Friday 30 April 2010

Art With Heart Women In Our Lives Blog Hop


Welcome back to another Art With Heart Blog Hop. The theme for this blog hop is Women In Our Lives. You may have just come from Judy May's blog, but if you've started here that's OK - just keep going until you get back to where you started. There are 14 stops along the way.

The Art With Heart team is led by Claire Daly and it is a very talented team that I feel privileged to be a part of. Talk about Inspirational Women - they're all an inspiration to me!

Today I chose the women in my family as the women in my life who inspire me. My mum and my 3 sisters are all incredible women who have achieved so much. I decided to do a layout inspired by them. The photo is from Christmas 2006. Unfortunately it's the most recent photo I have of us all together. The layout is based on Sketch 35 from the blog Got Sketch.

Here's a close up of the title. I googled scrapbooking titles and came up with 'We Will Shine'. I thought it was a perfect accompaniment to the journalling I had in mind.

Next is a close up of the flowers. I first stamped the stem stamp along the edge of the Old Olive card stock. I stamped it one way, turned the stamp 180 degrees end stamped it again so it looked more like a vine along the edge of the DSP. Each of the flowers was stamped, fussy cut and adhered to the page, some with Dimensionals.

Finally a close up of the journalling block. I achieved this shape by cutting a Top Note Die and then carefully placing it back on the die, but at right angles to the first cut. I cut 2 of these shapes - One in Garden Wall DSP and One in Rich Razzleberry. I cut along the perforations of the DSP shape so I could matt it on the Rich Razzleberry. I love the shape it gives, and it was better for this page as I didn't have enough journalling to fill a whole Top Note.

Stamps: Cottage Garden
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence Stampin' Write Marker
DSP/Card Stock: Cottage Wall DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White
Other:Big Shot, Stampin' Up Top Note Die, Stampin' Up Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

So that's it for me! You're now off to Kathryn Manglesdorf's blog. If you're not a Stampin' Up Demonstrator you could win some blog candy. All you need to do is leave a comment on every blog before 6 am Monday 3rd May and then email Nikki Saddler ( to let her know you've commented on each blog. Good Luck!

Here's a list of the other blog participants in case a link is broken:

Kathryn Manglesdorf
Alisha Watson
Nicole Rouillon
Kathryn Lowe
Ros Davidson
Nikki Sadler
Tanja Westwood
Kristine Thompson
Sue Madex
Gayatri Murali
Christine Blaine
Di Dunk
Judy May

I hope to see you for the next Blog Hop - we have them on the last day of every month.

Catch you later,



  1. Lovely layout, Tina. I think it's way past time you all had another photo taken together; you share such a special bond.

  2. What a great layout. I love the photo and that Cottage Wall/Cottage Garden combo looks perfect with it.

  3. That's a lovely way to celebrate your close family ties - wow, all that cutting out - those flowers look great!

  4. Beautiful scrapbook page, Tina! Beautiful colors and journaling too.

  5. This is my favourite stamp set Tina. I love what you have done with those flowers. Good Job.

  6. Great layout of the girls in your family... Now to make the effort of getting everyone together for a photo again...

  7. A lovely page Tina. Love the flowers.

  8. That's a fabulous layout Tina, but I think the thing I love most about it is the way it speaks from your heart - my favourite type of scrapbooking. Great job - am very proud to have you in the Art with Heart team!

  9. Lovely layout Tina. I especially like what you have done with the flowers!

  10. Love your layout Tina, what beautiful, bright and cheerful colours, that looks a great photo of your Mum and you girls.

  11. Tina, I love it the flowers look like they were just scattered down the page, simply lovely

  12. I love your layout Tina, The colours are lovely and I adore the journalling. It really is special.

  13. Beautiful Tina. I love flowers.

  14. A fabulous keepsake that captures the women in the family in the moment! Beautiful colour choices that work together to accent and contrast each other. something to be proud of and treasure!

  15. Tina what a lovely scrapbook layout of your special ladies in your family. Loving this stamp set and matching designer series paper.

  16. hi, the page is stunning, i love all of the cut out flowers, i envy anyone who can cut out straight without losing alot of the image, as a left hander i find it hard to cut with out losing some of the image, so i say bring on the punches

  17. Well Tina, you were obviously inspired by the strong and loving women in your life! I love the colours togther and the strong focal points of of the blossoming flowers, what a wonderful tribute!

  18. Gorgeous, love the million flowers!


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