Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Creating Blog Hops Monthly Hop: Mini Albums!!

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this months Blog Hop
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'
This month we have made some Mini Albums to share with you. If you have just stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane with Create-A-LatteWe would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.
So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

You should have come from NannĂ© Harry site- 

if not check out the entire lineup at the bottom.

Shhh...keep this a secret, I made this Altered Altoid Tin Mini Album for my husband's 40th birthday in a couple of weeks.


 I used DCWV Glam Rock paper and silver metallic for most of the album.  The base is a Creative Memories black cardstock with some black shimmer paper, too.  I also used some old Mrs. Grossman's and CM sticker letters.

I used Tim Holtz and Creative Imaginations brads, bling and other embellishments.  I just love the bling around the edge.  It was Recollections from Michael's on a roll.  It is so "metal".  I just loved how this turned out, pretty good for my first attempt!  I hope he likes it.

"Making of a Rock Star" is the theme and I started with some crazy old pictures and ended with pics from our recent wedding last fall.

Close up of some mosaic stones I used with a cut out from the paper in the center.

I used some paper tape instead of ribbon for a more masculine look.

Both sides unfolded:

Another view:

the back:


This month we have a wonderful Sponsor, Jessica Wilson with Close To My Heart, and she has a fantastic giveaway to share with you today. Jessica is giveaway a Close To My Heart Paper Pack called Lollidoodle.  
Jessica also has a wonderful deal running for the month of April for anyone that joins her CTMH Team in April will receive a Cricut Cartridge Collection of your choice for FREE with the purchase of your New Consultant Kit, that is a $99 value.
Your next stop will be with...Janet Royer -

If you get lost along the way here is the entire 
line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.

3-  Miranda Enclade -

Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.


  1. Wow... This is very Awesome. He is going to love it!!! I know I do. What a great idea. Completely inspired.

  2. OMG what a cool, neat, funky idea WOWZERS!!! I am like WOW over it!! Talk about talented, super clever, super creative and oh don't forget GENIUS!! GIRL YOU ROCK!!
    Love your mini and the Altoid of it all.....your hubbs is going to luv it!!!

  3. That is AMAZING! Wow, he will love it for sure. Love, love, love everything you did and re-purposing a mint tin, simply brilliant!

  4. AWESOME!!!!!!!! how wouldnt love this....great mini

  5. I love your mini in a tin!!! I love the distressed look combined with rhinestones!!! Your hubby will LOVE it and I promise I won't tell him :)

  6. YIkes!! That is amazing.. I absolutely love it and I know how hard it is to make guy stuff.. You did a great job..

  7. I love your mini album and I am sure Hubby will love it as well. Thank you so much for sharing with us and for being part of the hop.
    Robin L.

  8. OMG This is so cute. I love and may need to borrow this idea what a great gift!

  9. Your husband is going to love this, it's awesome! I love the '40'!!


  10. That is awesome!! I always see these and think I'm going to try them but never do... I might have to now.. TFS

  11. EEK!! you know I love skulls right??? How fun is this album??? Oh my stars so love this right now! Way to rock it! I always love checking out your blog!!! loves-Scrappin Madge

    1. Thanks Madge, I was just working on some Halloween pages with the kit I won from you! thanks again!

  12. I love this!!!! I never saw one i want to go buy some Altoids.hahaha.

  13. Such a clever mini album - now I know what to do with the Altoid tins I've had in my craft room forever.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  14. OMG this is amazing. Going to have to go buy some Altoids. I don't think I can be as creative as you, but I'm sure going to give it a go! TFS. Your husband will love it.

  15. Wow that is really cool! Love all the little details and still definately not femine!

  16. Really a Wow pack with this mini. Great job. TFS

  17. WOW!!!!! How AWESOME is this! I am sure he is going to love it!!!!!

  18. what a very cool mini and such a great gift :)

  19. amazing job! He's gonna love it!
    I've always wondered how those Altoid tins work for mini's.