Sunday, November 6, 2011

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop - Welcome!




It’s that happy time of year…it’s the “time to think about what I am going to make for the holidays!”  Are you doing that too?  Thank goodness for this blog hop to kick me into gear.  If you have been keeping up on the Bind-it-All blog, you’ve seen a few things made with the Scor-it-All.  I incorporated those projects into the one I am sharing with you today….a mini holiday memory album.
 I used Zutter Bind-it-All and Distrezz-it-All, with an appearance by the Dreamkuts here and there!  I also used Fluid Chalk Ink (Chestnut Roan) and Smooch Spritz from ClearSnap and a delightful pack of papers from Basic Grey, called Nordic Holiday.  In fact, everything you saw on the Bind-it-All blog with this paper and used on this project were all made from the one Basic Grey paper pack (it comes with stickers and letters too!)  The base of the project is the 7X5 Corrugated Board from Zutter.  This pack comes with 6 pieces of corrugated board – 5 of which I used for the page of the book, and the other for embellishments and such!  Everything is bound together with 1” Zutter Owire in white.

So where to start on this quicky project?  Peel some of the paper on the pages to reveal some of the corrugated texture.  Spray the boards with your choice of Smooch Spritz and let dry.  Trim papers to suit your tastes and distress to your hearts content to attain that shabby look!  Ink with some Fluid Chalk.  Adhere any papers to the pages that you want to punch through for the binding, otherwise don’t trim any of the pages until after you have punched.



Once the base of the book is punched and bound, you can have some fun embellishing.  I used some of what was made for the Bind-it-All blog – the envelopes, tags folders and rosettes – on this project too!  When using the Bind-it-All, you can add and customized almost anything you can think of to your book…the sky is the limit!  So have some fun and don’t limit yourself.
 
 
 

Make sure you leave a comment here for a chance to win a prize.  Zutter is contributing a Distrezz-it-All to one lucky winner.  BUT, we are also drawing for a winner of a Spinner Album Kit from entries just on this blog!  So check back on November 9, for the random drawing reveal!



Even though the holiday season is brimming with family, friends, love and warmth, we do tend to get so busy and end up saying “wow, that went by fast!”  So make sure you take the time to enjoy the individual moments that build all the special memories.  Handmade, homemade projects make it all the more incredible and helps the goodness last. 


Now head on over to all the other blogs and enjoy!
Clearsnap
Spellbinders




Happy crafting!



189 comments:

Leslie Kiley said...

This blog hop is so much fun! Love all the inspiration and great projects I am seeing! Just love these mini memory albums!

Micupoftea~ said...

Fun, fun! Great colors, love the texture :)

Jennifer Priest said...

OMG Nan what an awesome mini!

Dawn B. said...

So very cute album!! Great use of products too!

Melissa* said...

Love this holiday memory album!

Diana said...

This has been a very creative hop. I enjoy these types of project filled hops. Thank you so much for sharing. G45 & Clearsnap sent me. Good luck everyone.

Lyneen said...

Great book... LOVE all the distressing... (love the distressing tool) all the ideas for the pages... WHAT a great gift book... AWESOME HOP!!! thanks for sharing...

Larisa said...

It is cute! Love this sort of decorating on the cards and others.

MereteN said...

So fun idea. Thanks for the inspiration. This is going to be a creativity sunday

toscania-art-life said...

Great blog. Love your albums. I've got a lot of inspirations. Thanks a lot.

Rookie said...

Oh wow - loving this book. So gorgeous :)

This hop is filled with so much talent.

Kelly Massman said...

This is gorgeous!!!!! This has been such a FABULOUS hop! Thanks for the chance to win! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Judi said...

Love, Love, Love Zutter products. You did a wonderful job with your mini! Got me in the holiday mood! Thanks!

onlycarol1 said...

Love that mini! And the corrugated paper is my fav!

paperpapier said...

love the bind it all tool...yes!, it is so versatile that we can create lots of binding project with it.

Lissa´s World said...

So very cute album!
Love this holiday memory album!
xx

Jan Hennings said...

so cute and a great gift idea~ :) Lovin' this fun Handmade Holiday Blog Hop!

forpahl5 said...

Very nice! I am having such a good time seeing all of the great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute mini and what a great gift idea = thanks, Mary Werner

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Wow, love this album!! Each page is fabulous! Enjoying the blog hop, new to your blog and thanks for the chance to win! So much talent and variety here!

Chris D. said...

What a gorgeous mini album! Love it and all the inspiration from this blog hop!
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Margaret Ann Moffat said...

fab-u-lous mini album thank you for sharing. Never seen a rotating mini before would love to win one lol

Candace said...

This has been my favorite project yet! Love it!

wolkentraum said...

I like your wonderful mini book!
Thanks for the ideas!

Cassie_lu said...

what a great detailed little book

Jennie said...

Lovely design!!

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

Great project!

Basiljen said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for sharing!

Robin said...

Cute Mini. Thanks for reminding me that I can punch just about anything with my Bind-It-All! And I love how not everything is the same size. Thanks for sharing!

Debc06 said...

Love love love this book you created. Have been inspired to try different uses for my bind-it-all. TFS
Debbie
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

lainey said...

Great ideas! This has been such a fun blog hop!!

Delo said...

I love this idea. This is a must try, it would make great gifts for giving year round with a change of papers. Thank you for sharing.

Anita said...

Ah....books are one of my favorite things to make. THANK YOU!!!

bethann said...

what a great project. will be lovely sitting on a coffee table

JPScraps said...

Beautiful mini!! Each page is a work of art!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

I keep coming back to this project... it's just so beautiful! Love it!

Scrap2day said...

This is gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Awesome mini! Love the colors!

Molly said...

Great tutorial! I'm really enjoying this blog hop!

Janet said...

Absolutely beautiful.....that texture is draws the eye.

Marge said...

This mini album is FABULOUS! Thanks so much for sharing your talents!!!

debb said...

Beautiful book - I love all the texture and colors!

kim said...

Your mini album is great. I have so enjoyed this hop and hate to see it come to an end. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Shari said...

Wonderful colors...thanks for the inspiration on the mini :)

Sunny Skye Creations said...

Love the corrigated cardboard look! Adds such a yummy aged feel! Wonderful!

Rebecca said...

Very cool!! Thanks for the chance!

Charlotte-AKA suepup said...

What a great project! Love the mini album!

Maryann said...

WAUW what an awesome album here. It looks sooo gorgeous. I just love the look, you´ve reached on yours here. Thanks sooo much for saharing an awesome idea here with us and for the chance to win some awesome prizes too.

CeCe said...

Would love to win!

tallulah1 said...

I really like your album! I love the elements you used and of course the possibilities! Thanks for sharing and I am putting this on my to do list. So glad G45 sent me! lol

bevyb said...

Great mini album..enjoying all the projects and inspiration as I go thru the blog hop.

Chrissy said...

Totally adorable! Love all of the texture and layering! Gorgeous work!

Ani said...

Wow! Just amazing!

Peggy said...

I just love mini albums and this one is fabulous!!

Beth said...

Amazing album - I love it.

heidiscoll said...

gonna try makin one!! holiday hoppin...

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great mini album idea. TFS.

Noreen said...

I love the rough, tattered look of the album! The details are neat, too!

Dana D. said...

This is the cutest mini album. Each page is great. Love the details. Terrific blog hop. Thanks for the inspiration.

MissScrapAlot said...

This project ROCKS!!! LOVE IT!!
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KellyG said...

So cool, love it!

Christina Collins said...

This mini is gorgeous! I love the corrugated cardboard look. Thank you for sharing! The hop has been a ton of fun.

Lisa Angela said...

thank you for posting your project...very inspiring!

Denice said...

Wow this is really cute. Lovin the hop

kara said...

Wow, what an amazing album!

enikodelisle said...

Love your advice about taking time to enjoy the Holidays! Holiday inspiration Galore! Thank you!

Denise Foor said...

Love mini albums and your detail is divine! TFS

rush said...

really nice album. thank you for sharing.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Spectacular project! I love my bind it all and just finished a project for this week.
I couldn't imagine not having it.
The details are great on your album.
Thanks so much for sharing

Anonymous said...

Beautiful mini book . Thanks for sharing and inspirations. France.

Bast said...

What a great mini! Love the corrugated and the fun colors. TFS and for the inspiration.

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Gail said...

awww what a cute little album..and i have a binditall!!..tfs can't wait to try..loves ya

Mary Matthys said...

Great album. Love the distressed look.

Tanya said...

oh your mini is so much fun! love the fantastic texture too! I need to try a mini!

Jenny said...

Very pretty book! I've never used a Bind-It-All, but it's on my 'someday' list! Thanks so much!

Lillian Child said...

Your creative style is SO delightful!

Eileen Doane said...

Love this book it's just my style!!!

Auntie Em said...

Very textured and festive. Love the pretty papers you used.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Maggie said...

What a great idea! Love those mini albums!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

This took my breath away! What an amazing mini album. I just adore it!

CraftyJo said...

Wow, so very inspiring, great looking album.

Emily said...

Just love the papers you used and I love the corrugated cardboard!

littlen said...

what a great momento this will make. beautiful work. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

**GASP** that is just amazing! You are very talented! TFS!

Crafting With Friends said...

Oh wow! I LOVE this memory book!!!! I love your style of crafting!!!

DeniseP said...

Neat idea, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great mini! I love the corrugated pages!

Carol E said...

Wow, such a wonderful hop, so much creativity to see. Thank so much for the chance to win and sharing it all.

Sheila said...

I so love the blog with the incredible projects/ideas. I'm always inspired by what you create.

Ginny said...

Great blog hop, great ideas and great prizes. Thank you.

Julie S. said...

This hop has been so much fun. I love your mini. It is just great. TFS.

LaceyBean said...

than you for sharring

cindy said...

Adorable mini.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Fabulous project. I love all the colors and textures.

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful mini album, love all the texture :)

Carla said...

Your mini is adorable. I love the distressed look and I love how you added the pocket with a tag as it's own page. Thanks for sharing


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Roxie said...

I love your mini album. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

wow! you have been busy - Great job!
Sandra ltb

Peggy S said...

Terrific mini album!

Becky Dunham said...

I knew those little pockets would be perfect in a mini :) Love this mini album - that corrugated board is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing this. And for the chance to win the spinner album kit - I just saw one of those on a blog and thinking how fabulous it was!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Karen L said...

Wow...every project I see gets better and better! LOVE the distressed look of your amazing mini!

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for the fabulous gift idea. This is terrific!!

jazy1m said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Graphic 45 may have sent me, but I am learning so much in the process!

◦◉ Steven ◉◦ said...

such a fun way to get new ideas and discover new products

Loris said...

Loving this blog hop!

Karen Diebolt said...

Thanks for sharing your projects.

Peggy said...

Great inspiration.

Kristina said...

Love the texture!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
xx
Kristina
www.pearlgateway.com

Kim H said...

Loved the hop this weekend, thank you for sponsoring it. The album was gorgeous with the rich colors and distressing. Thank you for a chance to win.

StacyC said...

Great mini, just love it....

Debbie said...

love the look of the corrugated cardboard thanks for the idea, I need to make some minis with my bind-it-all

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scrappinvall said...

I'm falling more and more in love with these mini albums....so much talent in a little space

meemee48 said...

Love all the glitz and embellishments on your album. Lots of work went into this, but it looks great!

Linh C. said...

Loving the blog hop.

The mini album is wonderful!

Trisha said...

You are an artist. Love your wonderful Holiday Memory album. I am a new follower and can't wait to see what other beautiful projects you create. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Stephanie U said...

Nice project!

Maggy_Tronche said...

So beautiful project!! Love how finished! The papers and the color combinations!! TFS! Hugs.. Maggy :)

xoxobye said...

Love the mini book!!

Pandora said...

I just love all the detail you put on the notebook. i just love it!

Nicole H. said...

Love this album and all the real estate it holds!

MommyManderz said...

when i saw the envelopes on the other blog i immediately thought they would be great for a mini! great work!

Lagene said...

GORGEOUS Book, love the distressed look with the peeled cardboard!

RachelB said...

Beautiful project!

Mistylynn said...

What a great little book. I love zutter.

Victoria said...

I love all the pretty details, tags and pockets. Very beautiful!

Sissel Anita said...

love it!

Fleasbenz said...

Nice mini

Giddy Blue Devil said...

love all the textures...great ideas!

Anita Braddock said...

Love Love the Mini books love the papers and the colors you chose. what a great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

JanetintheJaw said...

Cute book. Unfotunately Zutter has excluded Canadians as winners. Time to replace my BIA!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Super sweet memory book. Love all the distressing. Thanks for a great hop.

glenda said...

What an awesome mini! Just luvin the blog hops with all the great ideas!

Pamela said...

Wowzer..total awesome!

Gloria L. said...

I always loved the idea of the spinner kit - so cute! Great project, Nan!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Your mini is really great! I love all of the bright colors and different sizes of pages!

Pamela said...

I just love mini albums and this one is great. thanks for the tutorial.

Staci said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent!

sleigh said...

Huge fan of mini albums! TFS yours with us and product info too... this blog hop had kicked me into gear :-)

Gerriann said...

I love mini albums and could not live without my pink bind it all! Thanks for another inspiring creation!

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Tess said...

Hippity Hop... Nice stuff! :-)

disneylisa said...

Great mini album.

Denise said...

Very cool project! Love it!
DeniseB

butlerfly24 said...

Very cute. love the use of the tags. Thanks!

Paula said...

What a lovely mini! I love all the yummy texture and colors! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Johnna Moore said...

I love participating in this blog hop

deb said...

Great project. TFS

carriep said...

what a fun album. love the textures you incorporated in it. thanks

Clare G said...

Fantastic album, I love all of the awesome details, embellishments, and texture of the corrugated card stock!

Linda said...

Love everything nan does!

Vail said...

Great mini album, love all the great ideas on this hop.

Janet Lindstrom said...

Gorgeous album, love the fun papers!

Monica said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing :)

fairkat said...

Great album! i'll be back for a closer look and to try it out. thanks for sharing

Cindy Lou said...

I absolutely just adore this tag book! The cardboard from Zutter is just awesome, it gives so much texture! I love the distressed edges, right now I have to use a scissors to do that, but I am hoping that I will get a Destresser for Christmas ;) So sad this is the last day of the hop. But I'll be stopping by to visit you and check out what you are making. Thanks for sharing :)

mamawcindy said...

Love your Book! Great Job on It! :0)

Beary Amazing said...

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Judy said...

Wonderful album! Love the textures and bold colors!

Penny said...

Love these mini books. The colors are wonderful TFS

NanaBeth said...

Oh Nan you always make such beautiful projects.Thank you so much for the fantastic inspiration and great photos.They are such a big help when I am trying to understand how it wall goes together.

Cheryl Winget said...

Thanks for this idea for using the Bind-It-All. I have been coveting one for a lo-o-o-ong time. Santa has just got to come through for me this Christmas!!

marla said...

Great job on a cute album!!

Stacy S said...

Wow, that's really pretty! What a nice mini book!

Deb said...

Cute album, I really love the detail you put into this.

Flower Power said...

Love it! thank you so much for all the fun! great hop!
god bless

Caity Sue said...

It's just not a complete blog hop without a mini album! Thanks for the wonderful ideas these past 3 days!

Tracy said...

What wonderfully creative ideas. The books are so cute! Thanks for all the ideas.

Melita said...

great project Nan!

susie said...

Really digging your grunge!

Arlen said...

That is one great mini album! TFS!

Sharon said...

Love your project. Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

Hopping along on the hop.

Jeannie said...

This looks like terrific fun! TFS

Terri said...

I love this blog hop. So many ideas and tips.

Susan said...

What a super mini-book to store those holiday memories and treasures in!

Carisa said...

what an awesome mini!

Cherri said...

Another beautiful idea on the hop! Thanks for sharing it with us and thanks for a chance to win.

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS For sharing all of the AWESOME INSPIRATION this weekend on the Blog Hop!! I have LOVED it all!!
THANKS for the chances to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Loved it! Great instructions and easy to follow - thank you!

HorseKrazee said...

Love your piece! Fabulous colors. Love this blog hop.

Tania said...

Great gift idea. Like the colors that you used.

ntsisterz said...

So colorful and creative! Love your creative style.

dsouza_fly said...

Loving the blog hop....Great mini..thanks so much for sharing.

Misha

KOLOROWY ptak said...

WOW!!! Another great practical idea, thanks!!!

Ciacchina said...

questo minialbum è delizioso! me lo sono salvato su Pinterest ;o)

Sue D said...

Great memory album!
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rdickerson said...

What a cute mini! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Kyria said...

What a pretty project!

divapita said...

another great idea!