Welcome to the October Everything Scrapp'n Design Team Blog Hop. If you are one of my regular readers I know you'll want to start the hop from the beginning. Please visit the store blog to to see all the designers projects. We even have a giveaway for you & no one but Heather knows which of the blogs will be offering it so make sure you leave comments on all 6 blogs to be entered.
Here's the prize:
Retro Ice Cream Sticker Notecard and Zva Self-Adhesive Pearls
Now for my inspiration.... I love papers that do a lot of the designing for me.
So that's my theme this week - Fantastic background papers....
No one does background papers better than Webster's Pages! So when I saw this whimsical hot air balloons I knew just the photo for the layout. Their prints are so rich & have so many layered details. Even the "backs" are super usable - many times it's hard to pick so I buy 2 sheets so I don't have to.
This magical photo of Stonehenge at sunset really pops off the page when layered with a Basic Grey Doilie from the Eskimo Christmas line. The color is perfect & the print is so not an in your face Christmas look but a nice flourish that layered nicely here.
Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill); Paper (Webster's Pages - Tres Magique); Lace Overlay (Basic Grey - Eskimo Doilies Green); Lace (Prima - Lace by the yard); Tag (Nikki Sivils - Breadless Tag); Letters (American Crafts - Thickers Black Delight & Jenni Bowlin Tiny Reverse Alpha Black)
My next layout is about our new rescued dog "Lady". She is quite a character. Most nights she gets on the bed & starts digging at the covers. The next thing I know she has slid herself under them; cozy & ready for sleep. It totally cracks me up night after night how she has the covers all smoothed out. To capture this memory without her jumping down I had to sneak a photo with my cell phone (so forgive the dark photos) it is just too cute to miss this moment.
Taking a cue from her name I thought I would take the opportunity to go totally "girly" (though she is so not a feminine gal - she's more of a clumsy Marmaduke).
Don't you love this stitched paper from Prima? I turned it sideways to offset the heaviness of the photo strip. I am keeping the elements light so that as much of this yummy paper as possible will show thru.
Then the simple addition of the beautiful Prima Roses placed in a visual triangle to draw the eye around the page. I only used half of the package so that stretches my budget & leaves me plenty for the next project.
Supplies: Paper (Prima - Art Stitch Mulberry & Prima - Tropics Waterfall) Flowers (Prima - Trellis Roses Fontaine); Bling (Prima - Pearl Swirl White); Lace (Prima - Lace by the yard); Bling (Prima - E Line); Chipboard Circle (Technique Tuesday); Paint (Tim Holtz - Crackle Paint); Letters: (American Crafts - Thickers White Delight); Ink (Ranger); Floral print paper is 2 layered Prima Journaling Spots sold out.
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Thanks for visiting my blog the next stop on the hop is Teresa