Erica's Surprise 100 cartridge blog hop

Hello all & Welcome to Erica's super secret surprise blog hop! You should have arrived at my blog from Lucinda's blog, if you didn't, please go back to Erica's blog and start from the beginning, you DO NOT want to miss anything! First thing I want to say is CONGRATULATIONS to Erica and Mike today! I'm so glad that she asked me to be part of their special day by particiapting in this hop. I decided that I would make a page dedicated to their wedding using some sneak peaks that she provided to those of us that were participating. :) So, here's the page I made for Erica, Mike and Bella. I hope you enjoy it!

The background paper is heidi grace designs "A Little Bird's Tale" pattern
The photos and the monogram are ones that Erica shared with us on the design team over the past couple weeks. I printed them out on high-gloss brochure paper made by HP for color laser printers.
The inside oval frames were Oval frame cuts on George and Basic shapes, unfortunately, I don't know the sizes because I had to fidget a lot to get them to fit right.
The outside ovals are Oval cuts from George and Basic shapes, as with the frames, I had to fidget with sizing A LOT to get them to fit right.
The pink paper is Bazzil Basics(I think, it was in my stack of misc papers)
The Shiny(Pearlescent) Green is Colorbok Pearlescent cardstock.

I used Pebbles Classic Chalks to add the little hints of color on the photos. I've just recently begun using chalks & I absolutely LOVE what I can do with them...I know it's hard to tell in the photo of the page, but the purple on Bella's ribbon waistband came out SO CUTE! as did the rose that Erica is holding. I will be doing a lot more with chalks in the future! :)

Your next stop should be Nina's Blog make sure you hop on to her blog & check out what she has done.

If you get lost here is the entire line up....
1  My Cricut Craft Room http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/ 
2. Alishia Gaff http://alishia-myscrapping.blogspot.com/ 
3 Amanda Haynes http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com/
4. Amanda Hernandez http://mandyscandywrappers.blogspot.com/ 
5 Autumn Johnson Willis http://autumnsbuggycreations.blogspot.com 
6 Charlotte Simpson Cornett http://charlottes-creations.blogspot.com/ 
7 Connie Benford Layman http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com/
8. Courtney Larson http://craftingwithcourtney.blogspot.com/
9. Gayle Shrader http://gscraptime.blogspot.com/
10. Heather Flaherty http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/. 
11 Heather Hammen Sipes http://operationcricutdesign.blogspot.com/. 
11 Jamie Lindstrom (Scrapbookingprincess Jamie) http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
13. Jen Roseman http://memorieswithjen.blogspot.com/. 
14 Jennifer Rethorn Lundy http://mybusycraftylife.blogspot.com/. 
15 Julie Davis-Perez http://designs-by-julie.blogspot.com/
16. Justina Almanza http://justmycrafts.blogspot.com/
17. Kathleen Schriber http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com/. 
18  Lezlye Lauterbach-Hardwick http://lezlyes.blogspot.com/
19 Mayra Alonso http://gettingcraftywithma.blogspot.com/. 
20 Linda Kuniyoshi http://simpleandsassycreations.blogspot.com/. 
21 Lucinda Gibson http://thegrowinggibson.blogspot.com/
22 Michelle Hull http://craftychelle.blogspot.com/ 
23 Nina Wilson http://nina-hotpinkscrapper.blogspot.com/
24. Patricia Holloway http://micraftygal.blogspot.com/
25. Ricki Sholler Tidd http://manicexpressionsdesigns.blogspot.com/. 
26 Rosa Kleyman http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/
27. Scrappin Dhilly http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/. 
28 Sue-Ann Lovell http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com/. 
29 Tammy Androsky http://crazycardcreator.blogspot.com/
30. Terry Meyers http://cricutcraftinterry.blogspot.com/
31. Tina Ondrus Keller http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/. 

Thank you for hopping along and have a wonderful day! 


Courtney Larson said...

Cute. I'm sure she will love it!

JustMeJustina said...

Great LO!!!

HotPinkScrapper said...


Bunnyfreak said...

Very elegant page.


Anita Braddock said...

very Beautiful

Anita Braddock said...

very Beautiful

Charlotte Cornett said...

She is going to love it!!

Brenda said...

pretty layout!

Gaylynn said...

Soft lo design. Following.

Connie Layman said...

The monogram turned out wonderful and I love what you did with the chalks! Great layout!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Love the layout! Erica will love this too! So sweet of you to make this for her!

Debbie - Olivia's Nana said...


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CrazyCardCreator said...

So pretty!

Barbara said...

How cute!!!! Thank you for sharing.

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my email: barbara@allthingsperuvian.com

PS, I'm a new follower!!

tremblayfam said...

really like the chalks! wondering how to keep it from rubbing off??

Connie Gail said...

I love that paper (saw it in a Paper Craft magazine)! Your scrapbook page is very elegnant and you look beautiful! Hope you are doing okay sweetie. Hang in there.....:O)

Connie Gail

heatherhammen said...

How cool that you used her picture!!! She will LOVE this! Unrealated, I have Rheumatoid Arthritis (auto-immune) and Fibromyalgia, so I can relate to your issues. If you ever need a friend to whine to who will "get it", let me know : )

Connie said...

AH Heather and Michelle I have fibromyalgia too! SO sorry!
Love the lo and Erica's pics are gorgeous!

Jen L said...

Very sweet layout !!!

joydee1963 said...

great lo.love the paper,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Angie said...

Hi Michelle,

So pretty. Thank you for sharing. I know Erica will like them too!

Cindi said...

Beautiful dress and photos. :)

Janeen said...

Love this layout and what you did with the chalks! I would love to know how you did it! TFS! :)

Sherry said...

Very pretty!

Janet's Planet said...

love the layout! Janet Royer

Crafty and Green said...

Love the Layout Lady!!
Hope you are well!!


Swanson Quality Services said...

Very nice! Love it!



cema1cema said...

Very nice page! Christina

gshrader said...

Gorgeous layout! Thanks for sharing!

jean said...

very cute

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Very pretty layout. I <3 that background paper!!! So pretty!

-Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

'Chelle said...

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful compliments!

AJoy said...

Very pretty and elegant.

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Tamara said...

Very cute layout! I'm sure Erica will love it! :)
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Rosa said...

so pretty

WAM Family said...

Gorgeous Layout!!! TFS


Newbie2crafting said...

Awesome LO.


Tiffany said...


Casey said...

great frames...did you do a reverse cut on them? negative I mean? I love that paper too!

kathlee said...

That is so very pretty and those pictures are gorgeous! TFS


Amanda said...

Just beautiful. :) love it

Lynda said...

Beautiful layout! TFS

rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

Val626 said...

what a keepsake, nice

Ashley said...

Love this layout page! BEAUTIFUL! Would love to learn more about chalks as well :) Thank you for sharing!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

Jamie said...

You did a great job!

Linda said...

WOW 'Chelle - gorgeous - Erica will love it!!!

Tamara said...

That is a beautiful Layout , are you going to give it to her?

Ricki said...

This is great Michelle! I also hve just started working with chalks recently and LOVE them too!


Suzys Crafts said...

Michelle, that is so pretty! I'm sure ERica will love it!

Tiffany said...

What a wonderful way to remember her day! I bet she will love it. TFS


Karen S. said...

Love the background paper!

Jill Angel said...

Beautiful! Happy Birthday :)