Friday, January 18, 2013

Oh My Word! Blog Hop With Two Scrapbook Friends

Welcome to the Two Scrapbook Friends Blog Hop!


You should have arrived here from Shelby’s blog. If you didn’t, you might want to start at Two Scrapbook Friends, so you can read all about it and you won’t miss any of the great inspiration along the way!

My word for 2013 is GIFT.  I truly believe in my heart that everything good in life is a gift and I want to try to be more aware of that this year. I don't want to take anything for granted, but I want to live each day with the awareness of all the good that surrounds me and to be thankful for it.

With that in mind, I created a layout based on my word.  I started with a photo collage, something that I have never done on a layout before!  The photos represent a very small sampling of some of the gifts in my life; family, friends, sunsets, flowers, interesting places and pretty things.


Then I pulled out some papers and chipboard from Fancy Pants The Good Life line - one of my all-time favorites!  I created my background by using one of the pattern papers and stitching it to a piece of red cardstock. 


From there I did a light splattering of paint and started layering strips of the pattern papers. Then I added the photo collage that I matted in black.


After the photo was in place, I just had fun with all the little bits and pieces that I added to my layout.  I love digging through my stash to see what might work on a page.  For this layout, I found a doily, a couple of wooden hearts (that I painted to match the layout) and of course some buttons.


The chipboard frame that I used on the title was part of the Fancy Pants collection.  The title was cut on my silhouette.  And there you go!

Now remember, in order to be entered to win:

1.   Leave a comment on all the blogs as you go and then go back to the Two Scrapbook Friends blog and leave a final comment there by Monday, January 21st, by midnight.
2.   To have a second chance to win, send YOUR special word that inspires you in 2013 in an email to 2friends@execulink.com. Put "Blog Contest" in your subject line.
3.   Create your own design based on your special word and upload it to our Gallery and Forum before February 28 at 11:58 pm, and receive 10 Forum Buttons towards gift certificates in the store!
4.   Check back at the Two Scrapbook Friends Blog on January 22nd to see if you are the prize winner. (Winners will not be contacted personally.)

If you haven't done so already, be sure to stop by each of the following blogs and leave a comment! Also, be sure to leave a final comment on the Two Scrapbook Friends blog.




I really hope you enjoyed our Blog Hop and that you are now encouraged to choose a word for yourself for 2013.  I also hope that our creations will inspire you in your scrapbooking as the new year starts.  

May this be a year of special memories for each of you



35 comments:

  1. Such a cute picture of you and your husband!

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  2. Gift is a good word! It is something that you can give out and receive! Lovely layout and I liked how you included your important gifts in your life all together into a picture collage! Beautiful of everything on your layout!

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  3. Beautiful! I always adore what you do with this colour scheme. I love how you did your title too.

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  4. Your photo collage is fantastic! This page is so well balanced and your additions from your stash are terrific.

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  5. beautiful layout and a wonderful word choice :)

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  6. Very nice layout, I have never tried a photo collage either, might just have to now. Nice paper line too.

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  7. I just love this layout, Joanne. I love that you included the little things and your family as gifts.

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  8. Gift is a powerful word. I love it your layout.

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  9. Gorgeous Joanne! I love the collage and all the interesting, tiny elements I always look forward to seeing in your work.....beautiful as always.

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  10. Love your collage and all of the colours and embellishments. Gift is a great word choice!

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  11. Your collage is great and shows all the many gifts in your life perfectly. As always your layout is just beautiful!

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  12. Great word Joanne...It is important to remember all the simple little things in life are the greatest gifts! Thanks so much for accepting me to be part of your blog hop ;)

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  13. Joanne , this is simply stunning. My favorite layout of your's ever! love!

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  14. Your words ring so true Joanne. Love the photo collage and your colour choices. Gorgeous layout!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for this inspirational page. Every day truly is a gift.

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  16. Great page. I never thought about matting the photos like that. Will have to pin this for later!

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  17. Love, love, love your vibrant layout! Great word choice too :) I think this world would be a much more peaceful one if we appreciated all the gifts we're given! Thank you for your gift of friendship!

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  18. Your layout is beautiful...and I love the photos of the two lovebirds ;-)

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  19. What a beautiful word Joanne!! We all have so many gifts in our lives that we need to stop and cherish!! Such an amazing layout too! Love the photo collage!!

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  20. Sometimes we overlook the most important things...this is fantastic.

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  21. Amazing LO...so beautiful Thanks for sharing and being a part of this hop. i am a new follower

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  22. You, yourself are a beautiful gift and such an inspiration to me, Joanne!! Absolutely love your layout, so fresh and happy! Love the sisters pic...so fun!

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  23. Beautiful layout, and I love your choice of word - it's something I plan to focus on this year too!

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  24. Wow! Love your gorgeous layout & OLW for 2013! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Wow...love this LO ...it's Disney colours but an adult theme LO... Gorgeous

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  26. Love the photo collage & your paper and colour choices. Beautiful layout.

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  27. I love your photo collage. I have to try that! Gorgeous layout, as always. I love your work.

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  28. Beautiful - love it.

    Andrea :)

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  29. Simply amazing. I am honoured to be one of the things you consider a gift. I hope you have included your 'gift' of creativity on your list. You are truly talented my friend.

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  30. Such a wonderful word. Makes you realize all the gifts you truly have
    Kim b

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  31. Joanne this is a beautiful layout!!!! Life truly is a gift and this layout nailed it!!!

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  32. Stunning Joanne. Your photo collage steals my heart and this layout could come right out of a magazine (and SHOULD!) I think It has made my list of favourites from you.

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  33. oh Joanne this is so gorgeous I jsut love everything, and I think this collection ended up being a fav for me for 2012!

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