October 5, 2012

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!



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:

Cheryl http://www.onecraftyncpeach.blogspot.com/ <--you are here

Thanks for joining us for this blog hop! Come back by this weekend, as some of the crafters will have more projects and more fun to share! Remember, blog candy winners will be posted next Wednesday, so come back to see if you won some blog candy!



42 comments:

  1. Great papers, Cheryl! They scream party! I'm sure your cousin will grow to love this page and any others you make for him as he grows up...
    Strange - I've always celebrated my bday but can hardly remember any of them right now. I just had a birthday a little over a month ago and can't even remember that! (Before you think it, I barely ever drink!) :D

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  2. I've truly enjoyed your layout (even it has been a loooong time) :D.
    The photos are fun and he'll enjoy these forever. I'm a big fan of seeing photos which have been matted.

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  3. Great layout! You ladies are inspiring me to go home and scrap a celebration!

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  4. Like your layout pages...very colorful and fun!

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  5. Love your LO and love matting also. It really does help pop the page.

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  6. Cute. Cute. Cute. And matting for this layout is just perfect! Nicely done. Thanks for being a wonderful part of SOC!

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  7. Love the way you have used the balloons
    Cheers from Bangalore, India
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  8. I like your "old School matting" too. I like that you use that solid yellow cardstock. It really made the entire layout pop. Good Job Sister!

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  9. LUV, LUV, LUV the layout! I am now a follower!

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  10. Beautiful layout and Elijah is a little doll!

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  11. Matting photos is ol' school??? Then I'm truly ol' school!!! I love your LO and Elijah's a cutie!!!

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  12. My favorite birthday memory is my 50th scrapbook birthday party at Archivers!

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  13. Love the bright colors.

    Janet

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  14. Nice LO. Very bright and cheerful.

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  15. Sweet layout! One of my favorite birthday memories is when I turned 26. It was my first celebration with my oldest son. It felt so special to celebrate with my beloved baby boy and husband.

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  16. Fab layout, gal! Love to meet a fellow scrapbooker!
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  17. Love your layout, really fun. Not much of a scrapper, but always love to see what others are doing. Hugs, Ursula

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  18. Love all the layouts you used happy color, great for his birthday

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  19. Hi Cheryl,
    I like your page very much!!
    Love this bloghop, so much inspiration :)
    I want to follow but it isn't loading ( again)
    I will try later!!
    Hugs,Sandra

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  20. Elijah's so cute. Thans for sharing materials

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  21. inspiration...check
    love blog hop ....check
    having fun seeing ideas...double check...!!!

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  22. cute layout and I will check out Allison Davis sketches.....and I always mat my pics as well looks better that way in my opinion.

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  23. Lovely layout, looks like the children had fun, as well as the adults, great job!

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  24. I hopped by to say hello! Thanks For Sharing Little Elijah with US. Congrats SOC!

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  25. What a bright, cheery layout. I absolutely love Allison Davis' sketches and own every one of her books LOL!

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  26. Very cool pictures and bright colors.

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  27. I LOVE sketches and love this layout!

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  28. Such a fun and cute layout. I love the papers and embellishments used. I have to say I remember my 8th birthday my twin and I had these cakes made for us. They were rabbit cakes. We couldn't understand why my mom would make us a rabbit cake cover in coconut. We didn't like coconut and neither did our friends. The best part was that after tasting them they were so good. I had pink and my brother had blue. I was so up set because mine hit the floor after one bit. Any way the point is my mom made me that same cake on my 20th birthday. It is one of my finest memory. AJ-

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  29. Really cute and fun LO, love the bright color. I'll have to check out Allison sketches!

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  30. Love the bright colors and matting!

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  31. What great blog candy you have LOL! Your LO looks like a great memory with fab pics to boot! Melissa "mzlis23"

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  32. Cute LO. I mat my pictures also!!

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  33. Elijah's bday party looks so FUN! Great job of capturing a wonderful day!

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  34. Really great pictures and I love your paper choices.

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  35. Such a Fab layout I love the pictures.. Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs

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  36. Love your layout, I guess it's because I'm old school too!!

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