Thursday, January 19

Holy Crafting Batman, I finished a Layout (+ trivia giveaway)

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Lots of exciting things happening!!!
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Now onto my project . .

Holy Crafting Batman, I finished a Layout.  I am not quite sure when I completed a layout last....WOW.  I decided today was the day.  I have been really focused on completing cards (because they are so fun to create) that I have desperately neglected making layouts.  And with 5 children, a husband, 2 dogs and a bird....I better keep up!  LOL!!!

I started with the sketch challenge at PageMaps because it was just too darn adorable not to.    I loved the simplicity of the sketch, but the diversity it has really called out to me, too.

I chose to use some of the Basic Grey Papers from the stack I won this month from my Blend Cindy at cre8tivecindy.  I really adore the vibrant colors and prints on the papers I chose.  This led me to use some alcohol ink (splatters) across my background card stock.  Now the mojo was flowing.  I placed the 6 squares down to play around with embellishments and stamps to see where I would go next.  I got out the fabby handmade flowers I won from my Blend Nataliya at Love Crafts Forever. They matched PERFECTLY! 
I decided to ink up the plain white rik rak with some blue and pink alcohol ink then spray a light mist of perfect pearls over the top.  I thought to myself, "what is my layout missing?"  Well, you all know how much I LOVE UNITY.  I figured I would pull out my stamps, and  see if I could find some fun stamps to use.  So, as I waited for my splatters and homemade glimmer mist to dry, I kept going back and forth with the stamps, but kept coming back to all of the stamps that had hearts.  I guess the Valentine's Day Bug caught up with me. 
Since I was using a lot of hearts, I decided to enter my layout in the current challenge over at Get Hippity with Ippity - Hearts, Hearts and more Hearts.  I also decided to incorporate the elements of the current Unity Opportunity {ippity} Challenge - Something Old, Something New,  into my layout.  Old:  Yellow/Blue crocheting yarn. New:  The Unity stamps (never used before), the BG papers from Cindy and the handmade flourishes from Nataliya.  Borrowed:  The vintage/retro buttons were brought to me by my dear BFF, Teresa from her dear mother (who I miss very much...Hope to see you seen Oma).  Blue:  Alcohol ink splatters, aqua handmade glimmer mist, and the ink for the heart, title, and journaling is a Blue ink by Darice.  For my layout, I used the following stamps: {Ippity} - Here and Now  {Remember the Time} title, Unity set the Time is Now - heart sentiment/ornament, Unity March 2010 KOM - Rockin'  It Unity Style - journaling lines.

Now, it is trivia giveaway time . . . 
I will randomly select one winner to win a few Unity Stamps.  Just send me an email @ strgazrblueyes22477{yahoo}com telling me the DATE & TITLE
  of my last blog post where I shared a layout!
Please title your email TRIVIA Giveaway 
 I will choose one winner on Monday at 12:00 p.m. EST!

Keep Crafting


  1. Thanks for joining my blog, and for the sweet comments you left! Your LO is sweet with great colors, and love all the stamping on it! I'll enter your trivia giveaway too!

  2. Such a cute LO. I love the vibrant colors and patterns you used for this LO. Since doing the LO's for CSD's I am really liking the sketches. I will have to go over and check out the pagemaps site. Thanks for the tip.

  3. First off what a sweet layout! Adorable - we don't do bottle seals every month but we do swap every month with a bunch of the RAK girls. You only have one partner.. would you like me to add you to the RAK group on facebook so you many wee hoe it all works ..?

  4. Gorgeous layout and such fabulous patterns and colors. Sending you a huge welcome to the OSAAT DT, am now a follower and looking forward to getting to know you
    Big Hugs

  5. This is such a fun lay-out!

  6. Brilliant layout - a quick hello and welcome from me, another member of the OSAAT team, Hazel x

  7. Awesome L/O Jess. Glad you like my cute little flowers. I don't even have them. lol
    Hugs Nat

  8. Beautiful LO!! I just love the hearts and flowers!! Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity With Ippity!! Blessings!

  9. Beautiful LO, love the hearts. Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity. Hugs, Julia - DT

  10. You did an awesome take on your sketch, and I like that sketch too, it looks cool! Thank you for playing w/ us at Get Hippity w/ {ippity} for our hearts challenge!
    DT GWHI)

  11. Jessica this is absolutely FABULOUS!! I am so bad about keeping up with my scrapbooking!! BUT GIRL THIS IS SO FUN!! You have inspired me!! The layout design is super cute and the way you used all the bright colors and fun elements - perfect!!! Love it!! So glad you entered this in the Ippity challenge!!


I so enjoy reading your comments and love hopping back over to your blog to see your latest and greatest!
:O) Jessica B.
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