Saturday, May 12, 2012

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop Time!



I am so excited to be participating in the Scrapbook Steals blog hop with a handful of super-talented crafty ladies!! If you are not familiar with ScrapbookSteals.com, they are THE best place to buy an amazing variety of scrapbooking supplies at discounted prices. Trust me, once you start stealing, you won't be able to stop! If you are hopping along today, make sure you started back on the ScrapbookSteals.com blog and followed the list from there. You should have arrived here from Brett's blog


I absolutely love the steal that we got to work with today! It is the My Mind's Eye, Journal Card Kit. They're great because they can be used for so much more then just journaling. As soon as I had the cards laid out on my desk in front of me, I got this image in my head of a quilt. Of course quite often things look better in my head then they do in reality! I decided to give it a shot anyway.


Once I picked out the photo of my mischievous little monkey hiding in her toy bin, I knew that I needed to use pink thread. Then it came time to pick my paper, which is always the hardest part for me. I decided to go with my MME Fine & Dandy kit (courtesy of ScrapbookSteals of course!) as soon as I spotted the hot pink paper and trim. I also had a little help with a sketch design from SketchSupport.com (love them!).



Aside from my sewing machine and I getting into a disagreement, I had a lot of fun making this layout and  I'm pretty happy with the finished product! I decided not to add too many embellishments because I love the way the journal cards stand out on their own. I did cut out a few images from some of the cards and stuck them on with dimensional adhesives.  




Thanks for playing along and visiting my blog! Remember to visit all the wonderful ladies in the hop for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to ScrapbookSteals.com. All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the 8 blogs no later then midnight on Sunday May 13th. 

And just because I love to give stuff away (and have too much in my stash!) I'll be doing a little give-away of my own! To be entered into my personal blog give-away you need become a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me a unique way you would use journaling cards! Please leave one comment only by Monday night, May 14th, at midnight. I'll pick a winner on Tuesday. This is what the winner will receive:


That's 4 sets of adorable KI puffies and 2 packages of clear Zapdots dimensional adhesives. Pretty sweet right? I think so :)

Now on with the hop! Your next stop is the crazy talented Erin Colby. Tell her I said hi! 

Here is a hop list so you don't get lost!

4. Brett Quinton ~ Your previous stop!
5. Chloe Salerno ~ That's me!
6. Erin Colby ~ Your next stop!







69 comments:

  1. Great ideas!! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Thanks for the chance! I"m a new follower! I don't have any real creative way to use journal cards. But I do like to use them to pile embellishments on!

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  3. Like your quilted LO. Maybe I should try just laying things out and see what creative idea comes of it....

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  4. I want you to know that I just "followed" your blog!

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  5. I do like the way that you emphasized the photo and the strong color of the cards and just a few of the extras.

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  6. Cute layout! I like the cards as a "patterned" paper.

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  7. I would not have thought to use the cards as a patterned paper - so bright and beautiful!

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  8. Great idea! I would have never thought of that!! I'm going to have to try that

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  9. LOVE this idea! The paper you created by putting all these tags together looks wonderful. What a great idea!

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  10. Love that you turned journaling cards into patterned paper - awesome!

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  11. Your amazing !!! Beautiful LO !!

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  13. Your layout is fabulous, thanks!

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  14. Really beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. LOVE the paper in your layout!

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  16. Nice layout,the stitching gives that something extra

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  17. Your page is gorgeous!

    I would laminate the tags and use them to jot down appointment dates and hang them on a clip board in my kitchen! With two kiddos, you tend to build up a lot of appointments! :)

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  18. love that your sewing machine talks back to you. I'm always having to shut mine away for being disrespectful!!!! Totally loved the layout.

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  19. Oh my word. I LOVE your layout and am so very jealous of your stitching skills. My sewing machine hates me. :) You rocked it, girlie!!

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  20. I love the pops of color on the Kraft paper!

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  21. Great layout! Your daughter is adorable!

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  22. Adorable little one you have. And great straight stitching you did there.
    -Loriann www.funtimescrapping.com

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  23. Chloe, glad you got to join in!! And how fun that you used a Sketch Support sketch!! hugs, Katrina

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  24. how fun! and the photo is adorable! i haven't used journaling cards too often but i think they'd be really cute in a pocket on a card! def following!

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  25. Love the layout- I would not have thought to use journaling cards as a entire background paper, but I love that idea... and I will be scrap lifting it soon, I'm sure!! Thanks! I'm also a new follower and looking forward to seeing some great new projects!

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  26. Love the way you used the journaling cards! I'm now a follower.

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  27. What a great way to use the tags. I'm new to scrapbooking and cardmaking and am learning so much. I wonder if the cards could be used vertically having a bit sticking out on the side...much like dividers, only you could write a short bit on each one?

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  28. Wow! Gorgeous layout! What a fabulous patterned paper you turned them into and I love the pop of color the bright pink adds to it! I think I would use the tags to write little love notes on and secretly replace my hubby's bookmark with a note every now and then!

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  29. Your LO is precious Chloe!!! I love the kraft with the pink stitching!!!

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  30. Love your LO Chloe. Especially the kraft with the pink stitching!!! Love using journaling cards on my layouts and as gift tags.
    love your blog and I'm already a follower.

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  31. I need a sewing machine! Great work, Chloe. I'd love to use the cards for a Reasons I Love You book. I'm already a follower.

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  32. Great layout. Very sweet pic! I'm your newest follower. I would probably find a way to incorporate journaling cards into a card or mini album.

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  33. What a great layout! I really need a sewing machine to try something like this out!!!!

    I'm also a new follower! I'm not sure about a unique idea, but I LOVE Brett's idea about meal planning because I'm terrible at it! I really think I'm going to have to try that out!

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  34. Awesome use of the cards! I have to say that my sewing machine and I haven't been getting along lately, so I admire those who can get theirs to cooperate! Love the way you added color to the kraft background of cards too. TFS!

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  35. Great layout! and love that you used sketch support too.

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  36. Great layout! Totally love the stitching. Well I don't have any unique way of using journal cards yet. To date, I use them literally for journaling. This bloghop has surely made me think a little out of the box. I like how Katrina used them as accents. I would try them on my layouts.

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  37. I am really enjoying the inspiration of this blog hop. And thanks for the chance to win a prize!

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  38. Love it Chloe!! I think I might want to try out Brett's menu idea. I hate coming home and having no clue as to what to make for dinner.

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  39. I love this LO!!!! How would I use the cards? Well, I am loving the whole "banner" look so I would make a banner of tags with a pic of my beautiful granddaughter Carmen on every other one! She is 3 months old and I am so in love with her!!! I cant get enough of seeing her! (my son and his family live out of state so I have to settle with pics!)

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  40. Happy to become a follower of your darling blog. I love MME tags for journaling, but this hop has helped me see so many new ideas for them. Thanks for the chance to win - it's been really fun being introduced to all these fun new blogs. I'd love to have you visit and follow me some time. Great to get to know you all.
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  41. Super cute page! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  42. What a darling layout! I'm into making banners for every holiday/occasion lately, so I'd probably use the cards for that purpose. Thanks for the additional giveaway!

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  43. I love it Chloe! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Love how you turned them into quilt squares! I have a bunch of these and was wondering what to do with them. I love how you cut elements out and popped them up. I think I will take the idea from you and cut parts out and use them for cards.

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  45. Love the contrast of the pink stitching with the brown journaling cards. My way might not be super creative, but I like the idea of wrapping twine around a journaling card and using it as a focal point of a greeting card.

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  46. interesting background paper and nice layout! thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  47. What a precious photo to scrap. Love it!

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  48. Love this layout, i did one similar with the Tim Holtz ATC stamps awhile ago, you can check it out on my blog. Loving this bloghop :) Thank you and thank you scrapbooksteals.com for the chance to win :)

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  49. Such a great use of the tags I love your layout!

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  50. I love using the cards for Journaling. I know. Dumb, but hey!

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  51. I just became a follower of your blog. Never thought about other ways to use journal cards, but I love your layout and might have to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. WOW! I absolutely LOVE your page! -New follower. :)

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  53. i am going to use my journal cards to label the contents of my library card drawers which i use for scrapping supplies. I can label on one side and put a photo of the contents on the other side. Would have never had thought of this without your challenge!

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  54. What a terrific idea to use the journal cards for. Also, I love your layout and the pink. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Such a fun idea, I love that you sewed them together - I keep wanting to try my sewing machine on paper but haven't done it yet. I would love to use journal cards to label my containers in my scrap room - something I've been meaning to do and those would be perfect to use for it! I'm a new follower!

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  56. Great LO! Simply inspiring! I love seeing how you popped up elements of the cards. I'll have to remember that for the future.

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  57. I love that layout! I have been needing inspiration for a long time on what to do with my Smash Journal and since I have a lot of this style of paper and ordered the MME kit, I will be able to use those and put in my SJ. Thanks for sharing!

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  58. Sew CUTE!!!! Love all the sewing!! You always amaze me! XOXO

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  59. AHHHHHHHHHHHHMAZING work. Love the page.

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