Wednesday, August 29, 2012

{crafty} August Social Media Blog Hop

Welcome back! We are so happy to have you back for the August edition of our Social [Media] Butterflies blog hop! This month we thought we would change it up and have a two part challenge for our members. Not only will we be taking inspiration from one of our members, but we will be using this color palette:

This month I took inspiration from Suz Mannecke. I love a good layout of repetitious circles and this one is no exception. The title of her page also inspired me to finally start scrapbooking pictures from my trip to Cambodia earlier this year. Telling myself that a smile is universal is one thing that helped me through when I struggled with the language barrier.

Inspiration piece by Suz Mannecke

I have been wanting to try a color challenge for a while now and this pallete was a fun one. This blue woodgrain paper has been screaming to me every time I go through my paper. I mixed a couple Studio Calico kits here with a few pieces from Echo Park Everyday Eclectic. I wanted to bring more circles to the layout in a more subtle way so I stamped a Tim Holtz grunge stamp and embossed with clear powder just to add a little sheen. I added little bits of the yellow/orange color with the camera veneer, twine, washi and the embossed heart. This is such a special picture to me and I am so glad I have been able to scrap it. I am definitely inspired to create more layouts with the pictures from this trip!

We hope you enjoy our projects this month, and have a giveaway for a lucky blog hopper-- one of our own Social Butterflies is opening a SHOP! We are so excited for Kristin && would LOVE to show you some of the goodies you'll soon be able to purchase [store opens September 1st]
Introducing: Rukristin Papercrafts: The Shop! Offering trendy & quirky handmade memory-keeping supplies. Find her shop here: Before it opens, we are giving away Two Brand New Sets of Journaling Cards: 'Days of the Week' and 'Boy + Girl'. All you have to do is comment, follow or tweet using the hashtag #SMBiGbloghop, letting us know which of those you do-- the more of the hop you complete, the more chances you have :] Chances will end Saturday, September 1st at noon, and will be released later that day! Good luck!

Melissa P / click click 
Angel / akochmcelroy
Suz / SuzMannecke
Erika / erikabardo
Trisha / trishacakes24
------> YOU ARE HERE Amanda / mandadej 
Mary Pat <------ NEXT STOP
Sabrina / vixendeity
Shay / sbookinshay29 
Kristin / rukristin


  1. Wow! I realllllly love this Amanda! What an awesome trip this must have been! So very cool!! Great job with the challenge. Looking forward to more Cambodia trip layouts from you! ;)

  2. cute layout! love the text that you added in your layout. it suits the picture!

  3. Fabulous inspiration piece! Love your spin on it!

  4. I like the cut-outs of your background, kind of like an illusion effect.

  5. WTG girl. I love the layout and really like the 3-D effect with the circles and cut outs. IT looks wonderful.