A St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop!

I am SO excited that my friend Jessy asked me to participate in an absolutely super cool blog hop today, with some people I see nearly every day. Well, not in real life, but on the social networking app…Instagram! If  you have an iPhone, and you don’t have Instagram……..please go get it immediately (it’s free……so there’s no harm in trying, right?)! 🙂 I promise you will NOT regret it! In fact……I will be your first friend. You can find me on there as: amylynnelassiter ! Instagram connects people through photos, and if you are reading my blog, my guess you are crafty, and probably scrapbook….using photos. Instagram style photos are beautiful, and can be edited beautifully right in your phone (perfect for your scrapbook pages). I really enjoy seeing (literally) glimpses into the lives of people around the world with interests common to mine, as well. Here are a few of the photos I have shared with my Instagram friends (and yes, I drink a ton of coffee, heh):


I  think that you will love hopping to some of my other Instabuddy’s blogs today, and there is the chance of winning a giveaway on EACH blog (and there are 31, to be exact, so you have a lot of chances to win!) These gals are each crafty, and amazingly talented. They will get your inspiration hopping (hehe, pun intended)! If you are a scrappy Instagrammer…..I’m so sorry if  you weren’t invited to the party, it was NOT on purpose. 🙂 It is amazing how many scrappers are all connected, but in some cases we may not have met each other yet!

The focus of our projects and giveaway today is ” Green” because……..of course……it is St. Paddy’s Day! Hoooooray! This is one of my favorite holidays. I love the parades, the Irish music and traditional clothing….. all of it!  So here is my green layout for today:

These photos are of my lovely oldest daughter and my dad’s tractor, and were taken this fall.  Converting them to black and white, made her sunny smile spring green perfect, however!

The flower is a Webster’s Pages “bloomer” that I shrank and shaped with my heat gun, on a base of a paper flower, that I made using Jenni Bowlin’s “Magpie” papers.

Again, I dug into my stash of Michaels after Christmas floral picks, and came up with these sparkling green leaves. Perfect, no? 🙂  They did need a bit of subduing however, so I used my Jenni Bowlin paint dauber in malted milk, and some Tim Holtz Distress Stain, to make it a tad more natural looking…….and less like a embellishment Liza Minelli may use on her hat. hehe.

I recently acquired a vintage typewriter, and, re-learning to type on a typewriter was a doozy. I did type all of the journaling for the strips on the outside of the page, and they are lightly covered in green acrylic paint (I used a credit card to apply it). I echoed the honeycomb/hexagon shape in the Magpie paper, with this stamp from Cocoa Daisy.

For those that don’t regularly follow me, I’ll explain that the title holds a lot of meaning for me. When these photos were taken back in October, my daughter was in the midst of a huge struggle, and she was just seeing the light. Seeing her smile genuine, beautiful, light filled smiles……was like a dream.  That’s why I titled this layout “So Glad to See You Smile.”

And now, what you’ve been looking for, right? My green giveaway? 😀

A Gauche Alchemy Mixed Media “Green Envy” Color Kit (they are sooooo fabulous, you can see what I did with just a few of the things in the white/pink kits in my previous post), and a Jenni Bowlin paint dauber in “Seed Packet” green (because I used one of these on my project, and…….paint is the bomb!)!

To be entered to win, just leave me a comment (with your email address, as well) by March 20th…….and if you like what you see here, please become a follower (I’d never MAKE you do that, hehe), I would be so grateful! I love each and every one  of my lovely followers and readers so much, and always feel blessed that they take the time to read my posts. ❤

Next, you should hop to Helga’s Blog!: www.helgapayawalvergara.blogspot.com

If you just joined the hop here, here is a list of all of the participants, so you can start from the beginning. Ready, set,……….get inspired! And Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Gnomies!

Laura Banasiak | laurabanasiak : www.simply-scraps.net
Leah Farquharson | bluebirdchicllc : www.bluebirdchic.com/blog
Jamie Lee | jyylee : www.scrapyourcreativity.blogspot.com

Faridah Hajarmustika | mustikmonkeys : www.mustikmonkeys.com
Gina Lideros | ginalideros: www.canoncreativegirl.blogspot.com
Suryanti Halim | isur : www.suryanti-halim.blogspot.com
Katy Hedger | polkadotlove : www.katy-itsmyworld.blogspot.com
Wati Basri | watibasri : www.scrapcreation.blogspot.com
Jenny Gecos | mrsjennyg : www.mycreativelife29.blogspot.com
Allison Waken | allisonwaken : www.allisonwaken.com
Kristine Davidson | kristined: www.kristinedavidson.com
Sasha Farina | sashafarina: www.sashafarina.com
Lindsey Hansen l lindzeyhanzen : lindsey-hansen.com
Leena Loh | findingnana: www.findingnana.com
Nina Burgess | ladybugnina : www.adventuresinbugland.blogspot.com
Azura Alyssa | azuraalyssa : www.hyperblogicationz.blogspot.com
Sophia Allison | sophiaallison : www.sallison.blogspot.com
Vee Jennings | strawbvee : www.creativeblessing.blogspot.com</
NattArida Smith | tinynatt : www.tinynatt.blogspot.com</
Amy Lynne Lassiter | amlynnelassiter : www.sparklinggnome.wordpress.com</
Helga Vergara | helga_vergara : www.helgapayawalvergara.blogspot.com</
Michelle Lanning | michellelanning : www.michellelanning.com</
Juanna Sia | juannahope : www.scrappinghope.blogspot.com<
Daniela Dobson | danieladobson : www.danieladobson.blogspot.com<
Jeanne M. Wigoena | jeannew : www.jeanneloves.wordpress.com<
Michelle K | michellek : www.michellelovesallsorts.blogspot.com
Vanessa Rupp-Hayden | veerupp : www.grooveygrover.blogspot.com
Jessy Christopher | jcchris : www.teacherjessy.blogspot.com</


20 Comments on “A St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop!”

  1. misty says:

    Gorgeous! Awesome design and layers and I love the typewriter journaling!

  2. Jaime Lee says:

    Your layout are awesome! I would love to add you in my IG list 🙂 My username: jyylee
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  3. Jen B. says:

    I just love that page – it is absolutely stunning! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  4. naomi_m says:

    That’s a lovely LO. Your daughter has a beautiful smile.

  5. Sherry says:

    Hi Sweetie…
    Oh how beautiful is your blog home. I am so enjoying the GREEN blog hop today.
    I love meeting new friends and I especially love learning new techniques. I have
    never worked with the corugated cardboard, and you have SO inspired me. I can’t
    wait to give it a try. Fun, fun, and more fun.

    I love your green stash. I would be so thrilled to have my name added to the hat,
    please. Your greens and blues are exquisite. I am working on a project now that sure
    could use some of these beauties. Thank you for the opportunity.

    I didn’t see a follower button on your blog where I could add to. I have added you to
    my favorites, so I can keep watching as you create.

    Have a glorious weekend dear one. Country hugs, Sherry

  6. cindy barriga says:

    Beautiful page. Thanks for the chance!

  7. I love this layout and love how you shared how it was created… I want to finish the hop but then I coming back to check out some of your other techniques especially those that you use cardboard… thanks for the chance to win…

  8. Chipper says:

    A perfectly green layout for St Patricks Day 🙂 Your daughter is beautiful and I am happy her smiles are back. Have a wonderfully ‘green’ day!

  9. What a beautiful layout! So glad I found your blog!

  10. Yanely says:

    I’ve always loved your stuff, you are so creative!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  11. bre11414 says:

    thanks so much for the chance to win!

    bre – btaphotography AT hotmail.com

  12. ava says:

    Amy, you have a great inspirational blog!!! My eye gravitate towards your stye of creativity…. Your video tutorial is great thanks for sharing. I will be back as i sure enjoyed that little lesson mixing gesso and modge p. ava

  13. Michelle says:

    Love the LO Amy! Just stunning {I also have MASSIVE typewriter envy! lol} Gr8 green giveaway, I look forward to seeing you at my blog! C u soon on IG 🙂 ….I’m also adding gesso to my ‘need’ list!

  14. Cassi says:

    wow, an awesome lo! love the paint and especially the tractor photos.

  15. Miriam Prantner says:

    What a fun hop this is, enjoying all the greenery that is out there. Hee hee. Thanks for the chance to win! mprantner at gmail dot com

  16. Hello from IG! You can find me at: CalleLillyCafe. I LOVE IG & scrapping too! I love all the details, paint & vintage typing on your layout and the flowers too! I love clusters & layering bits & pieces. Hope to see you in IG world! =) *following you on Twitter

    callelillycafe at me.com

  17. Such an awesome giveaway!! You are so good with the designs 🙂 Thanks for participating the IG blog hop 🙂

  18. elizabeth says:

    Another IG’er here! I’m elizabethmanna. Love the lo and thank you for the opportunity 🙂

  19. SuzanneA says:

    Love it Amy! you really rock the details woman!

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