Friday, August 1, 2014

Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop and PageMaps

Hello! Welcome to my stop on the Scrapbook Circle blog hop! We are getting to know the new 2014-2015 design team, as well as showing off the August kit, Island Paradise. If you've just arrived from Jenni's blog, then you are in the right place. If you're lost, or you'd like to join in on all the fun from the beginning, start at the Scrapbook Circle blog. Besides inspiration, we are also giving away five August kits to random hoppers who leave comments along the way. Will one of those kits be going to you?

My name is Tessa Buys and I am a blog coordinator for Scrapbook Circle (along with the lovely Diana Fisher). I write the One Item Wonder posts and set the technique and kit-inspired challenges each month. I started as a subscriber several years ago, then joined the design team in 2010. It has been an amazing four years and I am excited to see how much this fantastic kit club has grown. I'm also excited to share with you a page I created with Island Paradise:



This layout is based on a PageMaps sketch by Becky Fleck. Scrapbook Circle has paired up with PageMaps this month to contribute samples for the August PageMaps newsletter and site update. You can find all of our sketches and samples here (as well as throughout this hop). Many thanks to Becky and PageMaps for the opportunity!


I loved that this sketch was so easy. A grid is a great go-to design option, and this one was fun because it allowed me to use several gorgeous papers (I love all the Basic Grey Grand Bazaar goodies in this kit!) without overwhelming the page. I also love the mix of squares and rectangles.


To match my photos a bit better, I used peach cardstock from an earlier kit, as well as a white tag (an awesome yellow one comes in the kit!) and pink/peach twine from my stash. Otherwise, everything you see comes from the main kit and add-ons. I really love the Grand Bazaar chipboard, as well as the Chic Tags wood veneer sequins!



Remember, if you'd like to get your hands on the Island Paradise kit...


...simply leave a comment on each blog as you hop along! You have until Monday, August 4th, 9:00 pm Pacific time to leave your comments. I have the honor of announcing the five lucky winners on Tuesday at the Scrapbook Circle blog.

Scrapbook Circle's lovely owner, Lisa, is your next stop (and last designer) on the hop. I hope you've enjoyed getting to know our new team and checking out the August kit. Thanks for hopping along and happy scrapping! Tessa

PS - If you are interested in subscribing in August and getting a free kit, see this post. I've also got some Scrapbook Circle challenge inspiration there, too :).

38 comments:

  1. Oh my what a beautiful baby girl! Just look at those blue eyes!!! I love your layout. So pretty.

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  2. What adorable pictures and such a very pretty page!!

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  3. Such a pretty page! I'm sure you will never tire of creating pages with that sweet girl's photos.

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  4. Pretty page! I love the grid type look to it!

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  5. This may be my favorite layout of the day!

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  6. love the gridded style of this layout/sketch

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  7. adorable and super sweet!!! LOVE LOVE the mist and twine on the page!!

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  8. Adorable page!!! Love the sketch layout. Peach is such a gorgeous color and it looks so perfect with emerald green letters, and the navy and pink flowers! Love!

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  9. Great sketch and I love the way you interpreted it by tearing the bottom piece! You have THE most gorgeous subject for your pages...how can a LO not be beautiful?! :)

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  10. Adlyn is darling and the layout is beautiful! I love the twine. Oh how I miss those days. My youngest just turned five last week.

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  11. Oh my!! I have a 9 month old grand-daughter so I was drawn to your layout immediately! Gorgeous design and love the torn border!

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  12. Such an adorable page! Colors are bright and warm! Page just makes me smile!

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  13. What a gorgeous baby girl! :) Love those blue eyes! Those blue patterns look gorgeous with the coral as well.

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  14. Adorable pictures, love how the colors and patterns help bring out her blue eyes!

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  15. Beautiful page, Tessa. Especially love how you tear the paper up. :) And she is darling.

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  16. This has been an amazing hop - so many great ways to use that lovely kit! Love your cute baby page too!

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  17. What adorable photos. The peach card provides a great backdrop to your layout.Floral paper suits this too.

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  18. That background was a genius choice - can't wait to follow your blog! :~)

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  19. Darling pics and bright fun layout! Nice job! :)

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  20. Such adorable photos! I love the torn paper at the bottom!

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  21. What beautiful blue eyes she has! The layout totally accents them and your design with the torn paper is so cute!!!

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  22. Love the blocked page and the ripped paper and everything else!! wonderful page!!

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  23. Oh those eyes! What beautiful photos to use on this layout. Love your choice of papers and sketch!

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  24. That baby is adorable!!! AWESOME page!!

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  25. The baby is adorable. AWESOME layout!

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  26. I love how you used the papers with this design. It's awesome!

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  27. What a pretty page! Love the photos too!

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  28. Oh my gosh this is so darn cute!!! Love how the paper matches the photos so well!

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  29. she is a cutie :)
    lovely page

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  30. Oh how sweet! The layout & your baby girl!! Love the bright colors against the pink bg!

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  31. Check out those baby blues...!! The colour combo you used really make them pop!! Gorgeous layout !!

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  32. you can't get much cuter than that precious one!! great layout of her!

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  33. So sweet and love your baby's pictures! I like the block style and that journaling tag :)

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  34. Wow - her eyes are SO blue! Lovely pics and lovely page - the bright colors + grid design are awesome!

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