Welcome to the Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop for March, if this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link. I personally really loo forward to these hops each quarter, I work through every blog in the list with glee, I love to see how everyone interprets the sketches in their own way, it always makes me keen to get out an SG book and create something new.
This month I am sharing another layout in the (slow but steady) album I am creating from my bestie’s photos of her trip to England. I really love playing with the jetsetter photos, I guess it is a little like living vicariously though her experience as it has been 10 years since the last time I left the country!
I used a combination of random older kit papers I had found while organising and trying to destash. As I was discussing in this morning’s blog post, it can be pretty inspiring to get out all the old stuff that was buried deep. This was a major mishmash of kit leftovers from a bunch of different companies and times, the latest Polly kit mixed with a much older SC PL kit, a GB kit from last year and funny, cute fold-over polaroid frames from Basic Grey that might not have been in a kit.
The over the top of that is a smattering of the newest Amy Tangerine die cuts and a few very old October Afternoon stickers. It is fun to mix stuff from different years and different companies and just play with it till the colours work together.
I have to admit that I am not sure where to tell you to find this SG sketch, probably one of the hardcopy sketch books. I reason I don’t remember is that I used it for a layout and while tidying my space I found that layout in a pile of un-albumed layouts and decided to scraplift myself as it is a great design. (And is actually NOT on the angle this photo makes it seem to be, the borders are quite even along the top and bottom in real life). I know it is an SG design, the classic lines and full size photos would have already given it away, but more than that I remember creating the original layout from an SG sketch, but despite a look, I couldnt grab the book number in time for this post (as evidenced from frequent mentions, i am trying to tame my crazy scrap space, which means that at the moment it is a bit exploded.. but getting better every time i work on it.. makes it harder to find anything at all. I am so glad that Tim Holtz will be selling new little ink blenders, because that means it wont matter if i never find my usual one right?)
You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.
Next on the hop is Louise, who has a beautiful & classic style that I admire and relate to. she also regularly amazes me at the way she manages to scrapbook and photograph and blog her project life album every week. I follow her on facebook and feel inspired every week when I see her project life pop up on the feed there.
If you leave a comment on each blog, one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store. The winner will be drawn on Monday, March 10th, so you have one week to leave a comment.
In case you get lost at any point, here is the list all the blogs
Scrapbook Generation blog – http://scrapbookgeneration.blogspot.com/
Ruth – http://scrapmachine.com/
Tina Gale – http://tiggersscrapplace.blogspot.com
Steffanie – http://steffanies.blogspot.com/
Devra – http://mycreativeview.blogspot.com/
Melissa – http://www.scrappyjedi.com
Lori – http://savingmine.blogspot.com/
Mandi – http://www.mjskraze.blogspot.com/
Lori S – http://loriannie670.blogspot.com
Cassie – http://allsmilesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Katy – http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com
Stephanie – http://craftyholidaygirl.blogspot.com
Isbaha – http://isbahashome.blogspot.com
Corrina – http://anotherthingoffthelist.blogspot.ca
Before I sign off, March 1st was the beginning of Autumn here in Sydney, and the weather has been getting cooler, today was the first day all the students were back on campus at work (which means there was all the first week stalls with crazy clubs and companies giving out free cans of coca cola or sparkling tea, i love oweek). This week has been full of annual experiences, reminding me of the time of year. My ten year wedding anniversary is around the corner, which makes me think i should probably scrap a comparison page about us then and now. What has been going on for you this week, anything memorable, even if it is small stuff like the seasons changing, work occassions or bigger family stuff like anniversary or wobbly teeth in a little one? Any stories you plan on scrapbooking?
(if you find yourself scrapbooking with SG sketches, please feel invited to join the blog hop next quarter on the first Monday in June, we organise it through facebook, so just let me know if you are interested)