Saturday, March 5, 2011

It's All About the Green Blog Hop Day #2

It's All About the Green Blog Hop
Day #2
And a New Project!!!!
You should have arrived from Melissa's page at
If not, please go back to the beginning at Kathryn's page and enjoy all the great projects!

I am such a lucky person because of all the great things I have in my life, and I wanted a scrapbooking page to showcase that.  This was a new type of layout since I normally scrapbook events, but I really enjoyed creating it.  The hardest part was choosing what "Lucky" things to feature!

Sorry for the bad lighting, but it's pouring down rain outside and I just couldn't get a great picture without a flash!  This is a 2 page, 12x12 layout.  The all the papers except for the title are from The Green Tea Stack from DCWV.  It had 48 coordinating sheets of paper, which I love to work with! 
I cut the title in two parts.  First "Lucky" was cut from the Create a Critter cartridge.  But, I really wanted the title to read "So Lucky", but I couldn't find a great "so."  Time to improvise!  I cut the "So Cute" from Create a Critter as well, being sure to cut it the same size as the Lucky.  I made sure they were the same ratio by layering the U from cute over the U in lucky and changing the size on my Gypsy until they aligned.  I then separated the two titles and had the Cricut cut both.  (I tried hiding portions of So Cute, but I couldn't hide letters...)  I then took scissors and cut the C, T, E portion of CUTE off and layered the So and the U (from cute) over the U in lucky!  Now my title says, "So Lucky" and you can't even tell I pieced it together!  I matted the whole title on brown from the same paper stack.

I cut out several clovers from Indie Art and wrote other things that show how lucky I am!  I added a lighter green large mat (for a 4x6 photo) and wrote in brown along the bottom "to be married to Matt."  I adhered a couple pieces of green glass squares to the bottom with glue dots for a little more bling.  (The 2 clovers say "for my health" and "to be a teacher.  It is my passion!")

The second page continues the same page.  I added another green mat and then a brown mat for 2, 4x6 photos.  I wrote along the bottom of the green mat "to have a house I love" and added several shades of green glass again.  The brown mat says "for Austin and Maddie," my kids.  I used Green Magic mesh and ran it from the right side of the right page to the brown photo mat.  I layered a larger brown clover over the top and then stuck a smaller green clover to the top.  Where the green mesh overlaps the brown mat, I used more glue dots and stuck on some more green glass and then a sparkly cut glass circle.  The two clovers say "for my 2 dogs" and "to be alive, in love and happy!"

Now, for BLOG CANDY!
To qualify for blog candy:
1. become a follower (or show you already are!)
2. leave a comment on this project and tell me why you are so lucky!
3. leave a way I can get in contact with you
4. If you visit both days, and leave 2 comments, you will double your chances of winning!
I will choose a Blog Candy winner on Monday, March 7th.

May the luck of the Irish be with you!

Next Stop:
Lisa's page at


  1. Jen this is reall a great way to do a layout about yourself. Very creative!!! TFS

  2. Great idea how you did the title!

    Let's see I'm lucky because I'm so blessed in life!!
    I am a follower!

  3. Great layout! Very creative. I'm a follower. TFS!

  4. Love the idea and the LO!

    I am so lucky to have a wonderful husband who takes such good care of our family and very blessed to have two healthy boys!


  5. Nice layout! I am lucky also... I am truly blessed with a wonderful husband and daughter. I am a follower & have visited both days!

  6. Great layout. I love layouts. I am lucky to have this great scrapbook hobby and leave all these pages to children and grandchildren who love to check them out.
    I am a new follower.

  7. Love the LO. I am a follower. I am lucky I found my husband. He is the greatest and it was sheer luck we met.

  8. Great layout, new follower, I'm lucky because I have a great family, I'm fairly healthy, and have a job :) TFS

    kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

  9. Wonderful layout, love the green glass squares!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  10. I love how you did your title! Great work! I'm a new follower! Your whole blog is so green and cheerful! :)

  11. cute layout

  12. Very Cute layouts. TFS I just became a follower.

  13. love your layout!! I am lucky because i have a beautiful family and we are all happy and healthy!! thanks for sharing your project!

  14. Cute layout!

    I love the idea of listing why you're lucky! I'm lucky to have a husband who loves me and lets me go crazy with this hobby!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

  15. such a sweet lo! I like the papers you used for it.

  16. I am so lucky to have the life I have--for my faith, family, and friends. For my wonderful teaching job and all the blessings that brings me. And for this super-fun hobby that allows me to stay connected to the inner creativity within me! Thanks for the awesome layout!!

  17. Such a fun layout! I am lucky because I have a wonderful family who are there for me no matter what! You know I'm a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or

  18. Great layout, its very sweet. TFS

  19. Love it! The colors and design are great!

  20. This is a great great idea! Even the concept makes me smile. I love how you pulled it together!


  21. Love the layout. I am lucky because of all the friends that I have, in real life and online. I am already a follower. TFS
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  22. Great layout. I am a follower.
    username at yahoo dot com

  23. going to have to try your piecing idea on the gypsy some time. I am a new follower. Great card

  24. What a fabulous layout. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.


  25. What a nice way to do a layout. I am lucky to have a wonderful husband who humors me through all of my crafting obsessions. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. Love your blog design. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  26. Very smooth layout
    I am a follower

    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

  27. Great layout! I am a follower of yours.

    I am lucky because I have the best family ever and amazing friends in my life.

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  28. Love your layout!!
    Already a follower!!
    Blessed with family and friends!

  29. Hey Jen
    Love your LO and all the details!
    I am lucky for having my family..
    I am already a follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win

  30. Great idea. New follower. Lucky to be alive as I am blessed to be a survivor of a benign brain tumor.

  31. Love your project. Thanks for the inspiration.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

    ps. I'm already a follower

  32. I love the LO!!! It's really cute. I am blessed because I'm able to enjoy my family and am able to fend for myself. I'm so thankful for that alone. I'm a follower. TFS the inspiration and the chance to win! Many scrappy hugs!

    Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

  33. Nice layout. i am a follower.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  34. Im a wee bit irish myself....will that make me lucky?Great hop!

  35. What a super layout...Great idea to put what you are lucky for.
    smiles...always, Tammy