Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Scrap-Friendzy Birthday Blog Hop-Stop #6

Happy Birthday, Scrap-Friendzy!!! I'm so glad that you have come by to visit me here on my little 'ole blog!

If you've just popped in and you've missed the other stops on the hop, go HERE to start from the beginning!!

October 10th will be the last day of the hop so keep visiting Scrap-Friendzy each evening to find out which design team blog to visit next.

Also, make sure you leave me a comment and again at each stop to get your name in the drawing for an awesome prize. If you visit and comment on all 10 blogs for the 10 days of the birthday blog hop, your name will be entered 10 times.

At Scrap-Friendzy we have a point system called friendz points. For each challenge that you complete, you will earn FPZ which could earn you another great prize at the end of the month!

You have until the end of October to complete all of the BLOG HOP Challenges for Friendz Pointz, but only until October 15th to leave a comment on all of the BLOG HOP STOPS to get your name in the bucket for the BLOG HOP Prize Drawing!!!

Now on to the fun part! I love birthdays! I also love giving homemade gifts and most everyone enjoys getting them too. I have come to discover that mini albums make great gifts for just about anyone. There are all sorts of mini albums: chipboard, acrylic, and accordian-fold just to name a few. You can buy these albums and decorate them as you wish. I like to make them as well. Here are some examples.

Paper Bag Albums:There are several ways to make these cute and inexpensive mini's. I have put together a tutorial for you in another blog post that you can see here. These are so much fun and VERY easy to make. My daughter likes to make them too.

Altered Picture Albums:Here, I took one of the $1 picture albums that you slide your photos in and added my own paper. I punched holes into the spine and added some coordinating ribbon.

Altered Chipboard:This album was made from pages of an old board book and coasters. Simply sand them down, cover them with your paper and pictures and you have a mini album!

Cardstock and Transparencies:This may be one of the easiest mini albums to make because you probably already have these supplies on hand. Just use some scrap pieces of cardstock, transparecies or other items and voila...you've got a great mini album to give.



Now for the challenge! I want you to create your own mini album. Use one of my examples, or create something completely different! Upload it to the October Challenges Gallery and then link it to this thread and you will receive 30 FPZ!!!!

23 comments:

AmyG said...

Wow! Telah!! Great work on those minis!! You rock!

Erika M. said...

Wonderful projects!

Michelle said...

Telah, I loved all your minis they are all so created and fun!!
Love all the variety of ideas you have given us!
I agree with Amy, you Rocked all these album!!

Cheryl L. said...

Awesome projects Telah !!! Great challenge!

Mary Lynn said...

What clever minis! I have been wanting to do one of these. Guess now is a great time. Yours are great inspirations.

Sherrie said...

Great Work, I love Mini Books!!!

Amy said...

I've been wanting to do a gift mini album for a friend, now's the time to do it! LOVE your examples!!

Ronda Simpson said...

Awesome work, Telah!!! Love your examples!! By the way, your blog is the cutest---love the colors! :)

Jean said...

Wow - that is an amazing collection of albums!! So cute! This is one thing I have not done a lot of so your challenge will get me going!

Leah said...

That's a lot of minis! Love them!

Carole Stirrat said...

Oh wow, lots of great examples and a great fun challenge!! I really haven't done a mini album before, so thanks for the push to try one out!!

Tammi said...

great albums!! thanks for giving me the inspiration to make one myself!!!

Gramjak said...

Telah -- your mini-albums are wonderful. They are super gifts and I, too, love mkaing them!

Keep up the great work!

Kaymin Kantina said...

Awesome Mini's Telah!! Love em! Definitely going to join you on this one (have some gift albums to get working on!)
Thanks for an awesome Challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min

BrendaB said...

Telah, your mini albums are wonderful! Maybe I'll get inspired to drag out my bind-it-all and make an album!

Keesha said...

I love minis!!

hockeygurl1979 said...

So clever and super cute!!

Ems said...

love the minis!

Fluffy said...

love your mini's x

Robyn Schaub said...

I love mini's!! The examples you posted are fabulous!

Dragonlady said...

Wow Telahwhat fantastic creations - love them

Ali x

lillianchild said...

So many fantastic ideas for the altered albums - great inspiration - you artwork is awesome.

cindy said...

Love all the ribbon I'm seeing on these paper bag books. Join us at Dixie Pieces for a Blog Hop this week.