11/13/2010

Blog Hop

Welcome to Sue's Crafty Mess and my mini for the So Many Mini Albums Blog Hop.  If you came here after seeing the great project on  Gale's blog, then you're on the right path and closing in on the end of the hop. If not, I encourage you to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects or prizes.  Here is the list in order.

Mary      http://www.cardztv.blogspot.com
Drew      http://www.scrappyhappiness.com
Corri       http://www.buglvr.blogspot.com
Janis       http://www.pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com
Raven     http://www.love4stamps.blogspot.com
Nicole    http://www.primpedinpaper.com
Jenni      http://www.jenccreationstation.blogspot.com
Ruthie    http://www.septemberninth.blogspot.com
Michelle http://www.mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com
Gale       http://www.thehappystamper.com/
Sue       You are here now.
Roxy      http://roxpaperscissors.blogspot.com/
First and foremost: Thanks Mary for asking me to be part of this blog hop.

I decided to make a Mini Album that didn't involve using a Cricut, Bind-It-All, or any other electronic devise.  All you need is paper, scissors, adhesive and a paper trimmer.  My favorite Christmas memory is watching White Christmas with my Mom.  It was her favorite Christmas show and her favorite song.  So I made a mini album on wishing for snow on Christmas.

Let go:
These are the supplies:

3 sheets of 12" by 12" card stock paper in solid colors.  I chose this glimmer paper and used 2 blue and 1 ivory sheet.  This will give you enough for two mini albums.


3 sheets of 12" by 12" designer papers.  I used 3 sheets from this package I bought at Target.  This will also give you enough for two mini albums.


Optoinal: six  3" by 3" note cards and their matching envelopes.  I used this set from DCWV.  I bought them at Michaels.  These become the mats for the mini album.  The envelopes become the pockets.



If you don't used the note cards, you can make your own by folding a 6" by 3" piece of card stock to make the 3" by 3" cards.  There is pattern for the envelope here.

MAKING THE MINI ALBUM PAGES

Step one:
Cut each sheet of card stock in half so you have 6" by 12" pieces.  You will only need 3 for the mini album.


Do the same for the designer paper.  NOTE: make sure the design runs the correct way on the piece of paper - the 12" side will be the top and bottom of the mini album.


Step 2:
Adhere the designer paper to the back of the card stock.  I used score tape to make sure the pieces held together.
Step 3:
Score each of the three double sheets in at 6" along the 12" side.  Crease the fold both to the inside and the outside.


Step 4:
Fold all three pieces so the card stock is on the outside. Make sure the designer paper is facing the right direction on the inside.  Place a ruler against the folded edge. Draw a small pencil mark at the center (3") and 1/2" in from the top and bottom on the folded edge.  You will cut the binding slits at these marks.
Using scissors cut a small semi circle at the 1/2" marks.  MAKE SURE IT IS SMALL.  WHEN YOU OPEN THE CARD IT SHOULD BE ABOUT 1/4" IN DIAMETER.  On either side of the 3" mark cut a slit 1/2" long and 1/8" wide.  See illustrations below.
 Using the first piece as a guide, cut the slits in the remaining two pieces.


The slits on all three pieces should line up when cut.
Step 5:
If desired, ink around all the edges of the pieces including both sides of the fold on each piece.  You now have three sheets that form the front and back cover (card stock side) and 8 pages that alternate between designer paper and card stock, and the center two pages which are designer paper.

I decorate my mini album before I bind it.  It's easier to put the elements on while the page is flat.

So, go decorate your pages however you want them.  I used the small envelopes as pockets.  I sealed the envelope then cut off a small strip.  In this picture I cut the strip off the edge that I sealed.  I found while doing the project it was better to cut if off the opposite end.

BINDING THE MINI ALBUM

Now that the pages are done, place them in the correct order.  With the cover face down on the surface and the center designer page facing upward.  Turn the mini so the 6" side is closest to you.  You will need 14" of twine (I used colored jute that came from the jewelry making section of Michaels.)  Line up all the holes.

Step 1:
Start by threading the twine from the right side into the small hole (at the 1/2" mark) on the right side.  Pull the twine through all three pieces of the mini so it comes out at the cover.


Step 2:
From the front cover, thread the twine through the next hole (between the 1/2" mark and the 3" mark).  Pull the twine all the way through to the center.

Thread across to the next hole and pull the twine through to the cover and then thread the twine through the last hole (1/2" from the bottom) and bring it back through to the center.  You should now have a series of over and under threads through all three pages and ending up with the end of the twine coming up through the last hole on the left side of the center page.  Slide the twine through so both ends are equal and the "stitches" are tight.

Step 3:
Loop the right hand piece of twine around the top of the album and thread it from the front cover to the center page.  Straighten the loop and pull tight.  Repeat on the bottom with the left hand piece of twine.
Step 4:
Now thread the right hand piece of twine through the hole to the left of the hole you just came through.  Repeat with the left hand piece. Both pieces of twine should be on the front cover now.
Step 5:
Pull the twine tightly.  Check all the loops to make sure they are straight on the cover and the center page.  Tie the twine in a double knot on the cover side.


Your mini album is now bound.  Both the outside and the inside should look like this:


I don't trim the twine ends until I finish adding ribbons.  If you choose not to add ribbons, you can either tie the twine into a bow, or just trim the ends close to the double knot.

Gather a pile of ribbons.  I cut mine 10" long.  Start tying them to the twine all along the fold of the album.  Make sure to thread ribbons through all the sections of twine including the top and bottom small sections.  I tie mine in double knots.



When you're finished adding ribbons, trim them as desired.  You can also hang charms, beads, or other trinkets among the ribbons.

HERE IS THE FINISHED MINI ALBUM































The small cards can open to use as photo mats or for journaling.  There are six of them in this mini album.  The envelopes hold tags that also can be used for photos or journaling.  There are eight tags in this mini album.

I hope you like my project for this blog hop.  It was fun to design and complete.  If you have any questions please let me know.  I understand it is easier to learn from a video, but I don't have the equipment.  I hope the pictures help.

HOW TO BE A WINNER

As my prize, I am giving this mini album away.  To win, please leave a comment on this post.  I will use Random Dot Org to select a winner from the comments posted.  The winner will be posted on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm est.  Please check back to see if you win.  Good luck to all who enter.

Now, pop on over to Roxy's blog to see her fantastic mini.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sue.






153 comments:

  1. I love this mini book, so many amazing extras, you're so talented, thanks for sharing! http://pjbear-determinedscrapper.blogspot.com/

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  2. Wow GREAT mini album.
    Denise

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  3. This is amazing! It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenni

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  4. Terrific Mini. Thank you so much for the detailed instructions too. Happy Blog Hop day!

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  5. OMG Thank you so much for your detailed instructions this is phenomenal. I do not have the money for all the fancy stuff and I actually enjoy the craftiness of doing it on my own so to speak. And to give this away! Wow, I hope I win and I am so glad I found you. Do you have a you tube? let me know if you do I am fernlintner65 on you tube. TFS
    Deanna

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  6. Sue, Your album is AMAZING! And what wonderful, detailed instructions! As the recipient of one of your fantastic, beautiful albums, I can tell the lucky winner, they will be getting an awesome treasure! Thanks so much for being in the hop!
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  7. Sue, Thanks for sharing. Great album and love the fact that it is all done with no machines. Thanks for the chance to win this great album.

    Trisha
    patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

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  8. wow what a great job, that is fantastic

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  9. Terrific mini album! A lot of love in the album :-). TFS

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  10. Super cute album, I loved it. Thank you for all the pics. Great Job. I now follow your blog.
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  11. What a beautiful mini you make, OMG, it's really beautiful.


    Indira
    craftyhomemade7atgmaildotcom

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  12. This is a beautiful album...your are so creative to make it without using any machine. You are very talented.

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  13. Wow, what a beautiful album, a lot work but so worth it, would love to win it. jman4@comcast.net

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  14. You did a great job on this mini!

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  15. beautful mini and so much work on the instructions tfs

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  16. Super cute mini album and your directions on how to make it were wonderful! Fantastic job!

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  17. Really cute! Love your binding method!
    lynlee4@gmail.com

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  18. What a festive mini album. I love all of the little details and bling. Thanks for the directions and for sharing.
    marionment@msn.com

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  19. Great mini & thanks for the binding method you showed. I don't have a bind machine yet so that helps.

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  20. Wow this is great! I love how you showed step by step pictures. Thanks for sharing!!

    Kristin
    Pinkldycrafter

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  21. What a beautiful album. I'm going to have a go at this sometime. Another for my 'to do' list :D xx

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  22. Beautiful mini!! Thanks for sharing!!

    barbaralochridge@cox.net

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  23. Wow, what a beautiful mini album. You are very talented and have such attention to detail. You instructions were perfect (no need for a video) and I like the binding method you used. Seriously, I liked every page! Thanks for sharing!! AJ (aj_822@yahoo.com)

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  24. This is wonderful! I love the movie too... Everything in this is just perfect for Christmas & would look great on any coffee table. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with us!
    HUggs,
    Gale The Happy Stamper :)

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  25. This is one of the cutest albums I've ever seen. I love that you used basic materials. You didn't have to have all the specialty tools (even though they're fun to have) to create this album. I'm going to make one with my grandaughter. She loves to scrapbook and make cards with me. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

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  26. You put so much time and effort and love into this album. It's spectacular! I can't believe you are giving it away! I'd love to have this. :) Janis

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  27. WOW!!! This is fabulous! I am going to have so many "to-do's" after today! but in a good way! I love this one I think this onw will be a great one for my mother-in-law from the kids! You Rock with creativity!

    kylasmum@yahoo.com

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  28. So great---I love mini albums but do not own one---I have given them all away:) this is such a labor of love!! thanks and be blessed!! bartlettpair4@msn.com

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  29. Sue you outdid yourself this is AMAZING.
    Hugs,
    Raven

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  30. I know a lot of crafters prefer videos, but I like photo tutorials!! I mean, you can't print out a video!

    You album is beautiful! It really looks like a ton of work!

    TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
    cplamond@hotmail.com

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  31. OMG! what a awesome mini album. White Christmas is one of my favorite shows. Thanks for sharing and being part of this wonderful blog hop.

    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

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  32. Oh my goodness, you have been very busy. This is such an awesome album, anyone would be so thrilled to win this. You are so generous
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  33. oh my goodness i love love love this mini, thanks for chance to win. Laura (celestine1686@hotmail.com)

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  34. I my just love all the pictures showing the steps they are easy to follow and I like pictures ....
    Thank you for sharing your talent
    The Scrapbooking Queen

    thescrapbookingqueen1@gmail.com

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  35. I would be honored to win this album. It is beautiful and thank you so much for the technique. I love the binding. Nnitabugg@gmail.com

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  36. Your album is really wonderful. I learned about binding and about decorating using the small envelopes. Great ideas! Your creativity is such a blessing! Thanks for this opportunity!

    kastenc at sbcgloal dot net

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  37. Great mini and using no tools. Since I have no cinch or anything :( Thank you for the idea

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  38. i loved your album...really creative!!!and i loved that it was no lectronic devices involved!!!
    habis1088@gmail.com

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  39. What an awesome album! I love that you used envelopes! It's just so darn cute =)

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  40. wonderful project! I'm a new follower!
    http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com

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  41. Omgosh! What a cute album! I love all your detailed instructions too!

    Ruthie :)

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  42. This is so pretty and your instructions are great!

    Deanne G
    dgutierez1@msn.com

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  43. This project is just too cute
    fasloan@yahoo.com

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  44. What a fabulous mini. It's such a great giveaway too! Thank you for sharing.
    Shannon
    slbradle at aol dot com

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  45. This is a terrific album. I love your creative uses of the envelopes and mini cards!

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  46. Phenomenal job. What a crafty way to use note cards. That's a wonderful idea. Your directions were very clear and concise. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity to win such a beautiful album.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  47. Fabulous job on the mini. I would LOVE to win this. It is so detailed.

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  48. Very cute book. One of our traditions as a family is to watch White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life every year. Thanks for sharing

    phonetecgirl@msn.com

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  49. Awesome idea! TFS and the chance to win such an amazing album.
    mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

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  50. Great idea--I love that you don't need anything, but your imagination. White Christmas is one of our favorite holiday movies too. It always brings back alot of great Christmas memories.

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  51. WOW - this is just so beautiful and I would love to win it - the instructions are GREAT!!!

    Patti Ross
    rossfam@wildblue.net
    www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

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  52. Loved your mini album. This is the first time that I have visited your blog thanks to this blog hop. It won't be the last. Thanks for a chance to win your darling mini album.
    marloberrett@gmail.com

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  53. Beautiful! All the details are so wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing it!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  54. This album is adorable...thank you for sharing. You must have put a lot of time into it...adroable!!!

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  55. I love that use didn't use electronics to make this adorable book! The directions are awesome. Thanks for sharing!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  56. This album is so great. I love snow of any type. I would love to win this........It's so stinking cute.......Great Job... I already follow you... I would love to have you follow me and my small blog and hope you will visit.....
    Blog: http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/
    E-mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

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  57. ♥ it. I have two favorite pages.. the one that is the shimmer white page (believe) and the gingerbread house page.. too cute. I like the fact that you show us that we don't need all those binding machines to make a mini. TFS Hugs. Paige

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  58. WOW! This is fantastic! Your directions are perfect and I like them better than a video because you can copy them for future use. Thanks so much for the 3x3 envelope instructions, I really needed them. I am new to your blog and so glad I found it. I love it. I can't get past it because I keep looking at the older posts. I never thought I needed the Snowflake Cart. until I saw your series in November on them. Also loved the Christmas Mini Album #1 from 11-2. I have only gotten through 1/2 of October so I have lots more to look at. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents and you will hear from me again.

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  59. Amazingly beautiful! This is a double win for one lucky person! A precise tutorial for how to make one AND the prize is the original! How great is that?!
    Thank you so much for a chance!

    tjsgal at gmail dot com

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  60. What a great tutorial!! Love your album!
    craftylin1968@aol.com

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  61. Great mini, I love how you did the binding and the great photos you shot to show us how to do it, thank you! Great blog hop, so glad I found it today. Patti northwestlady@gmail.com

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  62. Great mini! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  63. This is suc a CUTE album! I can't believe you got that cute paper from Target! I didn't even know they carried stuff like that! TFS!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  64. This is an amazing mini-album! I love your creativity and can't wait to scrap-lift your idea!I would be the happiest girl in the USA to win this album! :)

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  65. This is just an awesome mini album. There is so much detail. I would so love to win it. I cannot believe that you are giving it away!!!!!

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  66. Such a cute album. Love the theme.

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  67. That is such a wonderful mini! And you didn't even need any expensive tools! :) You are very creative and the instructions were great! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win that incredible mini!

    Robin
    mcever4 at bellsouth dot net

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  68. that is so stinkin' cute!!!
    Tfs and have a great day. :)

    star24601@gmail.com

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  69. Sue your picture tutorial is wonderful and this album turned out beautiful. Great to see that it was all done without the bells & whistles of extra tools/machines. What an amazing prize to win, thank you for sharing it.
    Cathy S
    seashore@telus.net

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  70. so cute! love all the ribbons tfs xx

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  71. You are just so creative..I LOVE this album! Thanks for sharing!
    Diana B.
    crb_deb@bellsouth.net

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  72. What a gorgeous, and amazing mini! The detail is amazing. TFS :)

    michelle

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  73. This is very pretty. Lots of work. Nice job.
    Hugs Debi

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  74. Thanks for all your hard work.
    catherine.feast2@verizon.net

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  75. This is such a cute mini and I LOVE the binding! Can't wait to try that technique. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Asesome mini, thanks for sharing. Looking for to trying this one out too.

    cureta2@yahoo.com

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  77. Sus this is adorable and to get an opportunity to have a chance to win your mini is fantastic. TFS Susan
    shanna13@frontiernet.net

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  78. Wow, fantastic mini album. It just screams snow and Christmas.

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  79. thanks...I think i will need to re-read and re-read that binding method again...I love it!!!

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  80. I'm hoppin and stoppin!
    Roxy

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  81. Sooo cute, I love the way bound it and all the ribbon, well the whole mini is great!

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  82. adorable mini! I love that you went back to the basics when making it! We are so lost in all the new products all the time when the basics is all we really need! Thanks for sharing!

    *gina*
    scrappinology@live.com

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  83. Not that I don't love all my toys, but I a so glad you did your album without all the expensive toys!! Thanks, Karen
    kadrisc@aol.com
    karens-kakes-krafts.blogspot.com

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  84. this is adorable...I just love seeing everyones minis!! Thanks

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  85. Terrific mini album. I have enjoyed seeing all the minis that were made for this incredible blog hop.

    Heather at princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

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  86. Hi Sue,
    You did an awesome job on your mini! Great challenge too. Your instructions are very easy to follow. Love how it turned out. -Nicole

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  87. I am a new follower! I am so happy you were a part of this hop! You did a fabulous job! THank you for all of your effort, details, pictures, etc. It is most appreciated! You are so talented! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  88. This is so cute. I love this mini and the detail in teh binding.

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  89. What a wonderful idea. Just goes to show you don't need alot of items to make a beautiful album. Anyone can make it with or without help from a machine. I still love my cricut (don't want it to think I'm abandoning it) LOL

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  90. So cute! Great job.rmidyett@gmail.com

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  91. I would love to win your mini album. It is just adorable.
    Susan
    susanpollock37 at yahoo dot com

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  92. Oh WOW! This is sooooo cute! I LOVE all of the details you put in to this!

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  93. Adorable mini album! Love the Christmas theme and decorations. Thanks for sharing.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  94. Cute mini good job
    karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

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  95. I love your album, and all of the wonderful pictures. It was so nice to see someone create something so fabulous without using a die cutter, embosser,etc...so beautiful.

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  96. Way to go for kicking all the fancy tools to the side and just creating! Thanks for the inspiration, great job on the tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Beautiful Handmade mini!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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  98. Love this mini, thanks for the instructions and for the chance to win it! Awesome :)

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  99. It that something? You did ALL this w/o a Cricut or other gadget. I am AMAZED!!! Love this mini album and appreciate all the ideas you had to share with us. Truly a work of art....:O)

    Hugs,
    Connie

    westfamily at mlode dot com

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  100. I just bought the same paper at Target! I just need to make the cards. I loved how it turned out. This blog hop is very inspiring!

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  101. I love the idea of using the mini notecards and envelopes for the album. Fantastic!

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  102. This is so great and anyone without a machine can do it! slnewby@gmail.com

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  103. Super Cute. Thanks for sharing. I really like your binding technique.

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  104. I love this mini. Never thought of using 3X3 cards before. What a creative idea. TFS!

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  105. What a lovely mini album and congrats to the lucky winner. Thanks for sharing.

    slomomomcbl@gmail.com

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  106. What a beautiful mini album! I would love to win this mini, thanks for the chance.

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  107. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  108. I love this! Also let me just say as a newbie crafter I REALLY appreciate the detailed instructions and pictures. Sometimes its so hard being new and trying to figure things out. Thank you again!

    shell_028 at yahoo dot com

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  109. O MY GOsh I M totally WORED OUt U really WORKED hard on this Not only making the album but all the Uploading and picture taking and O MY GOSH THANK U so much it is beautiful!!

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  110. You are giving it away!!!!! oh my goodness...I would look at it all day long....its such a fun mini!!! So many cute little details...like the notecards....GREAT idea!!!! Love it!

    hugs,
    Sarah
    liveloveandSCRAP.blogspot.com

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  111. Wow! What a great mini album. Thanks for sharing.

    Gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  112. love the twine binding!!!! awesome!! thanks for the chance!

    felkatz at gmail dot com

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  113. very very cute TFS and giving all the direction on how to make our very own.
    Tracy
    NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

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  114. wow this is a great album TFS :)
    thecondes@gmail.com

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  115. What a great album and thank you for the tutorial and sharing:)
    nlpimentel@aol.com

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  116. such a cute mimi album and wonderfully detailed instructions! Thanks for sharing~suz
    suz.p@comcast.net

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  117. Awesome mini! Love the instructions! Tfs
    Tracymarier@gmail.com

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  118. Thanks you soo much for the amazing instructions. I just bought some papers to make a friend a bucket list mini album and I am going to use your technique to make it. Thanks again.

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  119. Awesome mini!! Thanks for sharing.
    evl14512@yahoo.com

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  120. Very cute mini just in time for the Holidays love the twine very simple to make. Thanks for sharing. Great mini for the Mini blog hop

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  121. What a wonderful album. The dets are amazingly simple and easy to follow. Your album turned out really cute. Thanks for the chance to win. TFS!

    Christel
    onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    christe(at)majesticdesigns(dot)net

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  122. Hi Sue~
    OH WOW!!! I love the detail and time you put into this album, wonderful embellishments and paper! Thanks for the step by step instructions!
    I a a new follower, and by the looks of it, I will for sure be back to see more creative projects!
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove at aol dot com

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  123. Sue,
    This album is the greatest. So much work put into it. I could not find a place to sign up for your e-mails, but did become a follower.

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  124. That is so cute!! I love the die cuts and the paper!! Love it!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  125. This hop proves great things come in small packages ;) Love the minis! Thanks for sharing yours and for the chance to win.
    ~Suzanne suzyq28024 at gmail dot com

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  126. I love your mini album! Thanks for the excellent tutorial!

    cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

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  127. I just love all these mini albums. Yours is just so adorable. Someone is going to be really lucky to win this. I just think that these are so fun to put together and will be absolutely cherished years later & each & every time they are revisited.
    Marcie

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  128. Thank you for the detailed instructions, they are great. I love this album and what great blog candy... I want it! LOL Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us. chale@gci.net

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  129. Really cute album. I love all the pop up windows you used. It makes it so interactive. Great directions

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  130. Super Job! Very Beautiful!!! TFS and Thank you for being part of this Blog Hop!! Love all the creative and talented work!!!
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    Rexann

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  131. WOW, you really took care of the little details...you have a great mini album, thank you, thank you for sharing it! You are really creative...

    Gina Lindsey
    agsainz at gmail dot com

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  132. I love this mini, it will be easy to make with all of the detailed instructions you gave us.

    Carol
    NewbieCarol@ymail.com

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  133. Wonderful detailed instructions...this has been the best blog hop...thanks so much for sharing this wonderful mini...

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  134. Awesome mini book..great instructions! TFS helena48@gmail.com

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  135. Amazing mini! Thanks for showing how you put it all together. That was so helpful. I have learned so much on this hop.
    hugs,
    Linda
    http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

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  136. WOW great album, your instructions were wonderful!
    Kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  137. A beautiful album and really nice to see you make it without all the items we now seem to take for granted like our cricuts etc. Thanks for the chance to join in.
    kimthompson68 at sky dot com
    Kim xXx

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  138. wow i would love to win this gorgeous mini. it looks like a lot of work but its beautiful.
    lmv1985@yahoo.com

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  139. thanks for sharing... very cute!!!

    Lisa
    lamerlisa@hotmail.com
    www.lisakelly110803.blogspot.com

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  140. AWESOME, AWSOME. It is fun to make something by hand (without all the big and little machines) from time to time. I loved this Mini album for many reasons. I think that it is wonderful to share a memory from something you and your mother did and put it into art form from those wonderful memories. Have to say White Christmas is #1 movie for Christmas for me. THANK YOU!
    Happily Scrapbooking my Memoris~Sandra VanWoerden from Collierville, TN
    OhMyScraps@myctmh.com

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  141. Thank you so much for the detailed instructions! The album is gorgeous! gikinney1@gmail.com

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  142. thank for showing your mini this was very pretty
    thank for the giveaway would like to have this
    mfdkj5@hotmail.com

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  143. Awesome! I love it! TFS

    mlenclade at gmail dot com

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  144. this is cute! thanks for showing us how you tied it. I have not done that for a long time. Hope to win!

    forpahl5atgmaildotcom

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  145. WOW!! that is just AMAZING!

    Melia~~
    wifey7799@gmail.com

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  146. Love your snowman mini album. Thanks for the tutorial and all the photos. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

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  147. What a great mini album. TFS!!

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

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  148. way to go old school- not using any scrappin "toys!" I love it.

    --tre
    rushta@gmail.com

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  149. Very pretty album. thanks for sharing!
    SouthernMrs
    At verizon dot net

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  150. Oh so beautiful. Thank you for the detailed instructuions. It helps me personally. I like to say thank you for a chance to win this awsome book...;0)

    Traci Lord
    3team3lord3@comcast.net

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  151. Wow-that is super! That must have taken you some time to make. The embellies are great and the way you bound it..gosh I just love it all.
    Thanks for a chance to win!! Marcie
    mrgrandmabug@gmail.com

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  152. I absolutely love everything about this!! WOW WOW WOW.

    Simplycricutting@gmail.com

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I love to read your messages, thanks!! Sue