Friday, April 1, 2011

The Paper Trail Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be the guest designer this month over at The Paper Trail! Karen always has fabulous challenges to work with over on the blog, and this month's kit is Crate's Neighborhood line. *SWOON* You can't go wrong with Crate!

When I saw this paper, I knew I had to do a layout for my medium DD with it because she's been feeling left out lately. :( This is about her and her first school BFF. Who knew texting terms were so "in" with the kindergarten crew? LOL.

TPT is being sponsored this month by Krisi's Kreations. I downloaded her fab 2010 calendar pages and fun button sentiments. I've always wanted to create a month-at-a-glance page but never had, so that's what I used them on! I chose to document this past December because I always have a ton of December pics.

Finally, to start off the month, The Paper Trail is having a blog hop, until April 3rd, with a progressive dinner theme. For those of you who have never heard of a progressive dinner, it's where a group of people start at one house and eat your appetizer, and then move to each house eating and socializing. Your task with us is to pick one as inspiration (or all of them!) and show us your layouts (it doesn't have to be about food). I'm serving up appetizers. Here is your inspiration pic...

...and here is a layout that I created for my cookbooking scrapbook, a Rachael Ray recipe for Lettuce Wraps. I used some Asian-inspired papers from Karen's shop along with Cosmo Cricket Earth Love journaling spots, Prima flowers, and Liquid Pearls (which Karen has in just about every color!

Here is the blog hop order:
First up is our Appetizer at Heather's...YOU ARE HERE!
Going for drinks next at Amarilys'
Then we're off to Yara's for some salad
And the main dish at Sandi's
A scrumptious side dish at Karen's
A yummy dessert at Krystle's
an after dinner mint at Krisi's Kreations
And ending the evening playing some cards at Tanya's.

Then go back to the Trail Makers blog, become a follower (if you aren't already) and tell us what you liked best about the Fun in the Neighborhood Blog Hop for a chance to win an April 2011 kit from The Paper Trail (retail value $35). You have until 11PM EST on Sunday, April 3rd to complete the hop and get your comments posted!


Amanda said...

I love your LO! I love watching Rachael Ray every now and then! Her show comes on at 11am weekdays here and I catch pieces of it when I'm off from work. I'm usually on the computer when it comes on.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love the doilies on your layout! The progressive dinner is a great idea, but it's making me hungry! lol

Krystle said...

Oh wow -- great projects! I especially like the bff layout!

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Great projects! I am a new follower!

Yara said...

Hi! We are very happy to have you this month at The (Paper) Trail Makers! Love your projects! Like very much what you did with the Krisi's calendar template!! A great way to track memories!

SavannaLea said...

great layout and I love that calendar thingy!!

Sandi said...

I know exactly what you mean about people feeling left out when you don't scrap them. Great layout and love what you did with Krisi's calendar template. Looking forward to working with you this month at Trail Makers.

Suzy said...

Awesome layout! I am in love with the April kit! Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

Love the doilies!! Great LO!

Sonia said...

Beautiful layout! love the inspiration photo.
Great layout!

KateB said...

yummo-my family is a big fan of my lettuce wraps too...I use more ingredients and I use ground pork sometimes too...they are an easy and quick dinner with a side rice and a great way to snaek veggies in (I chop up cilantro, parsley, red and yellow peppers and spinach in mine)...