Sunday, January 6, 2013

"Bling In The New Year" Blog Hop - 2013


Happy new year, everyone! I am very excited to see where life takes me creatively this year. I truly hope 2013 brings all the health and happiness you desire. Let's get down to business.

If you would like to start at the beginning of the Bling In The New Year hop (please do!) then click here. Otherwise, you should have  arrived from the lovely Vanessa's blog. I am the last stop on the hop, so if you have made it this far, thank you for stopping by! :)

There is a grand prize sponsored by Zannie Berry scrapbooking. This prize will be drawn on Monday using the random number generator. In order to qualify for the prize, please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop, AND become a follower. There's only 7, so this task is definitely doable. Make sure you stop by her blog sometime on Monday to see if you've won!

Here is the prize:


In case you got lost along the way, or you just want to see a specific  project again, here is the entire line up:
1. Suzanne - www.zannieberry.blogspot.com <-- Start here.

6. Vanessa http://wwwpaperkraftsunlimiteddesings.blogspot.com <-- You should have come from here.
7. Melissa http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com/ <-- You are here.

Let me just be honest. I struggle with the concept of bling, and I have no idea why. Having things be all blingy is totally not my "style."

For my project, I decided to make a mini album using this tutorial on Youtube. I won't bore you with all the details, because I don't think I can explain it any better than she does in the video. Essentially, for the basics, you need 3 12 by 12 sheets of cardstock, plus more if you want to go decorating crazy. It's really so super simple, but the results are fabulous! I fail as a photographer, though. Royally.

My project is what I would like to call sophisticated bling. Hey, I might have started something new, there! Should I copyright it? :P jk :)




Just in case you were wondering, all the papers I used are from Close To My Heart's Avonlea collection.


Here are some pictures of the inside. It's a flip and fold, so there's really no "right" way to flip or fold. :)









Please let me know if you try making one of these albums. I would love to see it.

22 comments:

  1. Hi there...sorry you made me laugh about the whole Bling thing...I think what you did was perfect nothing over the top! Love the mini btw I was following the blog hop.

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  2. You had a lovely book. Great idea and just the right amount of bling :)

    I am a new follower. thanks for sharing.

    ScrappinAnn

    ann2467 at gmail dot com

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  3. well for not being much of a bling girl you sure did a great job! can't wait to see what the inside of the album looks like! i will be checking back :)

    peace_love_pawprints@yahoo.com

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  4. very nice cover for the album

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  5. Happy New Years! I love your mini flip book and I totally love the first page with it beautiful bling. I really do love the pearl bling and think they are so lovely to add . I really would love to try one of these mini it looks very cool the way it flips open. TFS! and have a great day.

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  6. awesome album, I made one for my dad for father's day, and he just loved it... I love the colors you used, came out amazing...
    thanks for the chance to win... morentin1326@aol.com
    adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com

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  7. Fabulous, and yes, sophisticated. Ooops...did you already copyright that? Thanks for sharing!

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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  8. What a fantastic album. Love the bling and especially the paper....BEAUTIFUL. Glad to be hoping with you.

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  9. Nice, I think with the photo this well have just the right amount of bling. TFS, I'm a new follower too.

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  10. Love your sophisticated bling. There is much to be said about the classics. Love the mini and the colors.

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  11. I think you did fabulous with the bling on the front! This album is gorgeous and I just may have to scrap lift this!!
    xoxo Charity

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  12. This album is beautifully done
    kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

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  13. I think you did a great job for your bling project, just the right amount of bling. Awesome!
    Its been a pleasure hopping with you!
    TFS!
    ClaireR
    ThreeWatersCreations.com

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  14. Wow you did an awesome job on your album!!! Thanks for sharing...

    Robin
    http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

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  15. What a cool idea for an album! I've never seen it before! I really like all the papers you picked for it!
    New Follower!
    Teresa
    www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

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  16. I really like this mini album - I've never seen one like it before.
    The colors were lovely!
    Teresa
    www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

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  17. AWESOME!I'm a new follower,scrappinggg.blogspot.com/

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  18. great mini, love the papers, one of my faves, you should show how to make this, it is adorable.
    cathyplus5.blogspot com

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  19. i'm here from the Our Creative Karma blog hop...hope to see your projects there soon too. What ever reason why you are not in that hop, hope things are on the mend.

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment! Unfortunately due to illness in the family I had to remove myself from the first Karma hop. But, I will be back at it soon! :)

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  20. I am going to use this idea for my next craft night. I think I will be making it a Valentines theme album. I hope you are feeling better soon. I am so happy to be on the New DT with you.

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