Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's Blog Hop!


Happy April Fool's Day!  I was so excited when Cristina from Crafting with Cristina asked me to join her April Fool's Hop and if you arrived here from Ivette's blog, All About Me and My Scrapbook, then you are in the right spot.  If not, you can head back to the beginning - Crafting with Cristina.

For some reason I had the hardest time trying to think up anything remotely "April Fools-ish."  Evidently, I am not a very good prankster.  I think blue milk for Nicole may be as crazy as it gets around here.  I will say that I'm pretty sure my craft room was playing an early April Fools joke on me while I was working on this layout.  EVERYTHING kept going wrong...my Cricut mats decided to not want to stick, which resulted in me using my X-Acto knife to finish cutting out the stars, I dripped water on the background paper and my printer decided that even though it is called a "photo-smart" printer - it didn't need to print out a decent picture.  Oh well...

Here is my little one and I clowning around.  That's a colander on my head...just in case you were wondering.

Your next stop on today's hop is the very talented Ruthie from September Ninth

Materials Used:

  • 12 x 12 piece of kraft cardstock (Michael's Recollections)
  • 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 piece of patterned cardstock
  • Background "Tag" Shape sized at 10.5" from Best Friends
  • Photo Mat: 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and 4 1/4 x 6 1/4
  • "Fun & Games" title from Birthday Bash
  • (3) Stars from George and Basic Shapes
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
  • Sakura Micron Pigma Pen - Black 03
  • Hemp Twine - Michael's
  • Button 

50 comments:

Melissa said...

You make the greatest layouts, and yet another one! Very pretty!

Amanda Villarreal said...

Love the look of this layout and that photo is adorable!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

The layout came out beautifully, Lauren! Love it!

Misty said...

Love the LO & the silly hat!
I am holding my 1st blog hop, and would love for you to join me. Please
come to my blog for more info & to join me!

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Sherrie K. said...

I love your layout!! Turned out just great!! The stitching, button and twine adds such a nice touch:)
I am a follower of yours, would love to invite you to my blog and follow too:)
Sherrie K.
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Brenna said...

very cute layout!
Brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

BunnyFreak said...

Love how the layout turned out. It will be great for that photo.

bonnie said...

Supercute layout and even cuter pic...adorable :) hugs x

Savahanna said...

I love the look of your LO. Great job especially after all the mishaps. Oh and I love the picture. Super cute memory.

Amanda said...

Cute!!

iluvkatie74 said...

I love the layout. It is so cute.

iluvkatie74
at yahoo
dot com

scrapstampcrazy said...

very pretty. I love the look of the large top note and the faux stitching.

quilt4fun2 said...

Your layout turned out very well for all the woes you were having. Some days are like that and April Fool's is a hard one to scrap for. I can't think of too much prank stuff either. Thank You for sharing in the hop...makes me smile. Cute Picture.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Laura said...

Awesome as usual! I had trouble with my project for this theme, too, but I'm happy with what I ended up with.

Hugs,
Laura

Jen N said...

Considering the craft room pranks, your layout turned out GRRRREAT! Love it! jenny.naus@yahoo dot com

Lillian Child said...

You wear the colander well! Too cute!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

sandra said...

Your layout is super cute!!

Jennifer~My Creative Crafting said...

Through all your set backs, your layout still came out awesome!!

~Jennifer

Christine said...

Nice layout and what a cute picture!

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

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

cute Lo. Im a new follower

mommyscarftycreations@gmail.com
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Nadia's World said...

Very cute LO! Love the colors! Cute photo as well!

TFS!!

Nicole T.
niclax13@gmail.com

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

I like your layout. I'm not much of a prankster either but I do enjoy hearing other's stories.

Glora said...

Beautiful LO! Perfect for your fun picture! Don't you hate it when your crafting supplies don't cooperate - LOL. Hugs- Glora

Cathie w said...

cute layout TFS!!!!

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

VeronicaA said...

What a great layout. I love the combinations of patterned papers that you used. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
Veronica
vballen at comcast dot net

Minta's Creations said...

What a great layout..Love it.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

pat said...

wonderful LO! super cute TFS.

Karen Taylor said...

Fantastic layout and I love the photo!
Thanks so much and Happy Aprils Fools Day!
www.creativeyearnings.blogspot.com

Kim said...

I really loved your LO! What a cute picture of you and your little one!
~Kim

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Im glad I wasnt the only one having a hard time with this challenge hop...

TFS...

ivette

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

cute hat. :) cute lil girl too!
TFS...
parkernana5@cox.net

Babe O'Mara said...

Very cute layout. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Theresa said...

Fantastic LO. The colors are amazing!
TFS
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

your little one is just to cute by the way!

Maria said...

This is such a pretty layout! TFS

Beebeebabs said...

Such a cute LO tfs!!!

Cathy said...

Your project turned out lovely, and your little one is adorable too. I think I have the same colander.hehe
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

katieo said...

I like the way you outline everything. I am new to your blog and look forward to seeing lots of fun stuff. sometimes my HP photosmart is Photodumb. It always goes offline so frustrating.

My Crafting Time said...

Awesome LO. Love the picture with your daughter! Thanks for the blog hop. I'm a new follower.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com
http://www.mycraftingtime.com

HockeyScrap said...

You are one talented, crafty gal. I loved your card, and really enjoyed perusing your blog. Big WOW to some of your projects.

On to enjoy the rest of the hop!

dbonczek@comcast.net

Lisa said...

I am SO HAPPY that I found your blog a few weeks ago (through the spring blog hop)...I love coming to your blog because your layouts are phenominal! You make me want to but the Imagine sooooo so badly! Gorgeous layout today!!! Thanks for your inspiration!!!

mw_scrap said...

Great job on your layout...and your Little One is so so cute...:) TFS

Mary Ann

mkeiper72@yahoo.com

joni said...

Cute layout!!! And cute lil one too! TFS
hugs,
joni

Tanya said...

Great layout :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Well despite all those trials..you sure made a cute LO! Great job!

-Kim
http://snippetsoflife-kim.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Such a cute layout! And TFS the picture with your little one!

Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Nana Jo said...

Love the layout.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

Suni Smith Brandt said...

Sorry you had such a trying day but the card turned out great...keep it up !!!!

Gabriela Sandoval said...

Your card is really pretty. Thanks for sharing it.

Gabriela

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

Suzy said...

LOL I hear ya Lauren, I'm not big on April Fools either. But your layout (and pic!) is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win.
Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

CA Scrapper said...

Very cute layout Lauren!

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com