Friday, May 29, 2009

InStyle Beach Blog Hop!

It is time for the InStyle Blog Hop! And today we have gone to the beach! yes this months new images are all ready for the warm weather and have gone to the beach to cool off!

My project was something new for me... I used my Bind it All and made an acrylic mini album for a Spring Break memory album... man was I scared to punch those holes but the BIA just went right through!!


I colored up "Beach Dude" and "Surfer Girl" with my Copics and then cut them out with my Fiskar's kraft knife. I just could leave Beach Dude's swim trunks plain... ha I used a mini flower stamp and gave him some beach flowers! Hubby thought I was nuts laughing when I did this!
I used mini brads to make her sunglasses look like mirrored glasses.. hmm don't know if that ended up working.. LOL But oh well... they are domed mirror glasses!
The words are cut out with my MM Slice - the beach pattern paper is attached on the inside of the acrylic as is the Spring Break 09.. my good looking couple are attached on the front of the acrylic - it is so hard to tell by the photos.. but in person they really look as if they are standing out and the beach is in the background -


I tied a bunch of orange and white and red and white gingham ribbon on the wire binding for some fun. I kept this simple... I wanted to add more but just loved how real it all looked. So I stopped. The inside has card stock inside to use a journal or add photos - I may decorate the inside or leave that to the person I give it to...

Ok now to the HOP info....

There are prizes again this month!!
You can visit each of the DT and see their work ( you can find every one's name on my side bar under the InStyle logo), then go to the InStyle Stamps Blog HERE you will be able to vote for which ever project you like the most... this would be where you vote for my Acrylic Album... LOL This is how the one of the DT can win - whoever gets the most votes wins... now for you to win...
Just leave a comment in the comment field and then a random name will win a GRAND PRIZE this month! But you need to do it soon.. at 11:59pm EST on Saturday, May 30th to voting ends!
Then the winners will be announced on Monday, June 1st when we do the month in review post.
Have fun hopping from beach to beach - and don't forget to vote for me.. ahem I mean vote for your favorite.. that way we can both win a prize :0)
HUGS and-

16 comments:

mycardz said...

What a GREAT idea!! I love it. Awesome design and coloring too! I love these new images. :)

Cathy said...

This is a great idea!!Very cute!! love it!

Hugs, Cathy

Crazy Creations said...

COOL I LOVE YOUR BLOG TO CUTE SARAH

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely work, love the journal. Kim

Kim said...

Michelle that is beautiful!!! What a fabulous album!!! I wish I went on a trip somewhere so I could buy that from you!!! It's fantastic!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Melissa said...

What a great idea for an album! I love your coloring on the surfboard!

BabeCaddy said...

Very cute!

Vicky said...

I would never have thought about a Spring Break project (maybe that's because it's been many years since I've been on Spring Break! HA!). Fabulous project and I love the mirrored glasses. You're coloring on the surfboard is beautiful!

Ila said...

I love this project Michelle!...The images are both fabulous and colored beautifully..love the glasses!!..I must get my bind it all ...out of the box..lol..Have a Great Weekend!!..Hugs, Ila

Risa said...

Very cute project Michelle!
hugs
Risa:)

Jacilynn said...

Soo cute! GReat job. I love it

Jodi said...

Great idea and pretty coloring!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Heidi said...

This is just so great Michelle.
Love it

Hugs and love
Heidi

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your journal!! Very cute!!

Tracey said...

This is fantastic Michelle!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Great Idea Michelle, love the images and your beautiful colouring.Have a wonderful Sunday, Big Hugs, Nikki x