January 8, 2012

Blog Hop Challenge - Snapshots

I have a lot of guilty pleasures online: celebrity gossip sites (the snarkier the better), Pinterest, and my Google Reader.  I get a lot of my inspiration and ideas from blogs I read, whether it be a recipe or a scrapbooking layout I need to try.

So when I came across the blog hop challenge at My Scraps & More, I thought this was a great first challenge to participate in - it would force me to put something on this blog, it would challenge me to use up items in my stash, and I would be able to discover some new blogs along the way.  Win/win situation here.

The challenge was to collect and use "ingredients" in your layout.  I used some Thickers for my chipboard embellishments, I delved into my twine stash to help fancy-up some buttons, I finally used a journaling block that I had lying around for longer than I would like to admit, and I used two fonts for the title.  Here's my crack at the challenge:

This layout is based on one I saw in the May/June 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes by Lynn Ghahary.  I love recreating layouts!

One of my unofficial goals for the year is to make a baby album of me for my mom - hopefully by Mother's Day.  I have my old one that has unfortunately fallen apart, so I hope I can make a sturdier one for her with all my sweet scrapbooking skillz.  So this is the first page I've completed for that project.  It's funny making layouts of yourself as a baby.  But I love the Polaroids!  Because everything from 1984 is apparently cool again.


  1. Welcome to the blogging world! Your layout is wonderful! Thanks for hoping along with us at My Scraps & More!

  2. Great use of Polaroids!! Thanks for hopping along with us at My Scraps and More!!


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