Friday, March 29, 2013

Layout Love Linky - March 2013

March is just a few hours from being past 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:
This month I put all of my new CHA goodies to use and scrapped through some "kits" I made:

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.

We had a beautiful group 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! 

REMEMBER... That is what makes this a "virtual craft club!"
I want to give a special shout-out to some first time linker-uppers! So glad to have you all and I hope you got some good comment love :) So...

Who is our lucky winner from the above group of awesomeness? Michelle, thats who! Check out her gorgeous layout! 

I just love the explosion of color. Michelle, I couldn't find an email for you, so please email me: so I can get your info and send you these goodies:


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. Hi Ashli. Stopping by to see your post. I love your layouts. Your techniques are so different yet beautiful. would love for you to stop by and share your work on our new linky.

  2. Love all your layouts - each one so different but totally YOU! I've heard the first time of LLL but I think it is a great idea - and I will take part in it! Thanks! xxx

  3. Always love looking at the LOs you create and put in this post! The variety is spectacular and the sheer number of creations you make is always amazing to me!! These pages are so fun to see the mix of of new product with older. I've been keeping you in my crafty thoughts as I play with my new goodies mixing and matching here and there. Totally adore the photo on the please wipe your feet page - too stinkin' cute!! And the Tinker time page is awesome with all those falling letters - you are one brave lady cuz' I tell you what I'm coveting mine, LOL!! You've inspire me to at least open the package now. Happy Easter to you! xo Scarlett

  4. Good morning.
    Happy Easter.
    Very cute idea!
    : D: D: D

  5. Fabulous work, as always Ashli!! Really love the different mix of products you used on each of your pages!

  6. You are one inspiration to me ! Thanks so much for the Rak !

  7. Great layouts - love the first one. Your daughter's expression is priceless.

  8. So many lovely layouts! I always get so happy to look at your layouts - they're so fun with all their bits'n'pieces and mist and paint and... :)

  9. wow- so many gorgeous layouts! love seeing all of your work, thanks for the great inspiration, =)Tiffany
    Breakfast at Tiffany's

  10. What a great bunch of layouts. Love all the fun photos you've scrapped!

  11. I've linked up to my birthday blog hop - so I can share the blog love with 12 other super scrappers and give anyone who visits before 5 May chance to win a little blog candy.


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