Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Day Three of the Sizzix and StencilGirl Blog Hop Featuring Eileen Hull Designs

I'm excited to be part of this fun week long blog hop featuring Eileen Hull and StencilGirl!

It's always fun to be able to combine a variety of products and techniques to create and today I'm doing just that!  I'm playing with a variety of StencilGirl stencils, Sizzix Die Cuts and Eileen Hull stamp designs.  You can see the full list of products I used, along with links below.

I decided to make a little memory album for a friend who just had to return her future dog guide puppy for her formal training as a Service Dog (SSD).





I started with the easel.  I used spray ink and the Curvy Ladder stencil.  I continued to layer on paint using different stencils and stamps, keeping to various blues. My final step was to add some white circles and random rub-on letters.









I used the Dots and Dashes stencil as the initial layer on the memory book cover, layering Bubbles stencil over it. The inside covers were done with the Inside Out stencil and off prints using the Dots and Dashes again. The accent pieces were painted with a brush and then I doodled on them using permanent black and white pens.  



I repurposed a piece of scrapbooking paper to create the accordian centre binding that holds the pages in the book (Sissix provides a PDF showing you how to assemble the album).
The inside pages of the album were cut from my collection of Gelli printed, marbled and painted papers.
It was fun selecting the photos to used in the book.  I had them printed at a Kodak kiosk for a great price.  This is a really freeing exercise since you can go ahead and cut up the photos, knowing that they can be worked around other features on the page. Some pages invited a bit of hand lettering to comment on the images.

And, when closed and in the easel, I think it would look really cute on a mantel or shelf!



Products Used:


GIVEAWAY
StencilGirl will be giving away one 
stencil per day, randomly chosen from 
comments left on all blogs participating that day.

Deadline for comments is Sunday, August 24th @ at 11:59PM Central Time
Good Luck!

Blog Hop Stops for today:
StencilGirl Talk
Jennifer Priest
Linda Kittmer-You are here
Tracy Evans
Rina Gonzales
Evgenia Petzer

If you missed the earlier blog stops in the week, check back in at StencilGirl Talk for the entire week's links.  Have fun!

60 comments:

  1. Great mini album! And to make a easel to hold it.....bonus!
    Great job!

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  2. Все цвета радуги! Красиво!

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  3. What a cute project - love seeing anything that involves people's pets.

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  4. The little holder you created is a delight and I love the album and I bet your friend will be thrilled with it too!

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  5. Oh Linda!! This is just darling!! What a sweet gift for your friend! I love the easel and all of the beautiful colors and combo of stencils- most of all- love those photos! ")

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  6. The more I see the mini album die used the more I want to get it. It is out of stock on most places I looked. Very nice album!

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  7. That's such a sweet gift for your friend...and gorgeous too. LOVE the bright colours.

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  8. What a gorgeous little memory album and I love the fabulous holder too!

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  9. I love how this book was made, that accordion thingie is really cool.

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  10. Darling album, Linda. I know your friend will treasure it. So sweet of you:)

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  11. Wow. It's so colorful, bright, sunny. I loved it. Full of love

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  12. is a super fun projects, with an amazing colors!!!

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  13. that is a really sweet memory book. How hard it must be to love them and give them away but for a good cause. I've missed your posts so good to see you again. candy

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  14. Fabulous mini album, and I loved that easel too, thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Love your colorful mini!! TFS
    Dolly/aka scrapthat/scrapscrapthat

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  16. Darling album, sweet gift for a friend.

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  17. What a super fun album full of bright colors and wonderful stenciled patterns. Your friend is going to be thrilled when she receives this album! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. What a great memory book. Very colorful. Thanks for sharing the links to all the supplies you used. I just might have to try out this mini book die.

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  19. Love the album colors! Need the easel... :)

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  20. That is so darn cute! And what an amazing gift for your friend. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  21. Awww sweet doggie mini :) Love the stand as well!

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  22. Love the idea of an accordian book and its given me an idea of what to do for my son's 40th

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  23. Great project. I've been looking at the easel die and now I know what to do with my gelli prints :)

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  24. Beautiful Linda. I love the album!

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  25. That is such a great idea! And your project turned out beautiful! I'm sure it's going to be a great treasure as well.

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  26. What a lovely gift! Great integration of all the products and the colors are fantastic!

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  27. Wow, this is a really unique set! Love the easel. What a nice friend you are to make her the album for while her dog is gone. Thank you for sharing!

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  28. Love the shape of the stand - so different but very elegant. The album is great.
    The two together make a great decorative piece.
    thanks for sharing.

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  29. Your friend will be ecstatic when she sees this! so very fun and cheerful love your choice of stencils The mini album is Fantastic

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  30. What a fabulous gift - I love it!

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  31. great mini album. thanks for the inspiration...x

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  32. Wow, I love both projects here. And of course that great cover on your book. I need a stand like that too!

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  33. The dogs are sweet and the idea is fantastic -- you did a beautiful job; thanks for sharing!

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  34. Cute AND clever project, Linda. Love your cute doggie:)

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  35. Great album and I really like the easel - great way to display it :o)

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  36. Absolutely wonderful mini album. The colors are fantastic!

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  37. I love the binding you chose for the book and, of course your colors...bea

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  38. Great use of all those addictive gelli prints! Cute puppy too:) Thank you for sharing your project with us.

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  39. What a GORGEOUS gift, Linda!
    Love all the vibrant and brilliant colors! :)

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  40. Wow...what a wonderful album and what a lucky friend. Thanks for the chance.

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  41. What great projects. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. OMGoodness, what a special album for a special puppy! And the people who help raise these amazing animals are just as special! I Love Dogs!! Such a wonderful project to share for the SG/EH Blog Hop, Linda! Thank you for sharing! XOXO-Shari T.

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  43. Great project! Love the colors and the pics!

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  44. Linda I love that you made this for your friend. I hope the bright colors cheered her up and now she has some pics of the pup to remember him with... You used the products in such creative ways. I love your style!

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  45. What a cool project! Thanks for sharing it.

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  46. great mini of some awesome 4 legged friends. Very awesome colors.

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  47. Wow, great explosions of colour and a fun way to show off some great pics of your pets.
    Thanks for sharing your work! :)

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  48. That album really made me smile. So very colorful and inspiring. I have a lot of gelli prints just waiting to be stenciled upon. I already have a mini album in mind. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  49. Great album.Love the bright ,rich colours and the textures you achieved with the stencils.

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  50. OH my, LOVE the colors, awesome easel too. Every page looks like so much fun.

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  51. You've combined two of my favorite things, colorful art and dogs. Such a happy album. I'm sure your friend will treasure it!

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  52. Great project and fabulously bright colours xx

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  53. Inspired by all the stencils and projects, so appreciate the chance to win.

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  54. I like the binding and bright colors. Thanks for sharing this great book project.

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  55. What a wonderful gift! Love how colorful it is! WOnderful inspiration!

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  56. This is so beautiful. And what a special gift - I can't imagine how hard it must be to give up the dog, takes a special breed of people and pups for sure. xo

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  57. What a sweet and beautiful gift! I love the easel and all of the bright colors and combo of stencils. Great photos, too!

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  58. Linda, what an awesome gift. Great work as usual

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