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30 May 2010

Roll up, Roll up - Its Blog Hop Day!!!

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to us
Happy Birthday dear Banana Frog
Happy Birthday to youuuuu!
Mornin'
please excuse the quality of the singing - I'm a bit croaky this time in the morning.... croaky:..  frog ?! get it. ... oh nevermind, lets get on with the fun of the blog hop which this month has a BIRTHDAY theme.
So follow the links around and don't forget to leave comments wherever you go 'cos there are prizes/pressies to be received... each of the Froglets (thats us on the design team!) will each be giving  a prize to one frog fan (thats you!) who comments on our blogs... which is very nice don't you think!  lol
So don't forget to comment - you've got to be in it to win it as they say!  Also leave a comment on the Banana Frog blog as there's more prizes to win over there...

So here's what I made:
I was going to make cards but then I thought of something more practical - how about a book to hold all the dates of peoples birthdays so no-one gets forgotton? - because no-one likes to forget someones birthday do they?!  I've also included anniversaries in my little book - 'cos they're quite important too aren't they?! - all dates that should be remembered!




To decorate this book I've used the stamps sets Journaling, Super Dreamy, and Pharmacy - some of my all time favourite BF sets....  These are such great versatile stamp sets.
The book is fairly small - 10x20cm.  I used 3 colours to stamp on the white and Kraft cardstock pages - tumbled glass  & pumice stone distress inks and archival black - I like to keep the colour schemes simple and then embellish on top which I've done here with stickles, gems, and fabric embellishments - again some of my favourite elements.
I stamped circles to add the dates and names into, and when it was an anniversary I added a heart to identify it.  The little lined journaling squares are for notes and other dates. 

Right that's me done - I hope you enjoyed your visit, now 'hop' on over to see what Michelle's bringing to the Banana Frog birthday bash (I love a bit of aliteration!)... don't forget to comment!  You can find Michelle here!

55 comments:

  1. simply gorgeous project, what a lovely idea for a gift.

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  2. Love this idea of making a date book, and I love the front cover with the flowers

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  3. Very pretty project!

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  4. Love this idea.
    Are we allowed to make our own following your design cos I love the idea of the circle stamps on each page.

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  5. Perfect idea! I love the clours and how you've used the stamps. I've made something similar myself and included random photos of those who's birthdays are noted. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  6. wow how stunning and what a fantastic idea, super cute. x

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  7. This is just gorgeous - love anything made out of kraft. Thanks for sharing this.

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  8. I love the birthday book idea and Kraft cardstock is always a fav.

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  9. I love your book, it's a very good idea but I think you probably need more pages,LOL,x

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  10. great idea, useful and pretty xx

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  11. thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. That is gorgeous, what a fab idea! :)

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  13. What a fabulous date book! I love love love it :) Did you use a Bind-It-All? xx

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  14. What a fantastic idea! Love it!!

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  15. A great idea for a birthday book.

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  16. OOOh! Lovely idea and so much easier with stamps!

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  17. lovely card you've got here ^^

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  18. juliab12:17 pm

    I love this - just what I need as I am always forgetting birthdays!

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  19. great idea and fab stamps!

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  20. Fab idea and gorgeous colours. definitely need to have one of these!

    xx

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  21. That would make such a lovely present. That font is one of my all time faves xx

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  22. great idea, I always need to remeber important dates, I must make something like this to keep them in. Thanks for the idea

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  23. Beautiful project! Love how you've accented the details of the stamped images :)

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  24. Torry S1:55 pm

    Fab book. Love the idea, and the simplicity of the colours/layout... Am adding this to my ' to create ' list!

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  25. That turned out very lovely!

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  26. what a great idea! i need something like this to keep me organised :)

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  27. What a fabulous project--I love everything about it!

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  28. Pharmacy is the bestest font ever!

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  29. Gorgeous project :)

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  30. WOW! a super idea, your book is lovely :)

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  31. By far my fave project so far!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  32. What a lovely project, gorgeous!

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  33. great book! very nice work =)

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  34. Happy Birthday Banana Frog! Can I say I absolutely love that book!

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  35. What a fantastic idea - was thinking of making some of these for a craft fair - you have convinced me now! TFS Vx

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  36. Oh cool! What a clever idea, you talented lady! Lovely! Marie x

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  37. pretty cool. I like it!

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  38. This is amazing Jo. I really have to make one of these :)

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  39. If im not in, i cant win,
    And that would be a sin.
    With that in mind,
    Please enter me in,if youd be so kind!

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  40. thanks for the inspiration!

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  41. gorgeous!!

    i'm making something similar as part of hampers for christmas this year! - oh wait i might be in trouble for mentioning the "c" word LOL

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  42. Love the book and the blog hop :)

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  43. This is gorgeous! I LOVE it!

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  44. love your book.
    what a fabulous idea!
    happy birthday to banana frog.
    it also just so happpens to be my birthday today, too.
    such a fun way to celebrate!
    alissa

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  45. Love the colours and embellishments on this. xx

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  46. That is such a great idea! I often forget dates, so having the all in one place would definitely help!

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  47. This is so cool. My daughter wants to make one.

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  48. What a great idea!!! Love it!!! TFS!

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  49. Wow, I love this! LOVE all of your little groups of stamps, what a great look and great project.

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  50. I love this project and the stamps you used! Very lovely!

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  51. i love the way you layer the stamped images!

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  52. brilliant idea! Oh to never forget someone's birthday! Fab design too!

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  53. wow!!! great work!!!

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  54. Anonymous12:02 am

    Your bday book is very pretty. I like the black images on the kraft.
    Mika

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  55. great project! thanks for sharing.

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