Thursday, March 20, 2014

Giveaway! {Paradise} - A Practical Scrappers Scrap Your Stash Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Practical Scrappers "scrap your stash" blog hop!!  You should have arrived here from Patty Selah's site (her cards were lovely!).  How about a $20 GIVEAWAY to keep the fun going?  Check out my tropical project and learn more about it at the end of this post.

Today I'm sharing my "Paradise" layout highlighting some photos from a family trip a few years ago.  I used some Bo Bunny "Barefoot & Bliss" stash I saved because the colors just POP - they're gorgeous!  They also go perfectly with tropical and water photos.  I think they also do not need a lot of embellishing, so I kept my layout simple...what do you think?


I started off with my CTMH Outdoor Denim cardstock base, and I used the Bo Bunny hibiscus patterned paper as the main background.  To add dimension, I created a "header" above it.



I started the header with a 1.5" x 9.5" strip of CTMH Lagoon cardstock, and I cut along the full strip with my Martha Stewart fringe scissors.  Above that, I layered a thin strip of the hibiscus paper and a scalloped strip of misted white cardstock.  I stamped the "paradise" definition on the left and adhered it all together.  I faux stitched in white above the header, and I stamped and fussy cut some flowers to layer on the right-hand side.

I layered my two photos over the hexagon patterned paper, distressing the edges, and then layering over CTMH Outdoor Denim cardstock.



I balanced the layout with a footer on the right hand side using a scalloped strip of white cardstock misted with Juniper reinker, which I adhered and did the faux stitching in white below.  I journaled on grid paper stamped 2nd generation with a hibiscus flower stamp, inked the edges, and adhered onto the hexagon paper and Lagoon cardstock.  



I finished the layout adding a button and some raffia palm tied with ribbon to the footer, and adding some gems above the header.  I hope you felt tropical on today's blog hop!


***Giveaway!***
  
I'm giving away one $20 e-gift certificate to the Two Peas in a Bucket online store!

All you have to do is:
  1. Become a member of my blog with Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin AND
  2. Leave a comment on this blog post - would love if you share your favorite spring memory or tradition :)
Easy, peasy!  You have until Monday, March 24, 2014 at 9am CT to enter for your chance to win. International entries are welcome. I will randomly choose one lucky winner and announce it here on my blog on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Good luck, and thanks for visiting!


Now head over to the very talented Jennifer Haggerty's blog for your next stop.  Isn't her layout FUN?? Those glasses are a hoot!

21 comments:

  1. super fun summer page, love the flowers on it!!!!

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  2. Great added detail with the fringe!

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    1. I wish I could use the scissors more! Lol

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  3. Awww you're too cute! Love the page and the bright colors!! The fringe is adorable!

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  4. I adore this page and the blue fringe reminds me of a waterfall....so cute! I followed via bloglovin!

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    1. Thanks TeenaBugg38! Glad to have you hop along. :)

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  5. Nice fun summery page. Love that collection! I am now a follower on Feedly :)

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  6. love the addition of the fringe, and that you kept it C&Simple.

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  7. This is so fabulous! Love the fringe and the flower cluster! A Spring tradition for me... planting my garden and flower beds.

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    1. Thank you! So glad someone has a green thumb (because sadly I do not...)

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  8. So cute. I love the distressed mats you created for the photos and journal spot. My favorite spring memory was the spring I lived in the D.C. area and got to finally see the cherry blooms in blossom around the area. Absolute gorgeousness! Have a great day!

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  9. Lovely tropical layout. I like the papers and the stamped definition of paradise. I follow with bloglovin.
    A new spring tradition this year is learning how to make maple syrup.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  10. Totally love the bright colours of your layout! Makes me want to break out more Mexico photos and get scrapping!! I'd love to say that my favourite spring tradition is spring cleaning but really, it's just watching the flowers come up in my garden and waiting for the cherry trees to all be in bloom. Love it when there is a bower of pink over my head!!

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  11. Gorgeous layout! I love that kit.
    Following you on Bloglovin

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  12. Super cute layout - love all the blue

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  13. Lovin the scalloped, fringed border!

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