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Friday, July 31, 2009

Hop To It!!! AdornIt Blog Hop!!!

Hi all!!! Welcome to the AdornIt Blog Hop. We girls over at Scrappin' Mojo have joined forces with AdornIt to have "blog hoppin' time" this weekend and we want YOU to join in!!! So, if you have started at my blog you should go back to the AdornIt blog so you make all the rounds, if you are here from the hop WELCOME and read on - our next blogger will be at the end of my post!!!

I jumped at the opportunity to participate thinking this will be easy peasy! My daughter, Caitlin, was one of the 5 winners for the AdornIt Teen Chix contest last spring so I figured she had LOTS of stuff - let me tell ya, the box that AdornIt sent her for winning was piled full of fun stuff but.......................GAH!!!................she informed me that she had used it all!!!! With all the paper I have I knew I just had to have some AdornIt stuff to work with but after searching through the mountain (it was a mountain cuz I had it all out going through it) of papers I found one, yes 1, ONE piece of AdornIt paper!!! UGH!!!

Part of my papers that I had to go through:


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So 1 piece of AdornIt paper to work with - this was gonna be challenging! I found a really old picture of my grandma and me - early 70's - in what she referred to as a "moo moo" that she made to match hers. The picture is not a real good pic but it is a scanned Polaroid from the 70's so what can ya expect? LOL Regardless, I love this picture because it has amazing memories with her.

I ended up using my lone AdornIt paper from the Nancy Jane Collection - Aged Line Black, Thickers, Prima swirls and Prima flowers.

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I made a mat that opens so I could do some journaling inside and, here is the coolest part, take a pic of the "moo moo" because my Mom still has it!!! Unfortunately my Nana passed away in the late 90's so I can't get a pic of me and her together with it but the memories are there and that is what counts!!!

Here's the matted pic opened so you can see where I will place the journaling and the new pic:


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So, now that you have hopped to my blog it is time for you to move on and see what Kelly Waterman has in store for you!!!

Thanks for stoppin' by and happy scrappin'!!!

27 comments:

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great design!! Love the bling!

Penny Smith said...

Thanks for participating in the "hop"! :)

Janelle said...

lovely!! i just love pink and black, great job!!

bakscrap said...

Turned out great. sometimes our scrappy dilemmas turn out to be our most fabulous work.

Georgana said...

Karen - that story is soo funny! I'm so glad she had used it all, that means that she like it. Your page is adorable, I love that it is interactive. Thanks so much for participating!

mcgeechs said...

Very cute layout, considering you only had one piece of Adornit paper. Thanks for sharing.

Samantha said...

What a pretty LO! Love the memories the pic holds for you!

Zarah said...

Love that! So pretty!

Amy said...

Very nice LO!! I like the colors you used and you made great use of that Adornit paper. TFS

S said...

I love the mat that opens for journaling idea. I'll be sure and use that soon. Thanks for sharing.

scrappymommyof3 said...

Very cute layout! I just love the story behind it all too!

paperprincess said...

Pretty layout!

laura vegas said...

well, i like what you did with your one lone sheet of paper. lol! that's too funny that she wouldn't share with you :)

connie said...

Karen beautiful LO!

Jen said...

Oh, I love your layout! I adore the colors you used!
Thanks for letting me stop by!
Hopping along..!

kaybee + rnb said...

i just love the pink and black. u gave me an awesome idea using a flap to store journaling and an extra pic! great l/o

kaybee + rnb said...

i love the pink and black colors! i also think that's pretty clever making a flap w/the journaling and another pic!

BabyBokChoy said...

lovely layout!

Adornit Chix said...

great layout you are so talented! thanks for hopping w/ us :P

Adornit Chix said...

great layout

Baseballmom said...

Hey girl! I just stopped by to tell you that I missed you and Cat! Your layout of "Nana" is fabulous (like always). Hope to talk to you soon. - The "other" Karen

P.S. Tell Cat "hi" for me.

Kyla said...

Way to rise to the challenge! That layout is stunning. Love the black and pink and those cute little embellies. Thanks so much for sharing!

Shannon said...

love it...

Night Shift Nancy said...

Hey! I come to Albuquerque a lot! :D I love your project and the colors and everything. Found you in the blog hop and I am going to be a follower if that is ok! Awesome job! I enjoyed my visit!

Sarah said...

Brilliant idea to have a fold out area for more photos!! I'm just hopping by on the blog hop!

Peek at My Paper said...

So So So beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

pysselpetra said...

very stylish with pink, black and white

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