Sunday, June 16, 2013

Let's Get Persnickety!!

Hiya peeps! 
Welcome to the blog hop for PAPER ISSUES' latest issue

You should have arrived here from AIMEE'S blog. If you have missed a step, head back over
to the PAPER ISSUES BLOG to start!

Now, let's get to it!
This issue is sponsored by Persnickety Prints
I ordered several different sizes, mostly of my instagram prints.
The quality rocks! It is nice sturdy cardstock
and the shipping was SUPER fast! 
 I ordered them Tuesday night and had them
in my hands on Friday!

I don't consider myself a traditional scrapper, but thought it was time
 to bust out a good old layout for this issue (and honestly, time to use up some stash!)

I've been participating in the challenges for A Year in the Life of an Art Journal, in conjunction with Monday Mugshots, where you take a pic of your mug on Mondays throughout the year. I'm enjoying it as a fun way to document my year.
For this layout, I used some Amy Tangerine/American Crafts,
I used two different sizes of the Persnickety Prints (2x2 and 3x3).
Plus, I've been trying
to figure out a fun way to use those straws
so I thought using them as letters might just work! 

Thanks so much for hopping today!
Persnickety Prints is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky hopper!
1. Like Persnickety Prints on Facebook {tell them we sent you} 
3. Leave a comment here on my blog

For an extra entry, link up one of YOUR projects either using
prints from Persnickety Prints, 
OR any project that has to do with "fussy cutting", either by hand or machine.
Your next stop is SARA!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Transformation Blog Hop

Howdy, friends!! Welcome to the Scrapbooking from the Inside Out Design Team Blog Hop! We are showcasing layouts by the current design team using the June kit TRANSFORMATION. If you just got here, make sure you go to the beginning at Melissa's blog so you don't miss out! 
This hop is super cool, as we are bidding a fond farewell to our outgoing team members AND introducing you to our terrific TEEN COLLECTIVE. We are combining the Teen Designers from CreateU with our Design Team at SFTIO. This is a wonderful opportunity to have each of these girls give their perspective of the monthly emotion. Each Teen Designer will be joining us for one month as a Guest Designer and hanging out with us on our website and forum.

Here's my layout:

As you know I'm a "quote girl"... quotes can usually express exactly how I am feeling, but much more eloquently. I love this one, as we are so often bogged down by our junk and the stuff we hold onto. Sometimes, we just need to let it go so that we are ready for new things! We gotta stop hanging on to the's preventing us from the reward of the future!
I love the soft colors of the strips of paper against the black background.. I also used the wood veneer, flipped it over and painted my own border on it, since I didn't want to use the sentiment already printed there. What, Lori? You can do that!? OF COURSE! Same with the little frame around my picture...I just covered the pre-printed sentiment with a little flower embellishment and still got to use the cute chalkboard-y frame!

Prizes? Oh yeah, there are prizes!! Leave me a comment telling me the first thing you think of when you hear "TRANSFORMATION"? Leave your comment here by midnight EST Saturday and the winner will be announced by Monday on Facebook and the SFTIO blog.

You should have arrived here from HEATHER'S blog
Your next and last step is the SFTIO blog!
(If you missed a step, start over at MELISSA'S blog)

Thanks for hopping with us!! Make sure to visit Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. We have a FREE Inspiration Page giving you loads of ideas using our current emotion, a welcoming forum and you can grab your own kit here!