Thursday, October 6, 2011

MemoryWorks TeamWorks Blog Hop -- Life's Celebrations

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"Join the MemoryWorks TeamWorks team today for our Life's Celebrations Blog Hop! Below you'll find our blog hop listings - start the hop at the MemoryWorks Blog and end at the Simple Stories blog. The Blog Hop starts at 9:00am MST. You'll love seeing all of the wonderful projects that have been created with the four new lines from Simple Stories! So take part in our Blog Hop and celebrate LIFE! Remember to comment on one or ALL the blogs for a chance to win a Simple Stories kit of your very own!!"


Welcome to my blog for the blog hop today! I want to start by thanking MemoryWorks and Simple Stories for sponsoring the blog hop. I have used the Simple Stories Generations Collection Kit and the Aug 2011 MW Express Kit which contains some of the Happy Day products in the kit. Just a little behind.;) Well, college classes are keeping me from doing scrapbooking like I used do. I wanted to get a few more projects done but ran out of time. I will post what I get done here and on the MW website. After I am done here, I will finish my layouts from the Aug11 MWE kit since I am in the creative mood. And i will then start on my projects for the new Oct11 MWE kit. I received it yesterday afternoon. Yeah!! So without further ado, here are my layouts that I have created from these awesome kits!

Note: Some of the products I used in my list are items that MW no longer carry. So don't be alarmed if you can't find it on my website.



Aug11 MWE Kit – “happy happy Birthday to you” Layout by Sharon Hill
Aug11 MWE "happy happy Birthday to you" LayoutAug11 MWE "happy happy Birthday to you" Layout close-up

This layout is of my baby's birthday and was created using products from the August MW Express Kit. Included in this kit was some of the new Simple Stories “Happy Day” line.
MW Products Used:
--Prism: 12 X 12 Cardstock – Candle Glow Medium
--Aug11 MWE: Simple Stories: “Happy Day” – Flashcards, 4 X 4 Quote & 6 X 8 Photo Mat Elements, “It’s Your Day” Paper, “Celebrate” Paper
Basic Grey: Buttons – Pyrus
Creative Impressions: ½” Orange & White Dot Ribbon
Jillibean Soup: Arrows & Stars Corrugated Shapes
--Petaloo: Color Me Crazy – Marsh Blue
--Fiskars: Border Punch – Scallop Sentiment, Notebook
--Fiskars: Squeeze Punch – XL Round n Round
--Ranger: Distress Ink – Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye, Bundled Sage, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw
--Ranger: Ink Blending Tool and Foam
--American Crafts: Precision Pens
Non-MW Products Used:
--Ranger: Distress Ink – Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Broken China
--Fiskars: Squeeze Punch – L Round n Round, M Round n Round
--Sizzix: Tim Holtz: Alterations – Mini Paper Rosettes


“Keys from the past unlock doors to the future” Layout by Sharon Hill
"key from the past unlock doors to the future" Layout"key from the past unlock doors to the future" Layout close-up

This collection kit works great with old black and white photos and old newspaper clippings. Of course I scanned the newspaper clippings and printed them out onto photo paper. I have used original clippings but remember to spray them with a special archival spray before applying them to a project with photos. It is neat to see all the names of the relatives in the newspaper clipping.
MW Products Used:
--American Crafts: 12 X 12 Cardstock -- Kraft
--Simple Stories: Generations Collection Kit – Flashcards, 4 X 6 Journaling Card Elements #2, “Home Sweet Home” Paper, “Live. Laugh. Love.” Paper
--Simple Stories: Ribbon Bundle – Generations
--Ranger: Distress Ink – Pumice Stone, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye
--Ranger: Ink Blending Tool and Foam
--Tim Holtz: Sanding Grip
--Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher
--ZVA Creative: Mini-Curly Q
--Mini-Line
--Petaloo: Velvet & Lace – Peach, Brown
Mixed Blooms – Cream
Velvet Hydrangeas – Cream, Sage, Rose
--American Crafts: Precision Pens
Non-MW Products Used:
--Ranger: Distress Ink – Walnut Stain



“In Loving Memory” Layout by Sharon hill
"In Memory Of" Layout"In Memory Of" Layout close-up 1"In Memory Of" Layout close-up 2

This layout is special because of a family member who pasted away 1 month ago, 1 ½ months shy of his 81st birthday. He was a special man in all of our lives. He served and was active in many organizations in the community and also in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. This is why I used the anchor buttons I used for the centers of the flowers to honor that memory. I tucked the card from the funeral under a piece of ribbon. He was one of the grandsons of my great-grandparents pictured in the above layout.
MW Products Used:
--Prism: 12 X 12 Cardstock -- Spring Willow Dark
--Prism: Accent Pack – Herbal Garden (Sunflowers Light 6 X 12 cardstock)
--Simple Stories: Generations Collection Kit – Flashcards, “Together” Paper, “Home Sweet Home” Paper, “Live. Laugh. Love.” Paper, "Always & Forever” Paper, Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers, Expressions Cardstock Stickers
--Simple Stories: Ribbon Bundle – Generations
--Ranger: Distress Ink – Crushed Olive, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye
--Ranger: Ink Blending Tool and Foam
--American Crafts: Precision PensNon-MW Products Used:
--Ranger: Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
--Sizzix: Tim Holtz: Alterations – Mini Paper Rosettes


That is all of my projects I have completed thus far. Keep checking back to see more.;) Hope this helped to inspire you all. Be sure to leave a comment here before you move onto the next blog to increase your chances of winning the nice prize Simple Stories is giving away.


1. MemoryWorks
2. Christy
3. Danielle
4. Jade
5. Kelly H
6. Lacey
7. Lisa H
8. Sandy
9. Sarah J
10. Sharon -- You Are Here
11. Sheri
12. Shirelle
13. Susan
14. Simple Stories



Happy Blog Hoppin'!:)


*This blog post is dedicated to the memory of Kenneth Rutt. We love you and miss you. Your memories continue to live on in each of us.*


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30 comments:

  1. These layouts were so sweet! Thanks for sharing! I just love the look of the Simple Stories Generations Collections.

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  2. What beautiful work Sharon! Love these layouts!

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  3. Such beautiful LO and wonderful way to celebrate life!

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  4. Such beautiful heritage pages!

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  5. Fabulous projects. I was really touched by your tribute page.

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  6. I am very impressed with these projects... I love the tribute page..

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  7. Very nice work!! I love all you layouts!!

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  8. Cute cat! ;) Your heritage pages are lovely.

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  9. I love how you used the flowers as a frame of sorts for you baby's layout. Too fun! Gorgeous work on them all!

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  10. Great work, Sharon! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  11. I love your accordian fold embellishments. The heritage page is beautiful.

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  12. Your " in memory" page is a wonderful tribute page--very beautiful.

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  13. Thank you for sharing you lovely work with us. I know how meaningful they are.

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  14. great work with these amazing collections :)

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  15. Beautiful pages. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. You did such a marvelous job using this collection! So inspiring.

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  17. Looking forward to working with you on the team Sharon
    Rosann

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  18. Love your simple stories projects. Thx

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  19. wow im speechless i love them i never thought to use newspaper clippings and i have a lot lol im def going to have to try this and the flowers are so beautiful you really did a great job on everything!!!

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  20. the heritage pages are absolutely wonderful

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  21. Loved all your projects. Really liked your tribute page and it gave me some great ideas for a page to do for my grandmother who passed away last June. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Lovely layouts - wonderful papers. I loved the tribute page as well - what a great idea!

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  23. Love Simple Stories and how you have used it here! Great job!

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  24. just love the paper line and how you used newspaper clips!

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