Thursday, March 24, 2011

Valentine Gift

So I know we are a month past Valentines day, but I am behind on posting my projects. I'll admit that I have not been as crafty as I would have liked, but I have still been making things!


This is the present I made for my husband. Using many sketches and probably 20+ hours of work, I made my first paper bag mini album! This post will be very picture heavy, and not alot of descriptions about products used, because it would take forever to list. I did use my Cricut to cut out the inserts and all of the hearts in the project. I hope you enjoy it though. I am pretty proud of it, and most importantly, my husband loved it!

















I made this project with my husband in mind, but it does fit a few challenges, so I will enter it in these challenges:

Crafty Ann's- Elvis Song "Portrait of My Love"

Digi Doodles- Ribbons and Bows

Stampin Sisters- something hidden from first view

One Stitch At a Time- something for the boys

Sentimental Sundays- Let's get sentimental

Secret Crafter- anything but a card

Amber's Crafts- use a die cut

36 comments:

  1. An absolutely fantastic project - no wonder your husband loved it. Your choice of Elvis song is perfect too, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  2. What a fabulous project!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

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  3. Oh wow, this is stunning! I'm sure your husband will treasure it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

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  4. Gorgeous album! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sentimental Sundays this week!
    Hugs,
    Dorcas

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  5. Such a lovely project. Thanks so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

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  6. What a beautiful project!! So glad you stopped by my blog, now I'm a follower too! Thanks to Momo and her great idea. Looking forward to your next project =0)
    Diana

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  7. Wow that is awesome! I can see why it took so long...that's a lot of work and so nicely done! Love your attention to detail. You used red bags right? Duh I never thought of using colored bags LOL!! So glad you found me through Momo...after seeing this book I'll be following you too :) Thanks! I'm off to check the list at Momo's!

    Kathi

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  8. Thank you for sharing your album with us. Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is fun. Momo sent me!

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  9. love you album. Really think its cute. Especially the part where you took the photos to say I love you.

    Smiles Sher
    www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com

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  10. A fabulous project and perfect choice of song. Thank you for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge this week.
    Jen x

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  11. It might be a project that will have taken some time to make but it's so personal and would have meant the world to your husband. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

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  12. WOW this is amazing what a wonderful project for your Husband. Love it, Thanks for sharing those special moments and playing along on OSAAT Hazelxoxo

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  13. Wow! What a fabulous gift this was! I know it took a LOT of time but so worth it to see his joy! Love the paper bag album! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

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  14. WOW! This is wonderful. I found you through Momo. Isn't this the sweetest thing she is doing for us!

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  15. You did a fantastic job on this mini! I just created my first paper bag mini too. It's on my blog if you want to take a peek. Aren't they fun? You were very creative in coming up with ways to add additional space for pictures. Thanks for playing with us this week at Amber's Crafts and Stuff. I hope you'll join us again very soon.

    Anne

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  16. O wow this is simply wonderful, the photos are gorgeous and how you laid them all up is simply fantastic.. love it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

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  17. Cute and loving. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  18. I think this is great! Awesome LOs! I am a new follower, sent by Momo. Would love it if you stopped by my blog at www.scrappingmamahen.blogspot.com
    Kristin

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  19. Love this album! :)
    I came over from Momo's and am now a follower, if you would like to visit my blog and become a follower I am at:
    http://myneed2craft.blogspot.com
    ~Terri

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  20. This is so cute!

    Thanks for participating in Challenge # 2 at Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will join us again next Wednesday for Challenge #3!

    ~*~Amber~*~
    www.amberscraftsandstuff.com

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  21. Awesome project. TFS! I've been sent by MOMO, isn't she fabulous. Love your blog. I'm now a new follower. Would love if you dropped by mine. www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  22. What a great album, thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower...stop by and check out my blog: sherri-ladybugscrapperfriend.blogspot.com

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  23. What a great project. It so makes it worth when the recipient really appreciates the time and love you put into it. Momo sent me and I am a new follower.

    callahancountrybugs.blogspot.com

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  24. Your album is awesome,I love it. I have an award for you :) Please stop by my blog and pick it up!

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  25. awesome mini!


    Thanks for participating in Challenge # 2 at Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will join us again next Wednesday for Challenge #3!

    ~*~Linette~*~
    www.amberscraftsandstuff.com

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  26. Cute book. Momo sent me. Visit my blog for a chance to win some blog candy.
    Www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com

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  27. Beautiful album, a great keepsake, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
    Ruth x

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  28. Wow - this album is amazing! I love it! I'm a new follower...Momo sent me! I would love for you to stop by my blog as well :)

    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  29. What a beautiful paper bag mini...so much work and it certainly shows! It'll be a wonderful keepsake for you and your husband!! TFS...and thanks for leaving a nice note on my blog. I'm a new follower. :-)

    ~Sharon C.

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  30. Hi Beth and Your blog is very Nice!! Youe cat is so cute!! Hope that we can keep in contact and share our creative projects!! That is funny that we are next to each other on momo's list of got followers!! Ans Yes I guess it was ment to be that we are Easter swap pals!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann

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  31. Beautiful paper bag mini...
    Momo sent me.
    Just became your newest follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.
    Minta
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  32. "Momo Sent Me"... Just poppin' in to say "Hi"... and take a look around. My first time here and a new follower... *Ü*. I'm looking forward to visiting with you often. **Lots of Hugs** Deborah
    http://www.scrappybeads.blogspot.com
    P.S. I ♥ your creativity... *Ü*!

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  33. So beautiful! I especially like the pull-out. Very cool.

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  34. This is super cute! I am a new follower sent by Momo. Your work is amazing! Would love for you to visit me at my blog.

    Arlene.
    http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

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  35. What a great album!

    Momo sent me, and I am now a follower.

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  36. it's usually hard to come up with something like this..I will use it if i remember.

    Send gifts to pakistan

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