Sunday, November 13, 2011


Welcome all to Nicole's FIERCE, FABULOUS AND FORTY Blog Hop. There are so many talented ladies joining the party. The wonderful women in this hop were asked to make anything related to the theme - cards, banners, scrap layouts, posters, bulletin boards, magnets, crafty knick-knacks, bookmarks, home decor and accents and so on and so on <G>.

Now let's get on with the festivities! If you came from Zenita's blog: Scrappin With Z then you are on the right track. If you want to start from the beginning, please hop on over to Nicole's Blog.

I'm a card and anything paper type of crafter but the one area that is hard to motivate myself is in making scrap book page layouts. I know that seems weird but when I sit down to do the layout, it never ends up as I planned. I have sketched it out ahead of time and picked out the papers I was going to use and in the end it never looks like the sketch or I end up only using one or two of the papers I've picked out plus a whole different bunch. Saying all that, I decided for this challenge to challenge myself and make a layout so here it is...
 The card stock came from DCWV - The Celebration Stack.

Don't you love the sentiment? I used my Cricut and the cartridge, Storybook. The inner flower, found on page 36, is cut at 3 inches and the outer flower cut at 3.5 inches.

Thank you for checking my layout out and I would love it if you would leave me a comment below before hopping along to the next blog. Have a wonderful, fierce, and fabulous day!
Here is the complete hopping list just in case you get lost:

1. Nicole:
2. Ashley:
3. Lynne:
4. Lynda:
5. Susan:
6. Gina:
7. Barbara:
8. Zenita:
9. Jearise:
10. Sam:
11. Shannon:
12. Tami:
13. Meighen:
14. Lisa Marie:


  1. You silly thing you do great work!! This is a cute layout and your saying is so true! I think it was wrote for my husband! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Super cute! I love that quote!


  3. Great layout and is there any other way to be!
    Thanks for sharing

  4. Cute LO. Love the stamp. Great papers too! Nice being in the hop with you.

  5. I think you did a fine job,, :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  6. Great job and I share your layout problem. Give me a card an altered object I am so there. A layout and I have no idea what I am going to do.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  7. You sound like me, I have the hardest time with Layouts! But yours turned out Great. Love the Sentiment. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  8. I love the sentiment, too cute. And true!

  9. Jearise,
    Your layout is very adorable! I love the sentiment too!

    Barbara B

  10. This is a beautiful layout with a phenomenal sentiment --- can't see why this would be a challenge for you as I see it as FUNTASTIC!!! Love participating in the same hops together!
    Hugs and Love

  11. I love the layout! Great colors, sentiment, and I love the bling in the corner. Awesome job my friend!

  12. Wowwwww!!!! I am a huge DCWV paper fan and think your layout is amazing :D Layouts are tough for me sometimes too. So happy to be hopping for you.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  13. I am awful with scrapbook layouts, that's why I stick to cards. lol! They just are easier for met do make. Your layout came out great though and I love that number paper. TFS!!! :-)

    -Sam :-)
    SamanthaJDesigns @


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