Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop

Friday, August 1, 2014

**Giveaway is over but comments still open**

Welcome to our Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be part of this year's Scrapbook Circle  creative team! This weekend we're hopping and hoping to introduce you to the new team as well as to the fabulous August kit.

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 :)
This month, a few of us on the creative team, collaborated with 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.

Next up is the lovely Jenni! Hop over to her blog to see more fun projects using this month's Island Paradise kit!

**Giveaway is over but comments still open**

cheers & besos,

32 comments:

  1. Love your take on the sketch!! A fabulous page!!

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  2. Your journaling on all of those little bits and pieces look fab!

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  3. I want waffles! I absolutely adore your page!

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  4. Love your interpretation! Great layout!

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  5. Love your take on the pie chart. So clever! Congrats on joining the team!

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  6. Congrats on being on the design team. I think your layout is great! Can't wait to see more of your work!

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  7. Wow! both the sketch and your layout are SO COOL! love them!

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  8. super cool LO and love how you worked the sketch!!!!

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  9. Love how you interpreted the sketch! It's so cute! And the wood sequins are amazing, I need to get my hands on those!!!

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  10. Awesome job! You got a great sketch and I love the way you stitched and the journaling is my favorite part...Love it!

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  11. Oh wow what a cool layout and congrats on making the team :)

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  12. This is so colorful and warm. I like how you worked your journaling into the design of the page.

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  13. Love this fun sketch and layout! Working with this sketch would have been tough for me but you rocked it! The journaling strips are just right!

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  14. SO cute! Love how you interpreted the sketch!

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  15. Beautiful layout! My favorite part is the pic of the chicken and waffle ha!! Seriously love the colors and take on the sketch!!!

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  16. What an AWESOME page! Love it all. And chicken and waffles? YES! One of my favorite things in the world. ;)

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  17. Love your interpretation and your subject matter.

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  18. Great fun sketch and wonderful adaptation to cope with the patterns for a super page!

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  19. Really love your out of the box take on the sketch - will enjoy following you! :~)

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  20. Nice job! Wonderful display of memories! :)

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  21. Love this sketch and how you interpreted it! The pie chart element is wonderful and love how you did the journaling!

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  22. Fun layout and photos! Lovely reading about you, too!

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  23. Love the sketch and really love your take on it! The colors, the fun shapes -- really great design!!!

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  24. Love how you took the "Pie Chart" in the sketch and didn't make your pieces line up perfect -- will have to swipe this idea! I like the pie chart look, but it's so rigid. You've made it much more relaxed!

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  25. Love how you did the sketch, great page!!

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  26. Love the corners and the fun circle background!

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  27. I love how you made the pie chart

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  28. This is simply amazing. I just love what you did!! You rocked that sketch. Can't wait to see what you do next.

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  29. Great take on the sketch!! Love your creative way of using the sketch and choice of colors.

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  30. Love this awesome sketch - your interpretation is fresh and fun! Love those wood sequins. Chicken and waffles sounds pretty good right now. :)

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