Saturday, June 1, 2013

Get It Scrapped CT Blog Hop



Howdy!! Welcome to the Get It Scrapped Creative Team Blog Hop!

Get It Scrapped is officially announcing their 2013-2014 Creative Team members. I'm super excited to be joining this fabulous team of amazing and talented scrapbookers for an entire year, but also sad that there will be some incredible scrapbookers leaving the team as well. They surely will be missed... and are leaving big shoes to fill.
To celebrate the new team, we're doing this blog hop thing. (sah-weet!) Each team member is going to share with you our favorite Get It Scrapped inspired layout.  Do you have any idea how hard it is to pick just one? Get It Scrapped has so many amazing articles on trends, using inspo, techniques, and design tips that it's practically a scrapper's bible!
(If I could keep a little Debbie Hodge in my laptop and little Tim Gunn in my closet, life would be a million times more fabulous...)
Okay, so it really wasn't so hard to choose my GIS inspo'd layout because I love color... and trendy colors have always fascinated me (doesn't everyone have Pantone bookmarked?). Sometimes, when I see a new trend, it can be hard to figure out how to incorporate it into scrapbooking, but Get It Scrapped gives awesome ideas to get over this obstacle. Mint was definitely a hard trend for me to embrace, but thanks to Ideas for Using the Color Mint on Scrapbook Pages, I felt confident about using the color.



There is no doubt the color mint makes me happy. It makes me think of my mint green dress and matching Maypole ribbon from a May Day fair when I was in grade school. I remember all the girls vying to get the pink and purple ribbons, while I secretly hoped for mint. (I was an odd duck even then!) It's nostalgic for me, but also invigorating, fun and modern-- and I realize why it was always incorporated on our Maypole since that tradition is all about honoring the past while welcoming the future. After reading the article, my minty feelings came alive in this page:


Supplies: Allison Pennington: I Am Who I Am, For the Love of Tape vol. 1; Sahlin Studio: Down the Lane Paper Pack (May BYOC); Sarah Gleason: Garland Banners. Fonts: Mossy, Advert, MS Mincho




This is an old photo that I'd uploaded to Photobucket years ago, then downloaded not realizing there was going to huge image quality and size loss. Seriously, when I put this photo on my canvas, it's was 1" x 2" or something crazy. I decided that the photo was important enough to use. The story is really about my husband's family photo protocol: Smiling so your teeth are shown. Here the mint works wonderfully to support that motif (because teeth should be minty fresh!), while adding a little nostalgic excitement meets modern reflection. The garland is a whimsical play on a toothy grin.


The deeper story is about our first family photo at the beginning of our life together and how we've melded into my hubby's family. The elements were chosen to support that meaning...past, present and change (garland for teeth, butterfly and ticket stubs for the journey and growth and conveintly the numbered paper strip at the bottom stops at 8, the number of years since we've lived as a family).


Now, onto a goodie for you...


Save 60% off of the Masterful Scrapbook Design Issue – Old Photos  This has to be one of my all time favorite issues of MSD. :)
Guest teachers Betsy Sammarco, Jana Morton, Doris Sander, Pattie Knox (whose interview is enthralling) share with you tips and tricks to match product and composition to “the times” and find the connections that add meaning to those older photos you’ve waiting to get onto the page. 


Includes:
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  • 50+ annotated layouts
  • 4 teacher video interviews (audio included  for download to listen on the go!) 
  • tons of tips and tricks for taking your old photos and creating memorable pages.





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Hurry, because the code expires June 3, 2013!!


Blog Hop Map
To continue on the rest of the hop or in case you are lost, here is the map. Be sure to grab more amazing savings on Masterful Scrapbook Design goodness:


Feel free to link me up your favorite trend that took you awhile to embrace or your mint-y fresh pages.

♥ Carrie

32 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to enjoying some digi excellence from you this year Carrie. Hi!

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    1. I bet we are gonna have lots of fun and learn so much this year, Sian. :)

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  2. Oh wow Carrie...you real "made this work!" I also wish I had a little Tim Gunn to keep in my closet ;) Totally looking forward to seeing more of you, your style and that fabulous sense of humor this year!

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy. I'm looking forward to working with an amazing CT.

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  3. funny story! :D Nice layout. I'm looking forward to "working" with you this year. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Marie! Its gonna be an awesome experience for all of us.

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  4. I always struggle with more pastel-y hues, so I really like how you scrapped with mint. (and I have to agree with you about Debbie and Tim Gunn. Need more of that in the world)

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    1. Alexis, glad to know I am not the only one on both counts.

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  5. perfection: the color, composition and and story --- the whole shebang. so excited you've joined the team!

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    1. It is such a honor to be creating for you, Debbie, thanks so much!!

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  6. looooove the colors! and everything really! and your sense of humour :)
    so glad to meet you and looking forward creating with you :)

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    1. It's good to meet you, too, Kiki. Thanks so much :)

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  7. I like the mint and how you've incorporated it into your story. Looking forward to the year ahead...

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    1. Thank you :) I'm so psyched to be working with everyone on the team!!

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  8. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work on the CT.Welcome. I also think it's important to use any photo regardless of the quality.

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    1. I have so many digital photos like this because I erased them after I printed them. I never look at my photo albums, so I have no idea what I was thinking, LOL.

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  9. Luv the mint colour scheme here! Not often a colour you see a lot! Happy to be in the team with you this year!

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    1. Thanks, Audrey. Totally looking forward to a great year!

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  10. Fantastic page, love your colors! Looking forward to a great year at GIS with you!

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    1. Thanks, Sue, that means a lot coming from you-- the color master :).

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  11. I really like the way you combined the title and journaling. Wonderful page. Looking forward to working with you this year.

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    1. Thanks so much-- titles and journaling don't come as organically as the rest of the page for me, so that's a great compliment.

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  12. Love the story behind the photo! You did a great job using mint green - love the white banner accent!

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    1. I love me so banners :) Thanks, Brenda!

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  13. So sweet layout. I love such meaningful layouts. Looking forward to hanging out the next year at the GIS creative team. :-)

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    1. I've been working to refine my stories, which is why I love GIS an MSD :). Thanks, Lise!!

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  14. It's wonderful to have you on the team for the year, I am biased towards digi. I had to look closely at your s though, you totally rock the shadows - it looks like paper, wonderful!

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    1. Stephanie, thank you! I love shadowing :) and I'm definitely more of a paper emulating digi scrapper. That might be because I can't rock paper supplies to save my life. LOL My son's baby book is a paper album and it's TERRIBLE. I keep meaning to photograph it to show how horrible it is, even though I love the memories.

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  15. A layout guaranteed to make us smile, I'd say. Love the banner treatment. I'm looking forward to being on the team with you this year.

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    1. I'm glad it mad you smile :) Thank you!!

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  16. I am so late (some life issues have kept me away from the computer and scrapping and such recently) but I wanted to stop by to say a big YAY and congratulations! I was happy to read your name in catching up on emails and blogs. I know you will be such an inspiration as part of the Get It Scrapped team! Big fan of your creative work and stories!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sara! I have to admit, being a huge fan of yours, I did a little happy dance after reading your comment. :)

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