Monday, December 1, 2014

Scrapbook Generation December Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop for December. You should have made your way here from Lori's blog. If this is your first stop, you might want to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link.

Supplies used - Patterned paper - Echo Park - Little Boy collection, Pebbles (You are awesome and striped), chipboard embellishments - Simple Stories, alphas - Doodlebug Designs (you truly are), Lawn Fawn - Finley  alphabet die, gold metallic thread - DMC.

For my layout today I have chosen a sketch from the new Sketches for Christmas book.  I love that I can take a sketch from a Christmas sketch book and use it for something else. I sometimes have trouble thinking outside the box on these things. If I see a sketch with Christmas samples, I want to make a Christmas layout, but looking through this book I can see so many ways to adapt the sketches to make them work for whatever layout I am working on.

Since this was a two page sketch and I only used the right hand side of the sketch, I needed somewhere to add my journaling. For this layout I just added it behind one of the photos.

You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the Scrapbook Generation store,  There are four free sketches every month in case you wanted to try it out. You can find a link for the November free sketches here.

Next on the hop is Cicily. Check out her beautiful blog to see what she has created. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store.

The winner will be drawn on Monday, December 8th which leaves you one week to leave a comment.

In case you get lost at any point, here is the list all the blogs
Scrapbook Generation blog -
Ruth -
Steffanie -
Devra -
TinaGale -
Lori - Http://
Lori S -
Cicily -
Pamela -
Katy -
Laura -
Lyne -
Penny -
Laureen -
Casandra -
Sharlene -
Corrina -

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. Isn't it amazing that you can use a specific holiday sketch but you use it for a different reason! I like the idea of adding the journal behind one of your photo. I love the colours! Your title sounds so fitting! Way to go!

  2. Great layout! Love the hidden paper-clipped journaling and the banner at the top. Nice job using a Christmas sketch for a different theme. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love the versatility of the sketches too! Love that the journal block is clipped to the top of the page.

  4. Great layout! I love using sketches from SG and really like how you used only one side of a two page sketch! Love the fun colors and the hidden journaling!

  5. Great layout! I love all the circles and the colors.

  6. Great page! Like the idea of hiding journal behind the photo. Love the long title, and it suits to the single page.

  7. Good to know about the Christmas sketches. Your LO is darling. Love the papers.

  8. I love all the patterns and papers you chose. Great layout.

  9. Nice layout. Like the journaling behind the photo. I bought SG's Christmas Sketch book and haven't even thought about anything other than Christmas yet. Thanks for reminding me that the sketches are so versatile!

  10. Fantastic page! Love the colors and the banners!!

  11. Such a cute layout - love the polka dot paper and the little banners at the top.
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