Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Halloween Blog Hop. If you are just visiting, please stay and join us today. This is one of my most favorite holidays and I wanted to do a hop with some great ladies who have agreed to be a part of the hop. They are very talented so make sure to stop by their site and see what they have created.

For today's project, I created a pocket page Halloween Mini Album. This is a super easy album to make and you can make it as elaborate as you want. The person I'm giving it to doesn't really like too many embellishments so I kept it super simple.

This book has 6 pages plus front and back cover. 

There are 12 mats for photos or journaling. These
tuck inside the pages.

There are also 6 larger mats for photos and journaling that
tuck in the top of the pages.

Black cardstock  - Reflections
Pattern paper -- DCWV Bewitched matstack
Pattern Paper -- Recollections - Midnight Magic matstack
Colored cardstock  --  DCWV -- Bewitched cardstock matstack
Fence punch -- Martha Stewart
Spider corner punch -- Martha Stewart
Tab punch  -- Stampin Up
Ribbon -- Celebrate It
Cinch Binding Machine

Just in case you get lost along the way, you can always come back here to view everyone's blog

1. Yolonda (<---- you are here)
2. Terri
3. Brenda
4.  Liz
5. Sophia
6. Wanda
7.  Becka
8.  Tammy
9. Michele
10. Betsy
11. Tracie
12.  Sherry
13.  Terri
14.  Amy 
15.  Paulette

Now for my blog candy.  Even though today is the 20th, there is still time to receive this cartridge and create something before Halloween gets here. So,  I decided that as a giveaway, I will give one lucky follower the Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge. All you have to do is leave me a comment below about what your favorite halloween costume was.   I will let choose a winner on Monday, October 22, 2012.


 And now on to Terri's site.


  1. Loved your project, now I want a BIA! Hmmm...well we didn't really celebrate Halloween but once I was in college I loved it. My favorite costume was when I was an angel, I liked the wings!

  2. Awesome project! Have the cart, so don't enter me in the give away. Off to finish the hop.

  3. I love mini books...this one is awesome! My favorite costume was a box of french fries!

  4. This is a fabulous mini!! That Bewitched stack is one of my favorites. :)

  5. Your album was fantastic thank you for sharing it, my all time favorite costume was one my grandson had he was 2 and it was a bat.

  6. Your mini is so perfect! Love the page designs and how smart to have pockets! Love the mats!

  7. Love your mini album! What a great idea to have the photo and journaling mats tuck into the pages. My favorite costume was Holly Hobby, which my Mom made.

    Thanks for hosting and the great giveaway!

  8. Beautiful project! Thanks for inspiring me to pull out my BIA. For a simple book, you did a beautiful job!

  9. That is an awesome book Yolonda. I need to branch out and do more of this type crafting. Thanks for the inspiration and also for putting this awesome hop together and including me.

  10. Super cute! And the idea can be used for some many other themes and holidays. My favorite costume was Pippy Longstocking... What fun it was to get the ponytails to stick out :)

  11. What an awesome mini! I love all the fabulous papers you used. What a lucky friend to get this from you!!

  12. I love your book, makes me want to start one today!!!
    Thanks for letting me be part of this hop, you did a great job organizing.

  13. So love your journal. Having fun hopping! Smiles

  14. Fabulous album!!!
    When my son was in 7th garde~I made him a "Wizard of Oz Flying Monkey" costume. That is my favorite costume :)

  15. My favorite costume is snow white or zombies! Maybe I should do a snowwhite zombie! LOL! I love this book - I think I need that stack of paper now!!!!

  16. Wonderful Halloween mini Yolanda! The pockets are a terrific idea! I might have to go take a look at that stack. ;-)

  17. OOps I forgot to add what my favorite costume was.... One year a friend and I dressed up as a pair of sneakers! It was a lot of fun!

  18. Yolanda, the little album is adorable. Love the cute papers -- is one of my favorite mat stacks. Great job. Thanks for hosting this hop!!!!!!

  19. I love your album. One year I was Miss Piggy. I think pretending to be her was the most fun.

  20. What an amazing mini! I love it...I'm always in awe of mini-makers! :)


  21. This is fantastic! Great project. I like the inserts.

    My favorite halloween costume was a clown with a multi-colored wig! :)


  22. Oh, I Love your Mini Album! I've never made a Album before. I may have to try this one. This would be Great to put Pictures of my little Grand Children In. My all time favorite Costume when I was little was I dressed up like a Vampire. I am now following you! So Excited for the chance to win. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  23. Love your Halloween Mini Album!! All that work paid off:) My favorite halloween costume was wonder woman:) Thank you for sharing. disneynut 4 life 22 st yshoo dot com

  24. My favorite costume was when my daughter was 19 months old. She dressed as a fairy princess. My momma came trick or treating with us to the mall. The look of joy on mom's face was priceless. 15 days later cancer took mom from from us. I will never forget that Halloween and the joy my baby dressed in that costume brought my mom.
    Love your album. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

  25. Love your mini album. my favorite halloween costume was when I was 2 and we had a blizzard so my mama put my brother's football helmet and jersey on me. those pictures are the cutest.

    baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

  26. Wow...that's alot of work, but how great it turned out. I can see the cute little ghosts, frogs, and maybe even an octopus or two. I was always a pumpkin as a kid but the pumpkin on the cart is precious....
    Great Job...
    Jo Lynch(josephine Lynch on FB or

  27. I love your mini album so very much!! I can't believe how much work you put into this album. I would have to say my favorite costume was when I was about 5 my mom made me an angle costume. I just found out a few weeks ago that at that time we didn't have very much money so my mom used her wedding dress to make my costume. I was so touched that she would give up her dress for me. I still have my angle costume now it has an even more special place in my heart.

  28. Super project! It's nice to see a "streamlined" mini too and you did a great job matching your "prints" on your pockets to your mats.

  29. Awesome, amazing, stupendous. Can you tell I love your mini-album. Such great work. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    vwilson577 at

  30. Yolonda i see what u mean with the mini albums! super duper cute! love it! Gotta get together soon to make one!
    thanks for having me on your hop!
    Hugs, Wandy

  31. love this mini album!! my fav halloween costume was hmm.. its hard to pick just one.. i guess i'll say 2 years ago when I was Alice and my husband was the Mad Hatter.. but i really think this year will top all the rest.. we're doing Wizard of Oz.. my oldest daughter (2.5 years) will be Dorothy, my youngest daughter (1 year) will be the lion, hubby the scarecrow, me the tinman and our dog the wicked witch :) thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your awesome album! I'm a follower

  32. would love to be the receipant of this cartridge my favorite costume many years ago was the lion in wizard of oz thanks Happy halloween all

  33. love your project thanks for sharing. I would love to be the receipant of monsters cart. My favorite costume many moons ago was the lion in wizard of oz we all looked great but I was the lion and loved to roar. See I am noise is my game hehe. Happy haunting to all