Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mi Amore Blog Hop!

Happy Valentine's Day and welcome to the Mi Amore blog hop hosted by Paula from More than Favors and Momo from Made by Momo!  I was so excited to participated in today's blog hop all about love!  There are so many talented bloggers participating in this hop, so there is sure to be lots and lots of great inspiration!

If you hopped here from Liz at Liz's Paper Loft, you are in the right spot!  If not, head back Paula at More than Favors so you don't miss a thing!

For today's project I wanted to make a layout for a picture of me and my husband!  I spend so much time scrapping pictures of my daughter that sometimes I forget to include us.  I also decided to try some actual stitching on this layout.  It definitely was a lot faster than using my gel pen, so I think I may try it out on a few more projects in the future!

Momo and Paula asked each of us to include a picture of our Valentine.  Brandon and I started dating during my senior year of high school, and just to prove it - I included a picture of us from my senior prom.  (Brandon graduated the year before me.)  Oh my goodness...we look so so young, but I guess we were!  Happy Valentine's to my sweetheart!  Love you!



Materials Used:
  • 12 x 12 piece of kraft cardstock
  • Mats: 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 and 11 x 11
  • Photo Mat: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 and 5 1/4 x 7 1/4
  • Patterned Paper - K & Company
  • "Hugs & Kisses" from Wild Card and is sized at 4" using real dial size
  • Couple is sized at 5" from Sweethearts 
  • Scallop Border sized at .98" from Accent Essentials
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
  • Baker's Twine - Scrappy Moms
Your next stop is the super talented Joanna from Scrap-Making!

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I hope you have a fun day and enjoy the rest of the hop!  I will be back in just a few hours with my EAD Designs' Monday Blog Hop project!

62 comments:

Scrappin' Sista said...

Love your LO!!! The stitching is so nice and takes half if not fourth of the time. Scrappy hugs! TFS.

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
askscrappinsista@hotmail.com

LesleyfromWI said...

This is the most adorable LO! Super cute. Happy Valentines Day

Shawnee said...

Such a cute layout. I love the stitching. I hope you have a blessed and wonderful day!

Blessings,
Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! Super sweet LO!! Love it!!
reissfam10 at aol dot com

Jenny said...

Super cute! This may be a dumb question, but how do you do the actualy stitching? With a sewing machine? Looks great!

Jenny
papercraftjenny@gmail.com

Josie0602 said...

So cute!! I love that card and I love the cute photo of you and your sweetie!!

Anne said...

You and your hubby are so cute together! Love the layout and the heart balloons! Very sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Anne (Anniebee)
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

Kristin said...

Great layout! I love it!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Theresa said...

What a super LO..the stitching is a great touch. TFS!
firelass51@aol.com

Karelj said...

What a wonderful layout! I love stitching on papercrafts--it add so much texture and fun! I'm a follower--you can find me at http://karelj.blogspot.com and/or ksjennings at gmail dot com

Craft Junkie Too said...

So adorable Lauren. Your designs are always so pretty. Thank you for sharing so much! :)
♥ Tracy

Tricia said...

beautiful card!

BunnyFreak said...

Lovely layout.

...Frank-Lee said...

Very nice page. I really need to catch up on doing some scrap pages. Cute picture. Smooches... frankleecrafts@gmail.com and scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

Yuveria said...

Love it! I should have bought that cart when i had the chance

Melissa said...

Lauren, you do the greatest layouts and yet another one! TFS
http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/

Meagan said...

Love this layout. The stitching is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

christana08 said...

What a great layout! I love all the stitching.

tammybjm said...

nice card. the stitching just finishes it off. i need to try that someday. thanks for sharing tammybjm@yahoo.com

Glora said...

Awesome LO! I love it! Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Live Love and Scrap said...

LOL...LOVE the pic...soooo cute!!! I dont feel like I have aged too much until I look at pics of my husband and I when we started dating....or even our wedding pics...WOW!!! Another adorable LO...love the real stitching....GREAT job!!! Hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day!!!

hugs,
Sarah

Annette M said...

Very cute~ I think I might try the machine stitching soon!

Great pic of you and hubby, way back when...very cute!

TFS

moran99@comcast.net
http://creatingforlife.blogspot.com

mommahobbit said...

Very cute! ty so much for sharing :)
http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/

VeronicaA said...

I absolutley adore your layout...so, so sweet. The stitching makes everything stand out and I love the use of the twine for the balloons. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win. BTW, nice picture.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Amanda said...

SUPER SUPER CUTE!! Love your LO!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

dupontpig24 said...

Your card has such a great design. I seem to only scrap my kids and grandkids so I really enjoyed this.

A Scrap Above said...

I love your LO.. And great pic too!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS
Bonnie
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Anna said...

Adorable layout!!! Just to sweet.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Danielle Lee said...

So elegant! Love it!

brittmartin0910 said...

Such a cute layout. Thank you for sharing.

brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

This turned out so wonderfully! Love it so much! The details are amazing! Great work!

Bevy48 said...

Love all the stitching, awesome card. blanphear @ yahoo dot com

Vicki said...

Great layout. Love the stitching. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Lauren,

That is such a cute picture of you & Brandon!!!!

And I love your layout!!! :) It's hard to tell it's your first time sewing...you did such a good job! I like the way you used two different stitches.

Thank you so much for sharing & Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Gina (Happymom2010) said...

Super cute layout!!!

Thanks for sharing your picture.

Gina L.

Anonymous said...

Love the string on the hearts, thank you so much for sharing your idea. jman4@comcast.net

Jenn said...

Very cute layout! Love the stitching and the adorable heart balloons! TFS :)

craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

~Army Wife Molly~ said...

I knew I saw stitching!! I love this layout!! Can't wait to see more stitching and more layouts!! xoxo Happy VDay!!

Country Twinkle said...

Love your layout! Love the heart ballons!

joeygirl86 said...

LOVE your LO Lauren! The cute couple is just as cute as you and your hubs! Aww you two are adorable! tfs! :)

Karen said...

Hi Lauren, I just wanted to say that I started dating my hubby my senior year in High School, and my hubby is a year older than me too! We have been married for 24 years in April!!
Karen<3

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous layout, Lauren, love it! Happy Valentine's Day!
Hugs, Christine

Teri A said...

Love your layout


Thanks,
Teri
teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

MrsTfortwo said...

Love the stitching!! It's a great LO!

TFS!
Tisha
http://tishascraftcove.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Really nice LO.

Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com
http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

What a great layout!!!!!
lauraleed48atlivedotca

liz at liz's paper loft said...

lauren, darling layout and adorable pic!
liz :o)

Gina said...

So cute! ginascraftingspot.com

alohalisa said...

Love your layout! And thank you for putting all the materials and measurements!
lisa_williamson2004@yahoo.com

SherriC. said...

Gorgeous LO, TFS!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Becks Cricards said...

Cutest picture ever! Just adorable!

I love your layout, it's so romantic.

TFS

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

Adrian said...

Very pretty!

Brenna said...

that is a beautiful layout! the stitching is so eye catching!! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Heather said...

I LOVE the LO!! Happy Valentine's day!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

karensk said...

Nice layout. I became a follower.
Thanks for sharing
karenk 3 at ameritech dot net

Flamenco92627 said...

Aww, what cute younguns you were! I love the LO! Great stitching too-I wish I had room to keep my sewing machine out and I might pop onto it more with paper.

craftaholic said...

Awesome LO!!! Love all the stitching on it!! TFS!!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

GreenScrap said...

That is such a beautiful Layout!! I've been wanting to use my sewing machine on my layouts but I am a little intimidated!! You inspired me to try it out!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Erica said...

Yes! MHS prom '98 4-EVA!

shanna13 said...

I love your layout! Thanks for sharing a pic of you and your husband at your prom. Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

Kim said...

wow, your stitching is flawless. I'm intimidated by the sewing machine so I always do fake stitching with a white gel pen. TFS!

bbgrldezigns said...

Very cute layout

Hugs,
Ivone