Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mini Album Blog Hop

**If you are looking for the Cooking With Cricut blog hop click HERE.**

Welcome to So Many Minis Blog Hop, hosted by the wonderful and talented Mary, of cardz TV fame :) If you have arrived here from Ruthie's beautiful blog, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened upon our hop, then hop on back to Mary's blog, and feast your eyes on all the beautiful mini albums we have created for you.

A few months ago, I made my daughter a Hello Kitty Halloween Mini Album. My son took one look at it, and asked where his book was. One of the ladies who commented on my post that day, suggested that I make my son one using my Robotz cartridge. So I did! Here is is:



I designed this album on my Gypsy. Most of the paper is Close to my Heart, although some of the patterned paper is from my scrap box.



"My buddies" is Zoobaloo, cut at 1.1 inches.



The word "friends" is welded to the top of each page. The pages are from George and Basic Shapes.



The robots are also welded to the side of the pages. I lay everything out on my Gypsy, and that way, I know how big the robots can be, and where to weld them on the page, so that the book show each Robot when all the pages are closed.



It is also how I knew how big the letters on the word "friend" had to be, and how I could fit the whole word on only 4 pages.












This is the picture of one page on my Gypsy. I laid everything out, and moved things around when I wanted to cut it out.



Here is a picture with every page visible on my Gypsy girl. You can see how I lined it all up so I knew the "friends" would fit and you could see all the robots. It looks like a chaotic mess when you look at all the layers :)




I then cut the pages out with cereal boxes, and cut out the cover papers. i used glue stick to adhere the pages. I know there are lots of fancy adhesives on the market, but this is cheap and effective. I roll the paper with a brayer after I glue it on. It takes care of all the bumps.

I was pretty happy with how it turned out, and my son is thrilled with it! That is the most important thing.

On to my blog candy. I am giving away these cute background stamps from Close to my heart. Here is a picture of it:



So how do you win you ask?? It's easy!

1. Become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already)
2. Leave a comment on this post before Sunday at 6pm EST. I will pick a winner early next week.

The next stop on this wonderful hop is Gale, so pop on over and see the wonderful mini album she has created for you. And just in case you get lost along the way, here is the list of particiants in our amazing hop.

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 http://www.suescraftymess.blogspot.com
Roxy http://roxpaperscissors.blogspot.com/

After you hop through all our amazing Mini Albums, I hope you come back and hop along with the Design team of Cooking With Cricut. You can find it in my next post. Have a great day!


A la prochaine...

140 comments:

Pippa said...

Love the mini book, the robots are so cute, great idea for little grandsons LOL! http://pjbear-determinedscrapper.blogspot.com/

Kards by Kathi said...

This is a terrific mini album. Thanks for your talents and this blog hop.

fernsfrills said...

great mini i have twin granbabies who will love these. TFS Deanna

Trisha said...

Love this album and want to make one for my Grandsons. They would love it. Just got my Gypsy a couple of days ago and am still trying to make sure it is updated and trying to learn how to use it. I am excited and a little overwhelmed by it right now.

TFS and the chance to win.

Trisha
patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

Donna said...

Already one of your followers. Great kids mini album. Thank you for sharing.

Josie0602 said...

Very cute mini!! love the robots!

jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

creative patti said...

Super cute, making boy albums is always so hard, but you rocked it! Thanks for sharing. I am already a follower of your blog. Thanks.
pattig161@yahoo.com

Craftyhomemade said...

It's lovely. I just got that cartridge and I think that will be my first project with it. Thanks.


Indira
craftyhomemade7atgmaildotcom

Erika said...

Adorable album. I want to make one but havne't gotten the chance yet. Thanks for sharing. I love it.

erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

Ashley said...

What a wonderful album! Thank you for sharing!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

buglvr2010 said...

Oh my goodness....this is adorable. Now I want the Robots cartridge, lol! I love the letters across the to...my kids would love this. I'm trying one like this next!

Ghanice said...

Soooo Cute, my grandson would love this book
jman4@comcast.net

ScrappinT said...

My son would love this mini!

Lynlee said...

So cute!
lynlee4@gmail.com

Rhonda Emery said...

really adorable tfs.

JD said...

Love the Robotz! TFS!

Lesley from WI said...

What a great idea for your son and a wonderful mini album to have! I am loving the robots.

Geekay said...

This is a great idea...thanks for sharing with us...

pkanchana8@hotmail.com

Marlene said...

Love the mini! Glad to see a boy mini idea.
Thanks for sharing!
Marlene
memoriescrafted@aol.com

jennyplace2 said...

Super Cute album, I bet your son was so happy when he got it. TFS.

craftymom205 said...

Great mini album. I am a follower.

Michel E
craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Marionment said...

Cute mini album. Thanks for sharing.
marionment@msn.com

shutterbuggin said...

what a great album! thanks for showing us

KraftyKatsy said...

Awesome mini and yay to a fellow canuck :)

Kristin said...

Super cute!! I am already a follower, I think your album turned out great!!


Kristin
Pinkldycrafter

Sarah said...

Love love love this. I expect your son was happy too. Thanks for doing this giveaway xx

scrappygal said...

Adorable mini!! Love those robotz!!

barbaralochridge@cox.net

mississchic said...

Thanks for sharing! mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

Pink Cricut said...

I just became a follower and I love this robotz album--b/c I just got that cartridge!! I am always making mini albums for my daughter , but never my son-so now I have no excuses! :)

2ksmum said...

Oh I so want a Gypsy! I hope Santa thinks I was a good girl this year! This is tooooooo Cute! TFS!

kylasmum@yahoo.com

Janis said...

I've never seen anyone do the letters to the top like that - and then the robots to the side edge. I love it! This is great! :) Janis

Raven B said...

My son would flip over this mini!!!! So cute.
Hugs,
Raven

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I love this book! And what a great Mom you are! :) I just ordered my Gypsy (hopefully it'll be here today) and I have to say mimicking your mini will be #1 on my list!

TFS and for the inspiration!
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

grammy deed said...

Have been following you a while, thanks for sharing you have great ideas. guy1065 at aol dot com

scrappinC said...

I just love word mini albums they are so much fun to make.
Thanks for sharing.

endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

So adorable, it is so hard to come up with ideas for boys. Thank you for this mini idea.
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

wow-love this album! Now I'm inspire to go get myself a gyspy. didn't think i need it. lol

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

Love the mini album. Great for a little boy. Thanks fo sharing. Pam

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Okay this is one adorable robot album and I so wish I was a talented at the gypsy as your are... what you did was awesome...
Thank you for sharing your talent
The Scrapbooking Queen

Gramjak said...

I am a follower and my DGD will LOVe this album. What a great idea! Fantastic creativity. Love this idea!

kastenc at sbcglobal dot net

NitaBugg said...

WOW...that was a lot of work to design. Very cute. nnitabugg@gmail.com

Michelle said...

SO amazingly cute! Absolutely LOVE this!!!

welderperkins@gmail.com

Savahanna said...

What a cute mini. I always make minis for my son and my daughter only has one. Now she is the one asking where hers are. Guess I better get on the ball. Love your mini,

donna habbibi said...

great mini album!!! im sure your son is happy its amazing!!!
habis1088@gmail.com

ScrapinShana said...

OMG! How stinkin' cute is this?!?! I'm gonna have to play around with my Gysy and figure out how to do this!

Mrs.Debbie said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!
Hugs Debbie

Ruthie said...

Hi Michelle!

Super cute robot album! I'm sure your son loves it! I wish we lived closer so that you could give me Gypsy lessons! :)

Ruthie

The Scrapoholic said...

Great project! I'm already a follower!
http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com

2 Chicks on a Limb said...

This little book is precious and I can see how your son would want one for his own! TFS and for the opportunity for blog candy! Your blog and projects are AWESOME!

:) Vickie
vchamness@gmail.com

Deanne Gutierrez said...

Your son is gonna LOVE this - thanks for sharing!

Deanne G
dgutierez1@msn.com

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

Great album! Thanks for showing us the journey to the layout. Love your project

Melissa said...

ADORABLE!!!!!

cmtry555 said...

I really like this. It is a great layout for little boys. I find it harder to come up with ideas for my son's than I do for my daughter. Thank you for sharing.

cmtry555 at aol dot com

VeronicaA said...

Cutie patootie. I love your color combinations. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Toni said...

Great album for a boy. TFS and the chance to win.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Sheree said...

I am so glad to see that you made a mini album with a boy theme. I only have one child; a son; and it is hard to think masculine since I love blossoms and butterflies! :)
sheree.burress@gmail.com

Alycia said...

Love this mini! I must look into getting a gypsy...maybe Santa will bring me one? :)

coolnana72 said...

Love this mini album--I love the robots cart. and have used it many times on cards for my grandsons. TFS

lilred said...

Way cute mini album. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day

Cat said...

Nice to see something COOL for my grandbaby. I wish I had that cart. Maybe I'll put it on my wish list! Looks like a lot of us have boys in our family. The album is super cute. Thanks.
azcat2002 at msn dot com

Jnett's Place said...

Thanks for a chance to win. Your file is cute.

Cindy said...

Cute mini album, thanks for sharing

cruzin2000 said...

So cute love the robots. (cruzin2000@msn.com)

stefeni said...

Such a cute album! This cart is still on my wishlist :)

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Linda Peterson said...

I bet your son loves this scrapbook! It is so cute.
craftylin1968@aol.com

jenni said...

I never thought about putting the letters on top! I love that. SO cute!
Thanks for sharing!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Sandy Bayles said...

I though I left a message but was not able to find it... Great Job and thanks for the blog hop and good luck to everyone. I love that Mary and now follow you. I have a small blog and would love to have you follow me...
Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/
E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

Lisa J said...

Your son is sooo lucky to have you as his Mom! Love the album and that you used cereal boxes, genius! I would so love for you to email me the file for the gypsy! I would take that as a prize any day!

TFS!

tjsgal at gmail dot com

Grams716 said...

That is one cool mini book. I have the cart but haven't made anything with it yet. Now I have more ideas!

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Love the Robotz mini, and really like that you shared the screen shots of your Gypsy and how you laid it out. Being new to the Gypsy this really helps! So glad I found this blog hop today, it's been so fun looking at everyones creations. Patti northwestlady@gmail.com

SusanBluerobot said...

l love this book i am sure he will be ssooo happy with it

Heather said...

Great album! TFS!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Betsy said...

This is such a cute album - you had me smiling! TFS your talents on this wonderful hop!

Charlotte said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing your talents.

Cathy said...

Great job on your son's album, now you realize the next one wanting one of his own is hubby! Love to see guy/boy projects.
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

mcever4 said...

Such a cute book for a little boy! I am sure he loved it. Thanks for sharing your talents!

Robin
mcever4 at bellsouth dot net

meredith said...

I am a mother to 2 great boys, but it can be hard to make great "boy" projects. This is perfect, u nailed it! Thanks so much for sharing! Im glad I found ur blog xx

*Star said...

That is so perfect for any little boy!
Tfs and have a great day. :)

star24601@gmail.com

CyndiU said...

Great mini, TFS and being part of the hop.

cureta2@yahoo.com

ladydi47 said...

I remember when my son was younger..he would have loved that mini album! Thanks for sharing.
Diana B.
crb_deb@bellsouth.net
I'm a follower

Amanda Finamore said...

Very Cute!!! I don't a little boy that wouldn't love that mini :) TFS

Amanda from bellascraftycreations@blogspot.com

littleeifwife said...

really cute...I've been wanting to make my own mini book!! Thanks for the chance to win a cute stamp set.

Debican said...

This is very cleaver. How do you gals come up with this stuff. I love it. hugs Debi

Gina said...

Your mini is so darling! I love the concept and I love the robots. I am making a robot something for my grandson for his birtday so this gave me some ideas! Thanks so much!

*gina*
scrappinology@live.com

shanna13 said...

Michelle your mini is adorable and I am sure that your son will love it. TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

roxyf said...

I'm hoppin and stoppin!
roxy

Kadrisc said...

I loved all your robots! Thanks, Karen
kadrisc@aol.com
karens-kakes-krafts.blogspot.com

shelly said...

Those robots are the cutest things on earth!!!

primpedinpaper said...

Michelle,
Your Mini is adorable!! I love how you have a word and a shape welded onto the pages. Those robots are really cute! I'm sure your son loved it! -Nicole primpedinpaper@gmail.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

Oh my gosh!!!This turned out soooo cute! I LOVE this idea! I may have to make my 4 year old her own album.... Maybe a Princess one....

Sharon said...

This is just awesome Michelle! Love all those robots!! The Grandsons would love this! :)

A Graywolfe said...

What a cute mini. I love that robot cart. I want that one buy hubby doesnt see waht I need it haahaa...need want two diffrent things.

Rhonda said...

Great mini for the little ones!
rmidyett@gmail.com

Aimee said...

I already am a blog follower :) Your album is adorable!

Tabitha said...

Love this. It always seems so easier to make for girls, I know but with 3 boys I really appreciate ideas for them as well. Thanks for sharing,
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Great mini album for your son. Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

karensk said...

Love your mini love the stamps
Thanks
karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

Theresa said...

I love your mini so much :)

momof5 said...

Love the cute mini album.

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for a change to win these cute background stamps from Close to my heart.
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns AT yahoo DOT com

Nicole Zitnik said...

I just started making shape books and I love this one! I will have to try this one!

Shanta said...

Such a neat mini for a boy! I have 3 boys and it is hard to make something for them.
slnewby@gmail.com

Maria said...

Super cute mini album! Perfect for little boys, thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Super cute for a little guy! Thanks for sharing.

slomomomcbl@gmail.com

CA Scrapper said...

Great album for a boy! Thanks for taking part in the hop and sharing with us.

lschmitt40@hotmail.com

MaryNSC said...

O WOW That is SUPER.. Gives me an IDEA to make my Firend one with the Monsters she is HOOKED on The Monster Game at FACEBOOK..:O)
Thank U for Sharing.

Shelly said...

Oh wow is that the cutest thing ever!! I really need to learn how to work my Gypsy lol. Thank you so much for sharing! I am glad your son loved it, who wouldnt?!

shell_028 at yahoo dot com

Cathy said...

Wow Michelle, thank you for such a great idea! I never thought of making my grandsons a mini album! I've started making some for my granddaughters, but never thought about the boys...duh!
cathyhartle at gmail dot com

Gabriela Sandoval said...

I love love this mini album. I so want to make one. Thanks for sharing. I'm already a follower.

Gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

felkatz said...

that is too cute!!

thanks for the chance!

felkatz at gmail dot com

Esmommy said...

OMG that is sooo cute I need that Robot cart now :-)
TFS
Tracy
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Alex said...

sooo cute TFS :) I love it :)
thecondes@gmail.com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Love the mini album so cute!!!!
nlpimentel@aol.com

Suz said...

oh so cute for the kids, something I would want to do for the Grandchildren. Thanks for sharing~Suz
suz.p@comcast.net

Tracy said...

Great mini! Tfs
Tracymarier@gmail.com

Evelyn said...

Love this mini album, great boys album. Thanks for sharing.
evl14512@gmail.com
(Evinadas)

Scrappin' Sista said...

Great job Sista Chef. I really like how this album turned out. When my Design Studio is back up and running, I must make one. TFS.

Christel
CWC DT
onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

bluucaca said...

SO cute this would be wonderful for my 2 little boys. Thanks for sharing. Great mini hop mini

A Scrap Above said...

HO cute! I love the little robots! great job, I bet your son loves this.
I am already a follower.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Sue said...

Thanks for you ideas and the give-a-way.

GreenScrap said...

That is super pretty!!!! I love it!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Luv 2 Create said...

This is just the cutest album. Makes me wish I had a little boy to create for. I bought this cart for that reason. Now all I need is that special little boy!! Actually I just love these little robots myself. Just to cute to pass up on. Looks like your cart has been put to good use. I'm sure your son loves his album and will cherish it for many years to come. Great job Mom.
Marcie

Suzy said...

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

Carol said...

What a cute album. This has been an inspiring blog hop I've seen so many ideas now my mind is going crazy with ideas. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. chale@gci.net

JoAnn Porter said...

Really cute friends album using the new robotz cart. You have such cleaver ideas

craftaholic said...

Very cute Mini Album!!! It turned out very Nice! Great job and thank you for being part of this Fun Hop!!
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

Patti Smith said...

What a cute, cute mini...this is an awesome blog hop...so much talent...I have become a follower..thanks for sharing! :)

Helena said...

What little guy would love this mini album.. TFS helena48@gmail.com

MommaMcVic said...

Im a follower- great minis you made! love the colors
Kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Kim. said...

Aww I am not surprised your son like it, it is perfect for a boy and a great keepsake to store photo's of his friends. Thanks for the chance to join in.
kimthompson68 at sky dot com
Kim xXx

Laura R said...

so adorable-great colors
lmv1985@yahoo.com

Renae said...

Love your mini album! Great idea with the robots.

lamerlisa@hotmail.com said...

thanks for sharing... very cute!!!

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

Wendy said...

Your mini is so adorable! Perfect for a boy. I also liked seeing a gypsy at work. I don't have one and am trying to decide if I want one.

Wendy C.
chloecsmom@gmail.com

OhMyScraps said...

Wonderful idea. I will be making something similar for my daughter and her best friend. I will make the robots girlie for these two. Thanks for sharing. These are really great.
Happily Scrapbooking my Memories~Sandra VanWoerden, OhMyScraps@myctmh.com

lginther08 said...

Very cute!

Miranda said...

I love it! I am already a follower! TFS and the chance to win!

mlenclade at gmail dot com

forpahl5 said...

very cute! Thanks for the ideas!

forpahl5atgmaildotcom

My Crafting Time said...

I'm a new follower. Very cuet mini album. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

aremus said...

I love your mini album. TFS!!

amandaremus at gmail dot com