Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Scrappin' Peeps Camp Iwannascrap Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrappin' Peeps summer camp blog hop!  I am so excited to join this group of talented women in sharing projects with you.  You should have arrived here from Robyn's blog, but if you didn't that's ok!  Here's the complete list of blogs: 

Kraze of MJ  
My Scrap Bliss 

Cozie Nook Homestead
Terrapin Creek Design Studio

This post was inspired by a challenge over at A Cutt Above.  I just love the Splish Splash cut file in their Etsy store!  I have a gazillion pictures of us in the pool, so this was the perfect way to get some of them scrapped.

First I cut the entire file on a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock.  Before removing it from the Silhouette mat, I pried up the edges near the splash cuts and placed photos underneath, centering them the way I wanted them cut.  I then removed the cardstock and ran the photos through the machine, cutting only the splashes.  I wanted to add two more photos, but I didn't want the splashes to look exactly the same, so I copied the cut file in Silhouette Studio, flipped it, and enlarged the splashes before making two more photo cuts.

Once the photos were ready, I used the original cardstock as a stencil, taping a couple sheets of copier paper over parts of the page to isolate the "Splish Splash" title.  I sprayed the title with two different inks to add a little extra dimension to the letters:

From there I cut the "Family Fun" out of patterned paper and attached it with foam squares to pop it up off the page.  Finally, I sprinkled glass baubles and bling around the page to mimic water droplets.  I thought about adding some journaling, but then decided to just let the pictures tell the story.  On the back of the page I included the date the photos were taken. 

I hope this has inspired you to create, too!  And in that spirit, who would like a little bling?!  All you have to do is:

  • Leave a comment on all four blogs in the Camp Iwannascrap blog hop.
  • Create a new scrapbook layout or card that has something to do with water (please no back linking -- the goal is to get you creating).
  • Leave a link to your creation in the comments on this post by August 22, 2014. 
A winner will be randomly drawn from all who submit.

** UPDATE: Congratulations, islandscrapper!  You are the winner of this fun and fabulous bling set!  Thanks so much for playing along!!

We could be yours!

Thanks for stopping by!  

** Materials used: cardstock: American Crafts, die cutting file: A Cutt Above the Rest (Splish Splash), patterned paper: K & Company (Citronella), spray ink: Ranger -- Dylusions (London Blue) and Perfect Pearls Mists (Turquoise), bling: the Robin's Nest Dew Drops (Water) and Queen & Co. bubbles and rhinestones


  1. What a fun layout Christine! I love it!

  2. Wow! Your fun layout really caught my eye. Using a stencil for the words is a technique I'll have to lift. I've never tried that! Thank you for sharing your work. islandscrapper

  3. Awesome page! I absolutly love how you used this cut file, so very creative. Thank you so much for playing along with us at A Cutt Above!

  4. Fun page!! You did a great job to make the cut file work on your project! Beautiful! Thanks for joining the fun with us at ACA A Cutt Above!

  5. Awesome take on the sketch, thanks so much for playing along with us at ACA!

  6. Fun layout! Those cut files are so cool. I wish I had a machine that can use them! Maybe someday...

  7. Absolutely beautiful!!! Such a neat way to display fun photos. BTW, love the blingy water droplets! I have visited everyone except my own and will be putting my LO up on my blog Tuesday..

  8. Thanks for the LO challenge and for encouraging me to post on all the Camp Iwannascrap blogs. I purchased and used Goosebumps on the three vertical strips (red, yellow, blue) and on the white horizontal banner. It is hard to see on the picture but it did give texture & shine. I think it goes well with the icy snow cones.

  9. So happy to have learned so much from you. Looking forward to your kind prize. Thank you so much!