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
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!!!
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.
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