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Saturday, January 15, 2011

I Have a Dream Blog Hop

Hey they scrappy friends!  Welcome to the "I Have Dream Blog Hop".  In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday, we have created items that express our dreams.  The hop will be live from January 15th - 17th.  I'm honored to be among some great crafters so please be sure to hop all the way through to the end.  If you've come from Nicholette's blog then you are in the right place.  If not, please start at the beginning at Karelj's blog so that you can enjoy all the wonderful projects that have been created.

The Grand Prize Blog Candy is the Dreams Come True Cartridge, donated by an anonymous donor!! In order to be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment on each and every stop on the hop, along with a way to contact you. Karelj will choose a winner by random.org on the 18th and announce it on her blog, as well as contacting the winner personally.

My contribution for the hop focuses on my children.  I wanted to create something that would encourage them to reach for their dreams.  My oldest son (13) wants to be a chef, my oldest daughter (9) wants to be a Dance Historian, and youngest daughter (7) is autistic and loves to draw, and my youngest son (5) wants to be a  paleontologist or as he says, A Dino Expert. 

Today, I am featuring the mini-album that I created for my Dance Historian.  I simply used a $.50 star shaped chipboard album that I purchased from Michael's for the album. Each page features a spot for pictures and or journeling.  The pages are covered with coordinating cardstock that was first glued with Elmer's Glue and then 3M Quick Dry around the edges.  I then used an Exacto knife to trim the paper.  Then using a nail file, I sanded the edges to get a smooth edge on all sides.  This really works well and I'm pleased with the results. 

For my prize, I'm offering one person who comments on this post by the 17th the chance to win their choice of either five single cut or image files from www.Page-Kits.com. You don't have to be a fan friend BUT if you like what you see, please join me. If you want any other details on how I created this album, you can email me at askscrappinsista(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Please check back tomorrow as I am going to try to create and post my other projects if I feel better. 

So, now head on over to my bud Celeste's page.  I know she has something creative up her sleeves.  Thanks for hopping along with us this weekend.  If you get lost, I have posted the entire blog hop list at the very bottom of this post.  I hope that we have sparked your dreams and encouraged you to pursue them.
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Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity
Nicolette at Beyond Scrapping
Christel at Scrappin' Sista **You are here.**
Celeste at Touched By a Butterfly
Rachel Henahan at Suburban Crafter
Stephanie at SS Crafter
Col at Col's Creative Corner
Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper
Krista and Kori at 2 Crafty Chicks
Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping
Monique at Unique Monique

52 comments:

AmyJRockstar said...

Aw, what an adorable little album! What the h is a dance historian? LOL Sounds like you've got some very intelligent children. :0) TFS
XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Karelj said...

This is such a cute album! I know your daughter will love it! Thanks for hopping again with me--you are a dream come true to me! Karelj

Joana said...

Great project! Very breautifull :)
Thank you for sharing.

postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

doverdi said...

Such a cute little mini album. I hope that your children continue to dream & work towards making them happen.

Celeste said...

Oh Christal I love love this mini book... It is fabulous.

Monique Barr said...

Awesome job for someone who is sick. You go girl just love it.
victory-n-christ(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debc06 said...

Wow what a beautiful album your daughter will love it forever.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Jenny Gibson said...

I love the altered album. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing the information about your kids. They sound like wonderful kids. yorkielov at gmail com

Summer said...

Great Mini! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki said...

Your album is gorgeous. Now I'll have to try one instead of buying them and putting in a drawer. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

Queen Bee said...

Such a lovely album! Your children sound wonderful!

Stephenie said...

I knew it would be AWESOME! I have never made a chipboard mini album, I will need to watch the sales to pick some up to play with!! Thanks for Sharing!

Michelle said...

This is an awesome book. She will love it!!!! Thanks for Sharing. I always look forward to your projects!!!

Michelle said...

Hmmm I know I wrote a post for this.. but, I don't see it so here it goes again, plus I had a brain hiccup and I forgot to leave away to contact me.

I love the book you did your kids will love it. You always have such nice projects. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance at some blog candy.

Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Your mini album is adorable!!! I'm always afraid of covering these albums but one I will get brave. I think I have a fear of the exacto knife lol. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work!

paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

Alicia said...

Christel What an awesome way to help your daughter reach for her own dreams! I LOVE this mini album! *Hugs*

stefeni said...

Your mini album is soo cute! I just bought a couple of these and have yet to use it. Thanks for the great ideas.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Nicolette said...

I love the Star book!! Thank you for sharing.

Nicolette
www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
beyondscrapin@aol.com

Sandy said...

Awww, great star album! Love it!

ScrappingDeb said...

Love your album - the papers you used are great!

JustYolie said...

Cute mini album...appropriate star shape for dreams! :)

Teela said...

this is adorable. I tried to do one, but maybe my papers didn't coordinate or something, it sure did not look nearly as pretty as yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

Trisha said...

I love your star mini album. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Lesley from WI said...

This is the cutest mini album and what a great price! Love it

shersl84bed said...

You made a beautiful album. Thanks for sharing it on your blog and being part of this great blog hop.
ShersL84bed at aol dot com

McVic said...

Love your mini! Its adorable.
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

donna said...

nice album..very cute.. westloopsters@yahoo.com

Kathy's-Krafts said...

What a beautiful job. I love your blog, and I stop by often to see the wonderful things that you create. You are an inspiration.
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Reneeleeak said...

Such a cute little album! I can't wait to see your next projects. ☺
reneeleeak at yahoo dto com

WAM Family said...

This is really so very pretty. You have a great blog and so inspirational. TFS

Kathryn
wamfamily (at) surewest (dot) net

Anna said...

Such a darling album!!! So cute!!! Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for the chance to win. annadowdy at gmail dot com

Gina Thornton said...

Cristel that album is FABULOUS!!! Love everything about it!!! Thanks for hopping along with us again! Hope to see you soon!!!

Gina
GRKIDDO at Verizon
dot net

Sheree said...

You did a beautiful job on the mini for your daughter.I have been a follower of yours for awhile and I love all of your projects. I like how you space things on each page. I have trouble with the details (my mind always draws a big fat BLANK) and I love the details that you put into each page.
sheree.burress@gmail.com
cravinscrappin.blogspot.com

Scrap'n Yamma said...

Your mini album is adorable! Thank you for sharing!!

Cheryl said...

Super Cute Album. I have some of those chipboard albums. You've inspired me.

Lynlee said...

I love minis! Yours is awesome :)
lynlee4@gmail.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great mini! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

luvskrapin said...

I love that album! That would be something my daughter would love! Thanks for sharing! jleishman6@comcast.net

Jessica Leishman

cardchick's world said...

fabulous mini album!!!! luv all the color combos and embellishments you used....
cardchickatgmaildotcom

Melissa said...

Wow, I didn't realize you had four kids Christel! What wonderful dreams! I love your mini album for your daughter!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Cindylu2u said...

Hope your feeling better, love your mini album, very nicely done!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Ms_Dee said...

Super cute mini....I love minis.....and the work your two lil ones did is awesome.....Nice Blog.....I am now a follower....TFS

A Scrap Above said...

Hey Christel
Now this is too cool, love that you are backing your kids dreams. LOVE your mini star albums, and on pg 1, the multi color flower?? I LOVE IT!!!
I am already your fb and blog stalker and love your work.
TFS
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Ashley A. said...

WOW!! Gorgeous work! Everything you create is so fabulous.. thanks for sharing with us!

Love this hop..

Ashley A.

uberartist@hotmail.com

Pammejo said...

Beautiful project. TFS. I just became a follower. pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Ange said...

Love love LOVE those 3 albums. Very cool.
Just became #281 follower. :-)

angehincks@hotmail.com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I love the Star Shaped album you created for your daughter's dream in Dance.

Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

scrapaholicjen said...

Your daughter's album is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie_J_ said...

These are absolutely beautiful! Just wow!

http://stephaniejohnsonscraps.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

I love the dance album! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

VinDeeLoo said...

Very cute album.

VinDeeLoo
vindlewis at rocketmail dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the albums for your kids. Username at yahoo dot com

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