Saturday, January 28, 2012

PICTURE IT PERFECT blog hop 28 jan 2012

SO.. I bet your wondering how this name and thought came about..  During the 13 days of Halloween I was participating in - Gill had this awesome card with a picture..  It gave ME a thought..  hmm.. a blog hop showing a PICTURE from either one you took OR from a magazine and create a project from that.  I talked to Gill and since my experience with starting hops (on FB) was zilch - she and I are co-hosting this hop.  Thanks Gill for teaching me about getting a hop together.. :) (I still have lots to  SO I thank you for coming by.

YOU should have come from  GILL's BLOG  If here by chance, thank you.  BUT please start back at Gill's   -don't want you to miss any awesome projects!

1 - Gill  - (hostess)  START
2 - Doris - (co-hostess)   ME
3 - Linda -   NEXT
4 - Linda -
5 - Lisa G -
6 - Angie -
7 - Janet S -
8 - Michelle-
9- Mandie -
10 -  Lisa -

 Onto my project for today.. What could I do - so many ideas came to mind.. Here is my first thought..
an invitation...  I have my son, Jayden who will be 8 this year under water and he loves pool parties and again..  we will have yet another pool party. I am making them ahead of time so that his friends from school can come (no excuses this year..)

I used a 4x6 pic from last year summer pool time. I used a underwater camera from Wal-mart.  I used Rub-On's from American Crafts called Jack.   This will be the front of the invitation.
the back of the invitation is..
all pre- cut and created and ready to be put together.

FRONT of invite~  This is my Jayden from last years pool days.  and this years INVITE  lol!!

this is a closer look to the picture invite I added the cut WATER FUN  at 1 in from the cartridge H 2 0 - these are 2 most used cartridges for summer! 

back of the 4x6 picture. I used ctmh ink pad moonstruck BUT for the rest of the invites I will be using blue Stazon as when you STILL touch the back it is still inky.   **  I cut the wave and the beach balls from the cartridge Life is A  Beach. Wave cut at 1.4in and the balls at 1in in the Imagine and using the built in colors.   ** I typed up the format of the invitation on my computer and then inked the edges with ctmh crystal Blue ink and tore the bottom.
I hope you like my Picture Perfect invitation for today!!

Please visit  LINDA and see what awesome picture taking project she created!!


  1. Thank you for hosting the blog hop, I love the novel idea of using a picture from last year to create your sons party invitations. Brilliant idea.

    Love Bex cx

  2. Fantastic creation Doris! Such a great idea to use the photo of your son for his invite. Looks like it's gonna be a fun party!

    Well done!

    I'm a new follower.

    Lisa xx

  3. Very creative and cool idea. I just love the way the photo came out. Blessing, Linda

  4. Love the invitation. That's a very cute picture. I use pictures and designs from my scrapbook factory program to create invitations and then print them as pictures then jazz them up with scrapbooking techniques to get a true original unique invitation. The best part having an invite with a picture is it may just end up in someone's scrapbook. Happy Scrappin.

  5. Awesome invitation who coiuld resist it , love the photo it is perfect !
    Nice hopping with you!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  6. What a wonderful invitation. The photo is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  7. WOW stunning invitation and the photo is brilliant. I am sure this will be very well received.

    Linda xxx

  8. Your invitation is amazing. What a clever idea with the underwater picture. I am a new follower and thanks for the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  9. The invitation is fantastic - perfect for the occasion. I am sure the kids will love the splashin party. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Find me at Halloranpx at aol dot com

  10. What a wonderful invitation! I hope that Jayden enjoys his pool party this year! I love the underwater picture of him for the invite :) Thank you for including me in this hop. :) I hope you have enjoyed hosting & will be encouraged to host more.

  11. I love the invite "water" great idea !...I have always wanted to try the under water cameras, now that I see how well yours turned out I will try it. Truly an awesome job, TFS.

  12. wow i love your project, the underwater camera idea is so neat. its great to be co-hosting the hop with you. im now starting to hop.

  13. I love your idea for a party invitation and the kids will love it! I'm sure your son will be excited as well! I just became a follower!

  14. I love this idea of taking a photo and using it as part of your invitation. I think I will do this for my daughter's bday! Photos just really make things fun. Thanks for co-organizing this hop. I have enjoyed being a part!!! :)