Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dynamic Duo Blog Hop - Day 4!!

Don’t miss out on the Dynamic Duo Blog Hop
A TaDa Creative Studios and Punky Sprouts Mini-book Bonanza
May 16th-27th


Receive a chance to win FREE products!!
Each day go to the following blogs for new inspiration:
TaDa Creative Studios
Punky Sprouts
Post comments to show your participation.

At the end of the 12-day hop, please go to each manufacture’s blog (TaDa Creative Studios & Punky Sprouts) and post a comment telling them your favorite album style and favorite paper collection used in the samples shown during the hop. Your name will then be entered in a drawing to win both! Three (3) winners will be picked!

Punky Sprouts Design Team Member - Noel Culbertson
TaDa Creative Studios Design Team Member - Margie Higuchi (THAT'S ME!!!)

First of all, WELCOME!! Today, I created a mini album from Punky Sprouts' Spunky Sprouts and (mostly) Sizzlin' Summer Collection from TaDa Creative Studios! My theme is "It's A Beautiful Thing..." which is also a sentiment from TaDa Creative Studios' Bountiful Bloom stamp set. I created an album dedicated to my beautiful thing - my family whom I am thankful for!

I loved how this cover turned out! It was a covered corregated page which I exposed by tearing through - it wasn't hard nor did it take too long. What a great look!

Then I cut the Hello Sunshine paper (from TaDa's Sizzlin' Summer Collection) to size. Next, I edged both with white paint.

After determing the placement of each element, I adhered each to the paper and then adhered the embellished page onto the corregated cover.

That's how I created my front cover. Now on to the pages of the mini. For a closer look, please click on the images :0)

Page Two & Three:

I stenciled on page 3. Using the Tea Hee Hee/Star Bursts Oooh La La Layers line, I ink misted on to the canvas. After it dried, I misted two more different colors (drying between colors). Loved how it turned out! I stamped images from the Sizzlin' Summer stamp set and journaled about the pictures.

Page Four & Five:

Page Six & Seven:

Page Eight & Nine:

Page 10 & 11:

Page 12 & 13:

On Page 13, I used one of Punky Sprouts' Lil' Blooms (pre-cut canvas rounds) to create a flower. Then I heat embossed it with pink glittered powder. I used a paper piecer to hold the flower in place so I don't burn myself! LOL!! After placing the flower on to the page, I added a pearl in the middle.

Back Cover:

Hope you enjoyed viewing the mini as much as I enjoyed creating it! If you haven't already done so, please visit the other blogs from the last few days by going to either TaDa's blog or Punky Sprouts' blog for the links. The blog hop will last throught the 27th!

Again, thanks for visiting and Good Luck!
MargieH, TaDa Creative Studios & Punky Sprouts


Becky said...

Great mini! Love the torn cover and the embossed flower! Never would have thought to emboss anything but paper! So smart Margie!!!

ameklus said...

Where do I begin?? Love how you distressed the cover. From the use of a laser cut as a stencil, to the layering of the Mini Me lasers...absolutely amazing! Great work.

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Wow Margie!!! That album is fantastic!! I love that cover. It's stunning. So many fun layers of pages inside to look at. Love it all!

Pamela said...

It looks fantastic! Great album! :)

hilde janbroers said...

love all the pages!

Beth Pingry said...

Very Cute!

Connie Mercer said...

what a great project~love how this mini turned out. the canvas flowers are stunning!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful cover and mini. Love the flower.

liana suwandi said...

hi margie... this is pretty mini, love all the tutorial :)

byondbzr said...

Love the cover, so cheerful!

Ilene said...

What an absolutely darling mini!! I love how it all turned out, and I loved reading all the tips you shared...tfs :)

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I just love evrything in here!!!!!You are so talented!!!!
I enjoy be in the same time like you in scraperfect.
Have a bice weekend!!!
Hugs and kisses from Brazil

Unknown said...

thank you for all the different techniques...they are great :)

Just Me said...

Love your album, TFS!!

Selina said...

Awesome album.... like what u did

Rita Barakat said...

Great tut margie!!!Your album looks wonderful!

Shelly said...

This Spunky Sprout is adorable! I love all the great techniques and the butterfly cover is divine!!

Kelly Massman said...

Such an adorable album! TFS!

Scrappin' Annie said...

I love what you have done with the cardboard and that flower is just so cute. Beautiful album.