Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday to It Takes all Kinds!! I'm glad you're celebrating with us by taking part in our blog hop which runs until Sunday the 29th!

We will be giving a way the
August Scarlet Lime Kit, a grab bag of Pink Paislee stuff, a grab bag of stuff from Bella Blvd and more!

Since this blog hop is all about celebrating ITAK's 2nd birthday, I'm sharing a birthday layout I did at a recent crop.

I had a number of photos from this birthday that I wanted to scrap and I made several layouts using the same colors and patterned paper. This was just a simple layout I did using the last few photos I had and I created it just so I could experiment with a new-to-me technique: flocking!

I LOVE techniques but I almost never use them because they intimidate me and honestly, I have a hard time remembering how to do things unless the directions are sitting there in front of me. But many of the other women who were at this crop used lots of techniques and it inspired me to try something new. It turns out that flocking is so simple that it probably isn't accurate to call it a technique! I just used a glue pad to make the cupcake chipboard sticky and then sprinkled the flocking powder on top. I had to blow it a bit and use my fingers to make sure it was evenly distributed but it was as easy as can be!

I have lots of favorite birthday memories but the best in recent memory was when my husband surprised me with a weekend trip to Monticello for my 30th birthday. I was 8 months pregnant and it was really hot in Virginia! We had a wonderful time visiting the farmer's market, shopping for heirloom plants in Monticello's garden center and taking the scenic Skyline Drive home. And when we got home, my family organized a surprise party. It made turning 30 a very happy day!

Thanks again for participating in our celebration and blog hop. Remember that you can enter on each of the participating blogs and also on the It Takes All Kinds Blog, which means you have at least 7 chances to win!! Just leave a comment to enter. Then you can continue on with the blog hop by going to Vernell’s blog. Lots of great inspiration coming your way so be sure to check out each blog!

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