Saturday, December 18, 2010

Shall We Dance Blog Hop and weekly challenge

If you are here for the Shall WE Dance Blog hop you are in the right place. You should have started at   
and arrived here from
If you have gotten here another way though I have listed everyone below. Please post a comment I am giving away blog candy- but it is a surprise. I will select the winner on Monday evening so please leave a way for me to contact you. I would love for you to become a follower but it is not required.  Now on to the show.


 I used the medallion function and made it 11.5 inches. I also used the SWD cartridge for the title. I have been struggling with this layout for awhile because the costume is not the traditional ballet pink and although I was not over joyed with the cartridge I knew I had a few photos I could use it for- in the end I am pretty happy and the hop got me moving to use the cartridge. Hope the hop inspires others to try it out. By the way the photos are from scanned slides and are 42 years old- and yes that is me. I want to encourage everyone to scrapbook about their own childhood so you can share it with your children and grandchildren ( I don't have any of those yet). I made a quick tulle tutu and added Prima flowers, punched butterflies, Prima bling and of course Stickles.
The paper is from October Afternoon. I hope you enjoyed. 
The next stop is

Here is a list of all the sites on the hop- stop by many are offering blog candy-

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  1. beautiful layout- thank you for sharing

  2. Very nice! Love the colors you used too.

  3. Great layout...and thanks so much for encouraging people to make heritage albums for future generations. I am one volume in of a three album series of my hub's family...going back to his grandparents and leading up to our most recent great-niece! Then, I'll be doing my own family. It's so important to leave a history for future generations! ksjennings at gmail dot com and

  4. Very nice Love the colors and 3D effect.
    schacht at bellsouth dot net

  5. Beautiful layout! Love it :)

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  6. I love it. It's a beautiful layout. I love the swirly bling and the butterflies.


  7. Love this LO, and love the way you used the medallion feature! TFS

  8. This is beautiful, I love the colors.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  9. Your layout turned out wonderful and you hit the colours right on with the yellows. Such treasured memorys in this layout with lots of extra details which make a wonderful layout in my eyes. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  10. Love the layout and the colors. Great job.

  11. Okay, I love everything about your layout ... the colors, papers, Cricut cuts and embellishments are just perfect! I especially like that you chose to scrap photos from your childhood. What a precious gift for your family. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    Jo xx

    gijo109 at sbcglobal dot net

  12. Your layout is so pretty! I love the color and I love the photos!Wonderful job! You all are making me itch to get my SWD cartridge out and use it!

  13. Just love your layout it adorable and perfect color theme for your pictures
    thank you for sharing your talent with us
    The Scrapbooking Queen

  14. you should be happy... this page turned out beautifully... no matte the color, and I think the yellow just makes this page even more special. thanks for sharing

    lostnwa98 at

  15. I think we all need to follow your lead and scrap about ourselves--what great ways to remember our past to share with our future.

  16. I like me it was subtle -and a bit of a twist on the more common use for this cart. I think you did a fantastic job =)

  17. You did a fantastic job matching your layout with your pictures. That is SO beautiful! Even if it's not a typical ballerina pink, it's gorgeous.

    vlbrown (at)

  18. so great! i have some 35mm film to scan in.... wonderful to use them on your pics too :)

    I love my cartridge and am a fellow Circle Member. TFS!

    I have some Lori's Garden projects on my blog which as you know is another circle cartridge promotion.

    So far, my personal favorite circle original cartridge exclusive is the french manor.

  19. THIS is amazing. You do really great work!

    Thanks for being in the hop!


  20. Awesome LO! Happy to be your 100th follower!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  21. Love the colors you choose to match the photos. Great job!
    modjjjash at yahoo dot com

  22. This is super cute! Love the tutu!

  23. Fantastic LO, love how you used the tulle for the tutu, looks great!! Thanks

  24. i think the yellow is very pretty. who says tutu's have to be pink anyway?!?
    trina pomerenke

  25. This is wonderful, I just love the older photos and you have done a great job. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring me to open SWD cart - well maybe. Anyway you gals have all done fantasic. TFS.

    Donna C.

  26. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing with us.

    yianthony at yahoo dot com

  27. Love you layout. Great pictures! I am a new follower and can be reached by amyjrockstar@gmail dot com or I'd love it if you'd swing by when you get a chance!
    XO ~ Amy Jo

  28. Amazing! Using a 42 year old slide very successfully was a great way to use this cartridge. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  29. l love your yellow outfit you did a great job on your layout. keep it up