Friday, July 29, 2011

CC&M/SOUS Summer Blog Hop

Hello & welcome to our Summer Mini Album blog hop, sponsored by Creative Cuts & More!
The hop will run from Friday, July 29th (7am EST) until Sunday July 31st (Midnight, EST)
 This hop is being hosted by Stuck on U Sketches & Creative Cuts & More (their blog is Die Cut Diva) Our hop today consists of Design Team members from both companies & is sure to please!! (The complete line-up is at the end of the post so that you can right to the good stuff here!)
I hope you arrived from Beatriz Guzman's blog! If you didn't arrive from Beatriz's blog, please head on over to Stuck On U Sketches  & start from the top! You won't want to miss any of the albums we created today.
Today's hop is all about SUMMER and Creative Cuts and More! CC&M has a TON of albums to choose from - check it out HERE!!!   They're just perfect for all of your summer memories & more!! CC&M is offering a 20% discount this week.  Just use discount code SOUS20 during check out to save 20% off your entire order!!
Creative Cuts & More is also giving away this AWESOME kit:
Sea Life Album Kit
Sample of what you can create w/this kit!!
So be sure to check out the rules for your chances to win at the END of this post!!

Ok, enough of all that! Let's get hopping!!
When I think of summer I think of sitting around a campfire telling stories & roasting marshmallows for S'Mores!! That is the subject of my Summertime album today, but with a little twist...when these pix were taken (late summer), it was too wet & rainy to have a campfire! So we did them in the microwave!! Not quite the same, but still very yummy!!!

I also used the Filagree Rectangle Window 8x8 album (with the vertical window & top opening) for my project today...all in SU's Basically Black! Not your usual summer color, but it really makes the pictures pop!!
I covered the front with this fun polka dot (had to handcut the window opening!) & made the "roasting marshmallows" out of sticks & clay.
It's quite a quirky little album - most of the images I found online were silly & from the 50's...
Maggie as a Marshmallow Head! (inside 1st pg)
Investigating the S'more!! (Decorative Label for journaling)

I added a small page to show some facts & the recipe for S'mores

backside of 6x8 page

I love using full page photos!!!

Another great label used from CC&M

label closeup

Don't ya love this ooey gooey shot!

The Filagree Rectangle Label!
had to show the "matches" I made w/copper Stickles up close!

I added an acetate page as an after-thought. But you can also order these with your albums!!

back side of acetate

The Decorative Label again! I LOVE these things!!!

Finger-lickin' good!!
The Decorative Label again with copper Stickles!

Last page - inside of the cover

back cover
That's it for me today! I had a blast working on this album & all the memories it brought back from that night!
We (The Scrap-a-Teeny Girls) just love to work with mini-albums - It is such a great way to showcase a specific event instead of being chronological all the time!! AND it has been a blessing in disguise to find Terry (the owner) of Creative Cuts & More to supply us with all our mini-needs!!
Be sure to check it out after the hop & order some mini's for yourself - remember, at 20% off too!!!

Now, HOP on over to Bonnie Friesen's Blog! She is sure to have something amazing to share with us all!!! But before you go, don't forget to read the contest rules below!!

Now, Do You
Wanna Win the Sea Life Mini Album Kit?
Here are the rules:

1. Become a follower of each blog
2. Leave a comment on each blog
And finally
3. Leave a comment at Die Cut Diva,  letting Terry know you stopped at all the blogs
Die Cut Diva will pick ONE lucky winner to win this awesome Kit!!
The winner will be announced on both the Stuck on U Sketches & Die Cut Diva's blogs on AUGUST 5th! So be sure to stop by & see if you are the lucky winner!!
Thanks for stopping by today!!

Start: SOUS
Annette Gearside
Beatriz Guzman
Becky Voth (This blog!)

Bonnie Friesen
Danielle Ryerson
Dawn Gallop
Dawn Lotharius
Fern Riley
Kayla DuPont
Kim Langhorst (This blog's sister!)
Kristine Reynolds
Leah Schaeffer
Melisa Waldorf
Nanne Harry
Noelle Reese
Nora Anne Robinson
Sandi Clarkson
Stine Ursin

Wanda Boardley
Die Cut Diva

Hope to see y'all again soon!


Dawnll said...

Your album is just adorable as can be- love those pictures, they are priceless!
Glad to have you on the Die cut diva team

scrappinlil said...

Very Adorable...I love how you guys made the best of a rainy day and made them in the microwave...very cute. Love your mini album and now a follower..thanks for sharing.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Beautiful work! I enjoyed looking at your mini and all your details.

Fern said...

Becky, I love this "sweet" album!!! Super cute photos and all of the clipart are just so darn cute!!! Love it!!! Hugs!!

Nanne said...

Fern said it best, How sweet is that mini?..LOL Super cute and love the topic, its so unique which is really what makes it so out of this world.. Absolutely amazing!!

Noelle Reese said...

Becky, this is DARLING! I absolutly love it! You are the queen of internet images! I must start doing that!

Scossie Jane said...

Great album, the photo's are priceless. Love how you have brought it together with the internet images.... Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Hey there Becky! I really love your blog! And really, this is SUCH a cool album! The photos are just insainly awesome and the details are a hoot...I have a few smore photos I need to scrap and what inspiration is this!!!!!

Leah Schaeffer (SOUS DT)

Brenda said...

wow what an awesome mini!!! Love love love your clay marshmallows....thanks for inspiring me I love playing with the clay! And those vintage labels...awesome!!!

Barbf said...

Love anything S'mores

Melisa Waldorf said...

SO so cute ... the photo's, the theme, the album!!! It's been years since I had s'more's. I had totally forgotten about them. The marshmellow head photo is crackin' me up and I bet your daughter got a kick out of it as well. She is going to cherish this little album as she grows older.

Savannah said...

Love the theme for the album! We used to make smores on our old gas stove when it was rainy!

annette said...

AWWWWWW!!!!!!! How cute is this ... loving the memorabilia .. priceless .. luv X:)

Karen said...

Very cute I also the the full size photo pages. She looks lost in smores land!!
Great job!!
Have a happy crafty day!!

Elizabeth said...

Great job! I love the older images you used!

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

Beautiful work

EstherT said...

Soooo cute!! I love all the different ways you used your pictures ... small, full page, cut out ... very well done! And, the marshmallow pics are hilarious!

~Thanks, Esther

Rasia said...

MMMMM,now you've teased me into wanting s'mores. Great book!

Tracy said...

Adorable smores album, love the marshmallow over her face!

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

ok, now you are making me hungry for S'mores! What a sweet mini!

mustangkayla said...

What a cute andfun mini album!

Nora Anne said...

I love it! All the little images you found are so much fun! Your marshmallows look just like the real thing!!! and of course the pictures are all adorable! I love the ones you cut around, they really pop off the pages!