Thursday, March 26, 2015

Milestone: Kindergarten - Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop - Giveaway Included

Happy Friday everyone, and thanks for joining us for another "Scrapping Our Stash" blog hop! You should've arrived from Sandy's blog - love that layout of her sweet grandbaby! If you've lost your way, the full list is at the bottom of this post, just after the GIVEAWAY information.  :)  Take a look at today's layout and then follow the directions for a chance to win!

Today I'm sharing a two-page layout, which I haven't done in awhile.  It was fun to do because I had several photos I wanted to include for Paxton's first day of Kindergarten. I dug into my stash and came up with Bella Blvd's Max collection.  It's so fun, and I also have used it for another layout with him.  For today's project, I used a PageMaps sketch from Scrapbooks & Cards Today Spring 2015 issue.

I blurred his teacher's face and name to protect her privacy.

Here is the sketch - I broke the 5x7 photo on the left into two photos, and the flowers became stars!

 I liked the colorful variety of the Text Me paper, so I used that across the bottom of two pieces of textured white cardstock.  I included a border that uses the striped paper as well as a strip of blue "All Boy", and then I sewed along underneath that border strip.

For my title, I used the orange stickers from the collection for "Milestone:" and cut "kindergarten" out using my Cameo.  I trimmed 3D foam tape to pop up "kindergarten".

For the photos, I inked the edges using black Stazon ink to help frame them.  Next I matted them using the grey camoflage paper and the blue robot paper, and then I sewed a border just inside the grey camoflage paper.  I matted my favorite photo of him using white cardstock to help it stand out.  And I used various stickers from the collection around the layout.

The top left corner includes striped paper, green scalloped border sticker, blue corner sticker, sewing, and stars trimmed using my Cameo.

The top right area includes blue scalloped border sticker, trimmed green border sticker, sewing, and more stars.

I hope you enjoyed my version of this sketch!  

Ready for my giveaway??  Yes??

I'm giving away one $15 e-gift certificate to My Scraps & More.  All you have to do is:
  • Be or become a member of my blog with Google+, Friend Connect, or Bloglovin AND
  • Leave a comment on this blog post
Refer a friend who joins my blog for an extra chance at the prize (please note that you have done this in a 2nd comment and have the referral tell who referred them in a comment on this post).

Simple!  You have until Monday, March 30th at noon Central time to enter for your chance to win.  International entries are fine, and I use to choose the winner.  I'll announce the winner here on my blog on Tuesday, March 31st.  Good luck!  

Now it's time to hop to Juliana's blog to check out her adorable puppy layout!

Have a scrappy weekend!  Make it one with a bit of chocolate.  ;)

The full blog hop list if you wish to start at the beginning:


  1. Love your layout! The stitching is perfect

  2. Fabulous double layout. I love doing lets you use lots of photos to remember a moment. Love your papers and star clusters!

  3. This is an awesome 2 page spread!
    I'm now a follower.

  4. I follow on Google +. Kindergarten is such a wonderful milestone. You did a great job capturing the business of being in that grade. Wonderful memories.

  5. I just referred my friends Lorraine and Amy.

  6. super fun two pager and love the paper choices here!!! so well done!!!
    I already follow ya

  7. What an awesome spread! (haven't done those in a loooooong time). I love the Bella Blvd collection you used! It's just perfect for these photos!! Going to follow you!


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