Friday, August 4, 2017

Welcome to the FIRST Blog Lovers' Weekly Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining us! Blog Lovers is a Facebook group for scrapbooking and papercrafts enthusiasts who also love to share their work on their personal blogs. We have been sharing our blog posts among our group for several months. The weekly hop is new; we're hoping that it grows!

The other stops on today's blog hop:

Do you love sketches and challenges?

I do! Nearly all of my layouts start with a sketch; it saves time, so I can get to the part I love -- creating the actual layout! spent my scrapping time this week by creating and submitting several layouts for various internet challenges. The Cooking Up Creations forum  hosts scrap challenges on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The July theme was "Sesame Street"; challenges ranged from using a part of the show's theme song on a layout to using the color green in honor of Kermit the Frog.

I showed a few of my Sesame Street layouts on prebous posts, but here are the last four:

I started with a sketch by Susan Stringfellow and the "Alex" paper collection from Bella Blvd. Lenny, my older daughter's family's cat, died earlier this year (at the age of 17!). This photo is a couple of years old and shows his sweet nature.

I used the July kit and some add-ons from Citrus Twist Kits  for this layout. Youngest grandchild Charleigh stayed with her mom's friend overnight, and the cat there fell in love with her. The sketch is from My Creative Scrapbook.

I used a CitrusTwist kit and the July Citrus Twist kit to show off our flower bed, which is blazing with mums, marigolds, delphinium and petunias. My mom, who lives with us, enjoys helping with their care.

For this layout, I used a Stuck?! sketch and the Citrus Twist November add-on kit to showcase this photo of a small mountain town near us. The first 3 lines of the Sesame Street theme song are printed on the photo:

If you like challenges, scrap-related conversation and friendly people, stop by the Cookin' Up Creations forum!   (If you get there by Monday, you can play Bingo with us too)

Thank you for checking out my blog today; be sure to stop by all the participating blogs. If you have come across the blog hop by chance and would like to join Blog Lovers, leave a message in the comments with your name and we'll get back to you.

Have a wonderful day!


Camille Short said...

Great Pages! Very cute photos of the little ones!

Tracy F. said...

Wonderful pages! The photos of the little ones are adorable and the scenery ones are gorgeous!

Debby Lewis said...

Pretty creative layout pages. So many details and creativity.

Bev Code said...

OMG each one is super cute... amazing designs and so cute photos... BL

KarinsArtScrap said...

so sweet and cute Barb
Gr Karin

Amanda Rhodes said...

Great layouts! I love the colors on all 4! BL