Saturday, May 4, 2013

Two Scrapbook Friends Progressive Blog Hop!


I hope everyone is enjoying the progressive blog hop!  If you are arriving at my blog and have not visited the Two Scrapbook Friends blog, you should start there.  All the details are posted here!

The hop began on Joanne's blog with a stunning sketch that she created.  



She created a layout based on this sketch.  Each designer that follows her on the hop will incorporate a new element of their choice plus any previous elements and then post their version of the sketch.  

So without further adieu, I would like to share my layout based on the sketch and including the elements that Shelby, Jayne and Christa challenged us to use.  

Before I do, I would also like to share my creative process......

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I shared this because I wanted everyone to know that everything does not always run smoothly when I create.  I felt it was a good idea to insert my partially finished layout into the Silhouette to add some details with a sketch pen and upon unloading.....this is what happened!  Grrrrr!!

Here is my layout with Shelby's 'striped paper', Jayne's 'anything wet' and Ann's 'stitching' elements added.  My element is to distress!!!!  I sanded the edges of my photos (and I guess you can count my distressed chevrons too, but I did fix them)!


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The striped paper is shown on a strip across the photo and behind the punched out sections along the left side and top of my layout.  My 'anything wet' is the mist that I used on my background.  I stitched my banner together using some black twine.  

For now, that is all I can show you.  You will have to return here and to the Two Scrapbook Friends blog on Monday, May 6th to see my finished page.


To play along, all you need to do is hop from blog to blog (in order) and leave a comment on each of the seven designers blogs.  

If you complete the entire Hop, and you leave a comment on each Friend/Designer’s blog and the Two Scrapbook Friend's blog by 11:59 pm on May 6th,  you will be entered in a random drawing for a great prize! In addition, if you accept the challenge and create a design of your own and upload it to the Two Scrapbook Friends Gallery b11:59 pm on May 31st, you will be eligible to win ANOTHER fabulous prize!

Finally, all the FINISHED TSF/Designer creations will be revealed on the Two Scrapbook Friend's blog on Monday, May 6th.


Here is a list of all the Blogs in order:



23 comments:

  1. You triumphed over adversity!

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  2. Ack! But I would have thought the Queen of Silhouetting would never have a problem like that. You need to sit down and have a one on one with your machine. ;-)

    Fabulous page!

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  3. Cute zebra....what do we add to the mix from your stop though? Didn't see a new element unless the die cutting was it?

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  4. The silhouette does have a mind of its own. Sometimes less than perfect is better than perfect. Love your take on the sketch.........

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  5. Thanks ladies! JoAnn, I added 'distress' to the list. I went back in and made it bold so it is more obvious. Sorry for the confusion.

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  6. Gorgeous page Carolyn... I never got sick of distressing... Looking forward to create a layout of my own.

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  7. Such an awesome page! I love all the little details and your chevrons are fabulous!

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  8. Great! The distressed photos looks awesome!

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  9. Carolyn, good to know that you can be like one of us sometimes when we do face some similar problems like you did!

    Thank you for adding "DISTRESS" I was also trying to figure out what it was this morning when I quickly glanced through every blog this morning.

    Your layout is just amazing and is cool that chevrons blend in well with the zebras!

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  10. Great take on the sketch. Like the chevrons.

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  11. Oh my goodness. I love your layout already!! Doesn't need a thing but can't wait to see the finished product!!! Sorry you had an "oops". Makes us feel better knowing you professional gals have them too! hee hee Thanks for the inspiration--I have some great zoo photos that need some attention. Hope you have an amazing NSD!!!!
    Lynne G

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  12. sorry your machine DISTRESSED your layout. Be back May 6th to see the whole project.

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  13. (pressed enter instead of space)

    anyway cute photos...love the results so far...

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  14. Love the chevrons they look fab, what a great layout, who knew neutral could be soo fab, gotta try this.

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  15. great photos and love your zig zags!

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  16. I like how you used the chevrons on your page. The Zebra is cute too.

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  17. Distressing is a great addition! You fixed the Silhouette's boo boo very well.

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  18. Great layout already!!! I love that you rose above your Silhouette caused 'distress' and made it look fabulous. Looking forward to the final reveal.

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  19. Louise (Mamilou)May 6, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Great page Carolyn. And yes sometimes Silhouette does what Silhouette feels like doing like cutting "not on the paper" when on the screen it does look like it will hit that @$# sheet of paper!.
    Great page so far. I see you have just posted the finished product so back up I go to see it.
    P.S. thanks for the delivery on Saturday.... awesome!

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  20. Great job Carolyn. I love this zebra in the page.

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  21. Cannot wait to see the finished album! He is going to cherish it :)

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  22. Such a fun layout. I have the distressing worked it.

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  23. You Did a great job with this. Your layout really fits well into this book for your kiddo.

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