wednesday . . .

3.09.2011

It's that time again!!!! Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Team March Blog Hop!!! If you just left Guiseppa's blog to head over here, you are right on track :) If not, head on over to Samantha's blog to begin the hop. Leave a comment there & on each creative team member's blog to have a chance at winning a prize package of goodies from Samantha's Cowboy collection!!!

I decided to try out using some of Samantha's NEW gorgeous fabrics from her Enchanted Garden line. She has coordinating papers & embellishments as well - I didn't have these to play with yet so I stuck to some subtle background papers from Creative Imaginations & Scenic Route to help me be able to really showcase these fabulous fabrics!!!

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To create the fabric design on the page, I cut numerous circles form the fabrics & overlapped them in rows. To make the fabric easier to work with on my page, I first treated it with Aleene's Stiffen Quik . The fabric became stiff enough that I was actually able to punch the circles out with a circle punch. Beware though, if the fabric is not stiff enough it will get stuck in your punch - which can be quite a mess :) To finish off my circle design, I stitched across the rows.

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I'm super excited to try this again with more fabric & some of my other punches!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by - head on over to Jennifer's blog to see her gorgeous creation featuring Samantha Walker products!!!

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41 comments:

  1. That's really cute! I'll have to get some of the stiffening stuff. I have some really fun fabrics I could run through my cuttlebug! :)

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  2. great layout. I love the colors and how you stitched across the circles. =)

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  3. I love this LO! Love what you did with the circles. Great job! TFS!

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  4. Nice layout. Love the picture in sepia color.

    Thanks for sharing.


    Wendy

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  5. This is such a gorgeous layout! I love it!

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  6. I have never used fabric on a layout. Great idea! http://comopark1886.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love how you did your pictures. Great layout! thanks.

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  8. love it -- I may have to lift this -- but I think I'll stick with paper. What a darling pic.

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  9. I really love the fabric circles. This layout turned out fabulous!

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  10. Thanks for sharing how you use fabric on your LO's. I am a fabric lover and have to give this a try!

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  11. Julie, this is such a gorgeous layout. I love your cleverness of using the fabric circles...it looks AWESOME!!!

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  12. What a great layout! Love how you overlapped the circles a bit and stitched over them!

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  13. Love it! I've been wanting to try some fabric on my layouts-I think this would be a great way to start! TFS!

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  14. That is a phenomenal idea, Julie! Love Love Love the punched overlapping circles and the sewing line through them. The whole layout has such a nice retro feel with the Sepia picture too!

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  15. This is so beautiful! Can't wait to use this circular design on a LO! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  16. Love the circles and sewing them on the page...Julie you are so talanted and your new baby is precious:)

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  17. Love the circles on this LO!

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  18. Don't you love to use things other than just paper all the time? I do, too. Nice job!!

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  19. Nice job! I did not think about stiffening fabric then punching it out - opens a hole new world... ;)

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  20. Great layout! Love the fabric circles.

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  21. Amazing layout! I'm never quite sure how to use fabric on my layouts...I love this idea!

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  22. Beautiful page Julie! Love the fabric circles.
    Suzy
    suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  23. How awesome! I love the circles with fabric and this is such a fabulous masculine layout Julie!!

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  24. What a great idea! I had no idea you could do that with fabric. love it!

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  25. What wonderful layout, Julie! Love the composition and colors.

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  26. Love how you used the fabric! Neat design, great colors!

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  27. FABULOUS>..LOVE what you did with the fabric!

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  28. What a great idea with the fabric! Beautiful layout!

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  29. Ohh, like the fabric circles!!

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  30. LOVE those fabric circles. Fabulous layout.

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  31. LOOOOOVE this LO! I love the fabric circles! Great job:)

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  32. I LOVE the way you used the fabrics- I actually have these washed and ready to be cut up for a throw:) Wonderful layout!!!

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  33. I love your layouts, Julie!
    The circles are perfect and I love the stittches on it, too!

    lg
    elke

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  34. what a great tip about stiffening the fabric before punching it. I love the color choice.

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  35. Love the circles. Beautiful layout! T4S

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  36. I am sooooo loving your colors!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  37. Beautiful LO and great job using fabric! Thanks!!!

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