Friday, March 11, 2011

BEST CREATIONS: MINI BOOK BLOG HOP!

How would you like to learn how to create a fun Mini Book out of one 12x12 and be inspired to make 20 different versions of it?

Well get ready to hop- because today on each of our blogs we will share with you some fun and creative ideas to make the simple book we made at the CHA Winter Show.


It took me awhile to decide what theme I should do, but once I thought of the relationship between my oldest daugther Jordan and her baby sister, Taylor... I was so excited to finally document it! I decided to use a mix of papers from the Bella, Bella line and the new Jubilee line! I LOVE these lines, they scream fun to me, and it helps that my daughter Jordan helped me pick what paper was her favorite... hehehe! So here is the start:

I decided to stagger my pages by cutting them one at- 4 X 12"; page two at- 4 X 11" and page three at 4 X 10" By doing this I was able to add some cute tabs! Some tabs were from the jubilee collection, and some were scraps of blue ribbon. I used Helmer Glue... which is AWESOME stuff... to make sure those ribbons don't go anywhere, especially for little hands that LOVE tags.! hehe!

Here is my next page:

Yes, that is my HUGE big belly, two weeks before having Taylor! I used the "bubbles" from the Jubilee line to journal what my daughter was thinking (I am so excited to have a baby sister! I can't wait to teach you!).. Yes my daughter is natural "leader" or little miss bossy, but it works in our family!

Here is the next page:
These pictures were taken during the first couple of days after Taylor was born... Jordan couldn't get enough of her, and was so proud!

Next page:

Some of my favorite pics!! The ribbon in the middle is how I binded my mini all together... it adds a nice little touch in the middle page!

Next Page:

I loved this journalling card in Jubilee collection"Growing Closer Together"... I couldn't agree more!!!

Last Page:

These are the most recent pictures I have of my two girly girls! Gosh I love them... and these papers are so cute and bright to go with the whole sister "love" theme! The memories journalling spot is a Hidden tag, which I jotted down some favorite memories of them... my most favorite is Jordan trying to teach Taylor how to colour when she could hardly hold a crayon... too funny!

So this mini is all so easy... and Jordan loved it so much, she made one too from her scrappy bin... She insisted on drawing all her own pictures though!

Be sure and leave a comment at the bottom of our Best Creation Blog for a chance to win a huge prize pack of goodies and 3 more chances to win if you sign up to be follower or join us on facebook! And don’t forget to leave comments along the way letting us know how you love everyone's designs.

NOW OFF YOU HOP to JULIE WALTON'S BLOG....






45 comments:

Sandy Ang said...

How wonderful the way you mixed the three collections ! And I love your expecting photos.

Olga Clemencia said...

i love...great

Alicia Barry said...

Wow, you really fit a lot into that little mini. love that big butterfly on the front, that's one of my favourite lines.

Karen Taylor said...

LOVE the colors and your mini is so much fun!! LOVE it! <3

LyndaKay said...

Love the tabs you made. Such a sweet theme.

Sarah Mullanix said...

beautiful mini book!!! I love all of the pages and photos!!

Rebecca said...

Such a pretty mini! I love the colors and all the pictures you included.

Sandi said...

Very sweet..lots in such a little mini!

Just Scrappin' Happy said...

This book is amazing! What a great showcase of love!

Liz said...

How sweet is this

Ange said...

Beautiful! What a sweet mini!!

Kim said...

So very sweet Jodi!!!!! Love the papers on this one!!!! Beautiful work on this!!!!

Kathy said...

Ohk, this is a treasure for sure! Love the ribbon binding and your tabs!

Nicole said...

How precious! Sisters they will always be... :)

Barb P said...

I love your mix of papers and that beautiful butterfly on the front cover.

Tara said...

Such a lovely mini Nicole!

EstherT said...

beautiful - I love anything with babies, and this turned out great!

~Thanks, Esther

~jan said...

What a sweet mini album, Jodi! Love the ribbon binding-what a great idea!

Debbie said...

Very pretty mini Jodi!

Cheryl said...

Just lovely!

Cathy said...

I love the ribbon you used on the side to put it altogether! That's a great variation! TFS.

♥Silvana♥ said...

OMG how odorable is this? thanks for the idea

Marielle said...

how cute is this !!!

PK said...

great mini album.
I also made a mini album made from carton boxes. as can bee seen here:
http://www.tapuz.co.il/blog/ViewEntry.asp?EntryId=1905174

Angie said...

What a meaningful mini! You have inspired me to create something similar for my child!

Carolyn said...

I like the idea of cutting the strips different sizes..cute book!

Debbie said...

Another darling mini book. I'm loving all the ideas! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rhonda V. said...

This is a wonderful journaling book to remember those special exepectant moments!!! I love your ribbon work on this project!!! Fab!

Hilde/Scoobie said...

This mini is seriously cute! Love how you manage to fit so many photos into so little space :-)

{Ross} said...

Your mini album is simply fantastic! I see the picture on my blogroll and....o wow!! Let me see immediately! Is very very very cute and the colours are my favourites!! Compliments!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

What a beautiful album and the choice of pictures were perfect. This is a true treasure.

Debbie Garcia said...

colors meld together so nicely I love the fresh springness of it.

Kirsteen said...

Ah this is so cute, thanks for sharing xx

Celeste B. said...

Love the staggered page sizes. Great idea.

Μαρία said...

an other fantastic mini!!! and love the ribbons!!!

Sam said...

This is a gorgeous way of showing the obvious love between your two daughters. I love this.

The Madaks said...

I am also posting as "Robinmadak" since some of the sites use Blogger and on others I can use Facebook....GRRR!!!!

Adorable book!!!

Auntie Ang said...

The colors are so sweet therse are so cool no two alike

Becky said...

Such a beautiful album. I like how you combined the paper lines.

Michelle said...

OMG! What a great idea for my sis' birthing photos, great job on mini album! Thanks for making it easy for me to go to the next person's blog site!

A Crafters Passion said...

Very inspiring album.

Michelle McClure said...

What a great way to document such an important time in your life!

Kim said...

what a beautiful keepskake jodi, I love the colours you have used

Emily Branch said...

EXCELLENT album!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the beautiful paper and embeliies!! This album is perfect to welcome in the spring!!

Emily Branch said...

EXCELLENT album!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the beautiful paper and embeliies!! This album is perfect to welcome in the spring!!