Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Samantha Walker Creative Team March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop! This month's theme is Easter or Lucky/St. Patrick's Day!
You should have arrived here from Susie's blog.
If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Samantha Walker's blog to start at the beginning!
This month one lucky winner will receive  French Frills Spellbinder Set! (Isn't it lovely??)

AND be sure to look extra closely at Step #4 to learn how you can get this FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file:

To enter, just leave a comment on  Samantha's blog  by Sunday, 03/17 at 11:59pm MDT. The winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday, 03/18.

For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop.
2. Go here and follow Samantha Walker's blog 
3. Follow her on Facebook

4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog!  The free files will be e-mailed early next week!

To receive the additional entries and get the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so! 

And now let me show you what I made!

I decided to go with the theme "lucky" and picked this cute picture of my son Eli from last spring. I layered strips of patterned paper from Samantha Walker Traditions collection and some green cardstock under the picture and stitched the edges. I chose mainly green papers with small accents of blue, red and orange to go with the theme. 

After the stitching part was done I simply run my nails along the edges of the paper strips to give them more dimensional and distressed look.

I wanted to make a base for the title so I stitched a piece of vellum on top of the paper strips. The vellum muted the colors of the paper and helped the title to stand out. 

To make things a little more interesting I cut tens of clovers in two different sizes and two colors and added them under the vellum. If you look closely you will see them picking out under the title. I made the clover cut by using the free shape of the month and deleting everything except the clover.

The title is another cut file by Samantha Walker. 

This time I cut the shape as is and used sharp scissors to cut of the "S". I layered green glitter clover on top of the clover that is part of the shape.

I finished my layout with few coordinating tags, stickers and more lucky clovers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired to try these or any other beautiful cut files from Samantha Walker Silhouette Store.
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  1. Super cool layout the colors and the layering is great love the stitching and the words look awesome. thanks for sharing

  2. Great layout. I love the effect of the vellum.

  3. Love the vellum with the title on top and all that stitching! Fabulous layout!

  4. Oh this a lot! Wow...the design is fabulous!

  5. Love seeing the details on your layout! Thanks for sharing!

  6. What an adorable design! It makes me smile. Kim Frutheads from

  7. Wonderful layout! Love all the combinations of elements and the colors. TFS.

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  8. sherylknight@msn.comMarch 13, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Love the blue - I never would have considered using it with the green. Awesome job. Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a charming layout and charming young man, too.

  10. Wonderful job on a pretty page. I like the vellum title and stitching. The shamrocks are perfect little bling for your layout!
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  11. That's a beautiful layout! I love the attention to detail.

  12. a great lucky charm, and nice layout.

  13. Моё сердце он уже завоевал...

  14. Great layout! Love the date tags!

  15. That's a great layout!
    Love the stitching and all the shamrocks!
    Eli's pretty cute too!

  16. Great layout and love the use of the vellum.

    Tracey J.

  17. Love the colors and the Lucky Charm lettering.