Thursday, March 29, 2012

SOUS "Get to Know Me" Blog Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to the SOUS "Get to Know Me" Blog Hop! If you have arrived here from Sandi Smiths blog you are in the right spot…if not head on back to SOUS blog for the full blog hop list. The idea of this hop is to get to know a bit more about the at the end of this post I will list the questions and answers about me.

Of course we are offering some yummy blog candy! And here it is:

A winner will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. Tt is important to leave a comment on each blog. Many of them are also offering a small blog candy of their own.

BONUS RAK from me :) Yes I will also be doing my own RAK with Dusty Attic chippys in it. After the hop I will use Random number generator to pick a winner. Good Luck!

For my layout I have tried to use many of my styles as this is about me. I have used yummy Fabcraps papers and have done lots of distressing, inking and masking, three of my favs. Here is the sketch and my take on it.

The Blog Hop starts today, 7:00 AM EST USA March 30th and runs through 11:59pm USA Eastern Standard Time on Sunday April 1st .

The SOUS winner will be announced on Monday April 2nd. You must leave a comment on each of the designers blogs as well as become a follower to be eligible to win the SOUS blog candy.

Your next stop is the blog of Stine Ursin.

Thanks again for joining us! Happy Hopping! Don’t forget to link up your creations from this amazing sketch over at the SOUS blog.

1. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Why?
            Well I would be white, because you can add other colors to white to get the one you want.

2. What would people be surprised to learn about you?
            Lets see…I love to take photos of my family but have very few of me. Always behind the camera. I am a wee bit shy until I know you than I am a bit of a comedian.

3. What 5 things are always on your crafting table?
            Everything is on my table but if I were to clean it off I would leave on ink, distress tools, glue, cutting mat, scissors. LOL!

4. Your go-to embellishment is ...
            Chippys and Pretty flowers!!!

5. What is your all-time favorite crafting tool?
            Definitely my distress tools.

6. Tell us about your family .. first in one word. Then in a sentence or two.
            Blessed! I have 3 kids and a great hubby. Five grand kids with another on the way. I love spending as much time as I can with my family. Oh yes and 4 Jack Russel dogsJ

7. What is your dream vacation?
            I don’t know but I have thought about this. I think somewhere hot in the winter because where I live the winters can be pretty brutal. I would like to be a snowbird and fly south for the winters LOL!

8. Who is your favorite crafty company?
            Fabscraps and Dusty Attic!  hehe

9. Tell us a bit about your crafty style.
            My style is shabby chic, I love to distress and ink. Masking is one of my favs as well. I do like to do the odd girly grunge project and always love to learn new techniques. OH and I always load up a layout, Sandi always teases me and says she has to search for the sketch in my layout…but it is there really! LOL!

10. Where do you live?
            I live in beautiful British Columbia Canada. I am surrounded by huge mountains as I live close to the Rockies. Even on the hottest day in the summer you can see the Glaciers in the distance.


Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

This hop is probably the best time I've had in awhile...I hope
everyone that joins us will realize what amazing woman you all are!

I loved reading this all and think you are amazing and I hope
sometime to crawl up the coast and meet you! hehe!

My only issue is the fact that I find it REALLY hard to believe that
a young lady like you could even maybe begin to have that many
Grandlovies...I"m not good with math but still...


Lisa said...

Wow! So pretty...I love all of the techniques you used!

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Ira Huberts said...

Fantastic post Shona, really loved reading about you and your answers sometimes are hilarious (about you wanting to be a white pencil e.g., very clever remark though!). Always love coming out here to see your latest creation, we're always in for a treat!!

Lizzyc said...

Oh that was nice to learn a bit more about you! I always love what you create with your shabby style and distressing!!

Michele from MS said...

Very pretty layout! So many details and the flowers are the perfect embellishment! TFS Follower #296!!

Bellaidea said...

Hello to my white sister, I was my color too :),you know I admire your style for a long time and I like your layout today a lot!Regards!

Maria said...

love the project. very cute

Nanne said...

I wanna scrap like you when I grow up..LOL Amazing layout Shona, it really is.. I absolutely love your shabby chic style and the distressed edges, plus I can always see the sketch in your layouts :) (trying to get brownie points..LOL)
I really enjoyed reading your answers and would never have known you were a bit shy.. I'm loud and obnoxious, always have been :)

LindaV said...

Great answers and a wonderful project!!!! Nice to meet you.


Sandi Cl~ said...

Oh my! I thnk you have a little girly grunge going on today and I love it! 4 Jack Russells? Gracious! So glad that you are part of our team! But shy? Me too!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Well, hello neighbour! Very nice getting to know more about you! Loved your take on the sketch! Such a pretty creation!

Kim said...

What a Beautiful page!! I love the masking, which I have never done!! Love all the distressing and the beautiful flowers!!

EstherT said...

There is so much to like about your LO! I think my favourite thing is the morning glories "climbing" on the fence - so awesome!
~ Thanks, Esther T
esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

silvia said...

Gorgeous page!!!
Love all the FLOWERS!!
I am Following you :)


Rachel said...

This page is beautiful!! I am in love with your work.

scrappinlil said...

Gorgeous the paper and those flowers up the side....beautiful. I am now a new follower of your blog. Here is my blog if you need to get in touch with me.. TFS

Lolô Artesanato said...

Hi Dear Shona
another wonderful page

**Treefrog** said...

OMGoodness this is simply Stunningly Gorgeous! I've been saying this all day but I am So Envious of you gals that make your Shabby, Grungy, Vintage-y, Gorgeous layouts just look Effortless! I'm in Awe again! I've just tried masking recently and loved it so I'll be doing it again.
I have Two Jacks (along with a Yorkie and a Boxer) and then the neighbor has one that has adopted us so he is always here and actually it is raining right now so he is in the house "visiting" with me as I type, LOL! Aren't they the Best Doggies!
It was such a pleasure getting to know you!
((Hugs)) Theresa

sleigh said...

Greetings neighbour!!! Very pretty, yet shabby chic... love the layering, dimension and flowers! TFS with us today :)

Fern said...

Wow! Gorgeous layout, Shona!!! You do know how to layer it up!! I love how I can come back and find something new each time!! Amazing talent!! Love reading about you!! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!!

Sandi Smith said...

Hey Shona....amazing work once again!!LOVE IT!

Maureen Reiss said...

Beautiful LO!! Love all the layers!
I too don't have any pics of myself.
Thanks for the chance to win those yummy Dusty Attic goodies!!
reissfam10 at aol dot com

Tracey Gregory said...

Shona-love your style,Honey! Definitely should scrap more pics of you! Was already following-now I'm just DA drooling-lol!

annette said...

Shona love your very 'you' LO ... your home sounds fantastic .. how awesome to see those glaciers even in summer .. hugz X:)

Stine Ursin said...

I am totally with you on the flying sorg like a bird, especially when it is the last day of march and I wake up to yet another snowfall LOL

Love your layout as always. Love your use of is such a great way to give the layout more life. Happy easter Shona!!!

Andrea Amu said...

Such a piece of artwork you've created here, Shona!
You sure can work the florals and chippies! Those Dusty Attic chippies look amazing too... I've never used them!

Tracey said...

So many different techniques on one layout! Love it:) Great getting to know you:)

Stephanie said...

Love all the techniques. Beautiful page. I'm a new follower.

Scrappin with the bug said...

Georgous. I love all the details and the roses look so real - thanks for sharing. Love the layout. Great job.

Debbie said...

Beautiful layout!!! Love the background with the pops of colors in the flowers!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Gorgeous layout! Love your work and your style, thanks for sharing!

Faith Abigail Designs said...

Such a beautiful layout! I LOVE all of the texture you've added. I've always found myself behind the camera, too. I have almost no photos of myself, either. :)