Sunday, July 29, 2012

{crafty} July's Social Media Blog Hop

If you joined us last month you know that this blog hop was inspired by the connections made through social media. Each person participating will create a new project that was inspired by one of the others on the team. That inspiration can come from an IG pic, a quote they posted, something I saw on their blog, online galleries, whatever I choose!  This month however is a little different! Inspiration is flooding the scrapbooking world right now with Summer CHA just recently coming to a close. Join us as we share what inspired us from CHA and the projects that resulted. The tweets and instagram photos were pouring in during CHA and the new product coming out is simply gorgeous! Studio Calico, My Minds Eye, October Afternoon, Crate Paper. SO. MUCH. GOODNESS.
"Be Happy" by Tina Walker
This layout for My Minds Eye caught my attention. I love the color palette and the overall design of the page. One thing I noticed on this layout and really as a recurring theme at CHA is instant pictures! Everywhere you look you see polaroid images, instagram pictures, cell phone pictures, photo booth strips. It is most definitely a trend right now, and a fun one at that.
For my layout I loosely based the design on my inspiration piece but I really wanted to play up the Instagram factor. I used wood veneer polaroid frames colored with Copics and used a hashtag to start off my title. I love how this layout came together for me! Green and purple has always been a favorite color combination of mine, throw in a little grey and I'm in love! I think most people would use a title like this for layouts of scenery and flowers, but to me this is just as beautiful :-) You can't really tell in these pictures but Mt. Ranier is actually in the background of the Seattle skyline. It had been many years since the last time I got to enjoy the view from the Space Needle and this day in particular happened to be a gorgeous one with clear skies. A beautiful day indeed!
Want to join in the fun?  Scraplift any of the projects you see, go back here and link up your project to the main post. You never know what prizes might be handed out along the way :-)  Would you like a chance to win a goodie bag FILLED with awesomeness from CHA? There are several ways to enter!

  • Tweet about the blog hop, tell us your favorite project using the hashtag #SMBiGbloghop  
  • Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite product from CHA is.
  • Follow my blog and leave a seperate comment letting me know you did.
  • And continue hopping! You gain another entry for each other blog you comment on!
The giveaway will close at Midnight EST on Wednesday and winners will be announced Thursday on Shay's blog

Sabrina / vixendeity
Angel / akochmcelroy
Margrethe / margrethe_
Amanda / mandadej  <------YOU ARE HERE
Shay / sbookinshay29 <------NEXT STOP
Mary Pat / click click
Caz / cazhancock
Melissaclick click
Trisha / trishacakes


  1. I am in LOVE with the LO you picked to be inspired by, thanks for sharing! && yours turned out incredible, and I'm dying to go there now! Thanks for joining me again this month girl, and LOVE the new blog background!

  2. You are spot on about insta-photos...! And I love the colors you've used on this :)



  4. great lo! Love your space needle pics!!!

  5. Great use of your title and great pics too! My favorite items from CHA are the three Glitz lines! Love them!

  6. Thanks for the chance- I"m a follower of your blog!

  7. Awesome layouts! And I love your use of different camera types!


  8. I think a layout like this is a great reminder to stop and look at where we are instead of where we've been or where we want to be. I am very inspired to make my own version.

  9. Love your take on this layout! Those wood grain Polaroids and the stamping in the corners are AO much fun. Favorite product from CHA, SO hard to choose! Right now I'm thinking Simple Stories Sn@p

  10. These pictures of Seattle, I have the same ones in a vacation folder that I need to finish. Love the use of colors and thanks for the ideas.

  11. I'm in love with your beautiful scrap style :)