Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WOYWW and My Perfect Escape!

It's What's On Your Work Space Wednesday, but at this time I can't show you what is on my work space. My current project is for a magazine and can't be seen until after it's published in September
But I really didn't want to miss out on visiting with everyone this week at WOYWW, so I decided I would share a layout that came about from the big mess I had on my counter last Wednesday.
It is the first of five layouts I created using the August Escape kit from Scrapbooking From the Inside Out.
What could be a better escape for me than books :) And that book paper in the kit by Cosmo Cricket is what inspired me. Plus the "once upon a time" piece I cut from another piece of paper in the kit. And those arrows are from this...

Dear Lizzy Neapolitan banner cut apart.
The rest of the design team gallery is here and inspiration for the kit can be found here. It really is such a pretty kit.

Since Wednesday is my day to post at the Craft Your Nest challenge blog, I decided to use this layout for my challenge as well. It's all about books and it was a fun one to come up with. I hope you will check it out. :)

 Keeping it short today, but I will be back this Friday with a wedding layout :)






39 comments:

  1. Congrats on the upcoming publication, Mary Jo! :) Love this page. I've always loved reading. I love how you used the triangles as arrows on here.

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  2. This is SUCH a beautiful layout!

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  3. Love these colors! And love what you did with the garland. Beautiful! Congrats on the pubbed! Can't wait to see!

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  4. OOh look,it's gone all tidy and secret! Love the LO, and the subject too...an escape indeed.

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  5. Love the creativity of using those flags as arrows! I too loved going to the library as a child. It's such a shame that kids today (being bombarded with technological entertainment) are missing out on that.

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  6. Love how you used those arrows! Reading is also my perfect escape. And it's August 1st, need to go check out the new kit!

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  7. Hi Mary Jo thanks for popping by. Looking forward to seeing the magazine project. Well done - hope you don't have to wait to long to see it in print! WOYWW Hugs from Helen 19

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  8. What a great layout and subject!! I love to read too and have never scrapped my books. What a good idea!! LOVE all the paper and embellies!!

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  9. What a lovely LO celebrating one of our passions, books.

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  10. Fabulous layout.. love how its come together.. love books.. great embellishmwnts.. love it!! Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#12

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  11. I love your layout, the hot air balloon in particular, hope you have had a ride in one, it is the most amazing feeling. Great idea with the arrows too, really like that one. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #58

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  12. Very pretty layout, and clever use of the cut shapes to create the arrows. I love your tree house!

    Thanks for your visit, and I'm glad you like my handmade paper - if you look closely at my blog header you'll see I used it in the photo montage. I love how well the gilding flakes worked, and am keen to do some more with this.

    I'm thinking of doing some blog posts on making art from our rubbish! Watch this space...

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #7

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  13. I love this layout, those Thickers are awesome! I love to read too!

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  14. Great layout, and congrats on the publication! Seriously fabulous crafting space - how cool! Jo x

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  15. fab layouts,thanks for sharing
    have a super woyww
    kay #82

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  16. Love this layout! The arrow, books...it's perfect. And I love to read as well!

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  17. I love this layout and yes, books are the perfect escape for me too. I was a huge reader ever since I was young. My mother used to complain about how often I wanted to go to the library. LOL!

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  18. Love the layout...and I did get some summer reading in. I had such a hard time with those banners...no matter how careful I was, they tore something awful when I was trying to get them out of the paper.(and I wish they had a print on he back instead of white, and all those nubbies)

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  19. your layout is fabulous, no wonder you have them in mags!! hopping around quickly waiting to go the scotland....happy woyww!
    ((Lyn)) #18

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  20. A really pretty layout, I love the colours. I can see why you get published. I would love to sit down and read a book, just never have time these days.
    Have a great week.
    Von #35

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  21. I love this layout, and what a nice idea for a page, I love to read, too. Well done!

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  22. I love the layout! The book paper is perfect, and cutting out the banner is such a good idea!

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  23. Great layout and great paper, Mary Jo! Thanks for coming to visit me earlier and have a great week! Darnell #34

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  24. What pretty colours and beautiful layout Mary Jo,
    I adore books and took myself off at the tender age of 11 to join our local Library...I came out carrying 10 large heavy books and with an even bigger smile on my face.
    I used to panic that I wouldn't be able to read all the books out there...I've since lightened up thankfully ;D
    Thanks for sharing and popping over to my place earlier.
    Have a fun packed week ~ Neesie #37

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  25. What a great space to craft with all those windows!!! Lovely!!

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  26. Love your layout! I also love a big stack of books to read. Great idea for a layout. These papers are perfect!

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  27. Gorgeous LOs there! The colours really sum up getting away from it all, hooray for holidays!
    Thanks for the birthday wishes, I had a fab time!
    Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

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  28. Good idea to turn the flags into arrows--way to think outside the box!

    I love to read too. I'm currently re-reading an old favorite, _The Secret Garden_. :)

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  29. oooh! i love your corner desk :)
    love your scrap page too!
    thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment :)
    and haven't team GB done well these last 2 days ???

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  30. Look forward to the big reveal and congratulations on being published.
    Lovely LO and great paper underneath.
    Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet xx 27

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  31. great layout, crafting is all about escaping too, usually from the housework he he
    janet #56 running late

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  32. Beautiful LO!!
    What a fun page to scrap!!
    Love how you used the banner!!

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  33. I agree with you, reading is a great escape. I am an avid reader and so are my girls.
    I love, love, love your layout. Fun colours and a perfect subject.

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  34. This is so nice!! I love how you used the banner in a different way. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. love love your layout, summer is such a perfect season for books!!

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