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Saturday, January 22, 2011
12:05 AM | Posted by SpantastiKreations | | Edit Post
Hello Friends and welcome to
The Scrappin Roots Blog Hop!
I'm so glad you stopped by.
If you are like me your love for papercrafting began with scrapbooking. And I don't know about you but I have REALLY let it go for quicker and more instant gratification crafts, mostly card making. I have really been wanting to get back to my "roots" and do more scrapbooking. I want to preserve the memories of my children and their childhood while they are still (somewhat) fresh in my mind. One of my goals (I don't like to call them resolutions, too much pressure, lol) for 2011 is to do more layouts and scrapbooking. Since I figured I am not the only one who needs a swift kick in the scrapbooking butt I decided to host my very first blog hop and to focus it on layouts.
I'm so excited for this hop. We have an amazing line up of talented ladies that are super excited to share with you their projects both past (this ought to be fun) and present.
For my layout I chose to do a "Back to school" theme. I didn't include the pictures because my printer needs color ink. Don't you just hate that? Grr. LOL Anyway, here is my layout:
The page on the left is dedicated to my daughter and the page on the left is dedicated to my son.
Core'dinations cardstock for the green base as well as the orange photo mats. Recollections cardstock for all other cuts.
Cuts: School bus & Apple is from DoodleCharms. Scissors, glue and sentiment is from Simply Charmed. Magnifying glass is from Everyday Paper Dolls.
I LOVE how this turned out especially considering it's been almost 2yrs since my last layout (sounds like I'm at confession, lol).
I chose the colors Green & Orange because those are my kids' school colors. "Let's go Discovery School" Sorry, I had to do a little shout out for the best school ever! And of course all the school images that go along with it. The magnifying glass is the school's logo. :)
I also wanted to share with you some of my "early" work. I've only been papercrafting for about 4 yrs so this is not OLD but older.
The first layout is one of the first if not THE FIRST (I simply cannot remember) layouts I've ever done. The second layout is one of the first layouts I did with my Cricut. :) I love my Cricut and am so glad I have one. I don't know how I ever survived without it.
One more thing I wanted to share with you was a handy dandy tip:
Incorporate recycled products in your projects. For the Back to School layout I cut the scissor blades out of silver chip board included in a make-up kit we purchased around Christmastime. I also trimmed out some clear plastic from packaging and used it as the "glass" in the magnifying glass.
Oh wait. What's a blog hop without some blog candy?
Robyn from My Pink Stamper so generously donated her newest video Cricut Layouts Through the Year for my giveaway today.
To be eligible for this prize simply leave a comment telling me when you began papercrafting. You don't have to be a follower but I would love it if you were. I will draw a winner on Monday morning.
Don't forget to visit all the other ladies in our hop today. I promise you that their projects will not disappoint. You may even stumble upon some more delicious blog candy.
Thanks for hopping on by. Here's the full line up, if you get lost along the way come on back here for the list.
Ann Marie: http://www.yourstrulee.net