Friday, August 11, 2017

August 11-14 Weekend Blog Lovers Hop

Welcome to the Second Weekend Blog Lovers Hop! Thank you for joining us! Blog Lovers is a Facebook group for scrapbooking and papercrafts enthusiasts who also love to share their work on their personal blogs. We have been sharing our blog posts among our group for several months. The weekly hop is new; we're hoping that it grows! You should have started with Barb-
I have two layouts to share with you.
 I used Close To My Heart Sugar Rush Collection patterned paper as the main background. My sister's birthday (Emily) is also on July 4th. The photo mat behind the plate is from  Recollections Anchors 12 x 12 open stock patterned paper to show it's July 4th. The photo mat behind Emily looking at her "cake"- Emily's Delight- is from Pink Paislee Pen Pals 12 x 12 Patterned Paper Pad, the scalloped circle that I used as a photo mat behind Emily- the birthday girl- looking at me is part of Little Yellow Bicycle 6 x 6 Decorative Edge Cardstock- a set of  5 different designs. The title- Let's Celebrate- is from My Mind's Eye My Story 24 Die-Cut Journal Cards that I trimmed down to fit the page. The journaling tag is also from the same set and I typed Mr Ray, Mama, Dustin, Brian, and I celebrated Emily's birthday at her house on July 4. Her "cake" was Emily's Delight or Dirt Pudding. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, sweet gherkins pickles, and homemade macaroni salad for lunch. The ribbon is from Craft Essentials Summer12. The one of a kind sister sticker is from Paper House Productions Sister 3D sticker set. The balloons I made with an American crafts circle punch and Timeless Twine Watermelon Sorbet- they're doing maintenance right now, but can also be found on Facebook at I wrote Happy 39th Birthday- each part individually on the balloons. The paper I used for the balloons is Recollections Home Basics 6 x 6 Paper Pad.

This second layout is of a picture that was also taken on Emily's birthday.
 I made this layout for a Scavenger Hunt Challenge with Paper Issues on their Facebook site- it's a closed group, but you can request to join. The challenge ended at 1 EST Saturday, August 5, but I posted it Friday, August 4 on their Facebook. We were to find these 8 items in our scrapbooking supplies- floral paper, polka dotted paper, a frame, stars, a sun, 3 stickers, wood veneer, and a camera. The floral paper is from Colorbok Homespun 12 x 12 Signature Paper. The polka dotted paper is from Recollections Home Basics 6 x 6 Paper Pad. The frame is from a set of frames in my stash. It did have a strip down the middle like a film strip, but I cut it out so it wouldn't cover the tiki fountain. The big star is from a K&Company SMASH Retro Grab Bag. The little star, and the other 2 pieces of wood veneer- Over & Over and Crazy Cool are Studio Calico Sundrifter Wood Veneer set. The sun sticker is from MAMBI Soft Spoken Embellishments, Beach, Sun & Sand. The camera and Capture the moment stickers are from Paper House Productions Time For A Selfie 3D Stickers. The dolphins stickers are from a Lisa Frank set. The Lovely sticker is from Echo Park Paper Capture Life Allison Kreft Element Stickers. So the 3 stickers were the title- Capture the moment, the dolphins, and Lovely. I wrote the journaling with colored pencils- I wrote that Brian & Emily have a beach themed house- shells and flamingoes above the picture. Below the picture I wrote Venus is checking out the Tiki Water Fountain that Brian fills with water over and over. You can see the journaling close-up in this picture.

That's all I have for you, but you are also welcome to hop along with me in the Catch a Wave Blog Hop and start with Connie- at midnight EST for a chance to win some prizes. Now you're off to Camille-

Here's the line-up of this hop if you get lost:
  1. Barb Prendergast --
  2. Amanda Rhodes-
  3. Camille Short -
  4. Bev Code -
  5. Patti Hamil-
Thanks for hopping along with us! You have until Monday, August 14th to hop. Have a great weekend!


Bev Code said...

great pages... fun multi photo page and fun frame on the other one... great layouts

Camille Short said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!

phamil said...

Really, really sweet layouts and the photos are beautiful, I especially love the first one!!!!

Amanda Rhodes said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wonderful layout
Gr Karin

Barb Prendergast said...

Your layouts are so much fun and filled with great elements. I especially love the first one for your sis's July 4 birthday. BL