Friday, March 1, 2013

My Happy Place Scrapbooking Sketch & PaperHaus Magazine Blog Hop

It must be the season for hops! I've got two going on right now here on my blog. If you're looking for the Lily Bee Design Blog Hop, check this one out first and then visit the post below (or it might be two below). 

Welcome to the PaperHaus Spring Fling Blog Hop! 
Today we're celebrating the release of the Spring Issue of PaperHaus Magazine! There's a ton of amazing projects and inspiration in it. You can download a copy of it HERE. Get the latest inspiration and stay up to date on upcoming calls by liking PaperHaus on Facebook. Speaking of Spring, I'm loving the weather and the fact that we can be out & about having fun outdoors again. We've been spending a lot of time at the local parks, going on bike rides, etc.  

I'm sharing this layout I created of my youngest daughter testing out her new bicycle. While this photo was taken in October, it reminds me of the warmer Spring weather so I was definitely in the mood to scrap it.

Pretty Painterly Paper (35973) - Lucky Charm, Noteworthy Paper (35963) - Lucky Charm, Junk Drawer (35968) - Lucky Charm, Bright Bauble Paper (35970) - Lucky Charm, Lucky Coin Paper (35978) - Lucky Charm, This & That Paper (35960) - Lucky Charm, Printed Chipboard Shapes (85655) - Lucky Charm, Die-cut Cards (85649) - Lucky Charm, Amy Tangerine roller date stamp, Roller Date Stamp (59162) - Lucky Charm, Studio Calico Mr Hueys mists.

I mitered distressed strips of paper layers into a diagonal "V" offset slightly on the page. Some have vellum layered on top and others have vellum layered underneath. I then stitched over each strip.

I'm apparently addicted to vellum again. I love that it can be used to add another dimensional layer and also tone down portions of the papers to make other elements pop. My journaling is located here on the blue tag (on white paper that is hidden).

Check out the Spring Issue of PaperHaus Magazine HERE!


I'm giving away some of my Little Yellow Bicycle stash to one lucky person who follows my blog and leaves me a comment telling me what the weather is like where you are right now! You have until midnight March 7th to do this as well as complete the hop. I will announce a winner shortly after the blog hop ends.

Your next stop along the hop is to my super talented IRL friend, Diana Fisher. I've also included the full blog hop list below. You're more than halfway through (unless you are starting the hop here)!!!

PaperHaus Blog – 
Frank Garcia – 
Ivana Camdzic – 
Trina McClune – 
Jodie Lee – 
Lisa Gregory – 
Stacey Young – 
Maiko Kosugi – 
Fun Stampers Journey – 
The Piece by Piece – 
Corri Garza – 
DeeDee Catron – 
Audrey Yeager – 
Sabrina Alery – 
Patricia Roebuck – 
Jess Mutty – 
Anna Sigga – 
Susan Tutt – 
Rommel Okuma – 
Bente Fagerberg – 
Izzy Anderson – 
Jennifer Grace – 
Christina Heeren – 
Gina Rodgers – 
Lori Hairston – 
Paper Issues – 
Peg Hewitt – 
Georgia Heald – 
Leah Crowe – 
Jodi Baune – 
Heather Leopard – YOU ARE HERE!
Diana Fisher – 
Kate Vickers – 
Sarah Andreotti – 
Leah Farquharson – 
Cathi O'Neill – 
Missy Gener – 
Marilyn Rivera – 
Julianne McKenna – 
Vivan Keh – 
Jelissa Mei – 
Sara Zenger – 
Emilia van den Heuvel – 
Linda Brun – 
Lisa Duke – 


Chris and Paige Evans said...

This layout is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!

Margie said...

GORGEOUS layout!! I pinned it!

Andrea said...

oh my such a wonderful page! It is gloomy and 30 degrees here!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great bold layout, the stitched chevrons are fantastic and I love the photo!

Lesley G said...

Loving your colours, your layout has warmed me up on this cold March night

Shanna Shands said...

Amazing layout!

Buffy Esser said...

Oh I love your layout...all the layers and the stitching! hmmm the weather here in Wi its looks like spring if your just looking out the window,the sun is shinning bright....but open the door and you freeze LOL
I'm a new follower!

Tiffany said...

love your layout!!! the weather is super nice here. im located in Nevada.

Diana Waite said...

Oh my FANTASTICALLY SUPER page!! I seriously LOVE the fun design on this Heather!

TJ Butler said...

Love the stitched Chevron elements on this page - the weather here is sunny and a balmy 46 degrees. But the sun is shining!! I just became a follower of yours!

Ashley Horton said...

Such a fun page Heather!! Love the way you created the big chevron with the different paper strips. Our weather changes from hour to hour, so you never know what you're going to get!! :)

Linda said...

Love the layers amazing page, no spring here it's been raining for days

Monica said...

Love your layout. Currently it is 38F but we are supposed to get in the 20's this weekend. burrr.. last blast of winter before spring hopefully. Maybe next weekend or so I can start planting. Love your blog.

Gillian said...

amazing layout and love the stitching

Patricia said...

This layout is stunning Heather! I totally love that V and hope to lift this idea soon! I'm a follower and here in AZ we had beautiful weather today- it was 80 degrees!

Angeline said...

I am a new follower and your layout is BEAUTIFUL! I just pinned it :)

It's summer all year round where I come from. So much sun and rain too

Laura Turcotte said...

Beautiful layout!!!
The weather here is snowy....we got another 2 feet of snow yesterday!! AGAIN! I love winter, but we had an obscene amount of snow this winter---I'm ready for spring!!

Wendy Brassart said...

What a fantastic layout! Great style! The weather here is very gray skies, just a fresh layer of snow on the ground, and it is 26 degrees out! Brrrrr..... (Pittsburgh, PA, 3/2/13)

curlyqmosaics said...

This layout is amazing! I especially love how you created the chevron in the background!

isa@scrapdisa said...

Amazing and beautiful layout. Love the lucky charms papers too. I just ordered them... and you gave me inspiration. The weather here in Lyon (France) is cold and grey, but the snows of this week is finally gone. Spring is just around the corner... let's hope ;)

Lisa P said...

Gorgeous layout but I expect that from you! You are extremely creative. Love the chevron design you made. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Debbie said...


Mcintsi said...

Cold! Snow is on the ground but spring is near! The birds are coming back and a chipmunk was up and about this morning! :)

langeatheart said...

Gorgeous layout! The layers almost make it 3D! THe colors are perfect and so is the picture! TFS and for the chance to win!

Janet Zeppa said...

What a creative page!! Well we just arrived in Florida and it's cool and overcast!! :(

Pam said...

It's been gorgeous here. ^0's in the afternoons, 30's at night. Love TExas in the winter and Spring and Fall.

Love your LO !

Kirsten said...

terrible weather in QLD, australia at the moment. im sick of the rain. its rained for like the last two or three weeks and now its really windy

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Great layering on the strips, must remember that idea. The weather here in the UK is cold. So ready for spring to arrive.

Karenladd said...

What a unique layout design! It reminds me of a bedroom with a ceiling fun! As for the weather here...sunny and warm with a breeze! Just perfect!

Krystie Bohmer said...

I like the use of vellum on your lo, the stitching looks great as well as all those layers!

Krystie Bohmer said...

Oh and yes, the weather . . . Well it's in the early a.m., dark outside and cold . . . Brrrrr . . . Like 33 degrees.

Pamela Romero said...

Great Layout! Following you now. The weather here in sunny So Cal was quite warm earlier today which made it seem like the start of spring/summer. Then this afternoon it started getting a little chilly. We are looking forward to some rain this week.

Ava Gavloski said...

great optical illusion with your layout... love the color tones on this one.
ava g

gmadew said...

It's not to cold right now, but the forecast says we're in for another snow storm tomorrow.

Ami said...

The weather here? Changing! We are getting rain into snow tomorrow and then it will be 50's and 60's by the weekend. But I love near St. Louis and we are soooo used to this stuff!!!

CorinaT said...

Your layout is wonderful - currently, here in NL, Canada the weather is kinda "grey" and there is a light mist in the air.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

What a beautiful layout. I love it...I have followed you for a while now. The weather here is icky...Raining and cloudy. Not very happy weather at all. But at least it is not as cold and snowing like it was yesterday... HUGS

SuziQinTX said...

Oh my wonderful layout! The temp is about 55 and it is very windy today not like our wonderful 81 and sunshiny day yesterday!

Cheryl Fricker said...

I live in Western NY and the weather here has been cold (30ish). Snowing one day, raining the next, crazy. I can't wait till Spring. I'm a new follower on your blog. Thank you for giving us the chance to win your RAK : )

BethW said...

Right now the weather is rainy and miserable-typical spring here in swampy so Ga.I adore this layout.In my mind-this is how "scrap"booking should look.You did a wonderful job on this.Look forward to learning more from you.

Jennifer Grace said...

Amazing layout! I love the vellum layered up with your giant chevrons! The weather here today is grey again, after a sunny day yesterday that made it feel like spring was coming. I hope we have some more of the sunny days soon! x

pattyk said...

Great l/o. very girly with all the layers. Cold and snowy here in ohio!

Melissa Stinson said...

This layout is amazingly gorgeous, Heather!

And it's insanely cold (well, for the south) here right now. I can't wait for it to warm up!

Peg Hewitt said...

We have sunshine for the first time in over a week :-)
Love your page,the design is so striking!

StampNK said...

New follower on your blog on this wet and windy day in California. Oh yes, and did I mention how cold it is??!

Jean said...

Gorgeous inspiration!!

Penny Smith said...

This layout is AMAZING!! WOW!!