Sunday, March 31, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $10 Loves Rubberstamps store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love for the Designers! You have until Saturday, April 6th, at 8pm CST. Have fun and we hope that you enjoy the hop!
If you've arrived here from Ivonne blog you are right on track! If not, I have posted the whole blog hop list below just in case you get lost along the way!  I have a longgggg post for you, so settle back and drink some coffee and enjoy all the picures.  And for those of you celebrating Easter, Happy Easter! 

This is an envelope mini book.  I scraplifted this idea from my S.U. Demo, lol.  She knows, so it's okay. I used 6 Kraft colored envelopes and decorated each side and then put 5 1/4 by 3 1/4 card stock in the envelope with an additional picture and stamped Journal it Top Ten on the other side for some Journal Notes.  I pulled out the card stock from the inside to show you how each one looks on the back.  I haven't started my journaling yet, lol.  

So this is the front page.  I applied the designer paper and then the photo, which is of the bride and groom from the wedding I attended last weekend.  I made this for my Sister-In-Law.  Even though Hydrangeas were part of the decor, I decided that Chrysanthemum's from Flourishes would do.  I stamped them on photo paper and colored them with my Copic Markers.  They give a shine without having to wait for Glossy Accents to dry, lol.  I stamped (with Memento Tuxedo Black) Whimsy Stamps - Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 on Kraft paper and cut it out for the center.  I fussy cut the flowers and added them around.

On the inside of the front cover, I placed designer paper on the inside and strip on the top of the envelope fold.  I stamps Whimsey Stamps - Treasured Moments Tickts on to Kraft cardstock with Memento Black Ink.  The ticket says, "Love like you have nothing to lose."  I imagine that pearl of wisdom is given frequently to grooms by their Mom's on the Groom and Mother dance.  I framed the picture in green.  Green and Blue were their wedding colors and even though my Chevron's are smaller, I still thought it would be great to stay with their wedding theme.  The third picture is the inside of the second envelope.  This is the groom running around before the wedding.  I used a MFT Die-namic photo corner and stamped MFT Clearly Sentimental About Romance, it says, "Fate Controls who walks into your life, but you decide who you let walk out, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go."  I used some washi tape above the sentiment and again added a strip of the designer paper on the envelope flap. 

Now I pulled out the inside cards to show you the MFT LLD - Instert it - Jouranl it Top Ten.  It comes with a few words and other stamps.  This one says, "cool".  The other side is a picture of the pedicure my Sister In Law treated us to and unfortunately my MFT Die-namics Rounded Banner Trio tab did not show up all the way.  It's so cute, I cut one with kraft and the top layer with the blue polka dot paper. 

.  The first pic is my Sister-In-Law with her daughter, my Niece.  I used MFT Photo Corners on opposite sides and framed in black.  I set this over burlap that I cut from the burlap fancy favors they gave out at the wedding with the date stamped on them.  The next picture is a picture of the Aisle.  So pretty, burlap with hydrangeas aligning it and bouquets of Hydrangea's along with pews.  I used one of the dies from MFT Well Worn Greetings stamp and die set and stamped A clearly Sentimental about the Journey phrase on it and used a strip of Chevron designer paper.  The sentiment says, "If life is a journey, then your hand is the only one I want to hold in mine every step of the way."  I added some pearls.  Again on the card stock I stamped Journal it top ten and stamped, "favorites" on top, I added another picture on the other side.

Just before the wedding, there were many many pictures taken  by the photographer.  This is a pic I snapped with my Iphone as the bride, groom and Sister were leaving the alter.  I added a La La Land Heart Banner Die and put pearls on each side, below I stamped, MFT Clearly Sentimental about Aubrey Hepburn, it says, "The best thing to hold onto in life is Each Other".  On the next page I used La La Land photo corners and on the flap I cut out a Die-namic LLD - Story Starters - it says, "Best Day Ever."  And I stamped above that - Clearly Sentimental About Family - it says, "Every Family has a story." 

Again I used the MFT's Photo Corners Die-namics and I stamped, "Love being yourself" from Clearly Sentimental about Audrey Hepburn.  This is my son with his other cousins and he loves to play video games with Aric, who is quite the young man.  While other early 20 somethings would have less than nothing to do with a ten year old, Aric kept my Jeep very entertained and made sure he had fun.  And when he didn't, Brianna was right there to step in.  These two are amazing and so good to Jeep.  I found a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental about Sympathy that says, "Remember that I love and care about you."  Because I truly believe they do.  I used the Story Starters Die-namic again. 

Almost there.... lol.   This is my Husband, myself and our son and peeking in is my Sister In Law, lol.   I added some MFT Photo Corner Die-namics Isn't it amazing how many photo corners from one die I used and I didn't even use them all.  I love these dies!  On top of those, I added some Keys and Locks Die-Namics and stamped from MFT Pearls of Wisdom - "Life is not about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself."  On the last photo, I matted with white and die cut Die-namic Crown Border for each side of the photo.  On the flap I stamp MFT Big Greetings, "You've had a big impact on my life."  Which I thought was perfect for this trio of siblings. 

On the back cover, I stamped the Moorehead Marriage couple.  I found a prisma coloring tutorial on the MFT website and used the same technique and colors. 

Yeah, you made it and if you didn't read all that, it's really okay, lol.  Now Laura does not have all of these stamps listed in her store, but if you saw something you cannot live without, simply send her an email and she will let you know when she can get that for you.  Instead of listing each individual thing, I am linking here by the categories, lol.   I also want to mention that I am a collector and it has taken me months and months and months to collect all these stamps and toys. lol.

MFT Die-namics
MFT Clearly Sentimental
MFT LLD - Journal it
La La Land dies
Whimsy Stamps
Memento Black Ink
Copic Markers
Best Glue Ever

I am the last stop in the hop today, Thank you so much for playing along in our hop today! Be sure to stop back by the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog and let us know what you thought!

I am a slow crafter, so this one took me a couple days to do, but I think my Sister In Law is going to love it.  As we were browsing through old photo's she was saying that now that we are taking digi pictures, we are going to miss out on having something to hold onto.  So this is something she can hold onto. lol.


Simon Say's - Anything Goes


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Last stop
great blog hopp,
and stunning card,but your scrapbook is gorgeous,

Laura Love said...

Holly this is AMAZING!! Your Sister-In-Law is going to LOVE it! I agree with her almost All of our pictures are mostly on the computer and I miss being able to flip through albums and laughing at the memories in there :) I love all your beautiful quotes that you chose, and you did such perfect accents. Looks like it was an awesome wedding :) Beautiful job!!

Athina said...

This is so cool! Envelope minis are so much fun and you have done it beautifully!

Tress said...

What a fantastic gift! Holly you've outdone yourself! Your sister-in-law will treasure this keepsake!

Lucy said...

Beautiful job....your sister-in-law will treasure this forever..

Marcy said...

Wow Holly! What an awesome gift to give! This is beautiful and so fantastic to see it with the photos too. Such a fantastic keepsake! Love it! :)

Shanna Shands said...

Adorable. I really love how this turned out. The image on the back is really cute. Fabulous mini.

Lydia said...

such a lovely gift your sister-in-law is going to LOVE it xxxx

Michaela said...

What a gorgeous keepsake you made,Holly. It will be well received that's for sure. I absolutely love it.
Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my blog and inviting me to your fab blog hop.
Michaela xx

kren said...

Wonderful! TFS!

Carla S. said...

Fantastic mini-album, Holly! It's a gorgeous design! This will be a treasured gift, for sure!

Lin said...

What a fun keepsake - so worth all the days of putting it together! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week! (If you'd like to be considered for our prize, please add a link to our challenge)

Ivonne said...

Wow Holly, this is fabulous. I am sure your sister in law will LOVE it. Absolutely beautiful!

Debi said...

I did read all that, thank you for typing and sharing it all. You have a lovely family. Weddings are such fun and are great memory makers. This is a wonderful memory keeper.

Mary J said...

That is so gorgeous, Holly!

Jackie said...

Well I'd say that you've just outdone yourself with this awesome project! I love books like this & yours is really pretty! I'm sure sister-in-law is going to LOVE this! TFS!!!!!

Cathy said...

So wonderful, great keepsake. I love everything about your creation!!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is an awesome mini album. Your SIL will love it. It looks like everyone had a great time at the wedding.

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, this is an absolute treasure! What a joyful little album for your SIL - it will be one she treasures always. The details are amazing - beautiful!

Happy Easter to you and TFS!

yyam said...

Oh wow. You did an amazing job with this mini album! :)

Jo Nevill said...

Such a super album to keep forever - wonderful

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week


Jo x

Jingle said...

Such a pretty mini album!

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE what a Fabulous creation you made! It is very sweet of you to make this for the special couple!

Ellen said...

Worth the time put in! Your sister in law will treasure this forevah!
Hope your easter was fabulous!!!

Dangina Martinez said...

WOW, These turned out fantastic. Congrats to the Bride and Groom.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fabulous project Holly! Thanks for the inspiration!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Holly! This is such a great project! Thanks for showing allll the pages so we could check it out. I'm so certain that the couple will save forever! XOXO

Bonnie aka raduse said...

What a beautiful wedding journal.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What an amazing book Holly! Fabulous work and great hop!!!

Tricia aka T. Joy