Friday, April 12, 2013

Daisy Days Blog Hop with The Robin's Nest

Welcome to the Daisy Days Blog hop with The Robin's Nest!  Thanks for stopping by all of the blogs on the hop!  To follow the hop line up, simply click on the blog listed at the bottom of this post or to the right!  The fun starts at  Robin's blog.  And The Robin's Nest is offering blog candy!   Each blog will have a prize package, "Daisy Package" with a value of $15.00 and it will include Tear drops, paper and embellishments.  One Grand Prize winner will get $25.00 towards the Robin's Nest on-line store and will be posted on the Robin's Nest blog on Sunday April 21st   Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop for your chance to win!

I thought I would use this hop to talk about how to pull together a mini album for a great look!  Here are my tips:
1)  Use a great paper line from the same company!
2)  Use a theme:  I used travel.
3)  Use a consistent shape:  I used daisies!
4)  Use a few consistent inks, markers and embossing powders that coordinate with your color theme.  I chose my color theme by using the colors in the albums and adding neutrals.
Growing up, when we heard my Dad say he was taking the scenic route, we were sure to get lost, but we also knew that we would see the off beaten track beauty and back roads sites.  I want to teach my boys to record their memories and enjoy the journeys on all of their vacations and trips!  Since I often associate wild flowers with these scenic routes, I thought the daisy theme of this blog hop was perfect for my travel album theme!
I started with a mini album I picked up at my local dollar store called Inspired Traveler by Creative Imaginations.  I added beautiful paper and embellishments by The Robin's Nest.  Below I used a Close to My Heart Stamp set (USA) and a Heartfelt Creations Stamp set (Script inside the map) on the Robin's Nest  Discovery Glitter Swirl paper.  Some other tips for mini albums:  use those scraps you love in small touches to make embellishments!  Find your theme and shape ideas on Pinterest!  Just search for the item you want to use to pull it all together and you'll find lot of ideas!  Scrap pages ahead of time and bring travel albums on the trip.  Have the kids journal on the road trip!

Below are some of the pages made with the Marvy Uchida Flower punch and Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest.  

I love these fishing chippies from The Robin's Nest and had to work some into our travel mini album!  I just cut a bit of brown card stock and clipped the chippie onto it.  Of course my Uniball white ink pen ran out of ink and I have a new one on order, so please excuse the missing faux sewing stitches!

Supply List
The Robin's Nest Getaway Dew Drops
The Robin's Nest Teal Classic Glitter Card Stock (cover)
The Robin's Nest Daisy Stripe Honeycomb
The Robin's Nest Brown Classic Glitter Card stock
The Robin's Nest Fishing Chippies
The Robin's Nest Pearl Dew Drops
The Robin's Nest Pinetrees Card Stock
The Robin's Nest Viva la France Rubon
The Robin's Nest Fresh Mowed Grass Dew Drops
The Robin's Nest Teal Fleur Card Stock
The Robin's Nest Tropicana Fleur Card Stock
The Robin's Nest White Snow Glitter Card Stock
The Robin's Nest Discovery Glitter Swirl
The Robin's Nest Autumn Tag Kit
Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive
Piccolo Vintage Copper Enamel Powder
Little Yellow Bicycle Fresh Print TRAVELER paper
Marvy Uchida Flower Punch
White Card Stock
Green Card Stock
Inspired Traveler Mini Album by Creative Imaginations
Cricut George Cartridge
Cricut Opposites Attract Cartridge
Cricut Graphically Speaking Cartridge
Close To My Heart Adventure USA Stamp
Stampin' Up The Open Sea Stamp (Globe Image)
Creative Memories Circle Punch
Heartfelt Creations Stamp
Glue Dots
Close To My Heart Inks
Brown Marker
Uniball White marker
Flower Bling
Chalk inks


  1. Love the idea of having an album made a head for a trip!!! Super idea and super cute!!!

  2. What a fun project..and I am so glad to see that you are already filling it out. Every time I see these journal/books/albums...and they are 99% of the time blank, I always want to see then filled and scribbled on and glued into! haha...thanks for the peek!

  3. i love this . love the white daisy.. sweet :) i want! :)

  4. Love this idea, might have to make one for me..

  5. Beautiful travel book!! I have a travel bucket list that would be awesome incorporated into this! Great job Clare!

  6. Love your flower and such a fun mini album!

  7. We frequently traveled the scenic route when I was growing up also. My favorite meanderings were with my grandpa. And when my parents and I would travel in the car they would sing and harmonize so beautifully that I can still remember the feeling I had listening to them even though they are gone now. I love how you repurposed the album you found at the dollar store to make it so fun and cute!!!

  8. I have enjoyed each of the projects on this awesome hop... I love the story you told - my dad would take the "scenic route" too - thanks so much for the memory today! :)

  9. What a great mini... I love how you laid out each page. very fun.

  10. Adorable travel journal! Wow I can't believe how much variety and inspiration there was on this blog hop- yours is the last stop- leaving with a burning in my heart to go make pretty things! Thanks all!

  11. great project! perfect for a any day trip. :)

  12. Beautiful mini album, we love to travel so this is right up my alley plus I just love mini album.

  13. Love mini albums, and this is surely one to make for the next vacation trip. TFS lots of tips and ideas. Great job!

  14. Great project and I love your cover daisy. I collect daisies in my gardens.!

  15. What a great job! Love the simple instructions - particularly for beginners.

  16. Great. I love all the embellishments.

  17. What a neat travel album love the flowers, colors & scenic route is something I remember well as a kid. Actually brings back very fond memories. TFS & for having this Blog hop.


  18. I don't see my comment that I left, so I'm trying again. I love your vacation album book, you did a great job on this. TFS Janis

  19. absolutely stunning. i love your travel mini.

  20. What a cool idea!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  21. This mini album is great. I love the embellishments!

  22. A great idea to have the album ready for the kids to record their memories. If you do it while they are happening, you'll get a lot more information. And your project is finished when you get home - rather than having to sit down and do it after.

  23. I don't see my comment. Hope it will show up. I did want to leave my address txmlhl@yahoo. I'd love to win one of the prizes. thanks.

  24. Love this project! I do a lot of travelling and mini albums are just perfect. Thanks!

  25. What a wonderful book to create memories in!!!! love the details you added to each page!!! TFS!



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