It is my pleasure to bring to you a blog site full of ideas, projects and techniques. Please take your time to go through it. You are more than welcome to use my ideas for your own personal use. I do ask that you do not use my ideas for submissions to contests, publications or to sell. I would love to see any ideas of mine created by you. I will be more than pleased to display them here on my blog. Please be aware that some of my acrylic books have been copyrighted and cannot be copied.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Welcome Blog Hoppers ...
I would like to take a moment to welcome you to my blog.  The place where I display my projects and share techniques with you.
    Please be sure to become a follower and leave a comment in order to be eligible for prizes and lots of them.

  Below is my latest project made from a vintage book.  I was antiquing at a local store and she had this book for almost nothing.  The insides were in bad shape and it was the perfect title for what I wanted to make.  
For a while I have been in the mood to make a mini baby album to be given as a gift to new parents.  I wanted it to hold those first and most precious pictures of the baby.  
How I made the album was to take out the pages of the book, they were falling out anyway.  I then put pink netting on the bottom.  My next move was to line the interior and add accordion-like sides so the book could be opened for the album to be inserted.  I then made the mini album and it fit perfectly inside.
Here are the photos of the project:


Cover of book.  Helen's Babies by John Habberton
The colors on the cover are carried out throughout the mini album.
The handles I made with beads and stiff wire.


Inside of book/purse.  The mini fits so snugly.
The sides are accordion so it will be easy to insert the album or anything you choose.



The mini.  Live your dreams!


Inside page 1


Inside page 2


Inside page 3


Inside page 4


Thank you everyone for stopping by for our blog hop.  The Lime Light Design Team is such a fabulous organization and we love using our skills and passions for helping others in need.  

Your next  blog belongs to Samantha.  http://samanthajdesigns.blogspot.com

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Sandra

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122 comments:

Tamra said...

I love this! I like how you incorporated multiple things to make something gorgeous.

Tamra
rickyhouck@clearwire.net

Altered by Jenn said...

Love how you made the book cover into a book/purse for the mini book :)

LadybugCarrie said...

Wow! What a beautiful project! I am a new follower! :-)

jcinokc said...

Love your book. Thanks for the hop and prizes.

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

Colleen said...

Love the altered book. Someday I may get up the courage to alter a book.

Lindy said...

I love mini and your mini is gorgeous. I love how you started with the vintage book. So special. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

Gramma Susie said...

Beautiful project!

Nadia's World said...

Awesome mini-album...what a neat way to showcase it! Love it!! Now a follower...look forward to more of your creations...

TFS!!

Nicole
niclax13@gmail.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

I just became a follower and hope you will come check out my blog some time also! I love your album it's sooooo pretty!

Pholly said...

I am crazy about purses and I absolutely love this project. Thanks for sharing.

I am a new follower.

phollyphlox@gmail.com

*Star said...

wow, Gorgeous!! I'm a new follower and can't wait see what else you have in store. :)

Amanda said...

I am now a follower of your blog. Super cute book! Love looking at all of your work. Thanks for sharing!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Very pretty mini album and the purse is cute too & very unique. Thanks for sharing. I am also now a follower of your site. I came to this blog hop via Everyday Cricut.

coupondenise at live dot com

harts said...

Your work is stunning :) Thanks for sharing :) I look forward to seeing more :)

Minta's Creations said...

I'm your newest follower..Would Love for you to visit my blog...
Love your photo album..very beautiful!
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Leti (iluv2craft) said...

what you guys are doing totally rocks! ~now following

Sara said...

I love the little purse and was totally not expecting the mini album inside it! Lovely! Thank you for the inspiration, and looking forward to more! Hopped over from Lime Light and followed along, too!

Marey said...

I'm a new follower. Your book is beautiful!!

Kari said...

Wow! That is amazing! Became a follower tonight.

Josie0602 said...

What a beautiful album! I have been enjoying the hop and glad that I found your blog through following it!
tracyg398@yahoo.com

Trisha said...

This is a fabulous album. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Joanne said...

What a fantastic idea and absolutely gorgeous! A gift that will be a real keepsake, lovely. I'm sure enjoying the hop, all the blogs are super! Joanne

CathyinMN said...

Your altered book is wonderful! I'm a new follower -- by way of the Lime Light blog hop. It's great getting to know about the design team members. TFS!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Dawn said...

Wow. What a great blog. tfs. I am a brand new follower.

matilda425 at gmail dot com

My Hideaway said...

WOW!!! This book is amazing; Great Job! I am a new follower.

Olivia
ojdorman@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Your project is very cute. I love how you reused the cover to make something so beautiful. I'm a new follower.

miller.melissa.09@gmail.com

One Krafty Chick said...

I am a new follower. Your creations are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Elaine said...

What an adorable book/purse!!
I am a new follower.
Thank your for sharing you wonderful work & for the chance to win some great prizes.
Looking forward to stopping back to see more.

Elainer@cinci.rr.com
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Dawn, RI said...

Became a follower. I really liked the thought prosess of your altered book. Nice job. Thanks for helping those in need, and all appreciate it Im sure
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

flowerdisco said...

wow-wow-wow!

love that book and i bet her name is helen..tsk tsk...i am smart, haha, lol.

shanna13 said...

I am a new follower and I love your mini book made with the antique book, lovely! TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

sleeplesswonder said...

I am now a follower, I love the album. What great prizes.

Divinity said...

okay -- that is like one cool project!!! :) wow!!!
i've become a follower of your blog. :)

silvia said...

Awesome project!! LOVE the "book"

Amie said...

New follower. You have some AMAZING projects on your blog. The victorian boot is beautiful!

Lila said...

what a great project. beautiful. I am a new follower. TFS

JPScraps said...

Gorgeous project! I'm a new follower

Denim Glitter Creations said...

SUCH A CUTE PROJECT! TFS!

JESSICA
JUDUMAN81@GMAIL.COM

Dana said...

LOVE the album and i'm sure the recipient will as well!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

craftaholic said...

New follower here!!! The project is awesome and Came out looking so Pretty!!! TFS!!!

ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

Denise said...

Sandra, your mini album is sooooo beautiful!!! What an amazing gift to give to give to new parents! You are a sweetheart :)

Debc06 said...

Love that idea. we have had a rash of pregnancies where I work and this would be awesome to give as a gift. I am now a follower. Thanks for the inspiration

Cindylu2u said...

Your work is amazing and I am very excited to follow you blog, thanks for the hop and happy Holidays!!

Emily said...

Beautiful project! I am a new follower and am so inspired by all of you ladies tonight :)

coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com

Lara said...

Genius! I love it. I am a new follower!

Lillian Child said...

I love discovering new blogs and making new friends in this paper crafting passion of mine. So very nice to meet you! I am now a follower of your blog. I love your creative style!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I'm a NEW follower come and visit me
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful thing ya'll are doing. Maybe one day I would be able to get involved
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Connie Gail said...

I am so excited about everything I've seen on your blog tonight. It is really getting my creative juices flowing. Thanks for sharing!

Connie Gail
westfamily at mlode dot com
I am a follower....:O)

Tami B. said...

What a beautiful & very special gift this would make. I'm a new follower.

JaniceA said...

Became a follower. The album is wonderful. WOW is all I can say!

Heather said...

Such a great project! Happy to be a new follower!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

VinDeeLoo said...

Nice work.

vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

joni said...

That is a fabulous idea!!! I really love it and it looks so precious!!! Whoever gets it is going to cherish it forever! I'm a new follower and hope to visit often! TFS!
hugs,
joni

My Crafting Time said...

I became a follower. What an crafty idea to make a purse from the antique book. Love the handle. Thanks for the blog hop.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Jayne said...

very cute mini album! the parents are going to love it!

i'm a follower.

jayne.boot@gmail.com

Java Jen's Creations said...

Wow!! What a beautiful album!! I am now a new follower!! Thanks for inspiring me today!!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

Charlotte Cornett said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!
Just became a follower and I can't wait to see more of your creations. TFS!

stefeni said...

Gorgeous projects. It gets better and better. Your newest follower.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

fiberdiva said...

Love your designs....now I'm a follwer!!

aremus said...

What a great project!! TFS!!


amandaremus at gmail dot com

GreenScrap said...

That is a gorgeous mini!! I love minis and this one is great!! Just became a follower!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

CyndiU said...

What an awesome project. Just became a follower. TFS and being part of such a wonderful creative team. cureta2@yahoo.com

scrapaholicjen said...

Beautiful! I'm now a follower!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Patti B said...

You have some very cool projects enjoyed checking them out. I have become a follower and will be back to check out your projects.

ashley said...

LOVE the mini albums! Thanks for sharing and i'm now a follower!

My Scrap Diary said...

These are darling mini albums.
Thanks for sharing
Jess M
myscrapdiary(at)gmail(dot)com
Am a follower

xxsquigglesxx said...

The book purse is such a cute idea! Thanks for participating in the hop. I am a new follower.

BunnyFreak said...

I am a new follower.

SlomoMom said...

Loved the mini album, such an original idea and so cute. Have become a follower and look forward to more of your post.
SlomoMom
slomomomcbl@gmail.com

lamerlisa@hotmail.com said...

I'm a follower!

Lisa
lamerlisa@hotmail.com
http://www.lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

Tanya said...

Love this! Following:)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Rebekah said...

I am now a follower!

calbekah@aol.com

Juicy Creations said...

very cute project.. im a new follower.. thanks for sharing.. cant wait to see more of your projects..
theresa
juicycreations808@gmail.com

katscrapper said...

I am a new follower. I love what you did with the book. The mini
album is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappy Me said...

Great stuff, thanks for sharing

pdela-torre said...

Newbie follower! Sandra you rock!! Really creative idea. Can't wait to see more!

Vicki and Don said...

You have some amazing altered art work! Love it! I'm happy to say that I've become a follower! TFS!

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Love the book cover! Now a follower! :-)

Pink Cricut said...

Wow! So beautiful--and unique! Love it!

lois said...

wow - your work is lovely. I am a new follower and off to hop to the next blog. Merry Christmas

Kelly Rae said...

I am a new follower and think this is just great! Thanks, Kelly (kelly.schaefer@ymail.com)

Love Le said...

Love your work! Your newest follower here.

Connie Gage said...

Love this, it's beautiful, great work you did on this.

Lynn B. said...

What a great idea, and beautiful too! I got to you last night but ran out of time. I'm glad they extended this hop. I'm now a follower.

Gracie said...

Your gorgeous work never ceases to amaze me!

Meagan said...

Wow!! I love this!! What a great idea.

I am a new follower and look forward to seeing much more!!

beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

What a very cute idea! I thought you were going to use the book for the covers of your new mini album and was surprised when you used it to make a little purse to cary the album. really cute. I just became a follower and hope to have time to explore your other ideas.
JPALM3746@comcast.net

Jes said...

This absolutely precious. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a follower.

thehomans at yahoo dot com

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

what a beautiful book/purse! it's georgeous! thank you!!! following you now as weill. love your stuff!

Zeni Pradel said...

This is very creative! TFS. I am now a follower

Brittney said...

You are apart of a wonderful cause! And, Im your newest follower =)

Groovy Deborah said...

Oh I am so happy to have discovered your blog while on this blog hop. Your project is just adorable! Perfect book cover to create a vintage-feel baby book :)
Looking forward to taking a look around!!!
Deb♥

sdw112 said...

Just became a follower because of the Blog Hop! This is my first and it's been great fun!! Thank you!

scrappymama said...

thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. I have become a follower.
esigmon@cox.net

Nana Jo said...

Great project. Thank you for sharing. I am now a follower.

mmlmn@polarcomm.com

Sonya said...

Sandra, please disregard previous comment, I had too many open windows!!! and posted the wrong name on my comment!! But the comment is right, love the album!

arklatxscrapper said...

Love all your creations!! I'm now a follower and will be back. CarolH:)

MaryNSC said...

O MY goshhhhhhhhhh That is such a GREAT IDEA!!! O my goodness THANK UUUUU I wished I had seen this sooner but there is next christmas and birthdays.. THANK U THANK UUU

dianne said...

WOW!!! Your work is absolutely, totally fanstatic!!! TFS
I'm a new follower. I love finding new blogs to scraplift from ;) I mean follow ;););)
I'm a new follower.
What the LimeLight team is doing - Giving to others is AWESOME!!!

dianne said...

WOW! You have an amazing Talent!!!I'm a new follower. I love finding new blogs to scraplift from ;) I mean follow ;););)
What the LimeLight team is doing - Giving to others is AWESOME!!!

surfnfroggie said...

I am a new follower to you blog. Your purse/tote is beautiful! But I must be hopping along!

Melissa said...

I'm a new follower! Beautiful project and blog!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

I'm now a follower and will be looking for the email notice sign up too! I love your book and so much of the other posts I just saw. Thanks, I can't wait to come back.

GlendaLea said...

New follower, looking forward to it all!
Glenda
glendalea.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Hi! I am now a follower, and am looking forward to seeing more of the projects you create and the causes you support! I love the book and album you created - it is beautiful! You are truly an inspiration to us all! Thank you for all that you do!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

Kathy's-Krafts said...

WHat a super great project. I love it.
I am a new follower.

kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

Jim said...

i'm a new follower....love your purse book!

inoterri said...

I really love your blog, you have so many amazing projects. Awesome job! Having fun with the hop. Have a Great Holiday Season.

NanetteMT said...

I became a follower. What beautiful work!

Lisa J said...

Such a elegant and beautiful idea! Love the individual pages!!
New follower here!

Happy Holidays!

tjsgal at g mail dot com

amymwz said...

What a cute mini. I have thought of making a handle for a mini with beads and wire just like that. Now I know how cute it would look. Thanks for the chance to win these great prizes. Good luck everyone. Amymwz fiskateer #7065

Scrappin Suzy said...

new follower! cute mini album. thanks for sharing this.

Monica said...

THIS IS GORGEOUS!! I'm a new follower.
I'm so enjoying this hop and am thankful they extended it!


monica.lowrance@gmail.com

luv2scr@p said...

wow great stuff, new blog follower.

Patti said...

I am a new follower and I love this altered book. It is so cute.

Patti
bbitster@windstream.net

Karen said...

I just became a follower, and I'm glad i did, I love your blogl
Karen

Mary said...

Love your project! I am a new follower and have been really impressed with this blog hop! What a bunch a of talented ladies!

Randomly, Jennifer said...

I've never been good at the vintage look. Your stuff is wonderful! I found you through the Lime Light blog hop and am a new follower. Thank you!

Lori said...

I am a new follower! I love this idea! I have some antique books from my grandfather that I did not want to throw out but they are in pretty bad shape ( on the inside). This would be a great way to use the books and make something unique from it! Thank you! On to the next blog!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful album, so unique. tfs
cruella63703 at yahoo dot com

Janice W. said...

What a great way to use a book that was falling apart. So pretty! I am a new follower and think the Limelight is a good thing. Looking forward to the New Year!

2amscrapper said...

I love this idea!