Tuesday, April 6, 2010

AAM SWEET SPRING DT BLOG HOP

Welcome to AAM's Sweet Spring DT Blog Hop! The blog hop will officially go live on April 7th and will run through April 21st.

If you are already blog hopping with us, you probably got to my blog from Siobhan (our fab guest DT), but if not and you want to play along and win prizes, head on to the AAM's blog to start!!!

The current challenge revolves around the theme "Self-Improvement: Your Biggest Flaw". This is the layout that I created:

Journaling (hidden inside the kraft envelope): I always have this concept of what beautiful is - - and have forced myself to measure up to it that most of the time, I end up having short-cuts that are otherwise unhealthy and short-lived. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I have to remind myself that it is in the imperfections that real beauty shines through. Got to embrace the not so perfect me. February 2010.

Supplies: Papers: Webster's Pages, Alphabet stickers: Webster's Pages, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Pearl centers and fabric heart embellishment: All About Scrapbooking, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Paint: Making Memories, Sparkle mod podge glue: Plaid, Pearl pin: Maya Road, Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Watercolors: LuminArte, Other: Sand, kraft envelope, lace, corrugated board.


I still don't have that coarse gel medium so I improvised - - I used sand (which I first used here and got featured over at Bella Blvd). It turned out sparkly - - all thanks to Sparkle Mod Podge which I used not only as a sealer but also as a paint extender!!!

Lots of handcutting actions, details and dimensions in this Webster's number. (I pray my master Iris approves. ;o))

I will be offering a prize on April 21st at the end of the blog hop. Here is how to enter:
Each person can receive up to 8 entries.
One comment per person= 1 entry.
Become a follower of my blog= 2 entries.
Complete the AAM challenge (must be a new project) and link it up here by April 20th = 5 entries.

I will pick a winner randomly on April 21st. The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate from Cocoa Daisy. Do link up your entry over at AAM's blog as well as aside from my giveaway, a yummy kit from Treasury of Memories is up for grabs!!!

Whew!!! I won't hold you for long - - time to get going coz' your next stop is Michelle!!!

Enjoy hopping, winning prizes, and being inspired!!! Hope you'll play along with us!!!!

janis

35 comments:

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Janis,
Thanks for your sweet email. Wow! Your layouts are really detailed- lots of work! I'm sure it's a delight to look through your album!

bessie said...

Hi Janis!
your lay-out is so pretty! Keep it up.

Lou said...

Gorgeous LO. So much to look at.

Melissa Elsner said...

Janis you never cease to amaze me!!! :)

Heather said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous layout!!! Love all the hand cutting!!

Mod Podge Amy said...

So pretty!

Charlene said...

Wowsers Janis each and every time I look at your layouts they keep getting more beautiful. I didn't think that was possible cause they are all so amazing. Thanks for sharing!!!

kristen said...

Hi Janis I just found you through Mod Podge rockS... I love your site and your work !
My family is from the Phillipines though I have never been...someday I would like to visit :)
It is nice to 'meet' you!

Ashley said...

Your layout is gorgeous!!

Anne Marie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love all the fussing cutting and detail!

Clair said...

Janis! Your layouts are always so full of intricate little details which make up a beautiful whole. Just like you! x

Mo said...

such a beautiful layout! wowza!

Diana said...

WOW!!!! Just GORGEOUS, I love that technique, I think I need to give it a try.

*Monica* said...

Your layout is gorgeous! There is so much detail to it!

Rani said...

Janis!!!You are amazing!!!! The details are just fabulous!

Sophia said...

Love your LO Janis, every detail is just perfect.

Stella said...

WOW! What a layout! I could sit here and look at it all day long and I think that I would still find something new that I hadn't noticed before! Great detail!

Carrie said...

This is beautiful! You do great work!

twistedsoda said...

This totally blew my mind. So fabulous. I love every little detail and element! Bravo!!!!

chenguna said...

As always you did an amazing page! Luv all your hand cutting, Im sure Iris is proud. ;)
Michelle M.

lisa westphal said...

Wow Janis!! Your details are AMAZING!! Awesome LO. : )

Bec said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!
Love your use of the sand!!
Your layout is gorgeous!

Rach H said...

Wow! This layout is amazing! I love how you layer everything! Can you teach me?

scrappinmomto2girls said...

what an awesome LO! I love the colors and I am always doing the same thing but thinking that I never quite measure up even though hubby reassures me and reminds me that God,him and my girls love me for the inside and out.

Thx for a great giveaway!

Terry Oulboub said...

Janis, I love your LO; truly you have a way of mastering a story to paper like none other. I love the meticulous cut-outs to complete the story and beautiful doesn't even describe you, girl! YOU are awesome; a total beauty - embrace you!:)

@100 lbs. ago said...

Hi, Janis! Lovely LO, as usual! So much work and love go to each and every one of your creations! Beautiful just like you!

stay scrappinpretty,
Ate Lil

mulberry station said...

Wow, what a beautiful layout! Love it!

Michelle said...

Stunning, LO!!
You rocked the fussy cutting and all the details on this LO!!
Love it!!
I love that Webster's Pages collection!!
Hope you have a fabulous day!!

scrappygal said...

Well you know I love your work!! it is always gorgeous!! BTW, I am now a follower of your blog! Wish I had come by sooner!!

Arlene said...

Janis, this LO is pure ART. eyecandy.

Scrappin' Sisters said...

I love, love, LOVE all of the detail in this page. It makes me want to go scrap something up right now! Thanks for sharing with us!

Lynnette Davis said...

Wow! You really went away with this challenge! I LOVE this!

Here's my take:http://desperatearmyhousewife.blogspot.com/2010/04/ive-been-inspired.html

and I believe I'm already a follower as it wont let me follow you again when I click the follow button.

ceruleanblue said...

Beautiful Janis, great technique with the sand too. I have some Mod Podge which I'm not brave enough to use yet lol!!

Julia Sáddi said...

So.... beautiful!!! xox Julia

Dora said...

girl, you are the queen of layering!!!!!

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