Friday, June 24, 2011

Welcome to the June Bug Blog Jump!

Hello Jumpers!  Thank you for deciding to jump along with us today!  This is the kick-off post for our hop.  We have 15 fantastic blogs lined up for you to browse through - take your time... our posts will be up all weekend!  Also, be prepared to leave a little love on each blog... you just might win yourself some BLOG CANDY!  Yum...

If you started somewhere in the middle of our lineup, then you arrived here from Jana at Simply My Crafts - I can't wait to try her idea with some of the things I have laying around :)

Our group started out back in February on the Cricut message boards doing a 'Secret Leprechaun' swap.  We had so much fun, we didn't want it to end once St. Patrick's Day was over.  We quickly threw names into a hat again, and produced the Bashful Bunny swap and once that swap ended, we voted for yet a third round - the Jumpin June Bug swap.  We don't only shop for each other, but we also aim to inspire and support each other as friends.  This is really a talented group of Ladies, and we have all become so close!  This is the 2nd Blog Hop our group has hosted to showcase our talents and hopefully we will inspire each person who hops through with us this weekend.

Here's what I'd like to share with you today:


We were asked to share a craft that had a summer theme / element to it.  I had seen these coin envelope mini albums for sale in a catalog a few months back, and of course thought, "I can make that"!

I knew almost instantly that I wanted to use the Citrus Stack from DCWV - It has the best summer colors in it!  I considered buying the envelopes and embellishing them, but opted to cut my own out of the Citrus cardstock, using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge for both the envelopes and the tags.

I cut 5 envelopes out of 5 different paper patterns.  These 5 envelopes became the inside envelopes. I trimmed the upper flap off, and used my ATG gun to tape them together, one on top of the other, back-to-front style.  I ran a strip of tape down the bottom half of the center of each envelope, and also across the bottom, so that the tops would open like an accordion.

Once I had the inside of my album assembled, I used my Gypsy to design & cut a slightly longer cover envelope, one that could wrap around the 5 inside ones.  I sewed a button on the closing side to anchor any string that would be used to close it, if desired.  Finally, I used my ATG to adhere the longer cover around the 5 envelopes, and the album is complete!

I used one the the Tags from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More to cut 5 tags out that I decorated and mounted pictures on.  This album is for my daughter, Jocelyn, to document her Summer 2011, so I used 5 pictures of her that I've taken so far this summer.  This is a quick little album that I can pull out anytime to show people briefly what she's been up to so far :)

 She was a Flower Girl in a wedding...

She played in the ocean...

She rode the Merry-Go-Round...

She jumped through the sprinkler...

 She rode the Clydesdales at Busch Gardens, VA...

Supplies Used:
DCWV Citrus Stack
Distress Inks - Broken China, Scattered Straw
Bakers Twine
Ribbon, buttons, flowers, stickers, flourishes - stash


Since we're in Summer Crafting mode, I thought I'd offer some stamps that could be used to help that cause:
This is the Coastal set of 13 clear acrylic stamps from Inkadinkado - These images are very versatile, and can be used on almost any summer project!

I included 2 pictures of my daughter riding rides at amusement parks in my album - she LOVES the rides!  I actually had 2 other pictures of her on rides that didn't make the cut for this project!  To qualify to win these stamps, please:

1.) Become a follower if you are not already
2.) Leave me a comment on this post and tell me - Do you like amusement parks?  If so, what is your favorite ride?

I will draw a winner on Monday, so please check back to see if you are a winner!

Ok... enough time here... let's get you on your way.  It's time for you to visit Rhonda at Heart2hand's Highlights - Wait till you see what she has to share with you - she is SO talented!  Here's our lineup for the weekend - Please share this hop with your friends and invite them to jump along with us:

My Little Corner <-- You are here :) 

Wishing you a day fulled with sunshine & inspiration!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. This little album is adorable (so is your little girl). I love amusement parks and all kinds of rollercoasters. I'm a new follower & thanks for a chance to win.

  2. Very cute ..think i might borrow the idea for a wedding card , thanks..
    and to answer your questions .. Do you like amusement parks? If so, what is your favorite ride?
    YES , I love DISNEYLAND... there's no place else on earth like it .. my favorite ride would have to be all of them :)

  3. Jocelyn is absolutely adorable...such a pretty little girl! Love the album...might have to scraplift this one.
    I loved amusement parks when I was younger. As a kid, the tilt-a-whirl was my favorite, but as I got older, my all time favorite became Star Tours at Disney. :)


  4. Love the Tags... thanks for the Candy too!!

  5. What a cute idea! Love it! I enjoy amusement parks when the weather is nice. The Tilt-A-Whirl is my all-time favorite ride. :-)

  6. Adorable. I love it! I love mini coin envies and what a bright and fun one for your daughter. Ya'll have been busy! I love amusement parks, we hope to go to Dutch Wonderland next year! I am a roller coaster girl!

  7. Love that mini album! I'm going to have to learn how to make those. I'm already a follower. As for amusement parks, I love them!! I can't count how many time I've been to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Six Flags. I would have to say my favorite ride is the Teacups at Disneyland. Even as an adult, I love them. They're so cute and sweet!


  8. Too cute! You made it look much easier to create than I expected.

  9. Hi Sweetie,
    Hows my leprechaun sis? Love your project, so
    cool the way you glued all those envies together
    to make it. Hugs, Kathy/heaven4333

  10. What a cute idea! I'm going to have to try this idea for my Little Dude. And as for amusement parks, I love the roller coasters, but won't get to ride any this year. I'll have to wait until at least January!

  11. Julie - love the mini, and the paper! I love amusement parks as well - There is a Six Flags about 2 hours away and am trying to make it there sometime this summer. Roller coasters, here I come!!

  12. I love this album, it is so cute! I am going to have to try to make one these for my son, thank you for the great idea!

  13. Wow, your mini album is great! Following your blog now and look forward to seeing more of your creations!


  14. WOW, this is beautiful! great job!


  15. Love this - what a cute idea!

  16. Hi Julie,

    Awesome album and great idea! I love your paper choices and I will have to try this one!

  17. What a little angel! I didn't even realize you were a Mommy; lucky you :) I will also have to scraplift this idea... I am an amusement park fanatic - point me to the rollercoasters!

  18. Julie, what a wonderful project! The papers are perfect and it is such a cute idea (and of course wonderfully done!). Looks like you are all having a great summer! Thanks for sharing the idea, your talent, and offering up the blog candy! My fav ride was always the merry-go-round! (yes, I am a wimp!)

  19. Adorable project!!! Love the paper you used. My favorite is amusement parks, love the swings! Thanks for sharing! Charlotte

  20. I love roller coasters....your creations are fantastic!

  21. LOVE the mini...cute idea I will be lifting..and your DD Is adorable.

    Thanks for the chance to join this blog hop and the candy.


  22. Julie, your mini album is so cute & your dgtr is adorable! My fav. park is Disney World, fav. ride "It's a small world." Unfortunately it was closed when we took ds there last year. We will take him again & hopefully it won't be closed again! Thanks for the offer of candy.

  23. Fabulous mini album. Roller coasters are great. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  24. I just love that summery project, and your little girl is adorable. I LOVE amusement parks, especially the ROLLER COASTER. :)

  25. Love the mini, what a great idea!!!!!!! amusement to go but i dont really ride much, my fun is always watching Jerry & the kids on the rides and snapping away pics!

  26. The mini is adorable and so is your little girl! We love amusement parks! We just took our daughter to Disneyland (she is two) for the first time this year. Our favorite ride was Alice In Wonderland!

  27. Hi Julie, I just found the hop you had this weekend, and see your coin envelope mini-album. How adorable!! You did a fantastic job. Absolutely love it. You are lucky to have the Tags Bags Boxes and More cart because it's discontinued now, and a month or so back I was seeing it on Amazon for like $150! Ridiculous. Anyway, terrific job.--Pat N.