Thursday, October 13, 2011

True XOXO Blog Hop!


Good morning! It's finally here, the True XOXO Girls blog hop! If you are following along in the hop, you should have come from Jaclyn's blog. If not, just head back to the True XOXO blog to start up from the beginning and join in on the fun! Up for grabs, if you comment on each blog and head back to the XOXO blog and let us know you commented: a shot at being our fabulous guest designer :) We're pretty fun to hang out with on Facebook, I'll tell you what.

Some team members are even giving out prizes, including *moi*...I'm going to make sure you've commented on all blogs to be put into the hat. If you scraplift us, any of us or all of us, you'll have extra entries into the GDT drawing. If you scraplift ME, I will give you **2** extra entries into my own personal prize drawing :) That's up to 3 chances to win my prize drawing, and up to a whopping 15 chances to win the GDT spot! Cool? Yes! Of course I don't have a picture of my prize, but I will be ordering something just for you :) You have until October 20th, so get a move on!

Ok...without further ado, here is my layout. I was challenged by Jaclyn to take inspiration from this picture:


Of course, how could I ignore all of those shapes? The triangles, in particular, really jumped out at me, and this is what I came up with:

I must say, I love this layout! Those who follow my blog know that I love doing picture-less layouts, and I also scrap my children chronologically. This alphabet is something my now 9 year old did when she was 5. She was constantly writing as a child, from the moment she could write her name. I came across this in the "memorabilia drawer" (yes, I actually have a bureau devoted to memorabilia for each member of our family, it's the only way to keep it all so I can scrap it eventually) and knew it would be great for this layout. I dug out my Scraptastic September kit for this one, featuring the fun Fancypants Off to School collection.
The title features fun foam Thickers, which I accented with Baby Blue Stickles.
The fun chevron-like pattern was simple to create. I just punched squares out of the different patterned papers in the collection and cut them in half, arranging them in this way. Simple, and definitely a cool effect!
The journaling: "Most kids your age turn to TV, toys, or art projects when they are bored at home. Not you! Instead, you pull out paper and practice your writing. I love how academics and reading are your favorites! {Kindergarten}" More Stickles accenting the journal spot.

There it is! Hope to see you scraplift some of us, and be sure to hop your way through all of our blogs and comment for your chance to win the GDT spot!

Your next stop on the hop:


Don't forget, if you scraplift my layout, be sure to come back and let me know for 2 extra chances in my prize drawing! Now get scrappin!!

35 comments:

Darlene S. said...

I love the idea to use a square punch for the shapes! I have a square punch that I've used maybe one or twice that needs some loving! Great colors and design! :)

PS. SUPER cute blog design!

Zackalor said...

How wonderful that you keep all of this stuff from your kids and record/document it! I wish I had thought to do that! Love what you did with the paper at the bottom!

Jennybean said...

I love that you did a layout of your daughter's handwriting!

KateB said...

hey girly! You guys are doing a great job!! love all teh triangles too and believe it or not, I have a memorabelia (sp?)drawer too all with the intention of scanning stuff eventually :):)

KateB said...

ps-is that button "not my style" for real???? LOL

mustangkayla said...

Great layout! I like the colors that you pulled from the photo!

Lisa Watson said...

Great way to use your kid's memoribilia!!!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I love your interpretation of the photo and that patterned paper border is awesome!

WillieburgScrapper said...

FUUUUN! LOVE the triangles- they look like chevrons when laid out and that's a fave trend for me right now. The handwriting is such a great moment to capture- this is a great page!

TracyM said...

love the idea of a non-photo scrapped page! Great memory.

Carrie's Corner said...

Great take on the picture challenge! Such a fun border and agree with others that it reminds of me chevrons.

Carrie
cau0617 at yahoo dot com

Miss Jaster said...

great take on that photo!

karen In Houston said...

What a great take on the challenge, love how you incorporated your child's memorabilia on it, super job.
karensneedle@sbcglobal.net

antenucci said...

What a great lift from your picture!

Amy said...

what a great photo-less page! Love how you accented the Thickers with Stickles, very cute detail.

LisaM said...

Wonderful photoless layout!

anazelia said...

what an awesome idea for a page.

Cheryl said...

Hi Khristen,

this is brilliant! the colours match perfectly, and I love seeing photo-less layouts that work. Loving the chevron-inspired border too!

Cheryl x

Loobylou said...

I wish I had kept more memorabilia- You've inspired me to start now! Great page

Nicolle Kramer said...

Awwww what a super cute LO! Awesome idea to use your daughters practice printing papers...thanks for the inspiration..:)

misty said...

I love this...very cool!

Christa Uttley said...

I really admire your comminttment to chronological scrapping and being so organized to know where fto keep them and find them for great moments like this!
Great layout!

Erika Taylor said...

What a wonderful thing to scrap. This is a memory indeed and your layout is the perfect way to preserve it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Erika

Jeaunes said...

What a great layout! I think it is always hard to scrap something like that, but what you did looks awesome and a great way to preserve that memory!!!!!!!!!! I love your blog, especially the halloween theme!

Anonymous said...

I love doing layouts that capture so many memories, great LO.

krafybre@yahoo.com

Sherri said...

aw, what great journaling.

Andrea Fogleman said...

I love layouts without pictures. It alows for a place to store those nonpicture items.

LisaM said...

You have inspired me to use my son's writing on a page. Thank you!
Here is the link to my page: http://lisasscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/2011/10/finally-some-scrappy-time.html

Anonymous said...

Waayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too cool!!!! Love this one!!!!! Hugs Alesia
scrapaholicaef@yahoo.com

wustaz said...

I have a note that my kids left me on Thanksgiving morning last week and you have inspired me to scrap it. thanks so much!!!!

wustaz said...

I did lift your idea of making a layout without a photo and I used a letter my kids left for me. I have it linked up on the main blog. check it out. thanks for inspiring me

Lindsey said...

super cute! the shapes definitely inspire me as well. that inspiration pic is so yummy, I was trying to figure out if it was fondant or ganache so I could eat it. (=
Fun!

xoxo
Lindsey

suscu said...

Very difficult for me to make layouts without photos. Well done this is a beautiful piece.

Jasmine said...

Love that you have captured such a sweet memory without having to use a photo! And thank you for showing a simple way to spruce up foam thickers...I had never thought of that!
Jasmine
http://alittledabofglue.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii64/scrapaholicaef/xoxoxo%20blog%20hop/?action=view&current=shapesscrapliftchallenge.jpg

I didn't come anywhere near the niceness of your layout but I tried and like the end result. Huggers Alesia scrapaholicaef@yahoo.com