Thursday, April 21, 2011

Butterflies & Blogs Birthday Hop!

Welcome to the Butterflies & Blogs Birthday Hop hosted by Laura from Makin' Pretty Things!  If you arrived here from Jessica's blog, That'z Uneek, then you are in the right spot.  If not, make sure you start at the beginning - Makin' Pretty Things and wish Laura a happy birthday!  Laura is having a HUGE giveaway and I am sure there will be more blog candy along the way!  

Just in case you couldn't figure out from the blog hop's title, the theme for today's hop is "butterflies."  I used Kate's ABCs my new favorite Cricut cartridge, which coordinates perfectly with the Imagine cartridge - Nursery Tails.  I decided to make a simple spring themed scrapbook layout that could be used for Easter pictures or really ANY spring themed pictures!  I hope you enjoy it!  Thank you so much for hopping along with us!  

The next stop on today's hop is the super talented Jess from Kinderstampo!  
I am sure she will have a fabulous project for you!

Materials Used:
  • 12 x 12 kraft cardstock (Michael's)
  • 11 1/2 x 1 1/2 green cardstock
  • 9 x 9 patterned cardstock (DCWV Playtime Stack)
  • Photo Mats
    • 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and 4 1/4 x 6 1/4
    • 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
  • "Sweet" sized at 2.91" (or 6" using fit to length) from Kate's ABCs
  • "Bunny" sized at 4.25" from Kate's ABCs
  • "Butterflies" sized at 5" from Kate's ABCs
  • "Flowers" sized at 5.51" (Layers 1 & 2 from p. 24) from Kate's ABCs
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
  • Martha Stewart Pigment Pen - Chesnut
  • Hemp Twine & Buttons - Michael's
  • Pop Dots

Have a wonderful day!  I hope you stop by on Saturday!  I am participating in TWO more fun hops!


71 comments:

phstennisfan said...

Your page is so cute and great directions, only problem is I want to get more and more must have cartridges. Have a great day. carol imamom88@hotmail.com

Celeste said...

oh wow such a beautiful layout... I love it.

jessica said...

Love the LO and all your cute doodling! TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW!!! AWESOME layout!!! LOVE all the stitching!!! (bet you had a cramp in your hand after that!)

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Addicted Scrapper said...

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathie w said...

great butterfly project

TFS!!!!!

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Amanda Villarreal said...

This is so adorable as usual! ;). I might have to scrap lift for my Easter pictures. Kates is my new fave cartridge as well!

Laura said...

Lauren, I love this! All those butterflies just make me feel all happy! Thank you so much for being a part of my birthday hop!

{{HUGS}}
Laura

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful!!! Love all the butterflies!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Glora said...

Beautiful LO. I LOVE it!!! Hugs- Glora

v said...

Very sweet LO...Love it!!! Thank you sharing! Fluttering on...

~Vanessa W

baboo7192 at gmail dot com

Jenn said...

Adorable layout! Love that bunny in the corner and those butterflies! TFS :)
xxJenn
www.craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

Christine said...

I just love it except that now I have another cartridge to add to my list. But it is perfect for last Easter that I still need to scrap (along with all of last year).

Donna said...

Fantastic job on the "stitching"!
comopark@roadrunner.com

Jens Craft Corner said...

Your projects are always so beautiful. The butterfly page is so pretty. I love how you doodle around everything.

Carol said...

Beautiful layout! Love the stitching detail, Fabulous job! TFS

Angie Kay said...

Great spring lay out love it glad to be a new follower

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Beautiful layout...I love it
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TiaD said...

Hi, I've been following your blog for along time but I wasn't signed on as a follower. Found this blog hop from your blog and went to the begining its fun. Love your layout it is beautiful!. Boy do I need Kates ABCs on my wish list!
TFS
TiaD
tiarog@comcast.net

Tanya said...

Beautiful layout :)

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

Jessica said...

Hi Lauren,
Your LO is awesome. I love all the depth it has. Great colors, too.
Happy to be a new follower.
Jessica
http://jessicascraftshaque[dot]blogspot[dot]com
strgazrblueyes22477 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Janeen said...

Love your layout, it's so cute! Thanks for the detailed directions. I have been dying to play with the Kate's ABCs cart...guess I better get hopping! ;) I'm a new follower too!
lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

This is a very nice layout. I love your colors on this too. Smooches... scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com and frankleecrafts[at]gmail[dot]com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the great bright spring colors.
Contact info in blogger profile.

Misty said...

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

Lezlye said...

Gorgeous as Usual Lauren! Bright and cheerful!

pruttybird said...

Great layout ... love the colors :)

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Angelica Suarez said...

Beautiful, as always, Lauren!!

Scrappy Mel said...

So pretty, Lauren!!! :)

joydee1963 said...

Great layout!!!!!!!!! I have nursey tails cart,love it! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Dee said...

I love your project, it is perfect. I am already a follower & TFS, Dee:)

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designsfrommyheart@ymail.com

Stephanie said...

Beautiful layout!! I love all the colors together! New follower and looking forward to seeing your creations!! Thanks for sharing!

scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful layout!! Love the colors!! :)

silly_girl_823 said...

Absolutely beautiful layout!!! It is just so warm and springy!!

Amy V

silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

so love the LO.. colors - details - butterflies!! love this blog hop!
parkernana5@cox.net

Victoria's Place said...

So cute, great colors.

Lisa said...

This layout is just beautiful...I love the colors and details! I'm a new follower...I'd love for you to stop by my blog :)

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Karelj said...

What a fun and happy layout! I'm a big fan of Kate's Alphabet myself, and I love what you've donw with it! Thanks for sharing! And, a big Happy Birthday to Laura! I'm so glad she turned 29 so we could celebrate with her hop! You can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or www.kareljcreations.com

jenni said...

You are the most amazing scrapbooker! Thanks for sharing with us!
jpshirley@ymail.com

iluvkatie74 said...

Awesome layout. i love it.

Minta's Creations said...

Love your beautiful layout!
Minta

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

pat said...

wonderful LO. I love your work & TFS.

Kimberly said...

WOW! Beautiful color combo and all that stiching, must have taken a while....very nicely done. TFS!
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kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Debc06 said...

Love that layout. Great colors. TFS
Debbie
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

anitaandbugs said...

this is so cute----I love this layout.I enjoyed being in this hop with you.
Hugs, Anita

Jessica said...

your layouts are superb!!!

TFS

Jess B.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

craftaholic said...

Your Layout is very Nice!! I am a follower og your Super creative Bog!! TFS!!!

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ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

Live Love and Scrap said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it as always Miss Lauren!!!

I have got to get my hands on that Playtime stack...ugh...its too cute!!!

hugs,
Sarah

shersl84bed said...

Lovely layout. Such cute details added everywhere on the page. Nice job.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Cathy said...

Wonderful project. I really want to get kates abc's cartridge. Love your colors, so Springy.
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

katschriber said...

what a gorgeous layout...i love it.

Lisa R. said...

Love the faux stitching and dimension! Great job. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

That's a great page. The colors and patterns go so well together.

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Carla said...

I love your LO it's really pretty. It would be perfect for a small childs Easter pictures. Thanks for sharing.


http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/

Libby Beach said...

Lauren your layout is gorgeous!!! So so pretty :) I am so happy to be hopping with ya! :)
Libby from beachcreationsforyou :)

nantastic said...

Sweet Spring LO.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

Cute layout! I love the Kate's ABCs cartridge and that bunny cut is one of my favorites.

HappyScrapper64@bex.net

Lori said...

Beautiful page. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
loria3261@yahoo.com

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Lauren
I love your LO! This is really bright and pretty

I am already a follower of your blog
TFS
Bonnie
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Beautiful layout, i love this cartridge.
Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

1jmass said...

I love this layout. That little bunny is so cute.
jeanmass@comcast.net

stampinlara said...

I love this!!! the colors all go perfectly together, really nicely done!

stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Becky Dunham said...

I LOVE this layout lauren! (say that 3 times fast :) Everything about it says spring and it is just beautiful!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

This is beautiful!

Crafty Diva said...

What a great page! I love it!

Anna said...

Beautiful layout.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

liz at liz's paper loft said...

lauren! this is fabulous! I need Kate's ABC!
liz :o)

Glitter Fantasies said...

Seriously that is amazing!!!! I just kept looking it over!!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

thekolbes said...

Love your layout. Thanks so much for sharing.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Amy E said...

Wow! What a beautiful page!!!

amyis300(at)hotmail(dot)com

mitch1066 said...

oooh i love the colours and the stitching effect...very nice!

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