Friday, June 27, 2014

{Sibling Love} | Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop Hosted by Practical Scrappers | Giveaway!

Hello!  You should have arrived here from Erin Morehouse's blog...she does such pretty work! Are you ready to keep hopping with Practical Scrappers??  I am!  I love seeing all the different projects along the way, learning new techniques, and seeing different styles!  And in this monthly hop, we get to use our stash.  And I am *such* a paper hoarder...I love being able to have an "excuse" to use it!   Today, I'm using Bella Blvd's Snapshots collection.  And I have a GIVEAWAY, so take a look at my layout and then scroll down to enter for your chance to win.  Here's my layout:

I am using a sketch today from Creative Scrappers (#271):

I immediately thought of this collection when I was looking at my photos of my kiddos. The bright colors and my daughter's pink shirt really go nicely, but they are also not too girly.  The polka dot pattern was my favorite so I knew I'd use that as the main rectangle in the middle of the layout.  I misted the top left and bottom right with Heidi Swapp Teal Color Shine, then placed the polka dot paper and stitched along the edges.

For the main photo, I layered with a few of the Snapshots papers, matting the photo with white and distressing the edges of the yellow hearts paper.  I cut the "captured" card from the collection and cut it to look like a banner and layered it behind.  I stamped "sibling" in CTMH Lagoon ink and paired it with the Amy Tangerine "Twins" Plus One Thickers (Love).  I love those foam words!  And I added two Maya Road star pins (love them, too!) and a Maya Road sun metal clip.

I added a layer of the camera paper and the stripe paper, and then stitched along the edge to create the lower center stripe from the sketch.  I then journaled on the bottom left:


I'm giving away one $15 e-gift certificate to the My Scraps & More 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
Refer a friend who joins my blog for an extra chance (please note it in a second comment or have the referral note who referred them).

Easy, right?  You have until Monday, June 30, 2014 at noon CT to enter for your chance to win.  International entries are fine.  I'll randomly choose a lucky winner and announce it here on my blog on Tuesday, July 1st.  Good luck, and thanks so much for joining my blog!

Next, head over to Christine's blog to check out her project...she always has fun ones!

Have a scrappy weekend.

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  1. Your layout is awesome! I love your take on the sketch and the layering and sewing!

  2. Great take on the sketch - followed you on bloglovin

  3. Very cute layout. I like the sketch and the polka dot paper.
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  4. Love the picture on your layout. I used this sketch also this week.

  5. Such cute photos! I love how you highlighted them with this great papers! I'm a new follower!

  6. Oh, this is a fabulous layout. Love the stitching, the layering, that brush font of the title. Great job!

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  9. i just love the pic of your kids

  10. Love all the layering. Looks fantastic. What sweet pictures. Love the personal journaling. I am following you on bloglovin

  11. Fabulous layout. Love you papers choices. Thanks for the inspiration. I am a follower via bloglovin!

  12. Not sure if my comment went through so excuse me if this is a duplicate! I love the way you mixed and combined your patterned papers for this fun layout. I am always nervous about using patterns together but you've inspired me to give it a try! Following on Bloglovin.

  13. I love all the little details you add (stitching, ink splatters, paper distressing) really makes for great layout!


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