Friday, March 11, 2011

Best Creation Mini Book Blog Hop!!

Hi and Welcome to the Best Creation Mini Book Blog Hop!!
How would you like to learn how to create a fun Mini Book out of one 12x12 and be inspired to make 20 different versions of it?

Well get ready to hop- because today on each of our blogs we will share with you some fun and creative ideas to make the simple book we made at the CHA Winter Show.
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At the Best Creation blog, you learned the basics of the book. You have hopped to many amazing blogs and seen some fabulous takes on this simple design. I have one final take to share with you before you hop on back to the Best Creation blog!
My minibook is a little brag book for my purse! I have been meaning to make one for quite a while, and this was the perfect opportunity! I kept it pretty simple, so that there is not a lot to fall off or get caught on things in my bag!
Here are some pics of the cover and a couple of the pages. I won't bore you with showing you them all! :) I have 5 children, and there are 5 double page spreads in my mini. So each child has a double spread. I rotated my book so that it opens on the top, to give it a bit of a different look, and to incorporate my 4x3 photo's perfectly!

I kept my inside design super simple. This is a photo album... It will be seen by lots of people who are not into paper crafting, so I want the focus to be on the photo's... not all the fancy stuff... just this once! ;)


I used the Glitter Basics paper for my basic album. Then I incorporated the Bella paper collection to add some fun color.
To create the binding, I hand stitched the pages together. Then i added the strip of striped paper using Helmar's Premium Craft Glue. After punching 2 holes I tied some ribbon and then scored the pages to fold. Simple as can be! :)
The entire album is held to gether using Helmar's Premium Craft glue and Quick Fix Adhesive runner.

Be sure and leave a comment at the bottom of this post and then hop over to our Best Creation Blog for a chance to win a huge prize pack of goodies and 3 more chances to win if you sign up to be follower or join us on facebook!

Alicia Barry
Sandy Ang
Tracey Taylor
Petra Offrell
Irit Shalom
Kim Holmes
Debbie Sherman
Emily Branch
Sarah Mullanix
Karen Thind
Katarina Damm
Jona Saavedra
Kim Arledge
Nicole Wise
Jodi Wilton
Julie Walton
Liz Chidester
Karen Taylor
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Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Hopping!
Tina

43 comments:

  1. Love the photos of your children. Do show them all !

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  2. Very pretty. I like how your photos span the whole page.

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  3. Great Photos of your kids...love the mini! Super great job!!

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  4. sooooo super cute, Tina!!

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  5. What a sweet mini..love it!

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  6. Love that you turned the mini around. Would have looked at all the pages :)

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  7. This is super sweet Tina! You created an amazing brag book...you should be proud! Love it...thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. how beautiful Tina....very lovely book!

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  9. such happy colors

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  10. Very cute brag book!!

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  11. As a Grammy, you KNOW I am loving this idea! So sweet!

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  12. A perfect brag book! You've sure got lots to brag about :)

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  13. Your book is beautiful and so are your children!

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  14. Just such a lovely mini Tina! Your children are so sweet.

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  15. Simple is beautiful! :) What a terrific little "brag book" you have!

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  16. This is just beautiful!

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  17. What a beautiful book, Tina!!! I love the papers, and of course the photos are adorable. The black and white goes so well with the glittery paper!

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  18. This clean/simple design really appeals to me - I should do this every year with my kids' school pictures...for my own purse and for all the Grandparents who don't get here often.

    TFS Tina!

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  19. Very nice...love love the photos!! thanks for sharing your idea

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  20. Tina ,this is so adorable,love it !!!

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  21. great mini album.
    I also made a mini album made from carton boxes. as can bee seen here:
    http://www.tapuz.co.il/blog/ViewEntry.asp?EntryId=1905174

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  22. Such a cute way to showcase each one of your children! Thank you for sharing! Beautiful mini!

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  23. I love the way that the paper and embellishments don't overshadow the pictures as they usually do. Too many times it seems to be all about the embellishments and not about the pictures.

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  24. Great mini! Want to see all the kids... Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. Love the vertical take on this mini. And I love the simple design on your pages!

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  26. Lovely mini, brilliant photos!!! Inspirational!

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  27. Beautiful and colorful! The full-page photos are amazing!

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  28. Great photo's of the kids. Love the color of the paper.

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  29. Something I never think about doing is a brag book thanks for the inspriating

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  30. Ah this is so cute, I think I am going to make one of these for my little mans grandma. thanks for sharing xx

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  31. I like that you turned the album vertically.

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  32. 5 childern???? oh how i admire you! and this is a perfect mini for them - very clever the rotation!

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  33. Cute book and matching children! Like how you have altered the aspect by turning it into a portrait design!

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  34. I am also posting as "Robinmadak" since some of the sites use Blogger and on others I can use Facebook....GRRR!!!!

    Adorable book!!!

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  35. This is really cute btag book never th ink of tors make u smile

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  36. Those pictures are beautiful! Great album.

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  37. What a great way to brag about your kids, I totally want to see all the pages.

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  38. so cute, love your brag book! Great colors and design

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  39. Great! I was looking for a little photo book project.

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