Sunday, November 24, 2013

112413 CKC November Challenge #1 Blog Hop

Once again we are hop-hop-hopping along peeking in on the varied results to a stimulating challenge project this month at Counterfeit Kit Challenge! Follow the links at the bottom of my post & don't miss one bit of the creative genius represented there.

The challenge this month was to make a mini-book sharing what you are thankful for. Of course here in the USA November is our celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. Thankfulness, however, can be found anywhere & everywhere - it doesn't depend on the circumstances that you find yourself in or your bank balance, a good hair day or the sun shining, delicious food or great company...

For me, I had an especially precious time back in September when our entire family piled into a
12-passenger van & drove 1,500 miles round trip in 4 days to introduce the grandbabies to their great-grandparents!

Let's start with this wonderful 7Gypsies Naked Gypsy Wire-O album.

(Loved their tag - very inspiring)

Okay so I grabbed a whole bunch of goodies out of my kit & printed off some 2x3s from our trip.

 I had this long strip of really thick transparency with this leaf image so I fussy-cut it
& punched a few holes, then slit them so I could insert it into the wire binding of my book.
I put another of a bird in with the pages from the japanese garden. I love how transparency inserts look in minis!

Let's have a look!
 (Closure detail - there is a small button on the inside)

(I wrote a haiku... :~)

Don't you just LOVE having your kit to make the work easy?

Tricia go here!


  1. What a brilliant mini-book - such a lovely occasion and I adore the Haiku!

  2. how absolutely amazing! I love all the 'stuff' on your desk!! Could easily sit to it an play!!! You've transformed it into a fabulous little album!

  3. Wow, you've achieved decorative splendor, for sure!

  4. Adorable mini! I love the transparency and especially the Haiku :)

  5. What a great mini. You make it look so easy.

  6. What a trip that must have been! Amazing. And a lovely little book to re-live those wonderful memories!

  7. What a sweet mini album. Great idea of inserting the transparency into the mini and I love your closure.
    Cindy F

  8. Beautiful mini album :) Looks like it was a grand time too. LOL love the shot of you craft desk it looks like mine when I'm working on a project. :)

  9. A great job on commemorating this unusual and important trip.


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