Monday, April 26, 2010

BBTB2-Challenge-Blog Hop/Sentimentals












Welcome to our BBTB2-Challenge, Hosted this week by Donna Mundinger-"The Magnificent", her choice is the bee from the Cricut Cartridge "Sentimentals". Please visit all our designers this week for not only great projects but fun fun Blog Candy.
I truly am having a hard time believing I have not posted in a week, oh my goodness. It has been very busy in this little piece of real estate over the last month. I have completed over 275 bookmarks. When I do a large project (in this case a couple of large projects) of one particular item, I try to do a project totally different just to keep the energy and ideas flowing. I decided that our blog hop would be a great chance to switch gears and grab out some of my other tools. This is a 4" X 6" mini album. The covers are acrylic, sprayed with Copic Markers and the Copic Airbrush System. I cut the bee hive from "Sentimentals" but used the negative, this was adhered to the first page of the album not the cover. I then used the blackout for the bees cutting them in 2 sizes (a little smaller for the wings, which were cut from polka dots). I added metal corners, bound it with the Bind It All system and added misc. ribbon.

I sprayed the edges of the journal pages (which are index cards) again with the airbrush.








the photo on the right shows the album laying flat.





For my blog candy I am offering this album, a fun place to keep notes, addresses, etc. All you have to do is sign up as a follower and leave a comment to this post. I will choose a winner using Random.org, April 30th at 6AM. Now please hop over to see the very very talented Marina Vasquez. Happy Monday, Hugs

49 comments:

Crayola58 said...

Wow, this is fantastic.... I love this bee album. Anything you do is awesome. Hugs.
Carole

Dawn said...

what a great little book. i would use it. its great. thanks for sharing.

dawn

Margie said...

Sandi, I love how you used the negative cut! What a fantastic little journal! I'm wondering if you colored the wires as well? Love how the match the page edges!

Bobbi said...

This is adorable. Love the way you sprayed the cover.

Sharon Caudle said...

This is awesome! Love how you used the negative of the beehive, Sandi! And your bees look awesome with their polka dot wings! Hope you're doing well!
Hugs!
Sharon

Danielle said...

How creative is this!!! I never think to make a mini album...what a beautiful album!

Cindylu2u said...

What a great journal, love the airbrushed pages too, great ideal!!

Leah said...

oh Sandi, I have always wanted to come by your blogI so I made sure I am now following too...
not sure if you would remember me from the cricut mb but I am good friends with Donna M...my name at the mb is BeeCherryLady.
anyways so glad I joined the hop today and I just adore this project!!! and bees!!! well how great is that!!!
xoxo Leah

kimmie_35 said...

I love this... very effective!
Hugs
Kim
x

CuttlebugCourt said...

very cute! I haven't tried Copic markers yet, but am dying to try with all of the things I've been reading about them recently. Thanks so much!

Beth said...

Neat idea! i love it! so many different ideas! I wish I was so creative :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh this is just too cute, who would think of something so adorable as this but you.

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous Sandi! LOVE how you used the negative and all of those dots! Darling project! I'm still trying to get over 275 bookmarks! Holy moley! xxD

VeronicaA said...

I really like your mini-album and the fact that you used the negative of the beehive. Thanks for sharing.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Julia Moss said...

Great album...love the colors. Awesome job.

connie said...

Love the mini!

Gloria Westerman said...

How Adorable.....I love this and so creative.......became a follower too....thank you for the chance....
gw0109@gmail.com

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! this is awesome!! now a follower

Sharon said...

Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Also thank you for the opportunity of winning blog candy.
sharon :) shareeduff@aol.com

Hestia's Helper said...

I'm a newbie to blog hopping but can tell this is going to be great fun!

chriswooten57 said...

great job. and thank you for the chance to win.

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

Little Red said...

Very cute! Love the bees, nice colors!

maryanns said...

Wow! This is an absolutely beautiful album. You are quite the artist!

1CardCreator said...

Wow! So many bookmarks! This bee album is the Bees Knees if you ask me! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

DoubleClick Connections said...

Cute project!

mahuntington said...

What a beautiful album. Your colors are so bright.

- - Sheryl - - said...

WOW- you air brush! I so want to airbrush - you did a great job. Great idea to use the negative of the hive. And you are giving this away! Wow - awesome candy.

**Treefrog** said...

What an amazing little book! Love how you used the negative, I always try and use the negative and usually use tape and glitter but I like this idea also. TFS and can't believe your giving your little book away, so sweet of you! TFS
mccadesmom at gmail dot com

Roxx said...

Amazing album..anyone you pick will just love it.I've booked marked your blog so I can come back when I have more time to browse.

http://dreamsofcrafting.blogspot.com/

Regina Easter said...

hey sandi girl...love this project of yours...you always do a great job..hugs

Creative Momma said...

Sandi this is beautiful...and OMG you have been quite a busy bee with all those bookmarks...WOW
Beautiful work
Hugs
Marina

Lisa said...

Your album is AWESOME!!!! I love how you used the negative space, and the bees are so darn cute!!! This is a fantastic blog hop!!! Loving all the crafty goodness!!!

Thanks so much for sharing your project, and the copic airbrushing (is that what it's called, I'm not familiar with copics) is gorgeous!!!

Crafty Hugs!!!!

Lisa Sturgill :)

Scraprageous said...

Beautiful use of the negative!!! I haven't used copic markers before, but did see them for the first time a week ago - yep - they have made it to my "will soon be purchasing" list :) Looks like I need to check out the airbrush part too.

Scrapsational Hybrid said...

This is absolutely gorgeous
I am new to blog hopping I think this is the third one i did
Thank you for the opportunity

momadawn said...

Wow - I never would have thought to do all that... great job.

Stephanie said...

Wow what a creative little book. I would so love to use it. Thank for the chance.

shanna said...

Cute journal. TFS
stanner58@yahoo.com

paperscissors said...

oops! i posted my comment under the list maker...now my computer wants to restart for an update, will be back to sort out later!!!

~JulieH~ said...

Oh I love this album Sandi! The polka dot bees are fab and love how you used the negative cut for the hive
Hugs
Juliexx

Crafty Sue said...

Love the colors of those bees! Nice album. TFS

CuttlebugCourt said...

Sandi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm just tickled. I love mushrooms especially on cards. Have you seen Meda's creations at Handmade by Meda? She makes amazing mushrooms. Anyway, Thanks again and I appreciate it!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

Nice album!

paperscissors said...

here's what i meant to say earlier...i have copied it from my other post! sorry for my confusion!

no detail overlooked, really??? colouring the paper edges? i have sooo much to learn! i really enjoyed seeing the negative cut beeing used! you are a very talented crafter and i thank you for sharing your ideas and your dreams! good luck with the shop!

Jeannie Phillips said...

OH this is just so so cool.
hugs
Jeannie

Ann Kranitz said...

Hi Sandi, I am so glad to be back to visiting all my friends blogs. I missed so much in the past few weeks. This little album is so sweet as is all of your work. Glad to have a chance to win it!!! HUGS!!

vicki archer said...

This is so cute....the decoration is superb, xv.

AD-venture in HEELS said...

Awesome I love the Album hope I win

Leah's Card Designs. said...

Wow!!! Love your album!!!

Heather said...

This is so cool! I love the colors and all the ribbons.