Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hey, Santa - I've Been Good! Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop with Giveaway

Hey you guys!  I'm not sure where January went, but I think it went and hopped into the past with December and November!  I went to my niece's wedding mid-January (so beautiful!), then this week I was in California for work -- buh-bye, January!  

And speaking of hops, we're back in business doing another Scrapping Our Stash blog hop.  You should have arrived here from Jennifer's blog.  She's got some lovely work to share using Basic Grey! Today I will share a layout using some of my Simple Stories Cozy Christmas stash (released last summer) using sketch 97 from the My Scraps & More sketch blog.  Take a look then scroll down to see how you can win a gift card to the My Scraps & More store and then hop a final time to complete the hop!


I adore this plaid from the collection, so I cut a frame out of it so I could use the middle for another project.  I placed the frame onto off white cardstock and then created the two layered photo areas, pretty well keeping to Audrey's sketch.  The top left has a pocket element that I used to start the layout's title.



I layered the brown woodgrain paper, the holly paper, the pocket card, and the matted photo (which is popped up with 3D tape).  I sewed along the top left diagonal to add texture and interest.



I did a similar layering for the bottom right photo area and duplicated the diagonal stitching.  I used some of the stickers from Cozy around the entire layout (including the banner that hangs in the top right) and added a few red gems as well.



For the rest of the title, I used alpha stickers from Cozy, and then I added journaling strips to each photo area.  It came together quickly!


****Giveaway Time!****

I'm giving away one $15 e-gift certificate to My Scraps & More.  All you have to do is:

  • Be or become a member of my blog with Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin AND
  • Leave a comment on this blog post
You can share this post on Facebook or Twitter or refer a friend who joins my blog for an extra chance at the prize (please note the action you've taken in a 2nd comment or have the referral tell who referred them in a comment on this post).

Easy peasy!  You have until Monday, Feb. 2nd at noon Central time to enter for your chance to win.  International entries are fine, and I use random.com to choose the winner.  I'll announce the winner here on my blog on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd.  Good luck!  Thanks for hopping along with us.

Now head over to Kim's blog for the final, crafty treat (a 2-page layout)!

Have a super weekend!
Majken

To start at the beginning or if you get lost, head to Cathy's blog.

25 comments:

  1. I'm a follower. Seems strange to see the Christmas outside. It was bitterly cold in my area around Christmas, Thanks for sharing a great layout. I love the papers. they are some of my favorites.

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  2. Love the stitching details and layers!!!

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  3. Love this layout. the diagonal stitching is great. Love Santa pictures in flip flops!!!!You have wonderful details on this layout.

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  4. I have some of this paper in my stash as well...I love how you added the one paper in the centre....Awesome! I have been a follower for some time! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Great layout - love the background paper and the crisp, clean look.
    I follow you with Bloglovin.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  6. This layout is wonderful with the plaid paper and cute embellishments! Having grown up in Southern California, those shorts and tee outfits remind me of my own childhood Christmas photos! Following on Bloglovin!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  8. such a fun christmas page!! wonderful title too!!! and yay for playing along with My Scraps!!

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  9. I really love all the papers you used on your layout! The subtle colors let the photos stand out but are still Christmasy!! I follow you on Google ,

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  10. I posted the giveaway on my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/shannon.hart.5811/posts/646545258800654

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  11. Fun layout! I love your title and the stitching is wonderful!
    I have to smile about the flip flops and shorts and the fact that your pics are outside - not the kind of experience I've ever had at Christmas, but so much fun!!!
    I'm a new follower through Google Friend Connect! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  12. Love your layout! The stitching on the corners is an awesome touch.
    I'm a new follower!

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  13. Thanks for the inspiration. I really like the vintage colors you used on your layout. I'm following with google friends.

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  14. I also shared your post: https://twitter.com/Santorogem/status/561637070721261569

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  15. Great layout. I like the plaid background and the title is perfect.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  16. What a great layout! Loving all of the layers!! Great job!!

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  17. I thought I was the only one who cut frames. Sometimes its just hard to part with that special paper! (I'm a plaid fan as well!)

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  18. I love this layout! Great photos too.
    Following on Bloglovin

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  19. Adorable page, I love the plaid frame! Thanks for playing along with us at My Scraps and More!

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  20. Such a great holiday page!! Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at My Scraps & More!

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  21. That design is really cute! So fun! I am following you on Google Friend Connect as Rose Santuci-Sofranko . Oh, thanks for the giveaway too. God bless!

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  22. Wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at My Scraps & More Sketches!

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  23. Beautiful Christmas page! Thanks for joining us at My Scraps & More Sketches!

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