Today's page is part of the Scrapping Our Stash blog hop (and boy what a stash I've collected through the years!), and I'm so excited to share my layout with you for ALL THE REASONS but mainly:
- I adore this J'Adore collection from BasicGrey
- It's based on a sketch by Audrey Yeager she did as guest designer for the Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog (not related to our hop) and
- It's a page about me. Do you find it hard to do pages about yourself? I do!! (I have created this one and this one.)
I trimmed the "Cuddle" paper first into two pieces - I adore those pretty flowers! I layered a strip of the B-side of the "Sweetheart" paper and a strip of Studio Calico's Darling Dear Hepburn Chevron patterned vellum that I scalloped (love that stuff!).
I next trimmed rectangles from "Kiss", "Cuddle", and "Sweetheart" to mat my photo. To help my photo pop a little more, I needed a little layer of white, and to create a different texture to the photo area, I used one of my dies from Mama Elephant's Peek-a-Frame set. And before I put my photo mat area on the layout over my strips, I machine stitched several circles to go along with the sketch.
After I put the photo area on, I dug through my embellishment stash and chose some sequins, wooden hearts, and enamel dots to sprinkle around the circles and among the ink splotches.
And then, it hit me: Must. Fussycut. Flowers!
I tucked a minty Maggie Holmes tag behind the photo area to complete the challenge Tic Tac Toe! I also fussycut a wobbly circle to frame my journal area. I used alpha stickers from the J'Adore collection for "Note", a minty "2" and then I used my Cameo to cut "self".
I hope you liked my layout! And now, the fun part: a giveaway! 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
Next up on the hop is Katrina! Head over to see her lovely puppy-themed layout!
Thanks sooo much for hopping along with us! Below find the sketch, challenge Tic Tac Toe with my choices highlighted, and the full hop list.
Full hop list:
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