Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop and Crop

Welcome Creative Friends to the Christmas in July blog hop and crop, hosted by the Cooking Up Creations Master Chef Challenge Team

The temperatures outside may say summer, but it's cool in here!!

We hope our projects and craft ideas will help you get a head start on your holiday crafting. If you have been following the hop route. Then you should have come from Annette's blog post over at the Cookin' Up Creations' blog. If not and would like to follow along the complete blog hop itinerary, Please start at the Cookin' Up Creations' Blog. So, you won't miss any of the fantastic projects and inspiration the Chefs have cooked up for you. 

On my part of the menu I have created a sweet mini album for you to enjoy.

It’s super easy to make and cute! I know that you creative friends can whip up a few of these in no time at all. You can make these as a little gift for grandparents, new parents, newlyweds, teachers, friends or yourself (you get the idea).

Now, this mini can be made for any occasion. Just by changing out the paper (see samples below).

Just click on this link---> Christmas Mini Tutorial for the easy to follow directions and make one of these cuties yourself. 

 Samples – The 1st - one is a mini I did showcasing the artist love the most on the world.

The 2nd - one is a mini I created as a gift for a friend of her famliy.

See additional fun information below :)

Here's the order for the blog hop just in case.
Cookin' Up Creations blogs
Annette -   &---(you should have started here)

Annie - &----YOU ARE HERE!
Barb -  Continue here next.
Cassy - 
Jan -
Jo -
Michelle -
Sandy -
Tamara -

Now, If you create one of these cuties be sure to post it in the Cookin' Up Creations gallery and link me here to be entered into my drawing for a Christmas page kit.

Be sure to leave a comment on each team member's blog, as well as on this one, for your chance to win a prize package valued at more than $50 from a*muse / studio consultant Renee Zieglmeier. The winner will be chosen at random from among the blog hop and crop participants. 

Additional prizes: To be entered to win more page kits do the following and earn points the more points the entries you receive.
2 Points - Join Cookin, Up Creations
2 points - Become a follower of my blog 
1 Point - Leave me a Comment

I would like to thank you for stopping by my part of the menu. Please hop on over to Barb's blog to see what holiday inspiration she has cooked up for you.

A quick menu note from the Head Chef *** Our blog continues through Sunday evening July 22. Also, be sure to stop by the Cookin' Up Creations forum for our Christmas in July Crop this weekend. There will be more Christmas and holiday inspiration, Challenges, and games.


Sandy said...

Great job on the mini albums Annie. I love to make Mini albums for quick gifts.

I think I am now following your blog. I clicked to follow but I'm not 100% sure it went through.

scrappinsmiles said...

Annie that is fabulous! I love your Christmas album! Thanks for sharing.

scrappinsmiles said...

Annie I am now a follower of your blog :0)

Barb Prendergast said...

I love your mini album! Those would be great to make for my grandkids of photos that I take of them.

and I'm following you!

Theresa said...

I love mini albums and your christmas one is so cute. Good job.

Annie - Cookin' Up Creations DT Member said...

Sandy - I'll check it for you and let you know.

Annie - Cookin' Up Creations DT Member said...

Thank you ladies for the wonderful comments.

Beth said...

Following you here and on Pinterest. Your mini albums are darling. I am always looking for cute new ideas. I am sure to play with this one.

Jan said...

Wonderful work Annie! This reminds me that I still need to make one of our first camping trip.

Rachel said...

Very cute mini albums!

Annie - Cookin' Up Creations DT Member said...

Thank you Beth on both! I love pinterest.

Jan - I can't wait to see your mini. Thanks for hopping

Life's Creative Adventures said...

I love your mini album. These would make great stocking stuffers for grandparents.

Scrappyjo said...

Great Mini album!!!

I am a follower of your blog now!!

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

I love your mini album,great job,and will be following your blog!

silvia said...

Great minis!!
Thanks for the tutorial!!

Cropaddict said...

I signed up on the site earlier today as well as being a follower of your blog. Love the album.

karen In Houston said...

Love the mini albums, I am going to look at the tutorial and may have to make a couple of these,
super job....

Sheng said...

love both books, they are so adorable!!!

for some reason i didnt see a follow blog on Cookin, Up Creations, but i did follow you :)

AlteredDiva said...

Such a cute little mini-book! Great inspiration!

Heather Landry said...

Your mini albums are so cool! I especially loved looking at the fabulous details on the Christmas mini. Nothing like Christmas in July!