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

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Hi and welcome to my blog! I sure hope you’re having a great day! Although it’s a Saturday, I’m one busy lady all day today, but I had to show off my project and share all about the fun going’s on at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, so here I am!

If you came here from Nicole’s blog and are hopping along, 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 this hop is Get Cookin’. We’re sharing projects that have to do with cooking and food using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. There is so much to choose from in the store – it was tons of fun picking out how I was going to Get Cookin’!

I went with the awesome layered burger from the Cookout Cutting Files as the main food item on my layout. I love all the wonderful layers to this burger and how it was easy to customize for the Shrimp Burger I enjoyed while on vacation on Tybee Island, GA. Take a look:


I have to say, I love how the burger turned out! All those layers and five different papers, plus inked edges! Did you spot any other food? Take a peek here:


I think this crab is so happy that I didn’t choose him for my lunch! Isn’t he the best? He’s from the Moody Crab Cutting Files and I have to smile when I look at him! He’s standing on a bit of the sand from the Day at the Beach Cutting Files and the coral comes from Fishy Friends Cutting Files. I’ll share the details on another cut that I used from that file in a moment.

SBIP_journal_detI used the Speech Bubbles Cutting Files to create the journaling block – a favorite for me. You may have noticed some drawn bubbles as well. I used the bubbles from Fishy Friends Cutting Files. I deleted the background cut and used the Silhouette Pen Holder adapter along with the Silver Wink of Stella marker to draw them with my Silhouette machine. Then I used some green enamel dots in some of the bubbles and some Liquid Pearls on some of the others. I love getting more dimension out of my page my having something drawn or stamped on my base layer. I think it adds a lot to my page.


Next we have some waves – couldn’t have a page about dining outside with the ocean in view without these! I used the Borders 5 Cutting Files. I reversed one of them to go the other way before I cut, trimmed them down a bit to fit in my grid, and inked the edges with a marker to define the edge. I sure hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Now on to some blog hop details!

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

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For 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, March 17, 2015.

Don’t forget to pick up the Blog Hop freebie, this fun Bun in the Oven file, only free Saturday and Sunday of the hop…after that it will be available for sale in the store.

Hop Freebie

Our hop kicks off the Get Cookin’ Challenge at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. The challenge projects can be any cooking or food related project that features Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project and the prize is a $20 Gift Certificate for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store. Check out all the details here: Monthly Challenge.  I am sure you could cook something up to join in the challenge! I can’t wait to see what you create!

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

(I entered quite a few challenges with this layout – please see the information below the blog hop list!)

Here’s the lineup:



                              Ruth <<<— You are here!
                                 Sarah <<<— Head here next!







Challenges I am entering, in alphabetical order by blog name:

(You knew there’d be some! So much inspiration and design ideas! I’m completely addicted!)

March Scrappy Friends Color Challenge (at Creating with Paper & More):

 I used deep red, gray, turquoise and dark green.

Paper Issues New Issue was: Enamored with Enamel. I used enamel dots, plus I’m enamored with vacations with my family and scrapping them!
Paper Issues Sketchy Saturday had this fabulous gridded sketch created by Jen Chapin:

PI_march sketch

The stitched divisions as well as the spot for journaling were elements I especially loved!

March Stash Challenge #24 at Scrap Our Stash is STENCIL. I used:
S – Simple Stories Sn@p Life collection for papers and alphas
T – Twine lines
E – Enamel dots
N – Number stickers (for time on top middle photo)
C – Crab die cut, also coral 😉
I – Inked the edges of the die cuts
L – Letter stickers as well as liquid pearls on the bubbles going up the right
Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Challenge, Lucky Green I have die cut waves, burger, crab, coral and journaling block. For green I have the lettuce on the burger as well as enamel dots and letter and phrase stickers. I’m lucky because I have a Silhouette (won it a couple of years ago right around this time of year 😉

Through the eyes of Rochelle Spears has a March Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I used the diagonal going from the lower left up to the right: Mini Alphas (Shrimp on title), the color green (lettuce on burger, word Paradise and phrase sticker on waves), and Enamel Dots (going up right side as bubbles).

ETA – I definitely had intended to enter this in Lasting Memories “So Happy Together” challenge, because it really was such a happy occasion to visit with Scott’s brother in Georgia!

ETA – My layout was chosen as a top 3 for March over at Lasting Memories! Thanks so much for choosing me!

Lasting Memories

Supplies I used: Cardstock – Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Alpha and number stickers, word stickers – Simple Stories; Twine – The Twinery; Enamel Dots – Freckled Fawn; Dimensional Paint – Ranger; Pen – Closet to My Heart, Kuretake,  Sakura; Ink – Close to My Heart; Die cut machine and accessories – Silhouette America; Adhesive – ScrapPerfect, Xyron, Zig.


Comments on: "Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Get Cookin’ Blog Hop" (41)

  1. Like you page. Very cute. Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a great crafty day.

  2. The cheeseburger looks great! It must have been challenging to attach all those seeds!

  3. OMGosh! A pink polka dot hamburger patty! Too fun! 🙂

  4. what a fun layout! Great use of some fun files!

  5. This is so much fun….love that burger and the little crab is adorable!

  6. Looks like a great memory was made that day!!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Fun layout and all your cut file images. Good job on combining so many challenges. You got a lot done.

  8. Leah Schaeffer said:

    I LOVE this…and love how fresh and creative this is. The burger-sea thing is great…probably way better then a REAL burger would be (yuck! LOL!)
    Anyways, super duper fun Ruth! Love!

    xoxo, Leah

  9. What a fun layout!! I am so behind on scrapbooking – you are inspring me 🙂 Anyway, this was a cute idea!!

  10. I love the way you used these files to fit your photos…so perfect! Thank you so much for creating such a fun layout for our hop today, Ruth!

  11. What a fun layout…love the added crab by the burger too

  12. Dana Johnson said:

    Super fun layout!!

  13. Robin Smith said:

    Great lay out

  14. Such a great layout!

  15. said:

    Cute idea, love the crab!

  16. This layout is super cute– love the twine dividers and that burger looks so stinkin’ cute!

  17. I enjoyed your layout and especially your story, thx

  18. such a cute layout, love your burger.

  19. Wow! Great layout! I love how the crab is holding up the handburger 🙂

  20. Sue Kimmet said:

    Great layout. It’s fun to preserve memories this way.

  21. So cute. Love the little crab!

  22. What a cute hamburger. Love it.

  23. This page is fantastic!! Love the grid work and how all the patterns work together seamlessly! Great project for the blog hop and good luck on all of the link ups!

  24. Great layout! Wow, look at that yummy burger! The inking, layering..seriously looks so real! Fun page!
    Sherrie K

  25. Love your layout and all the fantastic details! Awesome pictures:)

  26. wow to all the elements you used and the different challenges you entered

  27. Such a cute page. I love the crab holding the burger and the way you used the twine. Thanks for sharing with us at Lasting Memories.

  28. This is sooo creative! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  29. Awesome layout – love the pink burger patty and the neat grid style! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

  30. Beautiful layout, so fresh and young! Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at SOUS Die-cut Challenge

  31. So fun! Love the grid made with twine, so creative. Great take on the Stencil challenge. Thanks for joining in with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  32. Tracey K said:

    Awesome layout…love that Hamburger! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stuck on U Sketches 🙂

  33. How fun! Love the die cuts! Thanks for using up some stash with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  34. rochellespears said:

    Great job on the challenge! love the twine work … and the items for “c”. Gotta add that to my list! 😉 Thanks for playing along with Scrap Our Stash! 🙂

  35. tinacampbell said:

    Wow you did a fantastic job with the layouts so many elements to look at 🙂 thanks for joining us Ruth over at Lasting Memories
    Tina DT

  36. This is such a fun layout! I love your twine grid and that burger is too cute! So much fun stuff to look at! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

  37. Nice work with those cut files! Thanks for joining the Scrap Our Stash Challenge!

    ~Robin Redd
    Scrap Our Stash Design Team

  38. Fabulous! Love the “pocket” style on the traditional 12×12. awesome job! Thanks for sharing at Lasting Memories.

  39. Wow – you did a great job! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!

  40. awesome layout! Thanks for playing along with Scrap our Stash!

  41. Absolutely adorable layout and love all the blocking! Super cute crab – maybe the cutest I have ever seen! Thanks for playing along this month with the Scrappy Friends! 🙂

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