Friday, August 1, 2014

Scrapbook Circle and PageMaps blog hop!


Welcome to our Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop! This month Scrapbook Circle has a new kit and a new team, and we're celebrating! You could win one of five August kits by commenting as you hop from blog to blog, meeting the team of Scrapbook Circle. If you just left Sarah Zenger's blog, you are in the right place. If not, please join us for the entire hop by starting at the Scrapbook Circle blog, here.



For those of you who don't know me: I am Jennifer Larson, a high school English teacher who is a wife to an RPG gamer and a mother to two Minecraft-Lego-Star Wars crazed boys.I was born in Maine but have lived in Minnesota since college. I started my crafting life as a cross-stitcher when I was a child, then fell into cardmaking in 1998 and scrapbooking in 2002. In addition to scrapbooking and cross-stitching, I love to read, run, and garden. Plus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the best TV show. Ever.

Here's my page that I'm sharing for the hop:






I used the two-page sketch from August Page Maps for this layout:


I kept the orientation much the same, but I replaced some design elements with goodies from the August Scrapbook Circle kit, Island Paradise. I used bits from both embellishment add-ons: the Bungalow add-on I dipped into for the flair, and the Elle's Studio die-cuts and  Basic Grey chipboard I used from the Tiki Torch add-on (my favorite!).


To be eligible for the chance to win an Island Paradise kit, please leave a comment below and continue on to the next designer's blog, Diana Fisher, and enjoy the layouts through the rest of the hop! Remember, comments for the hop end Monday, August 4th at 9:00 p.m. Pacific.

36 comments:

Janet said...

I love your double page layout. Awesome job with that amazing sketch! That kit looks so fun to work with!!!

Lisa Andrews said...

Way to rock the double page layout! Love how you pulls lots of neutrals from the kit.

Tracey said...

I'm a big fan of the double pages lately and this one is no exception! Awesome sketch and your take on it is just fantastic!!

Tessa Buys said...

I've been dying to see the whole layout since I saw your sneak peeks! You rocked this double-pager!

Patricia said...

Nice 2 pager! I like how you were able to tone down the bright paper by just using small pieces of it.

Heather Leopard said...

WOW! Great 2-pager. Loving the way you mixed background papers!

Vicki said...

This layout is awesome! so much to love about it -- the banners rock!

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

Beautiful work!

wendipooh13 said...

great 2 pgr spread and just love the added stitching!!!!

Nicole Wess said...

I love love LOVE your pages! I love double layouts and using lots n lots of pictures! It really tells a story, which yours does beautifully!

Jenni Calma said...

This is amazing Jennifer! I am so impressed with double layouts and yours has such great contrast and balance...well done! Great stitching!

Ardyce Seabrook said...

You did an amazing job with the sketch! Love the stitching and you flair buttons. Double page sketches lets you get 2pages done for the price of 1

Jen D. said...

This is a fabulous double page layout. I love the design and the use of color. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Karenladd said...

Wow, I just love your layout! Especially like the fact that you did a double page layout because I always scrap a lot of photos and almost always do at least 2 pages. The design is full of wonderful details and yet the photos hold your interest. Beautiful!

Keathe said...

Great layout! I especially love the stitched banner you've made! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Heather Adams said...

Girl, they totally knew to give you the double page sketch! 'Cause you're the queen of 2-page layouts! LOVE it all! I really like how you used 4x6 photos mixed with smaller photos. And two different colors for the background! You're just too good. ;)

Gina Lideros said...

I love the way you did the title Jennifer, and that stitched line of the pop up Chictags is super cute!

Dawn said...

Love the layout.

Sylvia Tomala said...

Well done!

Jimjams said...

WOW a great 2-pager - fab way to scrap a visit!

ValerieHuang said...

Your double page LO is beautiful and awesome. Love everything about this, Jennifer.

Julene Matthews said...

Both pages look fun and the kit suits your photos too.

LCSmithSAVED said...

Love how well this kit suited your subject, and the stitching that tied the 2 pages together. Can't wait to follow your blog! :~)

Mippy Foofalina said...

I enjoy looking at your pages. It pulls me in to see everything. :) Nice job! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great two pager! I love that there are so many photos here, and love the stitching.

Margie said...

I love the photos, and your 2 pager really flows beautifully!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Fabulous 2 page layout! I love the photos as well - love MPLS!!!

Thanks for the fun hop!

Phillis Walrath said...

Great job with your 2 page LO!! I love all the embellishments and the bright colors of this kit!!

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Love the layout, Jennifer! Great sketch for your photos and such fun choices in fonts and papers!

Kim A. said...

Beautiful double pager!! Love it!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! Love double pages and this is awesome!

said...

I love double pages!

Fiona Lally said...

This is a fantastic double page layout. I don't do enough of them. Might have to use this sketch

Golden Goddess Designs said...

great layout! awesome take on the map! even more awesome kit! I am a "new" fan of Buffy. I never watched the original run but now I catch it whenever I can...I think I catch 2-3 episodes on Saturday mornings...can't remember what channel.

Cynthia B. said...

I've always loved the Pagemaps sketches, especially two-pagers like this, because I'm mostly a single-page kinda gal.
Wonderful take on this sketch! I like the contrast of the dark and light papers you've used, and I love the banners/tags and the sparkly text - fun fun stuff!

Helen Gullett said...

These double page layouts are super fabulous!! Love the work and layering :)