Thursday, January 9, 2014

Laughing Lola Blog Share

Welcome to the Laughing Lola Blog Share!  If you have arrived from Jody's blog you are in the right place.  If you are just stopping by please visit HERE to start from the beginning.

Several months ago some paper crafting friends and I started doing monthly blog shares featuring a designer paper collection, inspired by a quote, and a challenge theme. To celebrate and express gratitude for the inspiration, encouragement, and support shared with scrappy crafty friends, we host blog shares to feature projects to inspire others (and made with products we shared) ! We hope that you will connect with us and join the fun each month.

Here is the line-up of blogs you will not want to miss. 

Lynn Darda 
Gia Lau 
Jody Spiegelhoff 
Erica Thompson 
Cassandra Henson 

Our projects were inspired by this quote:
The challenge this month was to use a heart or a home (ie. house) in a project. 
I created two projects for this share.  One mini album and one layout with a picture of my two youngest babies.  The Laughing Lola collection does have a lot of purple in it but it definitely can be used in a masculine way.  Here is a look at my mini album first.  I cut down a few of the patterned papers to different sizes and then folded them in half and layered them all together and then used my sewing machine to stitch up the middle for the spine.
I love the embellishments in the Laughing Lola collection and this camera on the cover is one of my favorites!  I also added a shipping tag on the cover from SpiegelMom Scraps Shop.
I used some acrylic paint and a paint brush to write out the word Love on this page and then used a background stamp and stamped a few different place with the same paint around the word.

Next up I have my layout to share with you using a photo of my two youngest babies.  Big brother Gavin wanted to pack up his baby brother Eli into this box and ship him out!  He was kind enough to include Eli's cup of juice in the box with them!  I love my days with my babies and their wild and crazy days!  I always try to capture as much as I can of them so they have these memories to look back at!

Thank you so much for stopping today!  I hope you enjoyed my project shares!  Your next stop is 

 For a chance to win a CTMH My Acrylix "Lots of Love" stamp set you will need to leave a comment on each of the participants' blogs. For added chances to win the stamp set, become a "new follower" (extra entry for each new blog you follow). You will have till Saturday night to comment. Lynn will announce the winner on her blog,From My Bungalow on Sunday afternoon. We are especially thankful this month to Lynn Darda for sponsoring this Blog Share and encourage you to visit her online store HERE.  Have a fabulous day!

Challenges Entered


  1. How do you ladies do it? Everything's awesome so far and I am loving your projects a lot! The colors, the layers, the details.. WOW!! I am a new follower.

  2. Love your mini album and the layers! Also FANTASTIC layout! nice work Erica!

  3. What a fun mini album, and that picture is PRICELESS! :-)

  4. Erica, your use of embellishment and paint adds to the marvelous detail of these projects! I have a son, so I enjoy seeing masculine ideas with this paper! Very talented, you are!!

  5. Wonderful art! Love how you used the paper doily and little paper pouch in the album. The scrap page is simply priceless and those little guys are adorable!

  6. I love your mini!! I love the stitching down the middle to hold it all together. Your layout is fabulous and really stands out!

  7. Erica where do I begin- I adore the mini as always- I love how you took a collection that is very dense and lightened up the mood with all of the different touches- the camera, the painted word love, the "say cheese" etc. Totally freshened up the look! And you layout is absolutely adorable! The angle of the photo is perfect and I love the white against a dark background. Fabulous!

  8. Cute album! I really love this collection and the colors.

  9. Phenomenal projects. I love the layout with the free form rings, so dramatic on the black and what a fun subject to document. Good story! Your mini is really cool with all the steps and layers. I really like the way you used your stamps too. Thanks for letting me join your friend blog share this month!!!

  10. Beautiful! Love the mini album.

  11. Love the mini, you all did such fabulous minis! Really like the dark/black background on the layout. Sets off the paper nicely.

  12. Love that layout-- so interesting and just fun to look at! The colors and photo just pop off the black background. That mini album is fabulous, too! Great details!

  13. Marvellous Work. Thanks for sharing at Love To Scrap.

  14. "If it fits, it ships." Love that picture so much!! And what a great layout for your mini!
    Thanks so much for sharing at TTCRD. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Through the Craft Room Door DT
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts