Friday, March 8, 2013

Anything Goes Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paper Piecings By Nikki March Blog Hop "Anything Goes". Our Design Team went crazy and did what ever they felt inspired to do.

If you arrived here from Patti's Blog then you are in the right spot. If you want to start at the beginning, please go to www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com. Here's our line-up in case you get lost along the way.

Nikki - www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com
Patti - www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
Linda - www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com
Amanda S - http://scrapbookinghayven.blogspot.com/
Debbie- http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Barb - http://mommaducksblog.blogspot.com/
Amanda B- http://thescrapoholiccandyshop.blogspot.ca/

For my project I made a super cute scrapbook layout.  It was inspired by the window card I made last week and one of Nikki's new files.
I wanted to make this layout look like the side of a house.  I took coordinations sandable stack and scored it at every 1 1/2 inches and then sanded the score lines to give it a weathered siding look.  I placed the window card in the upper left hand corner with Pookey bear peaking out the window at the
Rainy Day Bear, as if he is checking to see if it is ok to come out and play.  I used the trees for "shrubbery" from the Campin Crazy file.  What I did was combined them in my Silhouette studio software and then used the print and cut feature.  Then popped up the Rainy Day Bear on pop dots to give it some demension.

Using the card on the layout gives you plenty of room for pictures and/or hidden journaling.  This is a picture of one side of the tri-fold card open..

And here it is fully open - total photo mats are 5 - 4 with the tri fold card and one matted on the upper right hand side of the layout :)  I love using cards for this reason - you get a lot of real estate on a 12 x 12 sheet of paper.


Now hop on over to Amanda and make sure you leave a comment on each stop along the way. When you're done hopping, check out the new items at our store, www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com , and 'like' our facebook page for weekly challenges and fun giveaways!

Thanks for taking time to hop with us today!

12 comments:

Linda said...

Now that is a creative idea using a card for journaling. Like your layout.

Toni Jo said...

I love the trifold. What a cool idea.

Chris said...

Thanks so much for the mat idea :) I just love love love this layout :)
Thanks for showing
Chris

Pamela Lash said...

Too cute - what a clever LO!
Cyberhugs........Pam

Julie's Creative Pieces said...

Awesome IDEA!!!! Love it!!

card0050 said...

Very cool idea to use the trifold card as a way to journal. Thank you for the inspiration.

Andrea Harrison

pam said...

I love they way you used the page for decorating and then use the matts as photot or journaling Ive done this especially on christmas photos when you have so many.

**********************Barb said...

Great Layout!

Lovebug Creations said...

So cute!! Love the hidden journal spot! Smart idea!!!

Bug hugs
Kimi

Debbie said...

Linda I just love this layout, and the window is so amazing I have to look for this cartridge, I guess it's a new one, I haven't seen this one yet, thanks for sharing
Hugs
DT sister
Debbie

Moments by Marla said...

Super cute page!!!! Love the layout and the files you used!!

Debi said...

I love this bear with umbrella. Another great layout - where's the baby????