Friday, January 7, 2011

Seasons of Change Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Seasons of Change Blog Hop by Scrapbook Challenges. This is the offical blog hop where we welcome our new design team members, say good bye to those who are leaving the team, and see who is returning. At the same time you get to see some fabulous inspiration and get entered to win some fantastic prizes. If you have just popped in please go back and start the blog hop at Pamela's blog. If you are hopping along then you should have come from the fabulous Chanelle's blog.

My name is Ana, I am a stay at home mom to two little girls. I live a few miles outside of Washington DC. I have been a member at SC for over a year now. I just love the community, the sketches and the challenges. This is my second term on the team over there. And I think that this term is just going to rock. So if you haven't joined in over there, now is seriously the time to do it.

Now on to the sketch, my creation, and the RAKs involved in the hop.

The sketch,


And now a word about my layout. Every year I do a word of the year. You know, a word that is supposed to help guide you in the upcoming year. Last year my word was "Acceptance." This year my word is "faith." Lately, I have been questioning a lot of things and have found myself on a journey trying to find my place in the universe. I have been reading a lot and even attending church and exploring my faith. So it seemed like a good fit for faith to be my word.


(this layout uses no paper. the base is actually thin cardboard, the back of a 12 x 12 stack of paper. I used crackle paint on it and then misted it and used brushes of distress paint. the wavy line is thick chipboard from technique tuesday. the top piece is white embossed chipboard (I think it is chipboard, it is not grunge board, I don't think) that I purchased from the Ranger/Tim Holtz booth at GASC in June. I inked it with distress ink and glimmer mist. I wanted this page to be very earthy. and I do love how it turned out. then I printed the journaling on a transparency)

Close up-
So that is my page, now on to the RAKs-there are some that make me drool.

1. For one person who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop, they will get the new Spring Market collection from Webster's Pages, including chipboard buttons and twine.
2. For one person who does a layout based on the sketch and posts in the HOP ON section, they will get the Be Mine collection from Echo Park Paper Company.
3. For inviting people to join the group, one person will get a collection of adhesive from Helmar.
4. For one new member over the weekend, they will get some new stamps from Unity and Webster's Pages. (image to come soon, we hope)

Now thank you for visiting my page. If you answer the following question in your comment I will enter you to win a party chipboard album from Bo Bunny, with coordinating papers. The question:

What is your word of the year?

So now hop on over to the very talented Holli.

Have a great weekend.

90 comments:

  1. Love your layout and GREAT word for 2011! :) Thanks for all you do!

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  2. I really love the work you put into this! It's fabulous! Great pick for a word :)

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  3. Beautiful LO, and great word choice! Mine is "focus" this year. here's to a great DT term in 2011!

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  4. Hi Ana,i love your take on the sketch!!!Amazing job!!So happy to be another term with you!!!
    Have a very nice hop!!!Fab work,can't say it enough!!!
    Love,Jolanda

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  5. Wow! No paper and no pictures! great job! Congrats on staying with the DT!

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  6. Lovely layout! So very creative. I'm excited to be working with you for another term!

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  7. What a beautiful LO...I love the colors you used..and a very good word for the year...my word is fearless..:)

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  8. Nice take on the sketch:D Looking forward to working with you.

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  9. Love your page and the message in it.
    Looking forward to working with you!
    Shelly

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  10. Oh, a great idea to have a word for the year. And I love your layout!

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  11. like your year word and you did an amazing job!

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  12. Love your page... it makes a change not to have a photo. My word this year is intuition.

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  13. Great page! I think you know my word already!! Focus! Happy to share with you at SC!

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  14. Great layout! Very creative! My word is Hope...

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  15. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING painting and inking! fab job!
    XOXO
    Leigh

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  16. beautiful page - love your word for the year

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  17. forgot to tell you my word of the year - it's "unwritten"

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  18. very inventive, way to think outside the box!

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  19. Wonderful word and with it, you will find your place in the universe! Great use of color on this page!

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  20. Wonderful LO! So creative. I am really kind of stumped on a word....I know what I want --- control (of spending, of weight...etc) but don't want the word contril---so--any ideas that mean the same thing?

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  21. Stunning layout! My word is LEARN. I want to learn to stay focused (in general) and enhance my scrapbook style.

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  22. Great layout, Ana! What an awesome word to have for the year! :)

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  23. Your LO is amazing! My word of the year is - PERSEVERANCE

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  24. I haven't chosen my word yet but you have reminded me to do it TODAY!

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  25. Great page!! love the colors and great word,too!!!

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  26. I love the word of the year idea and better yet, that you did a LO on it! Which is absolutely fabulous! Love all the GM too!!

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  27. Fab LO..and with no PPs! My word is 'effort'...there are many areas of my life where I need to make more of one!....

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  28. What an incredible project!!! just stunning! My word for the year is Peace

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  29. fabulous - so arty! really looking forward to working with you! x

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  30. Such a cool page! I'm still trying to come up with my word for the year...trying to figure out where God is guiding me on this one.

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  31. you ought to frame this!! seriously!! My word for the year? Blessed :)

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  32. Peerfect choice of word, Ana!! Love this!! :)

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  33. I love your page and the word of the year idea! My word is BALANCE. I've been struggling trying to juggle work, home, church, family, friends, scrapping, laundry, chores, and about a million other things. I've taken some time off work to try and gain clarity on my life and the balance I want from it!

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  34. Very pretty layout. Great colors. I am a happy new follower. Cannot wait to see more fun projects from you.

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  35. Love your word and the fact that you repurposed items.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  36. This is a great page! i love all the look you achieved. My OLW this year is Achieve!

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  37. lovely lo! good word "faith", mine is "better" as in its going to be a better year (:

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  38. Such a great layout - very original!

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  39. I love your take on the sketch and the use of recycled items! That's a good idea, a word of the year! I might have to use that idea on my take on the sketch or another LO! I haven't thought of my word of the year.

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  40. Hi Ana
    Totally different... Look fabulous your great creation.
    Cool idea your question... My word of the year LOVE.
    Greetings from Puerto Rico
    Sony

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  41. It is gorgeous! And faith is such a great word to live by. My word for 2011 is CHANGE.

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  42. Love what you did with the sketch...very cool! Congrats on being on the DT, can't wait to see what else you do!! My word for the year...hmmm...I think will be LEARN.

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  43. Is a different layout!!!
    scrappy room.blogspot.com

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  44. This is really cool. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Dallas

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  45. cool creation :) i love it! xox

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  46. When I first saw your layout in the Forum Ana, I instantly fell in love with it. Great choice of word and love the inking.

    Lili

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  47. Love your layout..very nice. Thanks for sharing.
    Hmmmm...my word would be Growth. Hoping to do a little of that this year.

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  48. Great layout, love that you did not use any paper!

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  49. Gorgeous reminder of your word this year...I love what you did with the paint! My word is **create** as I'm attempting to create every single day this year. My son is growing older, and i need to allow more time for myself and my passion :)

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  50. Great sketch and I like how you chose your word!
    My word is "consistent".

    ncokely
    Felow Cherry at ACOT

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  51. I love your layout. I have become a follower and will pop back over as soon as I get a chance to check out some of you other wonderful projects.
    My word is HAPPINESS

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  52. great job, it looks so magical

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  53. Lovely! My word of the year is PATIENCE. Thanks!

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  54. My word this year is...HOPE.
    I have felt much hopelessness lately..people i love are sick and fighting illnesses and i feel helpless and hopeless. I am going to try and get the hope back.

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  55. How Cool is your page!! My word this year is Faith! I have had my own challenges and have to hold onto Faith in him to get me through every thing! He will never leave us or forsake us!!!
    ~Kim

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  56. Beautiful! Love all your cool techniques! I didn't pick a word of the year but the word that always describes me and my goals is persistence. Be blessed!

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  57. Lovely! My word would be enjoy
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  58. Beautiful lo and I love that you described the process!
    My word is "Create".

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  59. Very inspiring layout, may God bless you on your journey.
    Matthew 7:7
    Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
    Best Wishes!

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  60. Wowzers! What a great idea and layout. I love it! Cheers, Mary

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  61. Hey baby! It's lilkoala3! My word for the year is HOT MEN. Oh wait, that's 2 words...

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  62. Beautiful work! My word for the year is LOVE.

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  63. oooh how pretty! love the layout!

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  64. Love the page! I like the techniques you used. It does give off an earthy feel. Nice to meet you on this blog hop. Gina G

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  65. very pretty layout! Very creative

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  66. Wow - great layout!! I can't believe you didn't use any paper. Very creative!!

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  67. I was very interested in your LO. I pray that your search for faith will lead you to where God would have you be. My word for the year would have to be "follow-through". It's my aim this year, to finish what I start.

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  68. Very pretty! I like that it doesn't have a photo. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Suzy
    suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  69. Oh Ana - this is fabulous! I absolutely love it and the way you made it is just great! Faith is a good word to have I think. I have seen others who are doing that word for the year but I have not been able to come up with a "single word". I have so many goals for this year ... Maybe my word should be "organize" since so many of my goals include organizing - my craft room, my time, my house, my mind LOL! Thanks for sharing this beautiful layout!

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  70. I absolutely LOVE what you did with this layout! I think my word of the year this year is ACCOMPLISH, because there are so many things I want to get done in 2011.

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  71. What a cool idea for a layout. My word for 2011 is hope. Thanks for sharing!
    -Cher

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  72. Great layout. My word for the year is AMAZING. No matter what the day brings I will look for at least one amazing thing and journal about it.

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  73. My word is Health. You layout is lovely. I'm hopping along. tacy H-W
    http://scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com

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  74. Very interesting. I am also doing One Little Word, I think my word will be "blessed" or "content". Haven't decided yet.

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  75. Great job! So cute details
    I like it!!

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