Thursday, June 07, 2012

Love My Memories: Issue No. 16 & Blog Hop!

Did you know that I write for Love My Memories magazine (LoveMemo)? It's a magazine in Japan that is dedicated to scrapbooking and equally dedicated are Editor Emi Kume, and her wonderful staff! Great people to work with :0)

Issue #16 is now available and they have done a total re-design of the magazine. So to comemorate the occasion, they are having their first blog hop. Sorry, it's in Japanese but take a look - two of the hoppers included artwork so be inspired! Link will be at the bottom.

One of the prizes is an idea book (Scrapbooking NO KISO Book)...I have a copy. Inspired I wanted to show you all my take on a project that Editor Emi created - a shaped mini album. See hers on the cover (lower right corner)...

This is what I created, using my Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® and LF-161 Grand Labels One as the base (click on pic to take a closer look)...

Maui 2012 Mini Album by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Graphic45 (Tropical Travelogue); Mesh Ribbon: Creative Impression; Ink: Ranger (Distress Ink by Tim Holtz) and Clearsnap; Bling: Want2Scrap; Dies: Crowns: 7Gypsies; Spellbinders Paper Arts (S4-313 Blossom Four, S5-086 Bitty Blossoms, S4-273 From The Sea, PTF01 Plain Jane (Capital) Punch Templates, PP-001 Presto Punch MachineLF-161 Grand Labels One and Spellbinders Grand Calibur); Adhesives: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L (3D Foam Squares); Other: Jump ring, shrink plastic, watercolor pencils

For my Japanese scrapping friends:

Writerをやらせてもらっている、スクラップブッキング雑誌、「Love My Memories・ラブメモ」16号を6月1日、日本で発売しました!16号から、デザインをリニューアルしました。これを記念して、Blog Hopが行なわれる事になりました。 応募期間:2012年6月1日~6月15日(日本時間)

詳しくは編集長 (エミーさん)のブログをご覧下さい。Linkは

1. Asuka(まちゅ♪)さん (6月1日のポスト)/Artwork Included
8. Shuさん (6月1日のポスト)
12. nave
16. mai*さん (Artwork Included)

Good luck!!!
As always, thanks for looking and taking the time to comment :)


Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is fantastic, Margie! You totally captured the tropical feel of your trip. Such a wonderful keepsake. :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a fun mini margie!!!

Marisa Job said...

Wow Margie! This is amazing, great mini album! I did not know you write for Love My Memories, pretty cool! Hugs!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

that is so neat!

Erica said...

Oh the mini rocks!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous mini Margie! Isn't that just so wonderful how paper crafting speaks a universal language? We may not all speak the same in the same tongue but we sure all have an eye for beauty :) Thanks for sharing! Happy early Birthday!

Margareta Carlsson said...

Amazing mini album! Beautiful!

Jennifer Grace said...

Gorgeous mini, so bright! x

Izzy Anderson said...

I love the colors in your mini. So bright and happy and perfect for Hawaii pics. Beautiful work!

Tracy said...

Your mini album is so bright and happy. Love it.
Art has no boundaries. We don't need to read the printed word, just looking at the art work is inspiration.