Scrapbooking as much as possible, but sometimes getting distracted by birthdays and life!


I’m so glad you’ve come to visit my blog today! If you came here from Nicole’s blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

The theme for our hop is Anything Goes. So, we are using our imaginations to create fun projects using any Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files we want. 

I had a story I wanted to tell about when my daughter was sick this fall. She has a full schedule with all honors classes (except for PE) and being out a full week was not something she was very happy about. I was glad to be able to be home to keep an eye on her, keep her company and serve her some “India therapy” in the form of Chai Tea and a couple of games of Parcheesi (that she won, of course!) I felt that the Hot Cocoa Cutting Files with the sweet sentiment and mug with heart-shaped steam was perfect, along with the Feeling Icky Title Cutting File.


Here’s a slightly different angle:


(I’m entering a few challenges with this layout. I’ll go over the details after the blog hop information.)

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store.

Blog Hop Prize imageFor a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment at each stop of the hop. For extra chances, you can also “LIKE” Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

Don’t forget to pick up the Blog Hop freebie on Saturday and Sunday of the hop, only…then it will be available for sale in the store. It’s this super cute Chihuahua file!


Out hop kicks off the Anything Goes Challenge at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. The projects can be anything at all that features Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. Check out all the rules here: Monthly Challenge.


To continue on the hop you’ll head to Sarah’s blog next!

Here’s the lineup:

Lisa ~

Nanne’ ~

Nicole ~ >

Ruth ~ <<<—-You are here!

Sarah ~  <<<<—-Head here next!

Shannon ~

Tina ~

Gloria ~

Kathy ~

Katy ~

Leah ~

Melisa ~


I really felt this sketch by Lisa Hidy at Sketch N Scrap was perfect for my layout (used with permission):


I also used the Inspiration on Thursday – Colour Challenge Style at Scrap Much? I really felt these colors were wonderful with the game board.



And since this is also a great color combination that goes with Red and Pink I’m entering the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Red+Pink.

ETA: Also linking this up with Paper Issues New Issue: It’s Hip to be Square since I’ve got some square photos as well as the gridded background paper.

ETA: Paper Issues chose my layout for the Fan Feature Friday!PI_Fanfeature-sidebar

Thanks so much, Paper Issues! You have a wonderful community! I’m so glad I can be a part of it!!!


Cardstock: Coredinations and Doodlebug Design; Patterned Paper, Alpha, Stickers: Simple Stories; Wood veneer: Studio Calico; Enamel dots: Freckled Fawn; Digital die cut machine: Silhouette; Embossing Folder: Sizzix; Pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: Glue Dots, Xyron, Zig.



Comments on: "Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Anything Goes Blog Hop" (38)

  1. Awesome! So many adorable details!

  2. My goodness.. this is cute!!

  3. So many fabulous details!

  4. What a wonderful you.

  5. GREAT layout with so many amazing details..

  6. Lisa Sorensen said:

    Great layout, I never thought about doing one for a sick day or week. Have been there and done that though

  7. I am a follower. Love this layout.

  8. I think it’s great that you scrapbooked this…it’s nice to remember the little things, even when someone is home sick. This is so cute!

  9. This is just beautiful, although I am sorry your daughter was ill, but what an awesome memory to share with her! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap and choosing my sketch for the inspiration for your lovely layout!

  10. Candie Schaal said:

    You did a great job documenting the week. Such a good momma!

  11. Dana Johnson said:

    Awesome layouts

  12. Great layout!

  13. Thank you for sharing your story:) Love all the detail you have and how you embossed the heart as well as the cup. Fabulous layout!

  14. Love the hot chocolate mug! Great layout.

  15. Love your layout. The embossing on the cup is perfect! Love the cut files. Perfect use of the ScrapMuch? colour challenge. Thanks for playing along!

  16. Jessica Pickeral said:

    Very neat.

  17. Nicely done!

  18. wonderful layout, love all the details, the embossed cup caught my eye right away.

  19. said:

    Very cool

  20. So detailed and awesome!!! I especially love the embossing! I follow using WordPress

  21. Hi. Your layout does a great job of telling your story.

  22. If you’re feeling sick, it’s comforting to have your mom there with you to take your mind off it. Great layout!

  23. Absolutely beautiful take on the sketch and love the embossing on the mug! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap! 🙂

  24. It’s too bad she wasn’t feel ill, but a fun page came of it! Love the die cut title work – fab! Thanks for playing along at ScrapMuch?!

  25. soaphousemama said:

    Lovely work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! – Ashli 🙂

  26. Such a nice way to document your time together (despite the circumstances). Beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?

  27. What a great layout! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap! 🙂

  28. Cute layout! Fabulous job with the colour challenge! Thank you for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?

  29. I love your layout! great job! the paper choice is awesome, great take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!


  30. Hiya Ruth. Your layout is bright and fun with great embellishing and awesome title! Thanks for sharing your stunning page with us at Sketch N Scrap. xx

  31. Love the layout! All of the little touches are great. thanks for sharing with Sketch-N-Scrap

  32. Lovely layout! Thanks to joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  33. Leah Burgett said:

    Great layout! I like the way you used the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  34. Rebecca Daly said:

    so many fabulous details, especially love the paper inside your cup and your title work is fabulous. Great job at combining so many challenges with one wonderful layout. Thank you for playing with us at ScrapMuch?

  35. Such an awesome job! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: