To commemorate Scraps of Color's 8th birthday, I, along with some talented paper crafters, have teamed up to share projects based on the celebrations in our lives. We wanted to have this special blog hop to celebrate this great crafting community where we laugh, play, and create together and encourage and inspire one another. Of course, a blog hop isn't complete without blog candy! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop! Plus there will be a SOC blog hop gift awaiting one visitor!! To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all the blogs by Monday, Oct. 8 at 11pm EST. From all who are eligible, one lucky reader will be randomly drawn. The winner will be posted on all the participating blogs on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Now that all of the guidelines have been straightened out, let’s get this birthday party started! If you’re starting the hop here, I recommend checking out the SOC E:spire blog first, then work your way through. But if you’re stopping by from Francine's blog, then you’re in the right place! Today I’m sharing a layout! Yes, you heard me right, lol. I’m pretty excited about it! =D
The little guy in the photos, seen in the photos on the left with his dad Carlos, is my little cousin Elijah from his first birthday party last summer. I got to take a few photos that I hope to share with him when he’s a little older. The page layout was inspired by an Allison Davis sketch (Do you use her sketches? Love them!) Here are a few closer pics:
|Patterned Paper: TPC Studio, Border Punch: Fiskars|
Dies: Quickutz Blossom Mini
I matted my photos (yep, I’m ol’ school) to pop the pics off from the patterned paper, then embellished the pages with goodies from Me and My Big Ideas. This was my first layout in a LLOONNGG while…I know; please don’t take my scrapbooker club card, lol. However, this page came together so quickly, I hope it won’t be my last! I hope you enjoyed viewing this LO as much as I enjoyed sharing it with all of you! But before you go, I got a GIVEAWAY!!
That's right folks! You have the chance to win a MAMBI paper pack featuring some of the embellishments I used on today's layout...PLUS a bonus surprise gift! All you have to do is leave me a comment below telling me about a favorite birthday memory! Or if you just want to leave me a comment about this post, that's cool too! (Only comments on this post will be eligible for this prize.)
Also, there is a SOC blog hop gift for one lucky reader! Here is it, behind curtain number 2...The rules for that contest is posted at the top of this post, so be sure to check that out!
Thank you for stopping by today! It was great having you visit my blog! I know you are excited and ready to continue celebrating SOC's 8th anniversary with us! So here's a list of all the blogs: