Saturday, 7 August 2010

Art With Heart Blog Hop: Males In Our Lives


Welcome to the Art With Heart August Blog Hop. This month, with Father's Day just around the corner, we have chosen a theme of Males In Our Lives. If you've started the blog hop here, that's fine. It's a circle so just keep on hoppin' round all 9 blogs 'til you get back here. Remember to leave a comment on each blog and then if you're not a SU demonstrator email Nikki Sadler at to be in the running for some fantastic blog candy.

The Art With Heart Team are a fantastic group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators led by the very talented Claire Daly. You may have just come from the blog of one of those team members: Christine Blain. Christine is also a member of the Helping Hudson team. The Helping Hudson team has a blog set up to raise funds for a KidWalk for my son Hudson. If you'd like to know more, please check out the Helping Hudson blog.

OK, on to my project! I am honoring my eldest son Alex in this blog hop. He is a fantastic big brother and very protective of his younger sister and brother. Hence the title: Brotherly Love.

I took this photo on Ada's last day of Kindy. It was one of those moments that I was lucky to capture, as I wouldn't normally have the camera with me. As we walked out of school after picking up Alex he put his arm around Ada's shoulders and started telling her some of the things she needed to know about starting 'big school'.

I cased this layout from one I saw in Scrapbooking Memories magazine: Kellie Lusted's layout on page 84 of Volume 12 Number 7. For my layout I used the Haiku DSP papers and matching card stock.

There was lots of layering in this layout. It took me 2 evenings to put together. The first was all the cutting, sponging and stamping and the second evening was adhering it all down. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

So that's it for my project. Next you're off to see how Kristine Thompson has celebrated the men in her life.

The Art With Heart Team run a blog hop on the first Saturday of every month, so be sure to come back next month for the next hop!

Stamps: Circle Circus, Basic Phrases, Short Order Alphabet (on the retiring list!)
Ink: Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, More Mustard Marker
DSP/Card Stock: Haiku DSP, More Mustard, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron
Other: Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, Top Note Die, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Paper Snips, Circle punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Stamp Positioner, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Staples

Here are a list of the other blogs in case a link isn't working:

Christine Blain

Kristine Thompson

Nikki Sadler

Dianne Dunk

Alisha Watson

Sue Madex

Kathryn Ruddick

Judy May

Catch you later,



  1. What a beautiful moment to capture, between Alex and Ada, and a lovely way to honour Alex, Tina. LOVE the stapled ribbon!

  2. What a lovely moment to capture Tina and for Alex to look back on.

  3. Wow what a great project. ...and such a special moment. Love all your layers no wonder it took you so long! Well done.

  4. A beautiful photo Tina, and you have showcased it so very well with your layout.

  5. What a lovely big brother! TFS this special moment! Love the DSP you have used!

  6. Oh I just love the feeling that your photo captures. A real photo to treasure. Love the layering on your stunning layout.

  7. Oh Tina, I love it!!! The photo itself made me go Awwww but altogether it made me go WOW!!

  8. Wow Tina!! What a layout!! It's amazing! Alex is going to have a great time looking back at this later on!!

  9. Beautiful layout and adorable picture Tina :)

  10. Great layout for a wonderful moment :) The different shapes and soft colours all work well together to showcase such a precious photo. -Lynda

  11. I have been looking forward to seeing how you would scrap that photo, and you've done a lovely job - love all the layers and details and that frayed ribbon!

  12. What a gorgeous photo! This layout looks complex, yet achievable...I may have to steal some of your ideas! Thank you!

  13. What a wonderful moment to treasure! Big brothers can be wonderful when they're not pinning us down and threatening to drool on us (or was that just in our family?) hehe great layout Tina, I wish I had your patience!

  14. Great foto of big brother - a great page, lots of work on that one. Awesome

  15. Beautiful page Tina - such a special photo - I was waiting for you to scrap it. Love the layout.


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