Thursday, March 1, 2012

creative memories blog hop!!


Welcome Creative Memories fans!  I'm so excited about this blog hop!  What a fun way to spend a Friday, and what amazing inspiration and fun give-aways.

If you've landed on my blog and would like to participate in the entire blog hop and be entered to win some awesome prizes, start HERE on the Creative Memories Digital 411 Blog.  Be sure to visit each of the blogs in the hop for your prize codes.

If you've landed on my blog from Gretchen McElveen's blog, then you're in the right place!  Using the gorgeous new Enchanted Power Palette I created a single page layout, a double page layout, and a card to share.

These are some pictures of me with some scrappy friends at CHA Winter 2010.  I created the paper loop border at the bottom by trimming 1x3 inch strips of various papers, adhering the ends together (careful not to crease them), and arranging them across the bottom of the page.

As I've worked with the die cut paper ribbons (LOVE those!) I've noticed that the "negative space" left when you pull the ribbon off the backing looks pretty cool!  So I've been saving those up to use on other projects, and that's exactly what I did with this card.  I adhered the green ribbon backing to a strip of green grid paper before adding it to the card to create a cool border.

Over the last year I've decided it's okay to use different color backgrounds for two page layouts.  It adds a bit more interest, and I don't always have two of the same color sheets of cardstock.  How do you make the two pages look like they're one whole layout?  You can use a common border (like the black paper ribbon), a common accent or embellishment (like the flowers and the flag journaling spots), or similar photos (all of the photos are of my daughter and she's wearing pink in each one).  Here's one more paper ribbon tip: I used some green paper ribbon cut in half the long way next to my title.

Oh my!  There are so many things I love about this new Power Palette!!  I LOVE the new bling--how fun is that??  I love the embossed cardstock, the die cut self-adhesive paper ribbon, I love the fabulous color scheme--so versatile!  You can use it for holidays, masculine pages, everyday pages, spring pages, girl pages, and the list goes on.

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Prize code: T

Now, on to the rest of the blog hop.  Next you need to visit Leslie Beahm's blog HERE. She's the last one, and then it's back to the Creative Memories Traditional 411 Blog for some final inspiration and prizes.  Enjoy!


14 comments:

Anne Marie Gross said...

Love the looped ribbon effect on your layout!

coffeeandmemories said...

Beautiful makes me so excited for my power palette to arrive, I love that you have released yourself and given yourself permission to us 2 different Colorado backgrounds on your 2 page layouts :) more freedom =greater creativity!!!

Leslie said...

Almost makes me want to pull paper and scissors out and make something with my hands! Almost...:D

Sue Reese said...

Love the work with the paper strips!

Jenny said...

Love the blog...can't get to Leslie Beahms blog from yours though for the blog hop.

Jenny said...

I tried again and now I can get to Leslie's blog. Thanks for the fun blog hop!

Michele said...

I love everything you did! love the looped paper on the top LO. TFS!

Grace Tolman said...

awesome projects. tfs

mea5798 said...

hi aly! love how you used the paper strips as trim on the bottom of the layout!! thankyou for sharing all of your designs..
marie

Lisa Graham said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to play with this power palette!

Nicole LeBlanc said...

Stunning projects. Love the rolled paper! SO CUTE!

Gretchen said...

beautiful stuff Aly!

Kellyanne said...

Great layout - love your use of the new Enchanted Power Palette - thanks for helping inspire! I'll be back to visit your blog again soon.

Jannette said...

Love the projects that you make with the CM paper line!!!!!