Thursday, August 27, 2015

Note 2 Self | Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop with Giveaway!

Hi everyone-

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:  
  1. I adore this J'Adore collection from BasicGrey
  2. 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 
  3. 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.)
You should have arrived from Christine's awesome boy-themed layout...but the full hop list is at the end if you get stuck or want to start at the beginning.  So grab some chocolate, hop along with us, and enter below for your chance to win some scrappy goodness from My Scraps & More!  But first:  


I started with a blank slate of white textured cardstock.  I chose two inks to create the splatters (CTMH Outdoor Denim and Tulip) on the top left and bottom right.

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
Easy peasy!  You have until Monday, August 31st 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, Sept. 1st.  Good luck! 

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:

20 comments:

  1. seriously fun page about you!! LOVE The stitching and paper mix!!!

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  2. Wow! Love this page! A very nice photo of you. I really love the stitching and the chevron vellum.

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  3. Gorgeous layout! I love the photo of you! You rocked the sketch/tic-tac-toe challenge! Thank you for joining us this month at Scrap our stash!

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  4. I follow thru bloglovin.
    I love the layering on this page. The different flowered papers are so pretty. Adding the fussy-cut flowers was a fun idea. I love to fussy-cut.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful page.

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  5. Beautiful combination of papers and embellishments. Nice work with the sketch and such a great photo of you! Thanks for joining us at Scrap our Stash!!

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  6. I'm a follower
    through Bloglovin.
    Carla from Utah

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  7. Gorgeous layout and
    love the stitching and
    flowers on it.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. Another wonderful layout. Love the stitching, fussy cutting and layering! Awesome selfie too!

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  9. Beautiful!!! I love how you used the sketch and YAY for a photo of yourself!

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  10. I just love the way you combined the different patterned papers and then layered everything! Adorable layout!! I follow on Bloglovin

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  11. What a beautiful design. Love the details, colors and stash used. Awesome!Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Scrap Our Stash!

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  12. Fabulous layout! The colors and patterns are wonderful and I adore stitching and vellum and how you used them is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. This is a beautiful layout! Love all the stitching especially and the fussy cut flowers! Everything looks so nice together! I am a follower of your blog and love all the inspiration I find here.

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  14. This is a beautiful layout! Love all the stitching especially and the fussy cut flowers! Everything looks so nice together! I am a follower of your blog and love all the inspiration I find here.

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  15. This is a beautiful layout! Love all the stitching especially and the fussy cut flowers! Everything looks so nice together! I am a follower of your blog and love all the inspiration I find here.

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  16. LOVE your layout! The colors and all of the elements are just SUPER!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!!

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  17. Just gorgeous! Love that you used so many patterned papers; they look fab! Awesome stitching and who can go wrong with sequins lol? kate (SOS)

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  18. Fabulous layout and awesome job with the sketch and tic tac toe challenge! Thank you for linking up with Scrap Our Stash!

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  19. I LOVE your take on this!!! Hugs, Katrina

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  20. Great take on the sketch. Love the stitching background and your layering work is great. I am following you on G+ and Bloglovin :) THANKS!

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