Friday, March 23, 2012

guest blogger Kathy (clayton528) - 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop

Welcome to this stop on the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop. The hop started this morning at the blog of mommyx2, Crafty Love 4 My Twins. If you are just learning of the hop and would like to participate, please start there. You should have arrived here from Corrie's blog. Today we have a guest blogger, Kathy (clayton528). Here is Kathy's project:

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Thank you, Brenda! I'm so excited to be a part of of the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop. And since this is my first time being part of a blog hop, I will be giving away some scrappy goodies to 3 lucky people . . . just leave a comment for me and I'll draw the names on Wednesday after the Blog Hop.

When I first heard about the Blog Hop, I was like "Nope . . . No way . . . No can do" because it would be way out of my comfort zone. :) But after some encouragement from others and thought on my part, I decided to give it a try.

I had a few ideas but lacked a lot of time for most of them. I knew I wanted to use one of my new Lucky 8 punches by We R Memory Keepers. And since it's been so Spring-like the past 2 weeks, I wanted to use "Walk in the Park" paper collection by Echo Park. So after playing around, this is what I came up with:

               

I used my Lucky 8 punch "Tatted Doily"; Friskars' scallops w/ dots edge punch for turquoise strip; and butterfly punch by Martha Stewart. For the butterflies, I punched 2 from 2 different colors, folded up the wings and layered them.


 
















 Here's my final layout:



















CC products used:
"Walk in the Park" by Echo Park
Walnut Stain distress ink
Snake adhesive

Non-CC products used:
Orange flower & green brad (from stash)
pop-up glue dot

Thanks so much for taking time to look at my project. Don't forget to leave a comment. And remember since this is my first time being part of a blog hop, I will be giving away some scrappy goodies to 3 lucky people . . .
just leave a comment (if you are a regular CC shopper, please include your CC name) for me and I'll draw the names on Wednesday after the Blog Hop. If I cannot contact the winner via CC Private Message, the winner will be posted here on Wednesday, March 28.
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This is the last stop for today, but please be sure to hop with us tomorrow. The hop resumes at 8am MDT Saturday, March 24 at By Belle's blog. Thanks for hopping with us. We hope you enjoyed the projects everyone shared with you.

P.S. Be sure to comment on each blog for your chance to win. We have two confirmed giveaways for this blog hop. One is a 12×12 Hello Spring Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park and another is a 12×12 Fourth Of July Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park (generously donated by Echo Park Paper Co.). If you comment as anonymous please be sure to tell us who you are (first- or nickname is fine). Comments will be open until 8am MDT on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 and winners will be announced here and at Crafty Love 4 My Twins on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

50 comments:

  1. Kathy-I love your LO!! Great job, it is gorgeous...

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  2. This is so sunny and warm! Love the butterfly too.

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  3. Well, since this is my layout/project, I'm not going to comment. Oops, I guess I already am. :)

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  4. Awesome layout love your butterfly and great color combo

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  5. Love those colours!Great job!

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  6. Kathy - that is gorgeous - I am so glad you made it into the hop!! what a beautiful layout!!!

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  7. So cute!! I love how the pattern of the paper is almost an exact match to the outfit of your daughter(?)in the picture!

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    1. Yes, it's my daughter about 14 years ago. When I saw the floral paper in the "Walk in the Park" paper pack by Echo Park, I knew exactly what pictures I wanted to use even though I had already scrapped them years ago.

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  8. So cute! Reminds me of springtime...so fresh and new! Everything in the layout just flows! Good job!

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  9. Thanks, I need ideas I can translate into scrapbook pages for genealogy and heritage pages. This one will work great.
    b

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  10. Beautiful layout! I love how you combined those papers! And this a great example of how to use those round die cut sheets that come with some collections! I love how you placed the borders on an angle over top!

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  11. Great colors & LO. The adorable girl really makes it though.

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  12. Kathy, this is cute layout, love the use of the circle, with the borders. and the colors are so pretty.

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  13. You really did a great job on this LO!!

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  14. Kathy, you did a great job on this LO!!! I would never have guessed it was your first time. The colors, the border types, everything just works so great together, and is perfect for the hop!!! (bethd488)

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  15. Ette (onCC)
    This inspires me! Your colors, choice of pattern with that cute little one's clothing in the photo are great! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  16. Great choice of colors and patterns...great LO!

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  17. Hope you are glad that you joined the hop, I am! What a great layout...fresh, sunny and happy. It takes me back to summers spent in the country. Love everything about it, colors & patterns, butterflies and borders. Thanks for sharing your work!

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  18. What a great LO. The paper and the dress match perfectly! Good use of that Lucky 8 punch. scrap happy on CC

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  19. So pretty, and so glad you joined in the hopping fun! RnoAngel0712

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  20. Great LO-love that paper! Nice borders and I like how you offset it at the top :)

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  21. I really like how you used the Lucky 8 punch, this is such a cute layout and your daughter is so cute

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  22. Oh, this is so cute! Great use of these papers too! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. What a fun layout! I love the colors. Now I have to dig out my Walk in the Park pack.

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  24. I love your layout. I really like how you put just one photo corner on each mat. It really made it pop. Great job.

    CC Name = Kiki Kuku

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  25. Your LO was very nice. love the butterly and the colours. TFS Katherine!

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  26. Love this LO! The colors are great! Adorable!

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  27. I am definitely scrap-lifting this! lol Thanks so much for sharing your LO with us!

    Deanna (aka BettyScrappinStewart on CC)

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  28. I really love the color combination that you used, very adorable layout and dd.

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  29. LOVE the LO! That paper couldn't have gone better with her dress, I don't think! :) I also like the shots of turquoise in there...especially the unexpected photo corners -- nice touch! ;) Glad you joined in!! :) --SharonDoesBaskets

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  30. WOW! You did a great job for your first blog hop. That is a really really cute layout. Another scraplift! Will have to follow your blog!

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  31. I'm already such a big fan of your layouts, and this one is no exception. Can I please, please scraplift it?
    4myk9s

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  32. wow, how pretty. love the pics of the little one.

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  33. Kathy this layout is great! The papers you used are perfect! This is definitely "pinnable"! Thanks for sharing! ~RachelV

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  34. Love this - EP's Walk in the Park is one of my favorites!

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  35. I adore this page and plan to 'lift'it! Love the angled border at the top and the paper choices are perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. What a beautiful layout! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors. I haven't found a use for my WIP kit yet, but now I think I HAVE to! Fantastic job...I may have to lift this as close as possible since I don't have any lucky 8's yet! <3 Thanks so much for sharing!

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  37. What a great layout! I love the patterned paper combo.

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  38. Love the word border and the LO.

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  39. love the border and the lucky 8 scallop edge (is that right? is that what you used for the circle?--if so, cool!)

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I used the Lucky 8 punch for the circle . . . it's called "Tatted Doily" and has the purple handle. I love it . . . well, I love all of the Lucky 8 punches and am in hopes to get all of them. :)

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  40. Kathy, I am glad you decided to participate. I love your LO and you make me want to get the Lucky 8 Scallop punch. I like the look.

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  41. Really nice layout - & what a cute subject!!
    I did come over from CC.
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Juliet (aka Joyce)

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  42. Kathy-I really like this LO, it is so nice and reminds me of warm weather. Love how you layered your butterflies also :)

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  43. Such a wonderful spring layout! And the pictures go wonderfully with it.

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  44. Kathy, that layout is FABULOUS! I love the flow and how the colors just pop like springtime! Everything just enhances the adorable pics!

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  45. Oh my goodness this is just dripping with cuteness and happiness. You did just a beautiful layout.

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