Saturday, May 3, 2014

American Crafts National Scrapbook Day 2014 Blog Hop



WELCOME to the American Crafts National Scrapbook Day 2014 Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed all of the projects and challenges posted by each design team member today. Are you totally inspired and ready to create?! 

Well before you get started, here's one more project, a scrapbook page I created with the new #Summer collection from American Crafts. 



CHALLENGE: For my title, I chose to die-cut super-sized letters and back each with patterned paper in assorted tropical colors. Your challenge, should you accept it, is to use BIG (more than 2-inch tall!) lettering somewhere on YOUR page. It's an eye-catching way to present a smaller less complicated title, especially when paired with a single large photo such as this 5x7 team picture.

PRIZE DRAWING: For a chance to win some colorful American Craft goodies of your own, perfect for summer scrappping, leave a comment below by midnight on Friday, May 9th. Tell me what moments you are looking forward to scrapping this summer. A randomly chosen winner will receive the following:



ANOTHER PRIZE: If you started at the beginning of the hop, and are ready to wrap it up, you should now head on over to the American Crafts blog for your chance to win one more, absolutely fabulous, prize! 

If you landed here by some other method (or got lost along the hop) and would like to visit all of the blogs, here is the full list of participants:

From all of us, to all of you...Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

99 comments:

PrinzessinN said...

Happy NSD!

What a bright and colorful layout.

sandy said...

So colorful and fun layout

Стокли said...

Love your bright page!
I'm looking forward to scrapping my new home and my first trip to France (all these are still plans.. but I hope to turn them to reality)

Nicole McNamara said...

I look forward to scrappy fun in the backyard! This will be our first summer with one!

Missy Whidden said...

I just LOVE the bright and bold colors in your page! All those banners are just perfect, and your big title is perfect!

Angela said...

This layout screams SUMMER to me! Love the happy fun colors! and your banner is adorable! I am looking forward to scrapping some camping pictures from this summer. Lots of camping on the to do list this year! :)

furrypig said...

that is a great bright and happy page it does make me think of summer. I am looking forward to some warm weather and my holiday in the sunshine with a swimming pool close to the beach.

Auror Willow said...

Love the bright fun colors!

Erin said...

This makes me happy! I heart the color.

Tine said...

Such a colorful layout!!!

Cynthia B. said...

I love the banner border on your swim team page! Something we're really looking forward to this summer is time in the pool/time in our local water park. One of the best parts of summer for us!

Kimberly Clark said...

love the big lettering!!! great challenge and love your page

Kathleen said...

What a fun and bright layout!!

Terri Beal said...

What a great layout! So fun and energetic! I can't wait to scrapbook pics of my grandkids playing in the sun and sand!

Annelies said...

Great layout Madeline! After summer I'll definitely scrap vacation pictures from Macedonia, but maybe also from some BBQ's or a recreative jogging I participate in. Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Awesome bright page!! Lots of fun, Madeline. :)

Carol said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration and all the NSD fun!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Miriam Prantner said...

So bright and summery! Love the banner, wonderful layout!

Taunya Butler said...

I look forward to scrapping the fun, happy, silly times my children have together that usually involve water and getting wet!! Love the pennants on your layout!! Thank you for sharing! Taunya Butler at daisiesgirl.com

Fleursbydesign said...

Love the big letters awesome layout - Happy NSD :)

Angi Barrs said...

This page is so perfect for summer. Love the happy colors. I'm a teacher, so I'm looking forward to not grading papers! (Ha! Ha!) Happy NSD!

Šárka Vošahlíková said...

Perfect! I am looking forward for cycling and long warm evenings.

Happy NSD!

Houses Built of Cards said...

What an incredibly happy and fun layout!!! LOVE the bright colors!!!

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Chelsea said...

I can't wait to scrapbook my daughter's second birthday in a few weeks!

Lalo said...

So bright, so happy!!! A great layout!

Lene said...

oh, those colours! <3 Happy NSD :)

Melissa Shim said...

bright and fun colours, thanks for sharing!

Nicole Doiron said...

Darling layout! I always look forward to scrapbooking beach moments every summer! I LOVE using seashells and all shades of blue, green, aqua on my layouts. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Niina said...

Striking work - I'll have to try that!

Amber said...

What a beautiful & happy layout! :)

Margie said...

I love the colors of this layout!

Kailash said...

Looking forward to Scrapbooking all our precious travel moments we enjoy as a small family, just my husband, son and I!!!

Marcy Helzer said...

Love using big letters. I do it a lot. Your page is super cute! I am spending one week a month at my 90 year old granny's house over the summer (so she can stay in her home on the farm). I will be spending that time scrapbooking her life. She had an amazing life and I am so looking forward to it! Happy scrapping!

Gayle215 said...

This is fantastic. I love the use of the clouds with the banners! So cool.

Julie GM said...

This summer I would love to catch up! I have so many photos, even 'before kids photos'!! I'd love to scrap the day away & create layout after layout! Wish me luck!

Keathe said...

How much fun are those colors?! I was torn, but after seeing this, I'm certain I need this line in my collection :)

marisa said...

We have a house in Santa Cruz so I always enjoy scrapping the beach shots!

Wendy said...

Fabulous project here! Happy NSD!

snazzyjj said...

Love your colorful layout. I am looking forward to scrapping visits to the lake.

LaMaMaLa said...

love the banners! happy nsd!

Lisa P said...

I absolutely love this layout. Fabulous job. So bright and colorful. Thanks for sharing. Glad I hopped.

Laura Turcotte said...

Such a bright and fun layout---perfect!!!

Courtney Cruickshank said...

Love the colours :)

Susan Penswick said...

I love this colorful layout. Love the lettering for the title

Angela said...

Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kimberly Clark said...

I was inspired and used some old large letter stickers... http://leokc34.blogspot.ca/2014/05/lmcb-make-your-own-background.html

msecor said...

I love your layouts! You inspire me to create.

Patricia said...

Happy NSD! I think your photo is perfect for the pp! Great inspiration!

Lisa C. said...

Awesome page! I love your layouts!

The Constant Scrapper said...
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The Constant Scrapper said...

Madeline, I just love how you've captured that summery, celebratory feeling on your page. I love the colors and the banners. One of the things I'm really looking forward to scrapping this summer is our niece's wedding in June. A lot of family will be there, and who doesn't love to scrap a wedding, right? Thanks for the NSD inspiration and the giveaway. :-)
Janice

Elizabeth Gardner said...

Great idea for a challenge.. I'm going to try this one out!

andrea richardson-blaine said...

That layout just screams summer! Love it

Paula said...

I hate to see the blog hop end, it has been super fantastic! I am just thrilled with all the beautiful projects you all shared! Your layout is awesome! This summer I hope to photograph my mom alot with me, my hubby, her grandkids and our pets. She has lived with us 24 years. Unfortunately she has had a devastating cancer for past 7 years. After 6 operations and 5 rounds of radiation, she is running out of options and is undergoing more radiation starting on 5/5/14. I want to capture everything I can about mom this summer while we still have her with us.

Helen Gullett said...

Love love love your layout! The bright color is so much fun! Summer is more than just heat and sun!

Heather Thompson said...

So bright and lively!! great layout.

Jennifer Grace said...

This is so cool, the big letters do have a big impact! I am looking forward to scrapbooking the beach trips, I love the beach and I want to remember to get more detail shots this year, like toes in the sand, ice cream drips etc! Thanks for the chance to win, x

KarenB said...

I love the fun summer colours. I look forward to trips to the local creek to take a tip in the cool mountain water :) And ICECREAM, of course.

Olivia said...

Oh how much I have to look forward to this summer! First we'll be welcoming our third baby, then we'll spend the afternoons eating Popsicles & running through the sprinkler, and we'll finish our lazy days by celebrating two birthdays. I love summer!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Love the fun summer colors with the team photo! I am looking forward to scrapping layouts of my grandchildren doing the usual summer activities!

cghundley said...

Fun and colorful
layout, looks great!
I have a family
reunion I'm hosting
in July that will be
fun to scrap.
Carla from Utah

Lisa M. Zepponi said...

I LOVE your page! AND your challenge! love the colors!

Tori Bissell said...

I can't wait to wrap summer moments with friends.

Ashley Horton said...

Awesome layout Madeline!! I love the large photo, with the bright pops of color!!

evelynpy said...

What a lovely layout!can't wait to scrap my summer photo. Happy NSD btw

Tracey said...

Love how your banner replicates the bunting across the pool.
Happy NSD

Heather Leopard said...

Love the patterns and colors! The banners in the photo and on the page are perfect!

Debbie Pereira said...

love the color scheme. it goes perfectly with the photo!

Debbie Pereira said...

love the color scheme. it goes perfectly with the photo!

Unknown said...

plan to scrap beach and disney pics!

Nathalie said...

Wow 70 comments! A lot of people like AC :) I love your bright page and big title but my favorite part is the banner!

stacie d said...

Love this! Great work and thanks for sharing!

Melissa Vining said...

I love how bold and colourful your layout is!

said...

I love this super colorful layout!

lucretia said...

Very vivid and summery and I adore the banners.

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Love the brights !

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

GO BIG, right? Cute layout!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Awesome color and photo, Madeline, so perfect together!

Gina Lideros said...

Love those banners Madeline :)

Robin B. said...

What a fun layout! I love the banner and bright colors. I can't wait to scrapbook our camping trips this summer.

MaryAnn said...

My absolute favourite of the whole blog hop...love the bright swim layout. gorgeous.

Valerie Andrieux said...

What a fun layout ! Love the banners and all these pretty papers !

Jan said...

I want to scrap summer white water rafting. Love your swim layout!

Janet Zeppa said...

Eye catching for sure! Love it!

Paula Gale said...

Hi there

I am so in love with the bold colours of this collection - it says 'beach balls' and buckets and spades to me - for sure!!

This summer, I am hoping to go to the beach with my husband and our 2 dogs. Our 2 boys are grown up and probably won't want to be seen with us - but our fur-boys hopefully aren't that fussy! lol...

So, my fur-boys chasing a ball on the beach would be great to scrap!

I just love AC for their amazing colour collections. Always cheerful! Always makes me smile when ever I see a collection from them.

thanks for the chance of a mini give-away too...

Paula (from over the pond) xxx

Lisa Uribe said...

Im always so afraid to use brights - you make it look so easy. Thanks!

Meghann said...

Such a bright & fun layout, Madeline!

sakehanska said...

I love summer colours and love your LO. marta

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & FABULOUS layout Madeline!!!
LOVE the bright & cheery colours, perfect for the pool photo, LOVE the BOLD title & banner too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)
I look forward to scrapping more of the old "everyday" family photos I have taken over the years. We lost Grandpa last year and I was shocked with just how many photos were still sitting in their developing envelopes. I want to scrap them (probably a mix of traditional and pocket PL pages) and add some journaling so that I record the memories before I forget all the details.

Gina200 said...

Great colorful layout! I'm looking forward to scrapbooking fun times at the beach this summer!

Amy C. said...

Your layout is so bright and fun! I love those summer papers! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Carlie Hamilton said...

I am in Australia, so my summer is now oven :( I miss summer! My favourite summer moment this year was probably all the time we spent at the beach, I have some great photos I want to scrap

Tracy said...

I am looking forward to scrapbooking photos from a trip to Ireland this summer.

Love all the fun elements on this layout.

Jessibeth Vicenty said...

Omg, the colors and layout are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway :D

Kristen said...

Great bright colors in your layout!

Deb Nielsen said...

THanks for the inspiration. I'm looking forward to scrapping beach and camping pics!

Laura Martin said...

This page is amazing! Thanks for the challenge and the chance to win!

MixedMedia Jenn said...

Awesome page! Thank you for the inspiration. This hop has been amazing!!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Such a FUN layout with POPS of color! LOVE!