Thursday, July 5, 2012

Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad July Blog Hop!

First and most importantly HAPPY INDEPENENCE DAY to all of my fellow Americans! I hope you all had a wonderful day celebration our freedom with your family and friends.
If you are joining me from Patricia T.’s blog welcome! This group of ladies always inspires me to get my craft on, I hope you find the same inspiration!
If you are a crafting procrastinator please raise your hand (I’d leave my hand up, but I have to type and doing so one handed is a challenge). Okay I admit I was a bit behind this month but I absolutely love my projects and how they manifested in my head and then came to life on paper.
First a little story about why I created these… My husband and I have been members of our local Historic Military Vehicle Preservation Club for a few years now. We have LOTS of vehicles. Some run, some don’t. Some are restored, some are not. All deserve love! My husbands pride and joy is our 1942 White Halftrack. halftrack
Pictured here at a show last December. This thing is AWESOME! He restored it from the ground up starting with this: DSC01256

Lets just say my husband rocks when it comes to restoring HMV’s. He has always wanted an album to show the restoration process… so what better time to get to work creating a mini-album for him to take to shows with him then NOW, because when I think of Independence Day, I think of Veterans. And when I think of Veterans, I think of our HMV’s and how blessed we are to have them, share them and use them to honor our Veterans!
So… with out further rambling I introduce to you my husbands mini-album (minus pictures, because like admitted above…I am a procrastinator) DSC_0311
I learned how to create these albums from Julie! Here are pictures of the inside and the clear envelopes that I will use to put pictures in of the progress!DSC_0313

Lastly, here is the card that I made to go along with the mini-album. The above “logo” of the club is a near match, but I wanted to try making it a couple different ways. I love the rustic-military feel to this card, much better in person!
Thank you for stopping by and please drop a comment below, we LOVE the feedback!
Off you go to Marla’s Blog :

And in case you have gotten lost along the way:

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of">Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of">Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of">Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of">Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Rose C. of">Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of">Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of">Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of">Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of">Heather's Stampin' Blog
  10. Marla R. of">Marla's Stampin' Spot
  11. Darcy J. of">DJ's Stampin' Place
  12. Kim R. of">Stamping with Kim

Many Stamping Blessings,


  1. Great job Heather! I had a scrapbook idea yesterday... now I have to put it together!

  2. What a great use of the tins. They would make a great scrapbook for a grandma brag book too as they would be more durable for purses. Thanks so much for sharing and for all the great pictures.

  3. Love the album. I have a bunch of these tins and need to do something with them. I will have to give this a try. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I would never thought to do an album as 3D project, so innovative and different. TY for sharing. - Pam W.

  5. What a sweet project to do for your hubby. I can't help but to think that i should make one like this for my niece who is having a baby in September. She can fill it with pics and give it to her mom to carry around to show off her grand-daughter :-)
    Thanks for sharing your idea :)

  6. Such a great story and great projects. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. This is such a sweet idea! I bet hubby loved it!!

  8. Can I put my arm down now? I'm a procrastinator too. What a great mini album, I'm sure your hubby will love it.

  9. My hand is up too! I surprised myself and had my projects done early...WOW! But then I was up until 1:30am writing my blog post! OH WELL! Love your projects! That mini album is so cute! Good idea!

  10. Oooh, what a great idea for a mini album! Don't we do our best work when we are under pressure and sleep deprived? LOL. Wonderful job!!!