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!