Monday, May 23, 2011

Dynamic Duo Blog Hop!

Welcome!  Today is day 8 of the Dynamic Duo Blog Hop featuring products from Punky Sprouts and TaDa Studios!

I did my album using the newest album from Punky Sprouts, the Trunk Punky.  The Sweetie Sprout is still my favorite but this is a very close second!  Loved working with this!  (not that they aren't all wonderful!)  I received the Jolly Holly Days paper from TaDa to work with.  What a great Christmas line!  I knew when I saw it that I wanted to make a little recipe book of all the treats we make each year.  Here is what I did:

I decided to paint all the chipboard a cream color.  I hadn't painted everything like this since my very first Punky album!  There are no embellishments on the front because I know this is going in the kitchen with my cookbooks!

Here is the album opened up.  So far the flaps are blank...originally this was going to be for my mom and I was going to write something here but now I'm not so sure I'm not keeping it!  :)

To add some dimension to the book while still keeping it relatively flat, I decided to cut out some of the designs from the TaDa paper and use Sakura's 3D Crystal Lacquer on them.  I love this stuff!  It is so easy to use!  I also used some Baker's Twine on every page.

This TaDa paper had great designs for fussy great that even someone who doesn't much care to fussy cut (ME!) couldn't resist!  This ric-rak is cut from the paper.

Loved this Gingerbread man with the bite out of his head!  I have been meaning to stitch on the canvas pages of a Punky album since I started designing for them and I finally did it!  I used a big needle and used the Baker's Twine.  I did it marking where to do it so the stitches are all different sizes but I really like how it turned out!

Here's a close up of the stitching.

Loved these stockings and just had to "hang" them! 
These great big scallop edges are one of the reasons I love this album!  So glad there are 2 of these pages in the book!

Hard to tell in the picture, but here are 2 little acrylic pages that open in the middle.

Some more great shapes for fussy cutting!  On these, I put a little bling before I put the 3D lacquer on it!  Works great!

And there you have it...all my favorite recipes in once easy place!  Can't wait to pull this out at Christmas and have the kids look at it with me!

As with any great blog hop...we have prizes!
Rules for a chance to win FREE products 

Each day go to the following 2 blogs:
Post comments to show your participation. New inspiration will be posted daily. At the end of the 12 day hop, please go to each manufacture’s blog 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! 3 winners will be picked!

Good luck!


Terri Davenport said...

Fantastic mini!

Margie H said...

This mini is SO CUTE!! Just looking through the pages, it is making me hungry! LOL! TFS :)

Shelly said...

Lynn, this is adorable! I love all your cut-outs of the stockings and ornaments....super cute TaDa paper line!

Sandi said...

What a wonderful idea!! It came out great!

ameklus said...

The recipe book is the perfect idea for the Jolly Holidays Collection. I love it!

Anonymous said...

I noticed on your comment on my Giveaway Day post that you're in Gresham and I just wanted to stop by and say hi! Good luck on your entry!

gypsylcm said...

What a good way to record your favourite holiday recipes!

Just Me said...

So cute, TFS!!!

Heather Lough said...

Fabulous album Lynn. That would be great to have all your favorite treats in one album. Love how that album opens up.

Rbarakat said...

Lynn this is going to make a GREAT family heirloom! I can just imagine how fun it will when they are all grown up looking at this year after year! Super cute!!!

Kelly Massman said...

So glad I visited. THis is so cute! I love that all of the recipes are there, too!!! Great work!

Scrappin' Annie said...

Lyn this is a wonderful Xmas album. Love all the photos of food you have added and it is so cute.