Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2015 Design Team Call

I'm looking for SCRABOOKING designers for the Layoutaweek blog!!

You would create one scrapbook page (single or double page layout, Project Life style is ok, must be 12x12 or 8.5x11 - no mini book pages), once a month to post on the http://Layout-A-Week.blogspot.com blog. It must have a tutorial with either a video or step out pics. There is no monetary compensation at this moment BUT I will send you a box of STUFF to create with AND promote you on social media AND add you to the Hydrangea Hippo designer group where we chat about design stuff. 


- You must have a blog
- 1 post a month of a 12x12, 8.5 x 11 scrapbook single or double page layout (Project Life style ok). This post will be on the Layout-A-Week blog
- Must be tutorial or video showing at least a technique - does not have to be the whole project, just a technique
- Multi-photo layouts encouraged
- Be active on social media. Sharing your work on social media is a plus!
- Good photography is a plus
- Term: 6 months


- GENEROUS Box of crafty supplies
- Promotion on Hydrangea Hippo and Layout-A-Week social media accounts
- Access to the Hydrangea Hippo designer group where you can get feedback, mentoring, and more
- Bio on the Layout-A-Week Blog
- Opportunity for cross promos and blog hops (possible)


Send an email to jennifer[at]hydrangeahippo.com with:
- a link to your blog
- a short bio (max 300 words)
- a link to a video or stepped out tutorial you've done in the last 6 months
less than 300 words about why you want to be on the Layout-A-Week team

Deadline to apply is March 5, 2015. Thanks!

Together with Sewing

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a fun technique that will add lots of texture to your scrapbook pages, sewing.
Supplies Used:
Cardstock, Kraft and Yellow - Darice
Patterned Papers, Embellishments - Crate Paper Open book
Sequins - Unknown

The process for this project was really quite simple.  After cutting my kraft cardstock to 10" square, I added just a bit of adhesive to the back of my kraft cardstock in the middle to hold it still, then ran the stitches from my machine around the edge twice. Don't add adhesive where you plan to sew or it could gum up your needle.   Don't worry about being perfect with your stitches here, the little bits of wandering just add more interest.
From here I layered my patterned papers and photos.
Added a few embellishments
The last step was adding a few sequins for a bit of whimsy and sparkle.
I really love the interest that the stitches added to my page, and hope you give this technique a try.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Green is a colour I love working with, especially if it's TEAL green LOL !!!! but this time I've really pushed myself and used sage green.
Start by painting and when I say painting I mean pop a bit of paint on a baby wipe and rub onto the cardstock.
Next spritz a bit of a water based spray onto your resist mat and using the lid, make some circles on the cardstock.

With the ink still wet, sprinkle on some Embossing powder, shake off and heat set

Next, using a piece of watercolour card, spritz with a lighter ink, then lay a stencil over and spritz with a darker ink. Dry with a heat tool.

Whilst I had the embossing powder out, I inked up a few flowers and a polaroid frame and embossed those.

Added a few splatters with the ink before sticking it all down.
Thanks for looking
Marion xxx

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Hello everyone!  Sarah here with a fun 8.5x11 layout.  I'm going old school and scrapping a picture of my husband and I before we got married.  I have recently realized I hadn't scrapped any pictures of us when we were dating....whaaa???  That was such an important time, so I'm taking care of that and going back and scrapping our dating pictures (circa 2000-2002). Here is my first one.  We took some great pictures on the beach before he left for Basic Training for the Air Force.  I took one of my favorites and used the BEAUTIFUL beachy line by Webster's Pages (designed by Adrienne Looman).  How gorgeous are they?  Check out the video for my process.

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Adrienne Looman for Webster's Pages
                                Crate Paper (Maggie Holmes Styleboard line)
Alphas: Amy Tangerine Thickers - Goodness
Wood Veneer: Evalicious, custom
Enamel dots: My Mind's Eye
Flair: Studio Calico
Vellum stickers: Studio Calico Color Theory
Other: square doily, lace ribbon, burlap

I hope you enjoy it and please come on over to my blog: The Scrap Angel

Have a great week!