Thursday, August 11, 2011

Blog hopping time with Graphic 45 and Want 2 Scrap

Welcome from all the way down under :) I am so glad you could join us for the Graphic 45 and Want2Scrap blog hop! The hop kicked off earlier this week and runs until August 12th, 2011. So sorry if you visited earlier and this post wasn't up - not sure why blogger didn't do it as scheduled - I obviously didn't hit the right button lol.

Today from the Want2Scrap Team, we have their design team member Terre Fry and from Graphic 45 join Gloria and Nancy and myself for some inspiring projects!!!Make sure that you stop by each designers' blog, the Graphic 45 Blog and Want2Scrap blog for your chance to win a bunch of amazing goodies!

Want2Scrap and Graphic 45 will both be giving out two prizes. One prize on each of our blogs and one prize on each of our Facebook Pages. Want2Scrap will be giving out two $25 Gift Certificates and Graphic 45 will be giving out two prize packages valued over $25. For the blog prize winner, we will pick a random person who comments on one of the designers' blog posts. For the Facebook prize winner, we will pick a random person who leaves a comment on our Facebook fanpage.

Right now onto my project for today!!!!!!!! A few weeks ago I went to an awesome retreat known as Camp Mojo and had a ball!!! So what better to scrap than a weekend away with good friends :) I always grumble a bit about mini albums as I don't like the getting it all together ready to scrap bit - but print out a bunch of photo's - cover each page with different paper and start at the beginning!!!!!! I ALWAYS fall in love with it as I go and by the end of it - discover it is so worth the effort and love how mini albums turn out :)

Graphic 45's Le Cirque papers were just perfect for this album and if you take an extra close look you may discover another one of my projects in the making... ;)

Enjoy

















Graphic 45 – papers all used from the 8x8 Pad Le Cirque – 4500316
Paper’s used include : Bohemian Floral 4500304
Greatest Show on Earth 4500311
Le Cirque 4500303
Circus Parade 4500305
Extravaganza 4500310
Wizards of Wonders 4500307
Dazzle and Delight 4500309
Under the Big Top 4500308
Flying High 4500312
Magnifique 4500306
Le Cirque borders 4500313
Le Cirque tags 4500314
Graphic 45 Staples – Flower staples 4500230
Want 2 Scrap – Scalloped album, Pearl flourish, Pearl brackets, single black pearls, black pearl name tags
Imaginarium Designs chipboard – leaf
Various ribbons including May Arts
My 2 Angels – date hatpin
Nestabilities – Floral Doily Motif S5-041
Tim Holtz – Doorknob, film strip, Kraft resist paper, vintage photo ink, tag
Making Memories mini alpha’s
Gauze
3D mount tape
Hambly screen prints transparency and rubons (crown and wings)

Hints / Tips
• To add extra pages into album trace around scalloped chipboard page onto cardstock/transparency and cut out. Page maybe folded in half and stuck together to give a different size page in album.

• Chipboard pages were traced around onto G45 paper then cut out and adhered using Mod Podge Matt. Ink all edges once dry to give a professional finish


67 comments:

Carole said...

oooooooooohhhhhh so cute - love the lolly and the knob on the cover - great touch !!!

Kelly Massman said...

Your mini is too fun! I love all of the happy photos, too!

MicheleV said...

i love this line. your album is very cool - great paper for such a fun occasion!

Lorraine said...

What a gorgeous album! Love the papers, designs and all the different elements you incorporated into it!

csparky61 said...

I love the theme and colors. Looks like you had a very fun time. Thanks for sharing your beautiful project.

Bev said...

Looks stunning Mel. Didn't we have a great time. Can't wait to see the next project here !!

Bev said...

Looks stunning Mel. Didn't we have a great time. Can't wait to see the next project here !!

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Lovely album. I like how you stamped on the metal staple flowers and the watch hands. Album flowed nicely and innovative ideas. Thank you!

Nancy said...

Loved all the colours in your album. It looks like your retreat was a great time to bond with other women!

Barbara said...

wow! The colors and well, everything is just wonderful.

Christina V. said...

This album is stunning! I love all your pages, the way you decorated them, the photos and colours! This is a very inspirational project. Thank you so muchfor sharing!

Scossie Jane said...

Beautiful album Mel, so colourful and fun, loooks like you had a great time, and all together in a stunning wee album - love it.... Hugs x

jjocarlson said...

This is really pretty luvin the colors! Thanks for sharing.

Joyce
jjocarlson@yahoo.com

Peggy said...

Love the album. Looks like you had a great time.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Judy Nash said...

It's all about the photos and the way they are "showcased" with a show stopping Graphic 45 Le Cirque and accented with Want 2 Scrap. You made it FUN!

Stacey Wilson said...

What a great album! I love it!

slotr04-scrapjazz said...

VERY NICE!!! I love your style!! Thanks for sharing!!

Ratty Hugs said...

This is such a fun project, makes me wish I was at Camp Mojo too.
~C8>

chavi cohen said...

Beautifull album! Love how you decorated all the pages!

emharp said...

Mini albums have to one of my favourite projects. Thanks for all that creative inspiraion in your beautiful album.

dlwidder said...

Fab album! Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Gorgeous details. Totally worth the extra trip back to see it. ;-D

Robin said...

Absolutely amazing!!! I love everything about this amazing mini!

Tami B. said...

What a fun album and what a fun time it looks like you all had.

lazycattrain said...

GEEEES I REALLY LOVE EVERY SINGLE PAGE OF YOUR ALBUM. BEAUTIFULLY DONE. THE COVER IS EXTREMELY ADORABLE. ALSO THE BINDING. this is soooo breathe-taking. you really pulled out all the characteristics of le cirque. GREAT JOB!

Lizscraps said...

had stopped by various times earlier hoping to get the full story after seeing the peek on graphic45--was worth the wait :) -- lots to see and enjoy here and very vibrant! TFS

Cathy L. said...

love theses colors.

bozena said...

I love this mini album and all the happy photos. Great paper!!!

Monique Barr said...

Girl you ROCK this mini. Great job I loved it

Deb said...

I love the mini! There is so much to look at. It makes a great gift for friends after spending a day doing something fun! Wouldn't they be surprised.

Debbie

Meg said...

Creative project. thanks for sharing.

Sunny Skye Creations said...

Melanie, this book is sooo fun!! Love all your color combo's and little "Mel" touches! Beautiful!!

Pretty Patti's Papers said...

Love your mini-album. Thanks for sharing.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

What a cute mini.

michsmith1973 said...

I love mini's, you did a super job on this one. Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Your album is beautiful! Love the papers and all the embellies! Thanks for the inspiration!

JamieH

Linda said...

Fun mini album! One to treasure!

Louise said...

What a beautiful album. Love all the little details. I especially love the cover!

Sharon Sutton said...

This mini album is adorable, the color are so vibrant,

POSH said...

This mimi album brought a smile to my face...the detail is awesome!!!!! Great job!,,,,

Heidi said...

I really really like your mini album. My style is similar to yours.

Carol said...
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Carol said...

Hi Melanie
What a beautiful album.
I love all the decorations, the truth is that it has been lovely.
Thanks for sharing.

Many kisses from the island of Menorca, Spain.

Tambo said...

I love this book. I am in a book mode right now and can't get enough of them. I love all the touches you did with it. I think I need to make my BFF one of these and add the part of friends words you put in your book. Great job! tfs Tami
Tambo's Creations

Pam said...

Such a fun mini! I love that paper!

Crafty_Lady said...

Beautiful, it's so bright!

Luv 2 Create said...

Thanks for sharing what looks like such a fun time. What a wonderful memory album. Papers and embelishments were perfectly chosen. Your Mojo was definitely on high thru this project.
Marcie

Anonymous said...

Super projects -- love the bright colors.
Jan B.

Sherrie Suttles said...

Awesome mini album. I tend to agree that I drag my feet when it comes to doing them but I usually love how they turn out.

Shona said...

I haven't made a mini in ages. Looking at yours reminded me how much fun they are to make, and yours is so cute with that gorgeous paper !

wendy said...

I love making mini albums. I usually give them as gifts, no photos added. I think I will make this one for myself. I loved all the papers, flowers and bling that you added. Thanks for the inspiration. I live on the east coast of the US. Too far to travel to take one of your classes. My loss!

Janet L. said...

Yowza! Your album is really, really cute. I love the colors, reminding me of fall and a jacket I have!Great job, Melanie.

wilson.marie65 said...

I love love.....what a beautiful project...i love the papers!! I am inspired...thank you for showing.....every page pops with color and fun

Noreen said...

Wow! My first impression was COLOR! What a perfect way to scrap a scrap fest. I like your idea for adding more pages, too.

genagirl said...

I love mini albums! It's about all I do any more - to me it seems like I can get it done and have something to show. It holds my interest and I seem to lose focus on a big album. This one is amazing! I love the casual feel of it.

bethann said...

great album. fantastic details

Gloria Stengel said...

Wow! You amaze me every time! This is over the top fab!

Georgee said...

Love you Mojo Game Album. So cool!! Love it. I must get busy and make one right away, I feel the urge to scrap after all this wonderful inspirations this week.

Bella Carta at Art 'n Soul said...

Loved the detail to your pages, and the layouts didn't even look like traditional scrapbook layouts. Your mini-book is a real treasure; you've inspired me! Thanks.

Margie said...

Gorgeous mini-that camp looks like it was so much fun!!

Robin said...

Incredible mini - it's just fabulous the colors, the photos and great papers!

M. Swisher said...

I like knob on the cover. Great photo

Marge said...

What a fun mini SB & great photos!!!

Mona E said...

Holy Smokes!!! This album is just to die for. Loooove how you have fit the papers to the images. And you have embellished the album beautifully. Hugs...Mona

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, this is totally stunning! I have not tried a mini yet, yours is beautiful. I need to get one of these. And that paper is fabulous!

Nicolle74 said...

Wow amazing mini album. Love all the details lots of fun!..:)

enikodelisle said...

Love your work!

Carolyn Krassinger said...

Oh, my what a mini! I just love Graphic 45 papers, have to. What an amazing job, you did. Terrific.

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