Saturday, September 17, 2011

*American Crafts Blog Hop*

hello! happy Saturday morning to you.
welcome to the American Crafts Blog Hop!












hope you're having a great time hopping.
if you came here from the fabulous Leah Farquharson's blog -
you're in the RIGHT place!

(**if you're off track, simply go right back where you started at the American Crafts Blog)

this hop theme was fun to do. {I loved it!}

for our challenge:
each Design Team member combined  the new CHA Summer 2011 lines:


















and this is what I did:











That Girl
my journaling:  
"that girl. she is a ray of sunshine. she is joy. she is beautiful. she is lovely.
she is amazing.  she is silly. she is serious.  she is determined. she is fabulous.
she is my favorite. she is delightful.  she is loving.  she is life.  she is sassy.
she is wonderful.  she is....MINE."

my supplies:  patterned paper, fabric paper, chipboard letters, embellishments,
stickers, border stickers, adhesive, black pen, brads:  American Crafts
pen:  Zig (silver paint pen), scissors:  Fiskars

directions on how I created this layout:
-start with pre-printed & stitched patterned paper.
-handcut clouds from patterned papers.
-choose each line you want to use then using paper cutter, trim each strip into
different widths & lengths.  (some will be border strips from your paper you're using.)
-free hand cut "v's" into the edges of some strips.
-cut chalkboard paper along the design, then using trimmer, cut in half.
-arrange the strips how you want them, then glue down.
-add the chalkboard paper shapes at top and bottom of page.
-place  your photo to the right side of your page, right in the middle of the strips
-place your clouds you cut earlier above your photo.
-along the right side of your photo, arrange stickers, brad, number
(cut from patterned paper) using 3D adhesive on a few of your choice.
-add journaling sticker under photo - to the left.
-add delights sticker to top left of your photo
-add border stickers under your photo.
-using chipboard letters (Thickers) - spell out "that" at the top of your layout,
just above the clouds and "{girl}" to the bottom of your layout, just under borders. 
Add "S" just to the left of borders.
-journal around the edge of your shaped paper. (and on the shaped paper, if you desire.)

*don't forget: 
-start on the American Crafts Blog. 
-then visit ALL the designers blogs & leave comments on their posts.
-go BACK to the American Crafts Blog
& leave a comment there saying you did that -
you will be entered to win 2 new lines.

(you also have to tell American Crafts
which 2 lines you would like to receive & why!)

I'm offering a small giveaway here on my own blog:
(totally forgot to take this photo earlier today with my regular camera - iPhone to the rescue!)

what's included:  stamp set from the new Daydreams release, chipboard pieces, details & rub on's
from Confetti, & 2 fun brad sets!

to enter to win: 
leave a comment here on this blog post by Wednesday, Sept. 21st @ 7PM CST.
I will randomly select a winner and post by Thursday morning @ 10AM CST.


Your next hop stop:  Lilith Eeckles

**don't forget to stop by all 20 blogs- 
then back to the AC blog post for a chance to win 2 entire lines!

have fun hopping!

285 comments:

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April said...

Leslie, your layout so totally ROCKS!!! Love, love, love. :)
- April W

angie gutshall said...

Love the design! Great use of all the lines!

Jackie xxx said...

love the strips of patterned papers and the design.

Renee said...

Leslie, your layout is simply fab! I love the way you show cased your girl in such a fun way! Great colors....great design!!

Daphne said...

Love the layout and the colours!

I'm just a simple gal said...

oh wow, love how chicky that layout is! FABULOUS Work!

Margi said...

love your layout!
I love all of the designs but I think NightFall is my favorite altho GardenCafe is wonderful it makes me hungry! LOL

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Leslie - I'm so amazed how you incorporated that chalkboard paper from Nightfall - genius! I love your layout so much. (PS - don't include me in the giveaway, I just wanted to let you know I love your layout publicly :)

Danee said...

Love the grey background. My favorite color right now.

Michelle said...

Love how you did the journaling!

Jenny said...

I love everything about this LO! The details is amazing and the journaling is very sweet :)

Moondust47 said...

Great LO! I love it!

Nine said...

I love the details of your layout !

Meerjungfrau said...

Great use of papers! Love your LO!

Dessie W said...

I <3 LO! Wonderful!

Louisa-Jane said...

I think your layout is awesome. I love that you included a step by step of how you made the page.

Alison Day said...

Love this layout. Especially the journaling. How beautiful!

rachelleb2000 said...

I like the cluster of embellishments on the right side of the l/o!

Dulce Silva said...

Love the cluster!!! Gorgeous!

JennV said...

Amazing layout!

ashjoy said...

Very pretty!

Miss Kathy said...

Very pretty layout fo a very pretty girl. love how you stacked the embellies down the right side of the photo.

Patty said...

Great combo of colors, fabulous layout:)

Anabelle said...

OOh, you make me drool! Just adore this, Leslie. :)

Nancy said...

So pretty! Love the combination of black and white with the colorful embellishments

Pickle said...

Love love loveAmy Tangerine and this layout :)

Christine said...

this is awesome! and thanks for including some how-to's!

Scrapping4fun said...

gorgeous gorgeous layout

Donik said...

Great layout! Love the paper strips!

kt said...

I love the border around the black shape in the middle so fun! That black also makes the rest of the colours really pop.

Margie said...

I love your layout-it really pops! I love that black chevron paper!!

Diana Waite said...

this is SO AWESOME--holy cow! Love the colors and design, seriously going to pin this! :)

leah said...

FAB, as always, girl!!! Love it! {please leave me out of your drawing - I'm swimming in enough AC goodnes. ^_^}

ChristyR said...

Great pop of color! Love it.

Cynthia B. said...

Beautiful page! I love how your using the gray neutral background really makes all the patterned paper color POP! That background shape you've cut out is so eye-catching too. GORGEOUS page!

Maria Therese said...

Your layout is gorgeous ♥♥

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Love the layout, and especially love the cluster of embellies on the right side...so cute!!!

Melanie said...

Gorgeous, Leslie! So adore your work and am delighted to see what you do with AC. :)

Anne E said...

Lovely LO. Thanks for chance to win the AC goodies.

marianne said...

Love the black edgy border!

beckyjune said...

Too cute, Leslie!

vegetablog said...

Wow, I really like the strips... and I especially like how your journaling follows the contours of the black brackets. The layout is just so sharp!
~Natalie

Jenn said...

I like how you surrounded the B&W photo with all the colorful papers. looks great.

Allison said...

SO gorgeous! I LOVE all those bits on the right side - perfect!

Deanna said...

Beautiful!

Lalo aka "missbliss" said...

OOOHHH LOVE that black!!! it makes the color JuMp!!!

justsomestuffimade said...

Fab! I love how the colours really draw your eye in to emphasise that stunning photo!
Thanks for the chance to win, Rx

TeenaBugg38 said...

love the use of the strigps!!!

NinaSt said...

I love the strips!

Lena said...

So awesomely colorful!

Kat said...

cute layout, leslie!

Brittney said...

I love the strips of paper and the journaling is beautiful!

Brittany said...

i really love your layout!

Brenda Roggeveen said...

Love this LO! Such nice colors.

Ann Cicilie said...

Wow! I've been admiring youe beautiful page for a couple of minutes now, and I'm just stunned by all the wonderful details. You truly have a special talent, and I thank you for the inspiration you've brought me :) Have a splendid weekend :)

mimisimon said...

Fantastic page!

Tagati said...

Nice layout. Luv the way you used a non-linear background for the picture! And I also appreciate the details on how you created the layout (since I'm artistically challenged!).

Lori W said...

such cute layouts!

Amy Heller said...

LOVE this, Leslie!! (don't include me in the drawing, obviously!) :D

Lilith said...

WOW! Love how you used the chalkboard paper from the Nightfall collection. Brilliant idea and layout! (Don't include me in the draw ;) )

jennifer said...

Beautiful! I love the 'v's cut into some of the papers, and the hand cut clouds. x

ShoppingTamii said...

this is amazing!!!!!!!

Sarale said...

Wow, such a lot of different paper and the combination looks so good!

LG,

Tanja

Dawn said...

Love the use of the paper strips and the black shape background

Sandra said...

I love the combination of black and white with all the colors! I also like your journaling.

Emily Branch said...

This is super duper TERRIFIC!! I just love it sooo much!! I like how you incorporated the chalkboard paper into your layout as well!! :-) TFS

still a learner said...

sweet! :)

Katie said...

Very nice.

Jimjams said...

Great step by step - and a lovely page!

barrentree said...

love it!

Kim H said...

Love the layout, and the new lines. Thanks for sharing.

Nitasha said...

Your work is amazing, Leslie!
(Please don't include me in your giveaway since I won your Elle's Studio blog candy a few weeks ago- but just wanted to leave you love since I'm hopping along)

Eliza Coutinho said...

Love, Love, Love your layout!

sandra said...

Luv your layout!

Catherine said...

This is beautiful done!!

Amanda said...

Love the grey background paper. Which collection is it from?

Sierra said...

WOWZA! That is a seriously bright, fun, happy, and creative LO! And your daughter is beautiful! :)

Suzanne said...

Your page is fabulous, and the photo is gorgeous(:

Holly* said...

wonderful blending of lines!

Danielle Muit said...

Love it!

Heather said...

I love all the colors against that neutral background. And of course I love me some chevron paper! Great layout!

Helen Overton said...

Love the colours!

Carly said...

I love how the colors that you used pop right off of the neutral colors in your background.

Kathy Martin said...

Amazing page! :)

Cathy said...

Your work is beautiful!

Sheila said...

Awesome, thank you.

Alia said...

Wow - gorgeous lo!!

judean said...

This is so freekin cool! you rock :)

Sandra said...

Wonderful layout!

Emily said...

Gorgeous layout and love all the details!

Ana Roberta said...

beautiful LO!

naomi said...

Great layout :)

Mel said...

Such a striking design, and I like all the paper strips. Thanks for the chance to win!

Romy said...

Oh my, such wonderful work on this page! You mixed these collections together to perfection!

Mary Jo said...

Nice bright colors! :)

Kim said...

Thank you so much for posting. I have been following your work for years and love it!!! I love your LO. :)

pattyo said...

Beautiful design! Love how the bright colored papers brighten up the black and gray background.

Scrapinandie said...

:) Oh my golly that layout is so awesome! Thanks for the chance to win

Meredith said...

Love your use of strips and the cluster of embellishments along the right hand side of your photo - really effective!!

Shel said...

Great design here!

~amy~ said...

what a fab picture and layout!

Claudia said...

This was such a good idea! I love it!

ClaireTet said...

Wow the patterned papers pop with the black. Love it!

Carrie said...

Love the top/bottom split of the chalkboard paper - really works with the coloured strips - great layout!

marlene said...

love your lo :)

Caroline said...

i LOVE this layout, you have so much going on but it doesnt look cluttered, my kind of LO. TFS

Melanie said...

Wow, I really love your paper and color choices, especially the fact that you backed it all in the gray paper/shaped chalkboard paper. Thanks for the inspiration!

Christi said...

Great layout

Lisa J. said...

I don't know how you do it all girl but you do it well. Love the page.

Randi said...

This layout is awesome!

Maya said...

Beautiful layout! So many fun details!

Paula said...

Love your layout about your special girl! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!

Sheri Twing said...

You know I'm a fan! I love your layout, as always!

McVic said...

OH HHH love your layout! THe black and white photo against all the color! Beautiful!!
kacee

Katie said...

Your layout is so classic and beautiful! LOVE the color combo!

Alisha said...

Great layout.
alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

brooke. said...

Love your layout!

Cheryl Leong said...

So cool of u making this LO!!!
cheryl131091@yahoo.com

Amber said...

Adorable layout, love all the embellishments you added and the color combo is fabulous!

Chunyuan said...

Fabulous layout Love the color too. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Mann said...

Always adore your layouts!! (don't include me in the drawing!)

Bunnyfreak said...

Love how the black makes the other colors pop.
http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com

Aliza said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Love that Amy Tangerine paper!

KellyG said...

Awesome design, love how you mixed all the lines!

Immi said...

This is an excellent layout - turned out beautifully!

MB said...

Love how the die cut keeps the layout focused!

Jenny Chesnick said...

awesome layout girlfriend!

blupixy said...

Love the strips of paper and how they work together! Great layout!

Marla said...

What a great LO!! Love the colors.

Jamie Harder said...

GORGEOUS!! Love how the papers POP on a dark background!!!

WillieburgScrapper said...

LOVING the grey versus black versus bright pops of color here- fantastic!!!! The cluster of embellies to the right is perfect against all the neutral patterns on the right. LOVE!

Claire said...

OMG this is just an awesome layout, I wish I was able to do something half as good as this

Tory said...

Love the layout!

JulieJ said...

Like the B&W photo with all the colour

MJ said...

i like how using the grey and black in the back ground really made all the other colors pop. great job.

Kimberly said...

What a fun layout!

Grace Hester Designs said...

I like the mix of curved and straight lines on the layout. Nice work!

TFS and congrats on making it onto the AC DT!

Grace Hester
http://www.gracehester.typepad.com
grace[at#]gracehesterdesigns[dot#]com

glowegal said...

Such an adorable layout! I love how you placed the "20" sticker just in the right place. Love it!

Deb said...

wow, love the pops of colour on the neutral background.

mommakatx6 said...

really love your layout, so creative. mommakatx6@yahoo.com

*Monica* said...

such an awesome layout! I love all the little details.

Nance said...

Your layout is so pretty. Thanks for the chance.

joan (: said...

Love the cool background!

Amanda Johnson said...

Could you be any more fabulous! LOVE it!!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing I LOVE this layout and the way you combined all of the collections!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Polly said...

The layout is great!!! love it.

Arjanne said...

Lovely layout!

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

The layout is super fun and colorful! Love it!

Kim said...

Cool layout tfs:)

lilith said...

Thanks for this cute project!!

kisses

lilith

Beary Amazing said...

Cute ideas that yo came up with! Thanks for sharing! Oh, and I am not too proud to accept anybody's give aways! lol However, thanks for even thinking of doing so. I already know the two I would want to win! http://bearheartbottomsetc.blogspot.com/ #Bear Luv and Bear Hugz!

Lisanna said...

wowow!!!fantastic layout!!!

marialachica said...

I love when people use B&W photos in very colourful layouts, and yours works perfectly too!

tillyminte said...

Beautiful page !! Love love love it !

Ujjwal said...

That is one fabulous layout! Gorgeous picture and a wonderful way to scrap :)

Amy Kersten said...

Love the layout and how you used all the embellishments! Very beautiful!

The Dinner Spot said...

I love all the little details in this LO, something I lack in my own abilities but admire in others.

Renee VanEpps said...

Perfect LO!! Love the journaling along the die cut and the strips of paper are so cute!!

Coochies & All said...

Love your work - your detailing is amazing.

Jenn said...

An amazing layout, thanks for the inspiration

Dawn said...

Really love this!!!

btsoi. said...

The b/w photo on a colourful background looks amazing!

teacher jessy said...

Such a pretty layout! I love how u use the bracket! Loving the details & journaling :)

Celeste B. said...

Love the multi colored strips on the grey/black background. Stunning effect.

Karen Williams said...

love the strips of paper over the black- stunning LO stunning girl

Aga said...

Loving the gorgeous grey with the bright pops of colour!!

Viki said...

Fun layout. Thanks for sharing.

Julia Cheang said...

Super cool!

Hodge said...

What a striking page. I love the pop of colour in the middle!

Melissa said...

Love the mix of colors! Such a pretty layout!

Lisa said...

cute layout!! Thanks for the extra goodies!

Sharon Rittler said...

Fabulous layout!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ange said...

Gorgeous lo, beautiful photo, love your journaling!!

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

Woot woot! Love i!t

Michelle Looi said...

Pretty page!

Jamie said...

I love this layout! The colors are fabulous:)

Melinda said...

Love how the colored paper strips make the b&w photo pop!

Fifi said...

very cute, love the use of the neutral grey

Eliz Gardner said...

So great. I love this project. I has a lot of beautiful details to take in.

curlyqmosaics said...

Oh how I love your style Leslie! This layout is no exception! Love what you did on this one...the clusters of embellishments, the journaling and that beautiful photo of your daughter! Perfection! :)

Sharon said...

What a beautiful layout love all the details.

Sharon M
rsmobley85@gmail.com
http://rsmobleysdesigns.blogspot.com/

XXOO AMY said...

love how the black makes everything POP!

Jo.C said...

Love the grey with the bright embellishments - works really well

Lisa M. Zepponi said...

Wonderful LO !

Ondina said...

Love this LO!

Letizia said...

great layout!

charo said...

Amarzing LO!!!


Kisses!


Charo

Anna said...

So cute! Love all your embellies! GReat job!

Anne said...

Love the papery strip goodness and your journaling! Thanks for the chance to win!

Gretchen said...

stunning layout Leslie!! :)

Mandy said...

Beautiful layout! Love the embellishments donw the side!(don't enter me in the draw)

Becs Attwood said...

Great job combining all those lines into a gorgeous, cohesive layout. Very inspiring!

Michelle M said...

I REALLY like the contrast of the colors against the black/grey background. This is something I have not seen before. I'm going to make a note to use this in the future. Thanks for the idea!

Lea L. said...

Such a pretty layout, Leslie!! Love it!

Olivia said...

Leslie I love it! A stunning layout for a stunning lady :) And thank you for sharing the steps - I will get right on it!

Marie said...

Journaling on your page is sooo sweet! Thanks for sharing it with us. Oh, and a great use of the lines, too...LOL! Great example of how papers and embellishments can accent your story, without taking it over.

Jill said...

Love it! The embellishment cluster on the right hand side is just so fun!! tfs.

Net said...

Really love the colours you used! :)

Karen L said...

Fabulous layout with a beautiful photo!! Love the way you used the paper strips!

Julie B said...

Gorgeous page!!

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