Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mini Love Blog Hop & Giveaway

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Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Today we are having a cute, informal blog hop showing our love for mini books.  It all started with Sam who made a mini book and decided to get a few girlies from Instagram to join her in making one also for this blog hop.  There was no set theme for the mini's.  Instead, we all worked with a few prompts to get us started.  The three prompts were:

1. Use white card stock as background
2. Use numbers for the inside pages
3. Use a ring to bind the mini album

We are so excited to see everyone's take on making an album in their own style.

Oh, and BTW!  We will have a mini giveaway from each blog also!  Hop to each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win by Sunday, Feb 16!  Winners will be chosen and announced on Monday, Feb 17!  Easy peasy! :)

Here's the list for blog hop:


And here's my take on the challenge...

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I opted to create a little mini for my little one, celebrating her third month (January); capturing all the little memories, her achievements and documenting the little reminders. I used mostly pattern papers and embellishments (stickers and transparencies) from Crate Paper Love Notes collection, some gold rub-ons from the new Maggie Holmes collection and last but not least, some awesome cork die cuts from my friend Sam (do check out her shop for even more great designs and plus she's having a promotion at the moment too).

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Not only am I addicted to anything gold at the moment, but also transparencies and vellum. I just love how you can layer these to create a different look/effect from page to page. For the cover, I used an overlay/transparencies which gives you a sneak of the pages behind and don't you just love that "3" wood veneer from Studio Calico. And that January card that you see there, it's created by the lovely April and she's sharing them on her blog here. Her work is amazing!

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I also created some vellum pockets. Not only would I be able to put just about anything but once again , loving that semi-transparency look. (It's an addiction)

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Also to create more variations among the pages, I put my cameo to work and cut a few die cut pages (used this adorable quote die cut file)and more cork goodies!

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and here's a snapshot of all the front facing pages...

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and those on the backside...

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And what's a blog hop without a giveaway right? I've got an extra set of the cork embellishments to giveaway along with a few sheets of mini alphabets that I used in my mini (these are from Lily Bee - love), some sweet twine, transparency embellishments and a mix of embellishments and stickers. Just leave a comment on this blog post by Sunday Feb 16th.

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Thanks for hoping along with us and wishing you a very HAPPY (belated) VALENTINE DAY!



  1. Love your minialbum, it´s super cute and an amazing keepsake! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Love your mini album! It is so the layering work! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

  3. those embellishments are just so lovely!

  4. This is just beautiful!!!! I love the way you play with the transparency and the textures!

  5. Love the mini album! Little Sophia is getting so adorable ...

  6. Love your mini album and baby sophia is such a cutie pie :)

  7. Such a wonderful mini album and those photos are really cute!

  8. Piradee.. Your album is gorgeous! I looove it... And omg, your daughter is super cute! :)

    It was so nice to do this blog hop with you! Your work is gorgeous! And thank you for the shout out. I'm so flattered you like my cards.

  9. I love your mini album, and the use of transparencies and vellum;) I'm still trying to wrap my head around the vellum use;)

  10. Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you SO much for the beautiful inspiration.

  11. I LOVE your mini album, Piradee. I never would have thought to combine the cork elements with vellum/transparencies, but it works so well! I'm going to have to try it. Thank you for the inspiration, and hope you had a very Happy Valentine's Day with your new little baby love!

  12. Awwwww. How adorable she is and your mini is just beautiful.

  13. Beautiful album. The vellum pocket is a nice addition. And Sophia is such a cute little one)
    I'm curious to see now what other girls made with same prompts.

  14. what a sweet and gorgeous mini! Loving all the vellum and those great cork shapes!

  15. Such a pretty mini of such a cutie! Thank you for doing this hop. I love minis so its nice seeing other people's inspiration!!

  16. Love your mini! I am addicted to gold too :D

  17. Meredith245 at yahoo dot comFebruary 16, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Thanks for the chance to win blog candy! Great project.

  18. Congrats on your little bb girl! AM amazed at how u can still produce such beautiful work with your hands full with a newborn!

  19. Love love your ideas for the mini album, enjoyed the hop, deff. will follow some of you more now.

  20. Love you mini, especially the peek a boo feel. Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. I love the use of cork. Is it too thick, though? How do you get it to stick on stuff? Hm ... curious ...

    - JoAnna (

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