Saturday, July 9, 2011

VC-ROCKS - Blog Hop #3 - Anything but a card!

To backtrack to Jamie's blog, click on her name.

Howdy from Texas! I have some scrapbooking goodies for you today! New goodies used in this layout are marker with an asterisk (*). If you are following the VC-Rocks Blog hop, you should have landed here from Jamie's blog - if not, button above will take you there, plus there's a complete list near the bottom of the post of all 34 stops!

As an avid scrapbooker, I get sketches from a LOT of sources. Some are top secret, some are secret because I just cannot remember where they came from, some really aren't a secret because ethically i have to give credit where credit is due, and some, well, some - I just flat make up, and will be the first to admit that there's a piece from here, one from there, and a few from yonder!

The sketch for this layout is based on one from gotsketch and adapted for Stampin' Up! materials and supplies. It uses: Top Note Die, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch*, Petite Pennants Builder punch*, Lace Ribbon Border
punch*; Garden Green, Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery cardstock, and Garden Green Pattern Paper from the Regals collection, plus a bit of Whisper White cardstock. White Baker's Twine finishes it up, with a supporting cast of Tombow Multi-adhesive, SNAIL and Stampin' Dimensionals.

I must confess, I have as yet NO, as in none, not a single one, of the current alphabet sets (sigh), so I printed the lettering from My Digital Studio in Garden Green, using just a plain old font (ain't it cool!?!).
The pictures in my layout are (from left) 6.5x6.5, 4x3, 3x3, 3x5 over three that are 2x2. The journaling leads into the title. This big playground was built in my daughter and son-in-law's back yard, which I can see from my stamping area (yes, you grandmothers... be jealous... be very jealous - now, if i can just get my other daughter living that close so her babies - once she's married and has any - can just come running over to Gramcy's house, too, I'll be in tall cotton!!!!). If I had known that it only cost $200 to have that sucker assembled for you, I'd have paid it somehow so my honey and SIL didn't have to nearly kill themselves building it!

Anyway, I thank you for stopping by my stop on the hop. Below is a list of ALL the hoppers, and at the bottom a button that should take you to Patrice's blog! Enjoy the rest of the hop - you are just over halfway done now :).

VC Rocks


Elizabeth's Stamp Room

Love 2 Stamp

Creative Designs by Jackie

A Touch of SOL

Stampin' Stace

Stamp With Jane

The Love of Stamping

Stamping Fun with Kim

Life with a Wiener Dog

Stampin' At Dawn

Created By You

Stamper Shirley

Scrappin' For Sanity

Bluegrass Stamper Studio



Wanna Be Creative

Scrapbook Kits and more

My Little Patch of Dirt

I Reckon I'll Stamp

Brenda's Stamping Corner

Maddiebug Designs

Stamping in the Moonlight

Stampin' Fevre

Artful Imagination

Pretty Inky Papercrafts


Nichole's Stampin' Corner

Clever and Cute

Mimi To Jett

Shari's Stamp Pad

Blinkin' Thinkin' & Inkin'

Krafting With Karen

Loni's Life

Click on her name to go visit Patrice's blog, the next stop in the hop!


Nichole said...

Great job Nancy! I love the pennants going across the second page!

Elizabeth said...

Great pages, Nancy! I love the banner you made with the pennants!

Lucky you to have your grandbabies so close. My mom is always complaining that she doesn't see my kiddos often enough. :)

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Great layout with the pennant parade! LOve it!

MJ said...

Fun layout Nancy. Great job adding the lettering from the MDS!

Shari said...

Nice layout! Yay for MDS!

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Wonderful job!

Zoe said...

THANKS for posting a SCRAPBOOK PAGE. Just not enough of them. Great job, by the way!!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

love this page, Nancy! I really need to pull out that pennant punch and use it. it is still in the wrapper. how sad.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

love this page, Nancy! I really need to pull out that pennant punch and use it. it is still in the wrapper. how sad.

Carey said...

I love those pennants. Great job on this Nancy. I love your blog.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Brenda Hugar said...

Very, very nice pages. Great pics.

Ellen Kemper said...

The pennant banner is my favorite part too. Well, that and the part about seeing into your grandbabies backyard....

Jackie L Watson said...

Love your scrapbook pages and the layout. Pennants are cute. Great job!!!

StamperShirley said...

Nanc, I am always so amazed at your scrap pages ... love the pennants and colors! Three of my grandchildren used to live 2 doors away when they were little - I absolutely loved it! But now that they are 16, 18 and 20, it's really okay that they don't live quite so near ... lol ....

Anonymous said...

cool that MDS....

Patrice Herrera said...

Well it looked like it came out ok! I Really like your pages I have a hard time w/scrapbooking because there are so many elements with it! The banner, journaling, picture placement and add- on's!

Lorita said...

Love the layout!!

Krafting Karen said...

Nancy love your artwork! But then I always did:)

A Touch of SOL said...

Love the Pennants across the page...GREAT JOB! My fave color is GREEN!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Love your scrapbook pages. Also, I am soooo jealous. My darling grandson is on the otherside of the continent - :-( I'm in VA he is in CA, while daddy is in Afghanistan. I miss them all so much. You are so lucky. TFS! At least you DH and SIL were able to get it put together. My boys know NOT to let their daddy help them with anything like this. He is not a handyman. Actually, he might do okay as long as it is all pre-cut and drilled.

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Elizabeth said...

Very nice. Love that layout, looks easy enough for me to CASE.

Welcome to my Stamping Blog! said...

Love the pennant layout and page!