Michelle Last

World Scrapbooking Day – International Blog Hop

INternational Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop

Welcome and a happy World Scrapbooking Day to you! Today we have a wonderful blog hop to celebrate World Scrapbooking Day!

You may be just starting here or have come from the amazing Sandra’s blog.

Either way you can make your way around by using the list at the bottom of this blog post so that you don’t miss a blog and a chance to be inspired by the scrap lay-outs, Project Life pages and/or scrap mini-albums our talented group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators have created!

I fell in love with scrapbooking about 14 years ago when both my children were still very small.  A girlfriend invited me to a craft shop and from the moment I entered I was hooked.  In fact I became quite the addict.  From that moment on I have saved every pretty scrap of paper, button and thread and save them all in pretty boxes and storage containers and sometimes I even use them in a scrapbook page/album 🙂

Over 8 years ago I become a Stampin Up Demo and my hobby turned into my job and now I craft for a living!  I love scrapbooking, it is part of me but life is so busy I rarely get the time to work on my layouts as they are a real labour of love but I adore Project Life as it is so much quicker and have embraced the new style of memory keeping.

I have something a little different today though, I have created a coffee table mini album of my favourite photos.

Favourite Photos Mini Album

I have so many photos and thought it would be a great idea to make them a uniform size and stick them back to back to make it quick and easy to look through.

I used the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelit dies and cut each photo with either the 4×6″ die or the 3×4″ die.  That way I knew they would all be the exact same size and fit on top of one another perfectly.

PL cards & labels framelit dies

I decorated the cover (which is made from a window sheet) with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Dies.  I cut approx 3-4 of the hearts in smoky slate cardstock and one heart in whisper white and mounted them on top of one another to create dimension.  I then cut the coordinating flowers in vellum and secured them with a mini brad.  Lastly using the alphabet rotary stamp (every scrapbookers must have accessory) I stamped the title in versa mark and heat embossed it in white onto smoky slate cardstock.

Here are the pages from the inside…
Project Life Mini Album

Project Life Mini Album

I used some of the project life cards to back the photos and add some journalling..

Project Life Mini Album

And random stickers and embellishments from my stash to add some journalling quotes.Project Life Mini Album

Project Life Mini Album

I added a piece of fancy foil designer vellum on the front and back and another piece of window sheet to create a protective covering.

Finally I punched a hole and added a jump ring to secure all the pages together.  I really enjoyed collating photos just because I loved them.  It is my happy book and easy to flick through when I am just chilling out with friends and family.

So now its time to go and see what the other lovely International Blog Hoppers have made in honour of World Scrapbooking Day!  At the moment you are visiting Michelle Last in the UK and you are about to go around the world and be inspired by Monique in the Netherlands.

By using the list or the ‘next’ or ‘previous’ buttons below you will be able to “hop” to all the participating blogs and get some inspiration. Please feel free to leave a comment as we love to hear from our readers.

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These are all the names of the participants of the International World Scrapbooking Day blog hop:

Caroline van der Straaten
Nadine Buhl
Nina Janssen
Angélique Nederpel
Kylie Bertucci
Dominique Bergen
Diana van Otterlo
Tanja Rath
Eveline van Heijst
Jolanda Meurs
Constanze Wirtz
Hélène den Breejen
Sandra Korten
Michelle Last
Monique de Kok
Lotte Noordzij-Walther
Carolien Boone
Hilde Suykerbuyk
Cornelia Janssen
Linda den Besten
Leoni v.d.Bas-Geertsema
Krista Frattin
Annette Koolmees
Diana Besemer
Regine Semmelhaak
Ilse van Vliet
Kimberly Van Diepen
Danielle Bennenk

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Comments

  1. Hilde Suykerbuyk says:

    Wow Michelle, this is really nice!!

  2. Love your happy book!

  3. Too cute!

  4. Danielle Bennenk says:

    Wow, what a wonderful album you made, Michelle. Very cute and pretty.

  5. It’s beautiful Michelle! x

  6. swoon! mini albums make my heart happy!

  7. Beautiful mini album, love this idea

  8. Stunning .. as always 😉

  9. Carolien Boone says:

    What a great idea, a very nice album.

  10. Eveline van Heijst says:

    Absolutely fabulous idea. Love your project.

  11. It’s a great idea, so you have the whole family with you. Love your project

  12. Super cute! I love your mini album

  13. Diana van Otterlo says:

    WoW! Thats a very nice idea! I have to keep that in mind.

  14. What a great idea. Beautiful

  15. Oh, Michelle, this is stunning! I love this idea of a coffeetable mini album.
    And I agree. My scrapbookingdays are faded to the background also. That why I love Project Life so much!