Monday, 30 May 2011

The Happiness Blog Hop!

Welcome to The Happiness Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from
Fun Mama, but if you haven't and you'd like to join in, start here where Stephanie will explain what's going on. She might also tell you about a little giveaway she's running if you ask nicely :D
Stephanie runs the My Scrap Happy Project on her blog, and challenged us to write a post that combines scrapbooking and happiness in some way. Easy, I thought, I scrap because it makes me happy. Done. But that would be a very short post! So I thought a bit more about why scrapping makes me happy, and I decided that, for me, it's about exploring my creative side to create small pieces of, well, art I suppose, although I don't always think of it like that. I find enjoyment in the whole process: I love to take photos; I was a stationery addict long before I 'found' scrapbooking supplies so becoming addicted to those was inevitable; and who doesn't love cutting and sticking?! 
I thought I'd share with you two of the things that make me the happiest when scrapping - gorgeous patterned papers, and photos of my lovely puppy. Enjoy!
I made this minibook with the May kit from The Sampler, a sheet of patterned Kraft card from Papermania and my Bind-It-All. The reverse of each page is currently blank so that I can add lots of journaling later.







To enter the giveaway from Scrapworthy Lives, be sure to comment below! You can earn one entry per blog. So that means if you visit everyone’s blog and comment on each of their blogs, you can get 13 entries! All entries must be posted by Friday, June 3 at midnight Central Standard Time (Chicago, IL, USA). Stephanie will ship anywhere in the world. The winner will be announced on Sunday, June 5 on Scrapworthy Lives.

11 comments:

Stephanie Medley-Rath said...

What a cute puppy! Thanks for participating in the happiness blog hop! Nice post.

The Scrapbook Garden said...

I can see through your layouts how happy it makes you to do scrapbooking. I think once you try this craft you are hooked! Ann x

Kimberlee said...

What a cute mini book. :D You are inspiring me to get out the binder I just got (still in the box in the closet). Thanks for sharing.

misteejay said...

Beautiful minibook Jules and fab project.

The photos are lovely - lucky you having such a great subject to take snaps of.

Toni xx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

fab mini book

Sharis said...

Love the cover of your book.
I have two doggies, but they do not like the camera, so pictures with them are rare.

Ade said...

Cute album and adorable doggy! I love patterned paper too!

Sara G. said...

Gorgeous patterned papers and photos also make me happy! My favorite photos are of my son, husband and dogs.

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

You touched on another aspect of scrapbooking that makes me happy - mini books! I love my bind-it-all, although I don't use it nearly often enough.

Claireliz said...

Lovely book Jules & cute poochie photos - I'm not speaking to my dog today, he kept getting me out of bed, pretending he wanted to go out then just sat there wagging his tail & smiling, normally it's cute but not between 1am & 4am :(
C
xx

Bubbles said...

Oh... cute puppy - is Mojo a 'he' or a 'she' I wonder?