Friday, October 4, 2013

Scrapbook Steals October Blog Hop

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Welcome to the October Blog Hop for Scrapbook Steals.  I was so happy when Melodee asked me to be a part of the hop.  I was even more excited when I was at their Retreat last weekend, and she handed me the steal to work with...My Mind's Eye Titles, Quotes & Die Cuts Mega Pack.  Let me tell you, when they say mega, they mean MEGA.  There was probably a stack more than 1" thick of tags, quotes and die cuts from some of my favorite My Mind's Eye collections, including The Sweetest Thing, Collectable, and Indie Chic.

I can't wait for you to hop along with some insanely creative designers.  Make sure you leave a comment on all the blogs for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Scrapbook Steals store.  Comments must be left by October 6th at 11:59 pm MDT.  Here is the order of the hop:

ScrapbookSteals.com - http://scrapbook.steals.com/ <- Did you start here?  If not, hop back!
Kristina MacKeen- http://mamasanity.blogspot.com/ <- You are here!
Charissa Miller
http://www.akihasmommascraps.com <- Hop here next.
Staci Jones
http://scrapbookingischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/
Heather Conklin http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/
Erin Shultz http://trailofscraps.blogspot.com

And now, here is my project:


As I was looking through the all the tags, I thought it would be fun to make kind of a banner style hanging of all the titles.  After I laid out the ones I liked and thought would be good together, I glued them down and gave them a light whitewashing of gesso.  These tags are actually from all 3 of the collections.  Adding the gesso toned down the colors, and made them flow together nicely.  I added a light coat of Frost White Shimmer Paint from Stampin' Up over the gesso.  It is hard to see in the picture, but it added just a touch of shine to the background and tags.  I loved how you can still see the colors, yet they flow together nicely.  Instead of using the frame (also part of the Mega Pack!) in front of my photo, I added it behind.  This way you are able to see all my daughter's (and son's) animals, yet the pop of color is still there.  A quick trip to the sewing machine and some journaling around the edge, and I was done. 

I hope you enjoyed my layout!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the gift certificate to the Scrapbook Steals store. 

And since it is almost my birthday, I feel like sharing a few presents with you!  I will choose one comment to win some of these fun My Mind's Eye titles, quotes, and die cuts.  Make sure you are a follower to win!  I will announce the winner on Oct 10th.

Cheers!
Kristy

43 comments:

  1. After hearing so much about this layout I am happy to see if all done! <3

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  2. Adorable LO, Kristy! Love how you used the titles :)

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  3. Lots of wonderful layers and details on this layout! I love the picture and it's awesome the way you kept it the star! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Well that's a great way to use up those titles! Very pretty layout.

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  5. What a fun page! I love how you used the frame behind your pic - your title gave me a huge smile :) Thanks!! PS: I am a new follower - first time here

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  6. What an interesting way to use the titles. That picture is adorable!

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  7. LOVE your layout & the unique way you used the title die cuts to make a banner...very clever!!

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  8. I love your use of the tags as banners. It's a very subtle but effective look and I can't wait to *steal* it. :)

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  9. What a great LO! Great use of tags as a banner and using the gesso to mute the colors.

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  10. Such a cute page! I love the photo and the title!

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  11. I like the way you used the gesso to tone down the colors.

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  12. super cute Layout. Love the journal around the page.

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  13. First time I hear about gesso. I need to learn about it. Looks beautiful!

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  14. Love how you used gesso on your layout---so very cool!

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  15. Such a cute photo, love the title and your journaling..

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  16. doris pick
    what a doll! Love the page!

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  17. Great layout- I love the pop of your title!

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  18. cute---the title pops right out!

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  19. Love how you made a layout with them as your background!

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  20. Adorable layout! Cute pic and I love the sentiment!

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  21. such a great layout, Kristy! love your stuff :)

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  22. What a clever idea! I love the novel way you used the titles. :) Thanks for the idea!

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  23. Love the layout! I'm going to have to cave one of these days and learn how to use a sewing machine so I can justify buying one. I love the texture and pop that it adds. :)

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  24. Gesso! 5th time trying to comment grrr

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    1. Great layout I'd never guess how to use gesso

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  25. What a great idea! I love how this layout turned out-I am going to borrow your idea with the gesso and tags!

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  26. Very awesome idea, may have to use this on the stack of tags I have in my stash. Your daughter is absolutely adorable as well.

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  27. Great layout - so pretty. Fabulous way to use the tags! And thanks for the little giveaway too!

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  28. Gorgeous layout! I love the look of the gesso, and the sewing and journaling was perfection! (And how come I wasn't a follower of your blog?? I could have sworn I was, but I checked and it didn't show up... weird. And fixed!)

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  29. Hahaha, that's clever! Love your LO!

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  30. What an awesome layout!! Very cool :)

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  31. Sweet layout Kristy....gesso is so much fun to play with!!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent....very inspirational!!! No need to put my name in your draw.

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  32. Such a great LO! Love the way you used the tags!

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  33. Love the layout! What fun. Would never have thought of this myself so thanks for sharing.

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  34. My birthday is this week. Getting ready to follow your blog.

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