Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this months Blog Hop
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'
This month we have made some Mini Albums to share with you. If you have just stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane with Create-A-LatteWe would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.
So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

I took an empty Girl Scout Mint cookie box, ( I had plenty..just sayin') and cut the top and bottom flaps off. I cut the right side panel off, the nutrition info, because no one needs that.. LOL just kidding to make a book. I used a mountain/valley fold to make a binding on the left inside panel to hold 3 paper sacks (Hobby Lobby). I added Girl Scout paper to both the front and back inside covers, covered the sacks, and made tags for the sacks. I also put flaps on the right side of the sacks for more added places for photos/journaling or in this case, encouragement for the person that this is going to. I think she'll like all the secret places, and can add her photos of her troop. Take a look:

First page

With flap open
Next page
Flap open
Next page
flap open

The tags are decorated on both sides.
That's a lot of places for photos and keepsakes! I had the Cadette Girls at a recent Book Artist badge program make these and they used their favorite box of cookies. I hadn't decorated mine so they would have a clean slate and decorate theirs as they desired. Added a twill ribbon to both sides to tie it shut!

This month we have a wonderful Sponsor, Jessica Wilson with Close To My Heart, and she has a fantastic giveaway to share with you today. Jessica is giveaway a Close To My Heart Paper Pack called Lollidoodle.  
Jessica also has a wonderful deal running for the month of April for anyone that joins her CTMH Team in April will receive a Cricut Cartridge Collection of your choice for FREE with the purchase of your New Consultant Kit, that is a $99 value.
 The Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge Collection is available to any representative you sign up under. There are many around, and here.. I am  a consultant as well so if you're interested in being part of my team, the same offer is open to you as well! Just contact me!

Now  head on over to Jessica's blog: to see her project!

If you get lost along the way here is the entire 
line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.
3-  Miranda Enclade -
4- Cathy Derouche -

Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on. Try a mini-album!



  1. Very fun!! I am loving all the bright colors. You have some wonderful and inspiring idea's. Thanks for sharing.

  2. oh my! what a fantastic idea!!! absolutely adorable! that is thinking INSIDE the box that is still very different! love it!

  3. Talk about the neatest recyle ever!!!! I love take the cookie for the bestest idea for a mini ever and to think you get to eat lots of Girl Scout cookies in the name of crafting (LOL) You so rocked this challenge it's like out of the world!!!!
    Girl you are so clever, creative and talented WOWZERS!!! You really are the Super Girl. the Wonder Woman of it all!!!!!

  4. Beautiful mini! What a clever idea to reuse a cookie box. love me some Thin Mints ;)

  5. What a great reason to eat more thin mints!!!!! Love your clever use of the cookie boxes!! I remember reading that you make these with your girl scouts - super cool!!! I love how you embellished yours and included the tags!

  6. wowzah!! First of all, what a great way to recycle a box you would of just thrown out and yes, they do taste better when you don't know how fattening they are..LOL You did an amazing job with your mini.. I absolutely love it..

  7. What a great idea to use a Girl Scout cookie box, I love it. You did an amazing job as always.
    Robin L.

  8. What a cute idea and who doesn't love thin mints!


  9. What a great way to use the girl scout cookie boxes!!! I love this! super creative and fun!! thanks for sharing! loves-Scrappin Madge

  10. Love it...wat to recycle and create!!! probably enjoyed them cookies while you made!!

  11. What a fun way to reuse those empty cookie boxes - super cute mini album.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  12. Such a great idea! Now I'll never look at that box of cookies the same! TFS.

  13. What a great way to keep their projects coordinated. This was a fabulous project and so creative.

  14. Great idea and fun project. TFS

  15. This is super. I am sure it will be filled with wonderful memories.

  16. AWESOME mini!!!!!! As usual your ROCKED this project!!!!

  17. this is such an awesome mini, how fun!!! and... my favorite cookie in the whole world... lol

  18. so cute! I love how the pages flap open!


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