Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop!

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It's finally here!

The Sizzix 'Fresh Vintage' Blog Hop.

This is such a COOL blog hop 
and here is why...

Over the next six weeks, you will be able
to enjoy the creations of 60 designers
but in small doses.
How do you get from blog to blog
in 'small doses'?
Just find the badge 
on my top left sidebar that
matches the one above and 'click'.
{more information at the end of the post}

I am thrilled to be here on behalf of one of
the blog hop sponsors...
The Twinery.  
There are several of our
designers who will be designing for this hop
over the next six weeks.

I have a wonderful giveaway for you! 
Make sure you leave a comment 
at the end of this post
and become a follower of my blog
and you just might win this...


An Ultimate Color Sampler Pack
{retail value $25}

I had the pleasure of working with the new 
This is my finished album.

I used a variety of embellishments as finishing
touches on my cover including the beautiful
Honeydew bakers twine from The Twinery.

Here is a little of the journey on how
I completed my album.....

The XL Scoreboard dies work wonderfully in 
my Big Shot using the Little Sizzles 6 x 13
Double-sided Mat Board.  When you run the
die through the machine, the binding border
makes the necessary scores that fold so easily.
Of course, you can use the Scoreboard dies
with your favorite cardstock and designer paper too.

I then decided to use Glimmer Mist to create
the color for my binding.  I ended up not using
the rectangular frame and opted for a metal one.

The instructions included show you how to create
the accordion folds for the inside which will then
hold your album pages.  You can add as many as
you like to create a custom album.

Here is the outside of the album's binding.

The most difficult part is deciding the theme you
would like to include and creating the cover....
but of course, it's the most fun part as well!

Here are a few more photos
of the detailed embellishments...

The folks at OhMyCrafts.com are giving away
a Flower Layers #9 Die, so make sure you visit
their blog for chance to win!
You will find all of the Scoreboard dies & more
from Sizzix on their website.

I hope you enjoyed your visit.
I would love to hear from you
and don't forget....
you could win the fabby prize
from me & The Twinery!

Now here are a few details on how this blog
hop will work over the next 6 weeks....

FAQ about the Fresh Vintage Blog Hop: 

How do I hop around to see ideas 
using the current featured die?  
Every Tuesday and Thursday between 
September 27-November 3, 2011 
there will be a new Sizzix Fresh Vintage die featured 
on 6-10 participating designers' blogs.
The navigation buttons for "Hop Back" and "Hop Forward" 

will allow you to easily
hop around and see projects featuring whatever the 

current die is, since those buttons are 
programmed to navigate 
only to the blogs that are participating for
that die. On the next Tuesday/Thursday, the buttons will 

automatically reprogram themselves to navigate to the blogs 
that are signed up for the next featured die.

What if I start at a designer's blog that isn't one of the 6-10 

signed up for that die? 
No problem! Simply hit either the 
"Hop Forward" or "Hop Back" 
button on the Fresh Vintage navigation widget from any blog's sidebar and you'll automatically
advance to one of the participating blogs.

Can I go back and view the ideas for a 

previously featured die?

Of course! Go to Eileen Hull's blog and find the 

Fresh Vintage Permalinks button on her "Blog Hops" page. 
It will bring up her blog posts where you'll find
direct links to each participating blog along with a 

thumbnail image of the project.

Happy Halloween Project Recipe: 
Designer Paper:  'Nature's Storybook' from Webster's Pages
Tools: Photo Album Scoreboard Die by Eilieen Hull for Sizzix,
Little Sizzles Mat Board from Sizzix, Big Shot
Embellishments:  'Moroccan' Metal Label Holders by Making Memories,
lace & pearl border & paper flower by Recollections, 
Honeydew bakers twine from The Twinery,
Glimmer Mist in 'brick' from Tattered Angels 
gem flourish by Zva Creative


eileen hull said...

Julie- this is just beautiful. So glad you could join us on the hop. I'm loving my twine!

monica brown said...

adorable! I really need to start a twine collection!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeee this!! GORGEOUS colors and loveeeeeeeeeeee the pear tag! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Brandi Barbara said...

Excited to become a new follower of your blog! Your album's theme is very classy and I was curious as to where I can get Glimmer Mist? It looks like it would be a great addition to my artist tote as well some fantastic twine!

karin@creativechaos said...

It's beautiful! Love the Honeydew twine. We have almost all the colors of Twinery twine at Paper Tales....love them all!

Kathy Mc said...

Julie, your album is gorgeous. Would be thrilled to win The Twinery Sampler Pack. I am a Follower of your blog!

Alisha said...

Your album is amazing, i have been a follower now for a while and you never let me down. Love all you do.

Fuchsia said...

What a beautiful piece of work !

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love it! Great job Julie!

Unknown said...

I love the look of this book. Bling, flowers, antique metal and twine...right up my alley. The twine on the bind is a great idea I never would have thought of.

Grace Hester Designs said...

Julie, you always do such great work! I love the Glimmer Mist - I played with it at the store and it didn't go so well. Then I saw a video that says you have to "commit" to the spray and press all the way down. I think that made the difference. :o) Thanks for sharing!

Margie said...

Your album is GORGEOUS!! Beautiful work!

Unknown said...

I loved your sample project! And I would love to win the twine - those colors are fabulous! I am having trouble with the follow button...I tried on Firefox and GoogleChrome and both said it can't find 'networked blogs'... hopefully when I post it will give me an option...

Unknown said...

yippee! the follow this blog button still didn't work but the 'follow' up at the top in my blog bar did! I'm now a follower!

Tamara said...

Oh that album is fab! So cute! Would love to win some twine! I need to get a sampler pack to play with! :)
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

*Alison* said...

WOW.. this is stunning.. that album is amazing.. your colors and style are so fun! hugs

famillemarleau said...

Gorgeous mini. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Unknown said...

cute album!

{VICKI} said...

great job

Marla said...

What a gorgeous album you created using this fabulous die. Thanks for sharing!!

Daniela Dobson said...

Beautiful! Love your colors!

Sue McRae said...

What an elegant album!

Jonathan F said...

Beyond gorgeous. OMG! You'd better guard that. I'm stealing it.

Lisa Elton said...

This is delightful Julie! Love the prety label and the yummy pear tag!!!

silvia said...

Gorgeous album!!! I LOVE the bling and twine on the album cover!

Rochelle Sodipo said...

Love it! niiiice!

Scrapacat said...

This is breath-taking. It looks so complex, but your photos make it so easy to follow. Beautiful embellishments! Thanks for a terrific idea - I can see this cropping up in my future projects!

Sarah said...

I loooove the gorgeous Honeydew colored twine and do believe my stash will not be complete until I buy some. Not to mention, this Sizzix die is now a must have on my list. Love the gorgeous book you created!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful album! I love these twine crafts

Kim said...

Gorgeous album!!! I became a follower.

Nitasha said...

Your album is just gorgeous!!! I'm already a follower of your rockin' blog!

ngj9600 at yahoo dot com

callyannc said...

Oh my heck! Super pretty! TFS CallyAnn (lovin the Honeydew too!)
new follower
would love for you to hop over and check out my blog!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful album I love love it. love how you made this album ant the embelishments are perfict and makes this a vintage album. you have done a great job. I havent tryed to make one yet but seeing your makes me want to make on. you chose the perfict twine. I love this /twine. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Kim H said...

Beautiful album, just love it. Thank you for sharing.

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

Great mini album and The Twinery twine adds that special touch!

Jody Spiegelhoff said...

Love your mini album cover & all the inspiration on your blog! I'm a follower by email too!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! This is fantastic what one little die can do! Your album is beautiful, so much detail! Thanks!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous album, and I am happy to see that they will go through my new Sizzix! The Twinery twine is fabulous, too!

Myléne Hillam said...

Great colour combination... the rusty red adds the perfect amount of colour to your elegant colour scheme. I love all the detail you included in your embellishments... especially the pear tag!

Martha galvez said...

I love this die, going on my list of things to get!! Great album! TFS! Already a follower....
HUGS- Martha

Create It Simply said...

Beautiful, as always! <3

Linda Carson said...

What a stunning album! Very creative and very inspirational! Love it!

Cheryl said...

Wow, gorgeous album! That's a pretty twine color. Thanks for sharing.

Rose Curtis said...

OMG... your album is gorgeous... I love it ... especially your lace border, soooo romantic!

Cindi McGee said...

So pretty - love all the special details!

Teri said...

Julie, This is beautiful! I will have to look for that die that you used to make this.

Riette said...

That is amazing!! An album like that would make great gifts. Lovely twine!

Anonymous said...

Julie, there sure are a lot of creative Julie's out there, and I am one of them!!!! I love this album, in fact I think this whole show, (program) is outstanding! such beautiful and creative minds working together make this program wonderful and thanks for doing this!!! julievannoy@rocketmail.com

Gretchen said...

So incredible, you rocked it! Love the border. :-)

Turnedgypsy said...

How fun....this is AWESOME I am so glad I happen upon your site.
new follower here


KimberlyRae said...

--->A M A Z I N G<---

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful album, Julie! And fantastic tutorial!!

Anonymous said...

Sooo pretty! The embellishments really take this over the top, from the tag to the flower. Who knew it was so easy to make a custom album with a Sizzix die? Brilliant!

Jen Goode said...

so very pretty, I love the pearl and lace accents!

handmade_cass said...

Thank you for sharing this album and what a fun hop!

Unknown said...

Beautiful album, love all that bling!

Kreative Studios said...

That is a gorgeous album!!

Sherrie said...

Lovely project! Love the twine too! The pearl flourish is such a pretty accessory!

Dawn L said...

Very inspiring and beautiful!

Xavier said...

so very pretty, I love the pearl and lace accents!

Mike said...

So pretty - love all the special details!