Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Product Spotlight Blog Hop: RELAY RACE

Welcome to our RELAY RACE Blog Hop! If you have come from Wendy's blog then you are on the right path!

If you are just starting out you really need to start from Nikka Geers blog for this one to see how it all transpires. This is a hop that needs to go in sequence to get the full affect. It's like playing a game of telephone but rather than "hearing" a message, we are being visually inspired to create a scrapbook page.

We are doing a twist on our product spotlight blog hop this month. Let me try to explain....

  • First we start with a sketch/layout design that is selected by person number one.
  • Person number one then uses that sketch or layout as inspiration to create her own scrapbook page (using CTMH products). She can use any element(s) from it that she wishes, just NO C.A.S.E.ing it.
  • She then emails her completed page to person number 2.
  • Person number 2 now creates her scrapbook page using person number 1's creation as inspiration.
  • It continues down the line....it will end up kind of like playing a game of telephone only we are using the previous message as inspiration and not trying to pass it along exactly as seen.
On the left you'll see what I received as inspiration from Wendy Kessler:

Since we recently returned from a trip to Disneyland I had already decided I would select photos from that to use.

When I saw the layout had just one photo -- I had the perfect single photo I wanted to showcase alone.

We went to Goofy's Kitchen and of course being a scrapbooker I couldn't say no to the package they present you. You get your photo taken when you get there and at some point during your meal they bring the pictures to you all printed. Our waiter threw in an extra picture of Goofy for my scrapbook so I can keep the other in the "frame" they gave us with our family picture. Goofy's my favorite so when he sweetened the pot for me I really couldn't resist!

Anyways....back to the relay race!

I liked how Wendy used the flower behind her picture to draw your focus in and while flowers aren't my thing in a house of boys, I went with the more basic geometric shape of a circle to use behind my focal photo instead.

I knew my other half of my layout would have photos taken with some of the characters we saw in Goofy's Kitchen so I pulled out the fun stripes from the Tinkerin paper pack to hopefully tie it in. The single photo had a lot of rich browns in it and I really didn't want my Disney pages to be all brown. The yellow background paper is from the Giggles & Grins paper pack.

I did some random stamping using some images from the Recipe Box stamp set to bring in the whole food thing. You'll see that on the Chocolate Cardstock Strip (chocolate ink on chocolate CS).

I copied her embellishment placements but used the Button Brads, 3 to the upper left corner and 1 to the lower right corner.

I'm not completely content with the plain red circle and may change it up but I haven't come up with how...I'd like to find a silhouette head of Goofy to place behind the title to resemble the restaurant logo more completely...we shall see!

I've been so anxious to start scrapbooking our Disney trip and this was the perfect inspiration to get it going.

This is technically the last stop on the hop...I hope you enjoyed seeing how we were each inspired in a different way! But to finalize things...go ahead and hop on back to Nikka's blog to see how she has compiled things all together and to see them all side by side.


Nikka Geers said...

your the oddball of the group and i love you lo. lol. not butterflies, just goofy. you couldnt ask for anything more. thanks for joining the relay race

Adeline E. Brill said...

So different but I love it! Very Goofy!!

Haley D. said...

This is great! The relay has been fun! I love seeing how each piece inspired the other.

Tamytha said...

Love how you mixed and matched papers from different kits. Very cute layout. And I have to say goofy scrapper doing a goofy layout...too funny.

Corina said...

Okay... This layout is stinkin CUTE!!! Love the colors, the symmetry and the fact that you used several paper packets.