Monday, April 26, 2010

April Showers Bring May Flowers!



But for today's post it looks like the May flowers are coming a little early!!  Today is Monday and that means that it is time for another {ippity} Hippity Hop!!  Our Hop hostess today is Lisa and she has challenged us this week with a new Hippity Hop challenge to add 3D Flowers to our project!

To start the hop at the beginning and to have a chance to visit all the blogs of talented {ippity} fans just Hop on over the {ippity} blog to find the complete list!!  We hope that you will join us in our challenge this week and create a card or project using 3D flowers that you have either purchased or made.  Upload them to the SCS Gallery using the keywords ippity and IHHC21.

The project that I made was actually for two challenges!  The first one was Lisa's Flower challenge, but then it also was for this weekend's Virtual Scrapbooking Night VSBN challenge that I hosted based on the Reality TV show called Extreme Makeover.  The idea was to use that show for the inspiration to create a BEFORE and AFTER type layout.  

To check out my challenge please visit my VSBN thread HERE.  There is still time to play along with a chance to win a free ippity stamp set!

Here is the layout that was optional for my VSBN challenge.  






Here is a closeup of one of the clusters of flowers that I added for Lisa's Hippity Hop challenge. I did some layering of the flowers and topped them off with rhinestones to add depth for the 3D effect.  Underneath the photo of my daughter I stamped the dotted background {ippity} stamp from the Love in Return set to help mat the photo.




And here is the next cluster of 3D flowers that I added to the layout.  The bottom corner has the verse from the Devoted {ippity} set that states " Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."  And as an accent coming from underneath the picture in the center, I used the swirl and flower stamp from the Love in Return Set.




The {ippity} stamp shown here is from the What Matters Most set.  You can read my journaling to see the joy that we had for Leah as we got her great news!  We are so proud of Leah and thankful that she is about to graduate with her Master's and will attending UF's Vet School in the Fall!!



Head over to the Unity forum at SCS and the Unity blog 

Have a great day and may your bucket overflow with the desires of your heart as promised by God!  :-)  Happy Monday!!


22 comments:

Heather said...

Your layout is super fabulous Kelly! LOVE all the color for the UF and your flowers! Just gorgeously detailed!

JenMarie said...

Ooo...FABulous page!!

StampinCathy said...

Love this bright and cheery page. Love the layout, images, and journaling. Love how you did the before and after. This page is just priceless.

dahlhousedesigns said...

Ooooh, love all the bright fun colors!!! Fab page.

lisa a.

Lisa H. said...

soooo fabulous! love the page (already told you that!). great use of those flowers and thanks for all you did with VSB weekend!

Chris said...

gorgeous, love the colors!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I LOVE the scrapbook layout!! The colors are fabulous :)

lynn said...

wow, congrats, leah! i love your before and after design-awesome page!

Eva said...

Yaaaaaaaaaa for Leah...what an accomplishment!!! Congrats to her!!! And what a gorgeous layout to commemorate these exciting steps of her life...love the colors and your beautiful flower clusters!!

Rona said...

Awesome layout - she is beautiful and beautiful things are in her future!!

My Sister Creates said...

Love your sketch! I hope to work on some of the VSBN challenge today!

Gardner's Basket said...

Beautiful layout! The What Matters Most Sentiment is perfect.

Martha said...

so amazing.

{jennie} said...

What a wonderful layout! LOVE the journaling.

Angie Blom said...

beautiful layout. love the bright colours!!

eryn said...

Kelly this is just amazing! Love your creativity...plus your daughter will treasure this FOREVER! LOVE it!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Gorgeous layout Kelly!!!

Jen said...

Oh Kelly, you created such a magnificent LO to document such a precious time in your daughter's life! I love the details and of course the stamps, but this is superb!

BonnieRose said...

great layout Kelly.. ur daughter is so beautiful!

jennifer mitten said...

Great layout - great news about your daughter too...

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE it! I love this Lo--I downloaded it to see if I can make a sketch like this (I'm still new to scrapbooking--so we'll see!). Love everything about it--and super sweet journaling:) Hope you are doing well!

Vianna said...

Glad to see you're scrapbooking more, and I love this layout: you captured the UF colors, you got excellent balance between photos and journaling (and I'm all about journaling!)and that bracket paper gives the layout interesting shape. You Go Girlfriend!