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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

SNS Flower Child Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Flower Child Blog Hop! Hope you're having lots of fun and have arrived here from Shona's delightful blog!  If not, you may want to go back to the beginning on the SNS Blog so you don't miss any great projects or details about the prizes being given away!

I know you have lots of hopping to do, but if you'll indulge me just a bit I have some thoughts & SNS info for you to start with today.  Are you a card maker? into scrapbooking? a paper crafter? Did you know that Sparkle N Sprinkle stamps & products are great for all of these types of projects (and More!)  And did you also know that Sparkle N Sprinkle will be expanding it's exposure this year by attending lots of the big scrapbooking shows?  If you're a scrapbooker - SNS is looking forward to meeting you!  If you're not into scrapping, these shows have so many products that are great to use in any type of paper crafting; you'll definitely want to check one out!  So if SNS isn't coming to your local stamping show this year, be sure to check them out at one of the many scrapbooking shows they'll be at this year.  A list of all the shows SNS will be attending can always be found on the Convention Calendar on the website.  Check it out - will SNS be near you soon?  Come see us!  (Remember you can click on any bold word to be taken directly to more info!)

So with that in mind, I thought I try a floral scrapbook page for this month.  I have to tell you, I'm not a scrapbooker.  But I love how this turned out!

Now for any of you "non-scrappers"...  I know SNS has a big following of card makers out there, but I'd like you to consider something.  If you're anything like me, you put lots and lots of time & yourself into your beautiful creations.  Why not put some of that same time into making something that will be saved and treasured for many years to come!  When you think about it, kinda beats wondering if the person you give your card to keeps it and enjoys it more than "once".  Why not give it a try?!


As I mentioned, this is my first major scrapbook endeavor. It's a 12 x 12 layout done with the beautiful Sweet Briar Frame from the popular Floral Set 270.  I chose lovely subtle peaches & aqua and the wonderful coordinated sayings from the Hummingbird & Flowers set 451 (I love these inspirational sayings).  They're highlighted in gorgeous Jamaican Dream embossing powder.  And that great title saying was done in sparkling Sangria Star embossing powder from the new Tuscany powder line for the perfect "attention getter".


 
 Gorgeous Spellbinders lace pieces frame the whole page and delicate little pearls accent the edge of the designer paper.  I'll admit, it did take me quite a while to put this together, but remember, it's a first attempt on my part.  And more importantly, I'm slow.....I fuss ALOT lol!  But I'm really pleased with how this turned out and am really glad that I put the effort into something that I know is going to be looked at over and over for many years to come!



Full instructions for this layout can be found in the SNS Art Gallery here. Don't forget to leave some comments before you hop along!  Then it's time to hop on over to the Charlene's lovely blog to see what she has in store for you on her blog.  Stop back late Saturday and I'll have the winners of the hop posted with another project using this same pretty frame for a great home decor project.  Hope to see you then!
Until next time,
***Julie***

41 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

Julie, your L/O is wonderful.Love your lacy looking borders and your colors are perfect with the flowers where the photos go. Great job.

Karalee Ingram said...

Gorgeous! The colors are perfect.

Brenda said...

I just love the color combo in your layout - the "lace" is gorgeous! I actually have that die and have yet to use it!!! Time to dig it out....

E. Marie said...

Julie, this is awesome. Love how you used the Sweet Briar frame and the lace border die.

Shanna Shands said...

Okay amazing and great scrapbook layout.

Gina said...

I love the flowers.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great layout and color combination.

Karin said...

Scrapbooking is not my strong suit, so I really like your creative layout! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the the pretty border and papers as well!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Beautiful page and I just love the color combo....this is up in the store:) Your coloring is very nice!

Anonymous said...

Love the lace work and picture frame effect. Thank you for your ideas. Becky

April said...

Julie, the layout is beautiful. I love the colors too!

Susannah said...

I like the way you used paper to create the feel of lace. The layout is so pretty that I find it hard to believe your not a scrapbooker!

g said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Am in love with the Sweet Briar frame.

A French Accent said...

Beautiful background on this scrapbook page. I particularly love the softness of your colors.... TFS!

Julie said...

Julie, how creative you are.
Julie

Ann said...

Love the colors. Great page for scrapbookers.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, for a first scrapbook page no one would ever guess that..because it is beautiful! I am not that much into scraping either but you make it look easy and fun!

Amanda R said...

Three posts in a row, you are on a role girlfriend! This is absolutely gorgeous and I never would have known it was your first if you hadn't of said so, and you know I love that paper lace border!

creativearts said...

Beautiful, Julie! Great layout and the stamped frames are so lovely! No one would know this is your first scrapping page!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty layout and card.

Youngdolphin@aol.com

Jann said...

Julie It is a wonderful scrapbook page. The colors are awesome and match perfectly to the feeling of spring and flowers

Anita Braddock said...

Gorgeous Layout. the papers and the punch you used is great. the lacy punch I love Love looks like a doily. Love the Flowers and the colors are Beautiful thanks for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous layout, Julie! Love the flower stamps on the frames and the sentiments are lovely. I used to do a lot of scrapbooking but now do cards almost exclusively. Your project reminds me how much I enjoyed the page layouts.

Gina R said...

Love the scrapbook page idea, great colors and very beautiful

Donna Ellis said...

Very pretty, Julie! Very sweet colors, and the layout elements of your scrapping page are soft and sweet. The sentiments are perfect.

Sherry Murphy said...

So glad to see scrapbook layout. I love the cards but do a lot of scrapbooking and always looking for ideas. Really love it.

Dianne Potter said...

Even though I'm a cardmaker, when I see wonderful scrapbook pages, such as your, it almost makes me wish I enjoyed Scrapping also. Thank you for sharing.

Katy said...

This is so pretty!! Love the colors and lace in your layout! That's a great use of stamps in scrapbooking (I always seem to just use them in cardmaking!) Thank you for the inspiration!

Aurora Christina said...

I am first and foremost a scrapbooker and a card maker second. I think you did a great job on the page. The border adds a nice delicate touch. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra Kersting said...

I am also a scrapbooker love this layout and the borders add a very nice touch. Lovely

Kathy Vogel said...

Your color scheme is lovely. I really enjoyed your use of the Spellbinder lace & designer paper to set off the page.

Aileen said...

I loved your pages, The colors are so beautiful together and the stampings were gorgeous. I certainly would love this. I might try scrapbbooking again; I have a lot of memories. Thank you.

Mommykins said...

Delicate,,,,,,,,,,,,,Beautiful

Brenda said...

Testing to make sure the comments are working - as have had someone contact me with issues the Quacker Queen :)

carrie said...

Wonderful scrapbook layout with the flower and lace look border. Great colors.

HelenM said...

love your pages!! Thanks

Robyn Rinehart said...

Your cards are great saw them at Sparkle N Sprinkle. GREAT JOB!!!!!

Frann said...

Beautiful layout with gorgeous colors!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

I also do not to layouts, but this is really beautiful. And I really love those sentiments.

SuzQ said...

Julie,
Your set is beautiful! You have inspired me to do more scrapbooking. Thanks for sharing your beautiful layout.

Gerlinde said...

These are beautiful, Julie! Love the colors and the lace - very delicate. Great job!