Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December blog hop

The challenge for December's Cliquekit is Anything Goes which is so good for me this month because again I didn't have anything planned when I went to my Christmas crop. I was so unprepared I even forgot my trimmer, luckily I had a pair of scissors with me. Over all it was a productive day with lots of laughs. As I was looking at the layouts I did get done I did find a reoccurring theme FRIENDS. I have childhood friends, mother/daughter bonding, girlfriends and the guys. Enjoy~ 
My first layout Is of my kids and my sons best friend on a rainy day at the park 9 yrs ago. 



My 2nd layout is of my daughter from a few months ago. We both needed a little cheering up so she read me Grimm Fairy Tales. So I thought I would also try and have a cheerful layout. The lace was from a friend at the crop who was clearing out her stash. I love how the the black and white photo lined perfectly with the colored one  even though she was looking at totally different things on the tablet.



My 3rd and 4th layout go together. At first I wasn't crazy about the flower paper but when I came across the group picture I knew I had to use the flower paper.  It is of one of the best girls weekend at a Creative Keepsakes Convention. In the picture is my dear friend who passed away and she loved any and all things pink. I again used lace from a friend and tried to paint the Heidi Swapp words but since all I had was real paint it's a little off. The opposite page is of the same day at lunch with some more dear friends. 



My last layout is also about friends. My son has been blessed with some great friends through the Boy Scouts. There isn't a day that goes by that they don't talk even though none of them go to the same school together. Here they are at the last camp out of the summer this year.


So like I said even without prepping and with out all the right tools it was a very productive crop. Maybe I won't prep anymore, it seems to be working LOL.
Make sure you check out all the talented ladies in today's blog hop and leave a comment at each blog for a chance to win something great from Cliquekits.

Alisha ~You are here~










15 comments:

  1. Wow you have been BUSY creating!! Great job! I love your photo technique with the black/white over the color! Super cool!

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  2. wow! that's a lot of layout, you've been a busy girl! great job!

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  3. You are amazing you made so many layouts and without any prep. You just become in my idol =)

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  4. wow! i can't believe how many layouts you created! go you! i really love the photo technique you used in your second layout - definitely a cool effect that i may have to steal from you!

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  5. Wow, love all of your beautiful layouts!!! Awesome!!!

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  6. I love all your layouts! Good job!!

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  7. Wow Alisha!! You totally kicked butt creating with Enchanted Meadow!! That's fabulous and so are your layouts! Thanks so much for joining us again and racking up those Honor Society Points... which equal scrap cash for you!! So awesome!

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  8. WOW, you have been busy! Awesome layouts. Love what you've done with the kit.

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  9. I love how you went about working with the kit to get all these pages done Alisha! Well done!

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  10. Wow!! That's a lot of layouts! I'm loving your idea of mixing b&w and color pic, that is genius!! I'm doing it on a layout soon :)

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  11. Love the sentiments with your layouts! I never prep for crops but I still don't get a whole lot done...lol

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  12. Great layouts - love the flowers, lace and papers.
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  13. Wow. So many layouts. I love the floral ones And the way you overlapped the photos of your daughter. And I love the earthiness and clean design of your final layout.

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  14. Oh I love the way you layer the black and white photo over the colored!

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