Friday, May 28, 2010

Let's get hopping!

Welcome to the Memory Works Backyard Blog Hop! If you came here from Lynn's blog, then you are on the right track. If you did not, be sure to start at Sue's blog. You don't want to miss out on any great inspiration or giveaways!

For the hop, I decided to make a recipe album. Cooking/baking is me second love, so I thought it would be fun to have a small album that I could use in the kitchen. You could even add more index cards or make your own (like I did). I used one of my new favorite products, a 6x6 paper pad. This one happens to be Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety. The papers are so sun, and I love the colors! I also used a Garden Variety cardstock sticker. The flower is Creative Imaginations and the letter stickers are Making Memories. The ribbons are just some from my stash. The cover I made from cutting down 2 pages of a Cosmo Cricket blackboard album. I still have plenty of pages left for another album!

I was feeling so inspired by this hop, that I decided to make another project! This one is also for a contest which I will post about next week. I really enjoy making calendars. They make great gifts at Christmas! This one is made from toilet paper rolls. The tags could be used for keeping track of important dates like birthdays and anniversaries or for journaling important facts from each month.

I used the Basic Grey Green at Heart 6x6 paper pad for this one. The 6x6 paper is perfect for toilet rolls because it will wrap all the way around, and it's a little wider. So when you cut off the extra width, you then have paper to use for layering or embellishing. When I started this album, I was regretting that I hadn't ordered any of the coordinating embellishments. One thing that I like about mini albums is that I can use all leftover bits and pieces that I already have. I cut several things with the Cricut too. For the flower on the cover, I took a white chipboard flower, misted it with Tattered Angels Mist, and then painted on the Rock Candy Crackle Paint. The mist wasn't quite dry when I painted it, and I like the resulting effect. I also used Tattered Angels Mist on some of the white Petaloo flowers. I misted in several different colors and those are on a couple of pages in the album.

Being inspired also makes me feel generous, so today I'm giving away both projects that I made! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment and be sure to check back next Tuesday to see if you are a winner! Feel free to become a follower so you don't miss out on winning! The giveaway is open to everyone--even our international friends.

Your next stop on the hop is Rosann . While you're hopping, be sure to check out Memory Work's own line Simple Stories. Scrapping has never been easier or so guilt-free! Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

37 comments:

  1. That recipe book is SO cute!

    Janna
    ryanx6 at msn dot com

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  2. Super Cute book. I always thought about making one myself.

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  3. Shelley...I loved watching you put the entire recipe book together...it is super cute. And the calender is really cute too (only you would be craft enough to think outside the box with toilet paper rolls). You are awesome!

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  4. Cute projects! Love the recipe book idea!

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  5. Great projects! I love that Green at Heart line!

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  6. Love to cook and love recipes...and the calendar is sooo cute! You are so crafty!!! luv ya...hopping forward heehee!

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  7. Love the Basic Grey Green at Heart line! Have a nice Memorial Day weekend!

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  8. Very neat projects! looks like I'll be saving some TP rolls.
    christy.strickler@gmail.com

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  9. Really cute projects.

    gbsgirl4ever@aol.com

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  10. the calender book is great colors. I also like the recipe book.
    Melissa

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  11. Adorable recipe book! What a great project, and fabulous giveaway! Thanks Kim kaevarts@yahoo.com

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  12. Thanks for the opportunity to win. This is my first blog hop! I love these two projects. What great colors!
    I also became a followe of your blog!

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  13. who would ever think toilet paper rolls could be so pretty and useful. I love it. Thank you for sharing.
    Jodie

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  14. Both projects are beautiful!

    barrigacindy@yahoo.com

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  15. im lovin the colors of the recipie book..especially that you used black..your an awesome scrapbooker.. i love the inspiration that you give to others..loving the calender..thats a conversation starter..

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  16. Awesome recipe book & Calendar!! Thanks for sharing! Love your blog!

    this_old_barn@hotmail.com

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  17. SO very cute! Love the recipe book especially! Amanda

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  18. Two great albums! I especially like the calendar!

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  19. Love that recipe book! Cosmo Cricket is one of my fave manufacturers and I love the Garden Variety line! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. Great recipe book. I love your blog!

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  21. Cute recipe book, love the bright colors.

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  22. I love the recipe book. Thanks for the great prize!
    Chicky78@yahoo.com

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  23. You are very clever...I like your recycling ideas!
    Gramcheryl@gmail.com

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  24. 2 of my favorite lines...i love cosmo and BG
    yourbrandigirl@yahoo.com

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  25. Both albums are soooo cute!!! Fun blog, too - some great posted projects!!!

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  26. love the recipe book! glad you could hop with us!

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  27. WOW cute projects !!!! Sandrine ladidine1974@yahoo.fr

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  28. That recipe book is gorgeous!

    kyliemdrake@gmail.com

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  29. I am so very "intrigued" by ANY album made with paper rolls! Both are absolutely FABULOUS!!

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  30. Lovely mini albums, both!
    The recipe album is gorgeous and a great idea. The colors and everything make it perfect...
    The calendar album is very cute also!
    Great projects...

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  31. Both projects are just awesome! I've yet to try and make anything from toilet paper roll :)

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  32. Oh my goodness! These mini albums are just too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Both of your projects are inspiring! Keep the great ideas coming... enjoyed your blog.
    Michelle

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  34. Great projects, I have so many recipes I need to make a few of those albums. Thanks for sharing. have a great weekend.

    Tracee
    armyparent2004@yahoo.com

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  35. You have great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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