Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ta-Da Blog Hop Starts Today!!!!

The BLOG HOP starts at TaDa Creative Studios’ Blog  -- so head there to begin your hop and to be sure not to miss any designers! Thank you!  Otherwise...

WELCOME from Christy's blog!
Welcome to TaDa Creative Studios’ 
After The Holiday Blog Hop!
TaDa Creative Studios is excited to sponsor its first blog hop ever! Throughout the Hop, we will be featuring projects from our most recent collections – Jolly Holly Days, Big Top , and Bountiful Blooms. We hope that you enjoy reviewing all the projects just as we enjoyed created them for you!

My double-layout project uses Jolly Holly Days!  Christmas is so fresh in my mind that I needed to take the time to capture those precious moments that each of my children had.  There was no better way than with this TaDa collection!! 

As many of you, I love to scrapbook!  However, having four children requires me to sort through tons of pictures - all of which are sentimental to me.  Due to the amount of pictures I have, I am always trying to find layouts that can handle multiple pictures as well as some fun and craftiness.  When I looked at this collection (Jolly Holly Days), the stockings truly inspired me.  From this aspect, my design sprung:

I used the "Long Stocking" paper as my beginning guide.  I placed a slice of "Hung with Care" for the opposite side of the stocking (the see-through side, so-to-speak).  From there I matched a solid paper to the red in the "Hung with Care" and started on the other half of the double lay out.  I used the reverse of "Hung with Care" to create a swoop of stockings, adding bling and a title where I could.  I then built a fireplace using "Ginger and Lace" and scraps from my first papers and the "Snippets and Clippets".  So you know - the "Snippets and Clippets" can be cut and sliced to add embellishments throughout any project - as you can see in my layout.  Of course the last thing is to add the perfect pictures and a bit of journaling.....and TA-DA...I have a lovely layout!!!

Here they are up close:
Now a reminder of the logistics....

Leave a comment on all of the participating blogs (listed below).   Important: On the TaDa Creative Studios’ Blog, please leave a COMMENT to the question "What was your favorite project?"

WhenSaturday, Jan. 15 from 10:00AM U.S. Central Standard Time to Monday, Jan. 17 at 11:59PM U.S. Central Standard Time.
Winners:  Three lucky people will be randomly selected and announced on Wednesday, Jan. 19 - visit TaDa Creative Studios’ Blog for good news!
Prizes:  Three different prizes will be given away – one of each featured collection Jolly Holly Days, Big Top , or Bountiful Blooms.  TaDa Creative Studios reserves the right to choose which collection to send to the winners.
HOP AWAY In An Orderly Fashion!

TaDa Creative Studios
Margie Higuchi
Nicole Stark
Stacey Hansen
Rita Barakat
Julie Detlef
Christy Davis
Marianne Luken 
Your last hop is back to TaDa Creative Studios’ Blog to leave comment to answer “What project was your favorite?”  

Thanks for visiting, good luck, and please come back from time to time!


  1. Marianne! I love what you did on your pages...chimney with stockings and the long stocking! Lots of work on those paper piecings - wow! GREAT JOB!!

    Thanks so much for participating :)

  2. LOVE that banner of Christmas ideas, super cool!

  3. I really love how you created that banner! Awesome!

  4. Great use of lots of pieces from this collection Marianne! And great way to squeeze in as many photos as possible, without making it look crowded. Love it!

  5. I really like that curved banner. So cute! Great layouts.

  6. Awesome layout!!! Love the stockings and the banner too! TFS

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  7. Love the double page, especially the loooong stocking!

  8. I love the way you used this Christmas line. So cute.

  9. you rocked this two page spread. tfs

  10. Love this line for Christmas stuff...would work will with my pics from this year, TFS