Thursday, 17 September 2009

Rusty Pickle Blog Hop and RAKS

Welcome to my blog. The official kick off time for the blog hop is 10am UTAH time which is about 5pm here in the UK. So all the blog links will be up by then.

If you arrived via the Rusty pickle blog, thanks for hoping by and i hope you enjoy seeing all the chef's creations and continue on in your hop.

If you arrived via somewhere else or you are a regular reader, then head on back to the Rusty Pickle blog and start at the beginning of the hop, you are in for a treat.

So here is a little project for you. My eldest son has just started his last year at primary school (P7) and now thinks he is the BOSS of the school. It is going to be a very important year for him with preparation for high school etc.

I decided to make a mini album to capture all these little preparations and document his last year.

I took a RP 6 x 6 album and decorated it in rockin america PP.

I took 6 large envelopes and decorated the front side with more rockin america PP and the back flap with pp. These envelopes will be used to collect letters, report cards, ephemera etc. They can also be used for photo's as well.

Next i made pages using red, white and blue CS. I decorated each page with tags, journal spots, coupons and stamped journal cards ready for photographs or little stories.

I decorated a couple of file folders as well for embarrising stuff he doesnt want on display.

I also liberated a few pages from other shaped RP albums such as the star album and the fancy shaped album. The star page will be used to collect "good work" stickers etc

And here are the photo's. Overload, be warned.







































I hope its given you a little inspiration.

And now to the winner of last weeks RAK. The random number generator has chosen number 2. And that is Lesley

Mrs Hedgehog said...
Hi Sarah

Love your blog and have added a comment to The Rusty Pickle blog too.

Lesley (Mrs Hedgehog) x


Congratulations. Just drop me an email with your address and will get your goodies in the post.

And here is this weeks RAK. This week you can win a set of Popstar papers with matching buttons and a RP class kit.







To win, just join the blog hop and leave a comment to tell me your favourite RP project and i will draw another name next friday. Remember this is UK/ European only as i am a poor skint student, lol

And now where will you hop too next. How about the loverly Kathie Davis's Blog

Happy hopping

TFL

Sarah

58 comments:

kirsticoo said...

Now I thought I had left a comment on the last one but it was on the reminder... duh.. One day I may get the hang of this blogging lark (be kind, I've not got many brain cells left what with having 4 kids)... Anyway Sarah once again I love your stuff and wish I had half your energy and enthusiasm... Take care...x

weewiccababe said...

Hi Sarah,
have hopped over from Beckie, love your project - what a fantastic idea. Don't have a favourite yet as this is only my second chef on the hop, and I don't think I'd be able to choose a fave anyway :)
have a great weekend
Debbi
xx

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Sarah and very practical too.
I love how all your books have different shaped pages.

PS The blink from Beckie's blog didn't work.

Off to the next blog
x

Beckie Dreyer said...

Love this sarah and such a great idea! The mixed media is awesome! If I start now I may finish one for my DD who has another 3 years in primary! LOL!

Kate said...

Ooh that's gorgeous (like your blog!)
I'm gonna hop off now but I'll be back for sure !

Katexx

Laura Stewart said...

great stuff!!

Jodi_E said...

Hey Sarah,

First that i have visited your blog. But not that last. Beautiful. love the notebook and all the RP goodies.

Colleen said...

Hi Sarah. I wanted to thank you for showing your project. I love the idea of creating a mini book to showcase a child's school year. Next year my youngest will be the king of her school in 5th grade, I will have to make something like this for her and her older sister a year later as she completes her final year of schooling. I live in U.S. so not sure if I am eligible for the RAK, but loved your project. Thanks for inspiring me.

Pamela said...

This is AWESOME Sarah!!! I love it! :)

Brenda said...

That album is such a great idea to keep all the school momentos in one place - I love it!

{VICKI} said...

Without going any further---I know this will be my favorite project!

LOVE IT!

Carolyn Lontin said...

I LOVE your minibook! I love all of the different shapes of pages!

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

i'm not in europe so don't enter me, but beautiful work!! thanks for sharing!

Amber said...

Great job!
(non-European hopper! Exclude me!)

Tracey Locher said...

LOVING the file folders for the "embarassing" stuff... I would just put it out there for everyone to see... but then, I am a MEAN Mom! LOL! Also, the envelopes are a great idea to keep all the "stuff" you want to save! Great job, Sarah! :-)

Charlene said...

Are you Kidding, this rocks! Beautiful and my favorite so far.

LG said...

I am loving your album and definitely that is my favorite so far. you have used those papers very well and i love the idea of using different shapes

laterg8r said...

love your project, very masculine :D

Mrs Hedgehog said...

Thank you so much Sarah. I have emailled you my address .

Lxx

Ruth said...

I could do with one of these very year!! Its amazing how much clutter they collect!! Love that you poached different shapes from other albums I like to see lots of texture and you have this in bucket loads!!

Liz Chidester said...

I love how you added the shaped pages in the album. So creative!!

Cathy said...

oh sarah i love your project, great layers and classic colors

Southernbelle said...

What a beautiful album! I just love the colors!

Aymee

Erin Gudge said...

I love the shaped pages! What a fun blog hop!

LisaNRoxy said...

Love the album - great choices for a school album

Karen said...

So beautiful! Love all the inspiration and your album rocks!

Terrie B x said...

Your album is `gorgeous` Sarah..Your creations are always a pleasure TFS
Have a fab weekend:)xxx

Chris said...

This is awesome!

rachaelwood said...

that red polka dot paper is my all time favorite sheet of rp! I have been hoarding some for years now!

Jules said...

Great album Sarah Love it! Well Done.

Trudi said...

Hi Sarah, I have happily hopped onto your blog. Just love the mixed media of your album

Stacy said...

Love the book you made for your son! What a great idea.

AScrappersDelight said...

What a "Rockin" album. This will be so special to your DS one day! Great job!

AlTeRiN fOoL said...

tooo cute girl! Love what you did with the RP!

Haley said...

What a fun little book! I love all the stars!

Katrina said...

Great album!!! don't enter me...I am in US...just hopping!

chris hennen said...

Great project Sarah, cant wait to see it finished and its stunning in real life.

Mum

Denim Rose said...

Oh, no overload at all on the pics your album is great! I'm new to blog hopping and I've loved Rusty Pickle but all this talent - wow! Definately being inspired.

Tiffany said...

I love all the little "nooks and crannies" and Pockets in your album...so awesome!

Sandy said...

Well I'm back and I have to say it's a toss up between your project and the clock...I love them both and my try each of them...great hop!

TP Creations said...

This a great project. It has inspired me to make a card holder for my mom using the same concept.

Robin said...

Oh Sarah, I just love the 4th of July Album. I have got to run out and grab those products. Each year we do a HUGE 4th Celebration and that would be an awesome way for me to display the photos. Got figure out a way to exchange the photos each year. LOVE! LOVE! the various shapes.

LotsToScrap said...

Great album, hopping in from USA~

~ Amy W ~ said...

Love ht Last year of School idea combined with the Americana style paper!

Cheryl H said...

What a great way to record a year. Will be a book to treasure.

Heidi E. said...

Great idea.. so cute..

TheresaE said...

I loved this album. I have a senior in high school and didnt want to do just a traditional scrapbook. Your album has inspired me!!

STAMPMOM9 said...

Well hey there Ms. Sarah...stopped by finally LOVE your creation here all the layering the photos awesome!! Excellent candy too!! Of course!! Now my fav. is probably Lucky!! i have used that line the most in fact I am out of it and I do love it!! and the buttons!@!!! Thanks Sarah, Dawn :)

scrapbookmom79 said...

Those papers are fantastic!!!! You did a wonderful job

Dragonlady said...

Hi Sarah

This is such a fantastic project I hope your son was suitably impressed.

Ali x

Robyn W said...

thanks for your part in the blog hop

Chris said...

A fantastic project and the perfect papers for it too. I love all the nooks and crannies for hiding things away. I don't have a favourite yet I'm afraid as I've found you from the RP blog hop, I do think your book is amazing. Lovely to find your blog. Chris :)

Charisma3103 said...

That album is gorgeous sarah love love lovce it..

Reel Girl said...

This album looks fantastic and is such a clever design, love how you mixed the different album pages and included envelopes - so very cool!

Mou S said...

Love that album Sarah :)

Cathleen said...

Amazing Sarah! What a wonderful project!

SnapWhiz said...

Love the textures and layers to your book! The folders and hidden pockets are just perfect. Nice work!

Beth Root: Music Teacher said...

Great album, Sarah!!!