Saturday, April 14, 2012

Blog Hop!

Welcome to the April Blog Hop! We have two themes for this blog hop, Crafty Me or Green and either a layout or a card. Our very creative Pam at The Bugbytes made a layout sketch and a card sketch that we could use.

I hope everyone enjoys the hop and it inspires you to post your project in the linky which will be open for 2 months at The Bugbytes.

If you arrived here directly, please go to the beginning at The Bugbytes!

1) Pam - The Bugbytes
2) Elizabeth - 217 Creations
3) Michelle - Lady of Leisure ink
4) Beatrice - Amazing Grace
5) Jen -3 Cats and a Bug~~You are Here!
6) Debbie - Deb's Electric Thoughts
7) Lori - Scrapping My Stress Away
8) Bobby & Jill Cricut Couple
9) Kelly Kam's Craft Place
10) Chris - Get Inspired With Chatter Scene
11) Kimberli - Kimberli's Creations
12) Sheila -She's a Sassy Lady

Please be sure to leave comments (blog love) along the way! They keep us all inspired to keep creating.

For my project, I went with the Crafty Me and of course I used Pam's sketch! I love her sketches!

My first thought when I heard about this blog hop was the picture of me holding my Grandson in my craftroom. He was only 2 weeks old at the time and crabby that night. He wanted to be held, but the only room he would stop crying in was my craftroom. I told his parents he was a child after my own heart, lovin my crafty space! lol

With the exception of the full background page, everything was either cut from scraps or something I've had in my stash for awhile.

I started out with Nonna's Garden paper pack from Hot off the Press, I love this paper!

I used my MS punches and spellbinder dies to cut the accent pieces.

From my Sophie cartridge, I used my gypsy and added two frames to the screen @ 7.5. On one frame I added a square from George's basic shapes and on the other I hid all the inside cuts to make a black out shape.

I cut another square for inside my frame.

And added my picture.

I typed up my description and cut it out with my spellbinders die and glued them all together.

I put two Reflections flowers together and added some Reflections bling to the corner. I also add some velvet hot pink ribbon to my side border.

I added my scrap pieces to the bottom and added some bling to the frame...

and glued everything down.

Next stop is Deb's Electric Thoughts. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!


  1. Gorgeous. Love the papers. What a beautiful picture. Such precious moment x

  2. Beautiful layout. Love the colors and your detail cuts. TFS

  3. This is beautiful - I may have to go on the hunt for some of that paper I love it.

  4. WOW. Love your layout. Beautiful colors and cuts. Adorable grandson and beautiful you. TFS

  5. Sweet Layout!!!!TFS New follower!

  6. What a sweet photo!!! Love your layout too :)

  7. I love the background paper you used. I'm glad you were able to use scraps for this LO - we all know how they seem to pile up so quickly in our craftroom. Lovely take on Pam's sketch.

  8. really pretty layout and I love the story to go with it !

  9. Beautiful layout!! I love the frame for your precious picture!

    plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

  10. How gorgeous and your photo is precious! My craft room is the favorite room of my grandkids too. My granddaughter calls it the Art Room!


  11. What a pretty LO, so funny that he could only be calmed down in your craftroom!!