Monday, March 3, 2014

Smile & Be You - Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the March Scrapbook Generation blog hop! This is my first time participating in this hop & I can't wait to see what everyone has done. Be sure to visit and comment on every blog in the hop for your chance to win - read on after my project for details.

I chose a sketch from Sketches for Scrapbooking volume 8, designed for 13 photos, and here's what I did with it:

I stayed very close to the sketch for this layout, really only changing the title area and journaling area a little. And no, my son wasn't too pleased with the flowery paper, but I think it looks great so tough nuts to him!

The sketch called for a die-cut paper where I used the floral, and instead of adding to an already busy pattern, I used a border punch for a little added interest. The title and embellishments are all chipboard pieces, some popped up on foam tape to add even more dimension.

For even more added dimension, I inked the edges of every piece of paper and chipboard with coordinating ink and sponge daubers. If you want exact product details, they are at the end of my post.

You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.

Next on the hop is Mandi; leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store. The winner will be drawn on Monday, March 10th, so you have one week to leave a comment.

In case you get lost at any point, here is the list of all the blogs
Scrapbook Generation blog -
Ruth -
Tina Gale -
Steffanie -
Devra -
Melissa -

Mandi -
Lori S -
Cassie -
Katy -
Stephanie -
Isbaha -
Corrina -

Products used in my project:
  • Ariana paper pack and complements - Close to My Heart
  • Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Smoothie, Slate, Outdoor Denim, Crystal Blue, and Sweet Leaf - Close To My Heart
  • Sponge Daubers, Tsukineko (available from CTMH) 
  • 3-D Foam Tape
  • Parisian Edger Punch, EK Success (I believe this is discontinued but a quick Google search will bring up several available for purchase.)


  1. Fantastic page with so many photos!

  2. Love the layout. Welcome to the blog hop from one newbie to another!

  3. love the CTMH papers you used thanks for sharing

  4. Love that there are lots of photos!

  5. So very pretty! Love all of the photos!

  6. Love your page! Beautiful work!

  7. Beautiful layout! Such gorgeous papers and embellies---and they compliment your photos perfectly!

  8. Great embellishments! I love how you used so many pictures!

  9. Beautiful page. I especially liked your creative use of a punch instead of using a die cut page. Too clever, I'll have to remember that. Thanks for sharing!

  10. LOVE the stamped edge to the Ariana B&T...CUTE layout!!!

  11. Such a pretty layout! I really like the collection that you used, it goes perfectly with your photos! Great job!

  12. Great Layout!! That floral paper is to die for!!

  13. love the layout! and all the details.

  14. I never thought to use floral paper like that! Thanks for sharing!!


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