Young Scrappers Unite Blog Hop

Friday, July 1, 2011

Yay! It's here! I've been so eagerly anticipating this hop, it isn't even funny. I think it's because I've been blog hop deprived for awhile now.

So here's the drill, if you've just stumbled across my blog or if you're a regular reader (hi!), you'll want to head back and start at Marie's Blog.

If you a part of the hop, you'll probably have just come from the lovely Stephanie's blog. (She makes completely awesome cards btw!)

And now you're here at the paperheARTproject!

Hi!! I'm so happy you're here =D that's me smiling from ear to ear!

A quick bio...
My name is Jamie, I'm a 26 year old Texan, who is currently living in Houston (boo!) but only because I love my job (yay!). All I've ever wanted to do since I was young was travel, and thank fully my job lets me do that from time to time (see I told you it was good)! I scrap a lot of travel photos and lots of pages of my adorable nephew, Urijah. Sometimes I make cards (but I don't think I'm very good). And my favorite color is yellow! Something random about me? I like to drink soda flat and room temperature =)

And now on to my page...
I think I might be most excited to share one of my favorite pages ever, with you. It couldn't not be one of my favorites, since it features all my favorite schtuff!

The color scheme is one of my favorites: browns, yellows and grays. Gray & brown, especially because you're "not suppose to" is one of my favorite combos. And I love adding the pops of yellows and teals!

The idea...
I've had the idea for this layout in my head for awhile now, and I finally got it down on paper.

It all started with a trip to Istanbul, that I took in March.
I was traveling by myself at the time and I just couldn't help thinking, "Oh Jamie, what have you got yourself into?!"

It happens nearly every time I travel, especially when I first get somewhere. But at least 95% of the time, it goes away so quickly that all I can think about is how fortunate I am to be wherever I might be at the time!

I'm really good about stepping out of my comfort zone, btw.

My favorites...
I've already mentioned that travel is one of my favorite topics, and here's what else I included on the page that is my favorite:

Washi tape! Or any paper tape really. And most especially the awesome Hambly Studios ones in all the fabulous colors.

This teal wood-grain is probably most definitely my favorite.

Another favorite, light bulbs! I collect them. I've always had this obsession with light and then I took a photography class in college and gained a whole new perspective on it. I owe Nicephore Niepce a big one, for combining two of the most wondrous things in the world, light and images. Plus they're yellow. Come. on!

And I just had to include perhaps, my most favorite sheet of patterned paper ever created! That gorgeous sheet from Crate Paper. It's a wood grain with oh so pretty cream flowers. Swoon!

Also a favorite, multi-colored baker's twine. The sets from House of Three/Pink Paislee are just gorgeous.

And finally, the words...
I created my own "twill" strip in MS Word, and added it to the bottom of the design.

I truly believe these words:
Travel often, travel far.
Live life to the fullest.
Zero regrets.
One life, just one.

Well, there you have it, my page! In all of it's Kraft/Yellow/Teal goodness.
I hope you'll find your way back to my little corner of the internet some day =)
Here's to seeing ya soon!

And thus, my moment in the spotlight has come to an end. But hop on over to Heather Ruwe's blog: Icing on the Cake!

And be sure to keep hopping and commenting ;) ;) for the chance to win some fun prizes! Oh, and the hop officially begins at noon today, so if some haven't got their posts live, be sure to come on back through. You have until Monday, 4 July at 11:59 pm CST.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xxbesos

81 comments:

  1. I love those lightbulbs, Jamie! So bright and fabulous! They fits perfectly in on this fabulous page =) Thank you so much for joining our bloghop!

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  2. i love every single thing about this page. perfection!

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  3. awesome layout! love the color combo! :)

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  4. Loved the layout and the yellow color is super cute..esp the yellow patterned paper.

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  5. Love your color scheme! Fabulous page!

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  6. Great design! I love the colors and paper!

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  7. Those light bulbs are to cute. TFS

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  8. Great idea!!! I like the yellow bulbs and the color scheme!

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  9. lovely layout! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. great LO! I really like the journaling.

    scraptaculardesigns.blogspot.com

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  11. "wander aimlessly, get lost often" - I love it! I also love your layout.

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  12. Love your handwriting! Great layout! And, I'm with you on drinking my pop flat. :P

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  13. Lovely layout. Love those bulbs.

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  14. Great LO.. Love those bulbs.. reminds me of brain storming sessions...!!

    Hugs,
    Khush

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  15. I love that color combo! I'd never thought to use it before. TFS! Enjoy all of your travels in life!

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  16. Ooh I love the combination of colours!!! And the big lettering; it looks great and well-put-together :)

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  17. Love your page, the combination of colors and the title...makes me giggle.

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  18. Beautiful page, Jamie! I LOVE those colors together, and I especially like the strip across the bottom. Thanks so much for sharing!
    -Stephanie

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  19. Lovely and meaningful layout! I love the words.

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  20. Very Cute!!! What a Bright Idea!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Blessings,
    Bunny
    http://bunnyrunswithscissors.blogspot.com/
    http://www.ajillianvancedesign.com/

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  21. Fabulous light bulbs! I really like the layout, scrapbooking intimidates me so I have yet to make a layout. Thanks for the inspiration, I will keep it tucked away in my brain for the day I actually get brave enough to attempt a layout. :)

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  22. Gorgeous LO, Jamie! I have become a fan! And yellow is such a happy colour, it makes one smile :)

    I feel that I am better at card making rather than LOs, so I can relate to that feeling you have about cards.

    Your project and your works are gorgeous, thanks for sharing :D

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  23. Great layout! I'm not in scrapbooking but I admirate so much people who does it :) Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Very nice layout. Love the light bulbs!!!

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  25. Light bulbs! How cool! That's a new image for me...great sketch!! :)
    Kim Marie

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  26. I LOVE your LO, Jamie! Inspirational yet so fun with all of those pops of yellow! And you had me at your profile picture - your moustache cracks me up! :)

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  27. Fabby use of the lightbulbs!

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  28. What a fun layout! Great set of colors too.

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  29. What a fun layout and love your wisdom...One life

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  30. Very cute layout, love the color combo! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. WOW, I didn't know that anyone else loved light bulbs. I MUST find the stamp!

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  32. Love your layout, and what a great color combination!

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  33. Love those light bulbs. Fun page.

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  34. Jamie your layout is beautiful and your bio is such a fun read :) Travel safe and have fun!!

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  35. I LOVE your scrapbook page! It is SO CUTE! The light bulbs are super cute! I like your use of the Washi tape. I'll have to check out the Hambly Studio ones you mentioned.

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  36. Love the layout and your design using the light bulbs. The colors are just right:) TFS! I am on the hop too. You can check out my project if you want. I am # 58:)
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  37. Wow! What a brilliant page! Can't wait to come back and explore your blog. :-)

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  38. Wow, you have an amazing, unique sense of style and I love it! I just had to become a follower. You seem like a really interesting person and I can't wait to come back and spend some more time on your blog. TFS your awesome creation with us. I'm on the hop too so be sure to swing by and say hi!
    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  39. I love you layout! What an awesome idea:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  40. Simply delightful page - very creative!

    I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you! Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

    And a HAPPY July 4th to you and yours!

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  41. I really love your page, Jamie. The colors, the woodgrain, the washi tape--all of it! And the album you shared in an earlier post is wonderful.

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  42. What a beautiful page and sentiments. You're a girl after my own heart!

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  43. love your layout and the fact that you scrapped yourself!

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  44. Warm, flat soda? Weird. :) But, I have two daughters who will drink it warm, but with fizz.

    Love your layout. Yellow is a great color.

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  45. Cool! Love those lightbulbs. :)

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  46. Beautiful photo. Love the lightbulbs and the yellow really pops...love the color combo.

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  47. Love the lightbulbs on the page. TFS.

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  48. Beautiful layout! The way you used the colors make this layout pop!

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  49. Wow! I love your LO, the colour sceme, the placing of items, the items themselves, the textures... Awesome!

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  50. What a fun page Jamie. The colors are perfect! This was one of those great ideas! :o)

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  51. Lovin those lightbulbs! This layout is amazing you really have a eye for design :)

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  52. Love the theme of this layout & the addition of light bulbs is awesome! Your handwriting rocks!

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  53. Gorgeous!! Great colour combo! And I travelled to Istanbul by myself and had a fabulous time ... what cool architecture and history!

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  54. Fabulous! Love your colour theme and the little light bulbs are a great idea!

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  55. Another fabulous page Jamie! Love the colors!

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  56. So much for not combining those colors--they look great! I think the yellow and teal really make it pop.

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  57. What a "bright idea," light bulbs. They are so cool with the different filament in each!

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  58. Beautiful Layout! Those colours are pretty. Lucky you! I wish I could travel!! Lol

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  59. Very nice page, loved the hambly blue woodgrain tape!!!

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  60. Adorable layout. I just love the yellow +turquoise + kraft color combination. I find it so fascinating that you collect lightbulbs; I never would have thought of doing that but think it's a pretty awesome thing to do. Light is such an important thing (and concept) that is often forgotten about in everyday life. :) Thank you so much for joining us on the Young Crafters Unite blog hop!

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  61. Great layout--I like the colors and all the lightbulbs.

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  62. Oh, great LO. I love your style. Great color scheme too!
    -Elaine Uhl
    http://createNstamp.blogspot.com/

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  63. love the colors but especially the light bulbs!great page!!

    bethl
    toothlesschef at comcast dot net

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  64. I absolutely love the lightbulbs! The addition of the twine puts them over the top!

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  65. I adore the light bulbs...GREAT page!!

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  66. Nice color combo. I like your page.

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  67. I LOVE your layout!! I really like the colors that you chose to use and just the over all idea of this page!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

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