Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Carta Bella Blog Hop for January

Welcome to the Carta Bella Paper Design Team Blog Hop! You should have come from Pamella Brown's blog.  Be sure to follow blog hop list below to hop from one blog to the next. ONE winner will be selected from each blog to receive a current Carta Bella Paper collection kit of their choosing. To qualify for the drawing, please leave a comment on this post by midnight EDT on Monday, January 28 to qualify. The winners from each design team blog and the Carta Bella blog will be announced on Tuesday, January 29, so be sure to check back to see if you won!

Patricia Roebuck

I was inspired by the argyle pattern on a piece of clothing recently, and decided to try to design an entire layout based on that pattern.  Something very different from how I normally scrap, but I like the result.  I grouped several diamond shapes in the Silhouette software to form the background.  After cutting the design, I backed the cutout spots with pattern paper.

I put the white cardstock cutouts back on top of the empty spots and stitched an "x" across each one for added texture.
 The design and the photo take center stage, so I kept the rest of the embellishing simple by just pop dotting some of the heart stickers from the Element sticker sheet.
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106 comments:

  1. This layout is so beautiful. I love everything about it.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    x0, Damaris

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  2. AMAZING PAGE ! Love love it !

    Karin (Switzerland)

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  3. AMAZING PAGE ! Love love it !

    Karin (Switzerland)

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  4. Wowzers! So detailed! I don't know how you do it! So creative! Great papers too. Cute color scheme. Thanks for chance to win. Enjoying the blog hop.

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  5. I love those heart banners!

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  6. STUNNING layout! LOVE how you put it all together! AMAZING!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow! This page is amazing. I love it!

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  8. This makes me want to go home right this minute and get my sewing machine busy!! Cute!!!

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  9. Great layout! that's a lot of stitching

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  10. I love your layout! Great job!

    fourjacksonsmn at hotmail dot com

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  11. Swoon.... loving this argyle pattern with this layout.. absolutely love this!

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  12. That argyle is AMAZING- I LOVE it! And the stitching?! I am so in love with this- the pattern, the colors, the texture- everything!

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  13. Oh my goodness. I LOVE this design. If you don't mind I would love to scraplift it (giving a link back here of course!).

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    1. Sandy, I don't mind at all. Glad it inspired you!

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  14. What an awesome background you created. I love the diamond design.

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  15. Fun background and great page.

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  16. What a fun layout! I love it! Who'da thunk it? :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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  17. OMG the stiching is AMAZING! love your layout!

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  18. I love the diamond pattern and the stitching! You did an amazing layout! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. You've blown me away with this layout ... love your diamond pattern!

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  20. FABULOUS layout! Absolutely love it!

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  21. This is beautiful! I love the cut-outs!

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  22. Love your layout design...looks incredible!

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  23. love the cut outs. the page is really cool

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  24. What a wonderful design!
    Love it!

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  25. Super fun design! Love your layout!!

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  26. Your layout is wonderful!
    bbiswabic@new.rr.com

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  27. This is such a cool page! Love how you translated the argyle pattern!

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  28. oh there it is in all its glory! love the stylin' girl! : .)

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  29. Gorgeous, fun, stylish layout - a treasure, for sure! Thank you for showcasing the new collection so wonderfully. By the way, your blog's header photos are AWESOME! What an amazing family you have; I sense a home filled with joy and harmony!

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  30. Wow, great idea! Blog hopping

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  31. What a beautiful Valentine's collection and such a fun project!

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  32. very inspirational and so on trend! thanks for sharing your pretty layout!

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  33. What an amazing layout, love everything about ità

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  34. What a beautifu and creative page! That would have taken me forever to do! You created your own print!! Love it:)

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  35. I like that you used the collection as a winter theme instead of valentines. Thanks for showing us a whole new way to use the line.

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  36. What a beautiful design and a beautiful way to showcase the papers and photos!

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  37. Beautiful layout! Love it

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  38. Very nice layout, very creative and different.

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  39. Very pretty! Even though the layout has a lot of red, it still seems very soothing to me. Nicely done.

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  40. What a great layout design! Love the cute banners!!

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  41. What an amazing layout - such a creative design!

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  42. Oh WOW!!! You have just been pinned! I love this layout and will be using it for inspiration. The colors just pop on the white and the stitching is amazing!

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  43. Cute way to decorate the cutouts.
    Pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  44. Loving the design on here! Gorgeous!!

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  45. What a fun layout and what a fab design!! Loving the papers!!

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  46. This is awesome! Love all the diamond shapes! :)

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  47. The argyle pattern is really pretty.

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  48. Like the layout a lot, may give it a try. If I get Merry & Bright, I'll do it with that, because I went to the zoo on Dec. 22, and as far as I can tell, it was very cold there that night.

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  49. What a clever way to achieve a patchwork design!

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  50. What a fun design! Live the diamonds and stitching!

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  51. What an amazing layout!!

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  52. This is really amazing, looks like patchwork.
    The colrs are adorable.

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  53. LOVE LOVE LOVE your layout!!!! PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!

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  54. CUTE!!!!!!! I love this layout! I might have to scraplift this one!!

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    1. Victoria, I would love to see it!

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  55. The heart garland looks so cute. I love it. Your daughter and cat are really cute, too!!!!!!!!!!

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  56. I like the diamonds and the heart banner. That is such an adorable look.

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  57. So loving this layout!!! Very scrapliftable!

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  58. Great design, girl! Love this layout!

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  59. love the desihn of the layout, beautiful work. thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  60. Great idea very different, love that with the silhouette we can make anything.

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  61. I really love the layout!

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  62. What a clever idea! This layout is outstanding.

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  63. So, so cute. Love it.

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  64. Great layout and love the technique for putting it together.

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  65. Wow, I LOVE this layout! What a clever technique with the shapes and the cutouts! Gorgeous

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  66. Wow Patricia, this is just gorgeous!! I love the argyle pattern!

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  67. Love the argyle pattern! It's adorable!

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  68. WOW what a stunning layout with all your gorgeous hard work! LOVING all the elements and embellishments!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

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  69. Wow - that sure must have taken you some time! BUt worth it as it's a fab lo!

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  70. wow this layout is gorgeous! I love the diamond design!!! And the photo truly does stand out even thought it is the same shape! Beautiful!

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    1. Completely different layout from my style too, but I love it!!

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  71. Love the diamonds, really makes the page pop!

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  72. Oh my gosh, that is fabulous!
    The diamond design is amazing!!
    And I love that pretty blue with the red.

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  73. This collection is totally gorgeous and I love your project...♥

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  74. Wow that is so different and looks absolutely fabulous. :)

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  75. thanks for the idea. The page is really striking. Would be a good way to use up some scraps too.

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  76. Beautiful.I love the colors!

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  77. This page is perfect! love it

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  78. Beautiful layout and design!

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  79. Love the background and the heart banner !

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  80. What a gorgeous lo!!!

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  81. you are AMAZING! what a fantasically designed layout!

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  82. Amazing LO and fab trendy rhombi!

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  83. this page is FANTASTIC!

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  84. Absolutely stunning layout!!

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  85. Love how you used the diamond papers and made this gorgeous layout!! Love it!

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  86. I am in awe of this layout!! Beautiful!

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  87. Love the 3D efffect with the layered white rhombuses - awesome! and such a pretty use of patterns!

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  88. I really like your crosses you stitched for extra texture! x

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  89. Awesome! Love this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  90. Wow, I LOVE your layout!! GREAT colors and details!!

    XXXJenneke

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  91. I think you layout is just amazing, have pinned it.

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  92. This is just fabulous! Diamonds are one of my favorite shapes and you really made them pop! What a fun, energetic page! Love it all!

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  93. What a cool way to use one tiny photo!

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  94. What a clever design. Love how you incorporated the photo into the argyle pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. Estou conhecendo o mundo do scrapbook e as variações de trabalhos. Gostei muito do seu projeto, parabéns!

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  96. This is just beautiful!! The cutouts look awesome with the paper behind - seems to be becoming quite a trend!!

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  97. That design is so very unique and that banner just sets it all off so perfectly.

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  98. What a neat idea for a layout! I love the way it came together. This is something I never would have thought to do! Thanks for sharing!

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