Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Everything ABC Blog Hop- Letter R

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter R.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their R element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning!

My R is Resist!  We have this fabulous paper line called Paper Fundamentals that has a normal cardstock feel and look on one side and a glossy monochromatic look on the other side.  It comes in paper families and has two sheets per color and design! Below is the Basic family of Paper Fundamentals but in this catalog we came out with all the color families in Paper Fundamentals!  Check them out here!
I actually used a paper very much like the Paper Fundamentals from the Free to Be Me paper special and used the glossy side.  The gloss acts as a Resist and the rest of the paper can be changed with an ink pad and sponge!
I used Chocolate ink to change the color of the background and keep the pop of the Flaxen color. I really looks kinds of like a shadow here but I wanted to show the before and after before I only had after!  As you can see the Chocolate ink covers the Flaxen for the most part but keeps it on the glossy part!  So with a little in and the Resist of the gloss I have a whole new paper!

On the layout below I used it to ground the photos on the awfully cute paper that is also kind of busy!

The beginnings of the page started with the sketch from Paper Secrets and another challenge blog  4 Crafty Chicks  that had a sewing and/or faux sewing challenge! Also for the Paper Secrets challenge you had to use something for each of the letters in Labor!
L- layers, A-Artbooking Cricut cartridge on the title, B- Brown and Bongo, O-ovals in the paws and R -Resist and Reminisce paper-A Dog's Life.
I faux stitched on the brown circle, the paw prints, in gold on the black background paper and the paper the title is on I zigzagged across the bottom!

The little Awesome, Arrow, SWAK and Love/heart all come from the #30yearsofhappy stamp set that is Free with the purchase of $30 in stamps!  Which is just Ridiculously cool! You can start shopping NOW so you don't miss out!

 I hope you didn't find yourself Resisting my fabulous R! Comments are sunshine in my day!

Don't forget today is the last day to sign up for the Chalk It Up Layout Class!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Jenny Gilbert of Jen's Creative Classroom.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)

1. Linda Norman - ScrappyTherapy 
2. Jenny Gilbert - Jen's Creative Classroom 
3. Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings
4. Wendy Kessler - MyScrapbooking Blog  
5. Chantal Pearson - It's a Hoot! 
6. Melissa Hegwood- Scrappin'More Mom
7. Darlys Recker - CraftyHappy  


  1. How much fun!! The background paper is just too cute!

  2. I love what you did with the flaxen paper and the brown ink! Great color choice and beautiful layout! I also like how you were able to incorporate the #30yearsofhappy stamp set too! TFS!

  3. Awesome layout, Linda!! I love that designer paper - too funny! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  4. Love the paws!!! Thanks for playing along with Paper Secrets! :)