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Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Altered Page Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop-Giveaway

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“Hippity Hoppity… Easter’s on it’s way!" And so is SPRING! (although we are still getting snow here in WI.)I know Spring is coming...
Welcome to The Altered Page blog hop today
You should have arrived here from the 6th stop-
Tina Riley
If you didn't arrive from there I would strongly suggest that you start at the beginning Angela Holt she is the creator and leader of this wonderful idea
 If you happen to get a broken link or lost along the way , just pop back to her blog and check out the list.
I'm so excited to be a part of the blog hop!!I was beyond thrilled when I found this great ning site to get inspiration and share what minimal skills I have compared to some very  talented ladies.
The theme for the Blog hop is Easter/ Spring. With so many ideas hopping around here is what I made.
 I found this wonderful old photo of my father at his sister's wedding in the Spring- many , many years ago.
I am guessing around 1940 but it could be older.
I started by distressing the Vintage Love GLITZ papers with both water and then Tim Holtz distress inks.
Have you tried this ripping and inking technique?
 Here is a close up of some of the details. ALL of the flowers are handmade by me for this layout.
Some I created with my Cricut. Some are fabric, or twisted papers.
I even used an old piece of broken jewelery to accent this cluster.
The blue eggs are from a Stampin Up stamp set I have that has no name on the container. All card stock is from CTMH. I actually got this pleated piece of lace at Hobby Lobby on a roll and sprayed it with a smooch spray to make it this rich color.
I used a few of my favorite pearl swirls from Prima and a distressed kraft tag from Kraft Outlet.They sell some wonderful packages so you can try a lot of kraft paper & products out.Most of the layers are brown and Kraft colored card stock-love that combo with older pictures.
 My next layout is from a kit I purchased from my idol Pinky at TallyScrapers.This is from the Blooms & Wings April kit.This beautiful girl is my oldest daughter.
I used some of the BoBunny and Melissa Francis papers and  distressed the pieces just like I did above.

Wanted to share a close up of the details-I added a few things from my own stash such as flowers I made- pearls and leaves. I also added some of my favorite Prima bling swirls and some paper doilies I sprayed with some smooch from the kit.
I also have been fascinated with the corrugated cardboard and wanted to add some in.
The last thing is the butterfly I altered with a GCD Chip Art alphabet stamp from Melody Ross

Please check out below if you would like to win an alphabet set and chipboard of your own

So are you ready to collect your word???
 One word that comes to me that means Spring is ( GRACE)- new beginnings and a chance to start over.
Now your next # 8 Hippity Hoppity blog is Kathleen Ford
Well if you are still around and are taking the time to read this post you will see that I am doing a giveaway with this blog hop
1. Become a follower of my blog or let me know you have joined through Google Friend Connect
2. Leave a comment telling me your favorite way to alter a card or scrapbook layout.
I will choose a winner on Thursday evening- April 21st and announce on Friday morning.

Please let me know if you have any questions
Thanks for joining me and the talented ladies from The Altered Page.
After the HOP you can stop by Angela's ustream show to be a part of the All day Online Crop! Where she will be creating any and everything!!

I am entering the following:
Frosted Designs-handmade embellishments
Miami Doodle - Crazy for Kraft
Totally PaperCrafts- Springtime
Pals Paper Arts- Flowers
Sassy Studio Designs- Springtime
StampInsanity Stamp Company- Flower Power
Truly Scrumptious- Vintage

Patches of Pink


  1. These are totally stunning, wow, love it!!!
    You are an inspiration to me , thanks !!
    I love to do 'crackling' on an item or page, busy with a 'book box' at the mo, should have it posted to my blog in next week.........:))
    lotsa luv


  3. Oh two amazing projects Dawn, I think the photo is so special and unique to have! and love on the elements on that layout!

    Well I'm already a Follower, so my fav way to alter cardstock and layouts is distressing, tattered edges, giving an aged look with inks and such, its all so fun!

    Have a great rest of weekend!

  4. Gorgeous vintage style layouts! I love your handmade flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

  5. WOWZA...What a gorgeous layout. Love the classic photo and the beautiful flowers.

    I'm a follower. My fave way to alter is to use lots of chipboard and flowers. :)

  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous projects!

  7. OMG, Dawn! What absolutely gorgeous layouts!!!

  8. Your candy has been featured on Blog Candy Lists.

    Thanks Dawn and have fun!

  9. i did join thru google and i like to cut the outline of a picture in the paper and tuck a photo in it so i can have the paper show more. thanks for sharing you page with me. so pretty

  10. ooOOOoooo how pretty is this blog site! everything is so much fun! I need to keep an eye on YOU... love your style and art

  11. I love your vintage wedding layout! sooooo pretty! I am STOP #3!!! Isn't this a fun Hop? come by and see my Spring Project too! Tanks, Kare :)

  12. Thanks for sharing - You are very talented!!!

  13. The only way I can alter a card is by tearing. I do not have the craft supplies to do much.

  14. I am following through Google. My favorite distressing is ink and frayed edges. I adore your wedding photo.

  15. I buy used kids books at Goodwill or Salvation Army, and yard sales. The books have to have hard pages and I cover the pages to make mini albums. It's fun to get books that have an animal shape or other different shape.

  16. I love to alter pages by adding glitter and flocking! Nothing better than texture and shine. =) Thanks so much for everything!

    Blessings and Happy Easter!

  17. Your wedding vintage picture of the wedding is gorgous and the cake is very yummy! Wish I had that pattern when my Daughter got married last July. Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. I too need to keep an eye on this blog, totally amazing and inspiring.Thx for the blog hop and the word Grace.Thx for a chance to win your goodies.

  19. I am now a follower through google friend request :) Beautiful work and great word! I think my favorite technique to use on cards would be hmmmm maybe alcohol inking and embossing combined. Not sure though because I like alot :) God bless.

  20. I love your layouts! I am so happy to now be a follower of your blog! I recently turned a children's board book into a baby book for my new niece. I should be posting a video soon. I love to distress papers and add ink or gold to the edges of the paper.

  21. Your layouts are gorgeous! Lots of handmade embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!!

  22. Just became a follower and as a beginner I mainly do art journaling and love to collage with anything, addicted to scrapbook paper and stamps! Love to make some embellishments with punches and using glossy accents etc. TFS :) Would love to win those goodies lol

  23. Now following thru Google Friend Connect. My favorite things to do pages and cards are with paints, ribbons and stamps. I love working with a variety of things. Thanks

  24. That is really a amazing layout! I love it!! TFS!

  25. Dawn..I love your photo great thing to have thanks for joing us over at frosted designs have a great weekend

  26. Really nice work Dawn. I like the way you used the bingo card.

  27. I am your newest follower I found you at the Patches of Pink link party. I would love it if you could come check out my blog and follow back!

  28. Your projects are gorgeous! I adore altered art!

  29. ohmgosh beautiful work!

  30. Holy Smokes!! Amazing work! Just stunning!!! That vintage pic is soooooo cool too!!

    Great know I follow! Hmmm, I like to emboss or splatter with spritz!

    FINGERS CROSSED on this prize!!!

  31. Oh I love those pages. The one of your father is amazing.
    Thank you for the thank you card and the flower. They will be fun to use.

  32. I like the wedding frame and all of it's embellishments. I like that you used a "tag" to include the date. Beautiful

    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

  33. Gorgeous projects Dawn! Love all the beautiful flowers and embellishments! Fab photos too :)

  34. I love your vintage style,,,,,,,,really perfect,,,with so many details to watch I enjoyed watching your creation.

  35. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  36. Beautiful work, as always! Love all the hand made flowers etc. very nice.

    Altering things, well I love to ink them or to use sprays like Glimmer Mist or some Perfect Pearls in water to spritz them. There is so much you can do to alter.

  37. Beautiful vintage card! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  38. Beautiful page and photo! I don't do much altering typically but when I do it's basically with a bit of edge-inking.

  39. Beautiful layout Dawn, wonderful colour choice, so many beautiful details and your hand made flowers are just Stunning!!

    So glad you could join us at Truly Scrumptious,
    Heather xx

  40. what r u talking about minimal skills? r u nuts? I'm the one w/ minimal skills - it's called NONE!!! and snow????? snow????? someone shoot mother nature.

    the pages are absolutely goooooorrrrrrrGeous!!!

    got your card and goodies. mmmmmwwwaaahhh! now i need to find my mojo because right now it's hooked on this damn computer!!!

    hugs :)

  41. THUD!!! That is me hitting the floor, these are ABSOLUTELY and totally gorgoeus! WOW girl your details on both these layouts are STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Dawn these are both so beautiful!!!1

  43. AWESOME giveaway gifties!
    I like altering a L.O. with the magazine picture and then acrylic 'paint over'...lots of fun for a new look. TY for the chance.

  44. I love your altered project with all the gorgeous details you added. Beautiful, vintage and elegant!! Beautiful layout too!!

  45. oh your work is just stunning Dawn! I love all the gorgeous details you add to your creations!

    I'm so glad you came to share your creations @ Inspire Me Fridays! you are definitely an inspiration!

  46. Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us at StampInsanity this week :D

  47. Wow! What fabulous lay outs - there's so many pretty things to look at - I love your attention to detail.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx