Monday, April 29, 2013

Social {Media} Butterflies Blogapalooza with Chic Tags!!




Hello everyone! Super excited that this month's SMB featured sponsor is Chic Tags!! I was fortunate enough to meet with and to get to know the sweet and talented Veronica and Albert Milan, owners and creative geniuses of Chic Tags at CHA this past January. I can tell you first hand they are true gems! Seriously lovely, inspiring people! So, before I get to my designs, I want to give a personal shout out of enormous thanks to Veronica (&Albert) for their generosity in sponsoring the Butterflies this month both with supplies, giveaways, and freebies too! Thanks so much for your support of SMB Milans!!

If you are just getting started on this blog hop please go to Chic Tags here to begin your journey. (You don't want to miss out on opportunity to win some fabulous giveaways along the way and perhaps pick up a few freebies too! ;)

**If you have been following along the hop, you arrived here via  Jenny's blog.


Now, on to my design:

There were so many awesome tags to play with included in the Road Trip line, that I had difficulty choosing just one! {So I used 12 to get started}  ;)

I set up a grid pattern with the numerical journaling tags and traced lightly around them with pencil onto the orange patterned paper. Then I sewed over the pencil lines as an outline to the tags. I used an exacto knife to cut out inside the machine stitches and layered various woodgrain Studio Calico patterned paper beneath/behind each stitched area.

(*Click on any pic to view larger).
 From there I added photos and snippets of journaling of current things my youngest son was/is into on his "road trip" to the ripe ole age of 12. (He's got about a half a year to go to reach it!)

I wanted to be able to add many pictures to this layout so I placed some on the top of tags as well as beneath by piercing the patterned paper and adding brads so that the tags could swivel away to showcase the pictures and woodgrain paper beneath.




 To add repetition of theme to my layout, I used some roadway washi as well as using a white Signo pen to draw in the dashed lines of a roadway on the number 12 journaling tag.





 

>>>>>***Next up is on the hop is CT Creative Team Member, Magda! Be sure to hit every stop along the way and leave a little love (comment) to give yourself a chance to win some of the fabulous  giveaways including this awesome Chic Tag cut file (one of a set of 6 rad designs you are sure to love) that I am giving away to one lucky winner!


               
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY FOR THIS CUT FILE and 5 more here's what you need to do:
 **Please leave a comment here for a chance to win and I will enter your name an additional time if you follow me and/or comment on my #smbigbloghop posts on Instagram and/or Twitter. My user name is "SuzMannecke" no spaces. 

Winner/s will be announced on Friday, May 3 so be sure to stop back here and over at Chic Tags and/or Social {Media}Butterflies blog to see the list of winners! 


Good luck and Happy Blogapalooza! I hope you find yourselves amply inspired along the way! Be sure to stop back regularly this week here and on Instagram as I will be posting more creations made with Chic Tags Road Trip and more in preparation for National Scrapbooking Day!!!

39 comments:

  1. Как интересно, теги с секретом!

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  2. Love the way you used the tags, such a great idea!

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  3. Oh I love this idea for a page...its just so cool! thank you for sharing and the cut files look awesome too bad I can't use them...maybe one day LOL

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  4. Layering the tags over your photos is such a fun idea. ..... thanks for the inspiration. .... it's genius!

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  5. great idea!
    fantastic project :)

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  6. I love that you used all of those tags! Fabulous layout, my friend!!! xo

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  7. I love that you used all those tags! Fabulous layout, my friend! xo

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  8. as always, awesome work Suz!

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  9. Great use of the number tags! :)

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  10. Love how you can slide the tags out of the way to see what's underneath.

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  11. I LOVE this!!! How clever! I'm pinning it!

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  12. Amazing use of the tags, super creative. So happy to hop along with you today.

    Sherri - Chic Tags DT

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  13. I like the idea of tags covering the photos :) It gives so much story to the page :)

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  14. I love it, thanks for the inspiration

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  15. Cleverly done - love the numbered tags!!

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  16. Wow, what an awesome layout, love how many pictures you got on here, such a great idea!

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  17. What a great layout!

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  18. Oh I love this layout, Suz, it is so clever and interactive. I loved it without seeing that it included the photos, but with that addition it is really amazing.

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  19. This is such a great way to document time and history, especially when kids grow so fast. The layout it cleverly done, so many pictures with tons of details.

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  20. Absolutely adore this idea! Great to use extra space underneath the tags!

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  21. Oh my goodness, Suz! This layout rocks!!! I love how you've used all those tags on one layout and even scrapped underneath! You rocked it!

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  22. Suz I love how you used the # tags!!! Awesome girl!!! Had fun blog hopping with you!!

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  23. Love the interactive layout!

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  24. Love the interactive layout.

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  25. Love how you used the tags, so inspiring!!

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  26. What an amazing layout!! I am so inspired. I am digging the photos behind the tag.

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  27. lovely inspiration ;)

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  28. mi piacciono i blog hop. si conoscono tanti nuovi blog. marta

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  29. i love this cut file! i bet the others are just as wonderful :) jessica d.

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  30. WOW! It's precious!
    Thanks for inspiration!

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  31. How cute is this??!! Love the use of the Number tags and the little photos you added! And having them swivel with the brads is such a fun idea!

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  32. Love the tag idea for a LO ! Very clever !

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  33. Great use of all the RT tags!

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  34. Great giveaway and LOVE the idea of these swivel tags, Suz! Looks awesome and is so functional too!

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  35. Oh, how I love what you did with the tags, Suz! I love the hidden photos...like opening Christmas presents! :)

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  36. thank you for the chance to win! I start following you...here and on instagram (I'm Msdanielape)

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