Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paper Trail Blog Hop - Roxie

Welcome to the December edition of the Paper Trail blog hop. If you have arrived here from Terri's blog you are on the right track. (If not, don't worry. This hop is circular so you can start anywhere.) I'm loving the pinks and blacks in this paper pack!

I started out with a layout using a fun technique my friend Linda showed me to draw attention to a small portion of a photo: crop the significant part and then mat it and place it over the hole in the photo to emphasize one portion on the whole photo.

I was nervous when I attempted this technique, but I love the way it draws attention to the tulip leaves to that they don't get lost in the snow. This layout is out of the ordinary for me in that it doesn't include any journaling, but I think the other elements - photos, title, butterflies and colors - work together to tell the story.

On my layout I also used hemp and the Just Blooms Flutter Paper Shapes.

I loved the Roxy paper so much that I decided to use it to create some cards for a young girl's birthday and a baby girl's baptism.

This template worked well for both cards. The Art Philosophy cartridge and the Cricut made it quick and easy. I really like the ready made zip strip border on these papers! I used some small sparkles and hemp on these cards as well.

Are you ready for some more Roxy fun? Hop on over to Linda's blog to see what she has created!


  1. awesome layout Connie - cards are cute too!

  2. Great idea for highlighting something in the photo! I need to try that. You are right: it does make the tulips stand out!

  3. Love the layout and you are right - it needs no journaling, your photos & butterflies say it all. I have to try that photo technique now. Nice job with the cards, too.

  4. Oh, cool, I should try that technique! Beautiful work. :)

  5. Love the layout...a lovely way to spotlight your photo!

  6. Love what you did with the Roxie paper pack. I will have to try the technique on the scrapbook page.