Saturday, February 5, 2011


If you arrived here from THE SCRAPBOOKING QUEEN, you are on the right track!
If not, CLICK HERE to start the HOP at the BEGINNING!

For my project, I made a desk or table-top Mini Accordion Album. 
I used cardstock GORGEOUS papers from DCWV The Vintage Collage Stack.
Heart and LOTS OF LOVE from Cricut Cartridge BIRTHDAY BASH on page 49 cut @3 3/4" using Recollections Color Core Papers.
SMILE and Lips also from BIRTHDAY BASH on page 28 cut @ 2 1/2" and again at 3" using same Recollections Color Core Papers.
Numbers all cut @ 2 1/2" and with Shadow feature
Number 1 page 21
Number 4 page 24
Number 3 page 23
Number 7 page 27
Here's a "scanned" view for more details:

Here is a silly picture of me and my husband, Tom, on Halloween 1988

Here is my favorite picture of us in Alaska 2010

And here is one of our wedding pictures, August 23, 1986

Wow!  What a trip down memory lane, huh?  I'm so thankful for my Tom.  I love him so much!  This has been a very special and fun blog hop for me.

Who wants some BLOG CANDY?!

I am so thrilled that PAPER PRETTIES is sponsoring my prize for this hop!
Paper Pretties is a full-service online crafting store.   We have many exclusive stamp lines, from elegant to whimsical, sweet to clever; there is something for every stamper in our Prettie Boutique!  In case you haven't heard yet, Paper Pretties has a BRAND NEW owner, Heather Lee-Reppen.  Now located in Madison, WI, we are pleased to offer you amazing customer service, faster and cheaper shipping, and a wider variety of stamping "must have" products to go along with all of our fun new stamps!! All orders are shipped within 24 hours.
 They are offering the "Timeless Love" set as the prize!!

All you have to do to win this blog candy is have a USA shipping address and leave a comment on this post.  You do not have to be a FOLLOWER to win, but I would love it if you were.

Your next stop is 

Hugs & Kisses,

Here is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost:






Sharon said...

This is awesome! Love love love the papers you used! Beautiful!! :)

Sharon said...

Here's my second comment and you know I'm a stalker, I mean follower!! :)

Lizzie Laine said...

Very pretty! Such a cute idea, and a very sweet message:)

thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Lizzie Laine said...

I am already a follower of your wonderful page!

JerseyJenn said...

So beautiful. Love the papers!

JerseyJenn said...

I am a follower. Here's my second post!

Debra said...

Beautiful project! TFS

Debra said...

I am a follower :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute, great papers!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

I am already a follower!

Kim said...

Love the Card!! Super Cute:)
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Kim said...

I'm a Follower:)
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Giselle said...

that card is so much fun, super cute. TFS! said...

How cool to see pictures from before and after!!! Nice card! said...

Hi Janis, you know I'm your follower!

Shawnee said...

Love the papers you used. Great mini album!


Little Frills said...

I love your project, very creative! I will have to try that myself.
littlefrills3 at yahoo dot com

Little Frills said...

I'm a follower btw....
littlefrills3 at yahoo dot com

Minta's Creations said...

Cute, cute cute card! Love it.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Minta's Creations said...

Heres my second comment..
I'm already a long time follower..
again, Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

Love your mini album, those papers are sooo pretty!!
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Unknown said...

What a wonderful card. Love the colors. TFS Already a follower. Love your work.
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

Kimmers said...

I'm a new follower, i really like your card. TFS!

kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

GiGi said...

Such a cute accordian book! I love the papers and all the wonderful pics you showed. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Donna said...

Janis, what a clever idea. Love the papers. thanks for the chance to win some candy

csparky61 said...

Great Card, beautiful. The pictures brought back lots of memories, I grew up in the same era.

Tanya said...

Love the papers!!! I also love looking back at old photos. TFS.

joni said...

So awesome!!! Love it!!! Your wedding hat looks like the same one I wore to my wedding in 87!!! TFS

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Julie Wasson said...

thanks for being a stop on the hop. You and your hubby are so cute

Kathy Starline said...

Your card is wonderful! I'm sure he will love it! Thanks for sharing!

Cathie w said...

awesome projects and loved you photo diary...TFS!!!

cathie said...

Very nice Project! TFS!!! Love your Halloween photo!!

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Rexann said...

I am a follower and have been for some time now!

ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Vicki said...

Love the mini-album. Thanks for all the instructions. I'm already a follower of your awesomeness. Thanks for the chance to win.

vwilson577 at yahoo.dom

Krystal said...

Thank you for the chance to win! :)

kreative_kris (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alex said...

awww janis, this is such a cute post and I love your project!

Paula said...

beautiful card thanks for sharing


SweetestJess85 said...

Love this idea...thinking I should make something like this for work!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize and also for posting!!

Kristin said...

Love the card. 143 is a big thing from my high school days ~ brings me back! lol

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Karen said...

what a great idea TFS!

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Meagan said...

This is an awesome project. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!


Ashley said...

I love your accordion idea. It is so cute!!

ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Lovely project. Have to say i really had to look twice at the halloween photo of you, on the small one you really looked like my aunt =)

Hugs from Lilli =)
l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com

liz at liz's paper loft said...

oh so pretty! I just love it!
liz :o)

Gabriela Sandoval said...

Love the card and the photos


Unknown said...

Love your projects. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower.

Sally said...

I really love your post...I think I may "borrow" the idea for this year. Valentine's Day is my grandma's 91st birthday and would love to do something like this with her Great Grandchildren's pictures!!

Thanks for sharing!


Amanda said...

Awesome!! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

CeltikGirlCreations said...

I love paper crafts like the accordian album you made! These kind of things can make nice table centerpieces!! Thanks for sharing!!

Unknown said...

I love the papers you chose for your mini, and thoes pictures are priceless!~

My Lil' Bits said...

Love the minii album it's so cute. And I enjoyed the trip down memory lane too! Love the 2010 pic, it's so sweet! Thanks for sharing :)


Mary said...

Beautiful mini album. I love the little memories written into it.

mary3mom at yahoo dot com

scrapperbecka said...

Love your mini album, that is a great idea. Do you make them from scratch or do you buy them.

Jennifer said...


I love your accordion album!!! :) What a sweet way to record your memories!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Kopperhead said...

I've got to make that accordian album, love it.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Janis--this is sweet. I like the papers.
KristaInMN at gmail dot come

Terry said...

I love that you made an accordian mini album! It's funny how wedding styles have changed over the years and how young we looked!

grannyjuju said...

very cute i love the flowers

Michelle said...

love the book. I gave my husband a scrap book for our first annivarsary. Great idea.
Thanks for Sharing!

Glenda said...

Such a great project---Love it!! Love all the cute pics too! Thanks for sharing!

Simply AJ said...

Your album is beautiful! I love that paper! Thanks for sharing your memories. AJ -

Cards and Crafts by Sheree said...

Wow...such a gorgeous album! I love that paper stack! You did a great job, sweetie....many many hugs to you!

Lynn said...

very nice, thanks for sharing. just ordered this cart cant wait to use it.

nygator94 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Love your accordion album..very clever....thanx for the inspiration..:)


Brenna said...

thanks so much for sharing the photos! they are awesome!! I also lvoe your fold out card! super cute!
thanks for sharing

Anna said...

Great Album. Thanks for sharing it and your pictures with us. I am so enjoying the blog hop.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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annadowdy at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Love your album, of course! :) And those pictures of you and your hubby - just awesome!! :)

jennyplace2 said...

Love your project, so many wonderful details. I do live in Canada, so do not include this comment in your draw, but I had to let you know how much I like your craftin.

Heather said...

Great album!!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Regina said...

Cute album but I really think the pictures of you and your hubby are the best.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful trip down your memory lane! I love your mini-album...such a meaningful gift! I love your blog--and am a follower! tahnks for sharing! ksjennings at gemail dot com and/or

Celeste B. said...

Beautiful job, Janis!!! I love the pics too!!!! :) I'm sure you already know this, but I love your work!! Thanks for the chance! :)

Saundra said...

Hi Janis! You project is beautiful! I love seeing all the pictures of you and your sweetheart. :)

Saundra :)

Anonymous said...

I love the album =) very creative! TFS! Love the pics you posted of you and hubby!



Unknown said...

OMG Janis. I LOVE your project. I have been wanting to do a table top mini for a long time. I totally have to lift this. I think this is something so sweet and special to have out and close by. It is a reminder everyday of why you love the person. Can you just tell me how you got the other stuff on there. Did you use the computer to type the text out? Also where did you get that adorable heart with the arrow going through it? Sorry if I am being a pain..if you have time shoot me an e-mail....:) Thanks for sharing such a great project, I am totally inspired!


Anonymous said...

Great project--very trendy! I enjoyed being in the hop with you!
your newest follower,

Dawn, RI said...

great accorian album, its put togher very nice. Dawn RI

Christine said...

Very nice. TFS

Heather said...

Janis, thanks for sharing part of your life withus. I wihs you & Tom many, many more years of happiness. The album is so cute! LOVE it!!!

Big hugs, Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

Raven B said...

WOW girl not only are the pictures SUPER AWESOME but that project is fabulous. I love the vintage feel of it. :)

Anonymous said...

~ What a great mini album! Love the colors and details.

~ * I'm in Canada so please don't enter me for the giveaway *

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Email: QC Kelsey
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Bunnyfreak said...

Cute mini! Love the photos of you and your hubby.
username at yahoo dot com

Melia said...

I love seeing the pictures through the years. great project, adn awesome blog candy


Susan L said...

That is so pretty and I love the pics :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful hop!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

pigs cricut said...

love the idea

Angela said...

Love your layouts and the colors are so bright! TFS!!!

Angela said...

This is my second post...I am a follower!

Imogene said...

I love your card!!!
am a new follower''
Imogene Walker

Leah said...

I love your pictures. Pictures like that are just so precious.

Becky Dunham said...

This is beautiful Janis! I love the pics of you and your hubby - my wedding anniversary is just about 8 months after yours - June 1987. Funny how different we looked back then huh? And I can't believe it has been that long - I don't feel like it. Thanks for sharing these memories!

SherriC. said...

so pretty , i love your albun, and the pics of you and your hubbie,,,TFS!!!!
I am already a follower
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Monica said...

This is awesome. I love all the paper you used. I love going down memory lane. Thanks for sharing all these pics.

simplycricutting at gmail dot com

jessica said...

beautiful! Thanks for a new follower :)

JeNn said...



Tammy Sue said...

What GREAT pictures and projects

Darlene said...

what a great album! TFS

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Sue in CT said...

Love the album and the walk down memory lane with you.
susanslomski at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

I love the papers that you used. It came out great.



LesleyfromWI said...

Cute and I love the papers that you used. I love all the photos. Fun to look at! I am already a follower!!

Debican said...

These a such preciouse picturs. Thanks for sharing them. Hugs, Debi

Kathryn said...

Fantastic project!!! Love the papers. TFS

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Kathryn said...

I am already a follower.

wamfamily at surewest dot net

Lisa Norris said...

That is just SUCH a cute idea! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Kris in Alaska said...

Love your mini album idea! Especially since it all relates to the years you've had together! Very sweet!
Off to the next blog!
Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lillian Child said...

Great projects and WHAT fun pics! Fabulous!

I just discovered your blog and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

Trisha said...

Your mini album is wonderful. Love all the papers and everything. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

karensk said...

Really cute will have to make one. I am a follower.
Thanks for sharing,
karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Tanya said...

Awesome project, love mini's!!

Tanya P.
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Jeannie said...

Cute project and love the paper.

Anonymous said...

Such sweet pictures of you and your sweetie! Love the creativity in all of your designs, too!

jcinokc said...

Love your album. It is so pretty. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

Carla said...

I've just gotten into mini albums and I loved yours. How wonderful that you are still as in love with your Hubby as you were from the start.

Scrappy Jackie said...

I love being your follower... What a great "love" story you have! My husband and I first held hands... in 9th grade on February 11, 1988 and got engaged... February 11, 1993. That is our specail sappy day! Thanks for the hop! pjritsema at gmail dot com

Dina said...

very pretty! love the colors! Dina

Joe Rotella said...

Love the owl card! Too cute!

Robin's Crafting Creations said...


Anniebee said...

Charming mini... love the paper! Love the pics of you and your hunny bunny too. You're so cute together! This is a fun hop. I'm glad I found it!

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

AJoy said...

Janis, very cute card and an awesome sentiment. You should have a special stamp made.

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The Country Life said...

So sweet!! It is so nice to have pics from all those memories you made together!! TFS!! (

Tiffany said...

Cute project! So excited to start following you!!!

Thanks for Sharing

VinDeeLoo said...

Oh how cute. I loved seeing you pics.

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pennykitz said...

Wow what amazing projects, I love your work. I love to see two people in Love, it is warming to my heart. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

great project, thanks for sharing.

Katsews at gmail dotcom

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I am a new follower.

Katsews at gmail dotcom

brittmartin0910 said...

Your project is so cute. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

Scrappin' Sista said...

Your album is so neat. Love the papers. The pictures are great and what a wonderful trip down memory lane. TFS and the chance to win.

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Charlotte said...

Janis, This is so pretty. I love the papers you used. They are gorgeous.
The photos of you and your husband are so cute!