Saturday, 25 September 2010

A New Catalogue Blog Hop


A group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators have decided to do a blog hop to showcase some of the products in the new Idea Book and Catalogue.  You can view this catalogue online by clicking on the image of the cover on the right of my page.  Hopefully you've arrived here from Christine Blain's blog, but if you've started here just keep hopping til you get back.

Anyway, for my project I decided to do a layout about my son Hudson.  In the last week he's fallen asleep in the oddest places.  He's just crashed in the middle of playing and I've managed to get a photo each time.  It's exhausting being a 3 year old!

I love the way he sleeps in the top 2 photos - bum in the air and his head resting on his hands.

Here's a close up of the mushrooms I stamped along the bottom of the page.  I used the new In Colour Poppy Parade ink and the Funky Four stamp set.  It's such a cute set!

Here's a close up of the title.  I used the Big Shot and the Timeless Type Alphabet die, except I cut off all the serifs (curly bits) on the alphabet to give it a different look.  I saw this idea on Ros Davidson's blog, which is another one of the stops in this hop. 

I also covered the letters in Crystal Effects to give the glossy look.  Each of the little mushrooms in the title is raised on dimensionals.  It's a good way to use up the left over bits around the sheet of dimensionals.  I cut them up into tiny pieces small enough to use on the stems of the mushrooms.

Finally, a close up of the journalling box.  I used the ledger paper from the new In Colour Hostess DSP pack, cut out with the Top Note die.  The journalling reads:

It's happened a few times lately - you've gone quiet and I've wondered "What's Hudson up to?"  You've conked out and fallen asleep on the spot - the laundry floor, my bedroom, and even in the chaos of the craft group creche!

So that's my project - I hope it inspires you!  There are 9 other demonstrators on this hop, and next is Amy Buchanan.  Please take the time to leave a comment on each of our blogs - we'd love to know what you think of our projects. Here are the links in case one is broken along the way.

Ros Davidson

Nikki Sadler

Christine Blain

 Tina Gillespie

Amy Buchanan

Erica Boxall

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Kristine Thompson

Alisha Watson

Judy May

Stamps: Funky Four
Ink: Poppy Parade, Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaller
DSP/Card Stock: Poppy Parade Hostess DSP, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Round Tab XL Punch, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Stamp Positioner, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Timeless Type Alphabet Die, Crystal Effects

Catch you later,



  1. Totally AWESOME page!!! What a fabulous memory to have and now forever remembered!!!
    love the colours and the cool letters!!!
    SMiles SHarnee :0)

  2. Fabulous Tina,they are great photos. Your title also goes so well with the fairy-tale toadstools!

  3. Tina, thats is just gorgeous. I love those photos and you have put them in such a perfect page. Well Done

  4. Super-cute! LOVE the colours, the stamps you've used, and the way you modified the title. Using the Patterns DSP for a journal spot is a fabulous idea. Great layout, Tina; I love it!

  5. So cute Tina, great work.

  6. Oh what a cutie. Great that you were able to snap a pic of his falling asleep moments. Love the page - those little mushrooms are so cute. Love the idea of using the top note with that ledger paper too.

  7. So cute and glad you made the time to scrap those treasured pictures

  8. Hudson is such a cutie, we just love hearing what is happening in his life. Love that stamp set, it's now on my wish list.

  9. VERY CUTE Tina. Lovely page and beautiful photos.

  10. yay you scrapbooked the photo .... brilliant. Will be a wonderful page for sharing when he is older :)

  11. Such a special have captured the moment beautifully, Tina with your pics, your words and your layout.


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