Saturday, June 19, 2010

Scrapbook Heaven Dads and Grads Blog Hop

So glad you are here for the Scrapbook Heaven Dads and Grads Blog Hop & Crop. Be sure to make all of the stops on the hop by checking out the details here!

For my project I raided our garage, my hubby's toolbox, and our local hardware store for some everyday objects I could use to create a "manly" Father's Day Mini Album. On my search I found some assorted hardware like washers, bolts, nails, colored nails, S-hooks, hairpin pins, and also some chains, duct tape, colored duct tape, painters tape, paint chips, and spare keys:



I used all of these fabulous findings to put together this album, titled
"The Life You BUILD For Us":








*******MY BLOG GIVEAWAY************
To celebrate this Blog Hop in style, I am giving away this sweet blog candy to one lucky follower:


This prize includes Prima Viola ribbon, Heidi Grace rub ons, 7 Gypsies vintage ephemera tags, Maya Road journaling spots, a new set of glitter pens, and sooooooo much more!! To be entered to win, simply become a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post. The deadline to enter is Tuesday, June 22, so check back on Wednesday for the winner!




And now here are the pages of my album, along with ideas and tutorials for how to use your hardware store treasures:

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For this 'flower' embellie, I separated individual links from a chain and used them as petals arranged around a bolt for the flower center:

Page 4:

I found this really cool set of multi-colored zip ties in the garage and wanted to use them:

I simply tied several of the zip ties off to be the same size and arranged them as petals around a washer or bolt for the flower center:

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Page 6:

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**TUTORIAL**
I wanted to try to create a textured background with assorted hardware. I glued (Zip Dry worked fine) a variety of nails, washers, bolts, and a hairpin pin onto my Maya Misted chipboard page.

I covered the hardware and the chipboard with a layer of paint and waited for it to dry:

Then I sanded off some of the paint to reveal some of the silver of the hardware:

Here's the result:

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I also found this in the garage and wanted to play with it. Hubby says it's

I found that I was able to bend it the way I wanted it and simply put one gkue dot on the bottom, where the wire crossed over itself and then one on top.


Back Cover:

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You could also win a prize from Scrapbook Heaven by playing along with our online Crop. Create a project using my hardware ideas or tutorials and upload it to the Scrapbook Heaven online gallery by June 26. Post a link to your project in the comments section here as well. One lucky random winner will be selected to receive a great prize from Scrapbook Heaven!


48 comments:

  1. LOve it! You always do amazing detail. I love the ideas you have. The tols was great! Gives me some good idea of some pics I have of Phoebe "helping" daddy build things. Can't wait to try it out! THe textured backgroud was way cute!! THat and the flowers you made are my favorite! Love it all!!

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  2. If I could just have a tiny piece of your creative mind... Zip tie flowers?, chain link petals? and that key blank! You're a genius! Super duper inspiring. Thanks, April.

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  3. WOW!!!!!!! This is totally FABULOUS!!!! What a wondergul gift :)

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  4. Amazing!! I love it!! You are so creative!!

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  5. awesome album....such great ideas. so original. I love the paper line too

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  6. This is mini is packing major cuteness! Love the chunkyiness of this album, the details, and the tutorial! I'm going into sensory overload!!! Just gorgeous!

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  7. That album is awesome! Love how you used cable ties for flowers-so cool!

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  8. Oh my I Love this mini.
    I really like the title. I just may have to borrow this title. :)
    I am new to your blog, and am loving it.

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  9. I just love all the detail here. There is so much to look at, I be the album is even better in real life. I love your chain and tie flowers...very creative and goes nicely with all that you used. Fantastic Job!!!

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  10. This is just AMAZING!!! I've never seen such creativity using nuts and bolts etc.! LOVE the flowers you created out of the ties and chain links. The painted page using the nuts, bolts washers, etc. is so totally AWESOME! I just became a follower and I've been looking at your kits! I'm totally impressed!

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  11. wow I love the mixed media quality of your work very creative thanks for sharing Blessings Gail

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  12. oh I forgot to say thanks for the cool blog candy chance. I am already a follower blessings Gail

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  13. Your project is stunning. I'm a huge mini-album fiend so I love it!!

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  14. So creative. Love the embelies!

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  15. Crazy creative as always April! Wow, thanks for sharing!!

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  16. Wow April, this tutorial is sooo cool! I may have to scraplift! This is also great blog candy ;o) Have a great day, girl!

    Sandy Hubbard
    www.asmylittleworldturns.blogspot.com

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  17. I love this mini album. I often buy bits and pieces for scrapbooking at my local building supply warehouse.

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  18. Wow -- I LOVE these ideas. :) My DH isn't a builder per se, but my dad sure is...

    Carmen.

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  19. April! This mini is AMAZING!!! I love all the industrial embellies. So creative!!!! Wish I'd thought to do something like this for my hubby's father's day gift tomorrow!

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  20. This is stunning! Thank you for sharing this very unique project and for the awesome giveaway!

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  21. What a fun project!! I really love the blue key & the washer/ties flowers!

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  22. WOW!!!! AMAZING April! I truly love it!

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  23. oh my gosh what a lovely gift and great tutorial woulda never thought of the zap strap flowers AWESOME!!!

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  24. So, can I win twice in a row? LOL LOVE your mini-book - great ideas for using everyday hardware. I've always said the hardware store is a great place to shop. Thanks for all the details...your hubby is going to cherish this.
    Susan

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  25. GREAT giveaway and what an AMAZING mini!!!

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  26. Susan, I think you may have to sit this round out. Twice in a row might not be fair :) But I am glad you stopped by!!

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  27. Love all the elements you used, but my fav was the zip ties. I got some fun ideas for doing some layouts of my daughter with her dad that will make it easier to work with the pics (we're now divorced).

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  28. This was a wonderful gift. Thank you so much. Love you!

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  29. I'm not generally a fan of mini albums. But this is so awesome!!!!!

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  30. I am loving what you did with the zip ties!!!

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  31. I absolutely love what you did with all the assorted hardware pieces! I'm going to try this technique at home!

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  32. Awesome album!!! So great to see some guy themed inspirational pieces! :)

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  33. great job on the album! Love the way u made the flowers with the zip ties and also how u mixed so much different media! Great inspiration!

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  34. Gorgeous project thanks for the tutorial..

    janie boots

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  35. WOW!!! That is so amazingly creative! I LOVE it! I'm just starting out with scrapbooking/card-making...really in the baby stages, so looking at all of this cool stuff is both inspiring and a bit jaw-dropping! :)

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  36. Thanks for some inspiration! I've been in a bit of a rut, and your originality and beautiful colors really got my creative going!

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  37. What a great theme for a mini - love the tutorial!

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  38. Your mini album is amazing! You have so much talent, girl! Thanks also for the chance at your lovely giveaway!

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  39. All I can say is WOW! I wouldn't have thought of using those supplies on hand. lol Thanks for a chance at your giveaway!

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  40. LOVE IT! You are so creative! I always love everything you do!

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  41. pick me---i need more crafting supplies!

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  42. I don't think I can do near as good as you but I am doing the blog hop so will give it a try but don't be disapointed in me. LOL

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  43. April, this is so amazing! I love the flowers made with chain and zip ties. And the painted key on the cover is so cute! You did an awesome job with this challenge!

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  44. April ... how awesome! I am already a follower and appreciate this opportunity ...

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  45. OMGOODNESS! This is such a creative idea! I am definately going to use this someday. I LOVE IT!

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