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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Make it Monday!

I am so excited for this week's Make it Monday post!!!!!  But first, don't forget this is an OPEN paper challenge!  Do you plan on using paper for a project this week???  Then link it up at Make it Monday for a chance at our fabulous prize...from our amazing sponsor Cupcake Cards and Crafts!



In addition, we have  a special sponsor!  Visions of Sugarplums...Lori Hairston and Lisa Minchler (funniest woman alive...don't try to drink coffee while reading her posts...just trust me on this one) are co-hosting a blog hop together!
* Lori is gifting a $20 Visa Card to a winner at MIM who comments on her VOSP links and mentions that they came over from MIM. 
Winner will be announced on regular post day at MIM.

There will be many other opportunities for prizes, but in order to win the gift offered by Lori at MIM, participants MUST comment on her links and mention MIM, but they are also free to play along with all the other links as well.
 

Ok, back to the post (lol!).  While commenting last week, I ran across this Christmas Mini Envelope Book Tutorial from Sarah's Little Snippets.   It was AMAZING!  I was going to create a calendar for Grandma B (shhh, don't tell anyone!  Lol!) but when I saw this, I changed my mind!  So here is my creation:

 This is the front...

 Open it and each page is a month with a birthday calendar and adorable picture inside!
 


 This is the side and back...
And of course we took December because we're just so fabulous!  ;D
 
And this fabulous book was created with envelopes!!!!  Seriously, check out Sarah's tutorial!  It's amazing!  I have to make one for my mom now!  So much FUN!
 
Now for my POTW, an utterly stunning creation...simple yet fantatsic...from Angela at Just Monkeying Around...
 
 I just love it!!!!!
 
So, get paper happy and come join us at Make it Monday this week!  And happy DECEMBER!!!!



18 comments:

Chrissy said...

Fantastic ablbum Rene, such a wonderful idea and gift...now I want to make one...better the than the one I have made..[will show later...when all the ooo's and ahhhs have died down from seeing yours..lol..]really gorgeous...and love your POTW..as you said..simple but fantastic.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.... Rene, your album is fantastic! Love all the patterned paper you used and the great photos. Love your POTW, too... :)

Shirley-anne said...

hello Rene .
What a perfect gift idea for a nanna .
A useful and beautiful desktop addition .
Angela's card is a stunner , I agree .
Shirley-Anne

Marjorie said...

This is just Magical!!!! I love it Rene, it's something I have wanted to do for ages, but didn't know where to start. Will be popping over to Sarah's for a look!! Just Beautiful hun:)..
Love your pick for this week too!..love snowmen lol!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Sonia said...

Hi Rene
You did an amazing project, love it!
Great JOB! Thanks for your inspiration.
-Sony

lalkygirl said...

Wow what a fab project ,I bet it will be treasured for years to come...love it
Tracey x

Lisa S. said...

This is wonderful Rene and what an awesome present to give Grandma. :) She'll love it and I'm so happy you shared it. Your POTW is great too! Hugs

Pia S said...

What a great project! The perfect personal Christmas present for those who have got everything!

Angela said...

Awesome scrapbook calendar...it will surely be treasured for years to come!

Thank you for the mention of my card...I had a fun time making it!

Christa said...

That book looks great ! And a very lovely card. Hugs , Christa.

MiniOwner said...

Your album is amazing!
Sue x (MiniOwner Make it Monday #37)

Kelly Neis said...

I love your album, it is really pretty and full of love. I love the big photo of one of your daughters with the leaf how clear and sweet is that. She will cherish this gift.
I see you like Lisa also, she is a hoot. It is fun to see what she comes up with everyday!
Hugs
Kelly

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Rene, this is beautiful! and what a great idea to turn it into a calendar!! I love it :)
Thank you for the shout out :) I'm glad you liked my tutorial. Sorry I haven't been to visit you sooner...I've been desperately getting things ready for the school craft fair and blogging has been relegated to the bottom of the list :( I'd love to put a link to your calendar in my blog post if that's ok with you? Sarah xxx

Lisa M said...

Shut the front door!!! OMG...envelopes??? That's crazy talk. I had the BEST time snooping on your pictures Rene. Those are ADORABLE and look how HOT you are in that family photo. LOVE that!! I'm like a slug these past few days and I apologize for taking soooo long to get my butt over here, but I promise, mum is the word. If I see grammy in town, I won't udder or is that utter, I get those confused..a word! She's gonna freak! So cute!
Your POTW too...how smart is Angela..that's adorable. :)
hugs to you,
your MO friend,
xx
p.s. I just spell checked and the correct choice would be utter. However, my udders are muzzled, so we're safe either way! ;) Bwahahahahaha...

Michelle said...

Hi Rene

Finally I'm here to comment on your fantastic album!

I have been busting to get here to see more photos since getting a preview of this fabulous project earlier in the week.

I love that it is made with envelopes, such a wonderful gift idea.

Your POTW is gorgeous.

Michelle :o)

julieprice3 said...

What a wonderful book, great way to display those photos, nicely done Rene
Hugs Julie P

Keti said...

Love your snowman card. SUch a cute image. Little red heart is perfect final touch.

Thanks for stopping by from MIM at my blog and leaving a beautiful comment.

Hugs from snowy Slovenia.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Rene such a fab album
Saw your link at MIM
Cheers
Dr Sonia