Friday, March 30, 2012

SOUS Get To Know Me Blog Hop

Hello and thanks for participating in our Stuck on U Sketches "Get to Know Me" Blog Hop! The Blog Hop starts today, 7:00 AM EDT USA March 30th and runs through 11:59pm USA EDT on Sunday April 1st .

You should have arrived here from  Nanne's Blog. If you did not, then go back to Stuck on U Sketches where you will find the blog hop path.

Our design team has been working hard to create layouts about themselves to share with you and we hope you enjoy them! We are all answering 10 questions about ourselves, so that should be fun! We are including this bonus sketch today, so we hope that you will get an opportunity to use it this week.

 You must leave a comment on each of the designers blogs as well as become a follower to be eligible to win the SOUS blog candy. The SOUS winner will be announced on Monday April 2nd.

Okay, so on with MY stuff! 
I had tons, I mean tons of fun creating this page but will keep my description to a minimum, so that you can finish the hop in a timely manner. I've used Glitz French Kiss papers and  embellies from  my March Swirlydoos kit, along with a couple of pieces of painted Dusty Attic. Butterflies are courtesy of Lisa Gregory. The photo is of myself on vacation bending down to see if the bronze angel artwork would speak to me .. it's a crazy thing I always do LOL .. I've used some PSE actions on my photo .. Be sure to click on the photo for a close-up! 

Here are my answers to the 10 crazy questions: 

1. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Why?
I guess I would have to be olive green because that's my favorite color. 

2. What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I used to be a reserve Saturday night police officer .. guns, boots, lights, siren .. the whole nine yards. It was a crazy notion that didn't last but about 18 months. I had young children at home that needed their mom. 

3. What 5 things are always on your crafting table?
ATG, Distrezz-it-all, craft knife,  mat, paper trimmer  .. and a whole lot more LOL

4. Your go-to embellishment is ... laser cut chippies like Dusty Attic. You notice I didn't say flowers  .. heehee .. because they are essential!

5. What is your all-time favorite crafting tool? Martha Stewart punches. I'm addicted! 

6. Tell us about your family .. first in one word. Then in a sentence or two.
Hmmm, extra-large. I am married to my craft supporting hubby Dan. We have 3 grown daughters between us, 3 SILs and 16 fantastic grandkids. Family gatherings are tons of fun!

7. What is your dream vacation?
Taking all of our kids to Hawaii on a cruise! 

8. Who is your favorite crafty company?
Oh, I have so many ... right now I am loving everything that Glitz is putting out but Graphic 45 seldom disappoints. 

9. Tell us a bit about your crafty style. Definitely vintage shabby with a romantic twist. 

10. Where do you live? 
We live in Texas but my heart belongs to Colorado. 

So, are you ready to see my blog candy? In order to win, you must be a follower of my blog and you must leave a comment here. I will announce a winner on Monday April 2 and you will have one week to claim your prize! 

 So, your next stop is the blog of  Sandi Smith who is joining our sketch team and will be starting in May.  Thanks again for joining us! Have a great time on the hop! 


  1. oooo you a pistel packing mama hehe.....this is gorgeous Sandi and good to get to know you better :)

  2. Your layout is so beautiful! All of the embellishments you added are perfect! Love it!

    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

  3. Oh Sandi this is a Beautiful page!! Just like you said Vintage Shabby with a Twist of Romantic!!
    Love it:)

  4. Wonderful layout Sandi! So many little details and I love the distressed edges. Did the angel talk to you?? Follower #244!!

  5. Hawaii, I want to add it to my list now:), great story, lovey layout! Hugs and thank you again for some help!

  6. love the project. very cute

  7. Your layout is so pretty! I love the scrolley frame along the top. Thanks for the chance. I'm a follower!

  8. Love Love your layouts Sandi. They always look so soft and dreamy and absolutely lovely! TFS

  9. Oh wow.. look at you little miss thang..LOL love that photo of you and your layout is amazing as always.. love the shabby chic look you've got going on your layout..
    plus, It was a real treat to read a little about you, had no idea about the cop thing. wow!! that was a shocker..LOL

  10. Great answers and a wonderful project!!!! Nice to meet you.


  11. I love, love your take on the sketch! So great getting to know more about you. 16 grandkids? Wow! You must be one busy lady!

  12. Your LO is just so wonderful! I'm glad you had the close-up picture available because there are so many layers. I swear it's a gift ... when I try layers, it looks like my 4 year old threw stuff on my page! LOL I truly enjoyed getting to know you a little better. Great hop!!!
    ~ Thanks, Esther T
    esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

  13. I agree with Esther. I love layers but when I attempt to do it, it looks like fairies tromped all over it.16 grand! Awesome. I have 6.

  14. Hi Sandi!!! Nice to *see* you :)
    I haven't been to Flying Unicorn in forver it seems (my surgery followed by DH surgery). We are both doing well. I was hopping along with SOUS's hop and found myself here.

    Gorgeous page!! I LOVE your flowers and butterflies :)


  15. I love your layout. So many parts speak to me... The flowers, word tiles, wood scroll, the butterflies... All yummy. I am new follower to your blog just because of this blog hop!

  16. Wow Sandi...You outdid yourself again..I love everything about it. I also loved getting to know you alot better..never knew about the cop!!! Even if it didn't last long. Kids come first. Don't want anything happening to you. TFS

  17. Oh SO pretty Sandi!
    First off, what a lovely photo of you and the page is perfectly you as well!
    I LOVED reading everything you wrote for your are a tough cookie in your own right and I think I can see the cop thing! LOL! Me and your kids both think that, don't we? LMBO! Ok, well that just covers up the softest, sweetest woman!
    Love you to pieces, thanks for sharing this! Can I win your candy? I think I need that stack! Hehe!


  18. Hi Dear Sandi
    another great page!!!
    I love it!

  19. Oh Sandi this is Simply Gorgeous (as Always!) I am so Envious of you gals that do the Vintage-y, Flower-y, Shabby and Romantic layouts with all the layers and make it look so effortless, Just Gorgeous! It was so much fun getting to know everyone also, I had so much fun, I truly am so Honored to be on this team!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  20. Sandi your layout is absolutely gorgeous... love the colors, layers, vintage feeling and BUTTERFLIES!!! Thank you for the chance to win some AWESOME paper... G45 addict!!! :)

  21. First of all Sandi... I love the new blog look!! So soft.. just like the title!! :o)
    And now, your layout is beautiful!!!! Love, love, love, the layering, and your photo is soooo cute!!!

    And wow, I sure don't want to tick you off, gf, because now we know that you're not just another pretty face!! I would never have guessed that about you!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Sandi!!! Hugs!!

  22. Lovely photo of you and a stunning layout as always!Looking forward to May and getting to know this amazing team!

  23. Gorgeous LO!! Love all the layers!!
    I so can't picture you w/ a gun. lol
    Did you catch the MS punch set on HSN?
    Thanks for the chance to win
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

  24. Sat night cop-seriously? :)the things you learn.. well I was already a that pic of you and the lovely way you layered your page-beautiful work,my friend!

  25. Gorgeous!!! You are so right in describing your style. Love the papers you have used here, and love getting to know you better. I am trying to picture you in a police uniform now - that is a layout I would love to see LOL. Have a great weekend Sandi!! Loved the sketch btw!

  26. Hello Sandi... love your new look blog ... so feminine ... another awesome LO... I love your work ...very pretty for a former pistol packin' mama LOL ... go you LOL hugz X:)

  27. Absolutely pretty! Love those Dusty Attic pieces that you always accent with so perfectly. You sure do have the Shabby Vintage style down to a science!

    And you were a police officer? Wow... that is interesting!

  28. Such a beautiful layout and a gorgeous photo. Great getting to know you. ps. sorry I'm a bit late hopping:(

  29. what a beautiful layout. Great job. I love the saying on the side - Listen learn and love. Greaet job.

    1. Such a lovely layout Sandi!! Love the picture and meaning behind it! Love all of your layering and distressing!!! Hard to believe you were once a police officer. It's been fun learning about all of the DT members!

  30. Gorgeous layout Sandi!! And hot mama you!! ) and a police officer at that, and cruising in Hawaii, boy we would get along in real life :)

  31. What a beautiful layout!! I love the soft colors and delicate details. I would love to see Hawaii one day! I've always wanted to see the volcanoes. I enjoyed getting to know you better.