Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Layout Love Linky - January 2013

January is coming to an end and that means it's time for another Layout Love Linky!

So, if you have been hanging around The Purple Mailbox for a bit, then you know what this is all about so... feel free to scroll on down and get the party started!

But, if you are new here and have no idea what this LLL is that I speak of...

Read on...

LLL is a bit like a virtual craft club... A show and tell of sorts.
We all (well, most of us) upload our projects to online galleries and/or blog about them.
But, they do tend to get lost in the shuffle sometimes, don't they?

One of my favorite parts of blogging is the sense of community within the scrapbooking world. I love this network of sharing ideas and inspiration, documenting our successes and failures, and commiserating with one another through our hobby.

One of the best ways to get to know a crafter is through what she is most proud of, yes?

Perhaps you did that one layout that just blew your socks off and you can't stop smiling at it.
Or maybe you tried something new and your project survived the process!
What if you only had time to scrapbook 1 page last month, but that is 1 more than usual?

So, you uploaded said project to an online gallery, or your blog, or both. And then....
Not much happened?

That doesn't mean anything, really!
There are SO many scrappers sharing their work every minute of the day.
This really is a great thing.
A good "problem" to have.
But, there are only so many hours in a day and well, things just get lost in the shuffle of cyberspace.

What am I getting at here?

It's show and tell time, that's what!!!!

THAT is the heart and soul behind Layout Love Linky.

Sharing, inspiring, learning, and growing our little scrappy cyberspace community. I just love it when I click on a link-up to leave some love and I see a comment that says, "I came over here from Layout Love and really enjoyed your layout!"

See? A virtual craft club!

Every month, a winner is drawn at random and will receive a fun scrappy prize and a little tag made by yours truly :)

Now, let's get this party under way! Here are some of my unblogged layouts. Apparently I was a scrapping mad woman over this past month because I had to edit this down as to not bore you with more than 35 layouts! Here are the ones that made the cut:

I did this one as part of a tutorial on using mixed media in your scrapping during Creative Christmas Calendar. If you missed it, check it out here.

I was also on a mission to finish up the last bits of some letters:

And I worked on some more intro pages for my albums:

And closing pages...

Some older sticker sheets were collaged up and die cut into butterflies:

And some challenges were done during CHA at 2Peas:

I finally broke out my somewhat hoarded Cashmere Dame collection:

And used one of my all time favorite sketches:
I also put some more of my page starters to good use:
And finally worked my way through the rest of my patterned paper kits that I compiled during May Flaum's Kittastic workshop:

I even took a little trip back in time...
And reflected on 2012:

And clearly... I just couldn't stop having scrappy fun!

Whew! What a month! As usual, many of these layouts were done for various challenges, classes, or sketches. You can click on "soapHOUSEscraps" over there in the right to view my online gallery for all the details on each layout.

I wasn't the only busy one last month. We had a record number of link-ups! LOVE IT! I do hope you remembered to stop by everyone's blogs and leave lots of comment love. And, if not... be sure to check them out!

Who is our lucky winner from the above group of awesomeness? Christy, that's who! I am so loving the way she worked a vertical and horizontal photo onto this layout:

Congrats Christy! I have emailed you for your details and will get your tag and FLAIR out to you soon! I can't wait to see what you do with that awesome set from A Flair For Buttons!


So, now it's your turn.
Anything goes here!
Layouts, cards, altered art, art journals, mini books.
If you love it and want to show it off to a few more like-minded crafty peeps, link-it-up!

Oh yeah, and if you want to be entered into the giveaway, all you have to do is be sure to mention in your post or gallery entry that you are linking up here.
Also, please link up the direct URL to your post so that when people click the thumbnail to view your fabulousness, they can find it.
That's it!
Easy peasy!

What's the prize for the next winner? It's a surprise. But I have a feeling it will be lovely!

Oh, yeah - don't forget to check back all month long to leave comment love for our scrappy friends. Remember, just click the Layout Love Linky button up there on the right hand side bar and it will take you right to this month's post!

And if you tweet or share on Instagram, use #LLL for all things Layout Love :)


  1. CONGRATS Christy!

    Love the inspiration! Lots of amazing creations!

  2. WOW...thank you! Both for the flair, the awesome tag and for hosting LLL!

  3. Wow!!! you were busy. I love love love the intro photos of your girls. The pages rock and those faces are a thing of beauty.

  4. Those intro pages are spectacular, Ashli! I love seeing so many of your pages together like this. It's like visiting an art gallery. :)

  5. Love this idea and I love all of your pages!
    My absolute favorite of this group is the Race Daily one. I love how you made the busy A side of the paper work!

  6. Awesome pages! Thank you once again for participating in the CCC! <3

  7. Beautiful work Ashli!! Love the pages with the large photos! Such awesome work! And congrats to Christy!! :)

  8. Hi Dear, Thanks so much for the comment on my blog! I have had to let it rest a while since my BF has been operated on 4 times since Dec, but it looks like he is finally on the mend so perhaps I'll have some spare time finally! Whew! Nothing worse than a whiney man! My blog had also had some issues with some spammers, the first time I've had to deal with them so that took me a while to get that under control. As usual I love your layouts and some of those photos are absolutely GORGEOUS! Love Penny

  9. Love seeing all your fun arty pages! Great job!

  10. Great layouts! I LOVE the "can we watch a craft video?" one!!

  11. girl you need to write a book~you own this style!!! fabulous as always!!!

  12. You are so prolific! Wow - love them all but my faves this round are the face full of sand (LOL - too cute!) and can we watch a craft video - love the fusion of hearts. Thanks for sharing all of your gorgeous layouts!

  13. Amazing, amazing layouts! Love those large photo ones.
    And I remember seeing the heart one featured on two peas I think :)

  14. Congratulations, Christy! Lots of creative goodness in this post!

  15. Wonderful pages. You have been super busy! I cracked up at "Can We Watch A Craft video"! lol. the kids of crafters are funny.

  16. Love all of these layouts Ashli! My favorites are the craft video LO with all the hearts and the Sandy Sweetie LO. Thanks for the inspiration


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