Friday, February 1, 2013

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop




Hi!

Welcome to the February Scrapbook Steals blog hop. If you are looking for the Kiwi Lane Design's Blog Hop, please click here.

Welcome to my blog, Mama's Sanity. You should be joining me from Abbey Colbert's blog.

Here is the order for the Scrapbook Steal's hop. If you didn't start at the beginning, please jump back to Scrapbook Steals and follow along from the start. There is so much inspiration on everyone's posts!!!

ScrapbookSteals: http://scrapbooksteals.stealnetwork.com/wp/
Charissa Miller - www.akihasmommascraps.com
Catherine Povec - http://tybearsmom.blogspot.com/
Brenda Ragsdale - http://granddivasscrappyplace.blogspot.com/
Abigail Stoops - www.scrapbookista.com
Candice Elliott - http://truedivinehand.blogspot.com/
Abbey Colbert - http://www.theothersink.blogspot.com
Kristy MacKeen - http://mamasanity.blogspot.com/  <--- You are here!

Remember to hop through all the blogs.  Scrapbook Steals will pick one comment from all the blogs to win a $20 gift certificate.  Comments need to be made by 11:59 pm, Sunday, Feb 3rd.Comments need to be made by 11:59 pm, Sunday, Feb 3rd.


If you have been a follower of my blog for a while, you know how much I love Scrapbook Steals.  They have some great deals on product, and I have met a lot of WONDERFUL crafty sistahs through their "community".  When Kerys' asked for someone to help fill in a spot on the February Blog Hop, I was happy to help out.  It was a bonus when she said we would be working with Prima Flowers for the hop.  Double Bonus - I received pink flowers to work with.  And I had the perfect picture in mind to work with.

This picture of my daughter was taken on Mother's Day last year.  I thought these flowers complimented her dress.

I used Echo Park's Holly Jolly Christmas papers to create this layout.  Hard to tell it is Christmas paper, huh!  But it isn't the paper that makes this layout for me, it is the cluster of green rose trim and pink hydrangea flowers weaved together to create the focal point in the lower corner of this layout.



Here is a little closer look at the cluster.  I started by adhering the green trim with Glue Dots and winding it around and adding more glue dots as I went.  I wish I had snapped a picture of just the green portion, but I was so excited about how it came out, that I just plain forgot!  ;-)  I layered two flowers together and put a yellow brad through the middle and used that to attach the flowers to the page.  I love how the green roses in the middle forced the pink flowers to close a little.  I also tucked a few Pebbles hat pins in the cluster for a little more "bling", because, what girl layout isn't complete without a little bling?!?


Finally I framed the layout and scattered a few more flowers in the bottom of the frame.  I was hoping I would have a little more gap between the layout and the frame's glass, so the flowers would "float" a little more behind the glass.  But I still like how they scattered out.


Here's a little surprise bonus for you. I have a little blog candy to give away to one lucky commenter on my blog. In order to win, you must be a blog follower, so make sure you click Join This Site over on the right hand side of this blog!

Thank you for stopping by. Hop back to Scrapbook Steals @ http://scrapbooksteals.stealnetwork.com/wp/ if you haven't shared the love there yet.

Cheers!
Kristy

58 comments:

  1. Very helpful hub. Many thanks.

    http://www.scrapbookmax.com

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  2. That is the sweetest photo!!!! :)

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  3. You been busy girl! Lovely layout!

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  4. Joined the group LOVE your work.
    can't wait to see more.
    Thanks

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  5. Such a beautiful layout my friend.

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  6. Your flower cluster looks so perfect!!! And I love the title!! Beautiful as always Kristy!!!!

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  7. Pretty layout- the pink and green flower cluster is beautiful! (and so is that little girlie in the picture!)

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  8. Great job Kristy! Hailey is adorable!

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  9. Gorgeous layout I love all the details tfs!

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  10. stunning. love the layout and all the details.

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  11. Love that you put this LO in a shadowbox. So fresh a sweet.

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  12. Love, Love this pages. How sweet.

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  13. Beautiful layout as always my friend! Wow.

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  14. This is just a super adorable layout! I love the cluster of flowers - perfect for such a cute photo! Thanks for stepping in at short notice and being a part of this month's blog hop.
    Kerys :-)

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  15. Such a pretty little lady! Great job with the flowers! Just beautiful!

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  16. love the cluster, and of course that pic!!! {hope the blog candy is KLD!}

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  17. gorgeous what you did with the green trim - absolutely awesome! the whole page looks luminous!

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  18. that grouping is gorgeous!!! love it!

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  19. Love what you did with the flowers!

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  20. Very nice...and cute pic!
    Love how you showed the progression of your layout...

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  21. I love the pin hiding in with the flowers

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  22. Nice layout! Those flowers are gorgeous!

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  23. love the close up of the flowers - and the use of the pins! :)

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  24. This is simply beautiful. Love it. I am now a follower. Hope to see more.

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  25. Such a pretty simply layout, love it!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Love the flowers and the frame

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  27. This is a beautiful LO & really highlights the flowers. Everything about it is beautiful! BTW I'm a new follower & pinned a few of your projects, thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. What a gorgeous layout! Love the way you layered the flowers!

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  29. Amazing flower cluster on your layout, love how it turned out!

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  30. Oh my I love how your picture turned out with your beautiful daughter, it is just stunning! You are one very creative lady!

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  31. Love how you worked in that green trim - very pretty!

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  32. So beautiful. Love the colors. Now following your blog. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

    Rachelle
    xxx

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  33. I am really digging these flower clusters. Great layout

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  34. Love how you combined the trim and the flowers!!! I am a follower now!

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  35. What an adorable layout. I love the idea of framing it too. Love it, great job,
    Terri

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  36. I really love this! I'm always scared of overdoing a particular design or motif and this just proves that "going for it" really pays off! Good job! ;)

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  37. What a lovely LO! I love the colors, the way you bunched the flowers and the photo is the sweetest! Thanks so much for sharing! I'll be looking forward to what you share next!

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  38. So pretty...both the layout and the sweet girl! Great work Kristy!

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  39. I love how you laced the green flowers in with the pinks.

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  40. Fabulous layout! I really like the combination of fabric and flowers. Just beautiful!

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  41. I love this layout, and am impressed you used Christmas papers on a flowery LO like this. Excellent! I'm your newest follower.

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  42. Gorgeous! Love that you took your scrapbook page out of the album and it can now hang on the wall.

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  43. Beautiful layout. Love the flower cluster!!

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  44. I love your blog name! How true. I am now a follower. Like the color mix of flowers.

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  45. I just became a follower of your blog. Love your cluster of the pink flowers. Beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  46. Wonderful layout and love how your framed it.

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  47. Totally digging the cluster of flowers! So gorgeous! You did a fantastic job Kristina!

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  48. Very pretty. Love the flower cluster. If I win, I'd appreciate an email if possible. I'm working on my sisters wedding favours and am short on time to blog hop rebeccacell@gmail.com

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  49. Super sweet!! Loved your layout and the picture. Great use of negative space!

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  50. This is a gorgeous layout, Kristy!!

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  51. These look really good!!!! I love how they're small, so that you can eat a lot of them :) :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather

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  52. Wow it's really nice...Excellent work you did. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.Keep sharing more.
    Scrapbook

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