Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! 3rd Anniversary Celebration Edition 2012 World Showcase Blog Hop.

If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have just been wowed by Dawn Mills' Doily Delight 12 x 12 layout.  Dawn is a FABULOUS Designer and always shares something special for UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!

If you are just joining the Blog Hop, no problem, as you can start at any point. All the Designer's Blogs are linked together so you will be able to see ALL the FANTASTIC projects we have for you.

Here is the project I have designed for this blog hop, "Family Fotos".  It's not too often that I see 8 1/2" x 11" scrapbook layouts, but it happens to be my favorite option. I like being able to use the same size card stock for my standard sized cards and for my scrapbook pages.

If you look closely you will see I drew the inspiration for this layout right from our "Family Fotos". Everything from the colors to the "band" of flowers were inspired by the photos.

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  1. Wonderful layout, I love all the flowers.

  2. Ditto to Kris, this is a beautiful layout.

  3. I love, love, love this layout. I need to get some pics of my sister and me and try to put something like this together. Thank you for sharing.

  4. This layout is so beautifully balanced, so aesthetically pleasing. Your eye just moves right through the layout, color, shapes. Lovely.

  5. The small flowers with rhinestones make this layout spectacular.

  6. I love how clean this layout is but yet has so much color and design. It's not cluttered and it's gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing. I never understood why people would want to scrapbook in 8.5x11 - now I know. Thanks for explaining that!

  7. Very cute! I just love all of these scrapbooking ideas. Thanks to all for sharing.

  8. Great project, love the layout thank you for sharing.

  9. Great colors!!! Beautiful pages.

  10. Gorgeous Layout and love the flower band!!

  11. Beautiful layouts! I so love that you took everything right from the photos. I really love the sponging or dtp on the one strip. Gotta go look at the pdf. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy!
    stampindebs at aol dot com

  12. So pretty! Thank you for the inspiration x

  13. These large flowers are the perfect accent! I need to do more with MDS I think!!

  14. Great use of color & design on your scrapbook pages. I agree with the use of more 8 1/2 x 11 pages. Thanks for sharing.
    Marsha E

  15. Oh Katie, this is so sweet. Love the pictures (they just pop from the page) and love the layouts!!

  16. what a nice picture.

  17. Great layout!! I love how you used elements from your picture in your design!

  18. Katie, this is my favorite layout for the hop. I love everything about it. You got this one spot on girlfriend. Color is gorgeous as is the layout and the pictures too! Super job!

  19. Great layout. Clean, yet full of fabulous details. I love it!!


  20. Awesome page, I love the colours you've used :)

  21. Great color combo! I love the row of flowers too.

    christie daugherty

  22. What a great layout and color combo!! I just LOVE it!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

  23. Love it, Katie! What a beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Awesome layout! I love the trail of buttons, bling and flowers leading right through your beautiful family photos. Very versatile too! Erika

  25. oh my... I love these colors together and this layout! What a beautiful family! thanks for the inspiration!