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November 13, 2010

So Many Mini Albums
Blog Hop!

Welcome to the So Many Mini Albums Blog Hop!  I was thrilled and excited when Mary at CardzTV asked me to join her in this blog hop - it's my very first one!  Mary is such a special lady to organize a blog hop for mini albums.  I'm also taking this opportunity to post my first ever detailed instructional videos!

You should be arriving here from Nicole's Blog, if not, you may want to start at the beginning at Mary's Blog!  When you're done with my project, hop on over to Ruthie's Blog. I've included a list of all the blogs (below) in this fun hop, so if you're just joining us, be sure you don't miss the blogs above mine on the list!

Here is the blog list when you're ready to hop on over to the next blog on the So Many Mini Albums Blog 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/
                        (YOU ARE HERE!)
RUTHI - 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/

So, let's get started!  My project for this blog hop is the "Checking it Twice" Mini Album.  It's so named because it's got lots of places for "making a list and checking it twice."  Gift lists, guest lists, to do lists, etc.  It also has pockets for photos, receipts, and recipes.  We're all busy during the holidays and I thought this would be a good way to keep on track and not forget anything (I'm a list maker!).  This was so much fun to make and I hope you enjoy it!

Pocket Page - Front
Pocket Page - Back
In the posts below are: Two (detailed) Instructional Videos; a Supply List; Cutting Guides; and a Punching Diagram for book rings.

Now I know you all love free goodies, so today, I'm giving away a complete kit to make this "Checking it Twice" Mini Album!  Included in the kit is all the chipboard, cardstock, decorative paper, gold cord, book rings, cutting diagrams, and the template you'll need to make this project!  (If you choose to use a Bind-it-All, you will need to furnish your own o-wire.)

Here's how to enter:

1.  Become a follower or subscribe to my blog (or both!);
2.  Leave a comment below this post. 

One comment and entry per person, please!  Be sure to include a way for me to reach you in your comment!  (I prefer an email address -  please do not post your blog address as your contact information).  I will contact the winner by email for a shipping address.  I would hate to have to draw a new winner because I have no way to reach you!

Unfortunately, shipping is limited to the United States and Canada.  (If you have trouble posting a comment, please scroll down and try again, sometimes blogger is stubborn!)

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED - GOOD LUCK!  I will use random.org to choose a winner and contact the winner before noon (eastern time) on Monday, November 15, 2010.  I will also post the winner on my blog.

Thanks for joining me, and now, on to my videos! (see posts below!)

Supplies

157 comments:

sunflowermel said...

Great idea....

Kards by Kathi said...

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

Deanna Lintner said...

Wow I really love this mini and all these blogs! you have done an excellent job with the tutorial for this and I hope to see more! TFS
Deanna

Trisha said...

Love your mini album. What a great job. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the Checking It Twice album.

Trisha
patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

Josie0602 said...

Adorable mini! I love the papers you chose for it too!

jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Donna said...

Terrific mini album - loved the cover! Thanks for sharing.

creative patti said...

Super Great Album! I love the papers you used and all the small details. Thank you so much for putting this together. Great giveaway!! I now follow your blog . Thank you.
pattig161@yahoo.com

Craftyhomemade said...

Beautiful, thanks for share.


Indira
craftyhomemade7atgmaildotcom

GAscrappnGramma said...

Fabulous I NEEEEEEED one. I too am a list maker. I love your idea and I hope to make one ASAP! Thank you soooo much for sharing. marmar20@aol.com

Ashley said...

I love the concept for this album! It is a great way to organize oneself during the holiday season! I am really hoping I win that kit!! Thank you for sharing and I am now a follower!!

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

buglvr2010 said...

I love this...what a wonderful way to stay organized for the holidays!

sophiesmama said...

Jenni, what wonderful video tutorials! So detailed, clear and easy to follow. Your album is fantastic...I really love the papers you used! Thanks so much for being in the hop today!
Hugs,
Mary

glenda said...

Very cool idea! Could be used for so many things!

TheCraftyKitchen said...

Love your mini album! This would really come in handy over the next two months! So very cute :)


kristinscraftykitchen at gmail dot com

ScrappinT said...

I love this idea! Very creative!

Lynlee said...

Fantastic! Your directions are great - thank you!
Lynlee4@gmail.com

Rhonda Emery said...

really pretty

Mary Sue said...

Love your album. I need to make one. I am going to subscribe to your blog.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.
mskunze@hughes.net

JD said...

Fun mini! Love the holiday paper you used.

~ JD ~
jdykstra5606{at}gmail{dot}com

Lesley from WI said...

Your mini album is so cute. I have never made a mini album and this would be wonderful to win. Loving the hop and all the inspiration that I am getting along the way!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Geekay said...

This is neat...luv it...

pkanchana8@hotmail.com

KarenCormier said...

OMG, that is so cute! I've been wanting to do a mini and you have inspired me to try. TFS!
Hugs,
Karen
dixylady12@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

Great job Jen! I love your album!!I wouldnt if I won!!! LOL I love the new look of your blog. You will have to tell me where you got your backrournd from.
nancyiaggi@yahoo.com

Marlene said...

Great mini! And thanks for all the tips for it in your you tube videos.
Marlene
memoriescrafted@aol.com

Simply AJ said...

Great job... mini album is perfect and your tutorial are so helpful. Thanks so much for sharing! I have been a fan/follower for a while now... I really enjoy your work! AJ
aj_822@yahoo.com

KraftyKatsy said...

Awesome mini!! Thanks for a chance at one. Cherrypops@rogers.com

scrappygal said...

Your mini is adorable!! Would love to have one! I am now a follower! Thanks for sharing!

barbaralochridge@cox.net

The Happy Stamper :) said...

How adoreable is this!!! I love the Christmas theme & it would look perfect in my family room on the coffee table... TFS!
Huggs,
Gale The Happy Stamper :)

deegee said...

I really enjoyed your album. Would be a great gift to receive.

donnagail1@charter.net

2ksmum said...

Ohhh I am so going to try this one. This will keep me so organized especially when the family from out-of-town call asking what do the kids want (and I sometimes forget who I told what) so on the big day sometimes there are 2 and 3 of the same gift. TFS this is so great!

kylasmum@yahoo.com

Janis said...

Very cool idea and very cool candy! Great job! This is so much fun. :) Janis northrose@slowar.com P.S. I subscribed to the email updates. I offer that on my blog too and wish everybody did - I love getting emails when new posts are added. Makes it so much easier to keep up and follow. :)

bartlettpair said...

Super cute and great job!! Thanks so very much for sharing and giving---you will be blessed :)
bartlettpair4@msn.com

Raven B said...

This is fabulous. I love the paper that you used.
Hugs,
Raven

Cheryl Gaffney said...
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Cheryl Gaffney said...

OMG!! So cute... I love the detailed instructions too!!

I hope I'll be coming back and watching the videos again to make my own mini!! :)

TFS and for the chance to win!
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
cplamond@hotmail.com

- I deleted my last comment because it included only my blog address and not my email address -

grammy deed said...

Love your ideas, thanks for sharing
guy1065 at aol dot com

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

Wow--I love this album! It would be a perfect gift for family and friends who love to make list. TFS!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

grammy deed said...

So glad you explained the Bind it all. I want one so bad and now I will put it on my xmas list. Great work

grammy deed said...

Oh I forgot to leave contact info and also wanted to tell you how much I appreciated the tip on covering the covers of the album. It looks so finished.
guy1065 at aol dot com

scrappinC said...

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful mini album and all the wonderful details of how to make the album.

endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

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

This is such a classy mini album. I just love it.
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

Gramjak said...

Fantastic mini album idea! Your video is really super. Thank you for sharing and the great opportunity to win the Checking It Twice album

Celestine1686 said...

wow i love your mini and thaqnks for the chance to win, Laura (celestine1686@hotmail.com)

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

really nice ablums just love your details and color choices...
Thank you for sharing your talent...
The Scrapbooking Queen
thescrapbookingqueen1@gmail.com

NitaBugg said...

WOW...what amazing instructions...thos are some of the best I seen. Cute mini book...looking forward to coming back. Nnitabugg@GMAIL.COM

Savahanna said...

Great mini album. I love the paper you chose. i am now a follower

Susan said...

Love your color scheme and design!

donna habbibi said...

loved teh mini album!!!! and the little bags idea
habis1088@gmail.com

ScrapinShana said...

Love the pocket pages! I'm gonna have to try this. Great job =)
skcactusflower75@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

So cute! great album! Everyone so far has made inspirational albums for me! Makes me wanna go and create!!

MaryNSC said...

O MY gosh I LOVE IT THANK U so much Now I want to go see all your videos I LOVES BLOG HOPPING.. Thank U for sharing..

Shannon said...

You did an awesome job on the videos! You should keep it up. Thank you for sharing!
Shannon
slbradle at aol dot com

2 Chicks on a Limb said...

This album is awesome! Your tutorial was great and easy to follow! TFS!

Vickie
vchamness@gmail.com

Deanne Gutierrez said...

This is so pretty - I love the video!

Deanne G
dgutierez1@msn.com

The Scrapoholic said...

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

Lisha said...

This project is just too cute
fasloan@yahoo.com

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

Love your mini album. What fun it is and love your colors. I have a peppermint candle that coordinates beautifully with your album! :)

VeronicaA said...

Beautifully done! Great tip on scaling down the bulk of the album. I thoroughly enjoyed your instructional video...great job! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Melissa said...

Very nice!

Cassandra said...

What a cute mini. Thanks for sharing.

missyb22@hotmail.com

Sheree said...

I love this mini album! I want to learn how to make the pocket page...I think I will try it! So so adorable!
sheree.burress@gmail.com
cravinscrappin.blogspot.com

asmart99 said...

Your work is gorgeous!!!! I will be a new follower and subscriber! I lived in Great Falls as a teenager... I bet it is snowing there already! LOL!
Ann

Toni said...

Beautiful album! I'd love to win this!
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

KimCreate said...

Very nice mini!
Kim
kjl571@yahoo.com

Sheree said...

Thank you for making such a beautiful mini album and for taking the time to teach us how to make it. I just love it!

Ruthie said...

Hi Jen!

OMGosh! I LOVE this idea! I am totally obsessed with making lists! I am going to make one! Ohhh... well right after I put it on my list! :)

Ruthie :)

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

Such a cute album, who wouldnt want to win one.. thanks for being part of the hop and sharing.

shelley

lostnwa98 at frontier dot com

Cat said...

You're so smart to give a kit away. The mini album is a lot of work and the kit will make it so much easier to do. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and the giveway.
azcat2002 at msn dot com

terrie said...

very nice album..thanks for sharing it with us...
zullu26@aol.com

Patti Ross said...

I absolutely love this idea!!! I so hope that I win this kit because it is JUST PERFECT for me!!!

I'm your newest follower!!!

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

MenanBerretts said...

Loved your mini album. This is the first time I have found your blog. It is wonderful. I immediately subscribed. Thanks for sharing. marloberrett@gmail.com

Jenn said...

What a super project and great giveaway!

Linda Peterson said...

What great ideas you have!!
craftylin1968@aol.com

Sandy Bayles said...

Jen,
I follow your blog now. I see you on facebook and think sometimes you check out my blog...Thanks for the hop and good luck to all. Great Job on the Mini album... I love the red and green...
E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com
I just lobe that "Mary"<

stefeni said...

Great album. Love this little snowmen.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

jenni said...

I love it! I told my mom today she needs to keep a list of the gifts she is purchasing for Christmas! So guess what I am going to make her for next Christmas! Thanks for sharing!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Lisa J said...

This is an amazing mini & a giveaway to create your own! I love it when the prize is the project!

TFS!

tjsgal at gmail dot com

Patti aka NW Lady said...

Rally enjoyed your videos and seeing how you did your mini! Patti northwestlady@gmail.com

Heather said...

Great mini!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

F Bond said...

Love all the details and the colors! Great mini! sudonia00@yahoo.com

Betsy said...

Love this holiday mini! Thanks for a chance to win the kit! AND THANKS for such detailed instructions on how to create this album!

GiGi said...

This is such a cute album! I love how you used the snowman for the pull on the tags!!! Neat ideas!
booger1 at tds.net

Cathy said...

Jenni I love the idea for this album, a way to organize our lists...love it. Great videos, thanks for the idea of using a extra piece for bind-it-all cuts. This is definately on my 'do list' to make. Thank you also for the opportunity to win your kit.
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

meredith said...

ur album is very cute. Unfortunately Im in Australia so no chance of winning but good luck to u all!!! tfsxx

mcever4 said...

That is a great idea for a mini! Thanks for sharing...I will also be subscribing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Robin
mcever4 at bellsouth dot net

*Star said...

beautiful mini!! Thanks for the chance to win and have a great day. :)

star246012gmail.com

cureta2@yaoo.com said...

Great mini, TFS and being part of the hop. Awesome blog candy.

cureta2@yahoo.com

ladydi47 said...

I'm a list-maker too. This is a great mini album..thanks for sharing!
Diana B.
crb_deb@bellsouth.net

Kadrisc said...

How cute!! Love it! Karen
kadrisc@aol.com
karens-kakes-krafts.blogspot.com

shanna13 said...

Jenni this a very nice mini. Your tutorial was very thorough. Loved all the colors. I love Christmas. TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

mum of two said...

What a great mini!! You did a wonderful job :) tfs

michelle

Liz said...

Oh how I LOVE the snowman as your pull tabs, this little book is amazing..now I'm off to watch your videos! great job

(Lizabratt@comcast.net)

Debican said...

This mini is great. Love all your idea. hugs Debi

catherine.feast2 said...

Thanks for the chance and to follow you blog.
catherine.feast2@verizon.net

CanadianWynn said...

Thanks for the Hop and thanks for the inspiration!!!

canadianWynn

Grams716 said...

That is a beautiful Christmas mini! I love it and the colors you chose!

Anonymous said...

wow just awesome i love your album Thanks a bunch Theresa(cajungal1959@aol.com

primpedinpaper said...

Hi Jenni,
Your Mini is soo cute! I love the idea to use this to store all the lists that accumulate during the holidays. Great to have them all in one place. You did a wonderful job. I love the patterned paper. -Nicole primpedinpaper@gmail.com

roxyf said...

I'm hoppin and stoppin
roxy

Domestic Bliss(ters) said...

I'd never thought to use a mini album for lists! What a smart idea, perfect for the holidays! Thanks for sharing.

Manhattan Mandie said...

What an awesome idea! My fingers are crossed :) My email address is in my blogger profile. Thanks for the chance to win.

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thank you for being part of this hop and sharing your project with us. I am a new follower... You have some fun projects on your blog! I think I need to do some more stalking on your blog! Thank you for inspiring us! pjritsema at gmail dot com

A Graywolfe said...

what a cute album....I love the pockets.... agraywolfe at gamil dottie com

Rhonda said...

What a great idea! Very creative.rmidyett@gmail.com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Beautiful creative mini album! Love all the detailed work you put into it. Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

Tabitha said...

Love this it is super cute. Love the snowman peeking out. Thanks for sharing
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

I just love your album. You did a great job. TFS.
Susan
susanpollock37 at yahoo dot com

karensk said...

Love blog hops love blog andy
Thank you for both
karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

Scrappin' Sista said...

Thanks for sharing a cute and well planned album. It is really nice.

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

Scrappy Mom said...

What a perfect way to keep track of all those holiday list! Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed your videos.
scrapping2it@gmail.com

Theresa said...

I really love this..thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower and so happy to have found your blog.

Tanya said...

Love the mini!!! Thanks for the chance to win the kit too :)

Tanya
Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for a change to win a complete kit to make this "Checking it Twice" Mini Album!
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns AT yahoo DOT com

Melissa M said...

Cute mini. I have to say I would love to win the kit. I think for myself minis are the funniest craft projects I have done. TFS!

mmiranda74 @ q.com (without the spaces of coure!)

Nicole Zitnik said...

This is awesome. I love lists! I am going to make one myself next week after my back feels good enough to sit for awhile.

Shanta said...

Super cute mini! thanks for showing how to do it! slnewby@gmail.com

DebW said...

Love your cute mini. TFS.

Maria said...

What a great mini, I love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

mvasquez69 at aol dot com

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Jenni~
Oh this is an awesome idea! I cant think of anyone who would not need this mini album!
I am a new follower.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
ascrapabove at aol dot com

CA Scrapper said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.



lschmitt40@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love this...what a wonderful way to stay organized for the holidays! This would be so great to make for my mom she is always saying how she forgets this and that. Thank you for sharing.
Lisa
honeybearz2002@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

This is an awesome album! thanks for sharing!

cathyhartle at gmail dot com

myska said...

Cool album! I see such possibilities!
myska
mwhitmore1@comcast.net

Shelly said...

I love this idea! Also what a great giveaway! TFS!!

shell_028 at yahoo dot com

DEBBIE ORR said...

This is a great mini album very creative idea

Gabriela Sandoval said...

What a great album. Thanks for sharing.

Gabriela

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

felkatz said...

cute!! thanks for the chance!

felkatz at gmail dot com

Esmommy said...

what a great idea to keep up with all the holiday stressfulness TFS
Tracy
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Alex said...

great album idea and so cute too :)
thecondes@gmail.com

mary said...

New to your blog and will be a follower. I really love the mini album you made. Frosty is a nice touch to it, my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win a kit. I think these will make awesome gifts.

Mary R.
maryatrievley.com

Suz said...

Awesome mini album, and I so appreciate the detailed intructions. Thanks for sharing~Suz
suz.p@comcast.net

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Love the album and thank you for sharing:)
nlpimentel@aol.com

bluucaca said...

Love this mini just in time for Xmas. Loving this blog hop some very taleted ladies here.
maricellac10@yahoo.com

Sue said...

I just love all the mini albums and thank you for sharing. I would love to win your kit, but thank you for the opportunity anyway.

CherylP said...

Thanks for a wonderful tutorial. Thanks also for a chance to win the kit! I am now a follower of your blog as well as a subscriber.

cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

GreenScrap said...

Your mini is so cute!! I can't find good Christmas paper!! and I am dying to make a Christmas mini!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

What a terrific album, I love the idea. There have been some awesome albums. I became a follower and cannot wait to come back and spend time looking at everything. chale@gci.net

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

craftaholic said...

Thanks for being part of a very fun and Inspiring hop! I just love the list mini!! Would love to have the kit!! TFS!!
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

Patti Smith said...

What an awesome instructional video...you really give wonderful instructions. thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea...will defintatly be back for your tutorials!! :)

Carol said...

Super Cute! Would love the kit1

Carol
NewbieCarol@ymail.com

Linda said...

Oh my goodness this is wonderful. I love all the pages and info you gave. Very easy to follow!
Your hubby must be wonderful to help you with this. He did a great job standing still and not making you giggle.
I really enjoyed your video and I will be back. I am a new follower but I am having trouble with blogger and my picture.
Thanks again,
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

Glad to find your blog. Mary did an incredible job with her blog hop participants! Thank you for sharing!

MommaMcVic said...

Great mini and wonderful candy!! TF the chance to win your album!! Crossing my fingers
Kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Kim. said...

Beautiful album and your video and instructions are so clear, I have become a follower. I totally understand that as I am in the UK I am not entitled to enter your draw.
kimthompson68 at sky dot com
Kim xXx

lamerlisa@hotmail.com said...

thanks for sharing... very cute!!!

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

Debby Fitzgerald said...

Awesome Jennie!!! Debby Fitzgerald:)

Wendy said...

Great mini album. Thanks for sharing your video!

Wendy C.
chloecsmom@gmail.com

G said...

I love the album! Thank you for sharing! gikinney1@gmail.com

Georgei said...

like alot you little mini that is so cute thank for showing
mfdkj5@hotmail.com

forpahl5 said...

love this mini album thanks for the great ideas!
forpahl5atgmaildotcom

The Creative Mind of Melia said...

I love your album... this whole hop is INCREDIBLE!!

Melia~~
wifey7799@gmail.com

My Crafting Time said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for such a great mini album. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

aremus said...

Beautiful mini album. TFS!!

amandaremus at gmail dot com

Tracy said...

Wow, what a great album!

--tre
rushta@gmail.com

scrapaholicjen said...

LOVE it!!!! Thanks for the chance to win the kit!
Jennifer H
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Traci said...

Oh how beautiful. Thank you for sharing & a chance to win a fab prize. ;0)