Friday, 27 September 2013

Scrap Our Stash Blog Hop.

Welcome to Scrap Our Stash ABC ~123 Blog Hop

You should have arrived here from Lee-Anne's
 blog.   If not, click HERE and head back to the beginning of the hop.   You will not want to miss any of the designer’s awesome inspiration and/or the details on how to enter into the SOS prize drawings!  

The design team was challenged to create a layout inspired by our choice of one of three sketches and our choice of alphas (stash items) to include on our layouts.
Here is my layout inspired by Sketch #3 and using stash items: (Q & R) Quote and Rub-ons.

I turned my sketch clockwise to accommodate the photo of my cousin and me at a family party earlier this year.
The quote I have used is - A Cousin is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.
Most of the quote is made up of rub-ons so I killed two birds with one stone by using both my stash letters!

Now there are several ways of using rub-on's, here I have put a large flower cluster of rub-on's onto cardstock, cut around it and mounted it on dimensional foam. I have also added a brad to the large flower to dress it up a bit.

You can add rub-on's to other embellishments, here I stitched a flower and used a mounted rub-on as the centre, again with another brad.
And of course you can add the rub-on's straight to your page!!
Did you notice my stitched circles that enclose my quote? Whilst I was stitching them I added some buttons along the way.

And here is the sketch:

To thank their followers and show their appreciation for the support and participation in the hop, Scrap Our Stash will be awarding two prizes for hop participants!!!

Here are the details: 
For the first prize drawing you must:  Visit each of our designer’s blogs and leave a comment.  Once you have completed the hop, return to the SOS Blog and leave a comment letting them know you have completed the hop.  You will have until Sunday, September 29, 2013 ~ 11:59 PM (PST) to leave a comment and your name will be entered to win the following prize: 

Complete the ABC ~ 123 Blog Hop Challenge and link it up on the SOS Blog, no later than Friday, October 4, 2013 ~ 11:59 PM (PST) and your name will be entered to win this Grand Prize Package:

Challenge details and rules can be found HERE

 As a little extra for MY blog followers I have a prize to offer in addition to the one offered by Scrap Our Stash and that is a pack of rub-on's (Sizzix  calendar icons).

I am trying to keep it small so I can still send it to the winner if they live abroad without breaking my bank account!!
So if you would like to enter the draw for this prize you will need to become a follower (if you are not already) AND when you leave a comment for the blog hop just mention that you have become a follower of my blog (or are a follower) and I will enter you into the draw at the end of the blog hop on September 29th.

Thank you for visiting my blog and hopping along with us!  

Your next stop on the blog is: Jenni 

Here is the list of blog hop participants:


  1. Love all the stiching! Very pretty.

  2. Blogg Hopping is fun! I arrived here via the SOS Blog hopp and I am now a follower of your blogg too, hoping to win the runons-drawing. Love your take on the sketch with the stiched circle where you included buttons on the way!
    Love from Kada in Sweden

  3. Love how you flip the sketch! Great job on the stitching! Fabulous layout! :)

  4. Love it Kerry! Love the you turned it on its side too...great warm fallish colors!

  5. A beautiful page. I love all the stitching and the rub-on flowers.

  6. Oh my goodness Kerry, your layout is fabulous! Awesome take on the sketch! It's so pretty and I love the stitching! Great hop!

  7. Love your take on the sketch Kerry! Awesome layout and your stitching is amazing! Love the quote and how you worked it into the circle!

  8. Awesome job with the sketch Kerry! love everything about this layout, especially the circle stitching with the quote in it!

  9. Great use of the sketch and such a pretty layout!

  10. I love your take on the sketch! Beautiful as always! I am a follower of your blog!

  11. That's a great take on the sketch! I love the stitching!

  12. Maravilhosa distribuição de elementos, cores e interpretação do sketch

  13. Love those triangles! Great job on the sketch!

  14. I love your layout! You did an awesome take on the sketch. The triangles look great. I am now a follower of your blog. :)

  15. What a beautiful LO. Great take on the sketch. already a follower. WTG! TFS!

  16. so many great thinks here. the stitching. how you put the saying in the circle. the saying and what it says itself. great. I am a new follower.

  17. Oh what a fantastic take on the sketch! So fun how you rotated it and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your stitching! The circles are amazing and great way to display you title! So happy to be a part of this amazing blog hop! :)

  18. Your take on this sketch is fabulous! Love it!


  19. Awesome layout. Love the triangles and the stitching.