Saturday, January 28, 2012

Love is in the Air Blog Hop!


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Love is in the Air blog hop hosted by Paulette from Around the Block with Scrapalette! Paulette is such an awesome person, whom I've had the fortune to meet in person.  She's got a smile you can't resist! 

Hopefully you arrived here from Deb. If you didn't, or if you are just arriving here yourself, you can go to Around the Block with Scrapalette to start at the beginning of the hop. 

All of our projects are all about love and Valentine's Day. My project is a coloring book to give to my daughter on Valentine's Day.  It is tailor made just for her!  


Warning: lots of pictures below!  I'm going to share with you how I made this.  


First I decided on using the Paisley cart.  A lot of the cuts on this cart already have hearts worked into them.  For other cuts, I replaced a flower or something similar with a heart.  I used my Gypsy for this.  I placed all of the layers together on my mats and used my Cricut Markers to "cut" them.  This is how the blackline of the image is created.  



Here is my Cricut Expression "cutting" the images.

And what it looks like after one set is finished being drawn:

All of the pages I cut:

All of the pictures are from Paisley, somewhere between 3 and 4 inches, whatever I could get to fit in a 4x6 space.  The four phrases are from the Sugar and Spice Lite cart. 

The next step was to score all of the pages at 1/4 inch on both sides of the page.  This is so that the pages can turn freely after they are bound into the book. 


Next up, get my YourStory Photo out of the box for the first time!  :)  And yes, I bought it on launch day hmm... I think 2 Novembers ago???  LOL!  This thing is so simple to use!  And it's fast!  Here is my album being bound: 


Here are some pictures of the pages inside the album.  Scoring the pages really did help the book to stay open, a huge plus since this is a three year old that is going to be coloring in it!  


The first page with her name drawn from Birthday Bash at 1".  She is loving spelling her name right now so I thought this would be a great first page!


 And the last page with a message from Mom... 


For the cover, I cut out the elephant at 3.75" with all of his layers.  My daughter's favorite color is green so I worked that in there with the envelope!  Lastly, I put it all together.  The ribbon was in my stash from the Target Dollar Spot once upon a time. 




I really hope you enjoyed my project.  It's made for a three year old to handle and color in and toss around!  :)  As a thank you for stopping by, I'm giving away this blog candy: 

For a chance to win, please leave a comment below.  Be sure to leave a way for me to get in touch with you if you are the winner!  You do not have to be a follower to win but I would sure love it if you were! 

Thanks for hopping by and now hop on over to Carolyn!  Bye!

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61 comments:

  1. This is such a cute project ! I can just imagine how my kids would LOVE a book like this. Thanks for the inspiration !! Your daughter will love it !
    Anna
    ann2236@juno.com

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  2. This is super cool! I'm so glad to see a project using the Your Story. I've been wanting one of them and this has sold me on it!!! Great project!

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  3. What a wonderful project! This will be a fun Valentine gift!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com
    cccscraproom@windstream.net

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  4. This is such a cool project! I just love all the pages inside, what a neat idea. Perfect gift for Valentines Day!

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  5. This is a terrific Valentine's gift! I would never have thought of it - thanks for providing such detailed instructions. After finishing this comment, I'll be sure to become a follower!

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  6. This is a super cute project!

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  7. Michele - oh my goodness I so need to do this. This is a GREAT idea. How fun to make a coloring book. I never even thought about making that. I love my Your story - and should do this. Thanks for the cute and I mean cute idea and book. Love that little elephant.

    Great job.

    Terri

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  8. What an awesome project- I think I may try and make one for my niece! rlovew1976 at yahoo.com

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  9. Great coloring book, and your daughter is going to love it! I may have to scraplift your idea for my grandson.

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/
    HappyScrapper64@bex.net

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  10. What a creative way to make a coloring book! I know I'll be doing this for my daughters soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. This book is soooooooo cute! I wish my children were younger. I'm waiting for grandchildren. I can't wait to make one of these. Toooo cute! Thank you for sharing!
    kathy21361@yahoo.com

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  12. What a great idea! Your daughter will love this and have great fun coloring. I think I will "lift" this idea for my youngest granddaughter. Thanks!

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  13. What a cute little book! I love it! :)

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  14. So cute!! What a great idea!!

    Brenda Z.

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  15. This is a great idea! I'm inspired to make one for my granddaughter, thanks!

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  16. Great idea! My granddaughter is constantly asking me to print pictures for her to color!

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  17. Cute and really nice to see a project with Your Story.

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  18. This is such a neat idea! I bet your little girl will love it and it's a wonderful keepsake for you as well!

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  19. Oh, this is a great project. I want to color in it! Loved the fact you used your your story.

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  20. Cute project and tutorial! TFS.

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  21. Very cute millierose651@aol.com

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  22. Very cute! I'm sure your daughter will love it.

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  23. Thanks for a neat idea for a project using the YourStory Photo. I love seeing what others are doing with it. I've been thinking about doing an activity booklet for birthdays or for a child that is in the hospital. You did a good job with yours. Thanks.
    pjballew at gmail dot com

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  24. That is such a neat idea!! thanks for sharing!!

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  25. What a great idea, it would be great just to take on the road. Thanks I will be makeing these.

    dah61@hotmailc.com

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  27. Such a cute coloring book! What a great idea.

    greatful4kayali at yahoo dot com

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  28. Oh how cute wish my kids were still young so that I could make this for them. TFS

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  29. What a great coloring book, I'm sure daughter will just love it. Paisley is such a fun cartridge.

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

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  30. what a cute idea. i just got a your story for christmas but haven't used it yet. maybe i'll "borrow" your idea and make a book for my grandchild. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  31. What a super cute idea! Love it! I have to confess that I've had my markers for a long while and I haven't even opened them yet :-) I think I need to give them a try!

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  32. Oh my gosh Michele-look at you rocking all those ProvoCraft products_Wooooo Hoooooo! Too cute :-)

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  33. Wow - this is such a cute gift idea for a little girl! Love it!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  34. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

    Mona
    monaarmstrong@hotmail.com

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  35. what a great idea I have little grandaughters that would love this,
    Kim Sirak
    rubbergal@yahoo.com

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  36. lovely book.
    tacyn@comcast.net

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  37. Very cute! A great idea for a gift too. I need to break those markers out again. :)
    :)Khrista
    khristamcbride @ comcast.net

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  38. That is so cute, I bet your DD will LOVE it. Awesome idea.

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  39. love the book! I have been wanting to do something like this! My nephew is into super heros at the moment and it would be a great theme for him! and, I havn't used my your story for binding yet either! Thanks for sharing! stefanichastain@hotmail.com

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  40. Great idea...thanks for sharing
    .gail
    g_fessler@msn.com

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  41. Love it! Maybe I can take some inspiration from you and make some pages for my niece and nephew. Thanks for sharing. tiffany71690 at gmail dot com.

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  42. Adorable coloring book.
    Email in profile.

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  43. Great idea. the mini album also looks like a child dictionary.
    marg0006@verizon.net
    Loving Scrapper101

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  44. Love it~ I wouldn't have thought of it, but I have the supplies to do it! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Awe!! So cute and loving the elephants!! So perfect for your 3 yr old!
    Beverly at jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  46. What a great project. I'm totally scrap lifting this. I might even use my Your Strory for the first time. Thanks for the tip about scoring the pages before binding.

    Sherrihend@hotmail.com

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  47. Love your cute little project. I don't have anyone small enough that would love a coloring book but will keep this in mind for other things. Thanks for sharing!
    jjlarson@nvc.net

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  48. What a super cute idea!!! My granddaughter would love this. I have a Your Story that is just begging to be used and this would be a great way to use it!
    Tracy
    http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

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  49. Michele, your book is just adorable. I'm sure your sweet Ashlyn will love it!!! TFS! :-)

    Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy! :-)

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  50. Ooops, I was so taken w/ your project, I forgot to add my info:- linda2222@shaw.ca :-)

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  51. What a sweet idea! Your daughter is going to love her special present! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  52. Oh my gosh, what a fantastic idea!! I bought the YourStory last year and haven't taken it out of the box yet, along with the Cricut pens that have never been opened!! What a fun project I can make for my boys for Valentines day - thanks for the inspiration!!

    Kimberli
    kimbean20 at gmail dot com

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  53. I am so going to have to scraplift this coloring book for my 3 year old niece!! You did such a fantastic job. I knew there was a reason I bought those Cricut markers. LOL

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  54. What a great idea! My nieces and nephews would love something like this. You have gotten a new follower. :)

    Gina
    greenie8705 at gmail dot com

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  55. OMG I had to leave u a comment.....GREAT book my daughter's name is also Ashlyn she would love to get a book like that thanks for the inspiration!! smlbugg@yahoo.com

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  56. love the coloring book! New follower!

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  57. That is just too cute! What a nice present from mom. New Follower!
    T dot Costantini@comcast.net

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