fabulous blog hop with Joy's Life DT! 

You should be coming over from Cyndi's blog!  

This month we are trying our hand at the ever popular Mini Books! When I first saw this month's theme, I thought "Uh Oh!!" I am an ADD crafter and don't like long projects! LOL! I can do cards, gifts, etc but books just aren't my thing! But I thought well this IS a MINI book so how bad could it be? And I am always up for a challenge! ;)

So my 1st thing to do was think of a theme I wanted to do...well for some reason I already have Valentine's on the brain (I guess because at work we already have all our Valentines deco & new stamps out!) so I decided to go with Valentine's Day! And after hours of trying to look at stamps, Cricut carts, paper and ink colors...this is what I came up with!


Now 1st I want to say...I hope this is what Joy was talking about! LOL! This is what I thought "Mini Books" are! :) I used a few different stamps/sets from Joy to complete my book (I will list them at the end of this post!) I cut my hearts out from the Cricut cart Simply Charmed and on one of them I hid the "face" that was on there to have a solid heart. I used some lace ribbon all around the front & back edge for that Valentiney look! (He He! Is that a word??)

So when it came to figure out what to put IN the book...well that was a whole different story! I could NOT figure it out and thought & thought & thought...then it hit me! I could make this for my son's girlfriend for VDay and she could...put pictures in it of him & her!! YES!! Now how should I make it to where she knows its for pictures??? AHA!! Picture Frames!! And of course they HAVE to be hearts!!




TA-DA!! Now she can just sip in the pics behind the hearts! I used my Gypsy and knew I wanted a 4x4 piece of paper so I just put the heart image on there and used the negative to make my frames! :) I decorated with more fabulous stamps from Joy and some pearls & Stickles on the front and I was done! Oh and of course I bound it with my Cinch!

Here is some close ups of the super cute stamps I used...




I actually really like the way it turned out! Although I did have a hard time not trying to start something else! LOL!

Stamps used:
"Hello Sweetie" Yummy Puns
"Lucky Me..." You're So Punny
"Love You" All Around Sentiments
"You are Beautiful..." & "I <3 You" Mother/Daughter

Thanks for stopping by and now you should go to June's blog! And here is the entire line-up in case you need it! 








Laura: http://www.laurascraftsandmore.com You are HERE! :)








 Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

26 comments:

Robin said...

An awesome book! I am sure your son's girlfriend will love it!!
(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin

thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

Grannie Sharon said...

You did a great job. What a cute gift idea. I'm sure she'll love it.

DebC said...

Cute mini!
Deb C
Bugjuiced

Kimberly Jensen said...

This is so pretty and fun! I love the heart cut out for the photos! Great job!

Kimberly :)

Janet's Planet said...

love it, great gift idea! TFS Janet Royer

SiskiyouSue said...

What a great valentine! Might have to steal your idea. Thanks.

KAT said...

laura i love your album...im gonna try to 'lift' this. love the frames and pockets. perfect!

Indy said...

This is darling!

Got2BCrafting said...

Great job on the mini Laura! I really like those cut out hearts frames, and the double dot paper is one of my favs!! :)
Lori

DandyDo said...

Super cute mini!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Fabulous, for your first you did an outstanding job!!! Love it :)
DT sister: Staci
pmsm0412 at gmail dot com

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your album is so cute!
bbiswabic@new.rr.com

Chelle said...

How cute to make the frames an actual part of the book!! Very creative thinking, IMHO! I so love those 3-D like conversation heart shapes& your choice of paper is PERFECT for this project! Nicely done! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

Joy said...

Laura,
First, I'd like to say that this is EXACTLY what I was talking about when it came to mini albums. LOL! :) Your design of it just blew me away. You did an outstanding job! It's so creative the choice you made to create heart frames for your son's girlfriend. What a GREAT GIFT! Thanks for being part of the Mini Book Blog Hop!
Super Hugs,
~Joy~

quilt4fun2 said...

You did a great job creating a mini album that's perfect for adding photos to.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Pat N. said...

I don't know how you exactly made those cut-out heart frames, but it's fabulous! So easy for your son's girlfriend to slip in a photo. Very cool! And it's such a sweet album!

Patty B said...

Wonderful book, Laura! I love the conversation hearts on the cover and throughout. This is going to be a wonderful gift!! :)

Sue D said...

This is such a sweet album and perfect gift for your son's girlfriend.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

What a great mini! I love the lace and how you used the negatives for your pages!

Stacey
http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

Awesome book!!

jennyplace2 said...

Such a lovely mini album filled with love! Adorable!

Megan Aaron said...

so cute!

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your mini-book! So SWEET!

June Houck said...

Laura, this is so sweet! perfectly bound and wonderful sentiments :)

Maria Matter said...

totally adorable Laura!
I almost made one very similar to this,great minds and all...
hugs & blessings

Maria said...

Nice mini album. TFS

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