Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mosh Posh Blog Hop!!

Hello there!! Welcome to Day 2 of the Mosh Posh Blog Party! Today a few members of our design team are showing off some up close shots of our May Layouts and giving you some insight into our creative process.

I have a scrapbooking tool that I absolutely love. My Fiskars XL Circle Punch. I *love* my circle punch. If I can't find embellishments that are exactly the right color that I need, I always know that I can make my own! Plus, this is a very cost effective way to scrapbook. There are always scraps left over just begging to be circles! :)

For this layout, I started off with making a background with the circles. I inked them so that they would stand out against the cardstock. I then punched out more circles for the tree. Then I just trimmed them until they were the exact size that I wanted. I didn't want them to be perfect circles, so this worked exactly as I wanted it to.

A leftover piece of ribbon, a felt heart, a few chipboard butterflies (which I could have cut out of patterned paper if I hadn't had any) and I was done! Easy peasy scrapbooking.

Thank you so much for stopping by on our blog hop today!! Just to show how much I appreciate all of the people who read my blog, I would like to offer this little RAK for one lucky reader! Just leave a comment here to have a chance at these 100 buttons and 100 Prima flowers. You can never have enough buttons or blooms, right? You have until 9:00PM, Friday, May 22 to enter! Have a great day!

49 comments:

connie said...

I love the way you used the circles as the background. Very cute LO!

Tiffany said...

I coincidentally only just received my circle punch in the mail today. Your layout has given me lots of ideas on how to use the punch. The circle background and tree are soooo unique. And easy to do too! Great job!

ellen s. said...

my circle punch is my FAVE tool! love how you made that tree!

Joli said...

I think I need to make a trip to Michael's for a circle punch.....

Jenny said...

love your upclose peek, Estee!

CherrieScraps said...

Love my Fiskars circle punches too - I have made a tree like that with mine also. Great job Estee - you are always so inspiring!!

FirstLady Jen said...

Ooh, I love the cute flower pot cookies in your previous post, adorable! I always enjoy your scrap LO's, you are very inspiring!

Michelle said...

Estee, you know I love EVERYTHING you make!! I don't have fiskars circle punch, but do have 2 of CM's.. I love your up close pics!!!

Miss Em said...

Completely agree...never have too many flowers and buttons! Cute LO.

Monica said...

I love the circle accents! Thanks for the giveaway! Your blog is always lots of fun to read.

Monica said...

I love the circle accents! Thanks for the giveaway! Your blog is always lots of fun to read.

Vanessa said...

Love the layout!!! It is soooo adorable!!!!

Nicole Laird said...

That LO and that tree are amazing!! I've been wanting a large circle punch for a while now. I may be out buying one very soon....total inspiration!

Lal said...

I love the way you made the tree our of circles! And no, you can NEVER have enough buttons or flowers :D

Misty C said...

all this talk about the circle punch lately - I must run out and get one...thanks for the inspo!!

patty w said...

Nice blog, you do beautiful work!

New to your blog, came from Mosh Posh, so I'm enjoying myself looking around!

sarah_n said...

You are always rockin' that circle punch... and I LOVE IT!!! =) Thanks for the chance at a RAK!

Holly said...

I love your page and the circles! I know what my next tool purchase will be now!!

meganklauer said...

Love all the circles!!!

Brook said...

Estee, you can make even the most ordinary circle punch a very magical tool indeed. And you are definitely the best at offering such YUMMY rak's. ;)

Shana said...

Love tree LO's. This is adorable. I have yet done one that I actually like. I have a couple tree patterns on cricut carts and I like your paper piecing much better!

I have to tell you I laughed when I saw you refused to drive a van! LOL I'll just say Amen!

gudrun said...

Love your LO with the circle-tree. SO beautiful. :)
Your rak is awesome. :)
xo

kyopuce said...

i love all this circle !!
your LO is beautiful !
kiss from France
kyopuce

Charisma3103 said...

Love your layout Estee love all the circles just to cute

Jennifer said...

I too love, love, love my circle punch! Loving your tree ~ I'm a scraplifting! Thanks for sharing!

Jenn in Vancouver

abbie said...

I've been wanting to get a circle punch...I think you've just inspired me enough to go get one! Always love your stuff Estee!!

lifeheARTist said...

Estee, you're just so creative with "piecing" on your layouts. This is really gorgeous work! : )

lam said...

love how you used circle son your beautiful layout

pictures2pages said...

Love your handmade tree with the circles!!!

I agree you can never have to many buttons!!

Jen said...

Thanks for the idea....I love my Fiskars punches! I use them on EVERYTHING!!!! Thanks for the oppertunity for the RAK!

Carmen O. said...

OMGosh Estee I love circles too and think of all the scraps that can be cut into them as well. Loving your fabulous LO and the tree is AWESOME!

I too believe you cannot have enough buttons or blooms! Thanks for the chance to win. :D

Katherine said...

I love circles! Your tree is awesome. I just talked myself out of the circle punch because I have 3 different circle cutters. But now I really want one! Thanks for sharing :)

ange said...

Love my circle punch too! I love how you made the tree...great lo!!

interactthis said...

I love my circle punch too.

Linh C. said...

Great layout! I love circles too. :)

Bethany Kartchner said...

What an awesome LO! I totally love it!

Z said...

I don't have that punch but I know what you mean I have the retro flower punch and feel the same way about it since I purchased it I when I have a scrap I think hmmm can i squeeze one little flower out of it?? yep probably and I do it then just keep my extra flowers for whenever I need it because you are right youcan never have to many flowers!!

Tezzan said...

What a wonderful layout...

rosegarden said...

I really need to do a circle layout. I love the look of this!

shopgirlaudi said...

Love all the circles for your background. Love the tree. So cute. I love swinging pics:)

Sigmagirl said...

Adorable! I love my Xl Circle punch too! Thanks for sharing!

Jen

rajah1116 said...

I LOVE that circle punch! I need to get me one of those!

Heather said...

OH my goodness Estee! You are an enabler. Now I need that punch! Your layout is adorable. What a great RAK you're offering too! I'm having a ton of fun on the blog hop.

Penny said...

Love that idea of using the circles of pattern paper to cover the background page. I will definitely be trying that soon.

*Chelle* said...

Gotta love those punches!!! :) The way you keep layering and layering to create the tree is too cool!!

NanaBeth said...

I cannot believe how much I am learning on this blog hop. I have to become a Mosh Posh follower. Thanks to all of you.

pattyb said...

I have one of those circle punches and I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

ClaraD said...

Hi Estee! Like I told Jenny & Brook, I'm a little late with the blog hopping ... but better late than never, right? LOL

Just wanted to let you know that I stopped by today, and I'm loving all that you're doing over at Mosh Posh :)

weze said...

love buttons & flowers.......u can never have enuf of either!