Monday, March 21, 2011

Ella blog hop!


Welcome to the Ella Friends Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Monika Wright's blog, and your next stop with be Valerie Mangan's blog.

We are celebrating the everyday, in particular this book recently published by Ella Publishing:


Scrapbooking the Everyday, written by two of my favorite designers Elizabeth Dillow and Tina Cockburn. I love scrapbooking things from my daily life. This book gives me new ideas for incorporating the little stories rather than just the big events. Here's a page I did using the ideas from the book:





I've actually scrapped these photos before, but I have a new story: Art is helping Dominic negotiate the world, so I used these pictures to write about his everyday life as an artist. Like I often do, I added the Pioneer Woman Boost action to the photos. (Side comment: I am amazed at how clean my cabinets and floors look in these photos.) In case you can't read it, the rub-on from Daisy Bucket says, "That's the wonderful thing about crayons - they can take you to more places than a starship." It's from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Perfect in so many ways for this dude.

Design-wise, I thought it would be appropriate to paint a little on this page about art. To scruff up the paint a bit, I also stamped on it with a grid stamp. The blue ribbon was a rub-on I got with my February Studio Calico kit Candy Shoppe. I put it on white paper, cut it out, and adhered it with dimensional adhesive to look like a real ribbon.

Thank you so much for visiting! If you liked the visit, please stop by again; sign up to follow, which makes it even easier. And now for the prize:

If you want to win a copy of Scrapbooking the Everyday, leave a comment on this post, telling about some everyday thing in your life that makes you happy. From the comments left today, I'll draw a winner!

Your next stop will be to visit Valerie Mangan. If you missed any of the other friends, here's the hop in its entirety:

38 comments:

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

That ribbon is a cute touch! Life is pretty good at the moment. I'm enjoying work, found a new place to stay, and I've just received my SC box! lol..

malwa said...

Really nice 2-pager. Love the colours!

Regarding an everyday thing that makes me happy... It's, of course, the little ritual i and my youngest DD has during the evenings when she is to go to sleep - she tells me I'm "the best in the world2 and I answer that "you're the best in the world too". <3

Lisa said...

so many everyday things makes me happy; the voice of my daughter when she comes through the door after school, the dogs playing in the snow, my morning coffee.

Laura said...

I love hearing about my granddaughters day when I pick her up from school.

Lee Currie said...

Wonderful pages, Jennifer, as always :) Happy Spring! Here's to many more everyday moments of inspiration.

joel & ginny said...

I love the fleeting days this time of year when I can have the windows open before the season for pollen hits. Love the fresh breeze coming in the windows!

Love the painting you added to your LO!

Monica said...

nap time! It's amazing how much I can get done while my child is napping. :)

ruth said...

I love my quiet time with coffee each day...makes a great start!

of stuff about me! said...

love how you framed the pictures in your layouts with paint! Adding that to my stack of notes from this blog hop! Thank you!

I love reading blogs daily. It expands my horizons and inspires me!

Susan said...

I love seeing the spring sports equipment showing up around our house, especially after this long winter! Thanks for the chance to win ~

Lara said...

the time spent in my car taking my daughter to her acting practice. great time to talk and find out about her day.

Jenny McGee said...

My morning cup of tea with my son, before school. Thanks for a chance to win.

Peg said...

Love the way you made the diagonal corners on the paint. Great layout. Oh, so much makes me happy but paper crafting is a safe bet pretty much anytime!

louisemerriman said...

Love the layouts! Thank you for the opportunity!

TinaM said...

My happy moment comes at the end of the day when I treat myself to my nightly Weight Watcher ice cream bar!

Melissa said...

Love your layout, especially the way you added paint and the grid stamp! My favorite everyday thing is my morning coffee. :)

Jen said...

Great LOs, as usual, and I love the quote! Everyday it makes me happy to pet out cat. And since we adopted a second one yesterday, I expect to be twice as happy! Thanks for the chance to win the e-book!

BunnyFreak said...

Reading blogs daily, spending evening time with my family make me happy.

DanaMK said...

I love so many of the little things in my dailly life. One of them is enjoying my cup of coffee while hanging out with my little guy.

Aliza said...

Dinnertime together has become a favorite of mine.
And, BTW, glad to meet another Buffy fan.

jackie said...

Everyday when I get home my dogs run down down the stairs to greet me.

Sara said...

Love the paint! I enjoy my cup of hot tea, talking to my Mom, reading in bed. So many things! :)

Miss Kathy said...

Cute layout about your little boy. Love the hugs I get each morning when the grandkids arrive to catch the school bus.

Chris Hertel said...

I love the PW actions!! Fun layouts. Thanks for the chance at an ebook.

Jenny said...

Such a cute layout! Thanks for a chance to win!

Briana said...

I love picking up my son from daycare and talking about our day on the drive home. :) Oh- and kudos to you for using those pink alphas on a "boy" page!

9isfine said...

I love all the layers in your layout. The everyday stuff that makes me happy are all the hugs and kisses - good morning, good bye, hello after school, good night etc.

Lisa said...

I love the car ride home after I pick up my boys from school - hearing about their days, answering a million questions, listening to them chat together. Makes work seem very far away. Thanks for a chance to win this book!

Miss Niki said...

I love reading! (books, children's books, the newspaper, blogs, etc.) I love reading!

Jeri Pettingill said...

This ebook looks to be great inspiration plus practical application.

Kimberly said...

My baby boy ... He's almost 2 and is just so sweet.

scraphappymom2000 said...

Seeing my kids read instead of playing video games.

justasiam said...

I love my coffee and sudoko puzzle when I get home after work before I tackle the household stuff.

Nicole Voth said...

My son's giggle - he has such an adorable smile!

Majic Scrapbooker said...

The first coffee of the day, after everyone's left for work, school & uni...just peace & quiet and me & the dog!

Winnie said...

I love all the little details on your double layout! The different (but sometimes the same!) antics my two little dogs get up to every day make me happy. :D

brandi said...

Diner !! That is what I love about my everyday

Jerri Silman said...

I love how when my husband gets home from work the first thing my daugter does is say "Swing me like this Daddy!" And she puts her body sideways and hands out to show him how she wants him to swing her.