**Giveaway is over but comments still open**
If you've participated in a blog hop before then you should know the drill. If you just left Rebecca's blog, you're in the right place. If not, I hope you'll join us for the entire hop by starting at the Scrapbook Circle blog, here.
Let me start by saying hi! If you're new to my blog, my name is Jamie Leija (said Lay-ha). I’m a native Texan who loves to travel and scrapbook. I’ve lived in London, Thailand and Spain and have been blessed to travel to so many more places. Traveling and scrapbooking go hand in hand for me. I love that one hobby supports the other and that scrapbooking lets me relive and share all of those fabulous memories. I've been scrapbooking (as we know it) for the past 17 years. My first job in high school was for a local scrapbook store. I loved working there! And it helped me learn to love sharing this hobby with others. In college, I worked at Hobby Lobby (can you see the theme here :) and then another local scrapbook store. I've been published in Northridge Publishing's Scrapbook Trends, CARDS and Create publications. When I’m not scrapbooking or on a plane, I’m spending time with my kitten, boyfriend or adorable nephew.
If you're not new to my blog, welcome back! I'm on a design team now guys =)
Now that we've got the introductions in order, let me show you this month's kit! It's called Island Paradise. I had a blast cutting it apart and putting the pieces back together on all of my pages. As you can see, teal was the dominate color. It made its way onto just about all of my pages (ha! with the exception of today's page…). I loved all of the bold (like the Crayola Market set!) color combos that you can make.
Did I mention you could win one of five August kits by commenting as you hop from blog to blog??!! Oh yes you can! Keep reading for more info.
I also procured the Tiki Torch add-on. Those little foxes were just too cute!! And I of course HAD TO HAVE the wood veneer sequins. They combine two of my favorite scrapbook embellishments! Nice one Chic Tags :)
Page Maps for this blog hop. Here's the fabulous sketch Becky sent over for me to play with. Have to love a good circle sketch, right?!
And here's the page I came up with! I loved that blunt-end piece so much, I decided to make all of mine straight edged like that. Aaaand I wanted to shrink it down just a smudge.
I really liked the idea of writing my journaling in the "missing" piece but the background paper I chose was a bit too busy for that. Instead, I pulled the journaling out and integrated some fun bits and baubles in between the lines. I think the colors might be my favorite thing about this page (and the kit too!).
I edited my photo using RadLab to create a funkier color scheme. I'm sharing them here since I printed them so tiny before. ALSO, I should add that that's not me! On the right, in the blue, that's my bestie Tara. We've been told plenty of times that we look like sisters. We aren't but I guess we look similar. Except I'm about 3 inches taller than her! Glad we got that cleared up :)
And now on to the [next] fun bit. A new blog to hop to and a chance to win a kit! Please leave a comment on this blog and all of the other's that you hop to, for a chance to win. The hop ends Monday, August 4th at 9:00 p.m. Pacific and the winner will be announced on the Scrapbook Circle blog shortly after.
Thank you so much for hopping along AND for stopping by! It's been lovely to have you and I hope you'll come back soon. I'll be sharing the rest of my pages throughout the month so be on the look out for them as well.
cheers & besos,