Wednesday, May 11, 2011

BO BUNNY MAY BLOG HOP

Hello blog hoppers!!!! If you are already hopping along with us, you probably got to my blog from Mahlin, but if not and want to hop along, head on to Bo Bunny's blog to start!

I have done a mini-album specially for this blog hop but I will show three - - just to cover all types of projects - - and all of them feature the Olivia Collection.

I have a confession to make: when I first got hold of Olivia, I knew right away that I wanted to use it on something personal about me. It took time for me to use because I was waiting for the special photos and concept...

I think it was sometime in August last year when someone lent me an itty bitty book called "A Short Guide to a Happy Life" by Anna Quindlen. It's a really simple book, a fast read - - you can finish it in 5 minutes!!!! Funny how something small can hugely affect you and how you view your life!!!

For this blog hop, allow me to deviate a little, as I would want to share the words that made an impact on me...

You are the only person alive who has sole custody of the life of your mind and of your heart.
Show up. Listen. Try to laugh.
Keep still. Be present.Love the journey, not the destination. Today is the only guarantee you get.
Learn to look at all the good in the world and try to give some of it back.
Learn to be happy.
School never ends. The classroom is everywhere. The exam comes at the very end.
I used Bo Bunny's My Edgy Album in Clover - - this is sooooo easy to use!!! I didn't want to cover it with patterned paper anymore as it's beautiful as is already, I just distressed it and it's good to go!!!

The mini-album took me less than a day to finish. I wanted it to be like the book where it got it's inspiration - - simple, fast and straight to the heart. Ooohhh, just in case you're wondering why I'm in costume in the photos (blushing here), it's because I was one of the emcees during my company's Christmas party (I guess they needed a clown!!!! LOL!!!!). Special thanks to JayR Purisima, my idol and colleague, for the photos!!!

So there, hope you like the album. Just in case, you would want to see more possibilities with the Olivia Collection, allow me to share a layout and a card that I have done also with this line:


How to win a prize?

One blog hop participant that leaves a comment on each of the designers' blogs will be chosen at random to win a Bo Bunny prize package. To be eligible for the second prize leave a comment on the Bo Bunny blog after hopping through all the blogs and one will be chosen at random. The winners will be announced next Wednesday on the Bo Bunny blog. This is the first of 3 blog hops happening this month, so good luck!!!

Before you go on:

1) Let me invite you to follow me on my blog;

2) Leave a comment here (good luck bagging the super yummy prize!!!!!!);

3) Hop on to Irene!!!

Off you go!!! Thanks for hopping along with us!!!

janis

149 comments:

KateB said...

WOW-yup shouted it in caps...and those pics are sheer beauty! Can't believe you whipped these goodies up so quickly! Loving all!

Scrapidea said...

Oh I love minibooks! What a nice work, thanks for sharing.

TeenaBugg38 said...

What amazing projects! And I do love your mini...you rocked it! And I just love those little tickets....such cuteness!!

siostry dwie said...

Very inspired piece of beautiful work! We love the all the sentences, particularly: "Love the journey, not the destination"...

Shannon said...

Janis....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work. I've added myself to your followers!

diana said...

What lovely creations, a mini-book, a LO and a card! Thank you for sharing these and also for sharing something of yourself. I am going to look up the book you recommended. Best wishes! ;-)

Nicole said...

Oh My Janis!!! You've outdone yourself! The minibook is simply exquisite! Just reading the quotes you used inspired me to no end. I might just have to scraplift a little, if you don't mind... The bride layout is beautiful. Love all the punch work and the flowers!

Patrice said...

Your work is absolutely gorgeous and I also love the mini edgy albums! Keep inspiring and thank you!

Lisa said...

great work! I´m amazed!

jacirascrap said...

Que show!! Um imenso projeto MARAVILHOSO!! E suas fotos são demais de lindas!! Adorei!!

Tonia said...

I like this colors very very much!
This project is simply beautiful
:)

T said...

i love making mini books, i hate storing them. any tips?

Viol said...

OOOOOO!!!! THIS IS WONDERFUL!!!!!:):)

Shelley said...

Wow! Such awesome projects--I'm (almost) speechless!

Clever Creations said...

Awesome mini album...thanks for sharing.

Lillian Child said...

Your projects are so beautiful! And the Bo Bunny papers just make every page POP! Absolutely delightful creativity!

mow180 said...

Amazing work, it's all so beautiful and I really like the card.

Linda said...

What a lovely creations, super.

Lady_Libellule said...

One word : WOW!!! I like that!!!

photochic said...

I'm following you now your album is GORGEOUS! I have some of this paper and embellies, but what I did with i is waaay not as beautiful as your work! Purely amazing. :)

Laurence said...

Gorgeous projects with these papers, love love them !

Cassie said...

I love all the projects you showed! The layout and card are so beautiful and so is that amazing mini album!

DanaMK said...

This is just beautiful! I love your pages and all the details but your journalling is what I find most inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

Sarah-R said...

Wow - absolutely gorgeous projects Janis!

Snips and Snails said...

You do fabulous work. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Fran Brunke said...

Gorgeous project. Love how the Olivia line works so perfectly with your content. Inspiring!

Terés said...

Oh my... You are pure talent girl! I love all your work!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Your projects are gorgeous, Janis!! I love the layering on your mini album and the pretty colors you used!

Diane said...

I love the mini album and have been thinking about that one so thanks for the good description!!

Kelly Massman said...

Your work is beautiful!

Scrapycandy said...

The colors in the paper line are so vibrant! And your work really does it justice. Thank you for the really terrific inspiration.

Eva - Esaga said...

Es un albom precioso y las fotos muy bonitas.
Besos

Carol said...

WOW the mini is beautiful and inspring. Fabulous job also on all the projects. TFS

silke said...

How wonder- and colourful! Like it!

Jessica said...

Wow, your mini album is so elegant. I love the quotes, guess I'm gonna have to get the book now to read more! I thought the "costume" was pretty! Happy to be a new follower of your awesome work!
Feel free to follow back!
:O)
Jessica
jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com

Shona said...

wow Janice those are all amazing projects. That collection is just gorgeous and you rocked it.

Diana said...

OMG what great projects. I really love each of it but the mini album is just amazing. So many details but simple. Thanks for so much inspiration.

thekolbes said...

So unique. It is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Monica said...

I just love this range of papers and the work you've done with it is so inspiring and beautiful!!!

Carla said...

wow love the work that you have done using Bo Bunny! Great job!

ל בריבוע said...

wow your works are amazingggg

i love your style

sukariot
http://sukariot.blogspot.com/

alwayscharlie said...

FABULOUS!! No other words are necessary!!

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Christiane said...

talented chicken, you!!
hugs

Scrapbookdoll said...

this is so amazing!!!
a very beautiful minibook!
a gorgeous layout and a lovely card!
marie-anne

joybear said...

Everything is so beautiful!! Love all the flowers!!

Betty Jo said...

Love your little book!! Its given me some inspiration for a tiny mini book that I am working on!!

Director of Operations said...

so stinkin' cute!! Love it...
Wendy

judybob3 said...

Love all the layers......gorgeous job!

myriammg said...

very dynamic and with harmony

Jasmine said...

Very pretty mini album!! What great quotes and what a cute little inspirational book for yourself!

lynn79 said...

oh this is beautiful! what a great concept!

Scrapfanaat Peter said...

What a lot of work has been this album. He's very pretty.

Regards Peter Scrap Fanatic

cvanholstein said...

Hi Janis,
What a beauty!
Love your mini and NO WAY I could make it in 5 minutes!! :+]
Bride page is perfect.
I like your blog and will follow you!
Thankks and kind regards,
Corina

pinksparklyscraps said...

This mini is beautiful - can't believe it only took a day. Love the journalling - very good advice!!
I love the Olivia LO too - might have to buy some of this paper xx

Marielle said...

What a beautifull projects, i love te minialbu such a pertty en collorfull piece wow...
Much love Marielle

Theresa said...

Love the words. See why they were your inspiration. The book is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

The Workmans said...

OH MY!!! I heart minibooks and yours is exceptional!! I LOVE it!! It's beautiful! You are so creative!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

macjen03 said...

What a beautiful book, layout and card!! I love it all!!

mimisimon said...

Awesome projects.

Rachel said...

love all the layers! for the record-I think you look beautiful in that outfit!

Mrude said...

Wow! This's amazing minibooks!!

Katie said...

The creativity in your work is over the top!!!

Ashley said...

wow, im truly speechless. that mini album is AMAZING. i stared at it for a while and was just mesmerized! love it!

Twinkle Toes said...

oh my!! That is stunning!! I SOOO must sort out some of my pics into a minibook! Thanks for the inspiration!

Keren Tamir said...

really nice work, I love it!!1

Ashley said...

Thank you so much for sharing that album and posting what it actually says. very inspirational words. this line is very versital.

Irit Shalom said...

Lovely colors, great mini book!! Love it

sharon g said...

Very pretty little book. Thanks

Lorraine said...

wow this is so amazing i absolutely love the photos on your project they look beautiful xx

Marcie said...

Love the album.

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful! I love those papers and that mini album is incredible!

Darcy said...

what a gorgeous book!

Chelsey said...

I LOVE your style! You are so talented and how you arrange your embellishments and use color is just amazing! Thanks for sharing your art with us all ;-)

horriblecrafter said...

Ahhh... I love your mini!

sclugo said...

Gorgeous projects! Love Them All!

bern_emma said...

I love your mini album! Very inspiring!

jengd said...

Utterly stunning! That book is unbelievable and the layout gorgeous!

Tracy said...

I love your little album, the colors are breath taking.. thank you for the inspiration!!!

Sandydee said...

This is just wonderful. I love all of the colors and the emblishments.

Sandy Duley

sdul at insightbb dot com

Lee-Anne said...

You did a great job with the Olivia papers. I love your projects! I am now following you too!

darkchami said...

Your work is absolutely gorgeous. I am truly amazed.

Cyndy said...

What a gorgeous mini=book!!! And the lo and card are great too! But those quotes in the mini book are just fabulous!

Tanya said...

Wow, your projects are amazing! I really love your mini album, I need to try to make one, yours is just gorgeous!!

Okispice said...

What a super- fun mini album. Love the photos in it too.

byAnnette said...

Pretty
I like not hiding the clover book

anazelia said...

That album is so wonderful. I am a new follower

Lauram said...

Amazingly beautiful!!!

Sharon said...

what a special minibook and layout...fantastic work.

Judith aka materialgirl said...

OMG - your minibook, your layout and your card are all super super super fabulous. Love em all

ashley said...

So gorgeous! Your pics are amazing, and your mini to show them off too! :)

Sweet Scrappin' Memories said...

WOW!! Beautiful creations .....

~Melissa~ said...

Oh wow Janis...I always love all your work. It's all gorgeous!!

Georgee said...

Wow! love that album & your wonderful layouts!

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Janis ~ I LOVE all of your projects for the hop ~ You never cease to amaze me with your talent, your mini-album, layout and card are just beautiful!

LatteLover said...

that is such a beautiful book! I love it!

Veronica said...

The tree projects are amazing. Love your use of flowers and layers, specially in your layout. TFS! :D vron

poohzbr said...

Very beautiful!!! Love the pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!!

cowbelleru said...

Breath taking. Every page, every quote spoke to my heart. Amazing collection and colors. TFS and a chance to win.
cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

Tamara DeCoito said...

what a wonderful album and lo thanks for sharing

Cynthia B. said...

Your mini is amazing! You're right, you don't need to cover it w/ paper - looks gorgeous as you have it with embellishments here and there. Your layout and card are lovely as well. TFS!

Lisa K said...

Yay - already a follower of course cos you are so clever and inspirational!
Love the mini album!

Sandy said...

You sure looked beautiful. Love the minibook! You are right - it did not need paper. I'm going to look for it right now! Oh - the layout and the card are fabulous, too!

skeeteror said...

What a beautiful project! I love your quotes! ~Bev~

Lina said...

Oh wow - that is so so pretty. Gorgeous little album, and love the layout and card. So many pretty details.

Vicky Varvadouka said...

WOW!!! Beautiful mini album! You have done so much detailed work in each page!!! I love the layout and the card too!!!TFS

Sophia said...

What a beautiful projects, love all the details...♥

Scraptacular Images said...

So gorgeous - I think Olivia is my all time favourite BB collection!

Lucylou said...

oh my god just love your style!I love minis.Super!Super!

Kathy said...

I already follow your blog, and I continue to be amazed at your beautiful talent! Your mini album is amazing! Thanks for some great inspiration!

Kathy said...

Your talent is amazing. and I absolutely love this mini album. Thanks for sharing some great ideas. I am already a follower of yours!

Vicky Alberto said...

oh Janis beautiful mini and pictures of you!

Sabrina said...

what beutiful work!! and message!!!

Lisa P said...

Fabulous job! I love the line of paper you used.

audrey said...

Oh My Janis!!! The minibook is simply amazing! The quotes you used inspired me so much. Love all the layering!

Fleur said...

Wow!!
I love your minibook!!!

savyjade said...

I absolutely love your projects. You are incredibly talented! TFS.

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Love that mini album! Gave me some idea :-)

kgscrapper said...

Minibooks are so much fun!! I love that you didn't cover it in pattern paper!! The layout is great...the card is FABULOUS!! Love the layers!!

sixofone said...

What a beautiful minibook. Fabulous pictures too. And the LO is stunning

Jodie61 said...

Oh My Goodness, your words are so great!!! I have goosebumps all over! Your work is always beautiful and so is your heart! Thank you for sharing!

Vicki said...

WOW!!! I am impressed! Beautiful book and layout!! These are my faves for sure!!

Flower Power said...

Hi Janis, wow I love it, such great ideas and good advice. I neeed that little book!

Christa said...

WOW!!!! Everything you did is just beautiful and amazing. I loved the book, the layout, and the card.

Karen L said...

Wow, every project that I see just gets better and better! Your album is so beautiful. I love the eclectic design and choice of colors...and the feelings behind the pages and photos makes it special. Georgeous! I signed up as a follower and can't wait to see the rest of your posts!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Wow, this is simply stunning. Love all of your gorgeous details and how meaningful it is to you personally!

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Kath Hernandez said...

wonderful mini album, Janis!! A work of art, indeed!! =)

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Your work is gorgeous! I love how simple, yet powerful all of the pieces are! New follower!!

Taty said...

I loved your mini, cute as all you do.
His works are fascinating!
Congratulations
Taty Vanessa

Taty said...

Just a hit this work.
Taty

La Vikinga said...

Hi; I'm susprised you have so many beautiful pages and a wonderful wedding LO and so few comments! I liked all the very well eleborated pages of your minialbum and the message on the pages; and the Olivia LO is marvellous!!!

Greetings from Sweden

gilroy gal said...

Gorgeous..the colors, the layers, the photos...everything!

Natalie said...

WOW!!! What a GORGEOUS album! I love it! Very inspiring!

Janet said...

Your projects are amazing!!!!!!!!!

Sue D said...

Your mini album is fabulous--great photos and inspiration. I like the other projects too.

Claire Newcombe said...

Gorgeous colours and beautiful embellishments. The papers are perfect. I love creating mini albums and your are inspirational.
Thank you

alisa logue said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for being such an inspiration! -Alisa

Grammy Gayle said...

Beautiful mini album! Luv the Olivia collection!

Cottagerca said...

Ha, Janis, a friendly face from scrap that........smile
Thanks for share your story about the book and i love your cut album. I think i will have to do one of these some day down the road. very nice
ava
cottagerca

Tina said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Love both your album, and the gorgeous layout. Thanks for sharing, will definately be back.

Tassie Deb said...

I love, love, love the mini album. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring. Deb xox

Konstancja said...

Amazing projects.

claudia said...

such a beautiful album you did!!
from clopatre

Just Me said...

Love your mini, so pretty. TFS!!

Crafty_Lady said...

Lovely album

Marielle said...

Beautifull projects....i love love love youre miniialbum its is o collorfull and pretty.....
Much love marielle

jonaks said...

so gorgeous!!!! loved them all!

{VICKI} said...

OMG!
Totally love your mini!
TFS

Paula said...

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous album and the added inspiration of the book you loved to read! I will be reading it too!

Moonie said...

beautiful work!!

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