Saturday, May 4, 2013

pure joy...



Hello, hello and happy National Scrapbook Day!  Glad you came to hop along with American Crafts and all of the amazing challenges/projects that make this day extra special.  So let's get to my challenge.

Challenge:  Create a mini album using layers of die cuts.





How To:  Cut paper, using a variety of die cuts.  Layer and adhere/stitch together.  Create a tab at the top and punch a hole.  Add photos, stamps, stickers to complete each "page".  Add them to ring.  Also, use American Craft tags as a "page" as well and attach a photo by simply stapling it at the corners.

And now time for a bit of a giveaway....


Add a comment to this post by the end of the day and I will choose one winner.  Make sure to check back tomorrow to see if you won the goodies above.

Now, time to hop away to Allison Waken...

125 comments:

  1. Adorable mini album! Happy National Scrapbook Day!

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  2. I love all of the tags for your mini album!

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  3. Love all of the layering. Fun photos too. Happy NSD!

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  4. your mini album is so cute! i specially love the fun bright colors and all the layers and textures.
    Thx for the awesome giveaway too :)

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  5. Wow! What a wonderful mini album! It captures the pure youth and innocence of a young boy. :)

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  6. What an ADORABLE little book, LOVE IT!

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  7. What an AmaZing mini album!! So many layers to each page...love it!

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  8. i adore minis and this one is fab! love how you intermixed regular tags as pages!

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  9. Beautiful mini album! Thanks for sharing & the giveaway :)

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  10. Adorable mini!! Love it! Thanks for the inpsiration and the chance at some goodies!

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  11. Love this idea and how you used stitching on your pieces too! Super duper cute!

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  12. Your work is pure awesomeness! Happy NSD!

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  13. wow that is a great mini album! happy NSD!

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  14. Adorable photoS, adorable project. Love your style a lot!

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  15. oh boy your mini is gorgeous! i havn't worked on a mini album for so long, need to get back at it!

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  16. love the colors!!!
    very cute mini album!

    Happy NSD!!!

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  17. thanks for the inspiration, I usually don't make mini album but yours is too cute :)
    thanks for the giveaway
    ciao dall'Italia

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  18. Your album is adorable! Very creative

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  19. How DARLING! What a beautiful mini album!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  20. OHHH Delicious Mini Album! I LLOOOOVE making them. Happy NSD!

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  21. Love your mini album, it is so colorful and fun!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Get out! This is amazing! I LOVE it!! Never thought to use the diecuts like that.....

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  23. Oh, this is such a super cute mini! beautiful layering and of course photos)

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  24. Happy NSD!!! Love your adorable work!! SO pretty.

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  25. What a cute mini. The colors are just so happy. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. What a great way to use tags!! Learning so much today!! Happy NSD!! :)

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  27. lovely and fun album--such sweet photos, too!!! thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

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  28. Andrea, you are such and inspiration! the mini album is adorable! thanks for the chance to win and happy NSD!

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  29. Adorable mini! I've been wanting to try something like that. Love your work.

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  30. Thank you for sharing such a great mini album.

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  31. Wow what a great mini-album. Happy NSD!

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  32. Oh wow! What a fabulous mini album. I just adore the bright colours and all those layers!

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  33. Happy National Scrapbooking Day! I love your adorable mini album! :)

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  34. Love your mini nad all the layering!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. Such a Great Mini Albumn! I am so loving your 100 days of happy posts also!

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  36. Awww! How adorable! Love it! And what a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

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  37. What a great idea for a Mother's Day gift! And thank you for a great giveaway, those goodies look fabulous :)

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  38. Niesamowity i bardzo bogato zdobiony mini album, wspaniała praca, pozdrawiam.

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  39. So beautiful, bright and fun! Love your work, it's so inspiring!!

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  40. Wow! This looks hard but definitely worth the effort! Such a treasure :) Thanks for the awesome prize pack, crossing my fingers!

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  41. How cute is your mini album, totally love it all...♥

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  42. Such a great mini! I often have these bits and pieces left, what a great way to use them up and great giveaway too!

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  43. Such s sweet mini album, a special keepsake!!

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  44. What a bright and fun mini!!

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  45. ....Wow... This is an amazing mini album! Love, love, love all the layers and details... And colors... It's just unbeliavable how you can add so many layers without making it seem messy!

    Have a wonderful NSD :)

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  46. I love mini albums and yours is absolutely stunning!! So many pretty details!

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  47. I LOVE your layering techniques. Gorgeous!!

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  48. Great idea!! Definitely inspires me to create a mini from die cuts! Love it. :)

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  49. WOW!! What an amazing mini!! Love the cute tags you used for your photos!

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  50. Happy NSD! Thanks for sharing your mini album, it's so cheerful!

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  51. Gorgeous mini album! I absolutely love it! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win an amazing prize! Happy NSD!

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  52. Such a sweet mini-album, I love the little hearts! And thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway too! x

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  53. This is super cute, Andrea! Love the cute tags & goodies you've included it!

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  54. Darling little boy. That mini-album captures his joy! Well done!

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  55. This is so gorgeous! Mini albums tend to intimidate me, but you have totally blown it out of the water. This is so stunning & bright! Love it!

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  56. There have been so many beautiful and sensational projects on this blog hop and yours is no exception. Beautiful work, indeed!

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  57. Super cute mini! And the pics are adorable too!

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  58. Love your fun project! Great mix of patterns and colors. Love the layering!
    Happy NSD to you! Thanks for a chance at your fab prize!

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  59. Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE! Happy NSD!

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  60. Awesome give away!!! thanks!!

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  61. Great challenge and what a stunning result!

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  62. Look at all of those gorgeous layers! ^_^

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  63. I came across your work through Cards magazine. You are a very talented designer. Thank you for inspiring the rest of us and sharing your work. I love the eclectic mix of layers, patterns and texture. Keep it coming!

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  64. Awesome job! Such talent!

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  65. Ohhh...lovely album, Andrea!!! And great giveaway! Happy NSD! :)

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  66. Your mini album is so fresh and cheerful!!

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  67. Andrea, this is So Super Adorable! !! The pictures of your boys are so darling and sweet. :)

    Great give away!

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    VICKI HUNTER

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  68. This is such a gorgeous mini album!!

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  69. so beautiful, I love the way you always incorporate fabrics and textures in your designs.

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  70. Loving the Amy Tangerine paper! A great mini album challenge!

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  71. Cute little mini album, thanks.

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  72. Mini albums are my favorite to create!

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  73. AMAZING!! The layers in this little book are incredible! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. so cute - love the tags turned into "pages".

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  75. I love this idea! so clever!

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  76. such a cute tag mini album!! I love how you layered it!!

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  77. Super cute project, love the colours! :)

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  78. Hi Andrea, your mini album is totally gorgeous!

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  79. this is seriously the cutest thing ever!

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  80. Wow!! Cute details. I would have never thought of that. :o) thanks

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  81. Hello from Germany!

    I find your blog fantastic!
    Your works are so very creativ!
    I would be very happy about the paper pad!

    Hugs Gaby

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  82. I’m jealous how you make those mini-albums, lovely layered embellishments and using beautiful colors. & It looks like you got an amazing price too!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  83. Your mini album is really amazing, every single details just catch my eyes. I love it. Happy NSD. Danielle

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  84. LOVE it! You do such great work!

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  85. Your mini album is gorgeous! They are my favorite, so it is nice to see them in the hop. Definitely giving this a try!

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  86. love your mini album and all the dimension it has!

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  87. Awesome mini! I love it! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  88. Such a great mini! Love all the layered embellishments!

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  89. Your mini is awesome ! Love the bright colors !

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  90. What an incredible mini album! So beautiful and happy :)

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  91. A gorgeous mini album and great inspiration. Like your layering and use of embellishments.

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  92. Your talent never ceases to amaze me!

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  93. wow!! such an amazing mini!! I love every little element!! =) thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!! have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  94. I need to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  95. what what an awesome mini book! the layers are awesome!

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  96. What a fun idea! I love all the creative details.

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  97. I love your mini - great use of color, and I love all the layers!!

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  98. I want to make a mini album like this someday.

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  99. I love this idea! I have tons of die-cuts and I love mini albums--what a perfect combination!

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  100. Beautiful! What a great idea and amazing layers!

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  101. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous. You always impress me with the way you can layer in such beautiful ways.

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  102. Really wonderful mini book!

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  103. Fabulous idea ... thanks for sharing. LOVE that you used a metal ring for this sweet album!

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  104. Love this adorable little mini album! It is awesome!

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  105. I love your mini album! it.s amazing!

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  106. This is such a cute idea! I love this tag mini! Perfection!
    Love doing this blog hop with you too!
    xoxo
    Loves,
    K

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  107. This mini is so sweet, love all the gorgeous layering and shapes!

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