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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
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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:

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

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

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

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  4. Gorgeous page! I just love Dear Lizzy!

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. What a great layout. I love the background.

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  8. Awesome background technique.

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  9. 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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  11. 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

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  12. 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!

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

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  14. Gorgeous and great use of scor-pal.

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  15. 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!

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  16. 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!

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  17. LOVES the layout! Thanks for the inspiration!
    <3

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

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

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

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

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  22. 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 :)

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

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  24. 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. :)

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  25. 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 :)

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  26. 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!!!

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

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

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  29. Your are so creative! This layout is awesome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  38. 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!

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  39. 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.

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

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  41. Beautiful Layout! What a great technique.

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  43. 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!

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

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

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  46. 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!

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  47. 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/

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  48. Great layout! Thanks for the chance to win!

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

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  50. 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.

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

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

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

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  54. THIS IS SOOOOOOOOO AMAZING PAIGE. Just LOVE it!

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

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

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  57. Very cute layout. I love everything about it.

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  58. 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!!

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

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  60. love love love this idea !!!!!

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  61. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  66. 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!

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  67. Loving the grid and the stitchings...

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

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

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  70. 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!

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

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

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  73. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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

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  75. 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.

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  76. 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

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

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

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  79. 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

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

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  81. So sweet! Beautiful layout! TFS!

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  82. Your layout is just beautiful thanks so much for sharing

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  83. 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

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  84. 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!

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  85. 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!

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

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

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  88. The your use of the Dear Lizzy line.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    xxx
    Ellen

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  96. 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

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

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  98. 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.

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

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  100. 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!

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

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

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  102. 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 :)

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

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  104. Awesome design and such an adorable little boy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  110. Wow, love that design with all the little squares!

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  111. i love the design and how fun you scored your layout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  118. 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!

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

    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

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  120. Fab page! Love the scored background!

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

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

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

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

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  125. 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 :(

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  126. today the weather is just perfect!

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

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  128. 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!!!

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  129. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  135. 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!

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  136. 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!).

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

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  138. Gorgeous layout! Love the diagonal score lines!

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

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

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  141. 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!!!

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  142. Great idea...love the design!

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  143. Great project! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. 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

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

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  146. Adorable layout and 3.5 is so smart & cute!

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  147. 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

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

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  149. 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!

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

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  151. 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

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  152. That layout ia absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

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

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  154. something good: I just got some fabulous news!!

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  155. 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

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

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

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

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  159. fabulous, that scoring is too cool!

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