Friday, May 13, 2016

Hat's Off! Blog Hop

If you are here for the Year of Card Techniques, please go HERE or do it all and check this post out, too!
Welcome to the
Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Graduates everywhere! You should have arrived from Vicky. If not please go back to the beginning.  Your first stop on this special hop is Connie Can Crop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.

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One lucky winner will win a $15.00 gift certificate for their shop! Be sure to check out their shop online HERE. Visit them on Facebook HERE.

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment, letting them know what you like best about their projects. You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 5/18/16 at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Lately, I seem to be doing more cards than anything. And that's a bummer. I have a wonderfully messy craftroom, with a gazillion supplies and things to do... but can't seem to find time to work on a page or two. (You know... because cards go together so much faster and easier.) So, floating through my scrapbooks which are totally NOT chronological. They're kinda all OVER the place... just like me! I came across this wonderful tribute to my nephew and of course my at the time 2yo, and all the other faces and places in there. I love this layout. It makes me smile... and remember good times.
He "graduated" from a Catholic elementary/middle school and moved on up to high school... We ate at... wait for it... Chuck E. Cheese! (I always try to include memorabilia from the occasions/places. Here is the program chopped to fit! and some fun things from C.E.C.)
I "fussy" cut and pop-dotted my nephew up in the middle of the page. Afterall, it WAS his day, right? And I had to give him a little more attention here...
And I surrounded it all with gold stars. That IS the ultimate sticker on a paper to have, right? or am I showing my age, here?
Stencils and chalks... some of my fave go-to's for titling. (and see the CLEAN C.E.C. plate that I cut stole cut up? EVERYTHING goes! when it comes to scrapbooking!)
And everyone that was there? Made it into a photo or two or maybe they didn't... I don't remember!
And here's the two-pager (together forever). Chalk and 1/4 cuts tie it all together. You can make almost anything coordinate by linking with chalks, or cross-putting the same papers!

And if you're interested in some of my previous work... Thousands a couple of years ago... I made these for a couple of graduation gifties! Check out the OLD post!

Up next is Sarah. She's sure to have something grad grand to graduate advance you to the next level!
Here's our line up in case you get lost:


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Connie Can Crop Challenge #46
Dads and Grads
due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, May 31st.
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  1. I really like how you popped him out! your fussy cutting was perfect! great job!


  2. Great layout! I still use gold stars in my scrappin'! ;)

  3. Don't you just love going into your scrapbooks and looking through your memories. This is a wonderful layout and I'm so glad it made you smile. As always, it was a pleasure hopping with you!

  4. Grand LO's for super memories - TFS!!

  5. Great way to incorporate lots of pictures!

  6. What a awesome layout! A nice way to share memories.

  7. aaww I got so very emotional looking at this.. thank you for sharing a glimpse of your family with us all

  8. You did a great job on your layouts. The fussy cutting really made a big difrence. Great Job!

  9. This is such a beautiful layout!! Great job and thank you for sharing your story with us!!

  10. So sweet. I love your layout. Great job. TFS and for hoping along. Good luck in the drawing.

  11. What an awesome layout complete with momentoes. I just love it!! Thanks for being a part of this hop.

  12. Amazing layout! thank you for sharing!


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