September 12, 2012

October Afternoon Midway Blog Hop

Prize Winner: The prize winner of the chipboard package was Holly from Alabama. Thanks to everyone for playing along!!

Hey everyone, welcome to my first post as an official October Afternoon Design Team Member. Today we're having a blog hop to showcase some of the new Midway collection. I love the carnival theme of this line but I also love that there are so many papers and embellishments that are also great for just everyday type projects.

Being that my girls head to the local county fair each year, I'm totally going with the carnival theme. I always ask the girls to take photos of their fun outings with friends and Josey got some great shots for me. I decided to make a very condensed version of a mini book to include in my Project Life album. I used various carnival themed pages from the Here & Now Chapter set for my base pages. These fit perfectly into Project Life 5 x 7 vertical page protectors. To cover the binder holes, I used various patterned papers and sticker borders on the edges of the pages. Here is my cover page for my mini pages.
I used a Journal Card layered with Word Stickers to group together a fun title. On the outside of the page protector I used a Tin Pin and a button tied with baker's twine. I like to put these dimensional items on the outside of a page protector so that they become something tangible that you can feel.
The fun times journal card was layered with Mini Market Stickers and letters from the 12 x 12 Alpha Sticker sheet. These were stitched over with my sewing machine.

Tip: When working with pages from the Here & Now Chapter collection, you'll find that you'll the back and the front of the same page at times. To avoid stitching or punching through a page and having it show up on the reverse side simply stitch on items and add brads or staples to the specific item before adhering it down. It looks as if you stitched through the entire page and you're still able to add all those fun details.
Here's the 2 inside pages of my mini album. I used Instagrams that were altered with the Diptic app on my iPhone...then printed them on my home computer. The chapter pages offer so much detail that you don't need a lot more embellishing.
For the left page I tucked a stitched journal card under the photo, adding the two designer brads before adhering down.
On the right page I added the stitched star border to cover up the binder holes, a little Photo Log Washi tape and some chip 'n stick shapes.
The back page of my mini pages feature photos of the kids on the Ferris wheel. I was happy to put that giant Ferris wheel shape sticker on this page and put it to good use.
I ran the full sheet of label stickers through my vintage typewriter for the journaling. I added a date stamp and the mini staple before adhering to my page.
So you can see that my mini album consists of 2 whole page protectors. We're talking mini, mini album. The fun part about this is that it will go right into the big week of Project Life but will take on a whole life of it's own. You can see below what the 5 x 7 inserts will look like.
And here they are showing the inside pages. I love the look of this little album within an album and know I will be using it more. This has sparked a few other ideas for some upcoming projects and I can't wait to share those ideas with you. I know some of you will might have that "slap your forehead" moment with what I will be sharing soon. :)
And that's it for my first October Afternoon blog hop. The Design Team blog hop participants all have a prize going up for grabs + there will be a big prize at the October Afternoon blog also. I'll be offering up this fun chipboard bundle. Just leave a comment and the winner will be announced at a future date. You can leave comments until 8pm Central time, Sunday, September 9th. Tell me what you love about the Midway collection or anything you'd like.
The other stops on the blog hop are:
Michelle.....that's me, right here

Be sure to follow the links to the other blogs to enter more prizing drawings and then stop by the OA blog to enter for the big prize of a Midway collection kit. Look for the Midway collection in stores soon. Thanks for stopping by today. I'm off to check out the other eye candy myself. :)

174 comments:

Cheryl Leong said...

this is so awesome!!!! i love everything about it!!!!

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Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

love your work Michelle!!!! thanks for the chance
daniellehigginbottom at hotmail dot com

Rebecca Lovell said...

This is fantastic, Michelle!!! Wow!!

Holly said...

Love this line! Makes me think of the fair in my town each year when I was a kid! Love the chipboard set! You do awesome work with whatever is handed to you!

Susi said...

Wow...so many details in one little mini. I love it!
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julie e said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Margie said...

What fun mini album pages!

Dulcinea Silva said...

that is so cute! love this collection!

Cristina said...

I love this mini!! The chipboard polaroids are so pretty!

Henriette said...

What a cool minibook, I'm planning a mini as well, from the Midway collection.

Lindsay said...

What an awesome little mini!!

christina #4635 said...

Love to follow your work! This is an adorable set!

MelB said...

Totally loving this line and your layout!!!!

Laura C said...

Ohhhh I think I need this chipboard too!!!!

МД в картинках said...

It's so fun and bright!

ana-mama said...

We have at least 6 county fairs within driving distance from our home plus the state fair in Sacramento and then there's the Chocolate Fesitval, Bean Festival and Wine Stroll. Throw in the carnival at the 4th of July celebration at Lincoln Park and I've used the entire collection! I'm all about October Afternoon and your art is a perfect fit for their style! Love, love, love the mini!

Thanks for the chance Michelle!

Monica said...

Love the mini album! Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

Monica

Houses Built of Cards said...

FABULOUS project!!! I just love the color combos in this new line!!!

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Sarah said...

Love the new line. Love your work.

Ellie Augustin said...

Super squealing and can't wait for your future projects! Loving today's share as everything you bring.

Theresa & Keith said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I will be doing this for sure! Love it

Pallo said...

I like your mini pages concept

Carole said...

so stinkin' cute !!! great idea

ShellyJ said...

cute! ... love the colors and the "funness" ... is that word? :)

Jaimee Howard said...

OMG - I love your mini so much. This is how I want to use this collection!!!!

OlesyaK said...

great idea for a mini page - and it all fits right in!
i wish i had a typewriter too.. lol)

Stacy said...

I just love this collection! I can't wait to get it!

Tamika said...

Wow, you make this collection look like so mch fun, can't wait to get it!

Karenj said...

What a fun collection. I love the Ferris Wheel page. Thanks for the ideas and chance to win.

scrapcrazd said...

LOVE IT!!!!! Love the mini :)

Kim said...

awesome project!!

KellyG said...

Love it! Great details!

val said...

I am so in awe of the pattern paper in this line! Some of the pages are amazing designs, I have never seen anything like them before!

Andrea said...
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Andrea said...

I love this collection! Thanks for the giveaway.

wendyg said...

Love the mini book idea to add to PL! Thanks for such a cute giveaway!

Melissa S. said...

Your mini book was so cute! I love this collection! I too have some county fair pics to scrap and I would love to use Midway!

Mendi M said...

Way cute! Love your mini book!

Danielle said...

Love how you included this in your PL. my fav thing about this line is the colors. Thx!

Meghan said...

I'm a big October Afternoon fan and love that you are on the design team because I just love your design style! What a fun mini book!

thearthurz said...

This is fantastic! Love how you put it all together! Thanks for the chance.

Jan said...

I like the theme "Midway". I think its great you are with October Afternoon.

Jamie said...

This is a fabulous collection and I love how you used it in your PL:)

connie said...

Love your mini album!

8thgypsy said...

I love the "Ferris Wheel" page. If only I could find one around here I would scraplift it.

8thgypsy@gmail.com

Miriam Prantner said...

Great little mini! Love how you used the collection, it's so fun and light and happy!

Lillian Child said...

You can tell you love to papercraft by all the details and fun elements you've incorporated into this spectular mini mini album! SO FUN! Thanks for sharing!

lillianchild at cox dot net

MJ Butler said...

Thanks for the give away. Great pages!!

Mila said...

This fantastic!! I love it!!

Dreamer said...

For your first blog, I'd say you are a huge hit! Loved your work!! There isn't much to NOT like about this collection. Love it all!

Lauren, Crafts by: readysetLove said...

what a great idea! going to totally use the "mini book" when i finally get started on my project life... ;)
thanks for the chance to win!

lauren

Tanya said...

Amazing mini! I love it!

Julie S. said...

What a great idea , an album inside an album !! I love it ! And putting embellishments on the outside of the page protecter !!!! You ROCKED your first post as an OA member of the design team !! TFS and a chance to win.
julieshearer@sbcglobal.net

Julie said...

Love this line, so many uses.

Krysta said...

Oh man I love those mustache chipboard shapes! OA is so great!

Jingle said...

Your mini is SO much fun!!!

Marcia said...

I love the white background paper that you used and great tip about putting the tin on the outside of the page protector.

Laura said...

WHAT A GREAT MINI!!!!Love it all! Love OA!!!

{VICKI} said...

I love it all!!!!!!!!!!!

Caryn S said...

What a great mini book. I haven't tried out the Project Life pages yet but it looks similar to other instant scrap pages I've done. I HAVE to try the instagram pics, every one I've seen looks so neat including yours! For me there's nothing more fun in an OA collection than the chipboard bits!

Cyndi said...

Great page! I can't wait to get my hands on this line. I love the colors.

LauraP said...

I can see myself using this chipboard bundle for lots of fun projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

cheryl said...

Fun! Thanks for a chance to win! I see lots of fun cards to be made out of this collection!

KellyO said...

Live the idea of putting dimensional elements on the outside of the page protector.

Clémentine Berbié said...

It's such q fun collection !

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

your album is awesome!!

Auror Willow said...

I love your mini book! I plan on starting Project Life next year and will have to keep that in mind for special occasions! Yours turned out so cute, I love the cover! Thank you so much for the hop and the chance to win some goodies!

aurorwillow@gmail.com

Linh C. said...

I think this amusing collection would work really well with my daughter's love of instagram photos!

Ashley C said...

Very cute!

Ashley
ashley.calder@gmail.com

Faye Marie said...

so cute!!!!! Love it!!!!

Printing Ray said...

Nice card designs!
sticker printing

Niina said...

Very inspiring! and thank you for the chance to win :)

Laurie! said...

Great pages! I love those shapes, especially the mustaches!

Viki said...

super cool. love it. thanks for sharing.

sue said...

i especially love the tin pins and the cutouts.. who doesn't love a mustache?

thanks for sharing! and for the chance to win!

Dawn said...

the little pins and shapes are fun! thanks for the chance to win!

Anski said...

What a cool mini!

JMCPhillips said...

I love the bright colors in the Midway line, Thanks for the chance to win!!

Melinda said...

Love the cover to your mini!

glowegal said...

Adorable layout! The new collection is too cute!

Stacy Simpson said...

Awesome mini in your album. Thank for the chance to win!

Becci said...

I love those pages! :) I would love to win - thanks so much! :)

Vicki said...

Your card is spectacular, love the layers!

Tamekia said...

i love the colors - so fun and bright. and that washi tape is absolutely fab.

tamekiat@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

I LOVE the mini-album concept... a great compromise of a PL insert and traditional scrapping. And what an awesome collection... great colors and such a fun theme!

Jenny's Heart said...

ADORABLE! I love the way you put your mini together and the line is just so much fun!

Brenda Roggeveen said...

Such a cute mini! Love all the colors!

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful projects, love this line :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What an amazing mini--LOVE those chipboard pieces too!! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow how much fun are those pages? What a great album! Thanks for sharing!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Awesome mini! I love Midway and can't wait for it to hit the stores.

sheezie11 said...

this is a lovely collection!

Kimberly said...

love that you added buttons!!!

Kathy W said...

This collection is so much fun! I really like your mini mini. What a great idea for any kind of larger album. Thanks for the chance to win!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Love this collection. Midway is great ..

Brandy said...

The chipboard pieces are one of my faves!

Cynthia B. said...

That Polaroid camera tin pin is my favorite! How cute these layouts are with all the Midway products - so great to capture your family's memories on these pages!

Ashley Pearl said...

This is AWESOME!!! LOVE this collection!!!
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JulieF said...

very cool! you've inspired me to start project life!

JulieF said...

very cool! you've inspired me to start project life!

sharon g said...

THe pin and twine look so cute. I also like how you added things over the photos.

Renuka said...

wow.. that was lot of work and amazing work.. love the details !

Valerie said...

Love how you incorporate this collection to your project life. Such a fun collection.

Sheri said...

Love this line and what you did with it. I have Fair pictures to scrap. Think I'll get some of this to do it with.

ChristyR said...

Can't wait to get every single piece of this line!

Lynette C said...

Lovely layouts. Love this fun and colorful collection.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute album! I love it!

Nicole McNamara said...

Colour! I LOVE THE COLOUR!!!

Kelly Jean said...

What a cute twist on a mini album. I love the mustaches. I wasn't a big fan of them at first, but who can resist these?! Thanks

Monique Liedtke said...

Your mini is awesome!! Going to pin it!!! Thanks for your inspiration Michelle!

Sara Andrews said...

Love, love, love this mini!! Great idea to use it as a PL insert, too.

roxyf said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see more of your work :)

Heather Beasley said...

Omg. Love the mini-ness of this! I hope I win!

isabel scrap said...

Beautiful colors and a lot of funny embellishments

la zaz said...

I love everything about this collection, so perfect for funny layouts!

Diana Waite said...

what a GREAT project--LOVE it!

Dria said...

Yes please!! I love this line Especially the background with the "Bokha" dots!

Linda said...

Love your project!

Kathleen said...

I love everything about that collection, it's so fun!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Renee said...

Awesome album!! I love everything about the collection, mostly the papers and the miscellany!

scrappinsmiles said...

Talk about attention to detail! You rocked it! What a fabulous album of fun!
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KAREN said...

So very cool Mish! So glad you are designing for OA. tell Josey she took some fab pics!

Maria said...

This collection is so beautiful and I love your mini in your PL, this is a cool idea!! :)

Renee said...

I love the mustache, my husband has one just like it!

CyranoScrap said...

Love the mini book you've included in PL! I definitely have to do something like that. And these chipboard pieces are so cute!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! What a darling mini - and FUN collection! Definitely LOVE this line because of all of the fun colors and elements as well as all things October Afternoon!!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Tracy Elias said...

Great ideas! Super cute.

Donna said...

I am a Mish Mash addict, your projects are so creative. I loce the new October Afternoon line.

Paper Dolls said...

I love how you showed us how you incorporated this into your Project Life.. I wish I had one! I keep thinking I will start one so maybe if I win I can use it to push me into getting started!! Thanks!

ML said...

Good job! Love it so far, very creative.

Angela L. said...

Congrats on your first OA post!!! You did such a wonderful job on your project... Loving the new collection!

Allison said...

Love what you did with this collection!

*Monica B* said...

wow, that is an awesome mini album! Your work is amazing :)

Teri said...

Love your mini, awesome collection!

Tanka said...

This is so awesome!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Wow! Fabulous mini! Thanks so much for the tips about staples and stitching and the great ideas on how to use more photos.

Amanda said...

AMAZING...mini..mini!

Jean said...

Wonderful mini album!!! Thank you for a chance to win!

Linda said...

What a great project! Thanks for the chance.

jengd said...

Love the fun colors and designs in this line and your mini is fabulous! Thanks for the chance.

Jennifer Scull said...

you always come up with the most fun and inspiring ideas! love what you have done with this new collection. :)

Cheryl S. said...

Super-fun layout...love this collection.

409fdd9e-fe12-11e1-9900-000bcdcb2996 said...

Embellishment outside the page protector....GENIUS!!!! This is the start of my "slap your forehead" moment.

Amanda said...

your work is amazing and so inspiring. A~

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Shelley said...

Cute! It reminds me of the annual fairs that came into town. The excitement and the rides.

Laura Stewart said...

cute project - I love the ticket booth paper!

Chloe said...

Must say these chip shapes are my fave part of Midway! SO cute! Love your mini! chloeschmitt86 at hotmail com

Olivia said...

Whoa. That is wicked awesome! I will definitely be giving this mini album into PL idea a try. Thank you!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I love the idea of the mini within the larger album. May have to lift that one day soon. goldiecar at hotmail

Nancy said...

Love the the fun colors and mini pages

Penny Walker said...

cool layouts looks like you had a lot fun

Ilissa said...

love your PL inserts!!
love this line

Suzanne said...

Love your inserts. I am going to have to try PL! It's just a bit intimidating right now. Love the chipboard pieces and especially the moustache ones. Fantastic.

Ashley Horton said...

What a fabulous mini!! Great use of the Midway collection!! Thanks for the chance to win!! :)

Kim said...

Great mini! Love the idea. There are some great pics in there, also!

Rose Ann said...

amazing mini pages!

rush said...

wonderful layout. thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

Jeannine H. said...

I LOVE the colors and that chipboard set, especially the hat and the mustache! I just took photographs yesterday where the hat would fit perfectly!

Erin said...

I am planning to do some pages for my PL with this collection too! Love these colors! Think the scraps will make great birthday cards for my boys (they go to tons of b-day parties)!

Thanks for a chance to win!

sclugo said...

Wow, fabulous mini and I love how you incorporated it into your PL album!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

SO CUTE!! I love this collection, and I love how you USED it! Cute, cute, cute!!

Erica B. said...

I love how you layer in the mini pages in your album! Genius!

Jennifer said...

Great album! Very creative!

Angela said...

Fun cutouts! Everyone can find uses for a mustache :)

Polly Wright said...

Wow! Super Cute Mini Album!

Detta Owens said...

a mini album! so cute

Anne Fisher said...

Wow - your mini album pages rock!! Thanks for sharing - I love everything about it!

Miss Kathy said...

Love your mini! Can't wait to see the Midway collection in person.

Jean said...

LOVE those arrows!! Great collection!

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a super, fun collection! Can't wait to play with it! ;-)

Emily said...

Such a great collection - so bright and fun! Great project, thanks!

Sheng said...

eeekkk!!!! super cute album!

Celestial Charms said...

Perfect for scraping all of our Fall festivals and county fairs. Love it!
Maureen

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