Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Everything Scrapp'n Blog Hop

It's the 28th so that means it's challenge time at Everything Scrapp'n!.  Once again it was my month to choose the topic.  So in honor of Valentine's Day approaching I am calling this challenge "Show the Love".  Scrap about  a relationship of a loved one.  It can be with you or their relationship with another.  Did I mention the prize? Every layout entered gets you a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Everything Scrapp'n Store! Check the store blog for more details & all entries are due by 2/7. Good Luck & can't wait to see your take on the challenge.

I went a bit out of the box scrapping the relationship of two of our dogs (lol).  Yes we're those kind of crazy dog people - but if you are a regular reader you already know our critters are family. 

The design team is showcasing Nikki Sivils papers from the Everything Scrapp'n Store.  As always each of us will link you to some products & pull out a couple we like the best.

The whimsy of the "Cherries on Top" background paper was the driving force behind turning up the fun in my design.  Adding the brads on each scallop helped to define the beautiful edges of the paper.  I further defined the frame by stitching next to the brown border.  Nikki's paper is perfect for distressing to make my circle layered "flowers".

Adding the brads on each scallop helped to define the beautiful edges of the paper.

I further defined the frame by stitching next to the brown border.

 Nikki's paper is perfect for distressing to make my circle layered "flowers". To keep continutity with other elements - a bit of stitching adds dimension and the buttons were topped with more brads over one of the border flowers. 

Shhh - don't tell that I was out of the letter "e"... I cut the "&" sign to make it work.  The fun design of the Jewelry Box font by American Crafts fits with the other letters.

I pleated the ribbon by running a basting stitch by hand then gluing with some liquid Tombow Mono Adhesive. 

I always love the dimension that Martha Stewart punched butterflies add to a page - the quick addition of a couple of gems define the bodies.

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill); Paper (Nikki Sivils - Cherries on Top, Nikki Sivils - Cherry Strips for You, Nikki Sivils - Cherry Sweet, Nikki Sivils - Cherry Blast, & Nikki Sivils - Cherry Tree); Letters (American Crafts - Thickers Jewery Box & Pink Paislee - Cardstock Alpha Stickers); Ribbon (American Crafts - Backyard Stem 1); Brads (The Paper Studio); Punch (Martha Stewart - Butterfly); Bling (Hero Arts); Die Cut Edge (Doodlebug - Frills); Circle Cutter (Creative Memories); Buttons (Misc Stash); Thread (Coats & Clarks)

For my next project I was in the mood to do some Valentine cards.  I don't have a lot of holiday stamps so I try to make it work with the everyday sentiments I have.

You all know what a Pink Paislee fan I am... This Love Potion paper in the Cupid line is a sure stand out & is very versitile.  LOVE it - I bought several to keep in my stash.

Supplies:  Cardstock (Bazzill - Kraft & Bazzill - Chocolate); Paper (Pink Paislee - Cupid Love Potion, Pink Paislee- Cupid Bow & Arrow, & Pink Paislee - Cupid Bullseye); Lace (Prima by the yard); Trim (Wrights); Thread (Coats & Clarks); Punch (Stampin' Up - Tiny Scallop); Stamps Card 1 (Hero Arts); Stamps Card 2 (Unity Stamp Co); Ink (Ranger, Stazon & Colorbox)
I'm sure you will want to see what the other designers did with the challenge... head on over & leave them a bit of love.
Thanks for stopping by!


Rose said...

I love those cards! I need to start working on valentine day items... I'm behind, as always!

Anonymous said...

Great layout, Suz! I love the Valentine's cards. Just beautiful!

Lori Neikirk

Jingle said...

Beautiful work!!!

laterg8r said...

love the flowers you made and the button o's :D

Zarah said...

GREAT job! These are fab!

phamil said...

OMG, I love the Bully page! It's adorable and the cards are awesome too! So glad you're getting the house!!!!! I am missing being at CHA too!!!!

Viji Siddharth said...

That card is soooo pretty!!!It is a challenge to use the cupid paper for something else...I am so looking forward to doing this challenge!

Viji Siddharth said...

I have a did you get those edges on the flowers! they make the flower pop so much!