Sunday, September 25, 2011

School Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the School Blog Hop! This is day two our blog hop in which we will feature different projects both days. I hope you enjoy yourself as you are hopping along. There will be a grand prize winner drawn from those who comment on all of the blogs both days. The grand prizes are from Cloud9 who is giving away a $20 gift certificate to their store. And Jens DigiStamps who will be giving away a $5 gift certificate to their store which is worth five digistamps. We would appreciate if you could take the time to check out their sites if you have time as we are happy to have them as our sponsors.

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Here is the line up in case you want to start from the beginning:

Deborah F.
Staci :
Crafty Homemade
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Here's what I have for day two, hope you like it!!  I don't know if you are familiar with the "Smash" book but my project today is loosely based on this idea.  My daughter wanted to make this for a friend of her's from school.  The idea is to create a book that you can post things about friends, school and life in general almost like a journal.  Only cooler!

Here is a list of the supplies that we used:  My Your Story machine and 1 cover, Cricut Expression, Fabulous Finds cartridge, cricut Phrases cartridge, Hello Kitty cartridge, Hannah Montana cartridge, various scrap cardstock and decorative papers, jewels, & adhesive.
I first warmed up my Your Story machine, while it was warming up I cut several pieces of cardstock for the pages of our "Smash-type" book. After they were cut we put them in the order that my daughter wanted them and placed them in the cover, slid them in the "Your Story" machine and pushed the start button. This was the first time I used my Your Story machine, LOVE it!! ** One thing I forgot to do before I binded the pages was to score each page.  I had to go back and score the pages after, which was a little hard to do**
 While it was binding the pages to the cover we cut several different phrases,images, and frames from the Phrases cartridge we cut them various sizes ranging from 2-3" the frames were cut at 4" from the Fabulous Finds cartridge.  We also used the negative image from the Hello Kitty card from yesterday (I try to save my scraps you never know what you can use them for in another project) and my daugher stuck it down to one of the pages inside the book. (It looked super cute!!)

Then we cut a heart from Hannah Montana cartridge along with her friends name to decorate on the front cover.  We ended up not using the ribbon, but it would be cute if you wanted to! There are so many great things you could use for this project!  Here is a picture of the cover we left room on the front in case she wanted to put a picture on it:                                                                                      
Hope you like our project for today!! Thanks for hopping along with us today!! Now on to your next stop:      Amber                                                                         



Cathie w said...

very cute TFS!!!!


Ashley Nicole said...

This is super cute. I love the Hello Kitty cut. Now it makes me wanna bust out my YourStory. Thanks for the inspiration.
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lorby said...

Another cute idea I have to try. I have the My Story back in Tucson, we're living in Virginia for awhile,and will have to try this when I get home. It's been fun hoping with you these past two days. Jearise in Lorby's World.

Ava said...

Very cute idea, thank you for sharing. Ava

Ashley said...

Great job! I'm sure your daughter's friend will love it. TFS!


Carla said...

That is an adorable smash type book. Thank you so much for sharing. I bet her friend will love it. or
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Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Super cute. Thank you for sharing!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

AmyJRockstar said...

This is so cool! I haven't used my Your Story yet either, but I think I will do the same thing! I've been wanting a smashbook, but why not customize it like you did and make my own? Thanks so much for the inspiration! :0)

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Edwina said...

What a cute friendship book! How fun for the girls to look at and add to. I like the Hello Kitty scrap you saved and ended up using. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous book, great gift idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

mjblahnik56 said...

Awesome smash book. TFS

Carrie said...

Cute book idea!!

~ Carrie

Lori Comeau said...

Great smash book. I like that you made it from scratch. Do you think it would work as well if you used spiral binding? I'd like to try to make one but I don't have the Your Story Machine.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Cute project!

Kris Dietz said...

Great album. I love the papers and the cuts. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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Shelley said...

Wow this is a great idea, I am getting so many from this blog hop.

callyannc said...

Super fun book! TFS CallyAnn

Liz said...

super cute, specially the hello kitty!!! Love it