Friday, January 10, 2014

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop - Scrapping our Stash

As CHA-W sneak peaks started popping up on my Facebook feed and on manufacturer blogs I heard my credit card groan with loathing. So much cute stuff is coming out! Needless to say that I was pretty excited when Christine at Practical Scrappers decided that we should have a blog hop celebrating a destashing. Gotta use it up to make room for all those papers that I "need." 

 A special shout out to the sponsor of today's hop: Kiwi Lane Designs!

Kiwi Lane Designs creates templates that help take the frustration out of scrapbooking!  And one lucky winner today will get a border set and an accessory set from Kiwi Lane.  We are big fans of Kiwi Lane Designs and in fact have several members of our design team who either currently or in the past have been a part of their design team!  Details on how you can win this prize are at the bottom of this post!

  We recognize that this is a huge list for the blog hop and would love for you to visit as many as you can...but we are not making that mandatory to qualify for the prize here.  That said, many of the designers are offering prizes of their own so I do recommend seeing what you can get in on :).

I love when projects just sort of work out. I'd finished this mini book only hours before Christine suggested the hop - my only goal with the mini book was an excuse to use up my MME Collectable papers and pair it with my unused WRMK envelope punch board. I'm so glad that I came up with this crazy idea! 

If you can't tell, I created the binding for this book by punching two holes and simply threading them with ribbon. Instead of tying a simple knot or bow I wanted to bring in some more of that office supply sort of feel and knotted the ribbon ends to a paper clip.

Most pages have a mini layout/journaling area on the left, with an envelope on the right. Inside each envelope is a mini layout. Every second picture is what the contents of that envelope look like.

This book was done with almost no extra embellishments, with the exceptions being enamel dots and some American Crafts flowers.

And finally, the back of the last envelope and the end sheet - both have lots of room for some journaling and photos. Below is a photo of the back cover. 

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop List
Jessica Arrant ****You Are Here
Kerri Yarus  *****Go Here Next

Remember you don't have to visit all of the participating blogs to enter in the Kiwi Lane drawing.

Now, how to get in on that prize! You can do any or all of the following for up to three entries! 
1) Become a follower at Practical Scrappers
2) Become a fan on our facebook page
3) Become a fan on the Kiwi Lane facebook page and make sure to tell them we sent ya!

Leave us a comment so that we know what you did! All entries need to be in by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, January 13, 2014. The winner will be announced on the Practical Scrappers Blog on Tuesday, January 14. 


  1. oh my goodness.....I adore this little mini! How fun!

  2. Super cute little book - so colorful and I love all the layers..
    isoscia at aol dot com

  3. That gorgeous mini must have put a dent in your stash :) LOVE it!!!

  4. OMG! Your mini is absolutely stunning!

  5. Absolutely adorable album! I love everything about it!

  6. I love mini albums and this one is just fabulous!!

  7. Incredible mini. Loving the papers and colors.

  8. What a beautiful mini book! I love those colors -- so happy and fun!


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