Monday, May 29, 2017

Use Your Stuff Summer Fun 2017 Blog Hop

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday to you! We are enjoying a long holiday weekend here in the US, and after the wild weather we had this weekend, we needed an extra day!

We have a great way to get the week started with a fun blog hop at Use Your Stuff, so let's get to it!

Welcome to the SUMMER FUN blog hop at Use Your Stuff!

Summer is just about here and the ladies of Use Your Stuff are excited and wanting to share some hot summer projects using our stash! We hope that these projects inspire you to create your own fun summer scrapping projects!

The Blog Hop will run from May 29th until June 4th. You have all week to hop along and see what we have created for you.

 Hop along with us for a chance to win this great prize pack:

 Here are the rules for the hop:

1. You must leave a comment on each Design Team members blog 

2. You have from May 29th until June 4th 8pm EST to enter. Winner will be announced on June 6th on the blog.

3. Create and link up your own summer project for an additional chance to win using the link on the blog.

4. International scrappers welcome.

You should have arrived here from Heather's beautiful blog. If not, you may want to start back at the beginning at the Use Your Stuff blog and go from there. I also have a list of all of the participants at the end of this post.

Today, I have created a fun summertime layout of two of my kiddos when they were little ones!

I can't believe that this photo is 16 years old and never been scrapped! We used to go to the lake about once a month in the summer when the kids were little, to swim and have a picnic, and occasionally camp out overnight. Now we're lucky if we go once a year! So many fun memories from these little trips!

I had these papers from a few different Echo Park collections on my desk from a project I will be sharing a little later this week, and I decided to try and get as many of the scraps used up on this layout instead of putting them in my scrap pile. I'm happy to say that I used up what was left of the blue and the yellow, and I only have a little piece of the green left!

I decided to add a few paint splatters to my layout to add in a little more of the green. Just as is my luck, I smeared a couple of the splatters before they were dry. I almost tore the whole layout apart to start over, but I decided to embrace the imperfections and just go with it. My family will not care that there are a couple of smeared dots, so why should I stress over it?

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Now, hop on over to Tina's blog to see what she has created for you today!

Here is the list for the hop in case you want to stop along the way or get lost:













  1. Wonderful Summer layout, Lori! I love how you were able to use up your scraps and that misting is just the perfect touch! :)

  2. Sweet summer layout :) Love the colors and your corner scraps too The photo is so sweet and the misting is a sweet touch too

  3. Isn't it AMAZING to find a photo treat like that!? I love the way you incorporated the sweet banner in two opposing corners, Lori. The way you anchored the title is awesome, too. Love your work. WTG using up scraps! :)

  4. Nothing says summer better than a nice picnic with the kids. How awesome you got to scrap old pictures. This one is great.

  5. What a wonderful layout! The kids are so cute! Hugs, Robin

  6. Great SB page. Love the color and the layout.

  7. Love this layout. Great design and colors.

  8. Good for you scrapping your older photos. I love the trip down memory lane that comes along with it...nice page!

  9. The colours are beautiful!

  10. What a beautiful summer layout, I love the cool and bright colors together! Just lovely!

  11. great layout! great colors! so summery!


  12. Fab creation and amazing layout!

    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#6 – Beginning of the summer (let the sun shine)
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten

  13. Great scrap book page! Love the layout!
    Thanks for this wonderful challenge!

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#6 – Early summer}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#38 – For a boy / man}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  14. I love using scraps on layouts! You did a very nice job!