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 year....soccer, 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
http://www.dawnsstampingthoughts.net/

1.      Jennifer Kay     http://txjennywren.blogspot.com/

2.        Jan Mougel        http://www.bearycreativecrafts.blogspot.com     

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

4.       Anji Clements       http://alteredscraps.com/

5.       Cely Havens     http://hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com/

6.       Candice Crawford          http://craftingelegance.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

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

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  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!!!

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

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  4. I love making mini albums! tfs

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  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.

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  6. Love the packaging ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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

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  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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