Saturday, March 17, 2012

The One with the American Crafts + Scor-Pal Blog Hop!

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American Crafts has teamed up with Scor-Pal to do a fun little blog hop to show you how this scoring tool can enhance your scrapbooking layouts, cards, and projects!
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Here is the layout I made for the hop:
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FAMILY OF 3.5

Journaling says: It's so fun to think that in just a few more months we'll be a family of 4! Chris and I often say to each other, "That's like a real family!" We're sooo excited to have a son and a daughter. I look forward to taking another one of these cliche photos with another little person between us. Is it July yet?!

How to: Score diagonal lines every 1" across a light gray cardstock background using a Scor-Pal. Score additional lines at the corners. Punch 1" squares from a variety of patterned papers and patterned vellums (I used the new Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line) and then adhere them randomly across the background. Straight and zigzag stitch using dark gray thread down some of the squares. Embellish a few of the squares with wooden buttons, flower stickers, and a heart sticker (pop up the stickers with foam tabs). Place a photo on the bottom right side using foam tabs. Sew two tags together then make a title on it using woodgrain Thickers and aqua mini alphabet stickers. Stamp a sentiment/date in black ink below then set a sentiment banner sticker above. Embellish with a polka dot chipboard cloud above the title.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, patterned vellum, wooden buttons, stickers (flowers, heart, mini alphabet, sentiment banner), woodgrain Thickers, chipboard cloud, tags, sentiment/date stamp, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Ink: StazOn; Square punch: Marvy Uchida; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Scoring tool: Scor-Pal
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Think of all the different kinds of backgrounds you could make using a Scor-Pal! I can't wait to try this technique again!

Next on the hop list: the oh-so-talented Pamella Brown.
And here's the full hop-list in case you get lost :)

Corrie Jones
Amy Heller
Katie Tate
Leah Farquharson
Diane Zechman
Mandy Koeppen
Melissa Mann
Paige Evans <---(you are here!)
Pamella Brown
Rahel Menig
Tami Mayberry
Suzy Plantamura
Virginia Nebel
Lilith Eeckels
Shimelle Laine
Julie Koerber
Jamie Harper
Leslie Ashe
Lisa Andrews
Piradee Talvanna
Heidi Sonboul
Steph Ackerman
Jenny Chesnick
Scor-Pal

For a chance to win this little set of AC goodies, leave a comment on this post by next Friday, March 23rd telling me something good that's happened to you today!
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Enjoy the hoppity-hop! (Hops should be on Easter instead of St. Patrick's Day, eh? :)

PS - I hope you're wearing green or consider this your virtual pinch!

171 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

SWEET! Love this design! Givin' me some ideas girl! :)

Daphne said...

Great layout - love it! After some days of fog and lots of clouds I could see some sunshine again!

Mandy said...

This is absolutely fabulous! I love the smart usage of the tool! Thanks for the idea!

Meerjungfrau said...

Gorgeous page! I just love Dear Lizzy!

Tami Mayberry said...

Awesome design! Thanks so much for hopping with us today!

vixen said...

I'm wearing green. Phew. LOL. I finished half of my workload today, and that's considered my good thing that happened to me (or I did to myself, rather) of the day. Hehe.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a great layout. I love the background.

steph said...

Awesome background technique.

nfaband said...

WOW, this is a gorgeous page, I love that design you created, and what a great way for people to use up scraps, now I know I need a scor-pal. Thanks for sharing this design with us.

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Lerato said...

Love your unique layouts. So sweet. I can spend the day with my grandpa and care for him. There couldnt be anything better, serious :-) Tine

scrappingmabel said...

wow love this layout am so enjoyin this blog hop! I am celebrating st patricks day with my family and we are all wearing and eating green things to-day!

Gayle215 said...

Wow! Great layout & technique. I'm copying this layout ASAP!

Anne Essex said...

Gorgeous and great use of scor-pal.

Mary-Anne V said...

congrats on the new baby coming ...it is a very exciting time when you are going from one to two kids. Love the scored layout adds so much. I got to sleep in today so that was GREAT!

KellyG said...

I really enjoyed seeing how excited my 4 year old was this morning to discover all the pranks the leprechaun played on us! LOVE your layout, so awesome, great design!

Katie said...

LOVES the layout! Thanks for the inspiration!
<3

Annette said...

wow your layout is just so awesome...I love how you scored the entire page..looks amazing..thanks for sharing..

MaryAnn said...

yes I'm wearing Green but I'm Canadian not Irish love your scoring design great idea.

MaryAnn said...

forgot....my granddaughter is coming for a sleepover...that's my good thing that happening to me today..do not see her often enough...

Carolyn Wolff said...

Oh my! I am so inspired by your layout. That background is spectacular. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Samantha said...

What a fabulous idea! LOVE IT!

Saturdays are always one of my favorite days because my sweet little guy always comes to bed with me to snuggle. For some reason he always wakes up bright and early on Saturdays, but is never really ready to get up. Thats the best thing about today :)

em said...

cute! :)
a great thing that happened today? the sun is shining...it's saturday...my whole family is home. it's a great day!

Cynthia B. said...

So excited for your family! And wow, your page is gorgeous! Love the scoring+patchwork idea.
What's making me happy today is my family's heading home from Spring break. We've been in Florida all week and are driving home to Texas today. It's been fun, but I'm ready to be home and sleep in my own bed. :)

Allison Taylor said...

love that layout. Next time I see you, I really want to scrapbook! Something good that happened to me yesterday.... I went to these incredible hot springs an hour away in this town called Pocatello with some friends I just made the other day. I feel like I've known them forever! Maybe rexburg isn't so bad :)

naomi said...

We are celebrating my sister's birthday today and I helped my 2 yr old nephew decorate her cake with stacks of icing and 34 chocolate eggs!!!

Monica said...

WOW! That layout is awesome! And what a great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win!

Sara said...

Love, love, love! The LO, the pic, and the colours. Beautiful!

Nelmarie said...

Your are so creative! This layout is awesome!

Jennifer said...

I love this page!
Here's something good: my husband is back today after being away for 10 days! I can't wait!

lizzie said...

That is such an amazing technique!! Love this Lo!!

leah said...

Oh, Paige! This is absolutely FABULOUS!! I LOVE what you did! Have a wonderful weekend! L

wendipooh13 said...

totally IN LOVE with your page!!! stunning!!!

angie gutshall said...

Paige, that layout is so cute! I love how you used the scor-pal!

Christina said...

Oh how I love your Layout!
Thanks for this idea!
Christina

GrannyB said...

Love the layout, the picture is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Great background, love the checkerboard..great idea! Hugs! Leah Ann

Christina said...

You've outdone yourself again Paige, no wait, you do that every time I come check your blog! I love how you use paper and tools in such creative ways!

Jennie P. said...

I just love your background. Such a beautiful page. I want to try something like that background. It would be a great way to use up scraps of papers.

Sabrina said...

i love your layout. the background looks amazing!!!

Polka Dot Door Designs said...

Beautiful Layout! What a great technique.

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Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun layout! Love the scoring on the cardstock and the little bits of paper that you selected to add in. Great job as always!

khengyan said...

I super super love your LO...such a heartwarming photo, such great ideas, and oh, I feel your excitement... thanks for sharing

Nancy said...

Love that effect on the LO. I found a lost pair of earrings today that made me smile

Kris Berc said...

What a fun use of the scor-pal! I will have to try that. I actually made a dent in the mountain of laundry today... that's a good happening around here lol!

Snoopy said...

WOW! I love your background technique. I'm already envisioning a Scrabble board background with a layout of my Mom playing with the kids.

As for today, we got a wonderful care package from DH's grandmother with all kinds of yumminess inside. It just goes to show, you're never too old to be spoiled ...lol.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

http://snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

The Farris Family said...

Great layout! Thanks for the chance to win!

Melinda said...

Awww...what a sweet layout! And love the details on it!

beckyjune said...

Your page turned out amazing, Paige! I love the idea of doing the diagonal score lines. I have a Scor Pal but don't pull it out enough. I really need to use mine more.

ruth said...

Adorable layout!!! Best wishes for your new little addition!

Scrapinandie said...

:) love this layout !
Somthing good that has happened to me today is that I am finally feeling better! Been sick all week !

KindleLover said...

I've been pinched! I love the grid technique!

Lilith Eeckels said...

THIS IS SOOOOOOOOO AMAZING PAIGE. Just LOVE it!

Jenn said...

how creative to use the scoring to create a pattern. Love your color combinations. this page is so sweet.

Regina said...

What a gorgeous LO, absolutely perfect! I enjoy your creativity!

Lisa C. said...

What a beautiful layout!

Laura Stewart said...

cute page!

AmyJ said...

Very cute layout. I love everything about it.

Cynthia said...

Love the colors and the layout...and the 3.5 made me smile! Too cute!! And the something good that happened to day is...the sun is shining and the birds are chirping and the windows are open! Can't ask for a better day to enjoy the great outdoors!!

Brenda said...

At first glance, I thought you did paper weaving! Then - I got it!!! Fabulous!!! What an inspiration.

pruts said...

love love love this idea !!!!!

Heidi Y said...

You made a beautiful layout!! Today we are enjoying time with my BIL, in town for a marathon... Have a great St. Patty's Day!

Dawn said...

I took my sons to see their first show at the theatre, so cool! Congrats on your wonderful news!

Elena Stefanidou said...

This is a super idea!Today i took a long spring walk and felt really happy!

Alex said...

How awesome is this! I love this idea! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Resa said...

Wow! what a creative way to quilt a page. great job!!! I am going to Pin ya!!!

Valerie said...

Love how you used the grid on an angle. So cool.
Good thing from today: both my kids scored in their basketball games. A very good day indeed!
Happy St. Pats to you!

Margaret UY said...

Loving the grid and the stitchings...

9isfine said...

Loe your pretty lay out. I'm going to try those diagonal lines soon!

Bethany Becker said...

I love the cardstock on your layout. It has such great texture. Great topic for your lo as well. Thanks for sharing.

scrappingnomad said...

What a fab page! So creative! I am happy today because after a few weeks with a sick child at home she is fully recovered and we went to the zoo tolhis morning!

Margie said...

I love this! So creative and unique! Pinned it!

snoozin81 said...

I really love all the dimonds and how it allows you to incorporate so many different papers. Beautiful.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Sweet layout and great title too!

Karalyn said...

Love it! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Robin said...

Awesome design for this layout!!! And what a fun photo in it!!! Thanks for the idea!

rlovew said...

I love the design with the scoring. What a fabulous layout idea as well. Something goo that happened to me today was my solar cooking working correctly to make a great snack.

tampatha said...

this layout is great! I love that pattern and such fun layers in your layout!
For me the great thing is that my 2.5 year old son finally went potty today! After weeks of struggle it was so rewarding! I think the whole cul de sac heard us cheering him!
Tammy

karennarelle said...

love this and you can do it to match whatever size punch you have! brilliant! mwah

brenda said...

Love the background you made with the scor-pal, such a clever idea!

carpediem said...

love the diagonal scoring on your layout! highlight of my day was to hear that my little great-nephew scored three goals at his hockey game today! laura j

Shirley said...

Wow to that layout! Love the patterned paper scattered throughout the grid.

breezeg said...

So sweet! Beautiful layout! TFS!

Wendy Thompson said...

Your layout is just beautiful thanks so much for sharing

Anita Braddock said...

Supper Awesome Layout the colors and the way you arranged them is cool love the Diamond look adding the buttons along the way is perfect. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

scrappymo! said...

Today I babysat my grandkids! Yay! Oh, just in case you don't think that is special enough...my 5 1/2 year old grandaughter coloured horse images from 8:30 to 11:30 and barely stopped for a drink and cookie...next week (second week of spring break) she is going to make them into cards.

Second best thing...she wants her own blog to show everyone her horse cards!!!

Love your diagonal scored page!

Anelsie said...

Wow! This layout is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!
Something good that happened to me today was reconnecting with very special friends at a birthday party. We had a blast! Thanks forth chance!

Shilo said...

Love your grid background! So clever! I would have never thought of that! Very cute layout too!

Gina said...

Fun technique! I really like the basket weave look of this layout!

deanne34 said...

The your use of the Dear Lizzy line.

KatKat said...

Lovely layout! I m going to Il Divo's concert tonight. Yay!! Thx for a chance to win!

Hanna-Marie said...

OMG, i reaaally really love your layout! *saving it in my memory for inspiration*

JuliaA said...

That's such a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win!! X

Riette said...

What a lovely layout! The give-away is so generous. Thank you.

Carla said...

What a nice photo.
Like the whole look of your page and the stitching is awesome this way

Aga said...

Adorable layout :) I love the cute cropped pick and your fabulous scored background!!

Fresh Delight said...

The Dear Lizy Line is so beautiful! Unfortunately I can't find it in Belgium *BOEEEH* :(!

xxx
Ellen

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful and I love the design with the diamond background! I never think to do that on LO's, thanks for the new idea! Today I got to sleep in, and that was good! hehehe! Thanks so much!
Lisa

heatherlynn said...

I truly love what you have done with this layout! Spent glorious time with friends on Saturday, our weather has been summer like!

tallulah1 said...

Fabulous! I love this layout! And what a great way to use some scraps!
I am going to make this for sure. Scoring the background makes it that much more awesome!
I spent St Pattys Day wandering in the yard photoing wildflowers that are just starting in the mountains of NE GA. Also got one really cool shot of my refection quite by accident, but can't wait to scrap it ! Planning on wandering again today. Thanks for the chance to win and sharing your awesome layout.

Benessi said...

great design, love the LO!

Linda said...

Hanging out with my two little sweethearts always makes my day happy!

Sonia said...

I LOVE your page! What a neat idea to make diagonal lines on the paper! Adding little squares here and there- great! I have to try this!

Melissa said...

It's so sunny outside today! Makes me happy! :)

Love your page! I'll have to try that scored background myself!

Ravengirl said...

Such a great page and a wonderful photo! One great thing that happened to me today was that I got to sleep in as my daughter had spent the night at her grandmother's house last night. Then she was very surprised to see Leprechaun footprints and the present he had left for her :)

Emily Mae said...

I love the score lines, I never thought of doing that! So cool!

Mig said...

Awesome design and such an adorable little boy!

I am so grateful for this mild winter and that spring will be here soon!

Cheryl S. said...

This layout is amazing. I'm definitely pinning it on Pinterest as inspiration. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Cathie said...

I love your layout. what a great way to use a scor-pal! I'm definitely trying this one. thanks for the inspiration!

jbonomo said...

Love, love, love you layout! thank you for the post......I'm one of your biggest fans.

Nitasha said...

Pure cuteness, Paige! love the technique you used for scoring the background paper! Hope you and your family had a happy St. Patricks day!

Lucinde said...

Love the scored details!

blupixy said...

What an awesome background! Had to pin this so I remember to try this some time! Thanks for the inspiration!

Alia said...

Wow, love that design with all the little squares!

Luanne said...

i love the design and how fun you scored your layout

enzam said...

Beautiful page!!! I was able to sleep in today. My hubby got up with the kids...it was wonderful. Thank you for the chance!

enzam said...

Beautiful page!!! I was able to sleep in today. My hubby got up with the kids...it was wonderful. Thank you for the chance!

I'm just a simple gal said...

Very cool, I would have never thought to use the score pal the way you did. Great layout!

Sara said...

I love this design! And such a cute photo. :) I got to sleep in a bit today. Thanks for the chance!

bailey said...

Adorable page! So creative.

Amanda said...

Cute Paige! I love the tiny journaling in the squares!

Sandy said...

I did wear green and I LOVE the scoring you did. Perfection!

reneezwirek said...

Love this LO! Fab design (as always) and I just adore the title...SO sweet! Something good today...well...after a party celebrating my daughter's 5th bday yesterday (yay for my St.Patrick's Day Baby!), it was SO nice to just take the day to relax and clean up. Ha! Yep, cleaning up is so relaxing to me. Have a great one and thanks for the chance to win!

Cheryl Leong said...

wow... this is beautiful!!!!! a fun way to use scor pal! thanks for sharing

cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

zgagi said...

Fab page! Love the scored background!

Fifi said...

today I woke up before the alarm having had a great night's sleep :D

Marlena M. said...

Such a fun layout with lots of interest and color. Priceless photo for sure!

connie said...

LOVE the background!

Denise van Deventer said...

What a lovely and beautiful layout! The sentiment is also so precious!

Vanessa said...

Love this LO! Something good...pancakes for breakfast! YUM!!

Debra said...

Awesome design...inspiring!

brooke. said...

I love those clothespins!!

pegg said...

Perfect page! I love the background pattern you made with the scor-pal. I'm definitely trying this!!

I had a great weekend enjoying the spring weather, but it's back to work :(

Christi said...

today the weather is just perfect!

Michelle Huegel said...

let's see...something good today... I had some yummy coffee this morning. That's about it. LOL! I need something good to happen!

JulieJ said...

That os so lovely. I just left a comment to say that I might try this for one of the grid LOs I have in the pipeline!!!

Ellie Augustin said...

WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!! I have to do this! OH sorry I just got to excited (or is the the AM coffee?!) This is super GOJUS :) Love it!

Michelle said...

Always love to see your layouts! Something great that happened today is that the sun is shinning and it is nice outside.

RDCadwell said...

This layout was so fabulous...Family 3.5! Love it!

Rachelle said...

Love your blog pictures. They are fantastic. Awesome layout you created. Time to hop along.

karenelr said...

I got to take a nap! Whoohoo! Thanks for the chance to win your scrap goodness! I love love love your layout!

UnikeByYes said...

Page this is soooooooo SWEET. This thechnique I gotta try!! If possible today ;) TFS
Have a lovely day!
Liz
unikebyyes { at } yahoo { dot } com

Jenny said...

LOVE your page!!!!!

Barb Thompson said...

I woke up this morning and its was snowing outside. I thought it was just about Spring! Is that a good thing? Would love the chance to win. Beautiful layout. Very nice!

Gail said...

Love this LO and thanks for the how-to! I'm going to try it for sure!! As for something great that happened today... my 2 year old son told me he loved me- always great in my book (even though it happens nearly every day!).

LauraP said...

OMG I LOVE this layout! I am going to have to bookmark this one for future use!!

Jan said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the diagonal score lines!

Heather said...

Today I walked outside from class and it was nearly 80 degrees and sunny! Crazy for March in Michigan!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love this scrap page, it's amazing

Caryn S said...

The scoring pattern on the background is such a great idea! love how you filled in the diamond shapes randomly.

Nelliebell said...

cliche photo....super cute I think!!! I found out after 3 years of dialysis I will be getting a transplant later this year!!!! how's that for some good news....yowzaaaaa!!!

sclugo said...

Great idea...love the design!

Carol said...

Great project! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue D said...

Great layout--I like how you made the background. Good thing --I was able to work outside in my garden today.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

amazing scene! i love how u scored it diagonally! .something good happen today. my brother's bday!

Michele said...

Adorable layout and 3.5 is so smart & cute!

Gi_ab said...

What a great layout!! Congrats on your cute boy with amazing hair and on the coming baby gal!

Thanks for the chance to win these yummy goodies!

Sending you sunshine,

gi

Fran Siquierolli said...

It is really adorable. Great ideas!!! Tks!

Ashley said...

Cute, cute photo and cute, cute page to match!
Something sweet that happened to me today... baby kisses after she woke up from her nap!

Stacy said...

I love your layout. You have some great ideas (thanks for that!)

Svetlana said...

very lovely layout!!!
It is almost Spring here! I'M SO HAPPY, I love warm and hot weather
Thank you so much for colorful present!
Svetlana xx

Jeannine H. said...

That layout ia absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

МД в картинках said...

Oh, I love this grid pattern! Beautiful bright LO=)

BearFamily said...

Great page, love the design !

Jennifer said...

something good: I just got some fabulous news!!

Katherine B said...

OMG- LOVE LOVE...the angle of the pic, the scoring, the colors! Something good today?? I got a party invitation to my 1 YO great niece's birthday party! ps-the haircut post was adorable :0

teacakemake said...

What a stunning layout! Nice and bright, love it! Are you excited about scrapping for Jane? I bet you are!

Candace said...

My hubby woke up with the kids &let me sleep in.

*reyanna klein* said...

SUCH a sweet layout. I almost cried at your journaling. Awwwww! Hooray for new babies and growing families. :-)

Lisa Arana said...

fabulous, that scoring is too cool!