Saturday, December 17, 2011

Welcome to the Hambly Design Team Blog Hop!

 Hi there and welcome to the Hambly Design Team Blog Hop!



We'd like to introduce you to the new design team members through a blog hop (and giveaway). Visit all 16 designer's blogs, where you can read a little bit about each member and see a project and/or tip about Hambly products. Leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts, then go to the Hambly Blog and leave comment. On Dec. 19th 2011 at 12 noon PST we will randomly pick and announce the winners on the Hambly Blog.

10 Random Facts About Me:
  1. I was born and raised in NYC, and I can't imagine living anywhere else.
  2. I have a bad habit of collecting handbags, shoes, and everything in between.
  3. I am a bit of a reality junkie and I have an appreciation for bad acting.
  4. I have a weakness for strawberry ice cream.
  5. Like many, I love to travel and experience different cultures.
  6. I love to make and design all kinds of things including jewelry, ceramics, and letterpress.
  7. I started scrapbooking seriously in 2003 investing in lots of paper, stamps and inks, etc.
  8. My scrapbooking style is a bit contemporary, a bit whimsical, and a bit crafty.
  9. I really enjoy scrapbooking the simple everyday moments that inspire me, not just the big events.
  10. I love scrapbooking because I get to recreate a moment in time, preserve it, remember it, and share it.

For this blog hop, I thought I'd share my December Daily foundation using Hambly overlays and pattern papers. I am slipping in daily Fuji Instax pictures, creating "photo booth" style photos, as well as snippets of lists and journaling in this album to show the progression of December. So I'll definitely be back in January to share my final album, photos, journaling, further embellishing and more!


Materials Used: Hambly Overlays: Lattice, Woodgrain, Mini Brocade; Hambly Pattern Papers: Brocade Blossom, Lattice; Hambly Rub-ons: Holiday Reindeer, Banners & Pennants; Stick-It Glimmer Stars, Janome Sew Mini Sewing Machine, sequins, white tissue paper, mini sheet protectors, various doilies

Here's a closer look and some tips!

Tip: Pre-sew embellishments on pages to make the process of daily documenting easier!
One of the reasons I usually fall of the wagon with daily scrapbooking albums is because I simply don't have time to embellish a page a day. So as you can see above, I have pre-sewn some white tissue paper to paper so I can very easily just slip a photo behind the top ruffle, and the page is practically complete.

Tip: A simple rub-on put on a clear sheet protector instantly dresses up and display any collection of cards or gift tags.
I tend to collect cards and gift tags so I like to include them in my December Daily. Instead of punching holes in them and directly adding them in to the album as a page, I tend to like the look of them being preserved. So I like to use sheet protectors where I can just simply throw in cards and gift tags collected.

Tip: Sew a clear transparency to the back of a Hambly overlay to create more pocket space!
One can never use enough pockets especially in the December Daily for quick and easy storage. With the pattern overlays, the pockets are beautiful and ready to give any album a layered look. Love!

Hope you like my take on the December Daily and don't forget to visit the entire Hambly design team's blogs, leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts, then go back to the Hambly Blog and leave a comment. Details above! Hambly design team's blogs:


Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

51 comments:

  1. The album looks great and thanks for the handy tips.
    Have fun on the humbly team.
    Sandra

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  2. oh yes, the book looks great!!! Have fun an take care! Nicole

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  3. So gorgeous, and the colour-scheme is just perfect. Am really looking forward to seeing the finished version. :)

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  4. I have yet to sew on an overlay but after seeing your book I have to give it a try.

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  5. Such a fabulous December Daily!!!!

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  6. What a pretty DD. I love the intense use of overlays. It give the book such great dimension. TFS!

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  7. That DD looks amazing! Happy holidays!

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  8. hi Pearl! I am very glad to use this opportunity to visit you one extra-time :-))) it always amazes me that you always manage to make something very different and original while staying true to this very clean and very simple style :-)))

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  9. i love mini books, and yours is fab! can't wait to see what else you share!

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  10. This is a super fAB DD! Love it!

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  11. simple is the best ;o]
    Thank you.

    greetings from Germany
    the Craftcook

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  12. really pretty album, I love the simplicity of it!

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  13. What a gorgeous foundation for a December Daily album! Would love to see the finished pages!

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  14. Is it for me, because I ♥ it !! Great job !!

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  15. very pretty album. love mini books

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  16. Wow, that's brilliant! Love that tip of sewing on a ruffle to tuck something behind it.

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  17. I LOVE your mini!! Love the color-combo!

    XXXJenneke

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  18. The foundation for your December Daily album is looking beautiful; your style is right up my alley! Love all those different papers and overlays working together with the kraft paper. I prefer to scrapbook the little, everyday moments, too! Big events definitely have their place, but we can't forget about the day-to-day. ;)

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  19. WOW; This one I can do! Many of your collegues have done very difficult projects...

    La Vikinga in Sweden likes your minialbum!!!

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  20. beautiful albumn. love each page.

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  21. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and tips, it's a beautiful album!

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  22. Great idea to make your DD out of Hambly product! I'll have to try that next year :)

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  23. Love ge foundation with all Hambly's products!!!!

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  24. strawberry ice cream...yummie!!!!
    love the album!

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  25. Love your dec dialy and reading a bit more about you too!

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  26. Such as beautiful basis for your December Daily journal xxx

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  27. I'm doing a daily december too and love see what others have done. Thanks for sharing your foundation pages.

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  28. Adorable book!!! I love all your little details!

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  29. This is really nice. love the concept!

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  30. I love your December Daily foundation. I'm really going to have to learn to sew.

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  31. Your book is absolutely amazing, love all the details!

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  32. Gorgeous! Love all the little details and the colors1 Thanx for sharing!

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  33. The album is great!!!
    Thank you sooooooooo much for sharing!
    Loveley greetings
    the Fräulein Pilzrausch

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  34. Thanks for the Hambly AND Dec Daily inspiration! I recently ordered a bunch of overlays online for my book - Ali Edwards' used Hambly and gave me the first "must have" feeling - and now your book has me motivated to add more overlays!

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  35. What a wonderful December Daily album! So much inspiration -- thank you!

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  36. I really like the slightly less traditional color combo and patterns of your DD :)

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  37. so love the album, thanks for sharing!

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  38. Great fun facts ,,, and I love your project! Congrats on being a Hambly Design Team Member!

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