Sunday, June 9, 2013

Joyful Stars June Blog Hop Later Sk8r

Welcome to the first ever Joyful Stars Blog Hop! We are so excited to share our creativity with you using Close To My Heart products.  If you have arrived from Nancy Brown's blog you are right on track.  If you are just happening by, you will want to start on Joyce Houck's blog. There are about a dozen talented women participating this month and we hope you will enjoy what you see, leave a comment for us, and be inspired to create your own artwork with Close To My Heart.

This month, I am featuring a layout made with our Later Sk8r collection.  If you follow my blog, you know that I have a pretty active 5 year old son named Joshua.  This paper fits him perfectly! He recently had a play date with his godfather and they had a blast! I had to capture these important treasured memories in his playtime scrapbook.  To really highlight the papers "play hard" theme, I used our exclusive Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut gears and blinged them out using Artisan Studs.  I used a lot of direct distressing with my Outdoor Denim ink pad to make the gears and papers look worn and torn.  I used my scissors to rough up the edges of the photos as well as some 3D pop dots to add dimension to the gears and the rubber Later Sk8r shapes for even more texture and pop!


Here are some close ups...



I hope you have enjoyed seeing my creation! Now hop on over to Crystal Davis' blog.  I know she has something beautiful to show you too! :)

If you liked my project, please leave me a comment! If you would like to follow my blog, please click on the "Join this site" button on the left side of the page. Feel free to scroll down and view some of my past posts.  You can also find my artwork on Facebook at Stephanie Loves Scrapbooking.

To learn more about the products that I used in this layout or about my upcoming classes and vendor events please view my calendar, contact me at stephanielovesscrapbooking@gmail.com or visit my Close To My Heart site to purchase products online.   Thanks for stopping by! :)

Happy Crafting! :)

26 comments:

  1. Awesome layout! Love the picture of Joshua riding his bike. It seems like he's riding right off the page! So happy to be blogging with you on this hop!

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    1. Thanks Crystal!!! I am so happy to be blogging with you too! :)

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  2. Your layout looks great! I love what you did with the gears. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  3. Stephanie,
    I love your layout. This is my favorite paper probably because I have boys too! The gears you cut with the Artiste cartridge are great.
    Betty

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  4. I use Later Sk8r all the time with photos of my son, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. I am inspired by you to make double pages layout, never done it before :D
    And I like how you arrange your elements on the pages, very neat and creative.
    So glad be part of the blog hop team with you this month :)

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    1. Thanks Helen! :) Glad to be part of the blog hop with you too!

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  6. OH MY!!! What gorgeous layouts. You are SO talented. I want to be a scrapbooker just like you when I grow up!!! *Ü*

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  7. I have 3 boys, so I know all about the playing hard. I love the way you distressed and roughed up all the wording. Very clever layout.

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  8. Great layout Stephanie! Those Cricut gears have been on my list to cut...but haven't not cut them yet! Thanks for your inspiration! just LOVE the gears! :)

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  9. Really nice layout! I love the way you "roughed up" the words on you page and the use of the cricut gears. Perfect boy page - I might just have to lift this one :)

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  10. terrific layout - love the almost steampunk-y quality to it - and the embellished gears with the bling are fab!

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  11. fun layout. great job with all the gears!

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  12. Your layouts are always so much fun Stephanie. My boys are now grown but I still have old pictures to scrapbook and four very active grandsons. Thanks for the inspiration. So happy to be blogging with you.

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    1. Thanks Jeanie! So happy to be blogging w u too! :)

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  13. Really fun layout. I like how you distressed your page and how the words look a little crumpled.

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