Saturday, October 6, 2012

SOC Celebrate #8 Blog Hop: Day 2


Thanks for Coming Back!

I'm still celebrating with my SOC sisters and my daughter Alexis. I'm so very proud of her, which is why she is my focus during this celebration blog hop.
 




Layout 2: Supplies
  • Paper:  Stampin Up!
  • Paper: Me and My Big Idea
  • Stickers: EK success
  • Border trim: Recollections
  • Bling: Recollections









      My daughter is NOT a fan of pastel colors which is why I'm continuing with the bright colors.  I used the black Congratulations paper because I wanted to make the layout pop. I cut a large frame by using the Storybook Cricut Cartridge; set for 10 inches.  I cut it in half and inked the edges to tone down the white. I also matted and inked the stickers.

Example 1: Inking and Frames

 Q: How often do you ink the edges of you paper? Do you ever use inks other than browns and blacks?

     I've been trying to experiment with different layouts by doing things like the large frame cut in half and adding bling in different spots, not matting my photos and inking.  I've also discovered how to stretch my expansive paper packs and make use of all of the leftover white paper that is inside each page protector.  Because I like the feel and weight of Stampin Up! paper, I try to make it last. I cut the patterned paper and glued it to the white paper.  

Example 2 "Adding Bling"
   I also added a little bling for added emphasis. Not a lot just enough to bring extra attention to the borders and the title blocks.  You would be amazed at how a little bling livings up a page.  I placed bling an various places on both pages. 


 Q: Do you use color bling or mostly silver and gold? Do you like the scrolled bling?


THANKS AGAIN FOR VISITING!

BLOG HOP ORDER: 
The SOC E:spire blog http://scrapsofcolorespire.blogspot.com/
Chauntelle (007) http://spoiledgirlcreations.blogspot.com/
Tiare (Classygirl) http://classygirlmusings.blogspot.com/
CraftySue52 http://craftysue52.blogspot.com/
FranCine http://confiseriespapier.blogspot.com/
Cheryl http://www.onecraftyncpeach.blogspot.com/
Lisa http://www.craftcardrx.blogspot.com/
*YOU ARE HERE* Cyndi http://nashvillesscrappinsisters.blogspot.com/
Patricia http://www.triciatreasure.blogspot.com/
Kristen http://1206designs.com/
Princess http://www.papercraftingparadise.blogspot.com/
Trina W http://trinamadethis.blogspot.com/
Felisa http://felisa21.blogspot.com/

MJ http://afrocentriccreations.blogspot.com/
Sharette http://scrappernthemaking.blogspot.com/
Christa http://sacredmemoriespreserve.blogspot.com/

23 comments:

  1. Fantastic layout, gal! It is great to meet a fellow scrapbooker! I am so far behind on mine. I use ALL colors of bling. One can never have too much bling! ;)
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  2. Another great layout. Like the shape of the congratulations paper. I ink my edges in all colors, just depending on the papers I'm using to make things stand out and yes, I use color bling. I like all bling!

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  3. A great layout, thanks for 411 I must give this a try

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  4. Hi Cindy,I love the bright colors on your page.
    And I would love to follow but blogger or my computer is annoying :)
    It won't load, I will try later again.
    Hugs,Sandra

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  5. You're right it's always black trim or the the see thru bling, thanks for the good idea

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  6. Beautiful layout. I love your brave mix of patterned paper and the black and white definitely makes it pop.
    Congrats to your daughter!

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    1. Thank you. I'm trying to use different papers like I see in the magazines.

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  7. I love the bold colors on your layout and I need to use more large die cuts in my layouts like that.
    I don't color my bling......I just buy all the dollar bling in every color (lazy scrapper here)

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  8. Very bright and lively layouts. I like to use all color bling. A tip from YouTube suggested just buying the clear and use the alcohol markers to color them what ever color you want.

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  9. Love the balck and white paper. Good ideas.

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  10. I hopped by to say hello! I love the bright colors on your layout. I found it very interesting that there is a scrapbook sorority. Cool! :)

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  11. Great layout - I love the bright colors combined with black and white. Your pictures are so cute. To answer your questions: First, I often ink the edges of my papers. I use whatever color goes well with my project. Second, I love bling and use it often. I have colored bling. Sometimes I color the clear bling with markers.

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  12. Both layouts are so bright and happy! Love the colors.

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  13. Another great layout! When I ink edges, I tend to stick with black, and brown. I have used other colors as well - I love the distressed ink colors. I love any and all bling - shapes and colors!

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  14. Great layout!! I don't ink the edges to much but if I do I like my color to match even when using gems. I don't know why but everything has to match for me. Hugs AJ-

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  15. thank you Everyone for stopping by.

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  16. Happy for you and Alexis, cut LO...keep celebrating and praising her!

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  17. I love to ink my edges! The colors and uniqueness of your LO really brings out the festiveness of the occasion. Great job, as usual!

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