Sunday, 17 April 2011

Alphanumeric Blog Hop: Brought to you by the number....ONE!

Welcome Alphanumeric bloghoppers! You may well be joining me from Donna's fabulous blog Creating Room. If not, don't worry, you can find a full list of participants in the bloghop below or on the blog our infamous instigator, the lovely Mel at I Speak Melsh. And so, putting the Numeric into alphanumeric, onto the number one...

Being a maths teacher and lover of all things numerical (although I'm just not into Sudoku - don't ask) I had to go with a number for this. And when it comes to numbers, where better to start than at the very beginning, the very best place to start. It says so in the Sound of Music.

So number one it is. Some may say it's the loneliest number there is but I disagree. Ever tried being the third person going out to dinner with a couple? Or getting up to leave at the end of a thirteen-person tea party? One is suddenly looking pretty good.

One is so good, in fact, that I've made a scrapbook page: One Afternoon. One Camera. Photos? Many....

My thanks go to my friend in the green coat who never complains about posing. In fact, I have a sneaking suspicion she enjoys it. Whenever we hang out, we always take huge quantities of photos. Other times we spend time going through them and reminiscing. Good times! I wanted to scrap a few of these to celebrate having fun messing about with friends, celebrating cheerful weather and beautiful magnolia trees and enjoying genial daffodils and the self-timer setting on cameras.

And now for a little giveaway which is brought to you by my scrapbooking supply of the moment...Washi tape! Leave me a comment by noon on Tuesday 19th April telling we what you'd like to use Washi tape for and I'll send one randomly chosen commenter a roll of my favourite.

Next, I'm going to pass you on to Daily Life - Bits & Pieces, Melissa's wonderful blog. The full hop is as follows...


P.S. If any of the posts aren't up yet, please bear with us - the different time zones and the peculiarity of blogging platforms when it comes to autoposts may mean that one or two posts don't appear on time! If that's the case, come back to this list to pick up from the next blog, but do please pop back and try the other link later, when the post should be there for your enjoyment.

P.P.S. I'll be back later in the week with a few Scrapfactor Audition pages from UKScrappers.

42 comments:

  1. Love it! That's ONE super layout and ONE great post :-) I've never ever used Washi tape, what could I use it for?! My first thoughts would be borders on cards or layouts - I'm thinking a strip along an edge of a photo, kind of a bit offset? I'd love the chance to find a use for it lol! Thanks for running this giveaway, it's a nice extra touch :-)

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  2. Funny a maths teacher friend of mine has the same reaction to Suduku and is always being asked about it

    Ahhh washi tape - I'd use it to cover a chipboard shape and to liven up my noticeboard

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  3. Your scrapbook pages are always fabulous, and this one is no exception. I've never used Washi Tape, but I know for sure it would be just great on a card.

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  4. I'd love to try the washi tape on a layout - I've not had the opportunity to use it yet. Your layout is wonderful! I really like all the small photos and the fact that the paper colors are subtle yet it is such a vibrant layout.

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  5. 'One'derful post ;-)
    I would add some strips of Washi-tape to make a frame along a photo on a layout ....

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  6. Super page love all the details

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  7. Love the layout. I wish I had friends that let me take their pictures. They run when I get my camera out.

    Now, about that Washi tape -- I have NO CLUE what that is? A UK thing? Or being mostly digital right now, have I completely lost touch with paper scrapping things and trends? So, if I was lucky enough to get some Washi tape, I would spend my time trying to figure out what to do with it. ;^)

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  8. I Love your One layout!! I love to use washi tape on my mixed media projects.

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  9. Great post - and I love your LO and its title - such a great idea! Washi tape now - I'm not sure I know what it is - but would love the chance to find out! I hope - I would be able to use in in a mini book/album - as they are my current passion. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Jen x

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  10. Lovely post and a great Lo, now I join Carol Anne, I would be doing the same as her! onedering what to use it for x

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  11. ooh a great post on the number 1! Also I love the LO I get a bit nervous about lots of photos on one page so find it very inspiring to see your fab one! Good luck with scrap factor you will go far I am sure. Never used Washi tape would definitely use it on a LO or 2 maybe on the photo maybe as a border/bit of interest! Thanks for the chance to win xxx

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  12. 1 is the perfect number **hums to self**
    Love the layout.
    I'd never heard of washi tape before so googled it :) It looks FAB!!! It would probably be used on a scrapbook page, or maybe to decorate an altered box.

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  13. Love the LO and that you have friends who are not camera shy! I think washi tape would be perfect on an art journal page:)
    Fiona x

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  14. Great scrapbooking page! I have not had the chance to use Washi tape but have loved it when I have seen it on american blogs, it looks fab! I would use it on everything I create, scrapbooking and journalling pages, presents, greeting cards...

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  15. Great layout. I love the little "path" of photos. I have to confess that I have never actually heard of washi tape before, but am sure I can think of something to use it for.

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  16. Great layout! I've never used washi tape before but I would like to try it on a scrapbook page after seeing it on a few blogs recently :)

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  17. I've never tried using washi tape either, so I'd have to have a trawl through some of your delicious layouts for inspiration.

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  18. Wonderful post! You are correct, much better to be one than to be a third wheel. Love your layout.

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  19. Beautiful layout! I have seen washi alot recently but haven't used it myself. I love all stationary/craft-type items that originate in Japan. Fond memories for me as I used to live there. I imagine using it as a border or for a cute way to adhere a photo to a page - reminiscent of old style scrapbook pages when that's basically what we did.

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  20. i've never seen washi tape so not really sure i would know how to use it, lol. We only get so many craft things in Turkey - that obviously isnt one of them
    Enjoyed your post
    caroline

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  21. I've never heard of washi tape, but I've just gotten started in mixed media projects and I'm SURE there would be some way to incorporate it in there!

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  22. Beautiful page!

    I would use the tape with brown paper to make some chic Easter wrapping I think.

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  23. Love your scrapbook page - it is an idea I might try myself. I have to ask what Washi tape is - I have a feeling I am behind the times. But I think it would look fab on a scrapbook page or two.

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  24. Love your scrapbook page and your writing style - I will definitely be a follower from this point on! :)

    And I would love to win some washi tape - I've learned that you can use it on just about everything! Hope you have a ONEderful day! Ha!

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  25. Love your LO...and would love to experiment with some Washi tape!
    Alison xx

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  26. This is ONE wonderful post! Washi tape?? I had never heard of it so had to google it which of course gave me yet ONE more blog to read. I quite possibly would use it on the painted pots I see. Here's the link I found. http://www.hostessblog.com/2010/03/diy-inspiration-japanese-washi-tape/

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  27. What a ONE-derful post & a stunning LO!! What would I do with Washi tape? Hmmmm!! Asit's not something I've met before..I wonder could I use it in a bit of mixed media mini book creating? Sandi :)

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  28. love this layout! i'd probably use washi tape to stick my photos down or in borders :) never actually used it before though!

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  29. Great layout, I've never used washi tape, i have seen it used for journalling on though and i think this is what i'd like to try. Off now to have a look at the links you have left :)

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  30. What a lovely layout and blog. Washi tape, I have never used this before think I would use it to decorate the edges of some notebooks I've made up. ~c~

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  31. Great LO - I would use it as border and then add some journalling or stamp it - not sure really :0)

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  32. Washi tape? Wha'she talking about? I have NO idea what it is! I'd use it for wrapping sushi in ...?

    Lovely page - good luck in the Scrap Factor!

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  33. Fab post! Gr8 LO :)

    I LOVE washi tape, just a shame we cant get more here in the UK! I use a lil piece of mine to stick a photo to a page or use it as a substitute for ribbon :)

    {I'd love to know where u get urs from if u dont mind sharing???} Thanks

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  34. Oh your layout is just fantastic!

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  35. Great layout! I love its structure. I'd love washi tape and would use it on an art journal page.
    Rinda

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  36. I love that layout so much! Great job! And this is a little off topic, but I really love the backround for your blog! Very cool.
    And...washi tape, so cool!! I'd use it on the memory box I'm in the midst of creating for my 2nd son.

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  37. Great post, Love the layout, great colours in there. As for Washi tape - well I keep looking longingly at it but have never got around to buying any to try it. I think I'd try it on a paper mache jewellery stand thats sitting around waiting for a little tlc.

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  38. Fab LO :) I'm looking forward to seeing your scrapfactor pages!

    Hmmm washi tape... I think I would use it to decorate the new boxes/jars that will be going in my new scrapping area!

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  39. I don't know what washi tape is, but I'd give it a try. LOVED your layout! The photos, arrangement, embellishments, how your incorporated the theme - everything!

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  40. So I figured from the name it is something Japanese...and probably really fun??? I have lots of half completed projects so no doubt it would appear on many of those. :) We are all due for a catch up I think!!! Been too long.
    x Lou

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  41. Just catching up as I have been away since the blog hop. Great post, and I love your layout,great idea !

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