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Friday, August 5, 2011

1st Official Crop Chocolate Blog Hop

Hello my friends! Thanks for joining me for Crop Chocolate's very 1st Blog Hop! YAY!!!! Yes..I'm sooo excited! This Blog Hop is to celebrate Crop Chocolate's first and SUPER AWESOME 2011-2012 Design Team which I'm soo excited to be a part of! Here is a list of our super talented ladies:


bethd488 - Beth
corriew - Corrie
Craft-a-holic Queen - Michele :)
cricutica - Paula
D2 - DeeDee
ScrappyCanuck - Karen
Moon - Jenn
JeepMama - Paula
runzalot81 - Alissa
LMissCrafter - Jamie




 (Imagine confetti, streamers and balloons all over the place...this is a BIG deal!!!)


For those of you who do not know what CropChocolate.com is, it's a deal a day website that sells WONDERFUL crafty products and SUPER SWEET prices. The people who run it are pretty "sweet" too! ;)


I am the 4th stop on the blog hop. If you started here first, you need to go to the beginning which is Crop Chocolate's website. From there you will be able to follow the hop in order. :)






My project that I made for our blog hop is a decorative accordian album. The paper that was used is Bo Bunny's Gabrielle collection. I simply LOVE this paper! 


Here's some easy (I hope...lol) instructions on how to make this fun album:

I used an accordian album that I have had laying around for some time. I believe I bought it from Close To My Heart. I cut 8 pieces of paper to be 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" and used tacky glue to glue the paper to the album. (Since the front and the back of tmy book are slightly larger than the pages, it was helpful to have that additional 1/4". On the other sheets, I trimmed them down as needed.)

I used about 24" of twine and wrapped it around the left side of the front of the album and tied a little knot to hold it together. I also put a medium sized glue dot under the center of the twine to keep it secure.

I added embellishments to the other pages as I wanted using labels from the paper collection, Thickers, etc.  If you want to learn how to make the flowers I put on my album, you can go to my friend and fellow crafty queen, Chocolate Miwa's challenge she did for Crop Chocolate (and also see her ADORABLE project too!). :D If you want to just watch her video, click here.



 I used a couple of labels from the collection, Thickers "Daydream" letter stickers, Basic Grey Glazed Brads, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist twine and My Mind's Eye Paper Reverie tape...all purchased from Crop Chocolate!



I hope you like my project! Feel free to "follow" my blog to see any past and upcoming projects that I post. If you click here, you will be taken to the next blog in our blog hop which belongs to "cricutica" (Paula I.).

I hope you have a wonderful time "hopping" today! Make sure to leave a comment on each blog so you can be entered for some "sweet" prizes! 



84 comments:

by belle

Love your color selection!!

trisha_w

I love that paper too. Very nice!

Moon Scraps!

Awesome Job!!!

DawnC

Very pretty!

Molly

Beautiful!

NinaN

Those papers are perfect for that album! Love it!

Darlene

wow! It's gorgeous! TFS

Darlene

Chris

This is so nice!I love that paper.

Dragonhome

Congrats on being on the design team. Your album of great and I visited Chocolate Miwa's Blog for the direction for the flowers. I am excited to start creating the album!

Amber - the Original Ambaju

I love this book...but you already knew that. :) Super excited to have you as part of the team!!

pfrench931

I love your accordian book, I am in the process of making one for my mom, but for some reason it doesn't look as nice as yours ~ congrat's on making the design team

scrappycanuck

Michele - this is so lovely! It makes me feel peaceful just looking at it! Congrats on the design team!

Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire

Super pretty! And congrats on making the DT!

Crafty Teacher

Wonderful accordian book! I love that paper too, so much I haven't used it yet! :) Congratulations on making the design team!
:)Khrista

luvchoclat

love the soft colors!

Jasmine

Yay Chele!! Congrats girly! I LOVE this album, so pretty!

Paula-Scrap Addict

beautiful beautiful beautiful, just like the lady that made it! <3 u girlfriend, glad we're on the DT together

SusanC

love the paper. Nice job on the album..susie

DeeDee

I LOVE gabrielle.. and I LOVE THIS ACCORDION ALBUM. SO TOP NOTCH!!!

Elizabeth

Beautiful album! Congrats on being chosen for the DT!

pattycake

Cute album. Congrats for making the DT.

Jeannie

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your style. - Blue

NWFlamingo

Very pretty. The colors are so striking and butterflies make everything better.

Scrapping4Me

Very pretty. I love that paper pack too. Congrats on making the design team too!!

Kylie

Lovely. Good job on making the DT

MomCleo

this is so nice and I really like the colors that you used. Congratulations on making the design team.

Catherine

I love the color palette of this line and your project highlights it so well.

Laurie

Michele,
Congrats on making the design team. I love the colors in the paper that you used. A very cute album.

paperdoll

I love this line too! Stunning!

Carla

Very Beautiful!

Alysse

That is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!!

Michelina

Gorgeous! I bought this paper as well and wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it to showcase the beauty of it. Thanks for the inspiration! :0)

richardson.s

Lovely!

Scrappin' Diva

Your album is beautiful! Congrats on making the DT for Crop Chocolate!

Sgt Dc Wife

pretty!!! Congratulations

Tracey

Love the color scheme you chose for this album !

centralNYscrapper

I love what you did with this accordion album! After seeing your project I'm really glad I have some of the Gabrielle paper in my stash. P.S. Congratulations on being part of the DT - every project I've seen made by the team makes me wish I could stop time and craft right then.

mommyx2

congratulations on your DT selection. My favorite Bo Bunny collection = Gabrielle - can't wait to use it!!! What a beautiful album. I love the flowers too!!! thank you for the inspiration.

Heather

This is gorgeous!! Congrats on being chosen for the DT!

gmawlb

Great project!

kim.mom

Congrats on making the DT! Love your style!

WW

Well I can see why you are on the DT! Very nice!

BethD488

Love this project idea and the colors you used!!! Glad we're in this together.

MiMiPete1

The front of your accordian album is beautiful!

Tawn85

So beautiful! I LOVE that line! Thank you for the instructions...I will totally be making these for gifts. I love it!

julieodil

I love the Gabrielle papers, too. Very pretty mini album! Scrap Happy

Teresa Jaye

congratulations on being chosen for the design team. Your project is beautiful. Those Gabrielle papers are just gorgeous.
Stop by my blog if you have time:
www.teresajaye.blogspot.com

Jacky

Very pretty!!

Xanthippe

So cool. Love accordion albums and thevpapers you used are so pretty.

artdink

Beautiful! Congrats on becoming part of the DT

Lisa

Beautiful, this line is really starting to grow on me. I wasn't too sure about it when it first came out, but seeing everyone's beautiful projects, I may have to invest.

Corrie

WOW, that is so beautiful and you did such a lovely job on it.

Theresa

Your accordian album is gorgeous!I'm a new follower and have to say I love all the projects I have seen so far.

sammies02

Very pretty. Love the flowers.

Miwa

What a beautiful album! I absolutely adore this paper collection!

Yvonne

Very pretty Ydixon57@verizon.net

Tigerberry

I see why you like that paper. Thanks for sharing your album with us and congrats on making the design team.

FreakofNature

I love the flowers on the front.

LLordDoucet

Great album! Congrats on making the DT!

Laci J

Now that is just gorgeous! ~ Alaska

Julie518

That paper is SO PRETTY! Very nice project - thanks for the inspiration!
-Julie

Cindy

So pretty!

runzalot81

I absolutely love those papers!

dragonflydreamz

I love every thing about this album.....colors, papers, butterflies, flowers.......it's just beautiful :)

JanetintheJaw

Love your accordian album. Love the papers and 'bellies. TFS! Crop Chocolate rocks!

Lynda

This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors and the butterflies!

Melanie

What a pretty album--I love how you used the papers and other products together. :)

Ms. Daiquiri

Oh, I love it! Always looking for inspiration for more mini alubms. Great job!

monchan :)

Your piece of art creates a great ambiance! :)

Kukudoodledoos

Congratulations on making the CC Design Team! Your accordion album is awesome! I love mini albums, but never have made one of these before. I will be trying to make one very soon! Thanks for the great idea.

J

I love all the detail work! I especially love the flowers on the first page of the album. Of course the papers are lovely to start with but you've done a great job with the design.

sweetpea1077

Congrats on making DT! I love the colors of this album. Looks like a fun craft to make.

Cheryl

I was on the fence about these papers, and I passed them onto someone else. After seeing this gorgeous project, I am kicking myself! Congrats on making the CC DT!!!

TeaScrap

Pebbles&Buttons

Congrats!!LOVE THE COLORS..

Kari

you've just inspired me to use my Gabrielle papers! THANKS AND CONGRATS ON THE DT!!

love2scrap

Beautiful accordian album. And I love the "Happy Thoughts" jar too! More ideas to scraplift....

Shalah

Very pretty album! Congrats on the DT!

VictoriaSchnorr

Very Nice use of colors! I am following you!

Cheryl

Lovely. A great idea for me to make for my MIL.

Shona

Lovely design using beautiful paper.

Jenny

Beautiful! I have a thing for butterflies!

Little Miss Crafter

Love these papers and your album! Great job! Jamie

SharonDB

This album looks really great w/ the Gabrielle papers! :) Nice job! :)

*LyndiLou*

Congratulations on making the Design Team! :) They are lucky to have you! ;) Your project turned out just beautiful! For some reason, it makes me hungry for Neapolitan salt water taffy. Ha ha ha! Keep up the great work. I can't wait to see what else you make! :D

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