18 August 2013

Artbooking in August Blog Hop: Day 3 of the Fun

Hi All! Can you believe we're already at Week 3 of our Artbooking in August hop?! Me either! Summer isn't so much winding down in the Hill household as it is coming to a screeching halt. We're off hiking this week and the kids start back to school next week. Whew! Where did the time go?

Any way, if you just hopped over from Krista's Crafty Corner (blogging home of the super talented Krista Herschberger),  you're in the right place. If you're just joining the hop now and want to go back to the beginning (you don't want to miss ANY of the inspiration!), go on over and visit Adeline Brill's Creative Space for the whole list of participant blogs.

This week I wanted to share a mini album I created with Artbooking, Laughing Lola, and my sewing machine. The inspiration for this project came from a little book we put together at the CTMH convention and a desire to figure out how to use my machine with paper. :) (Kismet if there ever was, I tell ya!)

I went a little crazy with the number of pages. (There are so many great cuts on Artbooking, it's hard to choose.) So instead of individual picture, I created collages. I'll highlight a few things as we go along.

This first collage gives you a look at the front and back covers and the stitched binding. I added in a folder made of glitter paper and some black glitter paper on the spine (edged with the new scallop punch), but otherwise all of the pages are from the Laughing Lola Paper pack. The spiffy leopard print trim is from a zip strip in the paper pack.

The outside of the book is made from the pocket folder on page XXXXX. I used various photo mats (including the tag mat on page XXXXX) as off-set pages. I also added pockets and bands to the pages to hold other photo mats.

For a little added extra, I used some of the chipboard elements from the Laughing Lola Compliments. I used Twilight Exclusive ink (with an occasional pop of Gypsy) and the Paisley PerfectLove This and Artbooking collection stamp sets throughout the album.

I hope you enjoyed this mini bit of scrapping goodness. Now, for more inspiration, hop on over to Scrappin' in Paradise and see what the talented Carol Horton has in store for you. And don't forget to stop by next week for Week 3 of Artbooking in August!


  1. What a terrific project - you can fill the pages with tons of photos! great job!

  2. Lovely album! The more I see of Laughing Lola, the more I love it!

  3. This is great. I ordered Laughing Lola for my mini album. I can't wait to get started!

  4. This is beautiful! Good for you on sewing with paper, I'm too chicken to try it. Marvelous mini!

  5. This is very pretty. I wish the leopard print was in a 12x12, like we had with Roxie. :)

  6. Great project, Love that paper pack

  7. Love the colors you chose! Wonderful mini-album!
    :) Marie

  8. This is beautiful! I can't wait to make a mini out of Laughing Lola paper...this makes me want to head to my scrapbook room and get started.

  9. BEAUTIFUL!! I love the Laughing Lola paper...and you showed the many patterns so very well!!!