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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/
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.