Friday, January 28, 2011

Love (and a blog hop!!)

Updated 1/30/11 - Wow, I am so amazed by the number of people who visited my blog for Yolie's blog hop!! Thank you all SO much for your super sweet comments about my layout and to those who decided to become followers! I really appreciate it and hope you enjoy my blog. :)

Now for the winner of the super cute stamp set! I went to random.org and the lucky lady is...

Trisha, who said...
"Your layout is so precious, but your baby girl is more precious. Thanks for sharing this beautiful layout with us and the chance to win. I am a new follower."

Congrats Trisha!!! I'll be emailing you for your address shortly. :) Enjoy your stamps!

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Hello there!! I have a new layout to share with you today and it's part of a blog hop! Yolie contacted me a few weeks ago asking me if I'd like to be a part of her blog hop and of course I said yes! I'm honored that she likes my work enough to include me. :) Thanks again Yolie...you're awesome!

The theme of the hop is "Celebrating Our Milestones" and since I consider having my first child to be a huge milestone in my life, I chose to do my layout about that. I used one of my all-time favorite pictures of my oldest daughter Emily from when she was only 2 hours old (seriously though, how CUTE is she??) and I just love the way it turned out...






Supplies: My Mind's Eye Paper - Alphabet Soup (Girl); Bazzill Cardstock - Piglet; Craft smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Doodlebug Cardstock Alphabet Stickers - Jack & Jill Collection (Bon Bon); Heidi Swapp Ghost Heart; Adirondack Paint Dabber - Espresso; Twine; DMC Floss; Recollections Pearls; Making Memories Sanding Block

Isn't that SO sweet?? I found an awesome quote online that I felt really went along with the feelings I was having that day and it turned out to be perfect. By keeping the page simple and sweet, I feel like the focus is on the picture, which is exactly how it should be right? ;)

So there you go! I hope you've been enjoying the blog hop so far. You should have reached my blog from Celeste, so if you didn't, please start from the beginning at Yolie's blog. There are prizes along the way and it will be tons of fun!!

As a thank you for stopping by, I have a prize up for grabs, which is this great "Time Flies" stamp set by Kelly Panacci...


For your chance to win, just leave a comment saying hi!

82 comments:

JustYolie said...

Aww sweet and simple and she's adorable. Thank you April for joining me.

Honeybearz Designs said...

Love the layout. She is so precious looking. This is something you will hold close to your heart forever. Thank you so much for sharing.

Celeste said...

Beautiful layout.

Lora said...

Love that you kept the focus on the picture - so many times it seems that embellishments overshadow the pictures. Love your layout!

Tanya said...

Aww.. soo sweet!! Great LO!!

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Zulma said...

Aww this is so beautiful! Love the d/p and great LO too. Thanks for sharing, Zulma

Mel said...

April, that is a beautiful photo, and you did an awesome job highlighting it. I love the papers you chose. Everything works so well together. What an adorable baby! :)

Kim said...

Hi April, Love your page! What a Sweet little baby:)
new follower!
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

myapyapooh said...

very sweet layout, with a gorgeous little baby

lovemypaper said...

Very cute layout what a sweet baby!

Amy said...

Beautiful April, glad you didn't over-do it and take away from that precious picture! It is perfect!

Jordy said...

Very pretty, kids are a huge milestone!
jordanamschmidt at hotmail dot com

Sandy said...

Aww, I looove baby layouts! TFS!

P1x3L.F3T1SH said...

Sweet LO! TFS! <3

scrappinmomma said...

What a beautiful layout

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Clare D. said...

I love this page! Isn't it fun to high light such a great photo alone on a page? Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Jolene said...

I love your layout..Thanks for letting us have a chance to win your blog candy.
jbrown2249 at hotmail dot com

Sandy said...

Beautiful baby.........love how the main focus is the picture.
Great job!
Huggles
Sandy
sandypumphrey@comcast.net

silvia said...

Great LO!! LOVE the baby picture ~ so precious.

Abby said...

Baby LOs are the best!!!!! Love it!!!!! TFS

Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

Beautiful layout!

Debi
cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

I agree the focus should be on the baby. This is a beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing.

dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

Lovebug Creations said...

Adorable LO!!!Such a sweet baby!!! New follower!

Kimi
kmbrlysue22 at yahoo.com

Becks Cricards said...

Oh this is priceless! I just love babies. This is a gorgeous layout!

TFS, I am now a new follower and I look forward to checking in daily!

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

brittmartin0910 said...

Your layout is adorable. I have been trying to find cute layouts for my daughter's scrapbook. Thank you for sharing.


brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Very sweet layout, she's a beautiful baby.

Jean-Marie said...

You can't go wrong with a gorgeous baby and pretty paper! Great layout!
Jean-Marie: jms822 at yahoo dot com
www.dragonflydestiny.blogspot.com

Sonia said...

Hi April!
Adorable Layout. Cute baby photo. Love the paper design. Great Job!

Sony
Sonia-Studio60

Janis said...

Hi! What a beautiful little girl and a beautiful layout. I love the circled animal mat and the dotted strip. And that heart is precious. Great job! :) Janis northrose@slowar.com

Trisha said...

Your layout is so precious, but your baby girl is more precious. Thanks for sharing this beautiful layout with us and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

Beautiful layout April! Love the circle of pattern paper behind the picture against the solid background!!

Annette M said...

This LO is so precious! Totally agree, the birth of a child is a major milestone and I don't know anything that surpass tha! Just became a follower :-)

My blog: http://creatingforlife.blogspot.com/

moran99@comcast.net

Dina said...

Greatlayout adorble baby doll! Dina arm199@msn.com

AJoy said...

Hi! Adorable. I like how you "tacked" the circle to the page.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
htpp://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Joana said...

Sooooo sweet!!!! Love it!!! Adorable baby :)
Thank you for sharing it! It made me smile :)

postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I absolutely love the way it turned out too. Nothing like this 28 years ago when I started having children. Ok...now I can do it for future grandchildren....I love how you brought it all together.

BuggaBeeAndMe said...

A lovely LO of a cherished memory; So precious! Congratulations on the milestones you are celebrating! This is my first hop I've participated in, really enjoyed it!

Suzy said...

What a special layout April! I love those Alphabet Soup papers. :)
~Suzanne

Annel said...

love baby layouts. thanks for sharing her with us and thanks for the chance to win too.
Annel
pud22164@yahoo.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is such a super sweet lay-out!

LesleyfromWI said...

So sweet & precious! Love it. Found your blog on the hop and I am now a follower!

Scrappin' Sista said...

Hi!

No for real...I love your sweet LO. You said it right. Keeping it simple places the focus on the picture. I love it. TFS and the chance to win.

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
http://onescrappinsista.blogstpo.com
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Vicki said...

Hi April. Great layout and precious picture of Emily. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Dawn, RI said...

HI.... nice LO, and the emphasis is all on the picture. God Bless. Dawn RI
abosffit@hotmail.com

Yoli said...

such a cutie! I luv the hand caressing the baby. Great shot!

chignon said...

Hi! I love that you kept the focus on your sweet daughter. It is a precious layout.

BunnyFreak said...

Adorable layout of an adorable baby.

Linda Dale said...

Precious, its a perfect layout for a sweet baby. Thanks. www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com

craftaholic said...

Very Sweet LO!! TFS!! And thank you for being part if this very fun HOP!!!! I am a new follower and would for you to be my follower also! Thanks!



http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

Gabby said...

Such cute LO! Thanks for the chance to win :)
dolphingab at gmail dot com

beth said...

What a sweet photo and lo. I love the papers you used. Thanks for telling us about the hop. All of you are very talented.

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Such a darling baby - you had a great photo to work with! Love your layout! TFS!
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Hi there. Great picture and nice job with the layout!
XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

LOVe your page!!! TFS.

paperbutterflies@sbcglobal.net
lisaspaperbutterflies.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

What a precious layout, April! I love looking back at my boys' baby pictures and remembering the days they were born. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and offering the blog candy!

~Ashley
http://proudusmcwife415.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

Love your layout, and you are right, those little ones that so capture our hearts are major milestones in our lives.

Cindylu2u said...

Hi April, I am your newest follower!! Love your LO, wonderful job, and that quote is just perfect!! Excited to be following hope you can stop by mine sometime, will be in my first hop next weekend!!
Cindy
http://scrappingroom.blogspot.com/
miller896042at bellsouth dot net

Paula said...

What a beautiful picture, layout and baby girl!!!

JeNn said...

so precious & sweet, your project is just perfect

anderson.jenn4@gmail.com
i am a follower

Sue said...

What a special page April. It's beautiful. That quote is perfect. I love all of your little details. Gorgeous.

scrapaholicjen said...

Beautiful layout - the baby is gorgeous! And love that adorable paper!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Minta's Creations said...

So pretty and precious!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Minta
mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Minta's Creations said...

Just became a new follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.
Minta
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Dawn, RI said...

Beautiful Baby...
Dawn RI
abosoffithotmail.com

Robin Shakoor said...

April, this layout is beautiful. I love the photo and color palette.

Alicia said...

HI! Love your LO and such an adorable baby to boot! Thanks for sharing with all of us! *Hugs*

Gramjak said...

You are absolutely correct - your LO is SOOO cute as is Emily and the colors you chose. The quotation is positively one of my favorites and it warms my heart to remember those early days with our daughter -- you don't think you can love more; then, the next day: it happens! MOrE love!
And when grandchldren are born? MOre and MORE love!! Awesome!

McVic said...

Cute layout! Always looking for baby lo insperation!
kaceyouhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I'm a NEW follower
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

A Scrap Above said...

April

This is beautiful! I love the lo and what a precious picture of your little one.
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

I am so in love with that patterned paper! Your layout is adorable! :-)

joni said...

She is just darling!!! Love this sweet layout! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Scrapping Galaxy said...

Hi April. Wonderful layout

Texas JennyWren said...

Hi! What an adorable baby girl. Great layout too!! thanks

Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

Very beautiful layout.

TFS
Debi
cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net

ann said...

April, I really had fun on the blog hop. Thanks for telling us about it. I saw many beautiful things. Lots of great ideas. Of course you layout is great. They always are. Thanks for a chance to win. Ann O. annmsann2001@yahoo.com

Becky Dunham said...

Such a sweet layout! Aren't babies just precious? I love the patterned paper. Very nice :)

Anna said...

HI!!!
Such a sweet beautiful layout. She is just adorable!!!
I'm now a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Yvonne Russell said...

Milestones is such a fun theme for a Blog Hop. Love your layout.

stefeni said...

Hi! Such a cute layout.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

MARILYN said...

This is Sweet and Lovely, April!! She's Adorable!! Beautiful work, my friend!!!
Hugs!!

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

Gorgeous layout and beautiful baby girl!