January 20, 2012

The wait is over-IT'S A SIMPLE BLOG HOP :)


SIMPLE STORIES THAT IS!  Welcome everybody and TGIF! Simple Stories did a creative thing & let some fun fans (me and some others) join up with their creative  Design Team to bring you their first 2012 blog hop filled with Friday inspiration, some CHA sneak peeks and some really cool creations... R U READY ????

The HOP actually starts at the SIMPLE STORIES blog  (hey Amber!) and so if you started there, you are on the money! You should be popping here via way of DT member Allison Landy's blog; I know she gave you some great inspiration! If you didn't start at the beginning, click on my Simple Stories Blog Hop tab at the top and you'll see all the participants start to finish! 

Rather than do a regular layout, I decided to ALSO do an altered project.  The house looked bare after all the Christmas decorations got put away yesterday (don't laugh)!  I had these "junk" pieces that I found at the Goodwill for $ 1 each just sitting in my closet and I finally decided to turn "trash to treasure."
BEFORE: (ADDED SOME BLACK ACRYLIC PAINT AND MIST)
I then added a clothesline type of hanging using a vintage tape measure that belonged to my husband's grandfather and some twines that I found at Ollie's of all places...chose my pic (photoshoot that we did for the Children's Miracle Network since my son used to be one of their sick child ambassadors) and then I dug in the SIMPLE STASH:

 I wanted to showcase the Destinations stickers to show that even though it is travel themed, you aren't limited to using them just for travel layouts!
I added in stickers under the tape measure :):)
and tucked some more in the corners
and while the finished piece is quite SIMPLE,but  I like it!    Whaddya think??
TWO THINGS before I go:  1.  Leave some L-O-V-E  here on THIS  blog post (a comment and a way to contact you) so that I can REWARD one of you lucky hoppers with a RAK :) and 2. Make sure you leave a comment on the Simple Stories home blog so that THEY can reward one of you lucky hoppers with a RAK too!   You know what?  Just leave love everywhere, spread the joy!


The next diva on the HOP is somebody you should already know...and ADORE...girl is super talented, gorgeous, smart, got mad minibook skillz and talent (Oops I said that twice didn't I )-up next .. it's WENDY "how you doing" Morris !!!  Hop over to her blog Scrapnspire for more Friday hop fun!
And you know I couldn't REALLY say bye-bye without a SIMPLE STORIES layout right ???!!!
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71 comments:

Pamala Stafford said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the frame!

Martha ~ xpetunia said...

That turned our really well, love it!!!

Eveline said...

I like what you did with the junk pieces. It looks fab.
Eveline.

Nicole said...

So LOVELY!!!

SaraJane said...

um, I'm totally stealing this! L.O.V.E. I.T.
You are one talented lady!

munyee said...

Yes, it is SIMPLE, but that's why it's gorgeous! :)

LAuclair said...

Fabby project! I love your frame! :)

Emily Pitts said...

ca-ute! and just so you don't feel like a slacker, my christmas decorations are still up. hopefully this weekend... :) thanks for the great inspiration kate!

Michelle said...

Love Love Love your frame!
stampinmich at yahoo

Chelsea said...

I think it turned out beautiful!

Lisa P said...

Very cool project. Love the creativity taken to a new level.

KellyG said...

LOVE that altered project, so creative!! Great work!

WillieburgScrapper said...

TAG! You're it! LOVE these projects- the travel related collection is just what I needed- I still have summer 2011 pix to scrap- love the vintage look of these!

some kind of wonderful said...

gorgeous project!

Ally said...

What a fabulous use of the Destinations line! That plate is stunning!

to_csh said...

I LOVE altered projects. Such a great job! Love your blog too!

Jessica K said...

Awesome project! Thanks for showing me you can go outside the box with scrapbook papers, I tend to forget that!

Ms. Lucie said...

What an awesome idea to make with the Goodwill goodies. I going to have to place a visit there. I already have the SS collections!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gail C said...

I am so glad I hopped over here and saw your blog! I love your altered stuff and your layouts are nice too! I am a "Queen" as well, though the folks in my home don't acknowledge it very often either....Thanks for sharing!

Sherri Caramico said...

Luv your project, Luv you layout - you are a QUEEN for sure!!

Miriam Prantner said...

That frame looks just wonderful, and the layout is adorable as well!

lana said...

Very cool ....I love this!

Mary said...

Trash to Treasure! Great job.

tcammack said...

This is great! I have some old plates laying around that are calling out to me to be used. This would be a great way for me to display some of our treasured family memories. Thanks for the great idea

Nitasha said...

Yay! So happy to see your awesome work here on the Simple Stories blog hop! Love that frame!!!

Erika B. said...

Very cute! Love the idea

Basement Stamper said...

very pretty and great layout!

Ange said...

Love your project! Very cool. Great lo!
angeandjohn@yahoo.com

Geri said...

your projects are precious!

Tracy said...

Both the frame and layout are fantastic. I love so much, I can't list them, but really great use of the line for something not travel-related.

Linh C. said...

Great home decor piece!

Debbie said...

this is so amazing i can see this on my wall in my craft room thanks for the inspiration
upnurse at aol dot com

Angi said...

Gorgeous. I love how you used paint and mist. :)

Leisa said...

Very cool - you did a great job transforming "trash"into a real treasure :)

Deb said...

your frame is amazing and gorgeous layout too!

skifaeri said...

I too love Goodwill and thrift stores! I find all sorts of stuff to alter and bits of things to add to my projects!

Patricia said...

Stunning!!!

dougmarg6 said...

I really like the artwork you created with items around your house, some paint and photos. I really like the Simple Stories Destination line. I love the colors and how quick and easy my scrapbook pages come together.

Carol said...

Love this frame, great idea!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle M said...

How creative! It gives me some ideas. And I just LOVE simple stories.

LauraLee said...

Very cute! Just love the pictures you chose for your fun project and adorable layout!

Teresa S said...

Sending the Love! Your altered work is fabulous and I love your layout. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

scrappyhappymom said...

I just love to see scrapbooking outside of "the box". The frame is fabulous!

Liz said...

Great Project ideas Kat! TFS

christine in cape coral said...

omg what a way to repurpose!! i love the frame. great idea. thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Excellent post! I think you've encapsulated the mission of this blog and our challenge.

Karen Moore said...

The frame is simply gorious. I just got the Destinations kit and love seeing in your blog!

Penny said...

You did a beautiful job, on your trash to treasure project, and I loved your layout also! I just made a trash to treasure plaque for my mom, it's on my blog! We have a trend going on here!
Love Penny Scrap-aholic@blogspot.com

tblue said...

Love how you used Simple Stories in a home decor piece!

Scrap by RĂ´ said...

Love Altered Projects, too! With Simple Stories everything is perfect!!

Cindy Gay said...

What a picture "Don't forget the good stuff!" Love it.

Janet Zeppa said...

Love your projects!

Kim said...

Beautiful frame!

Cynthia B. said...

Both the frame and the layout are so pretty! I'm especially impressed by the frame - simple, yet elegant. TFS!!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Your plate looks amazing!

Shanna said...

Super cute girl! love the frame!

Claudia said...

simple stash... great results!!!

csparky61 said...

Oh my Queen Kat, not only was your project amazing, but as I read through your post, I found you to be energetic and fun loving and you made me smile! I love your layout as well and....I will be looking at things a little differently when I shop at Goodwill form now on. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth said...

lovely blog, enjoyed the blog hop no end, thanks for sharing

Katie said...

That frame is just fab! Love how you repurposed it. THe layout is too cute. Very cute!

Barbara H said...

Your altered Destination project is so neat and I love your blog design. It's so unique.

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

That frame is beautiful and your layout is wonderful. LOVE Simple Stories.

meredemaison said...

Your frame looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! rgauss at sbcglobal dot net.

Gigi Garcia said...

All hail Queen Kat!!!!

Anonymous said...

Cool frame!

Leahscraps said...

Simply fabulous! Love your frame!!

Chela Creates said...

Awesome....I love Simple Stories :-)

Sarah said...

Great Projects

gleestormont said...

it's like a 3D scrap page, love it

Jen said...

You did an awesome job at re-inventing the plates!! I love re-purposing things. Thanks for sharing.

lathow said...

What a great idea!

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