Friday, November 18, 2011

Lori Whitlock Christmas Blog Hop


Happy Friday morning everyone! Lori and the rest of the team (including me) have a fantastic couple of days planned for you! Why? Because we have decided to kick off the holidays by having our very first Design Team Blog Hop. I am so glad you are joining in the celebration with us!

Now, if you are just joining in and want to hop along with us, you need to start at Lori's BLOG.

If you were just at Joy's WEBSITE before you came here, you are at the right place!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you know what that means, right? Well, yes, it does mean we have to get out our fat jeans with the elastic waist bands but, more importantly, it means that we need to get started on all those cute Christmas projects and gifts we said we were finally going to make this year. To help get you in the holiday mood, the rest of the Design Team and I have been busy working on some fun Christmas projects . And...

To help get you even MORE in the holiday mood... EVERYTHING IN LORI'S ONLINE SHOP IS 25% OFF THIS WEEKEND (now through Sunday)!
That's right, there is nothing like a good sale to help put you in the spirit of Christmas, right?!

But wait! That's not all!

Better than a ginsu knife, better than a light that turns on and off when you clap, Lori is giving away a $25 gift card to her online shop to one lucky winner. AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN THE PRIZE IS SIMPLY TO LEAVE A COMMENT AT EACH STOP ALONG THE BLOG HOP. Lori will choose the winner from everyone who leaves a comment at all seven stops along the way and then post the winner on her blog on Sunday. It doesn't get much easier than that.

And as an extra special thank-you for stopping by to say hi, Lori has designed a gift tag set that will definitely come in handy over the holidays.
She's going to be selling the entire set soon. But - right now you can pick one up FOR FREE at each stop along the way. So, be sure to visit each blog and grab the free SVG/DXF tag. You can download my tag HERE!

Now, want to see what I've made using Lori's wonderful cutting files that I got from her online store (as well as from the Silhouette Store)?

You know I have been on a mini-album kick lately. I think it's because I just recently started making them, and I feel like I have a lot of lost time to make up for!!! No, seriously, they fascinate me - plain and simple. And cutting files (like Lori's) are PERFECT for decorating and embellishing them. In fact, I even used one of Lori's mini-album cutting files to make the actual album. See?
Those adorable stockings are from her Christmas Set 2, and she has lots of wonderful Christmas PHRASES as well.
On the inside of my cover, I simply made a small tag holder and then layered a small card on top. Both are great for squeezing in extra journaling or one more picture.


I used the tree from Christmas Set 2 on this page:
...and the snowflake from the same set that I cut in two and placed behind two corners of my photo:

Here, the flower and the frame are two of Lori's files sold at the Silhouette store. (Check out the journaling pocket and card behind the photo)

Using another snowflake, this time as a larger background shape:

And look at these cute little library pocket card holders.
Sure you can use them to hold things like gift cards. But I prefer to use mine in my album to hold extra tags with photos and journaling.

Last two pages. Don't you just love that banner? Lori designed it, of course.

And that's it! I hope you have enjoyed looking at my mini-album as much as I have enjoyed making it.

Now, just one more stop at Tamara's BLOG and then it will be time for YOU to start your own crafty project! Have a great weekend!!!

75 comments:

  1. Love your style and all the embellishments you have used. I love making mini albums but haven't made one in a while, thanks for the inspiration to get me going again,

    Sue
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  2. Great work. Love all the details.

    Tina

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  3. your book is so lovely, especially the colors. love the peeking out tags for journaling

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  4. Your mini album is so fun and festive! I love your color choices and all the details!
    Hugs,
    ~Joy~

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  5. I love your album, all the wonderful details!

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  6. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. So adorable. Dying to get into making mini albums. I've got it next on my crafting "to-do" list! This one is so cute!

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  8. Love your album and all the detail you put into it!! I need to make one :)

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  9. Wow. Great work. You have inspired me to start a mini album, myself. :)

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  10. loving your mini! Such a great memory book you put together!!
    All the cuts and embellishments are stunning!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  11. I've never made a mini-album, but after looking at yours I'm determined. Love it. Thanks

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  12. Your mini-album is adorable! I love all the little details and tags. So pretty!!

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  13. Great mini album.

    I like the fact that you kept the photos simple by having them printed in black and white. That way they still stand out even with the colorful background.
    Thanks very much for the tag. I am keeping my fingers crossed to win the gift certificate so I can duplicate some of these great projects for my own family.

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  14. This is beautiful! Love the contrast of the black and white against all of the fun color. :)

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  15. Such a cute book. Thanks for sharing.
    indyqltr@hotmail.com

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  16. I, too, love mini albums. You can complete a project and feel that sense of accomplishment. They make great gifts for new moms and/or wedding showers. thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  17. Beautiful album! You should create more. :)

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  18. Wow, LOVE! I am such a mini album fanatic and this one is amazing! I love the little pockets - so cute!!!

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  19. Love your album, it might be mini but it makes a big statement and is simply beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Cute album and thanks for the free tag! Donna

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  21. Very nicely done! I think my Fave page is the one with the girls on it. Not only are they beautiful but the page is fantastic!

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  22. Love your mini album. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Love your album! Your cover is adorable with the hanging stockings and clothes pins! :)

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  24. Gorgeous album! I am sure that you will look at it many times throughout the coming years. Thanks for the fun blog hop and inspiration!

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  25. Such a lovely mini album what a way to present your memories. Thanks for sharing.
    cbcotton@yahoo.com

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  26. Oh my cuteness! I love the mini album! The details are great and the photos are fabulous!

    gettincraftystarkie.blogspot.com

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  27. way cute - thank you for sharing!

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  28. Your mini album is just beautiful!!! Great Inspiration!!! Thank you!!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  29. Love it! Very festive and great way to bundle your memories.

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  30. I like the way you put the mini book together. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Very cute. I love the mini books!!

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  32. Oh, I am loving seeing all of y'all's creative ideas! Makes me want to run home and start using all of your ideas! THANKS!

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  33. Love the mini book. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. Very cute mini Christmas album!

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  35. Great album,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Fabulous fun album! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  37. Amazing album. Gorgeous papers and super sweet photos.

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  38. I love you album! I think I just may take your idea and run with it!

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  39. Your album is just beautiful! I love every page!

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  40. This is very cute!

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  41. Your mini-album really shows off Lori's creations and your handiwork. What a wonderful way to keep those cherished photos. Someday I'll get mine out of a box!

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  42. SUPER cute mini-album!! LOVE your paper!! Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  43. OMG, very cute!! I so now wanna make a mini! I have all the stuff but just have not put them to good use.........YET! Now, things are different, I'm inspired. Think I'll crank one out this weekend!! TFS your creativity w/ us!!
    ChelleBee

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  44. Nice job on your mini albumn - thanks for sharing with us.

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  45. I want my Cameo!!! whimper. Love your album!

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  46. Super cute!!!! Love everything!!!

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  47. Amazing project. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  48. You have a super cute blog! Your mini is so fun! Love it! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
    come on over:)

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  49. love this mini!! awesome project

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  50. I love your mini album. Haven't made one yet, but would like to very soon. You inspired me! I also am going to follow your blog too. Love your style.

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  51. What a gorgeous mini album. I love all the different layers that you incorporated.

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  52. Your mini album rocks! I feel the need to do some file shopping! Thanks for wetting my appetite! I feelvery inspired!

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  53. I really, really like your album thanks for sharing it.

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  54. Absolutely fabulous mini album. What an awesome detailed job you did. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  55. Wonderful album! Love the details. tfs
    angie

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  56. Such fun! Hopping around and seeing all of these great projects!!! Your book is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

    http://craftyzoowithmonkeys.blogspot.com

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  57. Adorable mini.
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com

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  58. Love Your Album it's absolutely Adorable...

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  59. That's the most adorable mini album. My to-do list is getting longer but it's so exciting! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  60. Love your mini album! thanks for sharing!

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  61. Really love your Christmas album! Colors and layout are neat, neat, neat!
    I love all the elements in it...especially the page where you can check off naughty or nice! LOL!

    Crafty_kitten at mac dot com

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