Friday, January 28, 2011

Celebrating our Milestones Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us.  I hope you enjoy our little blog hop.  The theme of this blog hop is Celebrating Milestones.  I have chosen to share with you a mini-album I created which celebrates one of life's greatest milestones -- the birth of a child.  So I made a little brag book for my friend Val who had a baby girl this past Summer. 

Cover Page 

Page 1 & 2 -- Welcome Bebe.  I wanted to make sure this was a brag book about the baby and not about my scrapbooking skills.  Given the limited real estate, the embellishment also serve as photo corner.  So the photo will fit right under the Bebe embellishment.   



On the right page, I created a pull out tab that can be used to easily attach a photo. I strategically attached some of the brads to the frame while others are attached to the page. This insured that the pink tab could easily be moved in and out of the frame.  PS/the secret to adhering glitter . . . decoupage!
Page 3 & 4 -- Once again I utilized the embellishments as photo corner. 

Page 4 & 5 --  Instead of a traditional page I layered a few tags to add more interest to the album.  The page on the left I did not embellish.  I liked the paper so much I did not feel it necessary.  I will provide her with clear photo corners for her to use when she adds the pictures to this page. 

 Page 6 & 7 -- This is the other side of the tags pictured above.  LO #7 has two little tags for journaling tucked underneath the beautiful butterfly frame. 

Last page -- I used the Mariposa paper from DCWV for the page on the left.  I used cut the butterfly and used pop dots to give it dimension.  What's a sonnet without a ballerina? 

Blog Candy -- how to play?
In order to enter to win the blog candy you must do the following:

  • Become a follower of this blog.
  • Leave a comment.  Perhaps you can tell me which page of the mini-album you liked the most. 
  • Visit the blogs of the other talented ladies participating in this blog hop.
Your next stop is to Sharon's Pretty Paper Things blog.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow. I'll be sharing a technique I used to create a tag for this mini-album.  Enjoy!

Yoli

85 comments:

Honeybearz Designs said...

This is such a sweet album. It is something your friend will cherish for a lifetime. I really like pages 3 and 4. You did an awesome job on this. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cricut Critter said...

What a gorgeous album, pretty and sophisticated, love it! My favorite is page 2 but I really like the whole concept.

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

Hi yoli,

This is a nice mini album. I like the Paris collection you have in another post too. I look forward to seeing more. I hope you got you closet updated by now :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful album! Your friend will absolutely love it!! Her daughter will never be far away from her (even when she goes to college, gets married, all those milestones) with your beautiful work to flip through and see her baby's pictures.

jennyplace2 said...

Such a pretty mini, and oh such great details in every page. TFS
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Lora said...

Love your album - it is very pretty and feminine - my favorite is actually page 1 - something about the simplicity of that page I guess.

Your blog candy looks awesome - love how you have made it themed.

Celeste said...

Beautiful brag book

Tanya said...

Holy Cow!! Your album is AWESOME!! Love the detail you put into it.

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

myapyapooh said...

This is a very nice album.

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

I love your brag book for your friend. I would have to say page 3 is my favorite, I love the dress. Great job on the brag book. Thanks for sharing.

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lovemypaper said...

Very cute mini album your friend will love it!

Zulma said...

This mini album is so pretty. Love all the d/p, the page that I like the most is the one with the hangig little dress (how cute). Thanks for sharing, Zulma.

Wendy said...

this is so pretty i do love minis

Kim said...

Yoli, I love your altered albums! My favorite pages would be 3&4 but really was hard to pick a favorite!
I'm a new follower
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Very pretty album, I'm sure that your friend will love it! My favorite page is #7 and I also like the Ballerina page!

Jordy said...

Beautiful book. My favourite page is the last one!
jordanamschmudt at hotmail dot com

P1x3L.F3T1SH said...

The whole mini was just GORGEOUS!
OMG! LOL The thing you said about the decopodge and glitter! LOL I was thinking of trying that out the other day and never did! I love glitter but have started to dread using it! =] Next time I will try it with deco. <3 TFS!

JustYolie said...

Your friend is going to love the mini book! I just know they will treasure it!

Sandy said...

So pretty!! I love pages 4&5 but they all go together so well!

scrappinmomma said...

What a beautiful album

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Jolene said...

I love your whole album but if I had to choose one page it would be 3 & 4

Clare D. said...

I am already following and cannot pick just one page to like. I love them all! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Sandy said...

Gorgeous and full of love from cover to cover
Huggles
Sandy
sandypumphrey@comcast.net

Lovebug Creations said...

Loving your mini album! Great job! I think they are so fun to make and I'm sure your friend will love this for her baby!

kimi
kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

What a BEAUTIFUL sweet album!
TFS
Love your little sign above desk :)
Debi
cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net

Abby said...

Soooo nice!!! i love it!!!

Sonia said...

Hello, Hola Yoli:
Amazing creation! Love this Mini Album.

Sony

brittmartin0910 said...

this album is adorable thank you for sharing


brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

Becks Cricards said...

This album is gorgeous! I can't pick a favorite page cause they are all beautifully done! My bestie is adopting a baby and this would be perfect for her once I know what she adopts! Can you post a how to on this project?

I am a new follower!

TFS

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

Annette M said...

I love, love, love your album. My favorit page is the one with the pull out I think they are pages 3 & 4. Very pretty album, great job!

Also saw your plans for your SB room, very nice...looks like a great space to create it.

Your Paris inspired blog candy, is gorgeous!

Please check out my blog and follow if you'd like. I am a newbie to blogging, but not to scrapbooking.
http://creatingforlife.blogspot.com/

On to the next stop on the blog hop!

moran99@comcast.net

Karin said...

Yo quiero!!!!!!!!!!! ese mini está espectacular muchos detalles.Me encanta. Gracias por tu lindo comentario sobre mis trabajos.

Joana said...

Sorry but I can't choose the one I like best... All the pages are so cute!! Very, very beautifull.
Thank you for sharing.

postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

mitch1066 said...

I love the frame with removable media,great idea!

mitch1066@gmail.com

Jean-Marie said...

this is such a pretty design...love the papers, too!
Jean-Marie: jms822 at yahoo dot com
www.dragonflydestiny.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Gorgeous papers you used. Your friend will treausure it.

Janis said...

Yoli - what a beautiful album. I enjoyed reading your description and laughed at the "limited real estate". You are so smart to use the embellises as a double for photo corners. I LOVED the tag page. Actually, I loved that all the pages were a little different in shape and size. That is so cool and gives it so much interest. And the page you didn't embellish because you liked the paper enough - I find that happens to me too. Glad I'm not the only one. Your Bebe album is just beautiful. :) Janis northrose@slowar.com

Trisha said...

Great brag book. Your friend is lucky to have you. I think page 3 & 4 are my favorite. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful album. I wish I was so creative.

beth said...

This album is beautiful. I love all the pages but the cover is my favorite it is just so sweet.

crazy for cricut said...

awesome album! I love the ballerina page since my daughter is a dancer! Dina arm1997@msn.com

AJoy said...

Love it! Page two is my favorite!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

BuggaBeeAndMe said...

This is a beautiful album. Page 2 is my favorite. Love the glitter!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Beautiful tags....but that craft room looks tooooo neat. No sane crafter can keep it looking that beautiful...wow!

MARILYN said...

Very Lovely mini-album!! My favorite page is the second with the little handling dress.
Hugs!

country grammie said...

I love the page with the ballerina on it!

dfhenson@q.com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the mini album especially 6-7.

Scrappin' Sista said...

This is a beautiful album. I love the page that has a dress and a frame. It's so creative how you slide the picture in and out. TFS and the chance to win.

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
http://onescrappinsista.blogstpo.com
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Annel said...

what a great album I think i liked page 2 with the pull out photo. and the one with the ballerina, my daughter is a ballerina thats why for that one, thanks for sharing with us.
Annel
pud22164@yahoo.com

chignon said...

This such a lovely gift for your friend! I really like pages one and two, especially pg two with the cute dress on the form. Darling!

LesleyfromWI said...

Beautiful album. My favorite page is the last. Gorgeous! Found your blog on the hop and I am now a follower!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great Mini! I loved pages 4&5 because I love the tags! Great work!

Vicki said...

I'm a new follower. The entire album is gorgeous. My favorite is the page with the glittered frame.

Dawn, RI said...

Very nice baby mini album... I like the tags you made. Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

craftaholic said...

Thanks for sharing a super cute Baby Brag book!! I think it is very well created!! My favorite page is the last page!! Love the Butterfly's!! Thanks for the Awesome blog prize!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

How can I tell you which page when they're all gorgeous and a sweet treasure. TFS!
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Robin Shakoor said...

Yoli, this album is just beautiful!

AmyJRockstar said...

Gorgeous album! My favorite are the tag pages 5 & 6 I believe? Lovely!
XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

suetography said...

Woah! Not only is this album fantastic-the photography is too! So fabu!

Lisa said...

Adorable book! I love pages 3 and 4 the best!! Your work is amazing.

I am a new follower.

paperbutterflies@sbcglobal.net

Ashley said...

I absolutely LOOOOOVE this book!!! I don't know that I have a favorite page. I liked them all! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and offering a giveaway!

~Ashley
http://proudusmcwife415.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

Love the album and I think I like 3 and 4 the best - hard to decide - they are all great. I will become a follower right after this post. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Creative Cutter Retreats said...

So so so cute! I love your ballerina page-just adorable. TFS Cathie
www.creativecutter.org

chicks said...

Hi Yolie Just love the book it is hard to hose a favourite but I think page 6 has it.

Love Chris

Cindylu2u said...

What a gorgeous mini album, love page 4 in it, like how you have the photo mat at a slant!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Sue said...

OMG. What an awesome brag book. It's so sweet. I think my favorite pages are 4 and 5. I love the colors and the details of the whole book. I have become a follower.

ssedlak815@gmail.com

Paula said...

oh my goodness, this is beautiful!! Your friend is going to love this!
Paula

JeNn said...

LOVE LOVE this album. my fav. tfs

anderson.jenn4@gmail.com

Kim. said...

A beautiful album, for me my favourite pages are 3 & 4, love the simplicity of them but the clever way you used the corners to hold the photo's.
Kim xXx

Minta's Creations said...

Just became a follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.
Minta
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Minta's Creations said...

Love your album!
I would have to say my favorite page of the album is the one with the cage and butterfly.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Minta
mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

scrapaholicjen said...

WOW this album is absolutely beautiful! I think my favorite page is the one with the crown, but they are all just exquisite. Thanks for sharing!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Gramjak said...

Oh my goodness, Yoli, I am so in love with your mini-album! It is absolutely gorgeous and will be treasured!
Thanks so much for sharing it wiht us. I have become a follower and LOVE your blog candy offer! I LOVE Paris and these items are magnificent!

McVic said...

Hi Im a follower- love the first mini. the colors are great. TFS
kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I'm a NEW follower
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
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GabyCreates.com said...

Beautiful work Yoli!! My favorite is the cover and page 2&3 but the entire album is super!
You asked me about the diploma....well the butterfly has foam for layering and there are two brads on the page that will stop the diploma from being pressed-- your newest follower Gaby

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Yoli

WOW.. this is beautiful! I love the whole album, but pages 1& 2 with the little mini dress is beautiful, love the glitter frame.
I am a new follower of your blog, cant wait to see more projects.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

joni said...

Stunning!! Wow, I love it...so elegant and feminine!!! Lovely! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Scrapping Galaxy said...

Love that album :)

Lisa West said...

This is sooo pretty. I love the page with the red crown frame. You are very talented!! Lisa

Becky Dunham said...

Hi Yoli - this is absolutely darling! My niece is going to have a baby in March and i can't help thinking about her when i see this little book - she would love something like this. I dont' really know if I could pick one page - love the tags! I am a new follower and more than happy to be here :)

rdunham at q dot com
http://bloglessinutah.blogspot.com/

Anna said...

Adorable albums. Just so sweet.
I'm now a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

stefeni said...

What a pretty album! You really put a lot of time into it, it's gorgeous.

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SGilley said...

your creations are very beautiful! thanks for sharing...sonyagilley@yahoo.com
http://thegardengate1.blogspot.com

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

Your mini is so pretty! I love the vintage feel to it! Love your blog!

suetography said...

I keep coming to this-I love this little album so much! Inspiring Yoli!

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