Friday, July 29, 2011

Stuck On U Sketches & Creative Cuts & More Summer Mini Album Blog Hop

Welcome to the Summer Mini Album Blog Hop sponsored by Creative Cuts and More! The hop is being hosted by Stuck On U Sketches and Creative Cuts and More (their blog is Die Cut Diva).

I am so honored, Terry at Creative Cuts and More called and asked me if I'd be interested in participating in this mini album blog hop! Of course I jumped at the opportunity! Today's blog hop consists of Design Team members from both Stuck On U Sketches and Creative Cuts and More (which I have previously designed for). If you want to start at the beginning now, head over to Stuck On U Sketches. Make sure to read to the very bottom where you will find a coupon code to Creative Cuts and More.

I started off with the Circle Window 6"x6" Album. The Sweet Summertime line by Echo Park jumped out at me when I found out the theme was summer.

I opted to let the chipboard show. I'm loving the look of kraft on my layouts and figured I would test it out on a mini. I'm really happy with out it came out. I fussy cut clouds and the banner triangles and then used the Echo Park alpha stickers for the title. The grass at the bottom was cut using a Sizzix die and then overlapping the pieces a tad.

This is the inside cover! I'm still not 100% sure exactly what I'm going to do with it, but I have a few ideas rolling around in my head. I think I might add some photos to the right page above and below the circle.

A close up of the inside of the cover.

I was inspired by the pinwheel patterned paper and pinwheels in some of the stickers. I created my own pinwheel on the left hand side.

Here I used the super cute Filmstrip (small) and put different patterned papers underneath.

I made a couple more of those fun little pinwheels.

I used the Scallop Oval Fram #02 - Large on these pages. I cut them in half. The butterflies are from a couple Martha Stewart punches I have.

I just love these flowers. They are two of the Flower #06 - Small. I layered two of them and used a sticker for the center.

I have recently seen some really cute pop up cards. I got to thinking that they would be fun to put in a mini!

I used a Scallop Circle Frame Small on each of these pages.

I used the Pop Up card insert again on the final page.

And the final page...I'm not sure what I'm going to do in the center. Maybe 'Made by' and the year. Maybe a quote. I used the Filigree Square Label with Squares.

Kudos to you if you made it through all those photos!

Now hop on over to Kim Langhorst's blog!

Make sure to:
1. Become a follower of each blog
2. Leave a comment on each blog
3. Leave a comment on Die Cut Diva letting Terry know you stopped at all the blogs.

Die Cut Diva will then pick one lucky winner that will in our amazing blog hop give away that is sponsored to us by Creative Cuts & More. The winner will be announced on the SOUS and Die Cut Diva Blogs on August 5th. So do stop by and see if you are the lucky winner!

The hop today consist of DT members from both Stuck On U Sketches and Creative Cuts and More. We will be showcasing the minis in alphabetical order and the order is as follows.
Beginning at the SOUS Blog then on to:
4. Bonnie FriesenWith that being said, I hope you hop along and enjoy all the inspiration and eye candy! Your first stop is SOUS. Thank you so much for stopping by today and have fun!

One more quick thing, Creative Cuts & More is also offering our readers a 20% discount this week! Just use discount code SOUS20 during check out to save 20% off your entire order!


gottaluvboyz said...

Kayla, this is absolutely darling. I just love it!

mylaughingmagpie said...

Kayla! nice to "see" you again! I love this little album & the way you used the pop-up cards! Very clever!!

Die Cut Diva said...

what a great album -- love all your unique touches -- thanks for joining this hop

Dawnll said...

This is such a fun album with great use of so many pieces from Creative Cuts and More- glad to have you on the Die cut diva team

scrappinlil said...

Kayla...this is absolutely beautiful...I love all the will have to show me how to make those....I also love all those adorable photos. I am now a follower and loving this blog hop. If you would love to stop by my blog... also love the kraft look..never tried that but you did inspire me. TFS

Fern said...

Kayla, this is sooo cute!!! Love the way you kept the chipboard bare!! Love it!! Hugs!!

Paisley Petals said...

Beautiful mini, Kayla! It turned out SOOOO cute :)

Scossie Jane said...

A beautiful, colourful mini album Kayla. Keeping the background raw has allowed the colours to take centre stage - great for a summer theme. Love it, oh and the staging with the bear is too cute.... hugs x

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Hi Kayla!
This album is sooo cute and really, that may be the most fun photography ever! LOL!
Really darling album!!!!

Brenda said...

OMGOSH this is an awesome mini!!!!

Glynis said...

Very Cute mini Kayla!! Love the bright colours and interactive elements :O)

Barbf said...

What a great album! Love the bear too

Noelle Reese said...

Super cute Kayla! Your kids are darling. The pop-up is such a great idea! I am totally stealing that LOL

Melisa Waldorf said...

Fabulous summer album Kayla!!! I love that you kept it simple and didn't cover the chipboard!!

Nanne said...

oh my word..that is adorable and those photos are so cute.. love the detail and the spinwheels are a sweet summer touch...
luv it!!
Nanné from SOUS

Savannah said...

I love your album! And I love that you let the chipboard show!! It really makes your beautiful color pallet pop!

annette said...

great album ... love all the embellies ... 'specially the pinwheels & pop-up cards ... luv X:)

Elizabeth said...

Oh this is absolutely beautiful!!

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

Super cute!

Rasia said...

When I seen the Teddy Bear holding the book.....I WAS SOLD!!! love it all!

Tracy said...

Such a cute little album!! Fabulous work!

EstherT said...

I love your use of the pinwheels throughtout ... it wade it so cohesive looking! And the pop-ups allowing more pictures was a brilliant idea!

~Thanks, Esther

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

this mini is beary beary cute! Love your model! Love all the brilliant details!

Mel said...

Your mini definately SCREAMS summer Kay! LOVE it! Great pics of the kiddos and I love that EP paper:)

NoraAnne said...

Your album is FABULOUS!!! I love the bright colors with the kraft, one of my favorite looks and your pinwheel is TOO CUTE! Love the little bear for display too, nice touch!

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