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Monday, March 24, 2014

Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo Blog Hop

It is so exciting to be a part of this AMAZING blog hop. Make sure to visit all the designer's blogs from March 24th-28th! There are so many amazing projects being shared ALL week! So keep checking back every day.  

 Make sure you comment and subscribe to each blog, as we will be picking some lucky winners to win some awesome new products from both Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo!
Links to each blog can be found on the following sites
Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo
Don't you just love spring?  It is my favorite time of year.  Today's project is a Shabby Chic layout of my Niece Adalyn at Easter last year egg hunting.   
 These gorgeous Botanicals from Petaloo complimented Marion's paper lines beautifully! Here are the products I used to create this layout.  
The flowers remind me of the azaleas blooming in my front yard at the moment.  I wanted to create a Shabby Chic Mixed media layout that I could hang on my fireplace mantle, and bring the spring in doors.  Marion's Never Grow Up line had these beautiful spring patterns that made the entire piece come together.   
I have created a process video showing you how I made the layout!

Thanks for hopping with us today,
don't forget to leave a comment, and subscribe! 
 Angela Carter

Maggie Armstrong

Sarah Bargo
Ana Paula Leal

Colette Nederhoff

Peggy Baker
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Happy Hopping,
Layout Resources:
  • Marion Smith Designs - Never Grow Up Paper Collection "Self Portrait"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Never Grow Up Paper Collection "Sleepover"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Doily
  • Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems Filigree
  • Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems Resin Roses
  • Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems Filigree Butterflies
  • Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems  Bird's Nest 
  • Petaloo - Botanica Blooms - Purple
  • Petaloo - Velvet Hydrangeas Fuchsia
  • Petaloo - Velvet Hydrangeas Cream
  • Petaloo - Botanica Minis Lav/Purple
  • Petaloo - Spring Berry Clusters    
  • Liquetex - Matt Medium
  • Liquetex - Gesso
  • Cosmo Cricket - Sliver Glitter Adhesive sheets
  • Copic Sketch RV09, RV55
  • My Mind's Eye - Alpha Stickers Sky's the Limit Collection
  • Zutter - Corrugated Sheets
  • Folk Art 2556 Medium Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Ranger - Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy
  • Heidi Swapp - Pink Archival Ink
  • Pure Ice Nail Polish - Spitfire 
  • Paper Shaper Egg Punch
  • Satin Ribbon
  • Small Luggage Tag
  • Martha Stewart 3-1 Classic Butterfly Punch
  • Martha Stewart Foam Adhesive
  • Wooden filigree
  • Scotch Foam Adhesive
  • Scotch ATG
  • Surebonder Detail Glue Gun
  • Tonic Scissor
  • EK Success Craft Tweezers


  1. Absolutely gorgeous layout!!! Your niece is adorable and I LOVELOVELOVE the flowers from Petaloo! Your layout is a gorgeous riot of colors! TFS!

  2. So fun! The flowers and papers are really something! Perfect!

  3. AWESOME!!! Thanks also for the video. I will enjoy following you. :o)

    1. yah welcome to my home. I hope you are always inspired when visiting!

  4. Your layout is FABULOUS!! Wow those flowers are awesome too! Can't wait to watch video.

  5. great project, is really beautiful!

  6. Beautiful, beautiful, love it!!!!, love the colours!!

  7. Fabulous Layout. Super pretty! Love Marion and her paper lines are super fab!

  8. I love your layout♥ The Never Grow Up papers are so pretty! I also like the flowers and your darling picture is not overwhelmed.

  9. Cute project and an even cuter daughter! Having trouble subscribing, your subscribe button goes to a blank page.

    1. Hmmm??? It worked earlier I added a subscriber earlier today. not sure why will investigate and get back with you

  10. Just beautiful! Love the photo especially! You are a fabulous designer! Love this project and pinning it!

  11. Oh my goodness! How beautiful is that LO!!! I love how the little birds nest is nestled in among those beautiful blooms and the jewels and trims are perfect for such a darling little princess!
    Thank you for sharing this amazing creation! :)

  12. SUPER CUTE photo and GORGEOUS layout!!!
    THANK YOU for the inspiration and tutorial :)

  13. Love this she is darling! Great layout the flowers and paper work perfect

  14. Love the LO! Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Carefree and lovely like a butterfly! Just beautiful!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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