Saturday, December 04, 2010

Mini blog hop!!!

Good Morning! It's Day 3 of the Imaginisce Christmas Inspiration.

Welcome to this mini blog hop that Liz Qualman & I are doing today! We're so excited that you've stopped by our blogs and the Imaginisce blog.

As you saw from the post on the Imaginisce blog today we're the guest DT bloggers and we've got a special theme for our projects.

Could you figure it out from our little "teasers" over there? No? Oh come on ... give it another try!!

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Well, our theme is MITTENS.


I decided to create an album in the shape of a mitten. I drew out the pattern on chipboard and used this as my template for every page. YES!!! I HAND_CUT EVERY PAGE!!! (crazy I know! But I didn't have that shape on any of my Cricut cartridges nor did I have a pre-made album handy ... so I did what I could).

I made this album to hold memories of each day in December from the 1st to the 24th! It can be a busy month with so many activities and I wanted to keep a record of them. It's basically like the December Daily that Ali Edwards has created and that so many scrapbookers are enjoying creating right now.

I used the Cottage Christmas collection and it worked perfectly.
Here's a look inside at the first few pages that I've completed so far.

We always start off the month with an advent calendar.
Of course this holiday season wouldn't be right without my favorite Starbucks drinks!!! Yummy!!
Some Christmas decorations starting to be put up. (yes, I was a bit slow this year).
And this brings up to today. I used an acrylic page for #4 - I'll be adding another piece of patterned paper for some pictures I want to add of us cutting down our christmas tree & decorating it.

Now you need to head on over to Liz's blog to check out her creation and then back over to Imaginisce blog and leave a comment for your chance to win an AWESOME PRIZE!! An ENTIRE collection of Cottage Christmas!!!! You'll love it!!!

Plus, I want to make not that you must stop over at Teresa Collins blog as well because she has an awesome giveaway today and she's going to be sharing some of the things she loves about the i-rock tool!!! (I won't tell you what 'cause that would spoil the surprise so you'll just have to use your IMAGIN-ation!!! ;))

So go on ... get Hoppin!

164 comments:

  1. OMGoodness Cari....this is gorgeous. I love it. TFS :)

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  2. This is sooo gorgeous..love the colors, and you cut each page by hand? that is insane..but awesome!

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  3. Super cute mitten album! You ought to get a reward for all that hand cutting. :)

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  4. Gorgeous mini album! That hand cutting was worth it. :)

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  5. I love the mittens !!! Can't believe you had the patience to hand cut everyone of them...BRAVO !

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  6. that is an adorable mini album. Kudos to you for hand cutting each page!

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  7. This project is soo sweet and a great reminder, we CAN do things old fashioned (hand cut)! Love the starbucks, yum yum. I really like the message in this project to remember all the joys of the month, even when it gets crazy hectic.

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  8. I adore your minibook!!! And what a wonderful way to celebrate your holiday season.

    If only it would snow here more, so I could get away witha mitten book :)

    Fabulous job on the hand cutting too!

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  9. You cut each page by hand? Wow! You did a terrific job!

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  10. Super cute!! What memories you will have later in such a cute little book.

    Leigh

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  11. Love the mittens, they are precious, would have never thought to make a book out of them. Wonderful
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
    pammejo1@yahoo.com

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  12. How adorable! And what a great way to collect memories!

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  13. Such a cute idea! I love mittens and plan to add some to my Christmas layouts this year.

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  14. LOVE, love, love your mitten mini album. What a fun shapte to use. Thanks for sharing

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  15. Such a cute idea and project. (Boy, your hands must be tired.)

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  16. This is such a great idea. TFS.

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  17. This is sooo cute! Love the mitten idea. I just had to hand cut 60 chipboard trees a week ago, because I need a new Cricut mat. Your hands must be sore. lol

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  18. This is soo cute!

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  19. I don't do a lot of mini albums, but this one tempts me sorely - maybe will do for my granddaughters.

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  20. How awesome what a cute little mini

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  21. Super cute album! Love it! In awe that you hand cut all those pages though :)

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  22. Really cute advent mitten calendar!!!! I really love love love that Cottage Christmas Paper collection!!! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Joni
    arcocha@yahoo.com

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  23. What an adorable album and a great idea. TFS

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  24. Anonymous7:29 AM

    AWESOME ALBUM !!lOVE IT

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  25. your mini mitten album is adorable! And I love how thrifty your were by making the template yourself- that's my kind of crafting!

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  26. Love how this mini is in the shape of the mittens.

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  27. This is absolutely ADORABLE!!!
    - April W

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  28. I really love that idea. I think I'm going to make one since this is my daughter's first Christmas that she will actually know what is going on a little! Thanks!

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  29. Really cute mitten album!! I love the theme. Thanks for showing.

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  30. Cari - you totally rocked this project! I'll be your blog hop partner in crime any day of the week. Thanks so much for teaming up with me today :)

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  31. Hand cut - amazing! Love your mini mitten album.

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  32. that is just way too cute!

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  33. Mini albums amaze me and it seems they can be made of any shape...these are some especially cute mittens!
    Cathy S

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  34. I love it!! I can't believe you cut this by hand, but the results are adorable :O)

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  35. Very impressive cutting all that by hand. I live in a little town with the nearest craft store 1.5 hours away. Guess I need to stock up on generic supplies and then take your lead to change it to anything I need. TFS!

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  36. I think the mitten album is adorable, what a fabulous job!!

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  37. This little album is so cute!

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  38. I love this idea Cari! Kudos on all the hand cutting!

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  39. SO SO CUTE!

    -Kristin

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  40. Very cute journail and I couldn't agree more with you about Starbucks! I just enjoyed my first gingerbreadlatte of the season the other day. Yum-O!

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  41. Beautiful album!! For me, even with a pattern if I was hand cutting, by the end, the first and last one I cut would be very different!! Thank you for sharing!

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  42. What a fabulous album!!! I'm impressed that you hand drew the mittens and then cut them out--very talented!

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  43. I am amazed at your commitment to a great album! Hand cutting all of that would make me crazy : ) It turned out beautifully!

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  44. I love this - what a fantastic idea for a December daily!

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  45. That is super cute. Love it, would be a great idea for a recipe book for the holidays for a teacher. Too Cute!
    Thanks for sharing and for a mini hop.
    tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

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  46. Such a super cute Mittens Dec, Daily!! Love it!

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  47. This is sooooo darling! I can't believe that you hand cut all those pages!! Hopefully you treated yourself to a Starbucks when you finished!! lol!! Thanks for sharing your mini with us!
    barb :)

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  48. Lisa M (aka chipndalefan)10:40 AM

    I love it! The mittens are adorable. I think I have a die cut on my cricut that I can use to cut them out really quick! of course that wonderful Cottage Christmas paper would took wonderful on them! thanks for the inspiration!

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  49. HOw cute is this Cari. Love the mitten shape and the wonderful colors.

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  50. Love your mini mitten album!!!

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  51. This is one of the most adorable albums I have ever seen! And I am in awe that you did all the cutting by hand! Beautiful job!!! TFS!

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  52. I love the album! I just might have to add this to my ever-growing to-do list!

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  53. cute. I could see making one of those for sure

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  54. Such a cute mini album!! I love it!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  55. this is a beautiful book love the shape and the papers are lush xx

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  56. Love your mini album! Thanks for sharing!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

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  57. Gorgeous project...

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  58. What a darling album!

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  59. Love the mitten album. It is so cute.

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  60. What a great idea!

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  61. Your mitten album is adorable - what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. The mitten album is so stinkin' cute! TFS!

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  63. Such a fabulous mitten album! TFS!

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  64. Such a cute mini album!

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  65. Gorgeous! LOVE that theme, too! Mittens are rarely needed as far South as I am (Houston)...but we buy them every year anyway because the kids LOVE to play in them!

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  66. I would have never guessed a mitten album from the peak. Really cute!

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  67. Love it - such a cute idea. I live in the south now and on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day I still miss the snow a little.

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  68. So cute! Love the mitten shaped pages & the way the numbers have been included :)

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  69. What a fun mini album! Thanks for the ideas :0)

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  70. LOVE the mitten shaped album! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  71. That's a cute album!

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  72. Stunning - you can definitely tell that tons of effort went in to this!

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  73. What an amazing project! I need another me just to keep up let alone trying to scrap so many awesome projects! How do you do it?

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  74. wonderful mini album - love the mitten shape

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  75. WOW that mitten book is fabulous!!

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  76. that is the most adorable album I've seen!!! love it!

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  77. This is just the cutest mini album! I love the mitten theme.

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  78. WOW! What a great idea, I just love the mittens, they are too cute!

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  79. What an absolutely fabulous idea. You are so right that this season just flies and tomorrow it seems will be Christmas. I'm really going to have to try this I'll just have to start a little late :)

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  80. Cute album. Thanks for sharing!

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  81. Love it...may do a twelve days of Christmas, not sure I'm down to do 24 or 31. Great post, TFS!!!

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  82. What a cute mini album!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  83. Adorable! I love it!

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  84. Love the mitten album! Very Christmas-y. We are originally from Canada, but are now living in Australia, and the hot summer Christmas just doesn't seem right...

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  85. What a really cute idea. I may have to try this with a shape off my cricut (I'm not as dedicated as you!!!) Thanks so much for sharing.

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  86. I LOVE your mini!!! I can't believe you hand cut each page...wow!

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  87. AWESOME!! Love the Mitten ideas!! TFS! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  88. Love the mitten mini and the colors are beautiful!

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  89. What a cute memory book. I love that you used the shape of a mitten.

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  90. LOVE LOVE it. And yes, you are totally crazy to have hand cut all of those mittens! But I loved the starbucks page! My husband would love it! :)

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  91. This is awesome! Love all the colors and detail! Can't believe you cut it all by hand...wow!!

    TFS!!

    Nicole
    niclax13@gmail.com

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  92. what a cute mini!! love it!!

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  93. Love that mini album. very cute.

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  94. this is so cute!

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  95. cute mitten book!! Merry Christmas!

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  96. thinking out of the box..create your own pattern album! What an awesome mitten pattern as holiday theme mini-album!

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  97. I love minis!! Those mittens are incredibly cute!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  98. Love the mitten mini album and I am impressed that you hand cut all the pages!!

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  99. What a wonderful idea!! I am so inspired. Thank you.

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  100. really cute thanks for the great idea

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  101. That is a really cute idea, great way to document everything that means Christmas.

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  102. This is Super Cute! love it! I always had a thing with mittens :)

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  103. Your album is absolutely adorable! All of that hard work definitely paid off! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  104. That little mitten album is gorgeous, I love it!

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  105. What a cozy mitten album! Puts me in the holiday spirit!

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  106. I love your mini album. Congrats to you for having the patience to hand-cut them all.

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  107. absolutely adoooorable!!!!!!

    I am in Colorado and I know all about the importance of a good set of mittens.

    What a great memory keeping idea!

    You ROCK!

    Candi in Colorado

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  108. That Mitten Mini album is just too, too adorable!! Love it!

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  109. Wowzer! This is so stinkin cute. Love it

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  110. Such a cute album!! Great idea!

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  111. I would have never thought of that ... mitten album, how cute is that!!! Thanks for inspiring me.
    Blessings, Cheryl
    crosano at aol dot com

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  112. This is gorgeous! I love the colors in those papers!

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  113. What an adorable idea!!! Love those mittens!

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  114. Your mini is soooooo cute!!!

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  115. My 1st thought was a December daily, no clue on the whole mitten thing lol! Love the mini though thanks for sharing!

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  116. Love your mini album and there is nothing wrong with going back to basics lol. The papers look great on this project.
    Kim xXx

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  117. I love your mitten book! It has inspired me to make my own and for next Christmas, one for each family member to be given at Thanksgiving!

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  118. What a sweet little mini mitten album!

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  119. Love the mitten album!
    DeniseB

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  120. Adorable. You do such lovely work.

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  121. isn't that just cute?!! thanks for the chance to win!

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  122. Super Cute! I sure didn't guess MITTENS! I LOVE it!

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  123. Cute Mitten mini album

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  124. Love your mitten album! You are soo creative!!

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  125. Cute idea for a mini album!

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  126. Amazing job. I wouldn't have the patience to hand cut all of the pages. I would have bought a Cricut cartridge just to do it. TFS.

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  127. The mini mitten book is ADORABLE! You are so talented. tfs!

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  128. this is so cute! I love that you cut each page by hand! what a fun shape for an advent calendar!
    -Tammy

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  129. Adorable album!! So many details, and of course the Imaginisce goodness takes it up another notch. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  130. What an awesome mitten album! Your work is always so clever!

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  131. I love your album - I just wish we had a cold Christmas - looks like so much more fun- but Christmas is in Summer here in New Zealand, not that I am complaining - it has its up side too.
    Thanks for sharing your great album with us all.

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  132. You mini album is so cute! Perfect size for a daily calendar. Not too overwhelming.

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  133. Love the mittens book, really cute

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  134. I love the mitten album theme, so cute! I have never thought to use my cricut to cute out album shapes, what a great idea.....even though that is not what you did. LOL

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  135. This is sooooo cute! Love this paper! I have to have it! Thanks for the change to win!

    Hugs Gwendolyn

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  136. Such a great mini album! Excellent job! :D

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  137. Cute mitten book! Love it!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  138. Love this!

    Melissa
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  139. this is too cute!
    Jordan
    jordanoo@live.ca

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  140. I am really loving that mitten album! You could sell them for sure! That paper line is perfect for it! Thanks for a great idea!

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  141. This album is adorable! I can't believe you did it all by hand. Thanks for sharing!

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  142. Love the mittens album. Your hands must have hurt. Truly amazing!

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  143. I will be "scraplifting" this idea for sure! (with your permission of course!) I just love it!!

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  144. Love the mitten album. I'll definately scraplift this idea (hope that's ok). I have no problem with handcutting my mini albums & do that a lot. TFS!

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  145. the hand cutting was soooo well worth it :D

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  146. Love the mitten album! I hand cut a chipboard album out of snowflakes a couple of years ago, so I feel your pain!

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  147. I love your album, it is so cute! TFS :)

    dilsaverdesigns @ yahoo dot com

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  148. super cute project

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  149. That's super adorable! Bravo to you for the patience on cutting all of those out!!! That's a lot of work!

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  150. The mitten mini-album is so cute!

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  151. Great album, love the pictures too!

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  152. Soooooooo cute!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  153. That mitten is so cute! I am crazy about this collection!

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  154. That mittens album is sooo stinkin' cute! I love it!
    Beth
    myserendipity.beth@yahoo.com

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  155. aren't those mitts just adorable.. thanks for sharing.. too cute.

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  156. This is so very cute!!!

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  157. It's too hot in Australia for Mittens, but this is so cute, you'd want to be able to make for maybe Christmas In July down under. Thanks for this.

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