Sunday, March 25, 2012

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge


Hi, everyone!  Hope your week is going well.

Today am posting for my first ever Papertrey Ink Blog Hop for March - Yaaaay!  i always miss out on doing something for the monthly hops, but this month i was fortunate to have enough time to do something.

Here's the Challenge, from Nichole Heady's page:
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"We are excited to get back to our inspiration challenges for the blog hop each month. For the month of March we wanted to focus on sunshine and the upcoming spring season. What better way to do so than with a fresh color scheme of aqua & yellow. Use the inspiration piece as a jumping point for your color scheme, pattern combinations, overall design or whatever else inspires your creativity. We look forward to seeing your creations!"

Here's a scrapbook page i made:

Title:  Mr. Handsome


The photo is one of my most favorites of my eldest. Everytime i see it i always tell myself to have it framed. And everytime i see it, it never fails to melt my heart :)

My inspiration stemmed from two items: (1) the colors in the photo (aqua, yellow, white/cream) and (2) the arrangement of the items in three rows.

Three strips of vintage cream paper were die-cut with Framed Out #1, leaving negative "windows" or squares.  I've filled these with stamped die-cuts or just stamped inside the window with the inspiration colors.  The sentiment and image stamps came from several different sets (e.g. "proud of YOU" came from Tiny Tags I ("proud of") and  Simply You ("YOU")).

Have stamped the background with BB: Tin Types.

Oh, and there's NO patterned paper involved too :)  I don't have PTI patterned papers.  I would have used some non-PTI but whenever i see a PP that would have coordinated well with the colors, it always got me to think "Hmm, which stamp could i use instead of PP?"  I don't know why, but somehow at the back of my mind i had this thing to use only PTI products :)

Here are some close-ups:
TOP PHOTOThe "windows." Have used several PTI stamp sets for the images and sentiments. 
BOTTOM PHOTO:  The heart columns are supposed to be banners :)  The gingham pattern is from the Half & Half set.

Supply list: 
Cardstock - AC (white), Papertrey Ink (vintage cream, classic kraft);
Stamps - Papertrey Ink (Framed Out #1, Tag-Its #10, Pretty Peonies, Boy Basics: Simple Circles, Heart-2-Heart #1, Gratitude Journal, Simply You, Tiny Tags I, Happy Day, Lighten Up, Flower Fusion #9, Background Basics: Tin Types, Half & Half, Label Basics);
Dies - Papertrey Ink (Framed Out #1, Block Alphabet);
Others - ink (Papertrey Ink, Memento); adhesives - Helmar, AC This to That, EK Success.


Thank you very much for visiting!  Happy blog-hopping!

-Mayol

36 comments:

Kara said...

love this!! great page!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful layout! Love how you mixed the sentiments!

Pam W. said...

Great layout! Love the way you "framed" out the various sentiments. And yes, he is handsome.

Inkyfingers said...

Gosh he really is handsome. What a fabulous use of all those stamps! Great job.

Jennifer J. said...

I like the little boxes with embellishments in there. So neat and clean lines. Thanks for sharing this.

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely stunning layout! I love all of your elements and I love that you create your own backgrounds. I always buy patterned papers and keep them safe for hoarding in my closet. LOL Handmade backgrounds are fantastic.

Marybeth said...

Cute , cute Mr. handsom indeed! Beautiful page layout and love the frames , great job!

missy said...

Such a sweet layout!

Kristii said...

What a sweet layout!! I love all the frames!!! So many wonderful details make this soooo special!!!

cards by cara said...

Gorgeous! Love the pic too and the fact that you are able to line up the background stamp so perfectly - impressive!!

Nancy Guse said...

This is a great layout, love the frames and your son is so cute!!

Renee said...

Great layout!
This is just fabulous!
And very accurately titled as well...
very handsome! :)

Joyce said...

Mr. Handsome--I LOVE that. Such a wonderful layout. I love all the little bits you used.

Dana said...

WoW!! Amazing layout!! Love each way you used the framed stamp!!

Terri said...

Great layout! Love your use of the frames. Your son is a cutie too.

Tina said...

Oh, what a gorgeous layout.

connys blog said...

love the layout and the several options to use the frame out#1 stamp set and die.
Thank you for your comment.
hugs and smiles Conny

Rema said...

Very, very nice! Such a handsome lad.....

Karen C. said...

I love the way you used the various sentiments and the framed out #1 set. Oh so sweet!!

JJ Bolton said...

I just love everything about your layout starting with that pic:) I love your collection of frames! Lots of great ideas here!

kari bell said...

beautiful layout!!

Leigh said...

Wow, this is amazing, Mayol! I can't believe you stamped everything! Fabulous job!

Helen F. said...

This page is beautiful, Mayol! AND you have it aptly named "Mr Handsome" indeed :)

Sara P said...

Love the frames on the scrapbook layout. I picked the die and stamp set up just for layouts!

Chunyuan said...

great layout.

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! Your page is fabulous. Love how you used the frames on the side.
Your son is very handsome indeed!

Jana said...

Very clever and so well done!

Ted said...

Mayol, what a labor of love! So much work went into this...a treasure for your son to hold for years! :) And GREAT choice to make his photo black and white...this causes my eyes to go right to him (which they should). Well done!

Kanani said...

What a great page! So many fun elements!

Nancy said...

Mayol, thanks for your kind comments on my blog, that was so sweet of you. I truly love your entry, oh my all the work that went into that page, your background stamping is "spot on" and all the little frames just too cute. To say nothing of your adorable little boy.
Great job...good luck.
Nancy Lempinen

Karen said...

What a great use for the Framed Out image and die! Works wonderfully.

Lisa said...

Oh he is a Mr. handsome! great project ;)

The Paper Parade said...

Mr. Handsome?! How sweet!!! This layout has so many wonderful details and I love every one of the :)

victoria h said...

Wow, lots of amazing stamping details. Love your framed section.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This page is just so awesome Mayol, so full of detail and fun elements!!

Thanks for leaving some love on my blog, sorry it took so long to return the favour!

Sherrie M. said...

This layout is INCREDIBLE!