Thursday, November 11, 2010

Celebrating friendship with Ella Best Friends!

When I was invited to join Ella friends, I was so excited. The company is amazing, publishing regular scrapbooking inspiration through ebooks. I own them all, and love them all. They are a treat. And this group of friends is FILLED with talented women; each one has such varied talents, I am already learning a lot from them as well as enjoying their virtual company. I look forward to working with them through the next year!

To celebrate this group, we are hosting a blog hop today with the theme of friendship. I have posted the links to each woman below, and invite you to please visit each blog throughout the day. There may be some giveaways involved!

When I thought of friendship, I immediately thought of my husband, Derick, who is my best friend. I met him at the Mall of America, working at a now-defunct bookstore. Ever since, he's been the person I can talk about ANYTHING with. He helps me laugh, he makes me think critically about things...in short, he's my best friend as well as the love of my life. Here's my layout celebrating my guy (click on the photos to see them larger):




I used my latest Studio Calico kit for this. I spritzed some Maya mist on the background (yellow and blue), then randomly stamped with a grid with some brown ink. I then laid down the papers and embellishments. The design comes from an Allison Davis sketch.

*I owe special homage to my husband right now because I got an idea for a LO starring him recently; as a result, he's been wearing his cool t-shirts every day and reminding me to take his picture. Honey, I love you.

Now for the giveaway!

One of my favorite products is border punches. I have a version of my favorite punch, the super big scallop from EK Success (not its official name):

I have one to give away! (The glare from the packaging required that I put my punch next to it so you could see what it looks like!)

*If you would like to be entered in the chance to win this punch, please become a follower of this blog, then link with a comment saying you are a follower. Already a follower? No problem! Just add a comment letting me know. Comments will be open in this post until Saturday at 8 P.M. CST.*

Now please go visit the blogs of the other Ella friends throughout the day, and enjoy meeting this incredibly talented bunch!










28 comments:

curlyqmosaics said...

What an adorable layout, and that punch is way cool! I have never even seen that style before!

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

I'm now a follower - gotta love fellow scrappers from the Midwest

Lisa said...

I am now a follower - after stalking all through LOAD once or is it twice, I am delighted to have found your blog! You have such a great scrap style and I look forward to seeing you on the Ella blog this year!

joel & ginny said...

I just became a follower. Beautiful LO, Jennifer!

Lee Currie said...

LOVE that layout, Jennifer. It's so nice to see you chose that way to celebrate your relationship with your husband. It's also been so nice getting to know you better through your layouts and here on the blog. I am a follower, of course - via my Google Reader :)

Christina said...

I'm a follower! And the Midwest ROCKS! :)

The Kitch Family said...

I just became a follower, though I visit your blog regularly. :) Love that you chose your hubby as your best friend - I would've chosen mine too! Dana

tdleitch said...

Love, love, love the layout! Signed up as a follower as well! Great blog.

See you over at club ck!

{ Chelsey } said...

I've been a follower for a while now!! Love this layout and this punch!! :)

Jessica said...

Hey it's Jess over at Club CK. Found your blog and am now a follower. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Courtney said...

great layout! Glad to see you on the Ella team!

Brenda Johnston said...

LOVE this layout! One of my favorites that you've done!

sollie said...

I just became a follower. Love your layouts!
http://sollie79.blogspot.com

greetz, Isolde

Leah said...

Just signed up to be a follower...my stalking days are over!!

Rita said...

I'm a new follower... I try to win... thanks!
beautiful LO

Jody said...

Just signed up!

Jen said...

I have been following your flickr uploads since Feb LOAD, and now I am following your blog! Love your work, and so happy we will see you at Ella. The punch looks awesome - thanks for the chance to win!

Ginny said...

What a sweet layout! I'm a follower

malwa said...

I'm a follower to your lovely blog since a couple of months! And I'm a big fan of border punches, too... ;)

Have a nice weekend!

Diana said...

Sweet page!
Did you get your kit already?!
I'm doing international shipping on mine so next week, at best... .
Don't enter me for the punch though, I think I have that one already (or one similar.)

Jenny McGee said...

Great punch, great layout. I am now a follower of your blog. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jamie McG said...

I am officially a follower now! I do check your blog often as I get completely inspired every time I visit! Thank you, Jennifer.

Valerie said...

Love your page Jennifer - it's so fun to see how everyone is interpreting this theme. I thought of my hubby, too...beautiful page and I love how you used the new SC kit!

Donna Jannuzzi said...

I love this layout Jennifer, but then, I love all of your layouts. :) You've really inspired me... I like how your photos are from two different events (times?). I don't have too many photos of me and my husband, but I could do this. Oh, and no need to enter me into the drawing - although I have been a follower for some time now, anonymously. :)

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

I've been a lurker thru the RSS feeds, but am now officially a follower!! That is such a beautiful page...

justasiam said...

Forgive me if I have double posted; I just dont see my comment here. Ijust mentioned that I signed up to be a follower, and would love to win the punch! Looking forward to getting to know your blog better!

Jenni said...

i LOVE this layout jennifer!! What an awesome way to document your marriage!!

Keshet said...

What a sweet LO! Love it!