Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Core'dinations + Imaginisce Blog Hop!

Good Morning!

Welcome to my blog for the Core'dinations and Imaginisce Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Kate's blog.  I was so excited when I got the Imaginisce Outdoor Adventure Collection.  There are so many awesome sheets of patterned paper in this collection that I love!  I don't know why I love outdoor collections that much because we don't even go camping or anything?!?!  Weird, I know!  I rummaged through some old pictures though and found a couple of old hunting pictures that are perfect to use with this collection.  When I say old, I mean old!  Like, before I was born, old (Or according to my parents, just a couple years ago ; ) ).

On to the projects!

First up is this layout:
I was super excited to find this picture because it is one of my favorites!  It's a photo of my dad, his brothers, and my grandpa during a hunting season where they each got a deer.  Yes, those are all of my dad's brothers and my grandpa (no steps or halves either).  It's a big family!  Hunting is also a huge part of their lives, so that's another reason why it's so special that I got to scrap this photo.  They all eat, breath, and sleep hunting and the outdoors!

In order to emboss just a section of the 12x12 paper, I placed the embossing folder on the edge of the paper and used a rolling pin to emboss it.  The tree paper is called "Forest" and the tree die cuts are from the Gone Camping die cuts pack.  Of course, I had to sneak my favorite Core'dinations Tags onto this layout!

I also used a circle punch and embossing folder to make the circles and then sanded them.


Here is my second layout:

I wanted to use the tearing technique with Core'dinations on this layout.  I started with a light blue base from the Core'dinations Pastels paper pad.  I then cut a smaller square from a piece of Canvas Stripe Imaginisce paper.  The "Go Jump in the Lake" square is from Campfire Stories paper.
This is another one of my favorite photos because my grandpa loved to fish!  He looks so happy in this picture and was totally in his element.  I was pretty young when he passed away, so any photos and memories I have with him are really special.

Outdoor Layout Supplies:
-Core'dinations Neutrals paper pad
-Core'dinations Darks paper pad
-Core'dinations Tags
-Imaginisce Outdoor Adventure Collection

Fishing Layout Supplies:
-Core'dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection
-Core'dinations Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
-Core'dinations Neutrals paper pad
-Imaginisce Outdoor Adventure Collection
-Imaginisce I-Rock
-Imaginisce Glam Rocks-Masculine

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Your hop list:

Imaginisce Designers:
Aimee Kidd http://www.aimeekidd.blogspot.ca/ 
Jodi Wilton http://luvalotland.blogspot.ca/
Diana Fisher http://designbydiana.blogspot.ca/

Core Designers:
Suzanna http://www.lifestrivialities.typepad.com/
Kate http://scissorsspatulasandsneakers.blogspot.com/
Tracy www.owlbecraftin.blogspot.com (You're here!)
Ava http://cottagerca.blogspot.com/


Alrighty, your next stop on the hop is Ava!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today and have a great day!

Don't forget to "like" the Owl Be Craftin' Facebook Page or Follow me on Pinterest!

~Tracy

27 comments:

  1. FABULOUS layouts Tracy!!!
    LOVE the colour combo, embossing (thanks for the handy rolling pin hint), perfect papers, tags and layers in your deer hunting page - it is a great way to celebrate this family tradition.
    As for your fishing page, what a great sentiment, fun accents and pretty colour combo - I love your torn Core too :)

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  2. Fun layouts Tracy!!! Love the pics you used. Great colors too!

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  3. Great layouts! I like the cs layers on the fishing layout, but my fav is that first layout. Love the colors, fantastic photo and the layers are awesome. It's cool to see them all lined up with their deer like that. My dad's family had 6 boys too. (but my mom's side is bigger lol)

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  4. Great layouts. Love the layering with the trees. Having hunters and fishermen in the family - these gave me some good ideas for pages.

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  5. Great layout. Love how you embossed the paper using a rolling pin. Very clever - now I know what to do with the unused rolling pin lurking somewhere in my kitchen cabinets!

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  6. Great pages - Love how you only sanded some of the first background - cool effect!

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  7. I love those pictures.. What a great family and great pages.

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  8. Wonderful layouts! I love how they are actually masculine and not cutesy! The colors you choose are great and accentuate your photos well. Love the sanding on the circles too! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. WOW!Great layouts!!!Love the idea of the rolling pin!!!

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  10. What a great photo to have. They sure were lucky hunters!
    Great page!

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  11. Great outdoor themed layouts!

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  12. wonderful lo's, tracy! spectacular idea with the rolling pin!!!

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  13. Both layouts are a delight to see. I especially like how you used the torn paper on your grandfather's layout.

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  14. Great layotus, Tracy! Love that you had perfect pics for both themes!

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  15. Awesome layouts! I love the layering, thanks for sharing.

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  16. Super Cute Tracy!! I love the "Go jump in a lake" title! So fun! Great job! Smiles, Jill

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  17. Great layouts, nice and full of color and fun details.

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  18. Wonderful LOs! I didn't think to use a rolling pin to emboss part of a 12 x 12 page. What a great idea!

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  19. Two great LO I like the tags and the second LO is so fun

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  20. Great layouts! I am not a hunting person but do appreciate the picutre of your Dad and his family. A great treasure and you scrapbooked it beautifully. Both layouts are very inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. You used the tearing technique perfectly - I never thought to layer the "tears" - awesome!

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  22. I'm going to go find my rolling pin. What a great idea! Love your layouts. They are so fun and I love your big family.

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  23. Both are fun layouts and thanks for sharing that tip with the rolling pin. I've been wanting to know this for a long time.

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  24. fabulous layouts, but the pictures are even more special. You really made them pop with the wonderful layers and colors. Great job,

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  25. Loving the fishing layout with the awesome torn layers!

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  26. I need this, my husband fishes all the time! It leaves me lots of time to scrap!!

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