Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday - Southern Girls Blog Hop

I cannot believe it has been a year since Lou and Trace started up Southern Girls Challenge. I was so thrilled to be asked to be on the team and feel very lucky to have been on one of the best and friendliest design teams! The challenge has been a great success thanks to the hard work of the DT and the best group of sponsors you could hope for.

In celebration of this, we have an amazing blog hop with some of our fantastic regular sponsors giving away fabulous prizes. You should have arrived from Trace's, if not, head back to www.southerngirlschallenges.blogspot.com where a full blog hop list is.

My sponsor is Mad 4 markers. Sammi has generously arranged for the following prizes to be available to one lucky commenter -

 A pack of Xpress A5 Copic blending paper, a copy of Copicendium and one 'Some Odd Girl'stamp.

So, to recap.... the rules are simple, make sure you make a card or a Lo, and enter on Southern Girls Challenges, also leave me a comment, and on the 20th of September I will draw a random name, that will be a winner of the sponsor that I am showcasing. Now you need to head over to Kirsten's blog (and Oh My - it is worth visiting for the eye candy - must see more Eric...).

This is a rare moment of affection between Matt and Meaghan, Henry gives out hugs to his big brother, Meaghan usually isn't so keen...

And for those of you wondering this weeks challenge is all about layering. OK I admit I haven't layered much on this Lo, but it is there (layered pp and flags), not that hard is it??


So for your chance to win,
1. enter the latest Southern Girls Challenge and
2. leave a comment here.

and there are different prizes on each blog, lots of very cool prizes to be won.

So off you go to Kirsten's blog have fun!! xx

48 comments:

Alicia said...

Karen, this is stunning as always. What a cute photo and a gorgeous LO.
Alicia xx

Carissa said...

What a fun layout. I love the doodled effect.
Carissa

Marie (Mazz) said...

i really ADORE the simplicity of this layering Karen. stunning photo and I love the doodling :)

Luna said...

I like this Karen - did you do those flags??? :) X.

Gillian said...

lovely fun layout

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeee this! I loveeeeeeeeeee that photo and the layered banners!! BEAUTIFUL!:):):):):):):):):):):)

Chris said...

great, fun scrapbook page

Dorcas said...

What an awesome page! I love this!

sandi said...

wow! Karen I absolutely love this! So fun and funky looking! Just fab!

scrappyjacky said...

Great LO....love the bunting.

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE what a fun page you made there.
hugs, Heidi Brawley

Lisa said...

I really like the "greyed-out" look and feel that this has with the pops of color. Thanks!

Cindy-Up In Northern Michigan said...

Loving the Blog Hop. Your layout is simple but cool...it's Great!

deesdesigns said...

This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and congrats on your one year celebration with Southern Girls.

Niknak said...

Beautiful LO, Love the doodeling!

Julie's Blog said...

What a great layout .... I think you may have just brought back my scrapping 'mojo' lol ... I have loved looking at all the DT creations and am feeling very inspired to spend my chilly Newcastle evening having a glass of wine and scrapping ... Julie

Karin said...

Love the photo and the little banner! So cute!

jengd said...

Great layout! LOVE those layered banners in the corner and the way you colored only the front one- great accent!

Courtney said...

What a fun LO Karen!! =0)

Stamping Seasons said...

I love having you scrapbookers on our team, you always have such gorgeous creations that inspire me. Thank you for being on this journey with myself and Lou.
Hugs
Tracy

Viv said...

The doodled frame looks so cool! Gorgeous LO as always, Karen!

Now off to check out Eric...ooops Kirsten!

coops said...

stunning page karen.the layout is brilliant and i love the colours and doodling ;D

xx coops xx

lydiawalker said...

gorgeous lo xxx

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Lovely page!!

Sarah said...

I LOVE this page Karen - its soooo fun. The doodling and that banner are just perfect :)

Louise said...

Beautiful layout
Louise

JennyH said...

A fantastic layout, I love the unfussiness of it....... Happy Birthday Southern Girls.

Shannah said...

What a fun and fabulous page! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize! Hugs, Shannah xox

sue said...

Fabulous!! I just love your style!!
Nothing like young love for a cool photo! Cheers, Sue xx :)

cdjcape521 said...

Wow, you are a travelin' gal! TFS!

Harriet said...

This is so cute. Amazing layout :) xxx

Shelby said...

Wonderful layout and a perfect moment captured!

Shelby

Crea-Sandra said...

What an amazing lay-out!! And you've used a gorgeous picture!
Hugs Sandra

Sammibug said...

Wonderful layout! There may not be many layers but it delivers such an effect! Very pretty!

angelic crafter said...

I Love that your page is not too over crowded and that the focus is on the picture- this is one thing I find hard to do- I always want to fill in empty spaces, but with your page, my eyes are drawn straight to the picture. Thanks for sharing XOX Tania

Crafterkhush said...

Great LO with minimal fuss.. that's what attracts.. Thanks for sharing..!!

Tracy said...

Love the retro look on this layout! Love the doodling! Beautiful job!

Kathleen said...

lovely scrapbook page. love the quirky nature of it and its simplicity.
kathleen mc x

Kasey said...

I LOVE the clean and simple nature of your layout. Your artwork supports that the photo is the focal point of your page.

I love this style rather than overloading the page with masses of embellishments. It takes a real artist to do the less is more thing! Well Done.
Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Carisa said...

beautiful layout!

Jenny said...

Fabulous layout. I love the touch of colour.

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

What a fun modern design! Really really cool. Happy Anniversary!

ike said...

Oh, that's such a great photo and FAB LO
Hugz
Ike xx

Sherryn said...

I like this layout. it suits the photo well xx

Kerttu said...

Ohh loving this LO.. a lot... beautiful
Kerttu xx

Babette said...

Gorgeous LO, and the picture is great.
Hugs,
Babette

Lena said...

what a great layout! This is awesome!!!

Calypso's Crafts said...

I love this LO!!! This is just gorgeous!!! Love all the other beautiful work as well!!! I have been to some of the places that you have mentioned and sadly enough, those pictures were lost during our transitional move back to the states!!! So it has definitely brought back some memories!!!