Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Princess' Wedding Blog Hop - 12x12 Layouts fit for a Queen (to be!)

Welcome and thank you for joining us to celebrate the fairytale wedding of Princess Heather, the beautiful daughter of our hostess Liz Cline. 

Today, January 28th, 2012, is Heather's wedding day. While you are hopping she will be getting dressed, walking down the aisle, and already celebrating her new life with Prince Charming. 

This blog hop is dedicated strictly to 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts. All layouts you see in this hop have been sent to Liz and assembled into a wedding surprise scrapbook album for Heather, a gift fitting of any young princess. You are going to be amazed at what creations these fabulous ladies have designed.

As a “thank you” to blog hoppers, Liz has secured some dreamy blog candy to offer. Here is the list of the ever so generous sponsors for today’s hop: 


Paper Creations by Nikki 

In order to be eligible for this blog candy, all that is required of you is to comment and follow each blog along the hop and to stop in at the Facebook pages of the sponsors to thank them. 

The last stop on the hop is Heather’s blog, Please stop in and wish her congratulations and if you Facebook, drop her a note on her wall:

Without further ado before the "I Do!", let me tell you a secret:  I was ALMOST unable to post a picture of my layout I did for Heather because (duhhhh), I skipped town before creating and scheduling this post. The picture of the layout I created is on my computer back home, and I am visiting my two favorite lovebirds, my parents Ed and Dot -- married 61 years -- in Florida.

... but, luckily for me, I finished my layout and mailed it to Heather's Mom Liz -- who despite all the hub-bub around her house, was able to take a pic of my layout and send me a picture of it to post here.  Thank you, so much Liz, for doing that for me.  

Here is the layout I created:

I intentionally kept the layout clean, classic and elegant ... and in the bride's colors of ice pink and silver. I'm partial to the ice pink myself, since it's the color I wore as a bride when I married John (the love of my life!) nearly 13 years ago.  It was the second-time (LAST time!) around me as a bride, and I just loved my elegant beaded jacket over a long chiffon dress. 

When I was worried that I would have nothing to post for this hop, I caroused a few of the many blogs I stalk follow, and found these two gorgeous layouts -- ones I now WISH I had done for Heather. Perhaps I can scraplift one of these to have a re-do, once I'm back from Florida and home to my crafting supplies:

This layout was done by Danielle Flanders and is currently featured on her blog, Homespun With Heart. She made it using the new "Victorian" line of Melissa Frances' "C'est La Vie" papers -- and I think it is simply GORGEOUS!!

This layout was done by international scrapper, Karola Witczak.  It is featured on the manufacturer's blog of Melissa Frances Papers.  Gorgeous, especially in that it features silver and gentle pink, the colors our Princess bride, Heather, has chosen for her wedding.

These two BEAUTIFUL layouts remind me that I am a cardmaker at heart -- and how utterly beautiful layouts can be when we follow expert crafters. Oh, I'm just so jealous of the abilities it takes to make layouts like these. Beautifully done, Danielle and Karola!!

I'm sure you'll find more inspiration along the Hop!  Please hop over to these Hops and leave comments/love. Your next stop is SHANNON

Don't forget to visit PinkPunkCosmo -- that's Heather's blog -- and wish her love and luck on her wedding day!  ♥ Loads of Love ♥ on your special day!

Thanks for stopping by!


simply monica said...

Awesome layout Miss Ellen great job.

Tanya said...

Pretty layout!

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Scraping with Rosco said...

Very pretty Layout!!

Vicki said...

Ellen, your layout is very pretty. Thanks for sharing the extra inspiration layouts too.

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Migdalia said...

WOW! Absolutely AMAZING!

LUV2SCRAP said...

Another sweet LO. Love how clean and pretty it is great job.

smyiow said...

I love the embellishments that you used for the layouts. Great job!

Shelly Lynn said...

Such a lovely layout Ellen...very elegant. I too love that color!! :) TFS! :)

Brittney said...

Cute layout!

Lady Fair said...

Very elegant LO, the bride will love it!

Crafty Lady said...

I think that you met all the goals in creating this lo... Justnstunning! Joconn9567@ gmail dot com

marg0006 said...

I like the colors you used on your layout.
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Doris P. said...

I love clean and simple as your LO is! beautiful colors and a precious LO!

Josie0602 said...

I think your layout is fantastic! I love the two you posted also but yours is just as nice!

Liz said...

Ellen, thank you soo much for helping me make this a very special day for daughter. I love your layout and I know Heather will too.

neddgirl said...

Amazing Layout!


Unknown said...

That is a beautiful layout! Glad Liz was able to send you a photo! Hope you are enjoying your time here in the Sunshine State! :) We've been having BEAUTIFUL weather lately! :) If I owned shorts that fit me, I'd be wearing them! It's been so wonderful being in this hop with you, it's such an honor to make these layouts for Princess Heather! Thank you for the links to the inspiration pages, I'll def take a look at those sites for future inspiration!