Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 2015 Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying the blog hop so far.  Aren't the projects truly amazing and inspiring?  You should have arrived here from Kristy's blog but if not,  here is the hop list so you don't miss a thing:


When my family gets together, we play board games or play cards so I searched my paper stash and found some great papers from the Carta Bella's Well Played Collection from 2013.  It is such a strong high quality paper that is perfect to hand stitch on because it doesn't bend easily.  I also used four colors of DMC embroidery floss and stitched around several of the circle elements.  All the circles were created with a various sizes of circle paper punches including the photos.  To add to the circle theme, flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons were added to as well as some mist splatters, sequins and enamel dots.  The layout was inspired by a sketch designed by Allison Davis.

Some closeups…


 Thanks for hopping and next up is the fabulous Susie.  Have fun!

Supplies Used On This Layout

Enamel Dots  - My Mind's Eye and Bella Blvd. Doo Dads (McIntosh)
Embroidery Floss - DMC (304, 310, 3816, 3821)
Flair Buttons - A Flair For Buttons
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Scattered Straw)
Mist - Heidi Swapp Colorshine (Mint Green, Mustard, Teal) Tattered Angels (Ferrari Red)
Paper Punches (Marvy Uchida)
Patterned Papers - Carta Bella (Well Played Collection)
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Sequins - Fancy Pants Designs
Stickers - Carta Bella (Well Played Collection)


  1. Love this! All the circle details are great and the stitching adds so much dimension. Really enjoyed seeing it!

  2. This is fabulous Lee-Anne! I have this paper collection in my stash - thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Love the concept, colors, stitching, and detail! Very cute!

  4. I love working with circles and am inspired by the cascade of them on your layout. Fun time with the buttons and varied textures... love it!

  5. What a wonderful layout! I love how the circles echo each other and draw the eye across the page. It gives such a fun and energetic feel!

  6. LOVIN all the circles and hand stitching!!! great LO!!!!

  7. Wow! This circle layout is really creative! I love the look of the circles and the photos you've used too! Great project!

  8. Great design and patterns for a game night layout.

  9. so creative and so fun...super inspired!

  10. Oh - I love this! Absolutely wonderful!

  11. I know I already commented on your FB photo of this, but I just LOVE this layout! And I am also a big fan of Carta Bella's thick paper (swoon!) and also need to handstitch way more than I do now!

  12. hi wow this is the best ever layout i have ever seen using circles, fabulous. x