Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer Fun Blog Hop - Day 1

It's time to get ready for Summer! So I gathered up some of my favorite crafting friends to help me get ready for this great summer season!! So grab you favorite comfy chair, flip fops, and iced tea and get ready to hop with my friends. I do have a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to... be eligible for my blog candy you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment. If you came here from Patricia's Blog you are on the right track! If you have started here at my blog, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.

This hop runs from June 3rd and 4th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!

My project for today is a super fun Flip Flop Mini Album!

This album was inspired by a kit my good friend Betsy bought. We were cropping at Michael's and I decided I was gonna grab a pair of flip flops and make myself one! I also grabbed a sheet of poster board and the Recollections Girly Girl paper stack.

I actually used the template from Betsy's kit to design mine but you could easily make your own by tracing the flip flop and then cutting it just inside your like, buy a 1/4 inch or so. Then just figure out how you want to connect them. I just left paper tabs in between but you could also use ribbon or what ever else you can think of!

Because the paper is busy I figured I would just use simple photo mats when I add my pictures. Summer is just beginning here so I thought I would print photos as I go through out the summer!

The little butterflies are actually Flip Flop adornments that Michael's also sells. They just tie on with a lace. Then I added foam letter stickers, tied it shut with a piece of ribbon and done! Once I had the pattern down this took me about an hour tops to assemble. I do also want to mention that I adhered the pages to the flip flop with SUPER strength ATG tape but at home I think I would have to use a liquid adhesive (since I don't own the framer's ATG). Hope you like today's project!

Become a follower and leave me a comment to be entered to win some sweet blog candy! One comment per person, shipping to the US only. When you're done, hop along to Mickie's Blog to check out her amazing project!

Our Line up....

1. Robin -

2. Rachelle -

3. Suzanne -

5. Patricia -

6. Mandie -

7. Mickie -

8. Deborah -

9. Tristan -

10. Monica -

11. Christine -

12. Carla -

13. Shawnee -


Amanda said...

Cute!! TFS!

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ScrappingStephanie said...

Your flip flop mini is just adorable. What a great idea. I like that you will have this on hand, and print pics as you take them over the summer and put them right into the album. It prevents the procrastination us scrappers tend to do. Can't wait to see the rest of the hop. I am already a follower of your blog.

Josie0602 said...

This is so cute! My niece would love it!! She is flip flop crazy!!

Suzanne said...

So cute. What will people think of next. Yours came out great.

Lillian Child said...

Your flip flop project is just too dang cute! Fabulous creativity!

- said...

What an awesome project. Had never thought of using actual flip flops for the outside of a mini album. GREAT job!!

shersl84bed said...

That album is so cute and summery, thanks for sharing.

Smiles Sher

Kim said...

LOVE YOUR Mini Album! I am already a follower! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

kimnsammy at gmail dot com

Sandy..... said...

This is super cute, I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing,

Creative Diva said...

This is super cute. I never would have thought of this. Glad to be part of this hop with you.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

mjblahnik56 said...

Love your flip flops. Showed it too my grandaughters they loved it.
Am a follower.

Lisa said...

This is just too adorable! I love flip-flops! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm a new follower :)

Rachelle said...

Oh My Gosh Mandie,
This is so adorable!

Peggy A. said...

super cute! :)


I am Canadian so please repick if your choose me. I wanted to leave a comment and tell you how great of a job you did, it's a really cool idea!!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow so beautiful!!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot

Sandi said...

Ingenious idea! Love it!

Sue D said...

This is an adorable idea! I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Cute project!

jennyplace2 said...

Such a cute and different mini album. TFS!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This is so CUTE!!! tfs! I'm a new follower! -Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @

joydee1963 said...

Your album is cute! I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Trisha said...

Wow what a clever idea to use a real flip flop for an album. Love it. TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Polly said...

woaooooo que mini tan genial ese diseƱo esta muy creativo, me encanta la sandalia y los adornitos.

scrappinC said...

How cute is this! What a awesome idea, my nieces would love these little mini album.
Thanks for the great idea and the fun blog hop.

Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Lori said...

hey, THOSE look familiar!

Carla said...

That Mini Album is so cute. I love it!!! Almost as much as I love wearing flip flops. Thanks for sharing!!!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your flip flop mini album.
Katsews at gmail dotcom