Saturday, February 4, 2012

Memories in Time 2/4 It's All About Love Blog Hop

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature anything and everything all about LOVE!!   You'll find an array of ideas throughout this hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!  Be sure to leave a comment at each hop stop to be entered in our Monthly Drawing (details available at

If you've hopped over from Rachel, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FUN, then please go to Lynda's blog ( to start at the beginning...

For the hop today, I've created a Vintage Valentine Book. In December I had the amazing opportunity to take 5 classes at my Local Scrapbook store.  The teacher was Lance from Rusty Pickle.  One of the classes was to start a mini book.  I would like to share a couple ideas from this book.  Some of the pages were cut in 1/2, 1/3's and slanted.  Some were made into pockets.  However the coolest thing was the cover.  We took a small crock pot (like the kind you use for candy) and melted Bees Wax.  You can find a block at any craft store.
Once the wax is melted you brush it on the cover with a sponge brush.  I applied several coats and love the way it looks and feels.
This is pick heavy but hope it will give you ideas for a book you would like to make.  For my book once I finished putting it together I added vintage valentines and rose stickers to the smaller pieces.  I left the large pieces open for pictures.  I also used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink to age the valentines, stickers, and papers.  

Blog Candy 
I am in  two  blog Hops with the group Memories in Time  this month- Today's hop  is  All About Love  and It's All Song Blog Hop on 2/15.  For my Blog Candy I will be giving a goody bag for a winner selected by from these two  days. If you leave a comment each of these days (plus you are a follower you will be entered two  times.)  

There is a second day of the It's All About Love Hop Tomorrow.  I will be in the following blog hop

Please come back February 11 and 12th for a Blog Hop for Emily 
Info here
Another coming event is 

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now follow the links below and remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!

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  1. Wow - beautiful project! Just love the vintage look. New follower and I will be checking back in for the future hops! Thanks for sharing ~

  2. Thank you so much for joining my hop this month! As for your project...girl I am absolutely in LOVE with it! Great job...

  3. SUzanne, I really enjoyed your album..All those different page sizes really enhance it and the paper line you used is perfect for your theme.

  4. Lovely layouts and such an array of beautiful paper!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  5. I know I am a romantic at heart...I LOVE this vintage look (maybe because I'm VINTAGE!!) I would love it if you would give a little more detail on how the cover crock-pot thing was done. It sounds very interesting! TFS in this fab hop.
    Creative wishes,
    Claire DT

  6. Wow this vintage book is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the detail and the colors you chose. TFS

  7. breath taking. love how it is all put together in different ways.

    craftingwithblue at gmail dot com

  8. Beautiful Valentine book! Love the bee wax idea, I'll have to try that technique. I'm a new follower. lflinesatcomcastdotnet

  9. This is so uber and over the top!!! thank so very much for sharing!!! I LOVE the idea of using the beeswax like that!! WOW---be blessedBeyond Measure

  10. Love the album and will have to try the beeswax and thanks for sharing...Kari

  11. Wow Suzanne this mini is amazing!! I love the beeswax on the cover, this is a must try!!! lol Love the pockets and slants and vintage images in the mini as well, it is so beautiful my friend!

  12. I love the vintage look...Very nice book and looks like it was allot of fun making!! TFS!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  13. What great images you used.

  14. I love this book. Your creations are always fun too look at. I love the bees wax look and every page you showed us is beautiful.


  15. What a great book I love the colors and the papers and all those Vintage embellishments! The cover is amazing!
    Big Blog hugs, Janet

  16. Suzanne, this is simply gorgeous!! Beeswax??? Who would have thought!! WOW!! Gonna have to check that out (I LOVE beeswax... I'm addicted to the smell!! LOL)... I love the design of this album -- What fun you must have had!! :)

    Thanks for being a part of the hop!! :)

    Amy :) at