Saturday, August 13, 2011

VC Bloghop



Today is the day for the last VC bloghop of the year.  If you missed the last one, VC stands for Virtual Convention.  I joined the group since I didn't get to go to the Stampin' Up convention this year and it has been fun.  You should be coming to my blog from Elizabeth's Stamp Room.  She had several great cards using the new birthday hostess set.  I have that set so I need to borrow some of her ideas. 

My project is my August scrapbook layout.  It features the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper with a neutral Crumb Cake background.  I used the large Hello Doily stamp on the background and the Delicate Doily stamps as accents on the lower left corner. 

After stamping the Hello Doily in Crumb Cake ink I added a Fleurette croched flower with an Antique Brad to the center of the main one.  I cut a piece of DSP into 2 X 11" strips and rounded the corners.  I placed these strips on the Crumb Cake paper before adding scalloped strips cut with the Tasteful Trims Die.  I really like these large scallops and feel they added a nice touch to the layout.  I sponged Always Artichoke ink on them to give them additional dimension. 

The layout went together fairly quickly and has space for up to 5 pictures.  The 5 mats were sponged with Marina Mist ink and the outside of the layout was sponged with Always Artichoke.

Thanks for stopping by to see my layout.  Your next stop on the blog hop is Carolyn Sharkas' blog, http://inkingthenightaway.blogspot.com/.  She has a very cute idea for a mini album in a tin.  I love how she made the labels for the pictures so the bride can decide which one to put where as she creates her album of treasured wedding photos.

22 comments:

Krafting Karen said...

Love the layout and I really like the scallops!!!

Nichole said...

I really like this layout - you can never go wrong with those doilies!! I just love them!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Fun pages and layout! Love your doilies too!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Lovely layout, Elaine--I especially like all the rounded-edge panels of DSP you used. . . . quite distinctive!

Carey said...

Very cute. I think you would need some special pictures to warrant using something this fantastic.

Carey and Roscoe

Elizabeth said...

Oh, those doilies look so good with that designer paper. Thanks for sharing.

Chris O said...

Oh, this is so pretty...I love seeing ideas for scrapbook layouts and yours are lovely!

Brandy said...

Love that DSP, nice project!

Jackie L Watson said...

Awesome layout. I could see alot of summer pictures going there.

inkedx2 said...

Great layout design. Love that paper too.

Robbie

Debbie Martin said...

Great layout. I really love the doilies!
www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com

Beth Harple said...

Great pages, I love all the little details, the rounded corders, the highlighted edges to name a couple.

Stamper Shirley said...

Elaine, love your pages and the scallop edges are great - I need to remember that! I have been so lax about scrapping this Summer - thanx for the push to get going again. Hugs, Sassy

Tory said...

Great pages. Thanks for sharing.

Janice Heighway said...

Wow, I love the pages, great colors and shapes.

Alicia said...

Great layout!! TFS

Barbara Furlong said...

I too like those scallops, great great, thanks for hopping

Patrice H said...

You did such a nice job with those page layouts. I think the color combination is the best too!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Great layouts! TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Kym said...

LOVE the layout!!!

Kym

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Elaine, I just love your scrapbook layouts, thanks so much for sharing.

Brenda Hugar said...

Wow, the layout is super and my imagination is running riot with ideas for pictures to add. TFS