Saturday, March 12, 2011

I Love Lucy Blog Hop

Happy Weekend! Welcome to the I Love Lucy Blog Hop hosted by Abby over at Scrapbookaholic By Abby! If you have just come by to see me, thank you! You can go here to start the hop and see all the fantastic I Love Lucy projects! If you have been hopping along than you have just come from Jess' Blog... I am the last stop on your journey... You have, no doubt, seen from fabulous work during your hop, and I am hoping that my project ends your hop with a BANG! I had fun working on it and it just came together so well... So without further ado... my project:

We all were assigned an episode from the I Love Lucy show to use as inspiration for our project. The episode I had was, "The Charm School". It was quite humorous with such a great moral of the story... being that Ricky & Fred loved their wives just the way they were...

I decided to make a fun little mini book for our coffee table that shows my relationship with my husband and how he truly loves me for me...
I used Echo Park's Be Mine Collection... I antiqued all my papers using Distress Ink, Vintage Photo, and a fun little trick with my Multi-Medium from the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Line. I used my Multi-Medium to adhere all my paper to my chipboard book. What I did to get such a great aged look is that I tinted my Multi-Medium with some of my Studio Paints by Claudine Hellmuth. Here is how you can use your Multi-Medium for mini albums... I warn you, once you start playing with Multi-Medium... you never turn back!
I get to say now that I know someone who took a class from Tim Holtz... I got the above idea from his tag creations! Taking the Bird Cage Alterations die and cutting of the sides to make a skirt... just brilliant!
This is a fun spinner that I got a long time ago... It is made my Cosmo Cricket. I thought it was perfect for my book because know matter how I am at times... my husband loves me for me!

As I was creating my project I started to think about how a scrapbooker could really learn tried & true lessons from watching the I Love Lucy show... they are:

As Ricky Ricardo says, "Lucy, Splain Yourself!"
To a Scrapbooker this translates to...
You have got to journal!

When a mistake has been made call out"Ai Yi Yi Yi Yi!:

and when all else fails, through your hands to your side and cry out like Lucille Ball does so many times throughout the shows! lol...

I hope you have had fun hoping along... and have left a comment on everyone's blogs in order to be in the running for Abby's giveaways! Have a happy and fun filled weekend!

75 comments:

  1. Beautiful mini and funny posting Christine!

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  2. Oh Christine you have made the ending to this hop the funniest and coolest!!!!! and your project!!!! WOOOOOOWWWWW I am so happy to have you on my DT!!!!!

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  3. Beautiful job on the mini!!! So creative and just love all the detail!! Just amazing!!!

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  4. I have that same spinner...and am a mini-album addict...may just have to scraplift this gem! GORGEOUS! Charm school was so funny - this whole blog hop has made me want to get back to my Lucy DVDs...one after another while I create soemthing wonderful. Thank you!

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  5. I will view Lucy and Ricky in a whole new light thanks to you! So cute!

    April Nourse
    www.curlsngrins.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful mini album. I love it!
    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

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  7. Perfect take on your episode, what a fantastic project! Love the picture of you looking at your hubby, you can see the love!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  8. Great mini album. Love how you embossed the paperbag pages,your attention to detail & the cute spinner. Being a big fan of Lucy's I had to hop when I stumbled across the link. Great hop. TFS.

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  9. Ohhhhh Christine I absolutely love you mini! I want to do one soooo bad but don't know where to start! Beautiful...just beautiful!
    This was a very unique and FUN blog Hop. Thanks everyone for a walk down memory lane!
    Kathlee
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  10. this outstanding Christine love it what a wonderful mini you did a wonderful job Hugs Debbie
    debbiewilson62@comcast.net

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  11. Love it!!! Wow, looks like a ton of work with a brilliant result. Great job!

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  12. I knew you would wow me and you REALLY DID!!! I don't think I would do a very good Lucy cry out but it would be fun! TFS!!!!

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  13. What a gorgeous mini. WOW.

    TFS,
    Erin
    spantastikreations@yahoo.com

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  14. Your book is gorgeous! Very creative! thanks so much for sharing! chrisbrown1973@hotmail.com

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  15. very beautiful!

    I've been so excited about this blog hop.... why???? because I am from Jamestown, NY the birth place of Lucille Ball!

    We all have grandparent stories around this area with Lucy. My Grandpa Rhodes lived next door to Lucy when they were kids. She was same age as my Uncle Cecil and he, Grandpa and Lucy would walk to Washington Jr. HS together. They all lived on 23rd St.

    Great hop!

    Lisa
    lamerlisa@hotmail.com
    http://lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love the mini and all the details you included. I love making albums and getting inspiration from fellow crafters. TFS

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  17. Beautiful, love all the little details, very inspiring!
    paulahogue@yahoo.com

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  18. Wonderful book! Beautifully done and such a great idea! That'll be something that's great to have around years from now.

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  19. LOVE this! TFS!
    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  20. Beautiful job on your mini, love the spinner!!
    Cindy
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  21. I love your mini, it is beautiful!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  22. Great Book, Love the papers you used!
    comopark@roadrunner.com
    http://comopark1886.blogspot.com/

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  23. you did a great job with your mini book.

    mommyscraftycreations@gmail.com
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  24. Your mini book is wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  25. I seriously love this! Thank you for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98@gmail.com
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  26. great job on this project loved loved loved it and what a FUNNNNN hop TFS!!!

    http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  27. This is absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  28. This blog hop was the best!
    Your mini album is just beautiful, I love it!
    All of you girls did a fantastic job and I hope you get together again and come up with another fun blog hop!
    It has me thinking.....

    http://www.forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com/

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  29. Saving the best for last. This mini album it fantastic! TFS

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  30. Great mini and you are too funny!!!
    happy Crafting!!
    Karen dkolopez@msn.com

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  31. oh my gosh, that is a fantastic coffee table album!! tfs
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  32. What a fabulous book and for me journaling has been a invaluable. YOu did an amazing job.
    I have loved everything that everyone has created to honor such a great sitcom.
    Perderg@q.com

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  33. Great book! I love your style!

    Janice
    www.cricutconfessions.com

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  34. this is so cute! Thanks so much for your cute book idea!

    forpahl5@gmail.com

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  35. great mini album. very cute!
    jess m :)

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  36. Great job on your project. I just loved this hop!!!

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  37. This book is so beautiful Christine!
    Great Job!
    I have just recently started trying to learn some Tim Holtz techniques.
    I haven't been lucky enough to go to a class...but I've watched some of his videos online.
    I really like the way you incorporated lot's of Lucy tidbits into your story about making this book, it was fun!
    Thanks,
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

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  38. Jess,

    Your mini album is gorgeous!!! :) I had so much fun on this blog hop!

    Thanks so much for sharing,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  39. Love this project, amazing detail and what a great idea! Thank you so much for the great bang at the end!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

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  40. HOw supeeerrr cool!!!! LOve this project, and super hilarious I Love Lucy Philosophy!!! :D

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  41. I love this book and I love the inking and the distressed look of it. Wonderful job!

    Patti
    bbitster@windstream.net

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  42. I love your book, it is awesome. TFS.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  43. Great book!!! Just too cool.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  44. Wow, wow, wow. This mini is amazing. I like it so much. This hop has been so fun. Thanks, you did a bang up job for the end. Hugs, Debi

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  45. Really cute mini. I became a follower.
    Thanks for sharing
    karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

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  46. Your mini is great, I just love it. Thanks for sharing.

    Marcy S.
    m.serrano@live.com
    http://marcyscreativecrafts.blogspot.com/

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  47. Yep, you ended this hop with a bang. Had a great time seeing all the projects and remembering such classic episodes, and like Lucy, you obviously have a great sense of humor. Great mini-book!!
    Amyscats
    amylfahnestock@gmail.com

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  48. Great mini. You are too funny.


    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  49. great mini album. Thanks for sharing. The hop has been fun.
    I am a follower.
    ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com
    www.annlenth.blogspot.com
    please visit me and help me reach 150 followers

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  50. What a beautiful album. Love all the details. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  51. Amazing album. Love the spinner. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  52. Fantastic album. It's great how you were able to alter items (bird cage) to create something different (skirt) Very creative!

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  53. Your mini album is beautiful! I hope your hubby does fill it out for you. Love the papers and the spinner card. tfs

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  54. WOW!!! LOVE your mini-album!! Your dress form is fantastic!!!

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  55. your mini is gorgeous! Great hop! TFS =)
    -Kim
    http://snippetsoflife-kim.blogspot.com/

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  56. I Love Lucy too... Thanks for doing the Blog Hop...Have a great time
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com
    http://buzzybedesigns.blogspot.com

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  57. That is so pretty! I could just sit here and stare at your mini because it has so much detail! Great work! I love the spinner!

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  58. Wow! That is an awesome album. Love all the details. Love the cage dress!
    scrappydappydoodler.blogspot.com

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  59. Absolutey darling mini-album -- and so true about being loved for who we are! That's the great part of LOVE!
    This blog hop shared the many memories of I LOVE Lucy which reminds us of the love shared in families and the happy days of early TV.
    Great job, everyone! AWEsoME creativity!!

    kastenc at sbcglobal dot net

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  60. Love your beautiful album. Thanks for sharing! suekimmet@gmail.com siskiyousue.blogspot.com

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  61. Goodness gracious! Your mini-album is so stinkin' cute. Love your style girlie! TFS and the inspiration. Scrappy hugs coming your way.

    Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  62. Incredible mini album!! I'm sure your husband is so proud to have this on your coffee table for all to see. You can see the love all the way thru it. TFS and a chance to when some wonderful candy.
    cowbelleru@gmail.com

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  63. A mini album on love. Love it! What other way to show off I love lucy! Beautiful paper and layouts! Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Love your mini album.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  65. What a great mini!

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  66. Love the mini!
    Hugs,
    Angela

    lauermaa at gmail dot com
    www.angelascrafty.blogspot.com

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  67. Very cute mini!! It was a great hop.
    Alexandra
    craftybaubles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. WOW!! You did an amazing job!! It's really a great idea; I think I may need to do something like that for our coffee table!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! :)

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  69. I just love the gorgeous vintage look of your mini album, along with your take on Lucy's philosophy of life!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  70. So so cute! I love it and your colors are awesome! TFS
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  71. That is SO lovely! your whole post made me LOL!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  72. Absolutely gorgeous! Love every yummy detail :)

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