Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Read Across America Day! Create a Book Blog Hop plus a special giveaway.



It's the NEA's Read Across America Day and it's also Dr. Seuss' Birthday today!

 

Thank you for joining us on the Create A Book Blog Hop hosted by Joy of joyslife.com

The following is the list of blogs who are participating on this hop. Did you come here from Rosy's blog? If not, just click here to start the hop from Joy's blog and keep hopping until you're back here. In case you get lost hopping, just come back here and refer back to the list below to get back on track. 


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This hop is really special to me because we love books in our house. My kids are avid readers and I love to use my Cricut to write stories for them. Here are a few stories that I have written for my daughters:




 







By the way, in case you are wondering, Pan-Dee is my youngest daughter's lovey. :-)


For today's hop, I made a special little tab-style board book. The entire project was created with Make-the-Cut, my Cricut Expression machine, the Canon PIXMA MP250 Inkjet Printer and SVGs, Graphics, Fonts, and Papers by Lettering Delights. I do not use nor own a Cricut Imagine.

This book was inspired by my three daughters who are 8 years old (twins) and 5 years old (Baby Sister). The main image on the front cover was cut out with Make-the-Cut using the Print-and-Cut technique. All the pages are made strong with cardboard from cereal and cracker boxes. The book was put together with Zutter's Bind-it-all.

Here is our book of words to remember; words that Hubby and I tell our children so very often... 









I hope that you enjoyed my book. This is the list of Lettering Delights products that I used:



Because no blog hops should go without a giveaway, I have blog candy too. Since Read Across America was started to celebrate the joy of reading, today's giveaway is special and is something that you can win for the little one in your life. I am giving away ONE Dangerous and Daring Gift Set for Boys and Girls.



Here's how to win:

You must be a follower to enter in the giveaway. If you are not already a follower, just click on the "Follow" button on the right.

Leave ONE comment on this post

Make sure that you leave your email address or any other form of contact so that I may inform you if you win.

Due to the heavy weight of this item, this giveaway is only open to U.S. Residents with a U.S. Mailing Address.

Entries to the giveaway will be accepted from now until Wednesday Mar 9, 11:59pm PST. The winner will be chosen by RANDOM.ORG and announced on Thursday Mar 10, 2011.

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If you're ready to continue on your hop, your next stop is Melissa's Moe Creations. 

Happy Blog Hopping, and don't forget to Read a Book Today! ;-)




92 comments :

  1. Wonderful little books. Such a fantastic idea. I bet your children love these books.

    (If I should happen to win, please give it to the person below me, as I do not have any little ones at home anymore.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  2. Jin, this is fabulous! Love all the sayings. I need to make one of these for my son. He would love it.

    shelllilac at hotmail dot com

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  3. great books! they must love them! arm1997@msn.com

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  4. Your book is so cute! I love the colors you used!

    xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. WOW! This is fantastic! You need to find a publisher! :)

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  6. OMG, this is great, I just love everything about it! Fabulous job!

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  7. Your book is so sweet! Great job!
    comopark@roadrunner.com
    http://comopark1886.blogspot.com

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  8. Jin, this is soooo amazing! If you sold this, people would line up for it!
    Jessica
    http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com
    creativestamperspot@gmail.com

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  9. I love the books, and the remember one is so cute. TFS. I can't win, I am in Canada :(. But I love the book, great job.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  10. I love the book! Super duper cute! Thanks for sharing such a great project!
    ~Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

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  11. Fabulous book Jin. Really fabulous. My kids are older, but I'm squirrling away this idea for grandkids (that I might have in about 10 years). And those Dangerous books are great. I got the boys one for my son and it's got all sorts of fun "boy" stuff in it.

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  12. Excellent Job! Love all the Great quotes! This is such a cute book! TFS!!
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  13. I always get excited to see a project by Jin! Your projects always rock!

    Pam
    pt8597 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Love your books that you put together for your daughters and share with us. Thanks for a chance to win. I love books and have tried to pass down that love to my children as well. TFS
    tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

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  15. I love your book Jin, I am going to make one like this when my little gets older
    Tammy

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  16. Wow! Awesome Books U Need To Get Published It's Awesome.. My 2 & 3 Yr Old Would Love To Own These ... My Kiddos Love To Read And To be Read To At Night Before Bed.. I Am A Follower Of Your Blog .. And Will Keep Up With Your Creations Definitely Will... Great Job .. :-)
    Esdarlin@att.net
    http://ScrapperMommyskreations.blogspot.com

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  17. Your book is FANTASTIC! What a wonderful & creative idea.

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  18. What lovely ideas!We write stories in our house all the time too! Thanks for the amazing opportunity to win! It's very generous of you!
    Raquel @ raquelsdesigns.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh Jin How Wonderful!
    And did I say Creative Toooo!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Linda
    lvanorio97@gmail.com

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  20. LOVE your books!! I soo have to get MTC or SCAL.. I have only used my Cricut!! WOW!!! I am soo amazed!! You do wonderful work!! You really should think about selling them.. if you haven't already. Let me be the first in line.. :)

    Hugs,
    Tanya
    freddylswillima@windstream.net

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  21. What a professional looking book. I will have to look into some of these techniques.
    Thanks for sharing - Melanie

    measter_2000 at yahoo dot com

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  22. Fantastic little book Thanks for sharing
    mimicaro@charter.net

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  23. So cute! You have inspired me to make books for my grandkids!

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  24. i like you book. I am learning to use my Make the Cut.

    Tristan

    tristans_time_4_craftin@yahoo.com

    http://tristans-time-4-craftin.blogspot.com/

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  25. OMG this is so cute. TFS

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

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  26. oh wow I love your book... Thank you so much for the giveaway...
    Celeste
    celeste@touchedbyabutterfly.com

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  27. What an AWESOME little book!!!
    TFS!! :)

    hugs...Kathy
    kwilt_81 at hotmail dot com

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  28. Your book is amazing and so special. Great thoughts to share with kids. I may have to scraplift your idea. swoozan@roadrunner.com

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  29. Beautiful as usual! I love this idea! I know your children will cherish their very special books.

    Off to get mine started... LOL! ;)

    ladybuglair75 at gmail dot com

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  30. I LOVE it! Love the things you tell your kids, those are some things they will always remember. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  31. Love the book!it turned out great and I am sure will be a great keepsake!

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  32. Your projects always make me smile! Your girls are really lucky!
    Salleys@yahoo.com

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  33. Cute, cute, cute! I love the Lettering Delights you used! jenny.naus@yahoodotcom

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  34. I just recently found your blog and am totally in awe of your creativity. Another really wonderful idea and your instructions are so detailed and easy to follow. Thanks for a beautiful project.
    Lori jheidenr@san.rr.com

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  35. I love that book. What a great way to help your kids remember. That gives me inspiration to make my twins (3 y/o boys) on our daily routine and chores. How cool!

    Whitney
    kwcantrell6@live.com

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  36. This is so great Jin! Incorporating reading with great lessons is such a wonderful idea! I truly believe that the joy of reading is one of the most important things you can teach a child. We cherish books at our house - we have 3 teens and all 5 of us are avid readers. This book set is one that i think everyone should own but I don't yet :) I am a new follower of your amazing blog and loving what I have seen so far.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot ocm

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  37. OMGosh Jin! Your book is darling!

    Ruthie :)

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  38. Jin, your book is so cute! What a wonderful idea!

    Cathy
    cathyhartle at gmail dot com

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  39. Love your book! Nelsonlm at gmail dot com

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  40. Very sweet! I am sure they will love it!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

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  41. Your books are amazing! Your daughters are lucky to have such a clever Mom!

    Kristin
    ksully4957 at gmail dot com

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  42. Your children will CHERISH this special book for many years to come and will have such fond memories of how special you are to them. Great job!

    I am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  43. wow. I am impressed. Nicely done.

    djmom70 at cox dot net

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  44. WOW waht a gift to your children for you to make them these fantastic little books! Thank you so much for sharing these with us!

    j-daarstad at msn dot com

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  45. This is such a wonderful book and my favorite so far. Thanks for sharing.

    Gabriela

    gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  46. Jin you are amazing. I love your book and your creative vibe. Thank you for sharing and thanks for a chance to win.

    Melissa M
    mmiranda4291@gmail.com

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  47. Your book is ADORABLE!!!! I so agree MTC TOTALLY ROCKS!!!

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  48. Amazing book your created...you did a FAB job...I have SCAL and IMAGINE and The EXPRESSION, but am now wondering about MTC...I knew it could now print AND cut, but didn't think it was easy peasy...I need to check it out...TFS

    }}}HUGS{{{, Sheri G
    highlandmist88@yahoo.com

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  49. I love the fact that you take the time to create your own children's books! thank you for sharing. I've been a follower for a while.

    scrappyzeni at gmail dot com

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  50. I love the idea behind this book. You did a great job on the book. TFS!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  51. Cute book! And I'd love to win your giveaway. I've been wanting to get the girls book for my daughter. daleandtam at gmail dot com

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  52. I love your book. IT is adorable. I am a follower.

    Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com
    http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/

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  53. How fantastic!!! So cute and I love all the sayings!!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  54. This book is just amazing. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  55. Your book is wonderful something your kids will cherish!
    kacee
    (mcvic)
    youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

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  56. I love, love, LOVE your book! The colors...the tabs...so unique! The sayings are wonderful! tcmiller1 at aol dot com

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  57. Great books!! Your children are soooooo blessed!

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  58. Your daughter is one lucky little girl. The books are beautiful and such a delight for me to see. As a special education k/1 teacher it warms my heart to see the beautiful books you have created.

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  59. Such a gorgeous little book! Thank you for sharing your creativity, Jin!

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  60. Such a cute book! I'm sure your daughters will treasure it! And I have my fingers crossed for the Dangerous books. Love them. It would be perfect since I have a son and a daughter! I am a follower!

    angeli08 at yahoo dot com

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  61. Great book love the suggestive rules to live by lol

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  62. Such an adorable book!
    lisastuf.blogspot.com
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

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  63. i'm always impressed by your projects, fantastic job! mrstianat at gmail dot com

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  64. You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing.

    barbara614@insightbb.com

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  65. Another great book to look at tonight! Thanks for the chance to win a book my little niece would love!

    hunter4319@yahoo dot com

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  66. I really like the tabs you put. I am just starting to make books for my 5 month granddaughter. Thanks so much.

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  67. Wow. Your books are fantastic. Thanks for sharing you talent.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  68. Hi, Jin. I LOVE your book! I am just learning MTC and am working on making a joke book for my granddaughter. She's somewhat of a reluctant reader in a family of FANATIC readers, so I figure jokes will be high interest. I am SO using some of your ideas. Thanks so much, as always.
    pixiecamembert at gmail dot com aka Sally in Stockton
    P.S. Have you ever considered having a workshop up in Washington? I think several of us would be willing to travel to get to work with you! Just an idea...=)

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  69. Thank you Jin for the great book idea! I think I can maybe make this into something for me to use to get my little one to sleep in her bed. She loves reading! We encourage it everyday.

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

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  70. Your remember book is absolutely adorable. I may try these for my grandkids.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

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  71. I love your book!. It is a wonderful idea for my children. Thank you for sharing.

    stbyrne@sbcglobal.net

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  72. I love all the books I've seen you do! The Pandee adventures are my favorite. They're all fantastic. I'm going to have to try playing with MTC some more.
    TFS!
    :)Khrista
    khristamcbride@comcast.net

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  73. How stinking cute your books are! You are so talented. TFS

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  74. You are so creative with what you do. I would love to see a video start to finish of you using the make the cut with your printer and expression :) I missed out on getting entered in but if you want to see my album I made you can visit my blog...and don't forget to follow me and leave me a comment. Thanks.

    Sheryl (igottacraft@gmail.com)
    igottacraft.blogspot.com

    http://igottacraft.blogspot.com/2011/02/baby-album-bound-with-cinch.html?showComment=1299029845731#c86877680352638565

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  75. I love your books that you have created. Thank you for sharing them with us.
    Shawnee
    http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

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  76. Wow awesome little books. Just wonderful.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  77. WOW - you are just so clever and creative. I am just in awe! Thanks for sharing all of the books with us.
    I have twin girls that were 10 on Valentine's Day and their big bro turned 13 3 days later. We love reading here too. One of the twins is a bit of an over achiever - tonight she told me she read the first 3 or 4 pages of the dictionary. Then she told us random definitions. "Oh the places you'll go!"
    I am a new follower.
    ScrappinAnn@gmail.com
    annlenth.blogspot.com

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  78. Wow, I love your creativity! I have two grandsons one is 8 and the other barely 6 months! We spend as much time with them as possible. This giveaway would be great! I am a new follower to your blog! Thank you for your inspiration and the chance to win.

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  79. A very wonderful job on the book you made. I love it. Thank You for sharing in the hop.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  80. what a great book....TFS!!!
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  81. Jin, this is the cutest little book EVER! You are so skilled with the print and cut! I just can't ever get it quite right like you can. This book is just adorable :)

    Alyssa
    alyssa dot leanne dot b at gmail dot com

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  82. I think this is very cute

    Thanks,
    Teri
    teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

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  83. I saw your post on the MTC group and had to check it out. This book is totally awesome and amazing. I love the messages.

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  84. Wonderful book! I love the colors and graphics. Great job.

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  85. Thank you for your ideas and inspiration! I plan to use your idea and make a book for each of my grown sons about things they said that correspond with the letters...sonyagilley@yahoo.com

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  86. This is just an amazing book! I love to read to my 2 younger ones (I have 4)and try to do it every night. My 9 year old loves to read and I really want to encourage him! This is a great idea! MTC ROCKS!!!!
    finecrafter at gmail dot com

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  87. OH wow! I love the REMEMBER book you created. I will have to use this idea ;) BTW, my friends' children would absolutely love this book set!!

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  88. This is such a cute book, I am going to make one for my 3 girls:)
    kcarignan14@yahoo.com

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  89. What a cute idea. Wish my kids were still little or that they'd hurry up and have grandchildren for me! Oh, I didn't say that, did I?

    suekimmet@gmail.com

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  90. Love your blog! My Son would love this book!!

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  91. AMAZING! Love your book! It's something I've been wanting to try for a long time. Thanks so much for sharing!

    AETucker7 at gmail dot com
    TuckerFamilyofFive.blogspot.com

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