Monday, April 21, 2014

Scrapbook Circle | Top Dog Dies Blog Hop: Our 2014 Travel Stories




I'm excited to be participating in the Top Dog Dies & Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop that's going on all week! I recently got to play with some exclusive dies from Top Dog Dies. I paired them with the Scrapbook Circle April kit, The Bucket List and made a great little mini album for our upcoming adventures. 

Take a look at what I created using their Mason Jar die and then check out the prizes we are giving away and some special discount codes.
 I decided it would be fun to have a read made mini album to easily document our fun family adventures.  I'm not sure what those will be just yet, as I'm still working on our Spring/Summer bucket list but I left plenty of room to add a more descriptive word between "our" and "story".
I chose to create two pockets on the first set of pages. One set is cut from paper and the other from vellum. I can put a whole much of photos in one and tickets, maps, etc. in the other.

I love the Studio Calico paper in this kit. I knew that I wanted specific parts of the paper to show on he left page above so here's what I did. TIP: I cut a base out of vellum to use as a guide for all the pages. This allowed me to move the vellum around the different papers to see how things would look before I cut it. I also did this for the base and the label. This allowed me to center things perfectly. Now I can highlight the method of transportation at the top, where we are in the world in the middle and I can journal in the little boxes at the bottom. For the opposite page, I added the sticker tags and a banner, that I can add details to as well.
 This set of pages aren't embellished too much. I thought the sentiments were right on and it allows for lots of space for photos.
 I LOVE, LOVE the My Mind's Eye frames paper in this month's kit. I kept two on the left to add photos and/or journaling to and then fussy cut two more for the right page.
 Another pocket? Yes, please! I cut one label from the text paper and another from velum. I adhered the vellum to the paper and then made a pocket.
My last set of pages left lots and lots of room for journaling (or more photos) and another pocket to tuck more photos in.

I'm sure I'll add more embellishments to the pages once we have the memories but I think this is a good start. It will make documenting our adventures a breeze. Be sure to follow me here and on Instagram to see how this project progresses and for sneaks and full reveals of all my other crafty projects.

About Scrapbook Circle...we are passionate about preserving our family memories. We love sharing daily inspiration and connecting with others who also love to create. We have been creating monthly scrapbook kits for over seven years. Each of our kits includes a custom printable and we have now expanded our shop to included coordinating digital files. We create exclusive items for each monthly kit. We strive to provide you with fresh products every month that inspire you to create.

Scrapbook Circle Discount Code:  Use code Heather20off to receive 20% off your order. This code does not expire so use it anytime you shop the store.

Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know and trust, including Little B, My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.

Top Dog Dies is also offering a special promotion during the hop. Spend $100 on anything in the store and get 15% off when you use code SCHOP15, or spend $60 and get 10% off when you use code SCHOP10.

Scrapbook Circle is giving away two $50 Prize Packs of exclusive wafer-thin dies!

Top Dog Dies is giving away a Bucket List Kit!


Winners will be chosen from comments here, there and everywhere - from those left here on my blog, as well as on the Design Team Members blogs or the Top Dog Die and Scrapbook Circle blogs - so be sure to leave some love in the comments below (and follow me if you like what you see) by Sunday, April 27th when the hop ends.


So, on with the hop...your next stop is to a dear friend and the super talented Diana Fisher.

In case you get lost along the way below is an entire hop list: 
Heather Leopard *YOU ARE HERE*
Leslie Ashe

33 comments:

~amy~ said...

I LOVE your mini....The mason jar is so much fun and I love what you've done with it!

Aline Marengo said...

I loved this mini album... it is very cute!

Linda Storey said...

I LoVe your album, what a cute idea.TFS!

Sierra Winters said...

What a GREAT little mason jar album. Great job, and thanks so much for sharing your talents in this AWESOME Blog Hop!
Sierra
www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

wendipooh13 said...

oh wow your mini jar album is sooo cute!!! LOVE it!!!

Stacey Schafer said...

what a darling album!

Aimes said...

Love this project!
Happy to be a part of this wonderful hop with you! :)

Linda T said...

Oh my does this jar die ever make a cute mini album. You did such a lovely job in creating beautiful pages. Just love it.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

wonderful mini album!!!!

Sara Zenger said...

Oh Heather! Great idea for a mini album! :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous. Love the shape of the album

Life Made Creations said...

This is super cute!! Have fun filling it with happy memories!

cghundley said...

Oh how darling your
jar album is! I love it.
Carla from Utah

Janet Zeppa said...

What a clever idea to make a mini album!! An adorable shape!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

What a perfect little mini album! Love mason jar die!! Makes my heart swoon!

Cynthia B. said...

This mini is awesome! Love the vellum and pockets- you've planned well so that you include photos and memorabilia later. Whatever you end up using this album for, it'll be a wonderful keepsake!

Celeste Goff said...

I love, love, love this sweet little mini album! So pretty and clever!

Heather Thompson said...

that is just so cute!!! love the mini.

Jennifer Greer said...

Super cute!

Amy C. said...

You had me at the words "mason jar"! Very cute!

marylouh said...

I love the mason jar album. It could be used for so many different events. thanks for sharing.

Sherri P said...

cool mason jar die and fun way to use it

Sherri P said...

cool mason jar die and fun way to use it

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful mini! I love this shape and I love all the papers in this kit!

Sue D said...

Love the shape and how you decorated each page.

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WhoMom said...

Great mini album. Love the sentiment "not all who wander are lost". Always figured there is nothing wrong with the scenic route. Thank you for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Cool mini album! I love the jar shape and so many great details! Great paper choices in that fabulous kit too!

Phillis Walrath said...

Love your mini album. It is so cute!!

Gail said...

You inspired me to get creating some min albums - loving the mason jar one you created with journaling room - embellishments and lovely paper choices! fun dies and oh would I love to win them! thanks for the hop and a chance to win a prize - have a beautiful day!

jbonomo said...

Fabulous mini! you are always inspiring with all the little details.....thank you.

byheleng said...

What an amazing album! Love love this idea! Thanks for the idea of using the dies and kit.

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