Monday, March 28, 2011

March Blog Hop!!

Happy Hopping! If you are new to the hop, please stop in at Counterfeit Kit Challenge to get started!

 This month's blog hop challenge was so fun...and hard...but fun!  We got to pick an older project that we had made and scraplift it.  Yep.  Scraplifting myself.  How weird is that?  I intentionally picked a REALLY old layout to lift.  I have grown/changed alot in my scrapbooking over the years and, although I am sentimental of my older work, I am not in love with any of them.  I already knew what photos I wanted to scrap, so that helped me narrow down the type of layout to scraplift.  An additional challenge I set for myself was to use some of the circus embellishments I added to my Mossy Knoll Kit.

Here is the layout I chose to scraplift:


This was Collin's first Christmas...and the last Christmas my Grandmother (my reason for moving back from Puerto Rico) was with us. 

And here is what I was "inspired" to create:


I started with the strips of background paper.  It was a nice way to get a mix of patterned paper on my layout without it overwhelming the photos.


I wanted to add some eyelets, but in a more structured way, so I made a little clown hat and used the eyelets for polka dots.


I was really excited about the journaling.  Sometimes I don't know what to say, but the story sort of flowed out this time..  I distressed the journaling spot with some distress ink and stamped some circular patterns around the edges just for fun.


The title on the original layout was pretty whimsical and fun.  For this layout I went with the flags idea from the kit to create a title banner.


Although the photos are fun, the patterns and vintage feel of the circus elements really help the layout not be too silly.  I have to say that I love it alot.

  Thanks for joining us on our hop!  Don't forget that you have a few more days to post on our March Link at our blog to be entered to win one of TWO prizes this month!  Keep creating!

22 comments:

Mary B said...

I love the idea of the clowns hat with eyelets looks really great.

Lisa said...

i like the use of the paper strips behind the photos and the vintage circus images. nice job!

Lesa said...

I like that yellow background and the journaling tag just brings it all together!! Really nice!!
I just want to say I enjoyed my first blog hop~~~Thanks so much for doing this!!! I'm having a blast and learning to stretch my supplies!

Angela said...

Ok, so this whole layout is super-fun, but I just gotta say that I love the hat! What a fun and cute use for eyelets! Also, it's fun to see how your scrap style has evolved :)

Margie said...

What a fun layout! I love the circus embellies you used- I need to pull mine out, too!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

What a great scraplift. So glad you chose something older and then gave it your updated version, great to see this!

Karen Williams said...

those eyelets on the hat are a really great idea-and love the circus picture

Mad for Paper said...

what a fun layout. I love your clown hat, very clever.
TFS
Ang

S said...

Nicely done - adding in the circus images really works on this layout. Great job on the eyelets too.

~Mar said...

Love the vintage circus embellishments and your eyelet clown hat! Great layout.

Laurie Marmon said...

This new layout looked like it came together beautifully for you. Love the little clown hat with the eyelets. Great hop! Enjoyed it.

Geri said...

The clown hat is so cute, love how it coordinates in with the flag style banner title. And I totally feel the title!!!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love the circus piece on this! Your clown has is fantastic, and what a great way to use up all those eyelets we all have! It's fun seeing your older work, and how much you have evolved as a scrapper. This hop was a blast!

Emily said...

Such a great story! I love your layout and the use of the circus cards. How perfect!

Sherri Thompson said...

Such a fun layout, Bethany! I was anxious to see how you would use those vintage circus images. They look great! I love your banners, too. :)

Jessica ♥ said...

So cute! :-)

A Creative Operation said...

I really like the layout! Good job!

Kim Strother said...

I also like the circus images. It was the one thing in this kit that I had no idea about, so I just ignored it. I love your take on it!

Jimjams said...

What a fun set of pages for a painful experience - love the bunting for the titles.

ms.schwiet said...

great use of the eyelets!!!

scrappymo! said...

Love the eyelet embellishing the hat...so cute.
Also like the way you showcased the title.
Great job.

Tricia said...

So fun to see the difference between the old and the new - great job!