Thursday, February 26, 2015

{Adore} Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop with Another Giveaway!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this month's Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Kristy's blog.  Isn't her project pretty?

I love these blog hops because not only do they provide a TON of inspiration, but they also give me "permission" to dig into my stash and use some of these favorite papers that previously were gathering dust while I admired them on the shelf.  Well, that's just no good, is it??  These collections were meant to be used and cherished.  That brings me to today's layout using Pebbles' Birthday Wishes collection.  It's so bright, pretty, and happy!

I loved the flowers with the squared off petals, and it made me think of a punch that I have from Paper Source that is similar.  So I decided to use my Cameo and PixScan mat to create a larger version to cut for a photo mat.  I will have a tutorial soon where you can see how easy this is to do!  Here is my layout:

This is Presley when she was a 2 years old...these photos make me sentimental.  :)  Of course, my old digital camera must've been off on the date, because it assured me this photo was taken in 2003.  However, I know for a fact it's 2004 after confirming with some other photos, so I'll have to fix my journal area!

I used the blue-green polka dot paper as my base and decided to stamp some texture using Gesso on each side around where I thought my paper and photos would be.  The stamp is from my Feb. Cocoa Daisy kit.  While that dried, I cut a large flower with my Cameo from the flower paper.  I inked the edges with blue ink and then sewed inside the flower's edges to create definition.  

Using the B-side of a UPC strip of one of the other papers with the blue-green chevron paper, I adhered that to the very top of the base.  Then I used the pink strip layered diagonally over that and trimmed straight.  I created a similar but smaller strip on the bottom right area of my base using the chevron and blue swirly strip to help frame the layout.  

Then I cut similar smaller flowers in the pink paper, polka dot paper, and CTMH Pacifica blue cardstock, plus two smaller flowers using the punch.  I layered the flowers and topped with buttons.  I included one of the coordinating Pebbles tags to the left of this layered flower:

I matted my two photos using the blue-green chevron paper and inked those edges as well.  Then I placed the large flower and photos on the page, then wrote my journaling.

On the bottom left, I placed another layered flower with a wooden embellishment:

Finally, I used the Crate Paper Oh Darling letters to make "Adore" and stapled them with my Tiny Attacher and pink AC mini-staplers.  I decided to use a wood heart embellishment backed with the polka dot paper as the "O". 

I hope you are inspired by my layout...before you hop along, please leave some blog love!

****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/follower of my blog AND
  • Leave a comment on this blog post
Easy peasy!  You have until Monday, March 2nd at noon Central time to enter for your chance to win.  International entries are fine, and I use to choose the winner.  I'll announce the winner here on my blog on Tuesday, March 3rd.  Good luck, and thanks for hopping along with us this weekend.

Next, it's time to hop to Cheryl's blog to check out her awesome project!

Have a fun weekend, and make sure to include a bit of chocolate in it as well.  ;)


  1. I love this Pebbles collection and the way you made your flower behind your photo! Super cute! And I am a follower of your blog! I love it!

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  3. Great idea for how to make your flowers different sizes! I have yet to try my Pixscan mat, but this definitely inspires me!
    I love your choice of papers and colors for these sweet photos! This is really a wonderful layout!
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  4. seriously fun page and just love your fun flower with the stitching!!!! the title work is very cool!!!

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  5. Your layout is so bright and fun. I love how you did your title and the flowers are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration! I am a follower!

  6. love this page, those flowers are awesome and all the amazing little details!

  7. What a sweet layout and lots of great details. I like the flower photo mat you made.
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  8. new follower rajee as gfc love to use it for project

  9. Great layout! Love the flower behind the the photo! So girly! :)

  10. Love your layout! Great details!

  11. Super adorable page!!
    Congrats on making the MS&M sketch team!
    Glad to be working with you!

  12. So cute - love how you treated that title!

  13. Love the letters and how they are light and dark.


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