Saturday, May 3, 2014

She holds a very special place in my heart | NSD Blog Hop with American Crafts



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Hello, hello, my scrappy friends! Welcome to the American Crafts National Scrapbook Day 2014 Blog Hop! We have an amazing lineup of design team challenges and I hope you'll be inspired to get crafty and participate along with us. 
 Spot a previous AC layout of mine in the NSD graphic above. Just kidding.  I have a fun recipe challenge for you today...

Ingredients:
1 photo
1 - 2 shapes (can be repeated)
4 or more patterns
Embellishment Bits &/or stickers, as desired
Sprinkling of enamel dots, sequins, mist, as desired
A dash of Thickers
A pinch of journaling, optional

Serve it all up on a layout, card or altered project for all to enjoy.

You hold a very special place in my heart by Heather Leopard

I used 1 photo, mostly triangles to form the shape of a heart, at least 10 patterns (I used A & B sides of some papers), stickers, Heidi Swapp mists and enamel dots, 4 sets of Thickers and journaling on the back of the tag. 

I created the heart die cut. If you like it and want it you can download the SVG file here or download the Silhouette file here.
 So I created a cut file, which I enlarged to 10" wide. I then cut it out of white card stock. I adhered the cardstock to a pattern background paper, slightly offset to the right. After that, I ungrouped the file and cut individual triangles from various pattern papers. Once they were cut, I stitched them in the correct position of the heart. I then stitched around the outer perimeter of the hart to give it more definition.
I added the long title around the heart and journaled on the back of the tag.
Two, yes two giveaways today....

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY: Who wants to win some of this gorgeous Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection? This prize includes several 6x12 papers, stickers, die cuts and more...

To enter, just leave a comment on this post by midnight CST on Saturday May 10th 2014, and I'll randomly select a winner. 

RECIPE CHALLENGE GIVEAWAY:  Leave a comment below linking up your Recipe Challenge project for a chance to win a $10 gift card to My Scraps & More, a great new online store that is owned by one of my bestest scrappy friends. Audrey carries the latest & greatest scrap supplies and the best customer service. Just link me up to your gallery or your blog by the May 10 deadline above. 

Now, on with the hop. Here is the full hop list. Now you have no excuse for not making it through the hop. Okay well that might be a bit extreme but make sure you go through the entire hop, leave a comment on each blog, then visit the American Crafts blog to win the super-de-duper prize they are offering!

Next on the hop is Meghann Andrew!

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

108 comments:

PrinzessinN said...

Your layout is so lovely.

Happy NSD!

sandy said...

Great layout so pretty

Nicole McNamara said...

GREAT page! Love the heart! and the positioning of the title! Awesome!

furrypig said...

love how you have created the background patterned paper heart I will have to try that manually! Thanks for the inspiration.

Angela said...

Your layout is stunning! Loving all the stitching and the way you used the Thickers! I can't stop looking at all the details! Gorgeous!

Missy Whidden said...

Wow!! This is amazing beyond words!! That heart and all that stitching...omg! And I love how you used the Thickers...just gorgeous!

Sylvia Ramirez said...

Such a sweet layout .. love the heart placing, stitching couldn't be lovelier!

Happy Scrap Day!

Sylvia

Sheila Burns said...

I looooove the stitching! It must've taken you a year :)

mini mili said...

love, love, love, I love your layout!!

Auror Willow said...

I love love love this layout!

Erin said...

Wonderful layout!!

Margie said...

Beautiful layout! Pinned it!

Margie said...

What a gorgeous layout!! I pinned it, and thank you for sharing the svg file, too!

Terri Beal said...

Love this layout - so creative! Thanks for sharing!

Tine said...

LOVE everything here - one of my fave layouts i have ever seen i think. Love love love the paper pieces heart and the photo is so cute

Cynthia B. said...

Adorable! Just adorable!
Love the different patterned papers stitched in your heart - and all those Thickers!! <3

Kimberly Clark said...

great challenge!! love all the stitching and shapes

Kathleen said...

Wow, this layout is stunning!! And I love your challenge!

Annelies said...

Such a sweet layout! I absolutely love it! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Carol said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration and all the NSD fun!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Taunya Butler said...

Following your blog by email - and love what you did here with the scraps forming a heart!! BRILLIANT!!
Taunya Butler at daisiesgirl.com

Miriam Prantner said...

I adore this layout! That heart is fantastic and I love the photo! Pinning this!

Fleursbydesign said...

Love the big heart - great layout! Happy NSD :)

Angi Barrs said...

Love the heart shape! Fabulous. Happy NSD!

Šárka Vošahlíková said...

Beautiful and precise page
Happy NSD!

Madeline said...

Your pieced and sewn heart is the coolest! Love all the patterns!

Houses Built of Cards said...

BEAUTIFUL layout!!! Absolutely LOVE how you have created your background!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Lalo said...

OHHHH PRETTY!!!

Lene said...

wow, fantastic layout! Happy NSD :)

Melissa Shim said...

OMG i LOVEE LOVE LOVEEE this! only if i was a good sewer i would do this

Nicole Doiron said...

Awesome design. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Niina said...

Lovely stuff - thank you for the inspiration

SweetTownhome said...

Thanks for sharing your heart file. That layout is great!

Amber said...

I LOVE THIS LAYOUT!! So cute!!

Kailash said...

Such a fabulous layout, love all the detail!!

Marcy Helzer said...

Your heart was so amazingly intricate...I adore it! I also downloaded the svg...gonna use this on my next layout! Thanks so much for sharing.

Aline Marengo said...

I loved this page! Is pretty!

Gayle215 said...

Wow! Your layout is incredible, my favorite of the hop so far!

The Constant Scrapper said...

Heather, your layout is amazing. I love the heart of triangles, of course, but I also really appreciate the humor of the title with the photo. :-) Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway. Happy NSD.
Janice

Keathe said...

Absolutely darling! What a fun recipe challenge too :)

marisa said...

What a fun lo!

Wendy said...

Fabulous project here! Happy NSD!

snazzyjj said...

Love your creative layout. I love My Scraps & More. So I'm taking your challenge.

LaMaMaLa said...

Awh! Super cute layout! So graphic yet girly!

Happy NSD!

Lisa P said...

Fabulous. Love, love the title placement and the fun heart.

Стокли said...

Heather, that's one of the most creative pages I've seen lately!

Laura Turcotte said...

Oh My! Heather! This layout is fabulous!! I love it...seriously, I do!!!!

Courtney Cruickshank said...

The hearts are just perfect - LOVE

Sandi said...

Wow! I love your layout....it reminds me of a warm and comfy patchwork quilt. Your title work is amazing.

Susan Penswick said...

The heart is amazing! After reading how you did it, I can see there was a lot of work put into it. Think I might give it a try, and I hope I am as successful as you at it.

Angela said...

Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win.

msecor said...

Your amazing work inspires me! I love your layouts.

Lisa C. said...

Your layout is so beautiful! I'm amazed at all the pretty details! WOW!

Patricia said...

Such a pretty layout! I love how you used all the different pp!

andrea richardson-blaine said...

That's beautiful! Makes me wish I knew how to sew :)

Audrey Yeager said...

Oh my god HOLY STITCHING!!!! I absolutely LOVE this page!!!! I so appreciate how much time you put into this...and it was so worth it! So incredible!

Paula said...

Happy Happy NSD! I love your layout and hope to create the recipe challenge sometime soon! I am in midst of caring for a parent w/cancer and going back and forth to radiation treatments for next 2 weeks, so unfortunately I can't play along with the challenge right away. Your layout is just beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Diana Waite said...

AWESOME-SAUCE!! i LOVE this page--seriously SO incredible!!

stacie d said...

Love all of the stitching details! Great LO!

Helen Gullett said...

OH MY!!! WOW this is just too gorgeous and stunning! Every stitching on the heart is fantastic! Love her picture too so cute :)

Heather Thompson said...

WOW, the amount of detail and work that went into that is crazy!!! beautiful!!

Jennifer Grace said...

Gorgeous! I love the big title going all around the heart! x

Olivia said...

That is one stunning layout! I'll def be giving this recipe a try - it looks delish!

KarenB said...

Your patchwork heart makes me smile - brilliant layout :)

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Awesome heart & stitching! A very impressive layout...adorable photo!

cghundley said...

Very pretty and
creative page!
Love the way
you created the
heart.
Carla from Utah

Lisa M. Zepponi said...

Very clever! The patternwork heart is brilliant! sweet pic.

bettie said...

so much great inspiration on your blog!

Tori Bissell said...

thanks for the giveaways.

Tori Bissell said...

Thanks for the recipe http://cdn.studiocalico.com/gallery_pictures/images/000/248/288/original/photo.JPG

Ashley Horton said...

Love the geometric heart, Heather!! So fun!!

Tracey said...

Wow, amazing layout, so much detail. Happy NSD

Debbie Pereira said...

LOVE that background heart!

Melissa Vining said...

Such a gorgeous layout! I love your pieced together heart!

said...

I really love your layout, so creative and great colors.
thanks for the giveaway

lucretia said...

I've never seen a patchwork heart done like that before - have to give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration.

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Great stitching

Paula Gale said...

WOW - what a fabulous layout using all of those colourful papers... really love it!

I'd love to win your 'Dear Lizzy' collection - it's full of colour and fun!

Paula (from over the pond) xxx

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Thanks for the SVG file and I love that the triangles created a heart.

Jen Schow said...

I would love to get my hands on some Dear Lizzy daydreamer! Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for your continual inspiration!

Анастасия / Anastacia said...

I'm not too late with my comment? Amazing layout and wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Kimberly G said...

I love Dear Lizzy's products. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

Patricia Roebuck said...

Gorgeous Heather! And love the cut file. We download when on computer. Thank you!

Gina Lideros said...

Love all the stitching and triangle pieces! Fabulous!

Robin B. said...

Wow, this layout is fabulous! I love the heart, stitching and alphas, thanks for the inspiration.

MaryAnn said...

Very inspirational..triangles are in ! Lovely photo and layout.

jbonomo said...

Cute layout! Yes, he probably does have all the pieces of your heart too. thank you for the inspiration.

Jan said...

Love the quilted heart!

Janet Zeppa said...

I love how you used so many alphas!!

Lisa Uribe said...

Thank you for the .svg file. This is one of the most magnificent layouts I've ever seen, and Ive seen a lot in the last 15+ years. FANTASTIC JOB!

Meghann said...

That's an awesome challenge, Heather! Awesome layout!

sakehanska said...

I love your thickers. marta

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW wow WOW
LOVE your HEARTY layout Heather!!!
You have so much detail in there with your patchwork of pretty papers but the design works perfectly to lead my eyes along the title, around the heart to the cutest photo - LOVE IT ALL!!! Very COOL way you have used the different Thickers too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

Kanan Pandya said...

Beautiful layout,I really love the way you have used all the pretty patterned papers. Fantastic!! :-)

laura S. said...

This is my favorite layout of the hop so far! Love it so much!

Lucinda said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway. I have an 11 year old daughter that this line would be perfect for.

Gina200 said...

Hearts and triangles together - awesome!

Amy C. said...

Wow! This is stunning and looks like you put a lot of work into it!

antenucci said...

I never noticed your header (or maybe you just changed it), but love the design and especially the colors, my faves! Love your quilted heart design, amazing!

Tracy said...

I absolutely love everything about this page!

Jessibeth Vicenty said...

Omg, the colors and layout are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway :D

Kristen said...

That is a cute layout!

Eye Rony said...

Oh, I really love that Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection. And your layout is such an extraordinary, creative idea, I love it.

Deb Nielsen said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Love it!

snazzyjj said...

This is for your challenge. I followed the recipe, and you can see it here! I used primarily AC papers. Thanks!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100243454@N04/14149136725/

Laura Martin said...

This page is amazing! Thanks for the challenge and the chance to win!

MixedMedia Jenn said...

Wow! Amazing!! Thanks for the inspo

Chris and Paige Evans said...

HOLY COW. This layout is AMAZING. Like, seriously, I love it I love it I love it. Just downloaded your cut file!!!