Monday, August 25, 2008

August Blog Hop

Our Goal for this Blog Hop was to come up with something creative using a CD case. That was a little tougher that I first imagined. I wanted to come up with something off the wall. But I looked over at my collection of mini albums and decided on that. I was surprised at how much the CD case would hold. PTI paper is THICK (and yummy) then I added embellishments including buttons!! The entire album is 6 pages. I used the Pink Paper collection and Its a Celebration stamps. This was a lot of fun to work on and came together fairly quickly.

Here is the CD case open then you can pull out the entire accordion album


Here is the CD case closed. It closes well despite the 3-D elements on the layouts.
Here is the accordion album open. It fits just inside at 4 1/2'' x 4 1/2''
Here is the other side of the album. It is interesting and sad to look at her birthday photos in a group you really get an idea of how fast our kids grow. It was fun to look through them all and

reminisce. Grace loved looking at them all too. I think this is now her album!

Thanks for looking! Be sure to check out the PTI forum for a list of all the Blog Hop participants.
I had a little problem getting my photos in order. sorry.

Cheers!

~Julie~


26 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

How gorgeous is this - It's just too cute - what a lovely thing to have as a keepsake.

IamDerby said...

this turned out lovely! I like how the album is protected in the jewel case. awesome idea

Jak said...

What a lovely gift, so well thought out.

Molly B said...

That is a great way to keep those memories. I might even be able to pull off a scrapbook like that. have to give that a try. It would make great holiday gifts for family members. -Molly B

travelingmama said...

Oh how sweet! Who would have thought you could fit so much in there?! Great tip for all of us!

Lori said...

What a beautiful keepsake!

Frogwoman said...

What a beautiful job. The cake picture is just adorable.

Kimberly said...

fantastic! what a great way to show a series of photos! might have to consider doing this for many of those "photo overload" situations!!!! tfs!!! :)

Karen from PA said...

This is lovely, what a great birthday album!

Chris said...

super cute!! love this idea..

Donelda said...

Lovely project and a great keepsake!! thanks for sharing.

One Creative Life said...

This is so cute!!! I need to make one for my daughters birthdays coming up!TFS-Erica

Radiogirl said...

Very nice. Love the pix.

Kristy said...

What a sweet idea! The papers and stamps turned out perfectly with your pictures.

Terri said...

Nice job. I like how you incorporated the pink papers and the bithday set too.

Marge said...

Great job; lovely treasure for you & for her!!! ;-)

Regan said...

super cute- love that pink paper!!

Debbie Olson said...

What a sweet album--beautiful job, Julie!

Bridget said...

This turned out so cute!! I just love the cover of this "photo album"..so unique and something your daughter will cherish forever!! thanks so much for sharing..
Bridget

Deanna said...

Wow... basiclaly a mini book!

Gina said...

Great job Julie! I didn't think you could get so many pictures in there.

Niki Estes said...

Great idea and it turned out so cute!

mycardz said...

awww...what a great rememberance! love your blog. :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just TOO cute!

Lisa H. said...

great color choice and use of the stamps. I love how it turned out.

Katie Renz said...

Oh, I missed this during the blog hop! Now I feel badly since I try to make it to all of them. It turned out precious!