Monday, August 29, 2011

{{Precocious Paper}} Blog Hop!

Good morning! 

Welcome to a very special {and picture heavy} post! So grab a cup of coffee and take it all in ;)  

First things first, HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY, TESSA!!

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Tessa is one of the first scrapbooking bloggers I "met" when I started my blog more than three years ago. She is so super sweet and talented, too!  In addition to being a wife, mother to three adorable boys, and a dance teacher - she runs a very successful etsy shop, Precocious Paper!  I don't know how she does it all.

♥ Birthday Blog Hop

Imagine my surprise when I received an invitation to join a blog hop birthday BASH for Tessa's 30th birthday! Um.. yes please!!  This girl knows how to throw a party ;) Besides the AWESOME line up of bloggers, with tons of projects to share sponsored by Precocious Paper, she is giving away over $100 in Precocious Paper product!

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So, if you've just happened upon my blog today, you will want to start back at Tessa's blog, so can hop from the beginning and not miss a stop.  If you are coming from the fabulous Jan's blog, you're in the right place! Welcome!

I had a chance to create with this assortment of Precocious Paper goodies:


The rolled fabric flowers are the first flowers I fell in love with in Tessa's shop. I bought some for my wedding layouts and I'm pretty sure I've accumulated every color she's made since then lol! They are so fun to work with and really add a touch of elegance and texture to a page.

White - Rolled Fabric Flowers

I used these white ones on a wedding layout from my sister-in-laws ceremony in Colorado. I was inspired by sketch 132 at The Scrappiest. The papers are from DCWV stack "Lemon Flower".

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Aren't they the perfect touch? Each set comes with one large flower:


And two smaller flowers:


The next layout I made uses both the sweet spots and the chocolate cupcake poppy! The design was inspired by the latest sketch at Let's ScrapThe papers and alphas are from Basic Grey.  I knew I wanted to showcase a bunch of candid photos from our trip. 

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The sweet spots were just the subtle embellishments I needed to bring these two pages together. I added the cupcake poppy to the cluster next to the title:


I love how Tessa mixes felt, paper, brads, doilies, and pearls to create these fun accents! And you get a bunch..


I had a few sweet spots leftover and made a quick and simple card inspired by the photo challenge at Paper Smooches:


It says it all .. Thank you so much Tessa for including me in your celebration!!

Are you drooling over the Precocious Paper product you saw today?? Here's how to win!

* leave a comment below - Tessa will be choosing random blog hop participants to win credit to Precocious Paper

* become a follower of the Precocious Paper blog - one random follower will win a $20 gift card to Precocious Paper

* become a facebook fan of Precocious Paper - one random follower will win a $20 gift card to Precocious Paper

* complete the hop for a chance to win the grand prize - September, October, November AND December samplers (a $54 value!)

Tessa has added many new products to the Precocious Paper shelves! Treat yourself with this FREE SHIPPING code and receive a thank you gift, as well.

Code: SPBBHFREE

Thank you so much for stopping by today and celebrating Tessa's 30th birthday with us. I would be honored if you became a follower and came back to visit me!


Happy Hopping !! :)

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50 comments:

mustangkayla said...

Wow! LOVE Tesss's Etsy shop and what she has for sale! Your wedding layout is just beautiful! Those flowers are just perfect! Love your 2-pager and how you got so many photos on it with it! LOVE the card as well! :-)

Margie said...

I love your layouts, and I have the stack that you made the first one with, so I am pinning for future inspiration!!

Tanya said...

Beautiful projects!!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Jules said...

Love your projects, the colours are gorgeous :D

Tessa Buys said...

I read your post twice to be sure I admired every little bit :). Gorgeous work, Suzy! Thank you for all the sweet words and for sharing your talents. I'm so glad you are celebrating with me!

madebyKarla said...

Those little bits add so much to the LO! Love all the little flowers and hearts. Great LOs too, suzy! And that card is so simple and beautiful!

Amanda Johnson said...

These are fabulous! I love that 2-page layout!

Clair said...

Those rolled roses are just perfect for your wedding layout and I love your cute little card. So pretty!

Lynn Meador said...

That wedding layout is super--a great job

Alison said...

Those satin flowers are perfect for the beautiful wedding LO!
Alison xx

Emily said...

Wow... both layouts are beautiful. The Precocious goodies go so well with your papers and photos!!

Mel said...

Beautiful projects, Suzy. I love them all. Thanks for always bringing the inspiration!

Danee said...

Love the grey colors of your blog. Also love the "love" layout. Really pretty colors and not so busy the pictures gets lost in the layout.

Kelly Massman said...

These are some of my favorite projects you've shared since I've "known" you! TFS! lovely, lovely

lydiawalker said...

such gorgeous projects xxx

Windy Robinson said...

Great job with the hop!

Heidi said...

Beautiful layouts!!!!!!!

Jessica G said...

Love your LO's, gorgeous colors in your sampler!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Suzy! I loveeeeeeee what you made!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Scrappin' Abz said...

Awesome layouts!!!

mindy gallagher said...

Suzy you are the queen of double layouts!! :D Both of your layouts are super! I admire your two page abilities I must say... I on the other hand will have to stick to one pagers :D You rock!! :D

Kathy said...

Great pages, Suzy! Like what you have done with the Let's Scrap sketches, of course, but also love what you have done with all those cute things from Tess's Etsy shop! I love that DCWV stack, too....great colors and patterns!

Ashley said...

GREAT work, Suzy! Love these layouts! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!

~Ashley
LM DT

Lisa Andrews said...

Such a pretty wedding page and I really like how you used those Sweet Spots.

Jamilie said...

This is gorgeous stuff!! They are all gorgeous projects!!

Karen Wilson said...

Wow!! This is all gorgeous work!! Love everything! Those flowers are so pretty too. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

Sue said...

What fabulous layouts Suzanne. They are just gorgeous. I love Tessa's flowers and the they are the perfect additions to your pages. So pretty. Thanks for sharing with Lasting Memories.

Diana Fisher said...

Love these!! Really, really love the colors and what you did with the PP flowers.

TeenaBugg38 said...

Suzy that first layout is just TO DIE FOR!! I love it!! The flower is just perfect with it. And your card......so so cute!!!

Lesley Oman aka Hungry Heffy said...

love the teal flowers. and a lovely layout!

Michele F. said...

GORGEOUS is an understatement! These are all awesome!! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week.
Michele
LM DT Member

Lisa F said...

Beautiful creations! I love her satin flowers too!

stampinART said...

as a fellow Let's Scrapper I found Tessa's blog hop through your post on Let's Scrap. Thanks for sharing because it's been so fun to see all the creative ideas and designs. Your wedding layout is no exception!

Ursula said...

Everything is simply gorgeous! Love that wedding LO especially.

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhh LOVE how you used the products!!! great projects!!!

Alisha said...

Amazing work!!! I am following you and your work. wow...


alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Walrath said...

I so enjoyed looking at your creations you shared on your blog!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Love your LO's They're so creative. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

Kelly said...

Fantastic projects! I am going to make a card just like that last one. I have some of Tessa's sweet spots right here.

Amanda Jones said...

Beautiful, Suzy! Wish I could rock 2-pagers like that :)

ellen s. said...

such GREAT projects! love all the great details

Alanna said...

Oh wow, you're creations are amazing!! I love how those sweet spots just pop off that card! Will have to remember to scrap lift that when I need a quick but effective card one day! Love your wedding LO too! And the 2 pager! :)

Lisa Watson said...

Love the goodies you received!!! FAB PROJECTS!!

~jan said...

Suzy-miss you, girl! :) Loving your layouts-you do Tessa's goodies proud! :)

Maria Elena said...

What a perfect touch with those flower !!! Love it.
Thanks for commenting in my blog ;)
Have a great Wednesday !
~Maria Elena~
http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

Yara said...

Oh wow! Love your wedding layout it is beautiful! Love the 2-pager and the card too.

Sherri said...

such lovely creations!! love the white flowers

Mippy said...

Hi Suzy!
I am a new visitor to your page!
I love the wedding layout you did! Oh my land how precious is that?!? Love love love it! :D
You did such a lovely job with all the embellishments!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful night!
~Mippy :)

Brenda said...

Such great ideas. Those flowers are wonderful.
Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.
Hugs
Brenda

I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What amazing LO's and fab card! The wedding LO with the white roses is especially gorgeous. Thanks for the lovely inspiration. ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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