Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Create a Book Blog Hop

Welcome to the Make a Book Blog Hop in celebration of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday.   I am very excited to be participating in my first Blog Hop and thought that Joy of Joy’s Life had a great idea.  As a teacher for 33 years who just retired this last year I spent many a March 2nd dressed as Cat in the Hat and made many books with my students.  So first of all thank you all for joining us in this Blog Hop and thank you Joy for allowing me the opportunity to participate in this Hop with many other talented ladies.  If you wish to start at the beginning of the Blog Hop please go to  joyslife.com 
To thank you for coming by to look and hopefully becoming a follower I have some Blog Candy to celebrate Dr. Seuss and Read Across America as well as scrapping supplies.  Please leave a comment between now and March 10 (which is my birthday) and I will do a random drawing to choose one lucky winner.  The Blog Candy is Dr. Seuss foam stickers, two packs of regular stickers, Fiskar Wishes All Around Stampset, and Sweet Nectar paper pad by K and Co.  Good luck and don’t forget I love followers.
 
Being very excited I actually made two books.  I will share the first one today and the 2nd one tomorrow.  I decided to make a book in celebration of my two precious granddaughters  (a third is due in July.)  I also wanted to use my new cartridge Kate’s ABC which I think is so adorable.   I learned to make this book at my local LSS awhile back.  It is called a dollhouse book or a square –around mini album and is made from 4 sheets of full size scrapbook paper.  The fun thing is you can set it out and tie it open to   view all the little rooms.  Once you learn how to make these they are quick to put together and can be made for holidays, birthdays, births or any other event.   Here is a link I found online of the directions for making the book. http://www.making-mini-scrapbooks.com/square-around-mini-album.html There is a picture of each view, open, closed, each room, both sides of the tags, and a closeup.  Remember you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.  




The little girls  are from Kate’s ABC and were cut at 4 inches.  The phrases are from Kate’s ABC except for Precious and My Girl which is from Once Upon a Princess.   The flowers are the front are from  Mother’s Day Bouquet the scalloped circle.  These were cut at 2”, 13/4 ”, and 1 ¼”.  They were then scrunched up, inked with Tim Holtz distress ink,  glued and then sprayed with Crushed Shell Glimmer Mist.   The tags were made from Tags, Bags and More at 5 inches.  On the back of each tag is a poem I found on the internet about little girls.  The bottom triangles were left empty to put pictures on.  I also used chalk, buttons, Making Memories metal sign,  Inkadinkadoo stamp from Michaels, other embellishments and the DCVW Be Mine Stack.  As you can see this stack is very 
vintage and not just for Valentine’s Day. 


Again thank you for joining the Blog Hop and looking at my project.  Please come back tomorrow and I will be sharing another book that is made from chipboard  and  can be used for any theme.   The one I will be sharing will be an Easter book.  Here is a preview of the front cover.  .
Your next stop is  Sandra - http://www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com
Blog Participants list if you get lost.  

 Joy - http://www.facebook.com/l/d1683G9eS058R6_uXudgqlO8Cyg/joyslife.com
Tammy - http://www.facebook.com/l/d168306zuCBpMLE-e_Rd_5fMSgg/tammyjennings.blogspot.com
Rosy - http://www.facebook.com/l/d1683JyJ_flaO8nsFojUn2lKp1A/sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com
Jin - http://www.facebook.com/l/d16831ew97-qSnPJLHCHKLi8LvQ/www.underacherrytree.com
Melissa - http://www.facebook.com/l/d1683nu7IY65OkvXZP8VRJ4in7A/melissa-moecreationshttp://webmail.roadrunner.com.blogspot.com
Amanda - http://www.facebook.com/l/d1683p2PDljoSJH6-HhBYjhj4Ig/amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com
Ruthie - http://www.facebook.com/l/d1683O909wtHdL-sjSB4pE8ZqCQ/www.septemberninth.blogspot.com
Martha - http://www.facebook.com/l/d1683rOvklV5F7XCaMRE8OkrP3w/pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
Scraps2Treasures - http://www.facebook.com/l/d1683UKurbYLXQtNino1sl2hqlA/scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
Suzanne - http://www.facebook.com/l/d1683hbHMGbQ5Zf8tWbBThwKiag/cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/You are here
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Misty - http://www.facebook.com/l/d1683o1mdfFaQHKHzANV4EyoTwQ/www.abusyplace.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://www.facebook.com/l/d1683LO067zPecuumKjoT5akQ8w/bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/


73 comments:

  1. OMG! i love your books! and i went through and took a look at some of your other work.. you are such an inspiraion! im a new follower :)

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  2. I love your paper piecings in this Easter Book. Lovely job.

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  3. The first book is so cute! It makes me anxious for spring!

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  4. omg! just beautiful!! Dina arm1997@msn.com

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  5. Beautiful work!!

    Melissa
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  6. That is simply adorable!
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  7. Oh my, your books are wonderful, I don't think I have ever seen one open like that, simply amazing!

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  8. I am a new follower. I love both your books wow they are beautiful. TFS.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
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  9. what a wonderful book! I am a new follower, and I cant wait to see you other stuff!
    ~Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
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  10. Wow this is super cute. I love the cuts and the tags are beautiful! I am a new follower and look forward to seeing other projects! TFS
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  11. Great Books!! Love Kate's ABCs, I just purchased it and can't put it down. TFS!
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  12. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation! Soo cute.

    Felicita
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  13. This is a gorgeous book! Beautiful
    Tammy

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  14. Such A Beautiful Book And Very Talented I Might add I Love Your Creations I Am A New Follower ... Great Work ..

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  15. Adorable book! I love the color scheme you used as well.
    Raquel @ raquelsdesigns.blogspot.com

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  16. wow i realy like you book

    Tristan

    tristans_time_4_craftin@yahoo.com

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  17. OMG!! TOTALLY in love with your book!! I soo gotta check out the tutorial!! Thanks for sharing ;)

    Hugs,
    Tanya
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  18. beautiful TFS

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  19. oh wow such a beautiful book. thank you for sharing....
    Celeste
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  20. Wow! What a beautiful book!

    Ruthie :)

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  21. Beautiful work! I'm jealous because everytime i try to make something pretty it doesn't turn out very good so I guess I will stick with cutesy :) You make it look so easy!

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  22. This is so adorable Suzanne! I am definitely going to check out the site on how to make this kind of book - thanks for sharing the site. I can't wait to see the other book :) I am a new follower and loving what I have seen so far!

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  23. Love your book idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Gabriela

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  24. what a great book, thanks for sharing
    denise

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  25. Those are adorable! TFS!

    Deanne
    thecrafters@gmail.com

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  26. TFS this adorable book
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  27. Great books - they are beautiful!

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  28. Your little girl book is beautiful! TFS!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  29. Love your books...... especially the Easter one. I love rabbits....... TFS!

    Sandy
    http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

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  30. Oh, this is way cool....I've never seen a book like this so thanks so much for the tutorial link! I'm a teacher too, so I know what you mean about dressing up for those special school days! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  31. What sweet projects! They are sure to become treasures.

    I am now a follower of your blog - so very nice to meet you.

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  32. Your dollhouse book is amazing Suzanne!! I am loving the cuts from Kate's ABC and is perfect for this mini of the girls!! You did a fabulous job on it! I loved the poems, what a wonderful addition to the tags! Truely a beautiful mini!!! I love the sneak peek too! LOL Can't wait to see the full version!

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  33. Your book looks amazing! What work you put into it. I love the Kate's ABC and it is on my list of carts to get. Great job!

    Whitney
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  34. What a beautiful book. I love, love, love it! I think I have to buy Kate's ABC since I have a little girl and the cartridge looks adorable. You did a fabulous job on your book. What detail.
    I am a new follower and I love the slideshow on you blog.

    Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com
    http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/

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  35. OMG!!!! Your book is sooo beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  36. What a precious book...I love the little girl die cuts, gotta get that cart and the boys;0)...TFS your adorable book;0)

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    Sheri G
    highlanddmist88@yahoo.com

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  37. Your book is amazing, your did an awesome job creating it. Thanks for sharing.

    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  38. Wonderful book! So much time and love in it!

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  39. Ah the life of a teacher. I envy that you are now retired.
    Cute books
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  40. Thank you for introducing me to another neat mini album technique. Your book turned out beautifully!

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  41. That is an awesome book. I'm sure your grandchildren will love them. Thank you for sharing them.


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  42. As always you have done a beautiful job. This book is one of my favorites that you have made. Congratulations on your first blog hop!!

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  43. Stunning!
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  44. These are absolutely fabulous books. Great job. Thanks for sharing and Happy, Happy early Birthday. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  45. amazing work!!! mrstianat at gmail dot com

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  46. BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing! mlc_15@hotmail.com

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  47. Adorable books! Happy early Birthday. Mine is March 7th. Thanks for sharing.
    I am a new follower.
    barbara614@insightbb.com

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  48. What a beautiful book. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  49. Retired! Lucky you! I'm still teaching... I just got Kate's ABC's and cannot wait to try out your book idea. My granddaughter will LOVE it.
    Thank you!
    pixiecamembert at gmail dot com

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  50. Beautiful book! I'm looking forward to seeing the Easter book, too! I am a new follower!

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  51. Great idea! Beautiful book! Can't wait to see the Easter book!


    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  52. Already a follower! Love your book!
    hunter4319@yahoo dot com
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  53. Love your books!!I think I need to get kate!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  54. Beautiful book! TFW!
    Blessings,
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  55. Love the book you made and will have to come back tomorrow to see the Easter one. The one looks like it would be fun to have little paper dolls to use with it. I just bought that cart and haven't used it so this gives me great ideas.
    TFS! :)
    Khrista
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  56. This book is so darn cute! You did a great job :) I missed out on getting entered in but if you want to see my album I made you can visit my blog...and don't forget to follow me and leave me a comment. Thanks.

    Sheryl (igottacraft@gmail.com)
    igottacraft.blogspot.com

    http://igottacraft.blogspot.com/2011/02/baby-album-bound-with-cinch.html?showComment=1299029845731#c86877680352638565

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  57. WOW just wonderful!!! Darling!!! Love it.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
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  58. That is absolutely stunningly beautiful. What lucky little girls to have such a wonderful grandma.
    I am a new follower and I can't wait to see tomorrow's book!
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  59. Wow! Suzanne, that's adorable!

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  60. Stunning! That is what your book is, I love it! I am a new follower to your blog, thank you for the inspiration and great porjects! Would love your giveaway, thank you for the chance.

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  61. So sweet & Cute!
    I have two Granddaughters and another one on the way and they would love this!
    Thanks!
    Lisa
    lisastuf.blogspot.com
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

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  62. Oh My Gosh, this is just adorable....I can't wait to see the next one....
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  63. You book is simply Adorable!!! Really so sweet ;) I'm your newest follower!

    ~Stacey~
    CreatingACraftyLife.blogspot.com
    CreatingACraftyLife at gmail dot com

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  64. I am a follower. Love your books.
    Thanks
    Sharon

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  65. I love your work

    Thanks,
    Teri
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  66. I love the book, the colors are just beautiful! You share a birthday with my dad, happy early Birthday!
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  67. Awesome book. Love how it folds out and can be interactive.

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  68. Wow Your books are amazing. Loving this one as well. Thanks for sharing. New follower here. You can visit me at
    http://oneagleswings-tabitha.blogspot.com/
    Tabitha
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  69. Your book is beautiful! I bought Kate's Abc's a few weeks ago and this would be a perfect use of it!
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  70. Very nice project. Thanks for the link to see how its done and for sharing in the hop.
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  71. loving the book, especially the way you have 'a floor' to the page.

    tfs

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  72. Totally in love with your book! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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