Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Paper Primper Christmas Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Today is my day to show off what I've created for the Paper Primper Christmas Blog Hop.  You should have arrived from Paper Primper Altered Art .  If you just happened upon my blog be sure to start back at the beginning!

I decided to try my hand at a paper bag album.  I found a couple of tutorials since I have never attempted this project before.  I have to admit I'm addicted!  I plan to make many many more of these!  I followed THIS tutorial and then went to her ustream to see how she decorated it.  VERY easy to follow.

I decided to make this album for our family gift exchange this year.  I have a HUGE extended family and each year for Christmas we rotate who hosts our big family party.  Well I collected the family pictures from each year from 1999 - 2010 and put them in order in the album, leaving room for the recipient to add their own pictures.  We'll see if it's a big hit this year or not!

The front cover

Each page has a chipboard piece that pulls out for more pictures.

 One of the pages.  The blue strip is also a pocket.

Another chipboard page.

The entire album finished and opened up.  There are enough pages to go to 2014!

Thanks for stopping by!  Now hop on over to Kacee and continue on our hop!
And be sure to check back on Friday to see projects from all of the designers!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge!

If you're looking for the Paper Primper Blog Hop click HERE

Tuesday has rolled around again!  So that means it's time for another Die Cuttin Divas challenge!  This week is all about the football theme!  We are pretty big football fans here in our house (well big Detroit sports fans in general I guess you could say!).  But recently my 8 year old has transformed into a University of Michigan fan.  My guess is really as good as yours as neither my husband or I went to UofM (or MSU for that matter).  So I wanted to take this opportunity to make him a little card.  I'm SO proud of myself!  This turned out exactly how I wanted.  I am in love!  I decided to try out a slider card and think it turned out adorable!  What do you think?!

The football and goal post are from Sports Mania and the player from Everyday Paper Dolls.  I added an M to his jersey with Studio G glitter glue.  I decided to make the football a bit sparkly with some stickles.  and of course you can't mistake his adorable face...I used Everyday Character Assortment from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I inked all of the paper edges to finish it off.

We hope you decide to make a football project this week to share with us!  Be sure to submit it HERE!!

Paper Primper Christmas Blog Hop

Time for the next hop here at Paper Primper Altered Art. We are so glad you joined us! Our design team is going to show you some Christmas projects, all sponsored by Paper Primper Altered Art. Be prepared to see some beautiful paper bag albums, cards, and other assorted Christmas items. Starting Tuesday, November 1 - Friday, November 4, each day we will have featured designers showcasing their styles. So be sure to join us each day and see what might inspire you!

Let's get started! The start of the hop is Paper Primper Altered Art.

November 1st:
Diana -
Patty -
Giselle -

Be sure to stop by my blog TOMORROW November 2nd to see my project! But here is a sneak peak :)

And here is a schedule for the rest of the hop! 

November 2nd:
Jessica -
Kacee -
Suzanne -

November 3rd:
Kassi -
Tammy -
Audrey -

November 4th: all designers will showcase their projects. Hope you have fun!  and be sure to check back!!!