Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back to School Hop ~ Day 2

Welcome to the fun Back to school Blog Hop Day 2! 

There are several Sponsors for the hop. Be sure to leave a comment on everyones blog to be eligible to win blog candy from one of the Sponsors. You should have hopped on over here from Jenny's Blog, if you happened here from the Sketchy Saturday Challenge, or Spotlight Sunday and want to hop along start at Michelle's Blog. Its a two day hop but not everyone has a project a day but some do and if you didn't hop yesterday you will want to hop today!

I chose to do a couple Digital Layouts, since I am unable to scrap right now due to my arm being in spasms all week. Which is why I haven't been around much online either. I am not a huge fan of the digital but its a nice mix for those quick pages. I an getting to like it for that. I also, add brads and other "3-D"/"real" embellishments when i get the actual 12 x12 Digital Layout Prints. I don't think I will ever go all digital cause I really enjoy doing my own thing and with digital I feel a bit trapped in a box. CTMH Studio J is a great way to dip your toes in without having to know a whole bunch or downloading a single thing. It gives you some control of choices. You can add and delete photo wells too. I am just getting my big toe wet.  

I used CTMH Studio J. For Paper Kit I used the new paper "roxie", (also available in double sided paper for regular scrapbooking and as always the new and retired CTMH papers are available in Studio J (digital Scrapbooking)). I thought this paper pack screamed my daughters name, its not your "typical" school paper but this paper is so her. I used "Backstage" for the "pattern".  Which just loved the name of the "pattern"/pre-layout since she did tons of Dance in High School. I also, used several embellishments, distressing and My stickease to "embellish" the layout. I changed the papers from the Studio J "default choices". Its her Graduation which is more "end of school year" than beginning, but since I can't get to all my photos as my usb cord to my external hard drive is bad (at least that is what we are praying for and not that the HD went bad!) and are waiting (what seems to be forever) for the usb cord that we had to special order from the company (but they are paying for it since its under warranty). 
without any further babbling here is my Layout:

If you'd like to see my Digital Layout from yesterday click HERE

If you've never heard of CTMH (Close To My Heart) you can check out my website HERE. You can check out Studio J HERE. CTMH has a new Idea Book with lots of new items, including the Cricut Cartridge (which for month of Sept. any proceeds from sales of the cartridge, I am donating to the American Cancer Society, that is only ordering thru me it is not a CTMH thing).

Now you are off to Lynne's Blog 

In case you get lost along the way here is the whole line up:

Stephanie ~
Bobbi Jo ~



  1. Another great layout! TfS

    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

  2. My daughter graduated in 09 and your layout made all that come rushing back! It's a great layout, Jill...

  3. I love your layout so very cute love the colors and it brings back so many memeories. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  4. Beautiful layout, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

    Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations, I am now a follower. :)

    I would be honored if you stopped by my craft blog, Made Especially For You.


  5. Hello! Saw you on Blog Farm
    Sounds like a fun hop!

  6. I love that paper pack. It is on my wish list. Great layout, sorry to hear about your arm.

  7. This is so cool. Love the colors! Thanks, CallyAnn(new follower)

  8. Beautiful Layout. I love it!!


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