Friday, June 10, 2011

School's out for Summer

Welcome to the School's out for Summer Blog Hop.
I want to first thank Jessica  and Nancy for allowing me to be a part of this Hop.  

If you are coming from Jess then you are on the right Track and making your last stop here.  If  you just happened by and want to start at the beginning of the Hop please start with Jessica .  

Now for my project for this Hop.  I made a Paper Bag Mini Album titled Summer Fun.
it consist of 10 pages plus the front and back. It has 3 big pockets to add fun things like the ticket stubs to the Zoo or more picture.  All three of these pockets have a pull out to journal on or again add more pictures.   It has two small pockets on the inside as well. All the embellishments are hand made. I really loved making this little book.  I kept thinking about that first day of school when the teacher asked us to write about our summer vacation and viola' the pages were born lol.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it. I would so love to read your comments on what you think of this little mini album.  It is also for Sale just email me for info.  Thanks and here it is. 

The book is made with a #10 Paper Bag.  It is larger than a normal lunch sack and measures approx. 6 1/2 x 6  

- Front Cover -
Cuts are from the Cartridge, "A Childs Year"

Page 1 

- Page 2 -
Used again, "A Childs Year"
This page has a small pocket - the green check you see is the pull out.

- Page 3 -
The ice cream cones and ice cream  are a free  hand cut.
I popped the cones with pop dots.

- Page 4 -
The Popsicle's were a rectangle and I used a corner Punch to round the edges  and then did a free hand center dip
(pop dots used here also)  

- Page 5 -
The clouds are cut from Create a Critter and I used my gypsy to change the shape by stretching it  some.

- Page 6 -
The Sun and the Clouds are cut from Create a Critter and I just changed the size of the clouds to give a variety to it.
The Sun I just added Google Eyes to it to give it a little more character.
Clouds have been raised with pop dots.

- Page 7 -
The cute little whale is from Create a Critter.
I just love that cartridge. 

- Page 8 -
The little boy is from , "A Childs Year "
The Flip Flops are a punch by EK

- Page 9 -
Cartridge is Create a Critter
This has a small pocket and the white polka dot is the pull out
- Page 10 -
Cartridge is Create a Critter

Below are Pictures of the Book as you would see it as you open it up and look at it 

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my "Summer Fun" Book.  Thanks for hopping by and I hope you enjoyed all the crafty creations you saw along the way.

Here is the complete line up of Everyone you need to visit for this Hop just in case you get lost!



  1. i think it turned out wonderful! great job!!

  2. So great! Thanks for sharing and joining our hop!

  3. WOW!WOW!WOW! I absolutely love this! You put so much effort into it. Great job.
    Thanks so much for hopping with us.

  4. So cute!! Love it TFS
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

  5. I really LOVE this...the book, the idea, so awesome!!!! I think I am going to do something like this, only maybe a little shorter (as I have 5 kiddos and it would take me FOREVER to make TFS!

  6. Love the book. Am a new follower and posted this on facebook

  7. I absolutly love this little book! You did a fabulous job!!!


  8. Love your album, super cute.

    Smiles Sher

  9. Love you mini!!
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  10. So much wonderful work and creativity went into this...what a wonderful way to preserve memories for the kids. Thank you so much for sharing.

  11. Love your mini album Linn! i love paper bag albums - have only made one myself but plan to do lots more! i love all the diecuts and free cuts you added - those popsicles look real enough to eat! That Child's Year cartridge is quckly making its way to the top of my wish list. i had thought that since my kids are teens and I have already scrapped their younger years that i did not need this cart but i am definitely wrong about that - I want it now! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful book :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  12. Love love love it!!1 Great job!
    I love the flip flops! : )

    You outdid yourself!

  13. Great book!! I love that cart,I am a new follower,great hop!!!!joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  14. Woweeee, love your mini album:) So super cute!! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  15. Love your projects!!!!!!!!!! new follower!

  16. What a cute book!. Will sure make a nice memory of fun summer days. Peggie

  17. That book came out so cute and what a perfect way to chronicle summer fun. Thanks for sharing it with us. esterling9 at aol dot com

  18. OMG I LOVE your paperbag album. It is gorgeous. I am a new follower
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  19. Super cute book, I LOVE those hand made popsicles, they look real!! I am your newest follower!

  20. good job butterfly loved it - i often wondered how the cuts in that cartridge would look you know the more silouhette thing i spelled that wrong but i like it TFS

  21. Fabulous little album! Great job with the page LO's. Love the die cuts! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  22. I love this book. I even think this would be something fun to make with the kids. Thanks for the inspiration. ~Colleen

  23. I absolutely LOVE this! It's so stinkin' CUTE!!! tfs!!! :-)

    -Sam :-)
    SamanthaJDesigns @

  24. Adorable mini! I love making the paper bag minis. They're so easy to work on. You did a great job on this one.