Saturday, July 14, 2012

LEMONADE BLOG HOP


Summertime! What better time than to kick back with a cool drink of lemonade?  Pure and sweet, sour and refreshing all at the same time -- it's a summer staple and something we're celebrating with this Lemonade Blog Hop.

Let me show you my project that I created for this hop:
 This is a two page 12x12 scrapbook layout using 'the lemonade stand' pattern set, the 'photo mat fun' set as well as the dollar bill pattern from the 'chilly treats' set from Designs on Cloud 9.
                                  Here is a close up of page 1.
 Here is page 2. I used the Martha Stewart butterfly border punch on both pages.
I love how the green letters looks laid on top of the black.  It really makes this title pop.
I used foam tape under the seeds of the lemon slices in both titles to give it a 3D effect.
 How cute is this stand? I used vellum for the drinking glasses as well as the pitcher for a frosted look.
I just love her!!! 
Look at this cool dude with his baseball hat on backwards. This puppy is so cute ~ looks a little bit like my long haired dachshund!
I wanted to show a close up picture of the photo mats. Did you notice the $ dollar sign $ paper to coordinate with the orange/lemon slice paper? I also did decorative machine stitching on the outer edges of
each mat. I almost went with a dark green thread, and now I wish I had. Unfortunately, you can barely see the yellow thread. Next time I will know. Thank you so much for looking and please feel free to leave a comment. I love getting feedback.

Our hostess for the Lemonade Blog Hop is Erica of Erica's Craft Room (http://www.mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/).
You may have come across this Hop by visiting my blog, or you could have come here from the prior stop, http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/

Your next stop on the Lemonade Blog Hop is: http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/


For a lot of very "a-peel-ing" projects, one sure to give your creative juices a squeeze, be sure to visit all of the stops, which are:


Erica ~ http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
Haidee ~ http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
Cely ~ http://hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com/
Ellen ~ http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/
Amanda ~ http://a-prata-design.blogspot.com/
Maria ~ http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/
Dena ~ http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
Cicily ~ http://pinkdalmations.blogspot.com/
Esther ~ http://forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com/
Tammy ~ http://tampatha.wordpress.com/
SVG Sunday http://SvgSundayBlog.blogspot.com/

60 comments:

  1. These are ADORABLE bears on your layout ... in fact, I LOVE the whole 2-page spread! The bears have so much personality. My favorite part about the bears (other than EVERYTHING!) would be the long curled lashes on one of them. SO PRETTY!!

    It's a pleasure hopping with you!


    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
    e.mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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    1. Wow, thank you so much for the kind words. I really enjoyed doing this layout. I seem to be getting better and better as the weeks go by. (I started doing layouts on October 1st although my true passion is greeting cards.)

      It was a pleasure hopping with you too. I cant wait for the next one :)

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  2. Gosh, what a fun layout!!! So many wonderful details!!!!!

    Nice hopping with you :0)

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    1. Thank you so much Esther for the great compliment :) It was nice hopping with you too!

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  3. oh wow! this is awesome!

    Sandy S

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  4. Such a fabulous layout you created! The bears are just darling! I've really been into trying to scrap lately, and although frustrating [I get scrapper's block] I still enjoy every minute of it! Lol. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing!

    misshoanggg (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliments. I have always wanted to be a greeting card designer since I was a little girl. I create scrapbook layout to sell to try and support my card making fun :) Even if you have scrappers block, continue to do what you love.

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words! I really appreciate them :)

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  6. WOWZA you really out did your self on this layout! AMAZING!!!!

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    1. Awwww thanks so much. I am very happy with how this one came out :)

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  7. very cute LO. I love all the colors & all the details.

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    1. Thanks so much. I enjoyed hoppin with you again :)

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  8. Wow, you put an amazing amount of work into this layout and its adorable.

    Smiles Sher

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. They inspire me to get started on another layout really soon.

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  9. oh this is AMAZING, those bears are so adorable and I'm lovin' all the fun details!! fabulous job!!

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    1. Thank you sooooo much Maria!! I enjoy your kind words and hoppin with you :)

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  10. WOW!!!! What an amazing layout! Love everything about it. The details are incredible! Great job!!!!!

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    1. Thank you sooooo much. I appreciate all the compliments!!! Come back and visit again real soon.

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  11. Very nice! You spent a lot of time on the coordinating details and it shows!

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

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    1. Thank you so much. I have been a design team member for Designs on Cloud 9 since September 1st. I LOVE it so much. I am truly inspired to be better than I ever thought I could be :)

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  12. What a Fabulous and Fun Layout!!!Absolutely Amazing!!

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    1. Thank you so much :) Wow, your comments are the best!!! I really appreciate them!!

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  13. awesome awesome, layout, thanks for sharing with us.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Cathy. Come back anytime to visit :)

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  14. Wow what z inspiring layout love it

    Amy
    azdrojewski@hotmail.com

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    1. Awww the best comment ever is that I 'inspire' someone :) Thanks so much, you have made my day!!

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  15. Very cute! A lot of work went into your project!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words :)

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  16. Your LO is awesome. Somany great embellished & cuts. Like all the detailed work.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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    1. Thanks so much. Your comments continue to inspire me!!

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  17. Like the layouts with awesome detail.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Thank you so much. Come back anytime to visit!!

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  18. This layout is just adorable Amanda! I must admit that I am not too much into the bears (I know lots of people are though and I do think they are cute, just not my style), but I love how you have used them in this layout! This reminds me of a scene from my neighborhood - the kids having a lemonade stand and the other kids pulling younger siblings in a wagon to go buy it :) My youngest is almost 15 now and so I get to watch the neighbor children now, but this layout made me smile as it reminded me of mine when they were young. I love the stitching - it would have been pretty in dark green but I love the subtle way it complements the photo mats - and I LOVE the photo mats! Those are one of my favorite elements! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Oh Becky thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. It means so much to me. I am glad that I was able to bring back a great memory for you. Time goes by so quickly. Come back anytime to visit :)

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  19. WOW!!! Ok your layout is adorable. You added so many little details that make it amazing. I love the little bears. super duper cute. I was amazed at all the little things that I keep finding when looking at you pix. Thanks for sharing your creation. I am a new follower btw and look forward to seeing more.
    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

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    1. Eeeeekkkk. Thank you so much for the awesome comments!!! With compliments like that, I am truly inspired to do even better the next time!!! :)

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  20. Those bears are just so stinkin adorable! This is such a cute LO! Nice hopping with you!

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    1. Awww thanks so much. Come back anytime for a visit! I can't wait to hop again with you real soon!!!

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  21. Love the bears. I love blog hops.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. I love hops too. Stay tuned because I have two coming up next mont that I have already begun my projects. They are coming out AMAZING!!! :)

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  22. WOW! A lot of time and creativity went into this layout. TFS.
    I'd like to followe you by email if possible at thia addy.
    dmcardmaker (at aol.com)
    (hopefully a new email follower)

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    1. Thank you soooo much for the great comments. I actually just added a section at the bottom of my blog where you can add your email address to follow my blog. Thanks for the request. I wasn't even aware that I could have that option:)

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  23. What an adorable layout. i'll say it that way, cause the girl teddy is so cute as is the puppy and the boy teddy with his cap on backwards, well you get the idea. Super cute. Thanks for sharing. i am following by GFC as Marianne Barkman, but would love to follow by email as well if possible.

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet compliments. I actually just added a section at the bottom of my blog where you can add your email address to follow my blog. Thanks for the request. I wasn't even aware that I could have that option:)

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  24. Adorable layout! I love the little bears and I love the butterfly borders! So much wonderful details!
    Tracy
    http://scrappininthewoods.blgospot.com

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    1. Thank you so much. The first part of an addiction is to 'admit' that you have a problem...I admit that I have an addiction to those MS border punches. I unfortunately, have a habit of using the same ones over and over...I have to work on playing with others :)

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  25. This is so adorable! You sure put a lot of work into it, and the results are just amazing! TFS!

    Aloha,
    Dena
    missdjones.blogspot.com

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    1. awww thank you so much for the kind words Dena. I am part of a design team that really encourages me to be a better paper artist than I think I normally would be. I continue to improve each and every day. Please come back and visit anytime :)

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  26. What an adorable project!! Love the bears:)

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    1. Thanks so much. I appreciate you taking the time to look and leave a comment. Come back anytime.

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  27. Wicked good job! Time very well spent indeed! I had a Kool Aid stand as a child and the cost was .25 cents! Great memories. Back when of course it was ok to use plain old cherry Kool Aid! and serve it out of the shaped plastic Kool Aid man! Thanks for sharing your layout!

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    1. Welcome as a new follower. Please take a look around at my whole blog/facebook page and let me know if I can help in anyway. Thanks so much for the kind words and sharing your Kool Aid story. It made me smile.

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  28. super cuteeeee layout. Happy to hop with you!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. I had fun hoppin too. I cant wait for the next one :)

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  29. Wow I so need this for my photo. My daughter did a Lemonade play 2 years ago and I still need do a six layout with them. I started and stopped. TFS AJ~

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliments. I actually will be putting this up on ebay sometime in the next few days. If you have the time and want to make it yourself, you can purchase the patterns from Designs on Cloud 9 :)

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  30. Oh my goodness that is so adorable!!! Thank you so much for being apart of this hop!!! I hope you will join other hops. *Erica

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    1. Thank you sooooo much for the awesome comments Erica. It means so much coming from YOU. I can't wait for the next hop. :)

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