Friday, 6 May 2011

National Scrapbooking Day: Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop


Welcome to the Scrapbook Challenges National Scrapbooking Day blog hop! If you're on the hop, you should be joining me from the very talented Marilyn's blog. If you have just stopped in and want to join in the hop, please start at Brynn's blog. There will be RAKs!

I'm Cheryl, Scrapbook Challenges DT member since January this year, lover of all things paper, and staver off of all things Hallmark. I found Scrapbook Challenges about two years ago, when I was still fairly new to the whole online scrapbooking community thing, and I found it such a friendly, lively forum that I stuck around. When the DT call came up I thought I'd go for it, since the team all seemed so nice and so creative. Their encouraging feedback made me feel I could contribute to the community and so I applied. Pamela certainly did a fantastic job of coming up with the idea of Scrapbook Challenges and taking it and turning it into a community - her time, effort, creativity and hard work shows, and will be missed.

Being part of the Scrapbook Challenges DT has made me scrap more than ever before - which I'm thankful for, because often it's all too easy to get distracted by other things in life. It has enabled me to expand my style - purely because of the huge amount of inspiration both the DT and the community have to offer - and it has made me think more deeply about how to construct a page. Especially when interpreting sketches...

...for this NSD/Thank You Pamela blog hop, the DT all chose one of Pamela's old sketches to make another page from. This is the sketch I chose (number 176):


As there always should be a twist, this time, the twist was to make a page along the theme of gratitude, friendship and hope. My take on this sketch looks like this:




The text reads: 'Have faith. The miracle of hope will prevail'. I used some DCWV cardstock and some 7Gypsies masking tape, and just love those Jenni Bowlin bingo cards and the Melody Ross inspiration cards.

Now, I did mention RAKs, so here are the RAKs (they're very good!) and the ways of winning them:

1.  One member who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop will get Chipboard Borders, 12x12 Collection Kit and a 6x6 Paper Pad from To The Moon by Fancy Pants.


2.  One member who post a NEW a layout based on one of Pam’s sketches and posts it in the HOP ON section of the Scrapbook Challenges forum will receive a package of Tim Holtz goodies.

3. One new member over the weekend will get the We R Memory Keepers’ Sew Easy Piercer, 4 Piercers, a mixed assortment of Divine Twine and 15 colors of DMC Embroidery Floss.


Well, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Now, hop on over to Ana's inspirational blog to continue your NSD/Thank You Pamela SC blog hop participation!

25 comments:

  1. Lovely page, Cheryl! So beautiful.

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  2. Pretty LO! Love the sketch you chose... and lovely sentiment..:)

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  3. Amazing work Cheryl!!
    It´s a beauty!!
    Have a nice weekend and a very nice hop!!

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  4. Beautiful work! We have been lucky to have you at SC, thanks for all you have done! :)

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  5. Great take on the sketch..and love the sentiment!
    Alison xx

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  6. cool page - love the colours!!! xoxox

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  7. I love your take on the sketch, and thanks for the info about the blog hop, will try and have a look at all the sites over the weekend.

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  8. Beautiful. I love the simplicity of this sketch and layout.

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  9. Beautiful layout Cheryl, I love the colours :)

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  10. Beautiful work Cheryl!
    Jasmine

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  11. Gorgeous layout Cheryl. Deb xox

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  12. I love your layout and the colors, too, Cheryl!!

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  13. Super Cool page Cheryl!!! love the colors, buttons and the quote! Take Care!! Have a nice weekend!!

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  14. thanks everyone for the sweet comments. going back to 8x8 was so difficult!

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  15. love the sketch you used and your LO is so lovely...

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  16. Love your page Cheryl! and your take in the sketch!

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  17. Beautiful page in blue!! :)

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  18. Love your layout Cheryl. The mix of papers and embellishments is beautiful, and the sentiment is just perfect.

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