Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Brae-er's Unit Blog Hop - My Favourite Things

Welcome to the Brae-er's Unit Team Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived from Kimberly's blog, you are in the right spot. 

The theme for this month's hop is "My Favourite Things", inspired of course, by the words of Maria Von Trapp from The Sound of Music. I have not only seen the movie and the live production dozens of times, but I have acted in it, played in the pit orchestra many times and directed it twice as well! 

My favourite thing (colour) is TURQUOISE so I decided to capitalize on that for this theme. I recently had my photo taken for my church's directory and decided to change it to black and white for the purpose of this layout. I found the design I wanted to use on Pinterest and tweaked it a bit. I loved all the layers. It took a little bit of hunting to find all the paper that I needed - I do have more turquoise paper but I wanted to use as much CTMH paper as possible!
So, with some added embellishments, some bling and a few other touches, I am pretty happy with the final product!

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Skylark Paper Pack, Dotty For You Paper Pack (ret.), Stella Paper Pack (ret.), Lagoon Cardstock, Black Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Turquoise Glitter Paper (not CTMH), Other patterned paper (not CTMH)
Stamps: Hello Blooms, Believe in Yourself
Inks: Lagoon, Black
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Artiste Cartridge, Cricut Image (not CTMH), Aqua Dots, Lagoon Zipper Lace, Teal Shimmer Trim, Paradise Baker's Twine, Sparkles Flourishes, Sparkles Flourishes - Small, Foam Tape, Blue and Green Sparkles (ret.) 

The next stop on the hop is Heather's blog. Hop on over there to see her wonderful creation. Thanks for stopping by :) 



  1. LOVE it! Totally you Alyson- the colour and the page- very pretty!

  2. Wow Alyson!! what a gorgeous layout!! love the zipper ribbon, all the flowers and bling and the paper IS gorgeous!!!

  3. Great layout, we don't focus enough on ourselves, good job.

  4. What a lovely layout! Great color and design Alyson... well done! :)

  5. So gorgeous, Alyson. Glad you've rediscovered your mojo and are back creating! Your artwork is so inspiring.

  6. Beautiful layout...and so your style. I love how you used the bling to make the page so feminine! So much your color too. Fits you to a tee

  7. I really like the different layers of details, there is so many wonderful things happening on this page.

  8. I love this, it looks even more amazing in person!

  9. Hi Alyson! Newbie to the team here. Your layout is just stunning...I love turquoise too! I'm having a blast checking out everyone's blogs and getting more familiar with CTMH products and favourites! I recently moved from Barrie to Fort Erie.


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