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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Anything Goes Blog Hop

Welcome to the Anything Goes Blog Hop celebrating the one year Blog Birthiversary of our hostess Stephanie from Once upon a Paper. You should have come here from Michele from www.michelegreen.com. If not, you can start at the beginning of the hop at Once upon a Paper. Stephanie is celebrating her Blog Birthiversary with Seven Days of Giveaways so make sure you check it out each day for the next week.

 I have created an album for my daughter.  It is an album of the Taylor Swift concert we saw together this summer.  I felt that a couple page spread would not do it in our family album...so I decided to create an entire book.

One thing new was  using the Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks and blending solutions.  I created all the little flowers, etc. throughout the book.
It was really fun to experiment.  I didn't really know how to use them...but watched a couple of videos on YouTube and just tried it. I used glossy cardstock paper for the ink and then stamped images in archival ink.

Ok...I know these are sideways...but I couldn't get them to flip...I tried and tried...it is driving me nuts. 
I used the Hannah Montana Cricut Cartridge for this cute guitar. Sorry about it being upside down.Somebody tell me how I flip them.
These flowers were made using the inks...just used a slightly different ratio of colors.  I then stamped them with archival ink.  I love the Rock and Roll stamp.  I added a dew drop in the center of each flower.
Here is the guitar again...and I just added dew drops around the base. 
Outline of the guitar.

Obviously I am not going to post the entire album.  I hope if you have not tried using the alcohol inks you give it a try.  They were really fun. My daughter loved the album and will always have this to remember the fun we had that night.

Thank you for stopping by the next stop on the hop is Carla from OCD Scrapology @ http://ocdscrapology.blogspot.com/

In Case you get lost here is the rest of the line-up:

Stephanie from Once upon a Paper @ http://onceuponapaper.blogspot.com/

Kristi from Craftin’ on my Door @ http://craftin-on-my-door.blogspot.com/

Scraplette from Around the Block with Scraplette @ http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/

Renee from I Came, I Saw, I Created @ http://icameisawicreated.blogspot.com/

Michele from Green Girl Scraps @ www.michelegreen.com

Ali from Scrapping with Alicat @ http://scrappingwithalicat.blogspot.com/

Carla from OCD Scrapology @ http://ocdscrapology.blogspot.com/

Amber from My 3 E Scrapbooking @ http://my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com/

Cassie from Scrappin’ Palace @ 2 http://scrappinpalace.blogspot.com/


  1. I like the way your flowers turned out. I did something similar with SU inks a while back but the colors weren't as vivid.

  2. Thanks for the new technique demo. The colors are so vibrant! It's been great hopping with you!

  3. cute album, tfs
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  4. This is a great album. Love the flowers. very cool on the Taylor Swift Tickets, she looks so happy! What I do is when I am adding my photos in to my blog, when you search your computer and find the photo you want right click on it with your mouse (before you load it into your blog)it will give you options to rotate it there. then choose it for your download and there you have it. I hope this all makes sense.
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog right now

  5. It was a great idea to create a whole book for the concert! I like that you used the flowers throughout to make it continuous. Cute!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

  6. Fabulous LO's. Great memories. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  7. I absolutely love your idea of making an album as a remembrance of some special times with your daughter. Also, I am so glad to see someone else has issues when it comes to posting pictures. Loved yours. Thanks ever so much for sharing your creativity with us.

    Jacqy at http://luv2create4u.blogspot.com/

  8. Looks great! What a nice way to perserve that special memory! I'm sure you're daughter will treasure that album!

  9. Love those flowers
    Now a follower and I will be back to visit and see what else you create

  10. This layout is so cute! Your album is precious and I love your family pic too! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
    come on over:)

  11. What a great album. Your daughter will cherish it forever!!

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  12. My granddaughter also went to a Taylor Swift concert! I love the layout and I'm sure your daughter will cherish it forever!


  13. So cute! Your daughter will love it!


  14. Your layouts are so pretty. Love the colors. Thanks for the technique tip as well.

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