Saturday, April 25, 2009

CMK blog hop!!

Yep... it's that time again! (How can that be?? Wow, time is flying!). Before I show my May kit reveal layout, I just want to pay a quick homage to good friends. I hosted a ladies' night tonight - mostly neighbors. These girls are seriously the best. Such a fun, down to earth group. And how lucky am I that two of my neighbor friends are scrappers too? :-) Lisa, next door, is such an awesome friend. I mean, the girl got my kids into their jammies when they came back home tonight (they were hanging with the other neighbor kids), exhausted and grumpy (the kids, not lisa, hee). I'm SO spoiled to have such a good friend right next door - I don't know what i'd do without her! And Heather - she's such a sweetheart, and so fun, too! Have I told you all the story of how Heather and I became friends? She's probably sick of me telling this story, but I think it is so cool that i'm just going to continue to tell it (sorry Heather ;-). Last summer, Heather saw my layout about my n'hood in Memory Makers (my very first pub!). Well, my n'hood happens to be her n'hood, too! So, she looked me up on 2 Peas and introduced herself, telling me that she lives in my hood, and that she scraps, too. She made sure to emphasize that she wasn't a stalker, lol. Anyway, we met up last summer, and recently have been lucky enough to start hanging out more. And, I learned tonight that she makes some darn good Cosmopolitans!

Ok, ok, i'll stop rambling and get down to business... I seriously LOVE the May CMK kit. Yes, I know, I love lisa's kits every month, but I seriously always feel like she outdoes herself every time! This month, I was especially drawn to the yummy ribbons, the small Heidi Swapp letters, and the adorable leaf stick pins! I decided to sew the ribbons together to make a background for this photo of Chloe that I just adore (from last May). The cardstock is embossed with a leaf print, so I rubbed some of my metallic rub-ons over the embossing to emphasize the leaf pattern. Can't wait to play with this kit more! Don't forget to check out the other CMK DT girls blogs to see their layouts, too (links to the left)!



Have a GREAT weekend, everyone!!


27 comments:

Laurie said...

Gorgeous pages as always, Staci! I wish I lived in your neighbourhood, I would TOTALLY stalk you. ;)

Leslie Ashe said...

Oh my gravy...girl. Your layout is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!! I so so love that background and how you made those leaves POP off with your inking! Wow...you are so good! I also just love your title. And your design. And your pictures. Ok everything. :D ♥ ya! Leslie

p.s. I wish I was your neighbor!

Peggy said...

That LO is gorgeous, I love that idea of stitching ribbons together to create a background, so clever! Love your title work too.
xxx Peggy

Jocelyn said...

I also love the embossed leaves and inking and the stitching of the ribbon!!! This is a awesome LO!!!! I want to come live in your hood!!!! I would stalk you also!!!! Have a great weekend and enjoy our warm weather!!!

Charity Hassel said...

love how you worked the ribbon like that~~

Tina said...

Whooooooaaaaaa LOOK how you used the ribbon! Amazing in every way....you are so inspirational!!! And by the way, when can I move into the neighborhood, LOL??!

Leigh said...

Fabulous page, Staci! I especially love the placement of the stick pins!
How fun to have friends close by that scrap... you are blessed indeed!

ckmom78 said...

aWESOME!!! lOVE ALL THE TEXTURES!! u ROCK!!

Pearl said...

ooo ! awesome ideas you have going on here , Staci ! lots of yummy new goodies I see that's gonna be in the kit ! fun fun fun !

& yes what a fab fab 'hood you live in , fancy that ! having scrappers for immediate neighbours ! lol

BG Lime Rickey was one of the few lines that really caught my eye online for CHA Winter releases & I'm so pleased with it I just might make it a point to use up every sheet of it almost at one go perhaps ! lol between making layouts & cards ie.

meganklauer said...

Love how you did the stitching and that twill is so awesome! Wishin I lived in your n'hood too! :0)

dstandard said...

OMG cute cute cute - love the ribbon strips!!! Way to go - you rocked this!

Danielle said...

wow! I love your techniques here, Staci!!

Jessica said...

Staci...I love this pg...wow! I love how you sewed togeter the ribbons...I am going to have to try that..it is just so awesome!

ps. everybody needs a friend who knows how to mix a good drink! ;-D

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Marci Knecht said...

Beautiful page, I love that embossed background. I hope you applied for the Core-dinations DT call....you'd be AWESOME on that team.

Carrie said...

WOWSA staci!!!
lovin' this page!
your background paper is so cool and the way you stitched together the ribbon is FANTASTIC!

doris said...

pretty girl! love it!

scrappermimi said...

Girl, this is gorgeous! I am so loving all the texture this has!

Amy said...

wow !! You layouts always bring such a fresh look!!awesome as always!!

Kim Strother said...

I see why you adore the ribbons. I do too... and I love what you did with them!

Heather Swan said...

OK - after seeing so much of your gorgeous work with these CMK kits, I think I'm going to have to start getting them. Such fun stuff and you show it off so well!!!!

You were definitely the hostess-with-the-mostess Friday night - thanks again! Glad you enjoyed the cosmos, and you mix a mean drink too! : )

LOL at all the stalker comments!!!! One of these days, maybe we'll actually scrap together again. : )

Hope the rest of your weekend was awesome!

Kristii said...

Gorgeous work as usual my friend!!! You are such an inspiration!!! Hope you have a fantastic Monday!!

Lisa T. Howard said...

Yo, girlfriend! I wanna be part of your 'hood! Sounds like so much fun! And I could handle a good Cosmo! One of my favs! Glad you had such a great time. Ain't nothin' like good girlfriends! As always, love your layout. You always add the most interesting little extras! Did I read that right? Your first pub was just last summer? I have always been drawn to your work, but I would have guess you are an old-timer...KWIM? Either way, you are da bomb!!!

Alex said...

Beautiful pages Staci!!! I love those papers and your pics are precious!! Wish I lived in that hood too, lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

beautiful layout staci - love the way you worked that ribbon. awesome work girl. thx for the inspo & have a great day! :) smiles, m-

Aida Haron, Singapore said...

Hi Stacy, great layouts ! Yes nothing like having a real friend, they are so hard to find !

Lucy Edson said...

Gorgeous use of ribbon and love how you highlighted the texture on the cardstock, Staci!! So artsy and beautiful!!

It sounds like you live in such a great neighborhood! It is wonderful to have friends so close.

Denise said...

What a beautiful layout!! YOur girl is a natural beauty!!!