Friday, December 3, 2010

'Tis the Season Blog Hop

Welcome to 'Tis the Season Blog hop.  If you've arrived from Christine's blog then you are on the right trail.  If you have just arrived at my blog, you can go to Iva's blog  to start at the beginning of the hop and check out all of the talented ladies on this hop.  It runs from Friday, Dec. 4th to Sunday, Dec. 5th so there is lots of time to visit everyone and see all of the great projects.

For my project, I made my very first mini album.  I really wish I was able to do a video with this project for you because it would have been awesome to actually share it page by page on a video but pictures will have to do.  Be warned, there will be LOTS of pictures in this post and it will be long.  :)

The album:

This album is made from toilet paper rolls.  I had seen it made before and wanted to try one so it is definitely not my original idea but my spin on it.  Each is cut at a different size:  2 1/2", 3", 3 1/2" and the last one is 4", the whole length of a toilet paper roll.  I punched a hole and put it together with binder rings and lots of pretty ribbons.  Paper was added to cover the rolls and inked around all of the edges. 

Each of the pages:

Each letter was cut at 3 1/4" a few times and glued together to resemble chipboard.  All edges were inked.  And all pages include an embellishment.  You could put quotes or small pictures on each of the pages.  That would be up to you.  I am going to try and find some pictures of snow fall, etc. throughout the years to put in mine.

The tags:

The tags were cut by hand (I could have used a cartridge but was it was just as easy to do this).  Each tag is 1/4" smaller than the page itself and tucked in behind each letter.  I embellished them with snowflakes and a pearl instead of ribbon to be pulled out.  Again, pictures or quotes could be added.  Each of them were inked around the edges. 

Supplies Used:

DCWV 'Tis the Season patterned paper

Recollections card stock

Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge, jumbo font

Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge for all embellishments

Misc. ribbon, bling, ink from my stash

For those of you still with me, I hope you enjoy looking at my project as much as I did making it.  It was fun.  I do have some blog candy for you.  I will make a toilet paper roll mini album for you with your choice of word (and ummm....yep, 4 letters works best but please choose carefully).  To be totally honest, this will not get out to you before the holidays as I am swamped with work and other things to do, but will be mailed early in the New Year.  All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post with a way to get ahold of you to find out what word you would like and colours.  You do not have to be a follower of my blog but it would be nice.  I will use to pick the winner on Monday, Dec. 6th.

Okay, a big thank you to Iva for hostessing this blog hop and allowing me to be a part of it.  The next stop on your route is  my friend Kerry's blog.  Happy hopping, my friends.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather


  1. Great project Heather. I hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. WOW HEATHER!!!!!!
    Great job.
    I've wanted to do my own mini album so I've been saving cereal boxes.. but girl.. that is just gorgeous..
    Really cute and the pull out tags!
    Hooray on the hop with you.
    Just wonderful. And you didn't use the Cinch.. I was thinking I would have to have one before I could even attempt an album but YOU DID IT WITHOUT ONE!
    Ok I'll stop gushing!

    Happy Scrappn!

  3. This is beautiful!!! Now I know what to do with all the toilet rolls that i have been saving!! My husband is so confused why i dont want to throw them away!!!

  4. Oh WoW.that is GREAT!! LOVE it! TFS & Happy holidays to you and yours!

  5. very very sweet project


  6. I love mini's but have never tried on my own. Your's is beautiful. TFS

  7. Adorable!!!! I have been collecting tp rolls from our house and my moms (Momma K) haha and have been wanting to make minis...they are just so stinkin cute!! Super simple too

    Amanda from

  8. Your blog page is adorable! I love tha mini album! I can't believe that, that was your first mini album came out amazing! Your tags are too cute as well! Great Job!
    Contact Info: In case I get the chance to win the amazing blog candy! Happy Holiday's!

  9. Such a cute mini album. How generous of you to give a mini album away.
    Cherylann (prinkles)

  10. I love it, I would love to have that exact mini album it is soooo cute!

  11. Great colors!! And I love those tags!!

  12. Super cute mini album! Love the colors!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  13. So very clever. Awesome!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  14. Lovely job.... I made my first toilet paper roll album this time last year, and gave it to my daughter in her Christmas gift. I love mini albums.... all shapes and sizes. They are such fun and yours is gorgeous

  15. This is the second toilet paper roll mini album I've seen..such a cool idea, and yours is wonderful. I really love everything about it!

  16. Love this project! It so sweet...I'd love to have a mini made by you!! And your blog is wonderful. I'm now a follower, and I will love reading about and looking at all your creative ideas! Check out the 24 Days of Cards I'm currently doing at A new card idea every day until December 24 (and one on December 26!) Thanks again for the fun hop!

  17. OMG....this mini album is beautiful!! I love it! Great job! Love the paper! I'm going to have to look for that paper! TFS!

  18. Back for day 2...Happy Holidays!

  19. Heather--great mini album. TFS and a chance to win.

  20. HI Heather~
    AWW. I love your mini album! too cuteness for sure!
    I am already a follower of your blog.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    ascrapabove at aol dot com

  21. I loved the album!!! Will get busy doing one for the kids. Thank you for sharing!!

  22. I would have never thought toilet paper rolls. This is so pretty! I would be so grateful to win one.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  23. That is sooo cute! Toilet paper rolls!! Amazing!! The tags are pretty. After I finish my comment I am following you:)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. So very cute! Love the use of multiple cartridges!
    Thank you for sharing.

  25. Adorable album!! LOVE the tags!!

  26. That is soo cute! Thanks for the chance to get one of these.


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