Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the

"Just the start of it...
Sunny Days, Party Nights,
Hot Guys, Water Fights,
Beachy Hair, Tanned Skin.
School's Out, Summer's In!"
You should have arrived from Rhonda http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
If not, head on over to the beginning- Connie Can Crop- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com-  is the first stop on this Summer Fun Blog Hop Party.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these fantastic ladies who are here sharing their ideas and creations.
We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Here's what I have to share with you today. My birthday is the first birthday of the summer among 3 other siblings. Our birthdays are all within 1 to 2 1/2 weeks apart! I'm sharing part of my birthday with you all! I didn't have 2 of the same birthday papers so I used the same elements on both pages. The first page is Simple Stories Happy Day Designer 12 x 12 Cardstock Birthday Memories (it's discontinued in most places- since it was made in 2011- but you might can still find it). The title- "let's party" is from Simple Stories Happy Day Signature Elements 2 x 12 Border & 4 x 12 Title Strip Elements (a 12 x 12 double sided cardstock paper) & I fussy cut it with my scallop edged designer scissors. The gift sticker is from Group God's Good Gifts Scripture Scrapbooks. All the photo mats except the mat under the necklace pic is from Simple Stories SN@P! Color Fusion 6 x 6 in paper pad. The photo mat under the necklace is from Monte Paper Mill Take 2 Designer Picture Frames. The party girl stamp is a part of Julie Nutting Party Girl Cling Stamp Collection that I bought at Hobby Lobby on my birthday and I used VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink to stamp it with.  The party hat & balloon embellishment was actually part of the "let's party" banner and I used Recollections Foam Adhesive Squares to give it some dimension. The journaling square is part of the paper and I wrote using a Sharpie Ultra Fine Purple Pastel Permanent Marker: June 27, 2015 My 39th Birthday The necklace above was made by Brian & Emily. Emily, Brian, & I went to Hobby Lobby, ate at Chinese Inn, went to the beach for about 5 minutes (& snapped a few pictures) since it was raining, shopped at Walmart, rented Black or White DVD from Red box (great movie by the way), and then celebrated with my family- McDonald's meal box & cake/ice cream. The American Lighthouses 1000 piece puzzle was a gift from my mom & stepdad.

 Now for page 2:
 The paper is Simple Stories Happy Day Let's Party 12 x 12 Designer Cardstock. The make a wish chipbpard sticker is Studio G. The mat under the bear is from Simple Stories Happy Day Signature Elements 4 x 4 Quote & 6 x 8 Photo Mat Elements ( to blend with the first page). The bear is from our sponsor Paper Crafting World-  Bear with Cake Girl Digital Stamp & I colored it with Recollections Masterpiece II Markers, American Crafts Chromatix Grape Alcohol Blending Acid Free Markers,& a White Gelly Roll pen to separate all the colors.The bling in her bow is from Recollections Rhinestone Collections- I also added one on the first page and one below the journaling block. I used the same Sharpie as before on the journaling block- also from SN@P- I bought this tank top from TJ Maxx- work- to wear on my birthday with money from my Grandmama & Mr Raffael Farrow. The 39 stickers are from Simple Stories Happy Day Expressions Cardstock Stickers. This is the good stuff square is also from SN@P that I cut out & used Recollections Adhesive Foam Squares again to give dimension. I wrote around it using the Sharpie that the cake was Duncan Hines Golden Butter Recipe with Hershey's Chocolate Icing. I didn't write what type of ice cream we had, but we had Blue Bunny Birthday Cake Mini Cones. My mom didn't have 39 candles so she put 3 candles and then 9 to make 39. Below is a picture of both pages together.
Thanks for hopping with us!
Up next is Audrey www.kricutkreations.blogspot.com I'm sure she has something awesome to share!
 I will be posting a SMASH entry of my birthday cards & more about my birthday soon, so please become a follower & come back soon. I have a paper bag mini album to work on for a swap this weekend. I may do a post of that, but it will be later next week so my swap partner doesn't see it online before she receives it.
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
 1. Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
6. Elizabeth Jeanne -http://craftsbyhappystamper.com
9. Rhonda- http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
14. Melinda - http://www.mypapercrafting.com
17. Aisha- www.londonskyedesigns.net

TFL & have a great weekend! :)

25 comments:

Haidee said...

SUPER FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! LO, ThANkS!!! For sharing your memories on paper

Connie Wallenbrock said...

Happy birthday!! Great layout to remember it with! Thanks for being in this hop with us! Scrappy hugs, Connie

Audrey Dickinson said...

Super cute layout....

Golden Goddess Designs said...

very nice layouts! happy belated birthday!

Happy Stamper said...

thanks for sharing your layout!

Theresa Knopf said...

Great layout.

Sarah J. B said...

Your layout is so cute! It looks like you had a fun Birthday!

Angela Corcoran said...

very cute! new follower =)

Melin MyPaperCrafting said...

Your layout is precious! I love the way you colored the bear! Perfect for your layout! Thank you for using a file from PCW! I am your newest follower now!
Melin
My Blog: MyPaperCrafting.com
Shop: PaperCraftingWorld.com

Pamela Lash said...

What a festive LO and filled with so many fun ideas! TFS and happy belated birthday!

Haidee said...

great LO TFS your memory on paper

Amanda Rhodes said...

Thanks for all the comments, ladies! :)

Veronica Tovar said...

Amanda, your layout is outstanding. The party theme is cute and summerly. Very fun. Thanks for sharing it

Sandy S. (CraftyCreations) said...

Happy Birthday. Love your scrapbook layout. Following your blog now and look forward to seeing more of your creations. Nice hoping with you today.

Eva Laney said...

Great layout :)

Rhonda Helm said...

beautiful layouts, I to have a summer birthday, 7-30 . happy birthday.

Janet F said...

cute layout

Barbara B said...

Happy Birthday! Layout is adorable

goffy28 said...

Nice layout.

Ileana Jimenez said...

What a beautiful way to display Creativity !!!

silvia said...

Cute page~~ LOVE the bear with the cake~

Ashley said...

Nice job on your two-pager, Amanda! Happy belated birthday!

~Ashley W
proudusmcwife@gmail.com

Sunflower Holli said...

very nice lay out! thank you for sharing your memories

Denise S. said...

Very festive.

Rebecca said...

Great layout. love the colors