Circle Slide Book Album and Blogoversary Candy Winner!!!!


a grand adventure is about to begin ~ from Winnie the Pooh!


I’ve been really excited to share this photo album I made for my daughter who recently gave birth to the most beautiful little baby girl ~ Quinn (a/k/a Quinney poo)!   

It’s not a normal album either ~ each page has a mini hidden slide-out photo page.   As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for an album keepsake for the whole family.      (Please keep in mind, I’m a card girl (My Cardz) and this is my FIRST attempt at scrapbooking!  Although, I do think I have discovered a NEW hobby!!)  

Here’s how the “hidden” photo is revealed . . .    (it slides out!)



And a closeup view . . . 



Pretty cool, huh?  These are photos of my VERY pregnant daughter from just a few weeks ago!    

In trying to not overwhelm you, I won’t show each and every photo from the album, since there are a total of six pages, PLUS six hidden photos.     I did, however, put together a wee-little slide show of the entire album which can be found at the end of this post!    Yep, just a proud grandma! 

I just LOVE this type of album, I think it would make a perfect gift for Christmas, birthdays, new babies!   🙂     The album is being sold over at I Brake For Stamps.   

I have a few photos to show you how super easy it is to put together.   This is what you will receive in your package . . . 


It may look confusing at first, but believe me ~  if I can do it  —  anyone can!      Your first step is to take one of the black chipboard spacers and a black chipboard circle . . . 


and glue them together . . . always being sure to line up the punched holes.


You then peel off the blue protective film from one of the clear pull outs . . . 


and glue two black chipboard pull tabs to the front and back of the square end.   (I’ve left the film on so you could see it a little easier in this photo.) 


Lay this tabbed insert inside your glued circle as shown below . . . 


and glue a second chipboard circle on top ~ always being sure to line up the punched holes. 


That’s it!    (Of course, you have two more to put together.)     The album pages measure 8 1/2 inches, so I cut out all of my papers/cardstock  . . . 


and used one of the chipboard pull tabs as a guide to cut this section to adhere to the album. 


Since I was using double-sided papers, I marked the back of each piece so I would know which side I had planned to use. 


And now the REAL fun begins!    Adding your photos and embellishments.    I decided to cover the clear plastic pull outs with DP also, which was not necessary – if you decide to do this, one little suggestion I have to make your life a little easier, cut and measure these BEFORE you glue your album together!   Live and learn!    If you do purchase one and run into ANY problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll try to help.   

I highly recommend this awesome album kit if you’re looking for a unique gift for someone special!    You can find the album HERE.   AND, as always, if you use code SAVE10MARY, you’ll receive 10% off of your entire purchase from I Brake For Stamps!     


As promised, here’s proud grandma’s slide show of the entire Circle Slide Album for my daughter . . .   (just hit the X to close the little propaganda on the bottom of the slide show — sorry, I couldn’t remove it!!  ugh!)  



So, after all that I FINALLY have a WINNER for my 2-year Blogoversary blog candy!!

Drumroll please . . .

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Here’s Patti’s so very kind comment:    

Patti J. permalink July 27, 2010 6:34 am

“How funny! When I saw your candy, I was excited, but when I read that the card came with the gift, I was ecstatic!!! Congrats, Mary, on your two years! I read your blog every single day, and certainly admire your talents. I look forward to seeing your name pop up in my email! Odd though – I always get me email alerts a full day late! lol… Again, congrats, and I adore this beautiful card!

Hugs! I’m off to add your candy to my blog!”


YAY!!    Congrats Patti!  (Please be sure to send me your address so I can get the card to you and, of course, your email address for the $50.00 Gift Certificate to 7KCF!)      [Eeeek, I’m gonna have to check into WHY you’re getting your emails so late!!]  



Thank you ALL for your SOOO VERY WONDERFUL comments, they have meant the world to me!   I appreciate each and every one of you and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your very kind words and frequent visits to my blog! 



Just a quick reminder about tomorrow!    You definitely won’t want to miss the new challenge blog ~ our first prize is a $50.00 Gift Certificate to 7 Kids College Fund!!    

But, please note . . . the blog is still under construction and won’t be available until tomorrow..  


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2 Year Blogoversary!! Wooo Hooo!!





It’s so hard to believe that I have had this blog for TWO years!!    Wow, I guess it’s true  ~ time flies when you’re having fun!    🙂    It’s been such an amazing time here and I’ve met so many truly wonderful people!      

So, what’s a blogoversay without some blog candy??    I really want to do something special to thank you for your VERY generous support, patience and kindness throughout the past two years.   So many of you have not given up on me with my crazy life situations and seldom time to return your awesome and sooo inspiring comments!!   I wish I could give a little something to everyone!!  

 Without further ado, I’d like to give one of you a . . .

$50.00 Gift Certificate to 7 Kids College Fund!!



All I ask is that you add your name and blog address to the Mister Linky at the end of this post, and if you could include a link on your blog to help spread the word, I’d love it!    

Don’t worry, if you don’t have a blog, just use my blog address

The winner will be announced in one week on August 3rd!!  

Ohhhh, and the winner will also receive this card ~ Details on the card can be found below.



Thanks again for all your amazing support and wonderful words – you always make my day!    🙂



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