Monday, 4 May 2015

National Scrapbook Day Bloghop!

It's an exciting day today for all the Southern Girls Design Team, as we've been asked to play along with a wonderful sponsor Spiegelmom Scraps, for the (Inter)National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop. The lovely Jody of SpiegelMom Scraps gave us some yummy stash to showcase from her wonderful Etsy store. Jody has a few words of her own, to introduce this event...

Happy NSD all! We are totally excited that you’ve joined us this weekend for this extra special blog hop. SpiegelMom Scraps and the Southern Girls Challenge Blog owners and Design Teams have united and are aspiring to inspire YOU! This hop has such a wide variety of paper crafting styles and media being used that it’s sure to knock your socks off. Jody Spiegelhoff, yours truly, owns SpiegelMom Scraps! And one of my lovely Design Team Sparklers, Louise is an owner of the Southern Girls Challenge Blog. Louise and I thought having our Design Teams join forces for this weekend would rock! I think we were right. So, it’s time to grab your favorite beverage (depending on the time of day where you live), a yummy treat and get ready to click & scroll your way to some fabulous inspiration!

You’ll be starting your inspiration adventure on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog. Be sure to join Jody's blog to stay up to date with SpiegelMom news and adventures. Now here's the blog-train line-up! Happy NSD all! 

SpiegelMom Scraps!


















You should have arrived at my blog from Sarah Nancarrow's blog. Don't you just love what she did with that sketch? Utterly inspiring. Your next stop on the 'Hop' will be Brenda Morgan who regularly dazzles us with her stunning layouts on the Southern Girls Challenge blog, so you're in for a treat! But first a peak at my crafty adventure with the fabulous sketch Kat Benjamin created for our hop. I've never blogged a layout before, so it was fabulous to have Kat's wonderful sketch to follow.



Jody kindly provided us with some really amazing stash from her wonderful store for this challenge. I highly recommend you go and have a look at her fab Etsy shop. She has such gorgeous embellishments for both scrapbooking and cardmaking. Needless to say, I had great fun shopping in preparation for this hop, as you know despite the massively generous bundle Jody sent us, there was SO much more I wanted!! Just look at my gorgeous DT parcel, eeep!


To create my layout, I've used papers from the Kaisercraft Homemade Collection - Cosy Cottage, Friendly Family & Warm Welcome plus a tiny hearts vellum overlay. I used a lovely sentiment to take the place of my fourth photo in the sketch from one of the Kaisercraft pages, as I loved how the words from this tied together my layout. The tag I have tucked up the top behind the pretty doily contains my journalling about this sweet day with my family in Queen's Wood in London. I've backed a luggage tag with one of the Kaisercraft papers and added a bit of seam binding to finish it. The luggage tag, doily, woodchip sentiments, cork hearts and sweet little sequins are all available from Jody's wonderful Etsy Store - SpiegelMom Scraps. Jody is offering a 15% discount until the end of May using this special discount code created for this Blog Hop - NSD15 - so go fill your basket!

As if you need any further encouragement to come and join this fun bloghop, but I did think I'd share this piccie of the gorgeous stash that's up for grabs to one lucky person who joins in the hop, so be sure to leave a comment so we know you've visited.


Enjoy the rest of the hop. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks Challenge: #26 ~ Anything Goes (No Cards)
Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge: May ~ Flowers (mine on background paper)
Challenge Yourself: #17 ~ Around Here (An everyday thing we took for granted when living in London - a visit to the woods)

36 comments:

Kat said...

love your layout - and your take on the sketch!!!

Sarah Nancarrow said...

That is one awesome package, and your layout is beautiful. Love the colours and your take on the sketch :)

Laura said...

Great take on the sketch!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Your scrap page is so fabulous!

Kim A. said...

Love your take on the sketch, so cute!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love your layout, great pics. I wish I had time to visit evryone but there are so many people in the hop, just making my regular visit to you x

Chris said...

Fab layout Wends!
Chris
x

Shell B. said...

Awesome Layout Wendy

Julie said...

Your layout is wonderful Wendy, fabulous!

Vicky said...

excellent take on the sketch Wendy.

Snazzykaz said...

Lovely. The colours really compliment your photos!

Snazzykaz said...

Lovely. The colours really compliment your photos!

Neha Aggarwal said...

was just looking at the lots of yummies .. and a lovely work too

Natalia Palmer said...

What a lovely layout, it is really warm and cosy feeing, prefect for family photos.

Angeline Choo said...

Beautiful layout!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous LO Wendy. You did good! This was a fun hop. I can see more LOs being done by you

Brenda Morgan said...

great interpretation of the sketch, well done

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What an absolutely wonderful layout! I always admire people who have both artistic skills AND photography skills! The pictures convey such great emotion and you've done them justice by framing them so beautifully. The color palette is refined and elegant, yet your page is full of life and happiness. You did an incredible job and I'm so glad you shared your work with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Karen Oliver said...

Beautiful layout Wendy, its just lovely. I have a feeling we will be seeing many more layouts in the future as you certainly have an eye for putting them together. xo

Sharon Fritchman said...

Gorgeous layout and photos, Wendy! Thank you so much for joining us this month at Challenge YOUrself!

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous Wendy. your LO is just lovely. Wasn't this a fun hop!

♥ Lynn said...

Beautiful layout Wendy! Love nature photos! Thanks for sharing with us at Challenge YOUrself!

Tracy P said...

Love the earthy tones, perfect for your photos. Such sweet memories. Thanks for joining in with us at Challenge YOUrself

Sherri Caramico said...

Wonderful layout! The colors are just lovely! Enjoying the simple pleasures in life with our loved ones is so very important! thanks for playing along with us at The Challenge YOUrself Blog. Your Blog Hop looks like FUN too - I'm going to check it out! :-)

Nana said...

Beautiful. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
Nana
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Alexia Misso said...

Love your layout, Wendy! So beautiful and gorgeous family you have there! Happy NSD to you!

Jody Spiegelhoff said...

Thank you so much for your talent and being such a wonderful blogger! I love your layout and how you interpreted Kat's sketch!! Thanks so much!! LOVE IT!

Mom2Two (Jenni) said...

love your layout! your take on the sketch is terrific!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh I love the layout! Great colors!

Pam said...

Lovely layout!

Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
Pam
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Ange said...

Love it.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wonderful layout!! Such sweet photos!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Renee said...

Wendy, your layout is precious!! Thank you for sharing!!

Anne Pennington said...

Wow, Wendy! Your layout really pops on this background! Fabulous design! So happy to have you play along with us at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - I hope we see you here again soon!

Eli said...

Beautiful layout. Great design. Thanks for sharing at AFSC. Eli

Dolly B said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely layout over at AFSC
Mary

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