Sunday, July 29, 2012

Social {Media} Butterflies July CHA INSPIRED Blog Hop

I hope y'all are having a lovely weekend. I myself have been busy scrapping with friends and attending our local pro tennis team's matches where my youngest is a ballkid. I have been jockeying my time between friends and family with more time today to do both. Today also happens to be my/our 17 wedding anniversary and the weekend will most likely wrap up with a family movie outing and a low-key dinner out with the hubster. So truly blessed to have that man in my life, by my side. It's been a great and crazy fast 17 years. Looking forward to many, many more. Love ya Mick!

Anyhoo, moving away from the personal affairs and onto the reason why you are here today: amidst the taxiing around town to and from my scrappy retreat with friends and the tennis matches, there is a little {Big} event taking place; the July issue of Social {Media} Butterflies Blog hop!!!

 Can I tell you how excited I am to see what the other members have created for this month!!? I am so stoked! Our mission/assignment was to find an image of anything from the recent Summer CHA event (on a blog or at the convention or whatevs) and use it as inspiration for a scrappy creation. To narrow down the inspiration to one thing was not such an easy task as the manufacturers and designers knocked it out of the ballpark with their creations and designs! Ultimately, my project was inspired by this design that jumpstarted my creative mojo. It is by the crazy pants talented Lisa "Glue" Truesdell.
And here it is:

I am always, always inspired by Glue's designs, but this one really got me thinking! I love everything about this layout but the arrows, triangles, rainbows, and stitching truly "had me at hello." (Jerry McGuire reference).

And on to my design. Here ya go! (Excuse the pics today-I am not at home and only have my iphone at my disposal white balance is way off).

I was really inspired by the triangles Lisa used and the multicolored/striped piece of pattern paper (right side of layout) and wanted to incorporate arrows and the sense of movement across the page to correspond/complement the photo of my eldest DS "Moving Forward" to High School (eep). I purposefully placed the triangles at the ends of the titlework to mimic/create arrows. As I nearly always do, I added some stitching and textural elements to complement my design. I decided to type my journaling this time as I wanted to keep the graphic feel going on this layout and not take away from it with flowery penmanship.

So there you have it! Please hop along and leave comments to win an awesome giveaway of the "new release" CHA goodies, the likes of which you can read about on Shay's blog, the Social {Media} Butterflies Facebook wall and Twitter. Leaving comments here, following this blog, and following me on Twitter ("SuzMannecke"), will earn you extra chances to win!

Would you like a chance to win a goodie bag FILLED with awesomeness from CHA? Please hop along with us. There are several ways to enter!
  • Tweet about the blog hop, tell us your favorite project using the hashtag#SMBiGbloghop
  • Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite product from CHA is.
  • Follow my blog and leave a seperate comment letting me know you did.
  • Follow me on Twitter: "SuzMannecke" 
  • Follow me on Instagram" "SuzMannecke"
  • And continue hopping! You gain another entry for each other blog you comment on!   There are some fabulous new CHA items peeps, so don't miss out and be sure to hop along and leave some love on the other contributor's blogs today to increase your chances of winning!
The giveaway will close at Midnight EST on Wednesday and winners will be announced Thursday on Shay’s blog.

Next up is the lovely Sabina (aka VixenDeity). If you came here via Shay's welcome post, just click on Sabina's link below. If you missed the "Welcome" (trust me, you will want to check out the details) please be sure to click on Shay's welcome link to get all the info you need to be inspired and to win yourself some fabulous CHA goodies!

Here is the BLOG HOP ROLL ORDER from the beginning "Welcome and FYI's" to the fabulous end:

Welcome. [on Shay's blog]

>>>YOU ARE HERE>>> Suz     SuzMannecke
Sabrina     vixendeity
Erika     erikabardo

Angel     akochmcelroy

Kristin     rukristin

Margrethe   margrethe_

Monica     MonicaB

Melissa P   click click

Trisha trishacakes instagram, trishacakes24 on SC

Enjoy and HAPPY HOPPING! Don't forget that by hopping along all of the contributors' websites increases your chances to win the new CHA loot! :) :) :)


  1. girl, I LOVE your triangles!!!!! Such a great take off of Lisa's SC layout, and congrats on 17 years! thanks again for joining in, beautiful LO as always Susan :]

  2. Such a great layout... I would be scared to use a paper like the one you've made your triangles from, but it really works here!


  3. Hey Suz,
    Hope your Sunday is fabulous. :)

    gracie :)

  4. Loving those triangles! It goes perfectly with your title! My favorite items from CHA were the three lines from Glitz! Loved them all!

  5. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm a new follower!

  6. great job on your layout!

  7. I love how you used the triangles!!

  8. I'm a new follower too!!! ;)

  9. Beautiful LO! I love it! My favorite CHA product were any of the new lines from MME! Loved them! And a lot of the Christmas products too! Thanks!

  10. I am a new follower not too! woo hoo!

  11. Awesome control of the movement! I love the arrows made from colorful triangles, and the topic is a perfect match!

  12. It was fun this weekend to get to watch this creation in the making. Great "forward thinking" with the arrows Suz. Make me think I want to do one with some pictures of what I want to do in the future looking forward! So glad for our weekends! Hugs.

  13. Gorgeous layout! There were so many great releases at CHA, it's so hard to pick just one. I really love the new Simple Stories Sn@p stuff.

  14. Following you on twitter

  15. Love your use if triangles, what a fun layout


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