Wednesday, October 12, 2011

XOXO Blog hop, Authentique and RAK available

XOXO BLOG HOP starts Oct 13 and ends Oct 20
If you just stumbled upon this blog hop and want to start at the beginning go to True XoXo blog

If you want a chance to be a guest design team member (with all its glorious perks) you need to
1) visit and comment on every single blog in the hop. One blog will bring you to the next, but the master list is available here, in case you get lost.
2) post back on the true xoxo blog when you're done visiting all the other blogs to let us know you're done.

That's it! One random winner will be announced in the end of October.

Completing challenges is optional. Some team members will be giving away their own prizes.

Ya know? I'll tell ya what. For every layout or project that you do based on one of the challenges or inspired by one of the projects of a team member, comment back on the XOXO blog and I'll throw ANOTHER name of yours into the hat for the gdt drawing. You could have as many as 15 entries in the drawing!

Ready? Set! GO!

I was challenged by Lindsey to use Sushi as inspiration, what a beautiful inspiration photo.


Well I don't eat Sushi so I wasn't sure how I was going to have Sushi inspire me, but when I think about Sushi I think of how they are rolled up, so I chose to roll some of my papers. They almost look like scrolls. In the inspiration photo some of the Sushi is made to look like flowers inside, so I also included some fussy cut flowers too. I used Authentique's Blissful Collection for this layout.


I challenged Michelle, she's the last blog so your almost done.

I also will be giving away a RAK, not quite sure what it will be right now, but everyone who comments on this post will be entered into the RAK. Want another entry into the RAK scraplift my layout (any way you choose) and make sure you come back here and leave me another comment with a link to your project. Want a third entry into the RAK then become a follower and leave me another comment letting me know your a follower. If your already a follower leave a second comment telling me that too.

Sassy Lil' Sketches I'm sad to report that Sassy Lil' Sketches is closing. Oct is the last month and they are doing a blow out with lots of layout and card sketches throughout the month. The deadline for participating is Oct 23. So the last sketch I got to play with over there is Sketch #5.


For each sketch we will be giving away one prize of the Sassy Lil' Sketches Ebook.

Did you know Authentique has a Sketch Challenge?
Well they do and I used the Authentique Sketch Challenge to create the Helping Dad layout. I used the Authentique Journey Collection and the products used from that collection are Jaunt (back), Itinerary, Voyage, Itinerary (back), Stroll (back), Explore, Ticket from Icons and Petite Type Circle.


I used Creative Scrappers sketch #175 for this layout. My layout turned out a bit different than the sketch but that's ok. I used Bo Bunny's Cambridge Collection. I'm happy that I finally cut into and used these papers I have had them for quite a while. These papers just called out to me to add lots of distressing. The small Prima flowers were a little more beige and were fading into the background a little too much so I added some Glimmer Glaze in Mellow Yellow and it was the perfect addition to add just a touch of color to the flowers.

Closeup shot of flowers and shield/pocket that is holding them.

Another Closeup- I loved the banner and wings it was the perfect place for me to add the tiny alphabet letters.


Apparently when creating this layout I really wanted to use some stick pins, considering I used one when creating part of the title and two more as accents on the picture. I used the Sept 29 sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays for this layout, I liked the clean design of the sketch, I also made it for the Paper Variety blog challenge which was to use a Nautical theme. The papers are from Bella Blvd's All Inclusive line the papers worked nicely for this photo from Puerto Rico, when creating a part of the title I took a Jenni Bowlin banner added some small round alphas from Authentique used some foam tape and attached it to a stick pin.

I added a closeup of the jounaling in case you were interested in reading it.


The Oct Challenge over at XOXO was posted. So this month's challenge is Instagr.am! Some of our girls prefer Hipstamatic, and that's fine, too!! Point is, the "app for that" generation is easily putting photo editing into the hands of ... well ... everyone! My Instagram layout is the ROAST layout in the post below.

34 comments:

Margie H said...

WOW, Lisa! Your post is full of wonderful eye candy!! My favorite is your take on the SUSHI challenge - love it! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Darlene S. said...

I love that rolled scroll idea! I seen that used for birthday "candles" before and it looks way cool. I should totally give that a go!

PS. I love how versatile your scrappy style is. :)

Tifany said...

Wow...lots of great work here!

Thanks for playing along in Authentique Paper's Sketch Challenge!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/
{Authentique Paper DT Coordinator}

Jennybean said...

Wow, I love how you pulled inspiration from that picture of sushi!

mustangkayla said...

I like the rolled papers and the colors! Great layouts!

Khristen said...

Rolled papers: genius! I wouldn't have known where to start. The layout is beautiful! (As are all of the others :)

WillieburgScrapper said...

Yes the rolled papers is a truly inspired way to tackle that challenge- not only are they a great unique touch but the interpretation is unexpected and so AWESOME! WOW! you have so much scrappy stuff going on!!!! Off to check out your other sites!

TracyM said...

I love the roll idea! and all of those other projects - simply stunning! thanks for sharing

Miss Jaster said...

love your sushi inspired LO... so clever!

karen In Houston said...

Great take on the sushi, love the rolls and flowers super job.
karensneedle@sbcglobal.net

You have some fantastic takes on sketches here as well as your style is great inspiration.

karen In Houston said...

Just and FYI I am a new follower of your blog...

antenucci said...

Love your idea of sushi and your layouts all are wonderful.

Amy said...

way to get inspired by Sushi :)
beautiful work!

LisaM said...

Love your sushi inspired layout Lisa! Gorgeous work, girl!

LisaM said...

I am already a follower of your blog:)

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa,

I love sushi :-) and I love rolled paper scrolls on pages! I used some earlier this year to use up defunct money notes from Greece. They look brilliant. Well inspired!

Cheryl x

Suzy said...

Awesome layouts !! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Variety this week! :)
-Suzanne

anazelia said...

great job with the challenge for the blog hop.

Loobylou said...

You rocked the xoxo challenge! Sushi is my favourite food, and I love the rolled papers you used on your layout

Nicolle said...

All yummy LO's, you are one busy lady.Great rolled papers! Thanks for the inspiration..:)

misty said...

Love all of your layouts...love how you interpreted the sushi inspiration!

Christa Uttley said...

Lisa this is wonderful! I love Authentique is one of my favourite lines.

Erika Taylor said...

Tonnes of Eye Candy here today. Your layout is the perfect color palette for Sushi. Thanks for sharing today

Erika

Jeaunes said...

What a great layout! I also love the colours that you used!!!!!!!!!!!

Bree said...

super cute LO

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Sherri said...

so many great layouts Lisa. Love them all.

Andrea Fogleman said...

Love all of your layouts. I think you did a wonderful job with the Sushi Challenge!

LisaM said...

Hi Lisa!
Wanted to share my lift of your layout, it's on my blog: http://lisasscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/2011/10/finally-some-scrappy-time.html

Jeaunes said...

Hi Lisa, thank you for this opportunity! I have lifted your layout, my take on the layout can be viewed at http://jeaunes.blogspot.com/2011/10/true-xoxos-blog-hop.html
I am now also a follower of your blog, and would love if you headed over to follow mine!
Hope you have an awesome day!

wustaz said...

love the papers you chose for your layout.... and to roll the papers up -sheer brilliance!!

Lindsey said...

Did I mention that your paper roll-ups were just a brilliant way to interpret the challenge? And your other pages, so rich in color, texture & shape. Well done, friend ~ lovin' every minute!

xoxo
Lindsey

suscu said...

Beautiful pages you make !

scrapaholicaef said...

Sushi!!! LOL as soon as I saw your layout I thought huh how about that!!! I thought of circles made to squares so went and scraplifted and I just love it!!! Hugs Alesia scrapaholicaef@yahoo.com


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Jasmine said...

Boy you are one talented lady! Beautiful work. I especially love the colours in the sushi challenge...stunning.
Jasmine
A {Little} Dab of Glue
http://alittledabofglue.blogspot.com/