Thursday, April 26, 2012

GQ Blog Hop Day 3

Good morning Paper Crafters,

Welcome back to our Spring Hop it's already Day 3, my goodness that went by fast, but I've had a great time sharing my creations and reading your comments, I appreciate them so much and a warm welcome to my new followers I hope you stop by often. I look forward to future Hops!

Around my house it's softball season and I have 3 girls playing; with practice and games life's busy, lol, but my oldest daughter has grown to love and plays practically all sports, she's my all-sport Star:) So for my first project today I created a mini 4 x 4 Album featuring my daughter in all her sports pics for this, basketball, volleyball and softball. I used some 'Well Worn' DSP from the IBC and some 'Sweet Shoppe' from the mini. The stars and the tag are chipboard, the stars are painted white and I added rhinestones, girls like bling :) I also used some chipboard pieces with fun words on them, the softball was a 1"circle punch with the lines drawn in red.

These mini albums work up fast and are fun to make, the base is an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of CS, cut in half (you'll have 2 pieces 4 1/4 x 11) attach the 2 pieces together to create one long strip (overlap the 2 pieces 2") then score every 4". Simply decorate to your hearts desire. I chose to make it a book that folds out and only decorated one side, but I'm working on another that I am going to decorate on both sides. To close I punched a hole on one end then used ribbon to tie it closed. They hold 5 to 10 photos and are a great gift idea!

For my second project I got to thinking about decorating bags for gifts, now although I used brown paper sacks for this project this method would also work well for solid colored gift bags or kraft bags, etc. I just used what I happened to have on hand.

As you can see I used more of the flowers as I did in my previous posts, I guess I couldn't stop making them once I got started, lol, the larger was made using the triple layer flower punch and the middle size one was made with a 1" circle punch, the small flowers are the mini punches, then I added pearl and rhinestone bling.

I hope you enjoyed todays projects as much as I enjoyed creating them! Thank you for joining us for our Spring Hop! Remember for another chance at my Blog candy, Follow me if your not already and leave a comment! I will announce the winner Saturday afternoon, when I get home from the softball games.

Have a wonderful day!  Now on to Anji's Blog........

If you get lost along the way here are links to all the Glitter Queens Hopping

1.      Jennifer Kay

2.        Jan Mougel     

3.      Tamara Gadberry      http://www.papercraftingstamper/ You are here!

4.       Anji Clements

5.       Cely Havens

6.       Candice Crawford


  1. Lots of projects today! Every one of them is cuuuuute! :)

  2. Tamara, thank you for the mini photo album idea! I am going to try it :). I also love the gift bags. Don't stop making the flowers they are beautiful!!!

  3. Great projects! I have loved this blog hop, so many great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love making mini albums! tfs

  5. Great ideas. I love the idea of decorating plain brown paper bags and putting maybe a teachers gift in it, or b'day gift and the flowers are gorgeous. Have enjoyed the Blog Hop and hope to see another.

  6. Love the packaging ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  7. OH!! I just love these! That first little mini album is the stars!

  8. My oldest love soccer and boy this would be nice to give to my parents and family as a gift. TFS AJ!


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