Wednesday, June 25, 2014

DCWV, May Arts & Tombow Triple Threat Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my little stop on this DCWV / May Arts / Tombow blog hop! If you've been hopping since Monday, aren't you inspired?! If not, thanks for joining me here now, but you may want to go back to the beginning if you get a chance. Designers from all three companies are sharing projects made with DCWV's Honey Chic stack, May Arts' ribbon, and Tombow's adhesives. Each day there is a new round of designers and projects to see, so I hope you'll continue to join us throughout the week. For today's hop, you should have just visited Karen Baker's blog.


My little girl just reached the five month mark and to celebrate, we did a mini photo shoot (ie, Mama busted out the iPhone for five minutes while Adlyn had her bow on and the onesie was still clean). This girl can sport a thousand different facial expressions, so each page of this mini album got a unique "look" from my Addie-girl.



I made 4x6 pages from chipboard and adhered layers of Honey Chic patterned paper with Tombow's Xtreme Adhesive. I secured each matted photo with Tombow's Power Tabs for a bit of lift. I love the quality of each of those adhesives and will be turning to them again and again for future projects.



I loved playing with the sampling of May Arts ribbon that I received. For a fun, girlie look, I made "junque bows" by cutting several different ribbons to about the same length and then knotting them together in the center. I loved how easy it was to match the May Arts ribbon to the Honey Chic papers. I didn't plan it this way, but once the junque bows were adhered to my pages, I realized they looked like ribbon tutus on the photos of Adlyn.


I had fun with the self-adhesive sequin heart trim by cutting individual hearts off of the ribbon and adding a pearl brad to each one. I used them just like stickers. Easy-peasy and super cute!


I have to say, my favorite trim to use was the rhinestone trim. Being a dance teacher, this kind of thing is right up my alley :). I used a length of the trim across every other photo for some sparkle. I only secured the ends so that the trim moves and catches the light as the pages turn.


(Isn't she petite? I'm used to huge boys, so this little stuff is a whole new world!) I love that most DCWV stacks include pages of 3x4 cards. I used several in this album as journaling cards. The glitter and fun designs complimented the 4x6 pages and gave me plenty of room to record details of Addie at five months.

If you'd like to see more photos of my mini album, feel free to visit my flickr gallery, here.

Would you like to win a Triple Threat prize pack? A stack from DCWV, a spool of ribbon from May Arts and Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow could be yours for simply hopping along this week and leaving comments. And, if you haven't already, I encourage you to like these fabulous companies on Facebook: DCWV / May Arts / Tombow

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop! Your next stop is Thomisia Francois. Have a great day! Tessa

42 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable!!! great mini album!!

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  2. what a precious little girl and great album!

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  3. Love the mini album.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Love the album, the photos too. I love that you used the 3x4 cards as journaling cards. TFS.

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  5. I really have to make a mini album soon. Lovely.

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  6. Your Adlyn is just precious and love all those expressions. She will cherish this darling photo album. Cute touch adding the brad to the May Arts heart. Love the pretty colors that match her onesie, too. I'm still smiling.

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  7. Your daughter is a little CUTIE Tessa and each pretty page celebrates her, along with her current milestones, memories you will treasure!!!
    PERFECT background for the photos, PERFECT stack to make the pink & black POP and WOW - I can imagine the sparkle from the rhinestone chain as you flip each page :)
    LOVE your junque bows too - the tulle looks delightful with the assorted ribbons and as for the sweet sequin heart sticker, it's so cute with the pearl!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your ADORABLE CRAFTY INSPIRATION!!!

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  8. What an adorable album for such sweet photos!

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  9. That baby steals the show, LOL. Wonderful projects. I have those sequin hearts and I love how you used it.

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  10. Your album is absolutely gorgeous ! Love the girly look with all the pretty paper, glitter, and ribbons. And that little girl is such a cutie !

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  11. Absolutely adorable mini album! I love the May Arts ribbons in your junk bow. Its' so fun to record each stage, it goes by so quickly. Enjoy and thank you!

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  12. First, I have to say that your daughter is so precious,, what a cutie.... you did such a good job with your photo album :)

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  13. You have such a darling baby girl and your layout so sweet. Like your idea of tying several ribbons together. Your project is adorable, thanks for sharing.

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  14. What an adorable little girl Addie is!! LOVE your amazing mini documenting 5 months of wonder and joy with this little cutie! The bows are so sweet! TFS!

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  15. Beautiful album and
    love all the embellishments
    in it.
    Carla from Utah

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  16. Darling album - you did have a darling model to start with. She is adorable.
    The pages are great. I see a string of rhinestones - I have some of those and now have an idea for using them. Thanks for sharing a fun album.

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  17. Love your mini, the paper and embellishments complement the beautiful subject!

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  18. Your mini album is totally darling and you have a beautiful baby girl.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  19. Cute album and who could resist that adorable face!

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  20. What a cutie All things girlie

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  21. Beautiful album!! Your Adlyn is such a cutie. :)
    Love all the ribbon trims, and you've shown off the colorful papers wonderfully.

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  22. A cute album to go with a cuttie girl. Such a sweet darling. Let me tell you, you will treasure that album of her some day in the future. It will mean so much that you took the time to document the happy moments.

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  23. Such a fun mini!!! I love the pictures. Her outfit goes perfectly with everything.

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  24. What a precious little book and an even more darling little girl!

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  25. What a sweetie !! Love the way you have captured her wonderful moods and accented them so very happily. Like the journaling as it really is great for up coming years. Thanks for sharing

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  26. I only have boys so I'm thrilled too ooohhh and aaahhh over little girls! I love your mini album, it's beautiful and looks like it was so much fun to put together =) I know I love the DCWV papers. I've never used May Arts or Tombow but they look so fun to use!

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  27. Oh my goodness this is AMAZING! Your baby girl is so darling and you perfectly preserved those priceless pictures with your stunning album.
    Beth
    Beth's Beauties

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  28. Fabulous ideas for using the products! Thanks for sharing!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. What a gorgeous mini album! I love the embellishments.

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  30. Oh, I could look at this precious little cutie all day! And love the mini album, too!!!

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  31. What a cute mini album of your little sweetie! Love all her faces and her adorable-ness!

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  32. How so sweet. What an adorable album. Love the pictures :)

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  33. I like the different textures on each page.

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  34. Oh what a cutie pie!!! Love the mini too!!!

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  35. Your little girl is adorable! What a fun and pretty way to showcase her at five months!

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  36. Beautiful album, so nicely done! Very cute baby too! :)

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  37. So cute!!! What a great baby album!

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  38. This is such an adorable mini album Tessa! Your sweet little Addie definitely takes center stage here, but all the elements and papers are darling too! Just delightful in every way! TFS :)

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  39. Absolutely adorable album and little one!

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