Monday, September 5, 2011
Jo's Birthday Blog Hop: Party in a Book!
Good Monday mornin', y'all! And welcome to...
For her birthday, one of my BFFs, Jo, invited several of us to join in on this fun birthday blog hop!
You should have come from my new friend, the lovely Ashley Nguyen Newell's blog. If not, please head over to Jo's blog and start at the beginning.
Jo is offering up some awesome blog candy for this hop, and in order to qualify, you must follow each of our blogs (via Google Reader, a blog reader, or Google Friend Connect) and leave a comment on each of our blogs.
The hop will close on Sunday, September 11 at 5 pm EST. Pls make sure that you leave your name and blog address/ email at the Mr. Linky on Jo's blog.
I am also offering up a small blog candy of my own. You can see more below! Now onto my project:
As she is one of my BFFs, I wanted to make Jo something special. I saw Dear Lizzy's It's Your Day Board Book and wanted to make her my version.
It's pretty easy to make, and I love how "each page is each own's confetti filled present," as Elizabeth said.
I took a Basically Bare book and took out the envelope pages so that only the board pages were left. I decorated with some washi tape, Basic Grey, American Crafts, and My Little Shoebox items. The stamp in the front is TGF's Cheeky Beach, minus the ball (we both love Hawaii!). For the envelopes, I got some glassine favor bags from Michael's and filled them with pics, word confetti, bling, and punched out butterflies. You take the washi tape and seal the bags and out comes the surprises! The fun part is you can re-seal or even take out the 'party' embellies and use them to scrap or make cards.
I even upcycled and used the Basically Bare tag twine and re-used it to decorate the brad above the word "goodies" and the heart button on the left page. The green button is from an old shirt. I also get to enter this for the current Lessology project: The Altered Book.
Here is the second part.
As you can see, the book only contained five pages and two envelopes filled with goodies. But I can assure you, it is very fun and it's like having a party in a book! :) Hope the birthday celebrant likes it!
And here's my additional blog candy. All you have to do is leave me a comment below & follow my blog. I cringe when I ask people to do that but I promise to be somewhat entertaining, and I think it'll be a great way for me to meet new people/ new blogs. I'll make sure that the winner here would be different from Jo's blog candy. I'll use Random.Org by September 11th, 5 pm EST.
Included are the new Amy Tangerine's Mini Book by American Crafts, a Whiff of Joy stamp, and a TGF Cheeky Beauty stamp. All are new/ un-used. I will ship anywhere...you heard right, peeps...anywhere! LOL!
Anyway, you are to head over to Diana's blog next. In case you get lost along the way, here's the blog hop order:
Jo - http://joboogie.typepad.com/
Amber - http://my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com
Ashley - http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com/
Corinne - http://rinnesbliss.blogspot.com/ <----- That's Me!
Diana - http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
Jacilynn - http://jacilynndashwood.blogspot.com
Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
Susan - http://cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com
Whew! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving some love! I know that my post was a long and picture-heavy one :). Happy Birthday, JoAnn!!