December 4, 2007

Meander Book & Post 300 Blog Candy!

When I saw this as part of the Holiday Blitz Tutorials over at Splitcoaststampers I knew I wanted to make one, but I didn't get around to it until yesterday. I used some Fall Flowers designer series paper from Stampin' Up! that I have laying around still. I really need to use my scraps up before the new catalog is out, or before I get my hands on the new designer series paper I ordered on Saturday.



Instead of using coasters for the front of the Meander Book I used the backing that comes with the Designer Series paper and I cut mine to 3 1/4" square because I liked the size better in comparison to my pages. I then used my Bind It All to bind the covers and pages together. The front is stamped in Always Artichoke and Ruby Red ink using the sentiment from All Holidays.



This is the first page of the inside of my book. It has a picture of Evan this summer as he played in our blow up pool. It makes me feel nice and warm on this freezing cold Winter day. I long for some warmer weather already and it has just started to get frigid cold here.



I used my 1 1/4" circle punch to punch a notch out of the pocket pages and then used Always Artichoke cardstock with the corners rounded for journaling tags.



If you haven't tried out this tutorial, you really should. It is such a neat way to make a little book of photos to keep in your purse or can be a great gift for grandparents this Christmas.

I can't believe that I've made it to Post 300 already! The end of this month marks my first year blogging and it has gone so fast. To celebrate I have some Blog Candy for you! I have so much Designer paper sitting in my stash there is no way I am going to get through it all without sharing some for you. I have Stampin' Up! paper, as well as My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey and a bunch of other 6X6 sheets to share. Just leave a post here telling me which Stampin' Up! set you are sad to see on the retiring list. The link it in my post below on December 1st, or you can go to the Stampin' Up! website here to see it as well. I will use Random.org to pick a winner on Thursday morning.

46 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Maybe because of the time of year it is but gotta say Flaky Friends. This little book is adorable, gotta try this and use my "bind it all" hatta have it, haven't used it.LOL.

Melissas said...

I have the same favorite - Flaky Friends. It is just too cute!

Allison said...

My snowman set of choice...It's Snow Time! Sigh...

Cathy said...

Congrats on your post! I would have to say the snowman sets, but can't wait to see what they are going to replace them with.
Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Pegg S said...

Congrats on one year and 300 posts!! You've really have gone such a long way in such a short time! Love seeing your beautiful work!

I'm sad to see Linen go-- so surprised by it. I don't own it but have always eyed it. But I can't wait to see the new sets!!

canben said...

I'm equally sad about the 2 sets I am losing! I'm losing both Linen and Headline Alphabet! Good thing I had JUST convinced my hubby I needed the Jumbo Outline alphabet!

Denise... said...

Flaky Friends :c( Congrats on your blog!

Anonymous said...

I am so sad to see yhe monograms go... I have yet to collect them ALL and a full set would have really been nice... oh well, I have the alphabet letters that I NEED so I guess I'll just have to "suffer" through {wink!}

Congrats on 300 posts and here is to the next 300!!

Rubber Hugs,
Char in So Cal
scrampaddict@cox.net

Cindy Vernon said...

I am sad to see Frosty go. I just pulled him out to make Christmas cards for this year. You can see the one that I just posted on my blog www.cindyvernon.blogspot.com. He was an oldy but goody but I'm keeping him because every couple of years I'll pull him out and do something new with him.

scfranson said...

I'm sad to see a lot of them go but I'd have to say Flowers and is my pick.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

nak said...

Autumn Fest!

-Nancy Ann

NCKimberleigh said...

Most definitely the monograms! I planned on purchasing one a month til I had them all and now I have run out of time. So sad!

Andrea said...

I'm sad for Bundle of Joy! I really wanted this set - but I hope that since it is leaving that they'll give us some new baby sets!

Congrats on your 300 posts!!

Linda SS said...

Yup - for me it's the ever popular Flakey Friends. I just made 5 cards with it last week & will never tire of that one.

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Flaky Friends is my fav. one that will be missed I'm sure.
Thanks for sharing.
Kelly

Suzanne said...

I guess I am not the only one. I am sad to see Flaky Friends go - it was my first Christmas set and I love the images! Congrats on the 300th post!

Lilian said...

i am so sad that they are retiring bundle of joy. it has the most adorable bear and giraffe!! too cute.

congratulations on your post and thanks for the chance to win! :)

CAKVD said...

I'm such a sucker for SU paper!! What an awesome giveaway!! I am sad to see All About U going. I haven't ordered it yet and I would love to get it.....however, I'm already way over my scrapbooking budget so I doubt I'll be able to get it. *sigh* Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Shelly said...

I am addicted to dp paper, so cool! I am sad to see It's Snow Time go. There were so many fun and creative ways to use this set!

Jan Scholl said...

the only set i wanted that is retiring I just happened to order the last day of Novembe-Farm Fever. I had anything else for a while on the list.

Heidi said...

Hm... have been so busy have not really focused on this list. I am sad to see serene sunflowers go though, bought it and hardly used it but I love it still.
Heidi

Christi said...

Congrats on your hits!! I was sad to see All About U going. I don't have this set yet and am seriously debating buying it with Christmas money. Thanks for the awesome candy!!

All Pink girl said...

wow gorgeous work love it ,Dawnx

Linda said...

one of my favorite sets--Looks like Spring---I will be sad to see it leave.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

Wife2TJ said...

I am sad to see flaky friends on the list. That set is soo cute! I am using it on my Christmas cards this year!

Thanks for sharing blog candy for us all!

Tricia said...

Linen!!! I can't believe they're retiring Linen!!! Uggh!!!!!!!! I use that bg stamp all the time!!

JenMarie said...

Congrats on the hits!!
So sad to see Frosty go!!

Anonymous said...

All about you! I use it all of the time. I'm sure going to miss it. Congratulations on all of your hits!

Jennifer

Monika said...

Congratulations on your 300th posts and 1 year of blogging.! I am sad to see Frosty go.

Amy G. said...

I'm so jealous...I don't have a bind it all. Your book turned out great! Wow, 1 year of blogging already...I can't imagine! I'll be sad to see 'it's now time' leave...it's such a fun set and I'm just started to use it more.

mishkismom said...

Congrats on your hits! Love the meander book! I will miss Linen the most.. but poor poor Frosty! lol He made it so lang and now to go in a POOF! Poor Poor Frosty...
jan

MJ said...

Serene Sunflower and Linen. Great blog.

mel said...

I'm surprised to see Headline alphabet retired already. I thought it would be around longer. Thanks for your blog. Love it.

tyrymom29 said...

COngrats on all the post Woohoo!!!! Im deff gonna try this tutorial Im still strugglin with journals and books Im not sure why IT looks easy and then it never turns out the way I want it too....Im still a newbie tho ...So I guess it will take a while to LOOK this good !!! Im sad to see flaky friends go also ....It was one of the first ones i purchased also and I still use it often .

Tiffany said...

There are so many wonderful sets that we are loosing, I'm loosing 16 this time which isn't to bad. But I'm sad to see Double Line Doodles go. It seems like I got it just yesterday and now it will be going. Oh well, I love to use my retired sets anyway.. Congrats on the Blog Sucess!!!

Carol Lee said...

love this little book and the Bind It All is definitely on my list for Santa this year. I cannot believe they're retiring Linen! I have to order one for myself before they're gone! TFS some fabulous DP! What a great prize that is! Congrats on all the hits:)

InspiredByInk said...

Lovely book! I'm sad to see the on the spot BG and both linen and aida cloth go. But that just means there's something MUCH cooler coming down the pipeline! woo hoo!

Bobbie :)

Angel Wilde said...

As I am not a demo, the only reason I am sad it is leaving is that I will not see as many ideas for it, but I would say "Looks like Spring". Also, I need to get the Headline Numbers to match my Headline Alpha before it's gone!

Alison Molumby said...

Excellent candy! Thanks for the op. I'd have to say that I am most sad about the retiring alphabets... Headline, Letterpress, and Typeset. At least they left me my Big Deal! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

Lastel said...

I am sad to see Abundant Joy leave , I don't think it was given a long enough chance in the catty , it is a beautiful set !

Anonymous said...

I am sad to see Bodacious Bouquet retire. I know it has been on the dormant list but I was really hoping it would show up in the next catalog! Oh well!
Congrats on your 300th post! I love reading your blog!
Julie N

Shannon McGann said...

You did a great job on the book! Thanks for sharing! I'm sad to see Fine Lace go. It's my favourite BG stamp. Congratulations on 300 posts! Your blog is fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win!

amyd8776 said...

Congratulations on your 300th hit. Your blog is wonderful. I love the book.

I am sad to see Bodacious Bouquet and Cold Play retire. I'll have to find new favorites.

Amie said...

Monograms =(

dd2njoy said...

Love your book it looks great!!
There are so many I hate to see go!
Flaky friends is one i'm going to miss!! But I can't wait to see what they come out with!!!Thanks for the chance at your candy!!!
Happy Holidays!!

Bluemoon said...

It's Frosty :( ... I've wanted to order him for years and didn't and still do not have a snowman. Awww Frosty! Happy Holidays & Congratulations.