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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Inspiration LO ~ BugBytes Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Bug Bytes Blog Hop!!  We were asked to create a project around the sketch below.  When I think of my "Crafty Me" I always start with photographs when creating a layout.  So, instead of a photo of me crafting, I thought I would share a photo of what inspires me most ~ my family!  I also loved this orange paper and since I was wearing orange in the picture it just made sense to combine the two!!

Here is the sketch our wonderful Pam created!  I liked it so much that I used it for a layout of my nieces too! 

Here is the complete Blog line up in case you get lost along the way:

And now on to my layout!!

Look at all of that patterned paper!  This is the most patterned paper I have ever used in one layout!!

I put my piece of "negative" paper down to use as a template to line my letters up.

Stuck them down and carefully peeled away the template.  Perfect placement every time!

I added some twine and hemp cording to the banners.

I added some journaling to my layout.  I used one of my edge punches to detail the side.  This paper is the reverse side of the striped paper.

I LOVE flip flops!  I just had to include these because you can see Tanner's flip flops in the picture.  I put a piece of hemp cord right above the flip flop paper with five knots tied in it ~ one for each of us.  I used mini glue dots to keep it in place and taped the back of the paper.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my inspiration for scrapbooking!!!  Your next stop in the hop is the fabulous Cricut Couple!


Kelly said...

Sweet layout. Love the tip about using the negative as a template for plcing letters. Think I need to do that x

JenL said...

Great take on Pam's sketch!

Michelle said...

Great LO - love the idea of using the negative to line up the title. TFS.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great page with plenty of detail. love that it is your family that inspires you. TFS

Pam said...

What a great interpretation of the sketch. Yes - family is what inspires us to craft dont they? Love your layout. TFS

CREATIVE M said...

Adorable Layout!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Very cool LO, Lori! Love the layering and the use of twine.

Debbie said...

Love your layout Lori ! I really like how you did the banner piece. Great pic too !

Anonymous said...

Great LO!

Jeannie said...

NIcely done!

Happyscrapin said...

Great LO! I love the tip on using the negative for perfect placement of your letters!

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Cricut Couple said...

It's amazing Lori! How fun was that sketch? I love the banner work and had a blast making mine! Always inspiring! I just love your interpretation!!!

Josie0602 said...

Love this take on the sketch! Great tip on lining up the title!!


Violets Corner said...

Fab layout, I like it a lot!

Warm hugs

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Kimberli said...

What a great take on the challenge, love the colors in your LO - perfect combo!