PaperHAUS Summer Release and Blog Hop (Includes Giveaway!)

Welcome to the PaperHaus Magazine Summer Delight Blog Hop! You should have arrived here via the PaperHAUS blog, and I’ll send you onwards at the end of my post!

This hop is celebrating the release of the Summer Issue of PaperHaus Magazine. There are so many techniques, projects, and exclusive artist interviews inside! We hope you enjoy flipping through the pages as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. I have 6 projects in this issue, see if you can spot them all!

HERE is the link to the summer issue, or simply click on the cover to go there now. But come back, as I have a summery mixed-media mini-book to show you, and a giveaway for you!

summer cover

Welcome back! We hope you were inspired, and here is some more inspiration too…

summer delight

Our Summer Delight event is all about fun summer days filled with scrapbooking and crafting! We want to share with you what we have made! Every day on the PaperHaus Blog ( there will be amazing inspiration and tutorials so be sure to stop on by everyday in June! For the first 7 days of June there’s a blog hop every day, with lots of prizes up for grabs, so don’t miss out.

Before I tell you about my giveaway, I want to show you this summery mini-book, about my favourite place in the world – St. Ives, Corwall. I was born there but moved across the country when I was 3, but we kept going back on family holidays as my parents missed it so much. It’s still my favourite place to go on holiday – it’s the home of my soul!

The photos in this mini-book are from our last trip there a few years ago – I’m sure it’s time to go back!

St. Ives Mini-Book by Jennifer Grace St. Ives Mini-Book by Jennifer Grace

St. Ives Mini-Book by Jennifer Grace

St. Ives Mini-Book by Jennifer Grace

St. Ives Mini-Book by Jennifer Grace St. Ives Mini-Book by Jennifer Grace

St. Ives Mini-Book by Jennifer Grace

I used gesso and acrylic paint to colour the pages, which I could then write on with black pen. All the page details like photos, alphabet stickers, beads, buttons and glitter are all adhered with glossy accents.

Supplies: Maya Road Linen Art Book (5×7), Simple Stories Typeset Alphas (Sn@P), American Crafts Thickers (Burlap Memo), Studio Calico Wood Veneers (My Type and Tiny Stars), Paper Bakery Flair (Flash Photography), American Crafts Dear Lizzy Stamp (Lucky Charm – Balloon), Daler Rowney Gesso (White), Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Paint (Beach Glass, Chamomile, Lake Fog), Tando Creative Mask (Sequin Waste), American Grafts Wow Glitter (Aqua, Fountain, Gold), Ranger Glossy Accents, a Selection of beads, buttons, and shells, a black journaling pen.

And now for a giveaway! One lucky person will win this Epiphany Crafts Flower 25 Tool and pack of bubble caps, perfect for making some summery flowers for your projects:
To enter you just need to leave a comment, telling me where’s your favourite place to go on summer vacation – then click on the rafflecopter widget below to enter (you won’t be entered without clicking on Rafflecopter). There’s more ways to gain entries too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway is open internationally, and will close at 12.00am on Thursday the 13th of June GMT (so get your entries in by Wednesday night). You may notice one way to get extra entries is to check out the details for my first ever online class ‘Projects that WOW!’, which starts on Monday the 10th of June – soon! I’m so excited about it – June is going to be a fun month – my birthday is on the 24th of June too. I’m in my element right now!
Now you need to hop on to Katarzyna’s Beautiful Blog HERE!
Here’s the full hop list in case you get lost!
PaperHaus Magazine
**YOU ARE HERE** Jennifer Grace RAK **YOU ARE HERE**
Katarzyna Krzymińska – RAK –
Stacey Young RAK
Sharm Nidyanandan
Have fun and don’t forget to check out the magazine! x
  • Marilyn Tucker

    My favorite place to go is camping in the Tobacco Root Mts.
    Your album is gorgeous!

    June 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm
  • Alexia Misso

    Singapore, I love city life there very much, the city that always lit!

    June 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm
  • I’ve only been in Perth, Australia for 18 months so enjoying exploring here. I’m originally from Scotland and have visited St Ives which is beautiful! Love your album!!!

    June 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm
  • Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii! But we often settle for Lake Tahoe.
    rinda (and you burlap book is fabulous!)

    June 5, 2013 at 4:28 pm
  • Diana

    Love it.

    June 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm
  • Beautiful mini – I love the canvas…if the weather was always lovely in the summer England would be my choice and Cornwall is a favourite too…you know I don’t really mind the where on holiday…it’s the who 😀

    June 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm
  • Ginnye

    So cute! And I love the beach.

    June 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm
  • It looks like paradise! You did an amazing job on the album love how you wrote on your paint! I love Antigua and thinking I’m long overdue for a visit!TFS!

    June 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm
  • Such a gorgeous canvas! I love your use of textures.

    June 5, 2013 at 6:21 pm
  • My favorite place for summer vacation is the Oregon Coast!

    June 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm
  • Jennifer, my favorit for the vacation is Bali… This is so wonderful land – nature, people, ocean! Wo warm! Another culture – fresh for us, european 😉 Thank you for this wonderful prize an the chance to win!

    June 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm
  • marylouh

    Great idea. The album isn’t so bulky and doesn’t take a lot of space.
    My favorite place to go in the summer is out to the back deck of my house. I have a swimming pool and I can sit out there and relax. Snacks are close by and I don’t have to pack a lot of things and trek them across town/country.

    June 5, 2013 at 7:15 pm
  • Laura G.Turcotte

    My fave place is camping at the camp where I met my husband. We got married on those same campgrounds—it’s very special to us!

    I would love to win this!

    June 5, 2013 at 8:25 pm
  • Jean Bullock

    My favorite place to go is home. I never go anywhere.

    June 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm
  • Jean Bullock

    Very cool scrapbook album. Great idea to gesso the burlap so you can write about it. Great job.

    June 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm
  • Janis

    Love the burlap effect. Homespun and informal. Perfect backdrop for your beach photos.

    The beach is my favorite place to go on vacation!!! Thanks for sponsoring this wonderful prize.

    June 5, 2013 at 9:40 pm
  • this mini is gorgeous!! love the linen base of the book!

    June 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm
  • What a great mini! I head to my backyard in the summer because it is finally pool season!

    June 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm
  • Absolutely gorgeous mini book….and I love St Ives as well.My garden is my favourite place in the summer…..but for a holiday…..probably Florida.

    June 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm
  • Hi Jennifer, love the linen mini – I’ve never tried anything like that before and you’ve got my mind whirling with ideas now (like how about a denim one?) As far as summer holidays go, these days I’m a homebody and probably wouldn’t go anywhere if it weren’t for my DH – but I lived in Cornwall myself for over 30 years and still have family there so I’d like to spend a summer hols with them. I have very fond memories of St Ives too and a couple of beautiful prints I bought last time I was there. I also used to rent a place near Manaccan on the Helford Passage and I’d love to go there again, trees and water, best of both worlds …. oh dear I’m getting homesick now :o) xxx

    June 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm
  • I love summer in Sydney, Australia my home town.

    June 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm
  • Still new to Colorado, my new home – so I love to just keep exploring this AMAZING state 🙂

    June 5, 2013 at 11:43 pm
  • Love the burlap mini album. I love the beach so anywhere I can go feel the sand between my toes I am happy 🙂

    June 5, 2013 at 11:56 pm
  • Lisa Swift

    Absolutely beautiful, Jennifer! The burlap is so perfect for a beach album.

    June 6, 2013 at 12:03 am
  • My favourite place is the Gold Coast of Australia – every time we go we always find something different to do and never get sick of it. Love your album with the fabric – have got one made in calico and have never been sure what to do with it. 🙂

    June 6, 2013 at 12:52 am
  • Sher Gonzales

    I love to travel but my favorite place thus far would have to be Europe! I enjoyed Prague, Munich, and Vienna on my last visit.

    June 6, 2013 at 1:51 am
  • Ava Gavloski

    great album, love the burlap method

    June 6, 2013 at 1:56 am
  • Karen Schroeder

    My favorite spot to go to for summer vacation is Northern Wisconsin!

    June 6, 2013 at 2:21 am
  • jengd

    I’m not sure I have a single place I love. We had a blast at DisneyWorld in Jan. but I love going to Ocean City, MD too. Then there’s visiting my girlfriends up in NJ and I’d love to get a cabin by a lake in the mountains some time.

    June 6, 2013 at 4:21 am
  • I love vacationing anywhere as long as I am with my sweetheart and kids!!

    June 6, 2013 at 4:32 am
  • Kailee B.

    This is such an awesome mini album. Really tempting to get into this gesso stuff and paints. I love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing your creation. As far as my favorite place to vacation…that’s tough but probably the mountains back home with my family…camping trips =)

    June 6, 2013 at 5:59 am
  • beautiful magazine! I love to spend the summer in Thailand 🙂 good luck

    June 6, 2013 at 6:43 am
  • Praia da Luz in the Algarve!

    June 6, 2013 at 6:48 am
  • I love your mini book – gorgeous!

    June 6, 2013 at 7:13 am
  • Alison

    Fab mini book, Jennifer!… has to be Phoenix, Arizona for me I think
    Alison xx

    June 6, 2013 at 9:01 am
  • The beach at Sandon River, an Australian National park which is just beautiful.

    June 6, 2013 at 10:05 am
  • Faith

    Cornwall is on my bucket list! For now Nelson New Zealand is my fav place to holiday!

    June 6, 2013 at 10:31 am
  • Kim

    Love all of Europe, can never get enough. Thankyou for sharing your project

    June 6, 2013 at 1:26 pm
  • lauram

    My favorite summer vacation spot is Elbow Lake Minnesota. My husband and his family have been going there for 40 years and it is calm and inviting (even if the fishing hasn’t been so great the past few years).

    June 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm
  • Patti

    Love your mini but really love where you grew up, what a gorgeous place.
    I’d have to say our favorite place to vacation is the Ocean, we grew up on both sides of the US he on the East Coast, I on the West and the ocean still brings sense of calm when we visit (especially since we live in the desert now, lol)

    June 6, 2013 at 6:53 pm
  • i love rocky mountain national park in colorado and the whole Oregon coast!! TFS!

    June 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm
  • i wanted to say how perfect your mini album is, too! i love the burlap and all of the fun embellies!

    June 6, 2013 at 7:08 pm
  • Beatrice Lawson

    We love going to Turkey every summer to visit family, the beaches, the food and the easy going life are incredible.

    June 7, 2013 at 5:24 am
  • Ohope Beach on the east coast of the North Island here in New Zealand is just gorgeous in the summertime. The beaches are bordered by stunning pohutakawa trees, laden with crimson flowers – just lovely!

    June 7, 2013 at 8:25 am
  • Gill

    Omey – a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland. So peaceful!

    June 7, 2013 at 3:06 pm
  • First of all, you won’t believe how thrilled I am that you featured a fabric book. I was given a lovely green linen book and didn’t even know where to begin with it. THANKS for sharing!! My fave place to be is also the beach. We have an (Atlantic) ocean beach about 10 minutes from our house and we go there almost weekly in the warmer months. The girls love looking for little treasures, hubs and our furry princess love running / playing fetch in the water, and I just enjoy watching it all and reveling in the sounds of the waves.

    June 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm
  • I’m Italien, I live by the sea, I go to the beach all days on summer! beach is the best! this year I will fly to ovest USA, I think a special place to go on vacations 🙂

    June 7, 2013 at 5:36 pm
  • I like to go to beach in summer. i loved your minibook, so nice and close to nature with your burlap

    June 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm
  • Wendy

    I love sailing on a small sailboat through the British Virgin Islands! Pure Paradise. Enjoying your work!

    June 9, 2013 at 2:18 am
  • Frances

    My favourite summer place is Vancouver, B. C., Canada

    June 11, 2013 at 5:34 pm
  • just went to big cedar and loved it

    June 12, 2013 at 3:26 am

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