Yourstory Hop

Yay– it is finally time for the YourStory Hop–and we have a great lineup of ladies who are ready to show you what they’ve created with their YourStory Machines!

First of all, thank you so much for joining us on your weekend– to hop along and look at the projects!  I hope you find something that brightens your day, inspires you, or makes you smile!

The Yourstory Photo came out last month–and is the cutest little thing–that helps you make amazingly fast and easy books! I just can’t say enough good things about this fun little machine!

And, if you missed the premier on HSN…no worries they still have it online, and they will be airing the YourStory Photo Dec 13 at 2am EST (that’s 1am CST and 12:00 MST).

Okay, For my YourStory project- I took the opportunity to use all those yummy recipes I’ve been working on to make a little Christmas Recipe Book.  I also put my Imagine Kate’s Kitchen to good use too!

Now onto the Blog Candy!

Provocraft has generously donated this Blue Cuttlebug with Tool Kit – What a perfect Christmas gift that would make for one lucky hopper! (entries will be taken from all of the stops on the hop)

and I am giving away a set of 5 Embossing Folders to another lucky winner!

All you have to do to enter- is be a follower and leave me a comment telling me what you would make with the YourStory Machine! For the Cuttlebug I will compile all the comments from all the blogs on the hop, and use to choose a winner!

That’s it– easy peasy!

Now, here is the rest of the hop for you to visit–


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Get Your own YOUR STORY – HSN $29.95

YourStory™ Photo Personal Bookbinding Kit YourStory™ Photo Personal Bookbinding KitYourStory Photo Personal Bookbinding Kit Tell your story with attractively bound books you assemble in minutes, then embellish as desired. Create travel journals using vacation photos and postcards, make recipe books for holiday gifts, or design personalized party favors. It’s a great way to turn photos, sketches, poems and more into treasured keepsakes. What You Get Personal bookbinding machine 14 assorted color 5″ x 7″ covers 14 assorted color 4″ x 6″ covers User manual Manufacturer’s 6-month limited warranty YourStory Photo Personal Bookbinding Kit Features Simple three-step process binds photos in a snap Put photos inside the cover, place cover and photos into the machine, turn on machine and bind Small, lightweight and portable Perfect for binding standard 4″ x 6″ and 5″ x 7″ photo sizes Specs Measurements: Approx. 4.33″W x 10.67″L x 3.75″H Weight: Approx. 1 lb. Listing: ETL Country of Origin: China Notes


  • Hi! Love your blog. I sure would loveto win a cuttlebug. I have seen so many projects using the cuttlebug, its awesome thanks for doing the HOp 🙂

  • I love the recipe book! Your project has made me thinking about getting it. I would love to create a family recipe book to hand down to my children and for them to hand down.

    Thanks for the project and the blog candy.


  • what a cute idea. I have the large Yourstory and have made several picture books for my grand children. But i like the look of the little one. So i ordered it earlier in the week i should get it monday can’t hardly wait. Thanks for the invite to this hop i am enjoying it.

  • Hi there! I love your recipe book idea! Keep the cool projects coming, and thanks for the opportunity to win the Cuttlebug!

  • Hi – This is such a cute idea. We also got a yourstory from HSN when it debuted. Love it. I’ve only made one picture album with it but would love to see more ideas for picture albums! Thanks for the bloghop and also for the opportunity to win. I would love the cuttlebug folders as I already have a cuttlebug, but should I be lucky enough to win the cuttlebug, I have a dear friend who loves to use mine and I’d gift it to her:) Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    • Duh, it is early and my husband is in the hospital so forgive the addendum. I love this machine as I can make personalized books for our grandson who lived two hours away. I also thought of making a recipe book for each of my kids to take with them when they get their own apartments 🙂

      Thanks again for a chance at this wonderful blog candy.

      Happy Scrappin’

      Sue B

  • The recipe book was a great idea. That is something you can hand down from generation to generation. I have been thinking about purchasing the Yourstory and now you have convinced me to. Thanks!

  • I would love to make a recipe book for my grandaughters! Even a “book” about me when I was a kid. They love to hear “old” stories like that. Thanks


  • I’m already a follower of your awesome blog.. your project is great! I have so many reciepes that I need to organize and this would be a great way to do it. Thanks for sharing and the wonderful blog hop candy!!

  • Thanks so much for sharing your recipe book!! If i had the YourStory i would make letter and number books for my son so he has things to look at in the car! Thanks again!


  • If I had the Your Story, I think that I would make ??? let’s see, mmmmmmm, maybe a diary book for my Grandkids. Of course, that would be an expensive diary book. Maybe a photo book, I know…. I would like to put together for our children remembrances of things that have happened in the past. I also have some special recipes of my parents that I am sure that the family would treasure. So far they have only gotten them on typed sheets. I recipe book would be great!

    I am a follower and enjoy getting your updates via email.

    Marjorie from TX

  • I have 8 brothers and sisters and I always want to make a book with snap shots for their birthday. I usually order one online but I could make my own with a MY STORY. Would love to win one. I just started scrapbooking and card making so I don’t have a lot of all those goodie toys yet.


  • So many possibilities with this little machine! Definetly on the must have list. Thanks for hosting this blog hop! Love your recipe book!

  • I would make an album with pictures of my cat. I’m always taking pictures of him in interesting places and positions when he sleeps. So funny! Would LOVE to win the Cuttlebug….always wanted one. Almost all the cards and other projects I see on the internet have embossed designs. Have a Happy Holiday season!!

  • Love this little receipe book. I will be making one for my mom and mother-in-law with all the receipes they have given me. I’m also going to make a little book for my husbands grandmother that has pictures of all her great-grandchildren. I think she’ll enjoy that. Thanks.

  • This would be a perfect way to make little brag books for grandparents. I could make a new one every 6 months it would be GREAT! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  • Love your recipe book!
    With a YourStory Photo I would make a christmas gift for all my family members which would have wedding photos from my wedding.

  • I think I would make a mini album for grandma of all her great grand kiids. That would be a perfect christmas presents. I would love winning the blue cuttlebug. Thanks!

  • I bought the Your Photo last month and plan to use it to make Christmas photo books for my family. I would love to win a Cuttlebug since I don’t have one and blue is my favorite color so will really enjoy having a blue one rather than the regular green one! I’m also a follower of your’s and check my email each morning to see what great new project you’ve come up with!

  • That is what I’m making now is my grandmothers recipes for the family, it would be totally awesome to preserve them. Your Story would be perfect So here legacy can go on and on….

  • My YourStory Photo just came in yesterday and the first thing I’m going to do is make a mini album that has pictures of my nephew in and send it down to my fiance’s aunt who has never seen him before (my mother in law asked for this project right after she found out I had ordered it from HSN). The recipe book is wonderful, Kate’s Kitchen is an awesome Imagine cartridge…I haven’t bought the imagine yet but when I do that’s one of my first ones.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  • I would make a year in review book for my classroom every year if I had a MY Story. I’d love to win the Cuttlebug to give to my daughter-in-law, who is a beginner scrapper. I hope I win!!!!

  • Wow what great ideas for using the new Your Story. I’m loving the recipe book. So many great ideas are flowing…. Thanks for the Blog Hop!

  • Thanks for the HOP, I saw this on HSN and was wondering if I would really like it. I think you sold me on it! I would love that Cuttlebug gift set. Thanks for all you show us!

  • The projects are awesome so far. We ordered one to at the launch and can’t wait to use it. We have been crazy with the Holiday preperations. The first thing we are going to make is a recipe book with copies of our grandmother’s recipes.

  • Absolutely love the recipe book. I even have Kate’s kitchen and exciting about tryng this project with the your story I bought from the launch. I appreciate all the ideas..and and look forward to visiting your blog daily. 🙂

  • love your recipe book! I’m in process of doing recipe book myself. I sure need to get this machine to bind them. Thank for a chance to win at your giveaway!

  • What a cute project. I would make lots of things if I had a yourstory…recipie books, photo albums, game books, note pads…the possibilities are endless. Thanks for the hop!!

  • What would I make??? With 11 great grandchildren .. I could make ME a photo book of ALL of them .. then little books for the grandmas .. maybe the aunts too.

  • i may have posted allready, great books, creative, i am so encouraged by these blogs, i have one, never used it yet, but so incouraged by you all. thank you oh the give-a-ways never hurt either….lol carol

  • Wow…we don’t have TV, and I didn’t spend that long looking into the YourStory Photo when it came out, so I didn’t realize how relatively inexpensive it is! That is DEFINATELY something I might be interested in getting, as I would love to make gifts for family and friends with it. I love your recipe book idea also!

  • my kids are 3 and 5 and we live far away from family, so i would probably make them little family books. that way they can see who everyone is and learn to spell (grandma, grandpa, uncle, etc) such a cute book you made Sarah!!! thanks for the chance to win….i’ve been wanting one of those 🙂

  • Oh that i so cute!! I am thinking about getting the yourstory but I was waiting for the hop hehe to see the projects!! Thanks for all the inspiration!


  • Great recipe book!!! I think I would use it to put those photos that were not the ones to make it on my pages but still love to look at Maybe even make a small book to the pages of a event than need more pictures with it. thanks for the chance to win

  • Love your book and what a perfect gift. Will have to think about a yourstory…thanks for the hop and all your wonderful ideas

  • Love your blog and all of your “how to” videos with exactly how you do a project. Such a big help in learning new tools and techniques. Was not really interested in the Your Story until I have seen such lovely gift created with it. Think I might have to have one. TFS

  • Your recipe book is super cute!! I would love to make some brag books for the my parents of my girls… This is an awesome little machine and I think I may have to buy one now. I loved your video by the way…you are a very good teacher and easy to watch…just loved it!!! TFS
    Thanks for the chance to win too.

  • What a great idea for a blog hop! I’ve been looking at this machine and then decided I didn’t really need it, but after looking at the great projects in the hop, I’ve placed my order!
    Thanks for sharing your great recipe book with us. You’re one of my inspirations. Your videos are so easy to follow and you give great tips.
    Have a great day!


    PS I would love to win the cuttlebug! I don’t have one and am so jealous of those who do 🙂

  • Love your recipe book! I would love to make one of these and also make an ABC album for my 2.5 year old. Thanks for the chance.

  • I would make some small family history booklets for my grandchildren. These hopefully would be treasures they can keep and pass down to their children.

    Mama LoveBug at LoveBug Creations

    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  • I love the recipe booklet. Its a great gift to give so many different people! And, if you think of themes, then you can just expand to all kinds of ideas. If I had one of these cuties, I would most certainly pull together and make the gals in my family a booklet of all of their most favorite recipes that I cook and make for them! Thanks! Kelly

  • I would love to use the yourstory to make a mini album for my daughter with all her family members in it, since live far away from most of them. Thanks for sharing!

  • I’ve never seen the Your Story work before…pretty cool!

    I like the idea of a little recipe book – would make a great gift!


  • OK–I wasn’t interested in this until I saw the hop projects. Now I am thinking about a Christmas present. I would love to make some projects for my grandkids–maybe pictures of their parents as babies. What a laugh that would be.

  • Omg! awesome project. I would probably buy me the your story. I have a lot of projects in mind. i have 5 girls and got of lot of things i would love to make for them. thanks for a chance to win

  • Love the recipe book. I want to make a recipe book for my son before he leaves for college next year with his favorite things to eat. I am hoping he won’t have to live off of Ramen Noodles!

  • I would have a lot of projects doing several minis of pictures that are now in a box. That way they can be enjoyed. My husband always says I dont like this digital era all the pictures are in a box or a disk. LOL

  • This is my first time to see My Story, neat! I would use to make little gift items for friends & family! Thanks for sharing luv recipe book cute idea!

  • This is just what I want to make.. I want to get all my recipies of my Moms and Make my sisters a recipie book with mine .. My Mom died of Brain cancer and the sisters are always asking me about one of Mamas recipies ..:O)This is going to be PERFECT.. Thank YOU.. OO that Blue Cuttle bug Blue is my favorite color.

    • I hadn’t really thought much about the Your Story, but this hop will probably change that! I really love the recipe book idea! What a great gift for family members.

  • I have a your story and I don’t use it too much but it’s nice to have when I do use it. I have laminated photos for tp albums, I have made a dry erase calender and laminated some recipe cards as well. I would love to win this give away, I have wanted the BLUE cuttlebug for so long…thanks to everyone who made this give away possible.


  • Sarah-
    Great project! If I had a your story, I would probably make a little brag book of my son for my grandmothers and for one of the grandmothers I would make one of her other great-grandson, Landon.

    My wish list keeps getting LONGER!!! hahaha


  • I am really enjoying the “Your Story” hop, everyone is having such inspirational ideas. I have seen great projects using the Cuttlebug, so that prize would sure make my Christmas bright. I love the recipe book you created, our family was just discussing putting together a Thanksgiving recipe book for the family. Maybe I can take this idea and run with it. Thanks!

  • Great project. I would make mini photo albums for family and friends. I have to put Yourstory Photo on my Christmas list. Thanks for the chance to win. Just became a follower.

  • I have a your story and have created a winter photo album. It was so ez to make. I also plan on making 2 recipe books for christmas. I love the idea of putting an embellishment on each page. TFS and love your ideas.


  • great project, i bought this last month from hsn. still in the box but after today I will be pulling it out. thank you so much for this hop

    nikkicreates at blogspot dot com

  • Hi Sarah! First I would like to tell you that I loved your lil’ book. Waht an awesome recipe book not only for the book, but for the yummy recipes you have put in it. Wish that was your giveaway gift! I would so love to win that. lol.
    By the end of this Hop I will probably be ordering one of these lil’ cute machines for myself…lol. I plan to create brag books and recipe books for family and friends. Also, I would love this for brag books for my husband not only for the family but for the lil’ brag books to make for his soldiers that he trains for basic training. This would be so awesome for them and their families.
    Great Work!
    Sweet Holiday Creations…
    e-mail: (the number two)marla at msn dot com

  • I would love to have one. I would make an art journal. I would also make one for my world vision girl I sponsor. She loves anything art and crafty.

  • Love your recipe book. I would like to make one of those if I had a your story. Maybe I will get one for Christmas. I am a follower on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • I would make a book on my niece – one for myself, and one for her grandma. I also like the idea of the recipe book. It would come in handy to have some of my favorite recipes on hand when I am out-of-town. I have always wanted an embosser, so I would love to win the Cuttlebug 🙂

  • I would make my boys a recipe book with passed down family recipes. I have planned it for a while but haven’t started it yet. This just might be the inspiration needed. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is a great little item to use with the grandkids! They love to bake with grandma and now we have a way to save recipes~!

  • I would love the Your Story. My daughter is very creative and has written and illustrated many stories. I would love to put these in book form.

  • I love my YourStory Photo Machine! I made an ABC book for my son. I used my new fav cart Plantin SchoolBook! I made it using the tag cutout and then I laminated each tag with my Xyron 5.0 machine. My next project will be a word book! I’ll post my projects on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win a Cuttle Bug!

  • i love what you made…… i really really want one….
    and as cansy a blue cuttle bug…. i really want one too…
    i dont have one yet but hope to win this one!!!

  • Man! I have been looking at a getting a CuttleBug, so that would be such a blessing. Love the idea for the Recipe Book. I have planned on using a trad. scrapbook, but I like the idea of a self bound book.

    Thanks for sharing all your great ideas, Sarah!

  • I love the recipe book! I’m still on the fence about the Your story photo but if i had one I would make a book to put wedding pictures in for a wedding gift. oh there are so many things that I could do now i think about it.

  • loving this hop! Thanks for the invite, I can see myself using the bigger Your Story to do yearly books, or cookbooks to give to friends I’ve met along the way who move due to the military!

  • I would probably make a brag book for my mother, sister and brother with photos of my daughter. She is the only grandchild/niece in my immediate family. They are always getting on me for not giving them photos, so perhaps this is what I should do…


  • I would love to make mini albums for my friends and family!! It would be really neat to make one for each of the girls in my daughter’s girl scout troop at the end of the year!! So awesome!! Thanks for sharing your project!! Would really love to own a Cuttlebug also!!! Love your blog!!! Thanks!!!

  • Thanks for showing us this new gadget it is awsome I would love one I think it would be perfect to do an album I want to do for my son of him and our cat Tippy that passed away a couple of months ago he was his buddy and I think he would really like an album of all his pictures

  • Hi there!!!
    Thanks to Momo…this is the first time on your blog…I LOVE it. This was an adorable project. I do not own the your story but I might have to re-consider.
    Valerie in TX

  • I just got the full-size YourStory this week and am so excited to make some holiday recipe books!! Love your video and your awesome recipe book!! Off to hopping all these blogs!!

  • I love your recipe book. I have the larger YouStory – I need to pull it out and play. Thanks for sharing your project and hosting this blog hop. Cool!


    gigiact2 at bellsouth dot net

  • I love the recipe book and the idea to use the cd paper cases for the gingerbread men was clever, always learning something from you site. TFS~ You are such an enabler. I think I am definatly going to have to get a YS~

  • I lOve the recipe book idea. I would probably use the youstory to make either mini cookbooks or for several of my girls 4-H projects and also other mini book gifts for friends

  • Your recipe book is so cute. I started one with pictures and all and never got around to finish it. Maybe is I purchase the youstory I will finish it.

  • What a cute idea.. I have the original story.. I like how small this one is. Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to what everyone does with the yourstory.. Maybe it will inspire me to make a book with mine 🙂 LisaMH

  • Fantastic recipe book and thanks for the peanut blossom recipe, going to try that!! I would have to start with a recipe book, My mothers old recipes and give books to my sister and brother, since I have her written journal recipe book, it’s a treasure and I know they would love to have all her old recipes!! Thanks and Happy Holidays!!

  • I’ve never seen a Your Story before. How awesome! I’m new to scrapping but I’ve been doing genealogy for years. What a great product to use to weld my hobbies together! I can already see a book of recipes spanning over 150 years that have been passed down through my family that I can give to the next generation. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I love it! I could have used this idea while I was doing some Christmas gifts! I love using the yourstory to create books for my classroom.

  • The recipe card book is a great idea. I don’t have a Your Story yet but have it on my “WANT” list. What great blog candy. TFS. . . On to the next stop
    Shari . . .

  • This book is so cute! And it is a great idea to have your holiday recipes separate from all the others. I am planning on making some stocking stuffers with my YourStory; cute books with puzzles or drawing pages, depending on which person I am making them for =-)! Thanks for everything!


  • What a great idea on how to share your Christmas recipes. I would use a Your Story in scrap booking for family and making some small books too for the little ones.

  • I love your little recipe book. If I had a yourstory, I would make some recipe books for my kids to have of all our favorite recipes. I would also make a little brag book for the grandparents. Thanks for the chance to win some fun prizes.

  • I would use it to make flash cards for the kids. I made educational books for christmas, but I am thinking of making an ABC book and this would be perfect for them.

  • I really like the recipe book. It would be great to make some books and give as gifts for family and friends. Thanks for sharing your project with us!

  • I would so love to win the Cuttlebug! I don’t have one and it would be the perfect addition to my scrapping tools! I would use the Your Story for a recipe book, like you did! I’m already a follower of your blog (it’s my favorite) and I will be hopping over to the others right now! Thanks for the chance to win, Sarah!

    XO ~ Amy Jo

  • I think I for my first project it would be a 3 part thing..
    for each of my daughters a photo story of their lives. I have been wanting to do their life in pictures so that would be perfect for that.

    Love your recipe book!!!!! That would be another great idea to do, all moms favorite recipes..Ya I like that!

  • I have been wanting a Cuddlebug and would love to win. I have a lot of stories ans with six grandchildren I would do a book for each and one for my mother who has dementia. I have been taking pictures of her along the way and have so many stories of this journey. I would also present my siblings with a story also.

  • Sorry I missed the the blog this morning , I had alot of questions about the Your Story Photo. wALMART HAS A BIG ONE FOR $74 on clearance. Was wondering what the differece was, besides portability.
    Well Iliked your recipe book , really cute idea.
    Dawn RI

  • Omg a cuttle bug.. wow.. that’s an item on my Xmas list.. I love what you made with the your story. If I got one, which i want to, i would make photo albums for my mom of all the grandchildren. I would also make photo albums for my sisters of their children. Thanks for a chance to win.. Merry Christmas..

  • I have the original Your Story but it’s so big that I rarely use it. I think this smaller version would be handier and would probably get more use. Love all your stuff, Sarah! As soon as I find a new job, I want to order some stamps. Thanks for a chance to win the Cuttlebug! This hope looks like a fun one.

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  • Oops! I forgot to say what I would make with the Your Story. I would make photo journals for all the adult members of my family for Christmas. Shopping for them is so difficult and that would be a perfect gift!

  • Very cute project!! I think if I had a yourstory, I would make a class book – have all my second graders write something and bind it together in the yourstory…perfect for independent reading time.

  • Oh, this is right up my alley! I’ve been wanting to do recipe books for my mom and sisters and my nieces and this is the perfect lil machine to do it with! Thanks for this great idea! Hugs,

  • Hi Pink Cricut. I just became a follower and can’t wait to look at your archives to see all that you have shared. Love the project you did with your story. Can’t wait to copy, lol!

  • I thought I did need the Your Story, but Now I’m not sure! Thanks for sharing your project.

    Gina Lindsey
    agsainz at gmail dot com

  • What a cute little recipe book. I love making mini books. I have tons of pics and would make them into little books for my kids, one for each year in school.

  • Great idea to do a recipe book for the special people that you give some of your bake goods to for Christmas.
    Would love to be able to do this, may need to get the YourStory.

  • Oh my God! Your giving away a cuttlebug! awww what a christmas that would be for one! Thank you! Your reciepe book is so so cute! Thank you for hosting an amazing hop! On to hop my way through the next blogs! YAY!
    Contact Info: Incase I get to be the lucky winner! Happy Holiday’s!

  • What a great giveaway. I would use the Your Story to make several personal books for my grandchildren, I would capture special moments for them. The book would be for their own personal use. I’m quite sure I will find many other things to do with it.

  • Love your recipe book. My sweet hubby got me the YS Photo for my birthday, and I’m going to make journals for my daughter and some of my friends. Thanks for the great chance to win that pretty blue Cuttlebug!

  • Thank you for sharing your beautiful project! I am going to have to seriously consider adding the YS photo to my collection of PC machines after this blog hop. All of the projects have been fantastic! Thank you so much for putting this hop together! As for what I would make using the YSphoto…I would love to put together books of all of my grandma’s recipes for all of her grandchildren!

  • Hi Sarah,

    I love your recipe book!!! 🙂 I would love to have my own Your Story Photo! I would finally have a better way to bind my little, shaped memory books (pumpkin for Halloween, stocking for Christmas, “B-A-B-Y” for the kids’ baby pictures, etc.)!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,


  • This is a cool little gadget.. and not expensive for a change. I would make little brag books of my grand daughter to share with family.

    thanks for a chance for such a cool prize Sarah 🙂


  • I have the first version of the your story machine and I love it. This one looks awesome too. I am making grandms brag books for mine and my husbands mothers for Christmas so I would use the your story for that. I want a cuttlebug so bad. The embossing it does is beautiful. thanks for posting your wonderful project.

  • This looks like something that would be very awesome for making gifts. Each of the children could have their own decorated books with pictures and other items in one location that they would enjoy. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • How cute. I have had all my paper picked out and cut and my cover Cuttlebugged, but I just didn’t know where to go from there. This inspired me to finish it. I have had my YourStory
    Photo since they came out and haven’t used it yet!! I know!

  • I love your recipe book idea! If I had the Your Story Photo I would make brag books, coupon books and recipe books like yours. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win!

  • Beautiful job!! I’ve really wanted a YourStory (the big one/original). I’ve wanted to make some photo albums for my family as Birthday presents. I also wanted to make some kids books. Wow! So many ideas, I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with!! Thanks for the chance!!! 🙂

  • Great project! it turned out so cute! I would use the yourstory to make a coupon book. i’ve been wanting to make one, and after seeing momo’s coupon book i see this machine is perfect for that.
    Thanks for the chance to win

  • Love your project!! So fun 🙂 I would make books to give away as gifts! Thanks for the chance at the giveaways, they are awesome!!

  • I have the YOUR STORY PHOTO, and I can’t wait to make the kids recipe booklets fillet with their dad’s favortie recipes. (he cooks better than me!)

  • Love the recipe book! I would like a YourStory to make photobooks for the grandparents as well as cute notebooks for my daughter. Thanks for sharing!

  • Love your recipe book Sara, very cute! I almost bought this little baby when it was on last month, because I wanted to do exactly what you have done. I want to make recipe books for my sister, mom & older son (he says he’s going to do some cooking when he gets back from Afghanastan). Thanks for sharing your cute littl project!

  • I have the YourStory but have been a bit aftraid to use it. After seeing this I need to get it out and start playing. The recipe book is a great idea too. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

  • That recipe book is so cute. I would love to use the YourStory machine to create photobooks for the parents of each of the children in my preschool class. I take so many pictures of the kids during the year and I usually give them to the parents in an envelope at the end of the year. It would be so much nicer to make them into a little book!

    Thanks for the chance to win the blue cuttlebug! It matches my Expression!

  • Thanks so much for doing a blog hop for the Your Story photo! I got one as a gift and used it for the first time today. Loving it!

  • I would love to get the YourStory Machine.I want to make small photo books for all of my sisters & brothers.I may steal your idea for the recipe book. Love your blog.

  • What a cute way to keep all your recipes! I bought a Your Story Mini and can’t wait to make mini photo books for my dance team at the end of the season!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Cute recipe book! I just got a YourStory Photo and the first thing I made was a journal for my husband and then a recipe book for the Weekly Circle challenge. It is smaller than I thought it would be and I love it! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize and Happy Holidays!


  • Love your recipe book, great job!!! This is a very nice give away, and would love to have it, cause I don’t have one, thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win!

  • What a cute little recipe book! When I first heard of a your story photo, I wasn’t interested but now that I am seeing things made with it, I want one!! I could make lots of books and mini albums.

  • Your recipe book is great!! Thanks for sharing. I would love to make some mini books for my grade one class. Something educational. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • I am so glad you showed how the Yourstory works. I was wondering about that. If I had one I would make word books for my grandchildren, and mini albums of the garden tours i go on and of mygrandchildren’s school events and so on and so on and so on.

  • I look forward to following the rest of this blog hop. I’ve been interested in the Your Story but wasn’t sure about it. Now I see I really “need” it! 🙂

  • Great job. Love the recipe book.
    I would like to make a baby book for my sister in law.. yep baby number 2 is now on the way. Something real simple for her to just lay her pics down.
    I did just order the big version since has it for $35 and its in a bundle with some other goodies..
    I’m off to enjoy the rest of the hop.

  • What a great little recipe book. If I had a You Story I would make a memories book of my mom and dad and give it as gifts to my two brothers and sister. TFS

  • Love your book!! Thanks so much for doing this, I have been needing some inspiration on what I could create with my YS. TFS!!

  • I love the recipe book you made. SO CUTE! I would use it to make mini albums of my favorite times and with your idea, recipe books of my favorite family recipes.

    • Forgot to include what I would make – definitely mini albums, especially recipe ones like yours! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • YourStory is so cool! I’d heard of it but never really knew what it could do… I love the idea of the holiday recipe book, too 🙂 TFS!

  • I would use the yourstory to help my students creative stories come to life! What a better way for a child to “publish” their own creations!!!

  • What a great idea. If I had a YourStory photo I think I would use it to make my boys some note pads and mini albums. Thanks for the chance to win.


  • Great project and what a sweet!! gift that would make!! Probably brag books for my sisters and a huge one for me of my two grandbabies!!!
    My BFF just won this same cuttlebug at MyPinkStamper… wouldn’t just be sweet if I won this one here? wink! lol
    Actually the price is not bad at all at HSN….

  • Wow, what wouldn’t i make with this!! Seriously the wheels are just turning!! I’m hoping to win, but if not it’s going on the christmas list for sure!!
    Already a follower 8)

  • Super Cute recipe book! I love this idea. I have actually ordered this cook little mini Your Story and cannot wait to get it. Like I said, I love the recipe book idea and think I would love to make a mini cookbook for my grand daughters who love to cook with me. Thank you so much for sharing! Lindagk23

  • I have long wanted a YourStory. I have wanted to make some photo books for each of my grandsons. Thanks! I am also a follower!

  • I would make mini books of the christmas cards that I have recieved this year. I love binding them together and look at them later. Fun to see how my friends children have grown over the years. Already a follower 🙂

  • What would I make? Hmmm. Well I never even knew what a blog hop was until today, and I am on creative overload. What would i NOT make is the better question. I volunteer at a retirement community making cards and I would definatly incorporate this into classes, as well as my personal use. Thank you so much for doing this and I am so excited to have been exposed to this blogging world. I have been missing out!!

  • Ok thanks NOW I NEED one of them.. How awsome is that machine. I have been wanting to create some kind of book for everyone in my family that has everyone birthday, anniversaries and what not in it. Now I know what i need LOL!!! And what a great deal on HSN.
    Thanks for sharing
    NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

  • i want the your story but my dad said i got all my gifts alrady and early too
    im a spoiled and exspensive child but ill keep beging fo the your story and cuttlebug my dad dosent understand my and my crafts but he tries(single dad of 2 since 2008.
    RIP mommy)

  • Sarah,

    I just had to come back to tell you how much I enjoyed hopping along!!! 🙂 I am now convinced that I must HAVE a Your Story Photo! I guess I’ll be up late watching HSN tomorrow…

    Thank you so much for participating and organizing this inspiring hop,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  • LOVE the recipe book! I follow your blog under my Google ID but I don’t want to post that information publicly. The recipe book is SO cute. I got a full size Your Story during Black Friday weekend from Oh My Crafts and have no idea what I’ll make first. My daughter’s favorite color is blue though and it would be AWESOME to give her a blue Cuttlebug! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • I should totally do this for my daughters who are always taking my cookbooks for the recipes I use at home! TFS! I have the larger YS and should put it to use instead of keeping it in it’s box!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  • ohhh….the possibilities are endless…Disney Autograph book, my sister is having her fist baby so a baby brag book, grandparent’s brag books, I am studying to get certified…I could make books out of my flash cards (instead of using rubberbands to hold it together)!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!
    Debbie Chapman

  • This would make awesome books to give teachers, co-workers, all sorts of brag books and goodies, the possibilities seem endless! Love the recipes I wrote a them down He he



    tjsgal at gmail dot com

  • The very first thing I would make would be memory books for my cubbies to be given at the Blue and Gold in Feb.

    This ia new must have toy!!!!! TFS your project, sooooooooooo cute. A BIG Thank You for the tutorial (visuals are a must).

  • I love the idea of making my own books for my kids as they are learning new things in school. I could make letter books, number books, then one day multiplication books and maybe even one day books for anatomy and physiology! 🙂
    Thanks for organizing this super inspiring hop for all of us, and thanks Provocraft for donating the grand prize!

  • What a great idea I love it. Thanks for sharing. I have been thinking about purchasing the YourStory and now you have convinced me to. I am off to purchase one now.

  • I would love to use your story to create a book for my nephew. He lives in Brazil and I dont see him as often as I like and making a book just for him would mean the world.
    Thanks for the opportunity!!!
    Love your blog.

  • I love the little recipe book that you made. I would love to make some of these, or some photos books for my family. I will be getting this for Christmas. TFS!!

  • With my Your Story machine i would make, so many things. Baby Books. Recipe Books Mini Albums for all the kids we work with. The list can go on and on. But one of the first things i think i would make is a little mini catalog of thumbnails of all my stamps by category.

  • Thanks for putting this blog hop together. I saw this on HSN and almost bought it because I was putting together a recipe book for our Christmas cookie exchange with my moms group. Boy, it sure would have saved me tons of work!

  • I forgot to specify that my project would still be that cookie exchange book. We do the exchange every year and I would love to give each mom a book to commemorate the year that we spent together.

  • I would use the your story for my exchange student to make a scrapbook/photo album for her trip to costa rica. I have been wanting the blue cuttlebug for a long time.

  • What a great project. I have to say I love your blog. If I had a Your Story I would make an alphabet book for my granddaughter. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

  • Great idea! i love the recipe book. I have those special recipes tha tI always use and are favorites that will now be getting a better home!

  • I have bought my daughter a lasagna pan that has 3 sections in it. Thought I would make her a mini recipe book with lasagna recipes, so she could make 3 different kinds at one time.

  • This is the first time I’ve heard of the Yourstory! I’m a little bit at a disadvantage living on an island and all. I would love to make a recipe book for my Granmother, me and my Mom are ALWAYS trying to replicate her holiday dishes!
    I would also make my future in-laws all a photo album, they are coming out to visit us soon and it would be wonderful for them to have a place to put all the pictures to remember their time here with us!

  • What fun! Love the recipe book. 🙂 I think I would make little photo albums of the kids throughout the year to give as gifts to the grandparents. Thanks for the fun giveaway!! 🙂

  • I would love to have a your story. I would make books for my mother and sister in law that do not get to see the kids often enough. I would also love that little blue cuttlebug. I don’t have one and would love to see what it could do for me. Thanks!

  • YAY blog hop! And wow a cuttlebug =) YAY! The project I would love to make is a “love” book. I would like to start a ongoing reasons “why I love you” bookt o share with the hubby =)

  • Love the recipe book, especially the colors! If I get the your story, which is on my Christmas list, I am going to use it to make brag books for my Grandmother, which I send her once a month, and notebooks for my kids to draw in.

  • That is so great. I’ve never really watched how the MyStory works, looks simple! I love it. If I won, I would make ABC and 123 books for my nieces to help them learn. They would love their own personalized books!

  • I love your site!! Thank you so much for the great ideas and the chance to win an awesome cuttlebug!! I’ve been wanting one of these for months!!! =) If I had a Yourstory, I would make recipe books for family members with all of our favorite family recipes, books for my little cousins, the possibilties would be endlesss….

  • i would actually give this as a gift to my sister who is getting ready to have a baby..and this is the perfect gift for her as she scrapbooks also..what a way to start out a new baby book idea…

  • Wow Cool ideas. I just got my YourStory and was wondering about idea. I just got my Cricut but DH didn’t know what a Cuttlebug was and frankly I just learned also and Ohh I’d love a blue one. SUPER SITE I’ll be back

  • Cute idea! Love your blog. I have the large your story and really like it but haven’t used it much. Now I have an idea to try out! 🙂

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