Monday, April 5, 2010

Welcome to my abode...

How does this thing work again? I can't believe it's been nearly two months since I last updated the blog. What happened? Oh, yeah... a hectic cheerleading schedule and life in general. But, I thought there was no better way to get my blogging feet wet than to participate in today's American Crafts blog hop!

Today, we are working with the new Abode line... so adorable and lots of fun embellishments to play with! Next to scrapbooking, home decorating/DIY is one of my favorite hobbies. I am constantly tearing pages from magazines, collection wallpaper and paint samples, and bookmarking ideas on the internet. So, I figured it was high time I made a little binder to keep all of my ideas and inspirations in!

I bought this album as part of a kit from Studio Calico over a year ago with the intention of using it for this very project, but I never came across the right product to work with this project... enter American Crafts "Abode" line!





I divided the insides of the book up into four sections: Living, Bed, Bath and Yard...



Each section is marked with these really cool, thick acetate tabbed dividers. They take rub-ons perfectly!









Inside each tabbed acetate sheet, there are thin chipboard dividers that I covered with patterned paper and embellishments that are used to further divide up the book. For the living area, it is divided into "Living Room," "Game Room," "Kitchen and Dining," and "Entryway."







The "Bed" section is divided into "Hazel's Room," "Luka's Room," "Master Bedroom," and "Guest Room."









The "Bath" section is divided into "Kids' Bath," and "Master Bath."





And, finally, the "Yard" section is divided into "Front Yard" and "Backyard."





And, now you have a fun little binder to stuff full of all kinds of home decor inspiration! There are even lined pages that fit into each section for you to write notes, room measurements, etc. on! It's a handy thing to toss into your purse so you'll have it at the ready the next time you're shopping for ways to improve your house!

I'll be back on Wednesday for some fun, alternative ways to use your scrapbooking supplies to make all kinds of team spirit projects... perfect to support your favorite little sportsman!

In the meantime, be sure to hop along over to all of the other talented American Crafts designers' blogs that are participating in the hop. There is sure to be lots of inspiration out there!

Kim Arnold
Moon Ko
Kathy Thompson
Katrina Simeck
Melanie Louette
Piradee Talvanna
Loredana Bucaria
Martha Bonneau
Nichole Duenke
Shannon Zickel
Beth Proudfoot
Paige Evans
Wendy Sue Anderson
Doris Sander
Mary Jo Johnston
Elizabeth Carney
Dusti Nakamura
Kim Watson
Danielle Layton
Kelly Purkey
Amy Tan

55 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Very cute and what a really neat idea!!!!

wendyp said...

Loving this line!!! Cute project!

Wendy Sue said...

Oh my word - this is amazing! What a great project - I love it! :o)

KathyT said...

What a great idea!!

amytangerine said...

you are sooooo stinkin' clever. This is amazing!

*nichole* said...

very cute holly!

KJ said...

Super project Holly! This line couldn't be more perfect for your album theme.

Lorraine said...

That is just about the cutest little book I've ever seen! Wow! Stunning creation!

Kyky said...

so cute, and useful! thanks for sharing!

Anita said...

WWWOOOOWWW! That is fantastic! Glad to have found your blog!

moon said...

adorable mini!

melanie said...

Such a fantastic project- I need to make one of these as I'm always ripping out stuff from mags, and then have no place to put it. LOVE!

Sweetpz said...

oh whata great idea!!! i love your use of this line =)

hugs
juli

Mabel said...

Clever idea!!! this line is perfect for your book!!! thanks for sharing us!!

Brittney said...

This is just such a fabulous project!

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

I LOVE this idea....and your right this is the right paper for this idea...which i may have to lift...idea not exactly...tfs

Jocelyn said...

Love this Holly...what a perfect idea!!!

I have missed you.....hoping you have a great week!!! :-)

Callista said...

I love this! Fantastic idea!
Hope you had a nice Easter. And glad to see you back at the ole blog.

ShellyJ said...

cute project!

lilith said...

Your project is really cute!!

thank you!

kisses

lil

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Wow you went above and beyond!! This is awesome.

doris said...

what a fun idea! love it!

Stephanie said...

What a sweet idea!

Letizia said...

wonderful project!

Paola said...

wow!! Your book is fantastic! Thanks for inspiration and oppurtunity

Hysteri-CAL said...

Love it ! fab projects !

nancy said...

Great project! Love the rub ons on the acetate.

Loredana said...

I love this projetc!!
It's awesome!!!!

Diana said...

what a clever idea!

Katrina said...

what an awesome project!

Leah said...

adorable mini! can't wait to see the spirit projects too!

kelly said...

amazing as always!!!

Meghann said...

Such a great idea. We're in the middle of buying a house, and this would be a perfect thing for me to put together now!

mica said...

This book is so cute!! Love the idea:) This line is perfect for it!

iamahoneybee said...

Wow that is so pretty. I love the idea of the book and how it is divided. Love all the colors and embellishments you use!!

Lara said...

Fantastic idea!!!!!!!I like this blog and thank's for sharing this faboulous ideas!!!! ;)

Esther Aw said...

great idea for a mini album!

A Cupcake Life said...

What an awesome book Holly! I need to make one of these!

~Dusti

alyssa said...

What a clever idea! LOVE all the felt accents. Your blog banner is realllly adorable.

Roxanne24 said...

Cute idea!!

a said...

this is soooo cute and beautiful~ :) love it~

Laura Stewart said...

great project!!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

what a brilliant idea, Holly! and I've missed you!

Mod Podge Amy said...

That is so stinkin' cute! OMG!

Liz said...

Wonderful little mini and so glad to see you posting again. Been missing your work.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! Where do you scrap? Your dining room if I remember correctly?

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What a fun album! So totally cute!

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