Monday, November 1, 2010

30 Days Of Gift Giving Blog Hop! ~ Day 1

Today is the First day of 30 Days of Blog Hopping! Each day You will find a blog to visit with some awesome "gift" project with some sort of "recipe" or Instructions on how they made it. Some will have their projects available for sale too! This hop is quite different than most because you only have one blog to visit in one day. So you get to really get the project, maybe even try one yourself and check out the rest of their blog too! Be sure to follow the blogs and leave them some "love Behind" (comment on their project).

This is the Project I have for today, not the one I planned for today, but you know how life goes, you got a project and got it all cut out, and you go to finish it and your missing something, well that happened. But I will have that project later in the month so no worries!
This Project, is for my husband's cousin, She sends us pics of her girls every Holiday, you know those cute photo cards and you hang them on your fridge til the next Holiday. I had a pile of these things and jsut couldn't throw them away and didn't know what to do with them. I decided make a mini book for her. I used DCWV Chipboard colored 4 1/2 x 6, 4 of them, then used sheets in between and adhered them together to make double sided paper. I used my Cinch to bind it all together.  Embellished each page with ribbons, flowers, gems and sometimes even used parts of the photo cards as embellishments!

Here are the pics. Yes, the faces look funny in some because I blurred them out!

What mom wouldn't love this book? Its was quick and easy but yet so beautiful! Makes for a nice gift on any occasion and very budget friendly :)

Tomorrow you are going to visit Martha's Blog ~  She has an wonderful project to share with you!

Here is the whole Calendar of Daily Blogs to visit each day, I'll be posting a daily reminder but in case yo get lost or something the List will always be here! If for some reason the link isn't clickable, just copy and paste and it should take you to the blog.

Nov. 1: Jill ~  < That's me! and you are here!

Nov. 2: Martha ~

Nov. 3: Kelly ~

Nov. 4: Debbie ~

Nov. 5: Jenny ~

Nov. 6 : Alma ~

Nov. 7: Candace ~

Nov. 8: Martha ~

Nov. 9: Kelly ~

Nov. 10: Kassidy ~

Nov. 11: Jill ~

Nov. 12: Kelly ~

Nov. 13: Jill ~

Nov.14 :Jessica ~

Nov. 15: Madison ~

Nov. 16: Kelly ~

Nov. 17: Theresa ~

Nov. 18: Jenny ~

Nov. 19: Candace ~

Nov. 20: Michelle ~

Nov. 21: Madison ~

Nov. 22: Christy ~

Nov. 23: Patty ~

Nov. 24: Robyn ~

Nov. 25: Andrea ~

Nov. 26: Andrea ~

Nov. 27: Karlee ~

Nov. 28: Kelly ~

Nov. 29: Alma ~

Nov. 30: Jessica ~


  1. This is going to be great fun all month. Am looking forward to each day!

  2. very cute little book! yes as a mom I would LOVE it !!!

  3. I love the stretched out blog hop... chance to sit down with coffee/tea and really peruse... rather than pop & hop! :O)

  4. That's is a beautiful album. You are right, what mom wouldn't love that? Thanks for doing this hop. I am so excited

  5. Thanks for a great project for the first day!

  6. Looking forward to each day of inspiration, you ladies are the best love ya all :-)

  7. Hi Jill !!!!
    Love your mini album , This is a great idea !!!!

  8. what a fun month this will be
    counting down to the month o december
    hoping that there is something special set up for the 12 days of christmas

  9. Just Lovin' the idea of this blog Hop, Nice goin'..your little book is a winner too, ty4s

  10. I am excited about this particular blog. It will be easier to keep up and not have to go to so many in one day.
    The mini album is really cute.

    Hazel (

  11. What a beautiful and soooo meaningful project !!! I am sure it will be VERY appreciated :)

  12. What a great way to refuse those cards. I always have a difficult time getting rid of those pics. Guess I know what to do now.


  13. I love the idea of one project a day! Your mini-book is too clever, & yes, as a Mom & Grandma, would love this! Thanks for sharing!!

  14. I have twin boys and I want to make an adorable little album for them. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  15. Jill, This mini is adorable. GREAT job, and I love the idea of those holiday pics that you don't know what to do with!

  16. This is a great Idea, thank you for sharing.

  17. So looking forward to all the great project ideas this month. What a great gift idea for the holiday pictures!!
    Thank you!!

  18. Wow this is Great!!! I love to see new things all the time. It is great everyday I get to see some amazing creations. Day 1 was awesome. Loved the book.

  19. that is a great project! tfs! i love these blog fun!

  20. This is such a sweet idea of one a day! Your little book is a great stocking stuffer or gift too. Thank you for sharing!

  21. Glad I found out about this blog hop..This is very cute and I think I will try and make a couple for christmas gifts for friends..

  22. Very cute idea. I was just going through some old ones and wondering what to do with them. Thanks for the idea, I will be making my own soon.

  23. Sounds like a lot of fun, Love your mini book. TFS

  24. What a great idea! Can't wait to see all of the projects this month!

  25. How fun is this? I love that you are doing a project a day. It will be much easier to keep up. Thanks for doing this a little different than hopping to (say) 10 blogs a day.
    This is going to be so fun, I love each designer.

  26. I think this blog hop and this project are both totally awesome ideas. You go, girl! The cinch looks really fun to use! :) Janis P.S. Will you be sending out FB reminders with links to the daily blogs? Just askin'. I don't want to miss a day or a blog, but you know how good intentions go sometimes.

  27. This is a really GREAT idea! Love it!

  28. Nice little book that is one thing I haven't tried yet.

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  29. What a fun idea! The book turned out super cute! Thanks for sharing :)

  30. Very Cute and creative. TFS

    Jess Baker

  31. Supper Cute. Looking forward to seeing all the wondeful projects thru out the month. Thanks for sharing with us and putting this together for us a well. Smiles and Hugs.

  32. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm really looking forward to the rest of the month!

  33. This a great idea what mother wouldn't love to get this book.It turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  34. What mom wouldn't love this book? What a great gift idea I have picture like these all around the house. I'll get buzzy how and made some . Thanks for the great Idea.
    Rebecca Minor

  35. I too hate to throw out pictures just like this. Thanks for the idea! Thank You for having the hop and for a chance to win cool prizes.
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  36. Great book and great idea. Every Mom or Grandmom or Aunt or anybody would love it. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what else is in store for us.

  37. Wow! This is such a good idea and it turned out wonderfully!!!

  38. Very nice job! I love this project!!!

  39. Great albums, i need to do more with my Binds it all. Also love that the Blog hop is spread out over the month--that is great for us busy ladies who work outside the home.

    Katsews at gmail dot com

  40. I love this idea! I am going to use it for all the holiday pictures we get mailed to us, but I am keeping it for myself. Haha!

  41. what a WONDERFUL GIFT I can see it as a memory book of some one who is no longer with us. Thank you

  42. I am a little delayed in starting the hop, sorry. Adorable album! I always hang on to all of the pics I get as well. Great idea!

  43. What a beautiful album. A labor of love.


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