Thursday, October 11, 2012

AUTHENTIQUE & Unity Stamp Company Blog Hop


Good Morning everyone! Welcome to the Authentique and Unity Stamp "Project Inspiration Blog Hop"! If you came from Shellye's blog over at The Papered Cottage, you're in the right spot. If you would like to start from the beginning at the Unity Stamp Blog.

In case you got lost along the way, here is the blog list.
Heather Conklin - http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/   <--------------------- YOU ARE HERE!

For today's project, I created something that I've been meaning to create now for three years, a "December Daily" mini album. I know that October is a little early to be making something for the holidays. Normally I am never so prepared, or early with most anything. It just so happens that we are going to be moving in the near future, so my scrappy area will be "mostly" packed up for awhile. I'm planning ahead. And with the gorgeous Christmas and Santa stamps that I had available to use, I couldn't resist!

See!! Isn't that Santa just adorable?!?! With my December Mini Album, I decided to sprinkle the stamps in various places, both in ink and embossing. I started with a Silhouette cut of "December" using last year's Wonder line and some cream cardstock. The cover was covered in Festive's Merry. I also used Details, some May Arts ribbon, a couple of button pearls, and a neat skeleton key that I found at the hardware store.
In each page, I combined both cardstock, Authentique papers, Authentique Details and Unity Stamps.
I loved embossing with the Unity Stamps. They made such clean images.
Doesn't the embossing look great on this one? I just loved how the snowflakes popped in black!
I even was able to use some more of the Wonder in a few pockets throughout the book. I really love how the older lines blend with the great new ones!
The Santa Claus was just too adorable!!
And a little pocket envelope for a letter to Santa.
I couldn't resist using the large quote stamp a few times.
And Christmas Day! I cannot wait to enter the photos for this day.
I really hope that you enjoyed seeing my Christmas Mini Album. Now that you've seen my work, please continue to Jen's blog over at The Buck Stamps Here. Have a great day, and make sure to comment on each blog as you go. Both Authentique and Unity have some lovely prizes!!

Authentique Collections: Festive Collection, Peaceful Collection, Wonder Collection, papers and Details
Unity Stamp Company: Velvet and Lace Flowers in Buttercream
Other Products: 3L Adhesives: Dimensional pop dots, Imagine Crafts Ink: Olive Grove, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, VersaMark, May Arts Woven Burlap ribbon, hardware skeleton key, found pearl buttons, AC embossing powder, Echo Park brads, Basic Grey brad, kraft paper, Core'dinations cardstock, Bazzill cardstock, Hambly overlay, Cinch binding, Twinery twine, Jolee's stickers
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60 comments:

  1. Wow, all these projects are knocking my socks off!! Good for you, planning ahead and making this gorgeous mini album. I love everything about it..the papers and the stamps!

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  2. This is such a lovely little mini album xx what a great idea xx

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  3. Just love your mini album! I want one!!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this. I've been thinking about trying a December Daily but didn't want to spend the money on a kit when I wasn't sure I owuld follow through. This mini inspires me to try and do my own version with my stash and a smaller investment.

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  5. Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  6. i love this!!! so clever ;) thanks for sharing!

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  7. What a fantastic mini! I love it!

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  8. OMG I totally love this!! How super cute!! Are you going to keep it out all year with your other mini's?? I would!!

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  9. Awesome mini! I love how you did the pages...so fun!

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  10. I am into the mini books....thus is amazing.

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  11. WOW! Amazing album! Love all the little details hidden in the pages!!!

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

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  12. Very nice mini! I love the heat embossing too...gorgeous!

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  13. wow totally fabulous mini album...love all the fun details...thanks for sharing.

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  14. You are all ready for December! Kind of jealous about that! Love the embossing, great work!

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  15. you rocked it with this cute xmas mini...love the Authentique papers...what will you be using this album for? a gift or scrapping your own Christmas this year? cute work

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  16. Oh my gosh, mini's are my favorite things to make! Yours is just beautiful!

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  17. This came out really nice and great use
    of the products.

    Carla from Utah

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  18. Great mini!, Love all the textures !

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  19. Your mini album is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. You are very creative.

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  20. Beautiful December Daily just waiting to be filled with memories!
    Love it and now all excited to get mine done again this year.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xoxo

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  21. So sweet. The stamps and papers are so wonderful. These would make some really great Christmas cards and layouts. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. WOW! A lot of time and love went into this beautiful album. Great job.

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  23. This is such a great little book, love all of the different details on each page!

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  24. What a fun project and great design!

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  25. LOVE your mini album! So detailed and pretty. Thanks for the chance to win free stuff to feed my papercraft addiction!

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  26. That is a great idea. That is the only way to do it is far ahead so it is there on December 1. Not that I practice that. Anyway I love the way you put this together with all the details of stamping on each page.

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  27. Such a cute mini album! Great embossing! It gives it that extra pop. :)

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  28. wow what a great album. My favorite is that mustache paper and the little scalloped envelope.

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  29. You can just see your love of this craft in every single page of this beautiful album! Love it!

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  30. Love the small size of the album
    and how everything blends.
    My favorite is the little envelope for Santa.

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  31. lovely album, showed the papers beautifully and the stamps really embellish the project.
    ava g

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  32. Love the mini album. The papers a beautiful

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  33. FAntastic mini album. I like how you decorated the pages.

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  34. Love love love love... I am starting to put my December album together , I am so excited to see your gorgeous mini! Lots of great inspiration!!

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  35. I absolutely love mini albums and always finding for new ideas. This is a great one !! Love how you used the stamps and paper

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  36. WoW! This is an impressive Daily journal! Awesome!

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  37. Wow, that is a beautiful album! So much thought went into making each of those pages!

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  38. YES YES YES
    I LOVE your Christmas Album
    thanks for sharing

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  39. Love your December Daily ! I'm going to do one again this year, 3rd year in a row and I think you have convinced me to use the Festive papers !

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  40. Fun project, love the design!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. You're right. That is the cutest Santa and he's adorable in your mini. That's going to be a fun book to look back at after the holiday and in the future. Love the mixture of paper and stamps used in the mini. Great job.

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  42. Great Santa and love the black embossing!

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  43. wonderful book, love the embossing... great touch!

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  44. What a fabulous mini. You really designed each page so well. I love it.

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  45. It is a gorgeous mini album. The colours look so beautiful against the kraft cardstock.

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  46. Beautiful album, I love the colors you used!

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  47. Your mini album is inspirational. If I start now I could have one done by Dec 1 st!

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  48. FABULOUS daily! I think it's a great idea to get it done now- by the time Dec. rolls around, it's much too late!

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  49. Cute Christmas album! I especially love the mustaches that you snuck in there!!

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  50. Stunning work. Gorgeous mini album

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  51. Beautiful! What a great way to save these special memories :)

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