Saturday, September 5, 2015

Craft Hoarders Anonymous September Blog Hop!



Welcome to the September, "Craft Hoarders Anonymous" (and our very first, but not our last) Blog Hop!  We are a recently formed group of hoarding crafters...having fun and blogging about our creations.  And, we are sharing them with you.  Every month, on the 5th, you will find new inspiration waiting for you from the "Craft Hoarders Anonymous" ladies.

You should be coming to my blog from Gloria's Blog.  After your visit here, hop on over to Debbie's Blog next for more inspiration.  To start at the beginning and see the full list of bloggers, visit Gloria's Scraps of Life Blog.

Here is my September Blog Hop inspiration...

We recently celebrated the 1st birthday of my grand nephew.   His daddy is a huge sports fan, so his invitation and party followed a football theme.  The photo on the invite was adorable and I decided it would be a great focal point on his birthday card.

"1"

I did a lot of matting and layering which helped to give the card dimension.


And to go along with his birthday card, I made a train mini album with photos of Houston's first year. This Kaisercraft mini album has been in my stash along with the 3 Bugs in a Rug papers for way too long.  Happy to finally put it to use!


Here's a crafting tip that I had published back in 2007 in the Creating Keepsake Magazine...



I use plastic dental floss loops to thread fibers, twine and other materials through small holes.  Just pass your twine through the loop, insert the straight end through the hole and gently pull your twine through.  This works great for buttons too.

I made a pocket and tag for journaling on the first page.


Newborn, 2 and 3 month photos.

 Another tag and pocket for journaling on this page.


4, 5, 6 and 7 month photos.



8, 9, 10 and 11 month photos.


The back cover of the mini album has a "one" year photo!  I added a final tag and pocket for journaling about Houston's first birthday.

I am also offering some blog candy for September.  You could be the winner!  Post a comment and become a follower of my blog (let me know in your comment) and your name will go into the pot for random draw.

"Butterflies are free"!

The winner will be chosen by Random.org on September 6th.  Prize must be claimed within 10 days or it will forfeit to another random winner.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. 


Be sure to visit my fellow Craft Hoarders' Blogs for more amazing creative inspiration!
Ginny Nemchak (Vacation in her Glamper!)


33 comments:

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love that little train mini album! Sooo cute! Just like that sweet baby boy!

Georgette said...

Amazing!

Jan from Long Island said...

Great album and card. What a lucky little one!

Rebecca Billard said...

Love both projects! The train mini album is so cute! Just became a follower!
Rebecca

vinita jain said...

I extremely awaited for this blog hop:) And i love the cute pics of your Nephew with a sweet smile! What a great mini album for the little one! And i love this little train idea! I have to make two baby albums and you gave me a fantastic idea, soooooo lovable!

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Lisa Lynn said...

Your train is just adorable and what a keepsake! Well they are both keepsakes that will be treasured because he will grow so fast. Thanks for sharing.

Margie Malone said...

Your nephew is adorable and I love the train.

Tracey Sabella said...

What a great idea to use his photo for this adorable card!! The train album is so cute too. So many beautiful personal touches. These are sure to be treasured for years to come. Thanks for the tip on threading twine through holes. I'll just made a banner yesterday and could have used this for sure. lol ~ Blessings, Tracey

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What a cute train album you have created! I love the colors and what a sweet child!

SHartl said...

What a cute idea for a mini album. I give a lot of baby gifts and this would be fun to do for my close friend who is expecting a baby in early November. A great way to use up those papers that I've been holding onto as well. Thanks for the ideas!

Sara Barker said...

What a great way to record your grandnephew's first 12 months! he is going to treasure that for many, many years to come! What an awesome tip using the dental floss! I really struggle with that, especially as my eyes get older! Thank you for the opportunity to win butterflies. (are free!) Ha! Ha! I got a kick out of that!

Karenladd said...

This is an adorable gift set for a baby boy! The card is so cute and that little train album is the sweetest! I have some shaped mini albums in my stash and really should just go ahead and take the plunge! Thanks for sharing!

Heather Rogers said...

Hi There

it is a pleasure to follow your lovely blog! That's what I like about blog hops you discover other lovely blogs.

I think your creations are beautiful especially the train what a lovely idea!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

clabaughchick said...

Really cute mini album. Inspiring.

Caitiumom said...

I have a couple of mini albums in my stash. I think I have a butterfly and some houses. Very cute album of your grand nephew. Good reminders to use them and to do something with them.

Joanne G said...

Just had our first grandson in 2013 and this is such a great idea! Thanks for your beautiful inspirational ideas !

Charo said...

So cute!!

Charo said...

So cute!!

Reilee said...

ALOHA...what a great idea.

Betty McDougal said...

I love the train album Vicki. As usual great work.

wendipooh13 said...

love the cute card and that mini is sooo adorable and fun!!!!

Tee said...

I love your little train mini album! Inspirational and creative!

Pammejo said...

Adorable album...just love that train album, so creative. Your card has got to be one of the cutest I have seen in awhile.

Deborah Ehrhardt said...

What a cute train mini album! Not much cuter than a one year old!

nattyboots said...

Lovely spreads here love your ideas and papers used.

Heather Thompson said...

these are just darling. very cute!!!

Ava Gavloski said...

Such a cute mini album... you can see the love that went into the design of this little book

Michele Henderson said...

What a great idea! Little boys love trains!

Barbara Rankin said...

Wow, Vicki, your card and train mini album are both adorable, and I loved looking at all the pictures and cute embellishments. Amazing job!

Gloria Stengel said...

I like the card, but that little train album is adorable! I love that you found that in your stash and used it!!

Marisa Job said...

This is just adorable!! Love everything about it!! Hugs!

Donna Idlet said...

Love your card and the train mini album is adorable!

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