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Friday, December 3, 2010

Scrap-Mart Holiday Blog Hop

It's FINALLY here!!! Can you believe it?!

Welcome to the First Annual Scrap-Mart.com Blog Hop! If you are just joining in please go to the Scrap-Mart blog to start from the beginning. There are 31 blogs participating in the hop and you will find some great prizes along the way. You must comment on THAT blog post to be eligible to win that prize. There are also some Grand Prizes posted on the Scrap-Mart blog. You must comment on EVERY blog throughout the hop to be eligible for the Grand Prizes. Comments will remain open until midnight CST on Sunday, December 5th. Winners will be chosen at random for each individual prize and will be announced on the Scrap-Mart blog on Friday, December 10th. You may only win once. We'd like to thank our sponsors for generously donating all the prizes for this hop: Making Memories, Spellbinders, JustRite Stampers, Sizzix, Heartfelt Creations, Lifestyle Crafts, The Stamps of Life, Boss Kut, Unity Stamps, October Afternoon, Copic, Silhouette America.

I am typically NOT a mini album kind of girl. I usually scrap 12x12 layouts...sometimes single page, single photo sometimes double page, multi photo. Just depends. But, I decided to make a mini album for our Christmas pictures this year. I also wanted to incorporate the wish lists from all of my kids. So, I decided to make an envelope mini album. To make things easy on me, I let my Big Shot Pro do the work for me. I used the A6 Scallop Envelope Die to cut out two felt envelopes and 4 cardstock envelopes.

I used the felt envelopes for the outside covers. For the front, I added the Scrap-Mart Exclusive Spellbinders OvalSquare Label and topped it off with the tree and Santa and Reindeer peeker which are all Boss Kut files. I added some chipboard Thickers for the year at the bottom.

I added some paper and ribbon to the inside cover and used a smaller Scrap-Mart Exclusive OvalSquare Label as a tab to open the flap of the envelope. The sentiment on the label is from an October Afternoon stamp set. The next page is Shelby's envelope. I added some paper on the inner part then used a mixture of Sassafras Lass Glitter Alphas, a Jillibean Soup Number Sprout and some October Afternoon Mini Market Ledger alpha stickers to create her title. I hand wrote her ONE wish on the inside flap of her envelope.

On the back of Shelby's page, I added some paper and hand-gathered ribbon topped off with more stamps from October Afternoon. For Brian's envelope, I followed the same basic steps by adding paper to the inside and decorating the flap. This time, I added some ornaments that were stamped with Heartfelt Creations Ornament Medallions stamps then cut out with their Exclusive Spellbinders Holly Ornament die. They were topped off with some gold cording and "hung" from the top of the flap. For his title, I used more Sassafras Lass Glitter Alphas and October Afternoon Mini Market Ledger stickers and cut the 'merry' using my Slice and the Noel design card.

For Brian's wish list, I wrote it on a Jillibean Soup Sprout and adhered it to a cardstock tag that I could tuck inside his envelope.

For Seth's envelope, I cut various shapes and sizes of snowflakes (found in my Gazelle software) using my Gazelle and glitter cardstock and "sprinkled" them on the flap. Then I added a larger one to the inside with some mittens hanging from it. I used more October Afternoon Mini Market Ledger alphas for his name (LOVE those things ;).

I added one more large snowflake to the inside top of the flap and stamped and cut out the snowman from my October Afternoon stamps and adhered him the the bottom corner. Seth's wish list was written on a Jillibean Soup Sprout and tucked inside the envelope.

The back of Seth's page was finished off with a pocket for photos and some crinkled ribbon and a snowflake. For the front and back of Cody's envelope I used papers from October Afternoon's Report Card collection. Yup, sure did. Cody LOVES deer so I thought it would be fun to make a slider on the flap of his envelope. I followed the tutorial found HERE and just altered it to fit my project. The deer image was in my Gazelle software and I topped the page off with a large fabric coverd button and ribbon. For his page title, I used more Sassafras Lass Glitter Alphas, half a Jillibean Soup Sprout and you guessed it, October Afternoon Mini Market Ledger alphas. ;)

I added a Jillibean Soup Kraft tag and some American Crafts Remarks stickers to the back of Cody's envelope. This will make a great spot for some added journaling and pics from Christmas day. For the last page I added the same paper and ribbon as on the front and topped it off with a Melissa Frances frame and Making Memories mini alpha stickers for my 'family time'. All of the pockets have or will have photo mats where I can stick the pictures of the kids with their gifts. And the covers will hold general family photos. The book was bound with my Cinch Bindery Tool and 1 1/2" wired.

I am THRILLED with how my book turned out! And, it just may be the start of a new addiciton...mini books! hehehe ;)

Okay, well, if you've hung in there with me for this long, thank you! Now, I have some PRIZES to give away!!! Yeah! Boss Kut has graciously donated some wonderful prizes for you guys! Here's the list:

2 winners will receive 1 cd with 25 BossKut digital shapes
2 winners will receive 1 cd with all of the new digital Framette and Florette shapes
1 winner will receive a package of BossKuts line of Christmas dies (actual dies for manual die cutters)
2 winners will receive the 5 new Framette and Florette dies (actual dies for manual die cutters)

Now how's that for some great prizes??!! All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment on THIS post! That's it! I will pick the 7 random winners and announce them on the Scrap-Mart blog on Friday, December 10th. Now remember, to be eligible to win any of the GRAND PRIZES you MUST leave a comment on ALL 31 blogs throughout the hop.

Feel free to email me at katie@scrap-mart.com if you have any questions!! Thanks for joining us for our first annual Holiday Blog Hop!

Your next stop for Christmas inspiration is Angela Barkhouse.

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Suzanne C said...

Fabulous mini album!

Olga said...

WOWZERS!!! This ROCKS! Love it, you have really created a master piece!

Lori said...

WOW...what a lot of work...and it paid off so well. Adorable.

Cassie said...

WOWZA, Katie! That is one awesome mini album! It's absolutely perfect :D

Anonymous said...

love your book

wendy said...

love your book

HappyCrafter said...

What a fabulous project, so love all the pull out and interesting bits and pieces! Thank you for the inspiration!!

Shirley said...

stunning album!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable mini album, I am sure it will hold many dear memories, thank you for sharing.
jman4@comcast.net

Joanna said...

The glitter, the ribbons, love it all!

Brett said...

So cute and unique! Thanks for sharing!

mareda said...

Outstanding mini envelope album. I can tell a lot of love went into creating this precious project that will be a timeless treasure. Thank you for sharing

emerzim said...

LOVE that book! Great job!

Huddyma said...

You have just inspired my to keep a copy of my son's wish list in his baby book! I'm sure when he's a parent, he will love to look back. :)

Meadowlark said...

OK, to cut felt (and not by hand) it looks like I'm needing a new machine. I love these ideas.

CaryManda said...

Oh my! One of my very faves!! Very cute!

Diana said...

Wow, thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway!

Ashley Harris said...

How fun is this! Love it!

Tracy Pea said...

Awesome mini!!!

Chelle said...

LOVE IT!! Amazing work.

Tulle and Torts said...

Great ideas - I'm doing December daily, so this is perfect, thanks!

Bev Gerard said...

Oh my word, Katie!
I wanna make one of these now!
Such a darling & inspirational project!

~Bev

Kristi said...

Oh the DETAIL!

merideth said...

i love mini albums - so much easier to "achieve" something than a big one! :)

Kara said...

Holy cow, you are amazing. And I do mean AMAZING! That album will be cherished forever. Thanks for sharing.

Joe, Christina, & Rocky said...

The detail that you have put into this mini-album is amazing! Beautiful work!

Chelsea said...

i love the ribbons and I love the glitter tree on the cover!

Terry said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! Love all the detail!

Cheryl said...

Love these!!!

webowes at hotmail dot com

D.I.M. Incorporated said...

I love this album! Thanks for sharing!

sara said...

You did a nice job on this album. I really like what you did with it. Hope you do more of them. TY

Mallika said...

i just love dis album
bful project
m following u too
mallika
http://missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com/

Barbara Colbert said...

Fabulous job!!!

Mariam said...

Cute mini album.

bulpittzoo said...

Love the santa. What a ton of work but worth it!

Haylee said...

Oh my goodness...LOVE this little album. Super details!

Mr. & Mrs. Fisher said...

Wow!!! That is AWESOME! I love it!

markafisher7@yahoo.com

Kristen :-) said...

so cute! thanks for the inspiration!!!

Jennine Chambers said...

What a great idea for a mini album!

Stampin' Dymonz said...

Such a fun book! I know the pictures will add the finishing touch. This album is too cute!

The Sayler Family said...

Sooo cute.

sarah said...

nice mini album, lots of fun details!

leigh + brian said...

that is such a fun and unique idea. i especially love all the ribbon down the side!

The Mangelson Family said...

What a great idea! You must have spent a lot of time on this. I love how you incorporated "Wish Lists" into the book.

Kathy Starline said...

Great job! I love checking out all of these sites!

Stephanie said...

Your mini album is fabulous...so creative and cute! I love all the ribbon on the side...the front is adorable with the tree and peeking santa & reindeer! I love each of your pages...very cute!

catnap said...

Adorable album!

Barbara said...

Such a beautiful mini-ablum.

Sherry said...

Great Project. Thanks for the opportunity to win such awesome prizes.

Athena said...

Oh my! These are so cute! I can only imagine how much work went into them. Great job!

cereza25 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I love the idea of a mini album with the wish list because you can go back and see what they were really excited about at that age.

angie said...

I love this idea! another reason to get that scalloped envelope die!

1CardCreator said...

What an exciting blog hop! Love all the inspiration! Gorgeous journal! ~Diane

Brenda said...

That's one cute mini album! What a fun blog-hop!

Nitasha said...

MegaCute MINI!!!

N.Griffin

Diana said...

Amazing mini!

CraftyGiveaways said...

beautiful album!

Debby said...

whew....what a lot of work you did and the results are fantastic. My hat is off to you.

bakscrap said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing. I am saving my kids "wish lists" this year. thanks for the great ideas.

Deb said...

cute! I wish I could think up something like this!

The Nicks Family said...

LOVE this!! So fun!!!

Judy Stark said...

Wonderful projects and ideas! Thank you!

Eva said...

Katie, your mini is absolutely GORGEOUS...love all the details and envelopes...too cute! I also adore your Fairytale Princess book on the BK blog...just gorgeous! Too bad I can't win, but I sure love those new Framettes...LOL

Audrey L. said...

This is wonderful! I just made my first mini-album but it was not this detailed!

Dandi93 said...

what a great project, cute idea

jeniruth said...

what a great mini album. i too typically stick to my norm, but i will have to give this a try! thanks for the chance to win such great goodies!

Little Ol' Liz said...

I'm not much for mini albums myself, but yours really knocks my socks off! Beautiful work.

mflott said...

That mini album is adorable!

shelly at flottfamily dot com

vegetablog said...

You know, I don't make many mini albums myself, but this one makes me want to jump up and start one right now. It's super cute :)

Anne Temple said...

What a clever idea!! Love how your project turned out!

Cheryl said...

Wow! What a great job! You really put a lot of love into it!

micw333 said...

Cute and colorful book!! That must have been a lot of work!!

Kerry said...

Wow! I am impressed. I may have to try to make one of those!

Gleenda said...

AWESOME! Looks like all the hard work paid off!

soifua said...

very cute and creative, what lucky kids you have

bsymomof4 said...

What a great keepsake! It's beautiful!

Samantha said...

Wow, that is really cute! Your kids will enjoy looking at that when they get older! Love it! :)

Photojunkie911 said...

Beautiful book!! Great job on the blog hop! I'm loving it!! So inspiring. Hugs

McCoko said...

I'm with you! not really a mini album gal but you did a fabulous job!

silvia said...

Adorable album! I LOVE all the details!!

Nicki Lundeen said...

Your mini album was fabulous!! Love the santa and reindeer peeker....so adorable! nlundeen at catt dot com

angelnathalie said...

What a great project. Gorgeous album

Axes DesigNs said...

WOw.. 7 winners :)
Your MA is so pretty all full of details.. a lot of great ideas.. thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

Fantastic mini album! I love that you personalized it to each of your children's likes and wishes. Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Love this! Great job :)

Tammigirl said...

So intricate! I think I am in way over my head.

Amanda said...

What a fun idea. I'm tempted to try it.

Maria said...

Goodness! That certainly looks labor intensive -- but well worth the effort!
maria_m_nestor@yahoo.com

Cowgirlpal said...

Great techniques; love mini albums!

Margaret said...

I'm more if a 12 by 12 scrapbooker, too, but this has inspired me. I have seen your blog before and love it. Thanks for the fresh ideas. -- Jean

Michelle said...

I am not a mini album fan but this one is really awesome!

Jill said...

I'm already a mini book fan. Yours is beautiful

grandmax2 said...

What a wonderful idea! Very cool.

Jonica said...

I love this mini album idea! It is such a cute way to document things!

Brenda Lee said...

I'm not a mini ablum kind of gal too, but after seeing what you created...I'm inspired!! Fantastic job.

robin said...

Neat ideas! Thanks!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I'm not into those mini albums either, but this is very cute. Thanks for being part of this hop!

akadianne said...

What a wonderful treasure for your family! Thanks for the great idea!

Gaby Seminario said...

What a cute mini album!

Nichole@BarillaFab4.blogspot.com said...

so fun & I love the nontraditional colors use!!!

a prairie girl in california said...

i LOVE THIS!!!!!!!

Peggy said...

I so LOVE mini books!! They are so great!!

mylambboys said...

Wow...what a great looking mini album! Love it!!!

Jed and Kera said...

way too cute! I love this!!

kquicks said...

I love it! I want one of my own!!

spelsue said...

For someone who isn't a mini album kinda gal this is wonderful!

Amy said...

Oh my, oh so fun and cute. Thanks for sharing.

Hill Top Creations said...

Neat album. I like it.

Janice said...

Wow. another favorite project!! Love the ribbon.

The Country Rose said...

I love making mini books and I LOVE this idea for keeping wish lists in. What a creative and wonderful keepsake for your children! I am totally making one for each of my girls :D.

Laura Read said...

That is a great project.

Nappy Miss Sew 'N Sew said...

This is a great project to work on as a family.

Monelle said...

Very cute mini album!

Martha said...

what wonderful book.

Jenn said...

adorable!
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pickleandcupcake@gmail.com

Kerren said...

This is a really gorgeous mini album - I like the way you included the wish lists.

KristyAnn said...

I love mini albums. This is so cute.

poniesmom said...

awesome album. love that each kid had their own theme.

Lori said...

What a beautiful book!

Luanne said...

Every page is just adorable! What a fun thing to have and remember your 2010 holidays. Super project with wonderful results...TFS!

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is one fantastic idea and book! I love this!!! I make mini books of all the Christmas photos I get with cards every year, so that's always a great conversation piece too. I only wish I'd been scrapping when my kids were little so I could have made something like this for them :) What a treasure to enjoy through the years! TFS!

Stephanie Ann said...

absolutely love them!!!

Jenn in MO said...

Katie - your book turned out amazing!! I love all of the detail - what a great way to preserve the holiday memories! My favorite page is "Shelby's 1 Wish" - how cute is that!

Marge said...

WOW -- fabulous album -- LOVE it!!!

Angie said...

I have never made a book. You have inspired me!

iluvmybugs said...

What a great book you have created...I'm sure your children are going to love looking at it time and again!! TFS

Emily said...

Fun Mini Album

Cortney said...

I love it!

Goldie said...

Katie, this is one MARVELOUS mini! The details are perfect and I love the fact that you used the Big Shot Pro to make the envelopes. This an idea I will be tucking away in the recesses of my mind to pull out and use another day.

coolnana72 said...

Great mini album--TFS

Papernut said...

What a wonderful project you have created! The envelopes make it so convenient for saving all those memories.

Sharesa Larsen said...

LOVE IT! Such a great way to scrap those Christmas wishes

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This turned out great! Stopping in from this amazing and fun blog hop!

CraftyPaperie said...

your book turned out amazing! you should be very proud! i've yet to tackle something like this!

Catherine Kraft said...

I love your mini album. You really went all out on this and is shows all the hard work you put into it. What a wonderful memory book for you and your kids for years to come.

Blessings,
Catherine
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

ahayes said...

I love mini albums! What a great idea to incorporate photos and wish lists!

Tanya said...

This is beautiful! I don't make mini albums either, but this is fabulous! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful mini album, Katie! Love all of the fabulous details you added.. Thanks for including me in such a fun hop!

Mama said...

I love your mini album! So fun! I use them as gifts for the grandparents especially after we've spent a week with them...

ronandwhit said...

I'm not a mini-album person either, but these would be perfect presents for the grandparents or a holiday keepsake. Thanks for sharing!!

Teresa said...

Wow, lots of ideas in this album. Thanks.

Linh C. said...

Adorable mini album!

kate said...

following the blog hop. Love the mini book. What a great idea for Christmas memories. Can't wait to make one

Amy C said...

What a fun album!! Thanks for sharing!!

Mia said...

What a awesome album! A lot of inspiration!

Diana N. said...

You have a fantastic mini albumn. What a cute way to remember your children's "wish list" from one year to the next.

susies1955 said...

Really cool. Awesome.
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

pam said...

Your album is just too cute!

{VICKI} said...

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great hop and prizes!

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Amy said...

So totally loving this mini book. Love it!

Pat said...

Simply sensational! I need to make one for my Granddaughters. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly and Nick said...

This is SUCH a fun mini album! I love it!

krafting kelly said...

That mini album is amazing!

scrappergirl said...

Very cute, I've never tried one of these little albums either but you made it look easy and super cute.
Love the Santa and Reindeer on the front.

juliem said...

Great mini album. I think I need to do some scraplifting of the ideas.
Hendersonville.

Prairie Scrapbooking said...

I really love this mini album. Great job and thanks for sharing

Sarah said...

You must have spent hours on this little book but it is so cute.

SDawnKing@gmail.com

debbieback said...

what a great mini !~

nanapayne said...

Love the mini album.

Cheri said...

how freakin' adorable is that?! Love it!

Astle Family said...

WOW! I love this! Looks amazing!

Marilyn said...

This is soooo cute!! I love it! I love minis!

hope said...

really cute idea! i love all the kraft color in it.

Mellissa said...

Great mini album. I love it!

Joanie Harbor said...

this mini book is adorable. one of my favorites so far. Looks gorgeous!! (wonder how long it took to make!)

Megan said...

I love this idea, cute!!!

Lindzie said...

Great mini album!

vickistacey said...

I love this!! I love how you incorporated wish lists, it gives it such a personal and christmasy feel!

Jen said...

Love this mini album. Full of so many textures and patterns.

Elliott said...

I think the idea to use envelopes is really clever. I've seen a ton of mini books, but I always wonder how they can get in journaling done. This is a perfect solution to that issue.

Krissynae said...

Cute idea. What a great gift idea

CCC said...

Thanks for sharing your cute wish lists binder. What a clever idea and so cute!

Christensen Quandary said...

love it!!! i am so inspired!

Dani said...

So lovely! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Miss Bear said...

I heart mini albums!! :) Darling!!

Cyndi said...

so very, very cute!! thank you for sharing your talent!

Amber said...

What pretty cards!

Vicki said...

What a great project. Love the idea. Love the front page, those peekers are so cute.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

So cute...I love Brian's page!

amberella said...

Very VERY cute album!

Heather Vincent said...

I am a HGUE fan of mini books! I think they are great! I have made tons of them!!!

Jill said...

WOW! What a book....so cool!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a super way to keep all of your holiday lists and notes in one convenient place! This is so awesome!

Vidette said...

I love how interactive your mini album is. Fantastic job.

Julie Johnson said...

That is such a cute little album.

Annette M said...

Great mini book! Going to have steal you idea for the Christmas list :-)

moran99@comcast.net

Mrs. Patrick said...

I absolutely love it! dbpatrick.81(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Amazing, this is just so sweet, love the colors and the whole book the way you put this together.

:) Lori m
tiredlady47@yahoo.com

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Cute album, you have some really great elements.

Debbie said...

Love the mini book.

I do have a quick question. Do the BossKuts digital shapes work with the Silhouette SD? These are some great prizes.
Thanks

Suz said...

what an adorable little mini - love the pockets

Melanee said...

love your mini album. I think I might have to make a version of this for mother's day (I don't think I could finish it by Christmas). Nice!

sharonh said...

Great mini album!

Cristine said...

Very creative mini-album idea! Thank you for sharing!

Deb Long said...

What a fantastic idea for a mini!! Love it!

KM said...

So fun. I wonder if I could get my son to only pick out 3-4 items for his list? Probably not? lol

Kelly said...

Love the ragamuffin edge. Thanks for sharing your project.

Jean said...

What a cute isea!

Kaylyn said...

That is a great way to save those special wish lists.

j&jwebbfamily said...

What an awesome idea. I love that mini album. Great prizes. Thanks for sharing.

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