Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Everything Scrapp'n Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Everything Scrapp'n Design Team Blog Hop. If you are one of my regular readers I know you'll want to start the hop from the beginning. Please visit the store blog to to see all the designers projects. We even have a giveaway for you & no one but Heather knows which of the blogs will be offering it so make sure you leave comments on all 6 blogs to be entered.

Here's the prize:

Retro Ice Cream Sticker Notecard and Zva Self-Adhesive Pearls



Now for my inspiration.... I love papers that do a lot of the designing for me.
So
that's my theme this week - Fantastic background papers....

No one does background papers better than Webs
ter's Pages! So when I saw this whimsical hot air balloons I knew just the photo for the layout. Their prints are so rich & have so many layered details. Even the "backs" are super usable - many times it's hard to pick so I buy 2 sheets so I don't have to.

This magical photo of Stonehenge at sunset really pops off the page when layered with a Basic Grey Doilie from the Eskimo Christmas line. The color is perfect & the print is so not an in your face Christmas look but a nice flourish that layered nicely here.




Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill); Paper (Webster's Pages - Tres Magique); Lace Overlay (Basic Grey - Eskimo Doilies Green); Lace (Prima - Lace by the yard); Tag (Nikki Sivils - Breadless Tag); Letters (American Crafts - Thickers Black Delight & Jenni Bowlin Tiny Reverse Alpha Black)


My next layout is about our new rescued dog "Lady". She i
s quite a character. Most nights she gets on the bed & starts digging at the covers. The next thing I know she has slid herself under them; cozy & ready for sleep. It totally cracks me up night after night how she has the covers all smoothed out. To capture this memory without her jumping down I had to sneak a photo with my cell phone (so forgive the dark photos) it is just too cute to miss this moment.

Taking a cue from her name I thought I would take the opportunity to go totally "girly" (though she is so not a feminine gal - she's more of a clumsy Marmaduke).

Don't you love this stitched paper from Prima? I turned it sideways to offset the heaviness of the photo strip. I am keeping the elements light so that as much of this yummy paper as possible will show thru.


Then the simple addition of the beautiful Prima Roses placed in a visual triangle to draw the eye around the page. I only used half of the package so that stretches my budget & leaves me plenty for the next project.


Supplies: Paper (Prima - Art Stitch Mulberry & Prima - Tropics Waterfall) Flowers (Prima - Trellis Roses Fontaine); Bling (Prima - Pearl Swirl White); Lace (Prima - Lace by the yard); Bling (Prima - E Line); Chipboard Circle (Technique Tuesday); Paint (Tim Holtz - Crackle Paint); Letters: (American Crafts - Thickers White Delight); Ink (Ranger); Floral print paper is 2 layered Prima Journaling Spots sold out.

Remember to leave a comment for your chance to win the prize.

Thanks for visiting my blog the next stop on the hop is Teresa

17 comments:

Kimmy said...

awww how sweet. love the dainty lace on that last one!

TrayChic said...

I agree, that Prima stitched paper is so beautiful and really compliments your layout.

everythingscrappn.com said...

Thanks for the inspiration with that Stonehedge pic. I'm working on my trip out west and there will be some scenery that needs subtle attention.
Lady is too cute! I do love how you used that great Prima Stitch paper.

Cindy S said...

Suz, So when were you in the UK and you didn't visit me? I love the LADY like papers you used on this LO. Wonderful.

2 Worlds said...

Wow I'm amazed she can stay tucked that way, snoopy does the same thing smooth the bed out .Great layouts

Thanks for putting my blinkie appreciate !

laterg8r said...

love that stitched paper - so funny about your dog getting tucked into bed :D

Carmen O. said...

Love your Lo's! You really do pretty very well. I wish I could feel comfortable doing all that lace, etc. Beautiful work!

Jen Adkins said...

Cute! I love the hot air ballons!

Denise said...

Great pairing of the BG lace and Webster's. Aren't animals wonderful!

Kelly said...

love that websters pages...haven't seen that before!! TFS

teresamatz said...

wow that Stonehenge picture is amazing! what a beautiful Layout

vtpuggirl said...

Gorgeous pages, love them both!

TraceyT said...

Beautiful work. I love what you did with the balloons.

Distressed Love said...

love the hot air balloon paper! so cute!

scrappinpsycho said...

Wow that balloon paper is awsome - and you had just the right picture for it!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous prima lo! I was wondering what that paper would look like. Great work!

Staci said...

thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! these layouts are gorgeous - i'm in love with those new prima flowers, too!