Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fabulous & 50 Blog Hop - TODAY!!!

Hi and thanks for stopping by!

If you are here for Angie's Paper Passion's 50th Birthday Blog Hop and you have just come from visiting Michelle at then you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to and start at the beginning.

Here is the complete list of participants to help you on your way:

Angie -
Dawn -
Janice -
Normea -
Nancy -
Michelle -
Barb - <- YOU ARE HERE!
Debbie -
Marcia -
Veronica -
TinaGale -
Monique -

My birthday project for the blog hop is a fun way for my beautiful daughter Ashley to organize the photos from her 21st birthday trip we took to Key West Florida last month - what a blast we had!

The inspiration for this mini came from Kathy Orta's Paper Phenomenom - Kathy is one talented lady!!! 

Here's a photo of my take on Kathy's mini:
I haven't embellished it or added photos yet because I want to see which photos Ashley wants to include. 

I used papers from Paper Pizazz "Retro Sarapapers" for the inside pages, Glimmer papers for the title letters ("Happy Birthday"), and the cardstock used on the tags and box are ProvoCraft Accentials. Cricut cartridges used were Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, Alphalicious, and Forever Young (these cuts are not pictured) to cut some fun phrases that Ashley can add to the appropriate photos. 

Here's additional views of the mini:

I will post more pictures after the mini is completed with the embellishments and bling by next weekend. I hope you can stop by again to see the completed project :)

I hope you like my project & will become a follower of my blog.

If you would like to see a YouTube video on how to make your own paper bag mini like this, go to

If you are continuing on to the next stop in the Fabulous and 50 Blog Hop you can get there by clicking here.

Happy birthday Angie!!!

Have a creative day!


  1. Barb what a great project, love it and can't wait to see how you finish it up. Might have to make a few of these for the boys and each holiday.

  2. great project, I am now following and will be back to check out the finish project.


  3. Great Project, and thanks for the video link on have make it. Can't wait to see the finished album.

  4. Your stuff is always great! Can't wait to see it all! Still a little jealous of paradise!


  5. Nicely done paper mini album, Barb!
    I am a new follower!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    cardmonkey at Comcast dot net

    Hop on over to my blog hop, baby, featuring Motions & Folds Cards. Go to today only (Feb. 26)

  6. Love your paper album, this project would be so great for, well, just about every event!
    Cherylann (prinkles)

  7. your book is cool



    tristans_time_4_craftin at yahoo dot com

  8. Isn't Kathy a great inspiration? I'll have to give this one a try!

  9. Nice mini. I'll be back for the finished project. Thanks for sharing.
    vwilson577 at

  10. Love your daughter's 21st Bday project. And you did a great job. So agree that Kathy Orta's mini albums are awesome.

  11. Looks like your mini birthday book is going to turn out very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Barb...what a great project! I want to make a mini now myself! Thanks so much for being in this hop!
    happiqueen at aol dot com

  13. Barb - I can't wait to see the finished project! Thanks for the link!

  14. I want to see this finished. I want to try one of these miniis myself.

  15. Thanks for sharing your album.

    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

  16. Can't wait to see the finished product, I've really been wanting to try one!!

  17. What a beautiful mini. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Great job on the mini! TFS ~Shaunta

  19. Very nice job on the mini!
    You have a very lovely and peaceful blog!
    I am new follower.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Please stop over to my blog. I have blog candy!

  20. What a wonderful mini. TFS.

  21. Hi Barb,
    As your work!

  22. Great Mini

    Thanks for sharing


  23. Great project! Can't wait to see the finished album. Nancy

  24. Wow, Barb! That is so cool! I want to make one of those! (Hey, what a coincidence, Ashley and I are the exact same age !!! LOL! I wish!) Please post a photo of your album when you're finished. I can't wait to see it. Thanks again for participating in the hop today - I really appreciate it!

  25. I love this mini album Barb - can't wait to see the finished project - no pressure :) I am a new follower and happy to be here. Thanks for leaving the Youtube link - I would like to try to make one of these!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  26. I love making those minis also. Can't wait to see your finished project.

  27. Great Project, very creative thanks for sharing.

    Later Tater,

  28. I like the album. would like to see finished product, I am following, anxious to see more. TFS

  29. Your daughter will love this and love showing the photos to her friends. They will all want a book to put their photos in once they see it.


  30. Very cool mini album! I'm sure your DD will love it!

  31. This is a great mini album. Your daughter should love it. Always wanted to get to Key West--still on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  32. Great mini album... anxious to see finished product.

    Carrol Mills

  33. Love how your paper bag album is put together!

  34. Love the mini, can't wait until you finish.

  35. Very cute mini, I will be back to see the finished project!
    lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

  36. Great mini-album. I'm sure you guys had fun. TFS.

    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

  37. Hey There! Just wanted to say THANKS for stopping by during Reminisce's Very First Blog Hop! Love your work here! I scrolled down a bit, and LOVE the 'sisters' layout using Reminisce's Stripestock! Great job! Stripestock is one of my favorite, 'go to' lines that Reminisce makes! Love how you used it here!