Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Absolutely Amazing


I'm entering this layout using the above sketch at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog (http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2014/02/welcome-to-our-first-challenge.html). It's their first challenge! Feel free to join as well! You have until February 16 and you don't have to follow the sketch. The sketch was created by Tammi Bennett (http://www.tjsmemoriesblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/first-challenge-at-craft-hoarders.html). There's even an AWESOME prize pack for a lucky winner! :) Who doesn't love prizes?! Ok, onto my LO! I used Be Blessed Scrapbooking Signature Watercolor Collection Strawberry Sorbet as my background paper that I won from Helen Gullett (http://byheleng.wordpress.com/) and Scrapping Everyday Miracles ( http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com/). Helen is participating in blog hop right now as well so hop over to her blog! The bottom picture mat under the teapot collection is Recollections Blue Scribbles. The top picture mat is Monte PaperMill Take 2 Follow Your Heart that I won from Housecalls by: Scrappin Madge September Hello Gorgeous kit (http://heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com/). The purple/floral strip at the top is Fiskars Heidi Grace Designs A Little Bird's Tale/Row of Icons Double Sided Cardstock Paper that I bought from Big Lots in a paper collection a long time ago. The top green strip I bought from Michaels, but there's not a manufacturer's name on it so I'm gonna say it's Recollections, but it also has been in my stash awhile! The swirly sticker is Sticko Swirly Gigs Dimensional Stickers as are the 3 stickers directly below the journaling. The journaling mat is the same green paper as the top green strip. I used Microsoft Word & Lucida Calligraphy font to type the journaling- The artwork at Duke Medicine Pavilion is beautiful! My dad had surgery Jan 2, 2014 to have cancer removed from his liver/small intestines. The hospital has so much art in the hallways that you forget you're in a hospital. It makes you feel like you're in a museum. These 2 pictures are just 2 examples of that. The hanging flag piece was in a corner going towards Starbucks and the cafeteria. I believe both of these pictures were taken with my cell phone. The 3 pieces of bling are from a little plastic bag full, also from Helen, & I attached them with Elmer's Craft Bond Thin Small Glue Spots. The butterfly is Studio G as is the purple flowers- they're paper flowers that I attached with my XYRON 1.5" Create-A-Sticker Maker and I added a piece of bling from my stash. The pink crinkled ribbon is 3 Girl JAM (http://www.3girljam.com) Cherry Lipstick from the Pink and White Bundle & I used my XYRON again as well as for the next 2 ribbons. I really wanted to use some Pinque Peacock goodies to go with this ribbon, but couldn't find the flower I wanted to use. Don't you hate when that happens? I'll find it when I don't want to use it later- just my luck! The green frilly ribbon is Crate Paper Superior Quality Trims Peppermint Collection, also from Housecalls by: Scrappin Madge, but from the August Life of the Party kit. The brown polka dot ribbon was on a gift I received and I decided to save it for my scrapbooking! Clever, right?! ;) The title- Absolutely Amazing is Studio G chipboard tags/stickers collection that also has been in my stash for quite awhile. That's my LO in a nutshell! :) I hope you see the artistic feel I was trying to create to go along with these pictures! I was up until 4am working on it! I was determined to finish! I started around 5 pm and stopped to eat and watch The Bachelor and Castle. I had most of it completed at 11, but the top borders and  all the extra frills on the right. I was off today and didn't get up until almost 12 and then didn't sleep well. I hope I sleep a lot better tonight! I have to work tomorrow afternoon and then have church tomorrow night! In other words, I have a long day tomorrow! While I have your attention, please come back here Friday to see what I post for my part in the 14 Days of Love Blog Hop! It will be my second post. The first post was Saturday, February 1, just one post down from this one. TFL & see you again on Friday! :)

16 comments:

Jan Marie said...

Very nice layout! Love the colors and the beautiful decorative bits! Thanks so much for sharing your style with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Helen Gullett said...

Love the color combo, Amanda :) I got Xyron and it is amazing when it comes to make stickers :) I love my big Xyron. Thinking to get the 1.5" later.
And Thank You sooo much for kindly mentioning my blog here!

Ashley said...

Nice layout, Amanda! You did a great job following the sketch. Good luck in the challenge!

Tammi said...

such a pretty page!! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders!!!

Christy Butters said...

Beautiful page! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love the punchy colors you used in this layout! Thanks for playing along in the Craft Hoarders Anonymous debut challenge! Hope you will be back to play again soon!

Donna Idlet said...

Love your colors in your layout. Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Pammejo said...

lovely layout...I love sketches and this was is wonderful, thanks for sharing it with us....I think I may be come a hoarder of sketches....lol....thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Amanda said...

Thanks for all the comments! I didn't expect this many so fast! I really appreciate it! :)

Glenda Brooks said...

this is an awesome layout! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

Wonderful use of Tammi's sketch! I love the layering and colors. Thanks for playing along with our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Debbie Seyer said...

Really nice layout. You did a great job following the sketch and I love the colors you picked! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders!

pollyspaper said...

Cute layout...love the colors! I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

Pamela Maas said...

Pretty layout - wonderful choice of papers!

Amber Milone said...

Very pretty layout! I love your color choices. Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

moknowsall said...

Nice blog hop. Thanks

Maureen