Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hop Along with the ES Gals

It's the 14th & that means .... the Everything Scrapp'n Blog Hop.   Thanks for stopping by.  This is the last stop but I'm sure you will want to start from the store blog - leaving comments along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the store.

I'm still hardly able to use my left arm & hand so I've simplified my style a bit.  It's nice to have a page done in less than 2 hours lol.  I am also shaky with the camera so I scanned these - so sorry for the funky color/shadows. 

First is "Everyday Live Valentine's Day Love" is about my grandparents.  They taught me that your relationship is what you put into it each and every day.  That's why I chose the title because especially as they got older they really put the "holiday" effort into how they treated eachother.  I liked using the journaling spots & tags as part of the title.  The Little Yellow Bicycle Journaling Tablet is filled with different spots.  Since they are printed on white paper I used my Old Paper Distress Ink to match the other papers.

My favorite product in this layout is the Pink Paislee Cupid Press Ons.  They go on very eaasy & really added a lot to the page.

Supplies:  Cardstock (Bazzill Basics); Paper (Pink Paislee - Cupid Love Potion & Pink Paislee - Cupid Bullseye); Rub Ons (Pink Paislee - Cupid Press Ons); Tags (Cupid - Punch Outs); Journaling Spot (Little Yellow Bicycle - Journaling Tablet); Bling (Jenni Bowlin - Pearl Flowers Marashino); Ink (Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Old Paper); Letters (American Crafts - Thickers); Thread (Coats & Clarks); Adhesive (Zva - Pop Dots, Tombow - Mono Adhesive & Glue Arts - Permanent Dots)

My next layout is "Godchild" - using old photos from my sister's baptism.  These photos went really well with the green in Webster's Pages paper & the elegant look is perfect for the theme.  This is an 8 X 8 size layout.  That size gives you the best of a 12 X 12 without having to fill up those extra inches.

This paper by Webster's Pages really adds a lot of elegance.  It's hardly recognizable since I covered the chandelier & didn't use the bolder color floral portion (saving for another project).  I used the golden backside when punching out the butterfly embellishments.

Supplies:  Cardstock (Bazzill Basics); Paper (Webster's Pages - Romantique Chic); Letters (American Crafts Thickers); Trim (Prima - Lace); Thread (Coats & Clarks); Punch (Martha Stewart - Butterfly); Bling (Zva - Symetrical Flourishes Pearls Taupe)


I hope you are planning on attending our first online crop at the Everything Scrapp'n forum this weekend (Jan 15 - 18).  Heather has planned 4 fun filled days of challenges, games, technique tips, and lots of prizes!  Sign up today & let us inspire you to get those creative juices flowing....  The design team will be taking turns hosting 1 hour slots & will be online during that hour to answer questions & chat. See you there.

There will also be a sale all weekend long discount code "crop" to recieve 25% off your entire order.


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Donna said...

Enjoyed the older photos - just might be a good time to have a look at those - thanks

Michelle said...

I love your idea of using journaling spots & tags for titles. And I like how you distressed them to make it work with your paper. Awesome!

Sara said...

WOW! Your layouts are gorgeous Suz! Thanks for sharing-i'm off to hop along :)


teresamatz said...

great work.....thanks for sharing

FibreJunky said...

Nobody would ever know you were having trouble with your arm by looking at your layouts. You are still rockin' 'em!!

TrayChic said...

Wow, Girl! Great job! Even with only one hand, you do awesome work!