Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sweet Shop Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to Purple Monkey Moments and the Sweetshop Blog Hop! There will be some great blog candy to win along the way! More on that in a moment!

If you've come from visiting Melissa at Melissa's Scrappen Place you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to and start at the beginning. Click HERE.

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away we are sharing some wonderful ideas and inspiration for your viewing and crafting pleasure! Each Design Team member will be featuring a project each day (Saturday & Sunday) made especially for this hop. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog and collect the special letter there. There will be prizes along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be some nice PRIZES with a few different ways to win at! I decided to make a toilet paper roll album. I love these! They are fun and easy to make, and make fabulous gifts. I followed THIS tutorial from Mary at Cardz TV. Here is what I made today:

The patterned paper I used through out this album is from K and Co's Valentine's paper pack. The "love" is cut from Sweethearts.

The "hugs" and heart are both cut from Smiley Cards. Aren't they cute??

Because this album is for my husband, I decided to put sweet little love quotes on the opposite sides. The pictures are hidden, you will see where in a minute...

The sentiment on this page is from Create a Critter, and the sparkles up lips are from Indie Art.

The ends of each toilet paper roll are help together by little eyelets. The eyelets help create a little pocket inside the toilet paper roll.

The X and O are also from Smiley Cards. I love that cartridge! Thank you provocraft for giving Gypsy owners such a great downloaded cartridge :)

Inside each of the 4 little pockets, there is a tag.

The tags are where I decided to hide the pictures - super cute, isn't it?

I have 2 giveaways of you today. The wonderfuland talented Melin has donated cut files/ digi stamps for each of us to giveaway, and I have some stamps as blog candy too! The winner of this prize can decide if they want Melins design as a digi stamp, or a cut file. Here it is:

And here are the cute stamps another winner will get from me:

So how can you win these great prizes? Easy peasey!
1) Become a follower of my blog - if you aren't already.
2) Leave me a comment below.
3) For an extra chance to win, grab my blog button and display it on your blog, leaving me a second comment letting me know.
4) If you come back tomorrow and comment on tomorrow's post, you get another chance to win.
5) Be sure to check back on Tuesday to see if you have won one of the prizes.

Here is the “secret” letter you need to collect from me to be eligible for a prize package at - T

Now it's your turn! Let’s see your sweet Valentine projects. Be sure to include a Cricut or other die cut machine cut on your project and link it up at The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky sweetheart will be chosen randomly to win one of the six prize packages being offered in this hop.

Next stop... Nicole at Croppin Momma Designs. Go see what she has in store for you today.

And don’t forget, when you're done, make sure to head back to and get entered to win one of SIX prize packages! Here’s how:

1. Link your sweet Valentine project and be one of the top three chosen by our Chefs.
2. Link your project and be the randomly drawn winner.
3. Collect all the letters and unscramble our “secret” phrase correctly and leave it in the special comment section on
4. Or just leave a comment at and let us know how you liked our Sweetshop Blog Hop.

Here is our Hop line-up:
1. CWC-Melin
2. Abby
3. Anita
4. Becky
5. Cathie
6. Christel
7. Dalis
8. Deb
9. Erika
10. Gaby
11. Jean
12. Jenna
13. Jennifer
14. Jenny
15. Karla
16. Madison
17. Maria Elena
18. Melissa
19. Michelle YOU ARE HERE
20. Nicole NEXT
21. Raven
22. Roberta
23. Ronnie

Be sure to come back tomorrow, and check out what else I created for this blog hop. Thanks for stopping by!

A la prochaine...


Ronnie said...

LOve the mini album, it is amazing! Ronnie(CWC DT)

Brigitte said...

OMG, Michelle this is just GORGEOUS!!! I love everything about it!!! The first saying is just so touching! Thanks for sharing
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Julie Wasson said...

dont you love recycling
thanks for the blog hop

Amanda said...

Super cute!!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Maria Elena said...

Great Mini Album Michelle !

Happy Sweet Blog Hop ;-)
Maria Elena.-

Jean said...

This is so cute! Jean (CWC DT)

Linda S said...

What cute usual!! Have a great Valentine's Day!

Unknown said...

This very cute mini!!! Love all the detalis, great job
Happy Sweet Blog Hop!!!
Karla Urea

Anita said...

What an Awesome book! Too cute!! ANITA

starry43 said...

that is so beautiful
you have put your love and heart in this I see
Thanks for the chance to win
and I became a follower

Runnergirl Creations said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing! :) Blessings!

Brenna said...

that is super cute!! thanks for sharing!! your hubby will love it

Creative Diva said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing! new follower! Going to place your blog button on my blog after leaving this comment!

Anna said...

Oh my stars...not only are you clever but you do it so creatively!!! Just awesome!!!
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

pat said...

what a clever idea , I just love your colors.
hello from cold B.C. Canada
thanks for sharing. said...

I love to Recycle every chance I get and create new things with it!! Nice creation you have!! TFS!!! I have been a follower!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

gham said...

Who would have ever thought that something so adorable could be made with a toilet paper tube? Wow! I am just so impressed and motivated to make one of these thanks to you!

Amyscats said...

Everything is so cute! Love the cards, now I know what to do with the Smiley cartridge! And the mini album - how clever. I've got 4 toilet paper tubes saved up, might be time to create my own, or just scraplift your idea!!

Unknown said...

Love love love your project! I made these a couple of month ago, my hubby thought I was NUTS making stuff out of toilet paper rolls! LOl. Just starting following your blog, your stuff is CUTE!

Vivi Martínez said...

Beautiful mini album... To make one of them is on my to do list since I first saw them last week... maybe I can give it a try this comming week.
Thanks for the inspiration!



Penny said...

I love these toilet paper albums. What a cute way to scrap some valentine pictures.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

Tamara said...

What a Lovely Book, I hope you have a daught to share with!

Tamara said...

What a Lovely Book, I hope you have a daught to share with!

JoAnn said...

What a cute little mini album. I need to try this also. I have seen one other one but yours is so adorable. TFS said...

I keep seeing this toilet paper minis and you did Awesome!!! great project!!

Christine said...

Cute Mini Album x

johay at inbox dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

I want to try one of these albums.
username at yahoo dot com

PixiesDelight said...

THis is great fun! Love to see everyones work!

Hello said...

Cute album!
New follower.

FMonty said...

Wow! Super creative! I'll be saving some rolls instead of putting them in the recycle bin. Already a follower :)

Shana said...

Love your project, always looking for new ideas. Thanks, look forward to following.

Linda said...

Really creative project, TFS
lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

Scrappers' Ranch said...

This is so cute! I love these TP roll minis.
I am already a follower of your blog

Scrappers' Ranch said...

2nd comment
I have posted your button on my blog

Sue S. said...

Wonder valentine book. I am a new follower to your blog.

Sue S. said...

I have now added your button to my blog.

~ Jo ~ said...

Michelle this is such a cute album! I hope your hubby enjoys it as much as I have enjoyed your photos of it!!!

SiskiyouSue said...

Your little album couldn't be any cuter! I love the whole thing. And the lollipop holders are adorable. Bet the kids will love them.

suekimmet@gmail dot com

starry43 said...

I came back also to say I became a follower

Unknown said...

love the album, full of cuteness...

LesleyfromWI said...

Super cute. Love that it is made out of toilet paper rolls!

ShersL84bed said...

Darling little mini album. Thanks for sharing.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Its so beautiful. new follwer.

Tammy said...

I really like this mini!!! I may need to scrap lift it:) be so blessed and thank you so much for sharing!!! this is such a sweet treat!!!