Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Blog Hop- Lift Me Up Mini Photo Book

Hey there!  Welcome back to another Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog hop!  If you are hopping with us today then you may have arrived here from the fabulous Cathy Caines.  Isn't she amazing? As we are a group of 20 demonstrators from around the world- our blogs are written in many different languages.  Please be sure to use Google Translate so that you can follow along in your language.  You don't wanna miss out on any of the fabulous details!

For our second hop this month we are featuring the Lift Me Up stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  I love this set for many reasons.  Hot air balloons have always been a favorite of mine.  As a child my parents would always take us to Wellsville, NY to see the Great Balloon Rally.  It was a family tradition that we looked forward to every summer!

My first project that I have to share is a mini photo book.  This little album measures 3" x 4" and was created using the coordinating Carried Away DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  

There are a total of 8 pages in this adorable little album.  FYI: this little book was created for someone else so I have not added pictures or journaling to any of the pages.  I wanted to leave that option open for the recipient.

Each page of the mini book has either a place for journaling or a pocket to store a little keepsake. 

All pages and tags are embellished with coordinating DSP or other fun elements.

When creating the tags and photo mounts I chose coordinating colors for both pages.  Since the Carried Away DSP has such a wide variety of colors it was easy to pick my favorites and still feature each two page layout with a different color.  

Here is a close up of each tag.  They are shown in the order they are in the mini book.

My second project for today is my favorite.  I love everything about it. 💕💕💕
Unfortunately since the front of this piece is covered in glass it's very difficult to photograph.  I tried to get close ups and it was just too much glare.  This is a really amazing project to see in person.  It's beautiful!  

Once again I have used the the Carried Away DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  One of the patterns from the DSP is a Mint Macaron background filled with nothing but fluffy white clouds.  If you look closely in the picture (look inside and to the right along the inner edge) you can see that I have lined the entire clock with this pattern.  The very back of the scene was covered with the DSP that was created to look like you're in the clouds looking down at the ground.  The Watermelon Wonder ballon and the Love is in the Air cloud appear as though they are suspended in mid air.  To create this effect- I sandwiched two die cuts together using Stampin' Dimensionals and some Metallic Gold Thread.  The thread was then inserted through a tiny hole in the top of the cloud layer and adhered with a glue dot.  Sprinkles embellishments were added to finish it off.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects and will continue on your blog hop journey to the fabulous Holly Stene.  You will LOVE what she has created this time around!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Dani, the stuff is awesome! But the idea with the clock - WOW !!!

  2. Love the mini book, so cute! But that clock takes the cake!! Adorable :)

  3. A girl after my own heart.... love love love that book!!!! But the clock is amazinggggggg.

  4. I love these projects!! The book is awesome! And how cute is that clock! Love it!

  5. Two fabulous projects! Love, love, love! The book is just gorgeous and I'm loving the clock!

  6. So, so cute! Love the bright colors and all the little elements in the book. Obviously, the clock is just too cool!

  7. Like your mini-album, it's so pretty!

  8. Oh, an album! Although the colors of the paper have a hard time matching visually for me, I find the work fantastic! It is a matter of personal tastes ^^. Plus on such a small size, it's great!
    And the clock is also a great idea, it makes you want to travel!

  9. Thanks Paula! It's just an idea I had about 5 years ago when I bought the clock form! I didn't know what would go in it at that time but I'm so glad I saved it! I love it!

  10. O-mi-goodness Dani! Your projects are crazy amazing! Love the clock diorama!