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 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 -
Amber -
Ashley -
Corinne - <----- That's Me!
Diana -
Jacilynn -
Lisa -
Susan -

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!!


Amy said...

This is so cute and clever! I love this idea for a friend and it looks like fun to receive one! New follower :)Amy

Josie0602 said...

I love the mini cute!!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is AMAZING! What a fabulous gift idea! The book is so gorgeous! Each page is incredible and so beautiful! I absolutely love it! I may have to scraplift this idea :) I'm a new follower and happy to be hopping with you today!! :)


Jens Craft Corner said...

Your book is so adorable! What a great gift idea! I may have to give that a try soon.

Christine said...

I love your mini album you made for Jo. It is so sweet.
I am a new follower, maybe you would like to follow me.

Respect My Kraft - Kris and Kristen said...

How cute is this!?? I'm sure she is in love with this gift!! All of the pages, embellishments, and detail is really gorgeous. So much thought was put into this! The front is cover is especially adorable

Keep Krafting! =]

Eva said...

Great book and wonderful gift idea!!!
I am a new follower.
Eva :0)
I have 2 giveaway's on my blog

DIANA L. said...

What a super cute Idea I love your little book.
and your blog candy is real nice to. Happy to be hopping with you this week.

Audrey Pettit said...

What an adorable mini album! I love the mixture of pages and glassine envelopes, and love the banners and details. And I love that you recycled the button and twine to re-use here. Thanks for sharing this with us at LESSology! :)

Rachel said...

That's such a cool book! I just had to look up the company online because I hadn't heard of it before. I love that you made this for your BFF. How thoughtful!

Kimberly said...

Wow this mini is so awesome!! What a lucky girl Jo is ;) I love it!! Thanks for the chance to win, I am a new follower!! :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What an awesome present! I love this! So creative! I'm already a follower! :D

Tiffany said...

What a great gift! It will be something she can use to remember this birthday forever. I'm excited to start following you! TFS

angie ashuk said...

Im a new follower....I love love love the little book. Such a wonderful idea!!!

Susan said...

Wow Rinne, this is nothing short of stunning! What a lucky girl Jo is to have such a wonderful friend like you in her life! Such a thoughtful gift you created for her and I'm sure she is loving this!

I'm so excited to be a new follower! :)


katieo said...

What a fun gift for your BFF. I love all of the embellies you used. I am a new follower. I have found a few fun new blogs to follow on this hop

Kim said...

Love it! Jo is going to love it too! What a great gift for your dear friend!
New follower:)

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Oh my goodness!! This is so sweet! I'm sure Jo loves it! All the papers, pictures and little goodies in the book are so cute! Such a fabulous idea! I've been browsing down through you blog and I love your work! I can't wait to see more :)

juli (sweetpz) said...

Neat project! i love it, its just a great idea to keep memories in!

Letillia said...

OMGosh I know she is going to LOVE IT! You have done an Awesome job! I am your newest follower and hope you can follow my blog whenever you get the chance!

jo ( said...

OMG, LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! You, my friend are one talented and creative chica and I'm SO glad you're my friend - through thick and thin! Love this little mini and I so appreciate the time you spent making it! I love how you've joined me on this hop! Thank you! Love you! :)

Lorraine said...

wow what a stunning book its gorgeous hun as is your candy thankyou xx

yyam said...

Woohoo! How adorable is this! I love the fun little bags with the surprises! I want one too! :)

Thanks for joining us at LESSology! :)

KanataNewf said...

Rinne, have no doubt, the birthday girl will surely love your thought gift. So creative as always.

Amy said...

This is awesome Rinne, you give the most thoughtful, creative and beautiful gifts! Love this idea, it really does seem like a party in a book! Fabulous girl!

Laurie said...

This is soooo adorable!!! I love everything about it! New follower here. :)

smyiow said...

I love your mini! It is one of the better ones that I have seen!

Sherrie K. said...

What a beautiful mini! I love it and all the details. I may have to scraplift this idea:) Love it and thanks for sharing! I am a new follower of yours. I hope you stop by and follow me too:) Excited to see more creations from you!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Rez P. said...

What a lovely mini. So creative and BEAUTIFUL! I'm sure Jo LOVES it too. I'm your newest follower. I hope you will viist me too.
Karezma Kreations

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What an adorable mini album, love the little details and it is cool that you are "thinking green" at the same time! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at LESSology!

Divine said...

OMG, this book is awesome. I love your work. I'm so glad I found you :)

Jan said...

Such a cute mini!

marenmat said...

LOVE the mini!!

Kris Dietz said...

What a great mini book. It is a wonderful gift and very nicely decorated. I'm a new follower.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Babe O'Mara said...

What a great idea. Very creative. I'm a new follower. TFS


Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love the washi tape and the glassine bags. Super adorable. Thank you so much for playing with us at LESSology. :)

Christine America Real said...

I love this little book! What a thoughtful gift! I think I may have to steal this idea from you! I am a new follower.

Tracey said...

This book is just the best much fun.......LOVE it! I am a new follower.

cardcreationsnz said...

Your bok looks amazing. I am a new follower.

Anita Kejriwal said...

This book is truly amazing! EAch page speaks volumes! Thanks for the candy!!!

Anita Kejriwal said...

What a wonderful project! All the details are a treat for the eyes!!

Jacilynn said...

wow, I love that book, what a sweet gift! the image and banner are perfect!

Judy said...

Love your book!! Such a fun and thoughtful gift that I would be thrilled to receive:-) TSMFS!!
judy jaeb

callyannc said...

Love the book and she will too! What a great gift! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
come on over:)

Ulysses' mama said...

Very cute! I love looking at mini albums and yours is unique. I am a new follower.

Cindy said...

Love the photo book, Rinne!! The girl on the cover resembles you!! Great pictures!! Love your blog! The hop was fun!!

Sheng said...

OMG, what a cute book!!! Love beach anya with the cupcake, too cute :)

scrappinC said...

OMG! Your party book is absolutely fabulous!!!! I am a new follower and can't wait to see all of your new projects.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at

Dora said...

You did a great job on this challenge, tanks for playing!