Friday, September 26, 2014

Giveaway with Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop with Practical Scrappers! {Sweet Taste of Summer}

Hi everyone...I'm back today to participate in the Practical Scrappers monthly Scrapping Our Stash blog hop.  I love these hops!  You should have arrived from Bobbi's blog.  Isn't her fall card amazing?

Today I'm sharing a layout of my son enjoying some watermelon this summer...he was so cute eating it while it dripped down his belly!  This is why he got to eat it outside.  :) Take a look and then scroll down to enter for your chance at a $20 e-gift certificate!

For my layout, I used the Simple Stories Summer Fresh collection and kept it simple.

I used the denim sheet as my base and then trimmed the sunshine rays just above the sentiment because I wanted the rays and an area for journaling.  I cut the green polka dot paper at an angle to create a pocket look.  I used the yellow polka dot paper to anchor the photos, and included a chevron border trimmed from another sheet of the collection.

I sewed along the top of the sunshine ray paper to help frame the page.

For my title, I sewed several lines along the top left to create a "mat" for the "Sweet", which I die cut using my Mama Elephant alpha dies.

For the bottom part of the title, I used the same die cut alphas to create "Summer" and then punched some banners out for each letter.  Then I sewed along the bottom of the yellow polka dot paper to help tie the banner in.  I used green Simple Stories alpha stickers for the middle part of the title.  I used the red gingham check paper to mat the photos...what a fun pattern!

To create interest along the top, I created a small embellishment area using ribbon, a yellow sticker, and a button.  Then I journaled in the sun area in curved writing to mimic the curve of the sun.

On the bottom, I included a red sticker and some Studio Calico cork arrows...they are so cute!

I know soon enough we'll be missing summer and those sticky days of eating watermelon in the back yard.  :)

I'm giving away one $20 e-gift certificate to My Scraps & More online store!  All you have to do is:
  1. Be or become a member of my blog with Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin AND
  2. Leave a comment on this blog post
Refer a friend who joins my blog for an extra chance (please note it in a 2nd comment or have the referral tell who referred them in a comment).

Easy!  You have until Monday, September 29, 2014 at noon CT to enter for your chance to win. International entries are fine.  I'll randomly choose one lucky winner and announce it here on my blog on Tuesday, September 30th.  Good luck, and thanks so much for joining my blog and referring your scrappy friends!

Next up is Ruth sharing some Basic Grey, and I know you'll enjoy her project.  If you lost your way or want to start from the beginning, here's the full list:


  1. love the sticching on the rays, have this paper, will have to try it!! Fun to be hopping along with you!! =)Tiffany
    Breakfast at Tiffany's

  2. I love this collection and your photos are perfect for it! I love all the wonderful details you've added with the cork shapes and the fussy cut paper and the stitching!
    I'm following with Bloglovin'! (Google Friend connect didn't seem to be working.)
    Thanks so much for sharing and for the sweet introduction!

  3. I LOVE this layout!!! The papers are all so perfect.
    Following you on Bloglovin'

  4. I love the way this is pieced together. It just says summer! I now follow you on bloglovin'. Can't wait to check out your other layouts.

  5. ohhh LOVE the sunburst!! great papers!!! I already follow you on bloglovin :)

  6. Oh my goodness, that Summer Fresh collection is just perfect for this fun layout! Loving the banner title! I already follow you on Bloglovin!

  7. I just love this fun and cheerful layout. That photo of your son enjoying his watermelon is a real winner! Following you on bloglovin

  8. great LO! I love the colors you have chosen. The jeans pp is awesome!

  9. Love your choice of papers for this cute summer layout. Great photos.
    I follow with Bloglovin as singer21
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  10. Love your layout! Just perfect! I am a follower on bloglovin!

  11. I already follow via bloglovin. I love the denim paper you used for your base

  12. What a sweet summer layout! Great ray at the top too! Your layouts are always great! I follow you on Bloglovin!

  13. I love the stitching and cork accents!


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