Wednesday, May 23, 2012

UStamp 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! 3rd Anniversary Celebration Edition 2012 World
Showcase Blog Hop.

If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have just been wowed by Betty Traciak's Petite Purse Mini Scrapbook, wasn't it awesome! Betty is a FABULOUS Designer and always shares something special for UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!

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Since it is National Scrapbooking Month, I wanted to create a fun project for a scrapbook.

The project I chose is a 12 x 12 double layout that is centered around a sticky treat that my kids and and probably most kids LOVE! I had the opportunity to chaperon a field trip to the Shrine Circus this spring with my children's school and took some fun pictures that worked perfectly
for this project.

There are not a lot of times when using pink on a page for boys is ok, but I think this one is an exception.

It is always fun to make messes, which is what these boys did with their cotton candy, so I decided to do the same with the layout by adding lots of ink in a couple of different ways.  I love using My Digital Studio for titles and journaling, it is quick and easy every time.

Of course I had to throw that elephant picture in there, another thing that just goes with the circus!

And the project wouldn't be complete without a fun matching card!

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Katie said...

What a cute layout, cotton candy is generally pink, at least that was what is when I a little one! And when I brought my son home from the hospital 33 years ago, our neighbor, one of his olders sisters teacher, brought over the most adorable pink terrie footed pj's and said when she was growing up pink was ok for boys! This hope has brought a ton of memories to mind and it has been a blast for me.

LadyDiane said...

What an adorable layout, perfect for cotton candy. Taking my grandhildren to the fair in a couple of weeks, will have to use this as inspiration for that layout. Thank you so much for sharing.

marykat50 said...

That layout LOOKS like cotton candy! How cute! And the layout looks like the fun they seem to have had!

Stephanie Osgood said...

What a cute idea to base the layout on cotton candy. It really shows the fun of the day.

Carolyn said...

Very cute! I never realized until now that I could make scrapbook pages for friends to use and make a card with the scraps from that page too. I need to use that idea in my classes as well!! Awesome ideas - thanks!!!

Yvonne said...

Very cute and I am sure the children loved the circus.

Jamie Adcock said...

What a great page! Love how you tied the pink into it and I agree, it's perfect for your photos!

Jackie said...

How fun is this adorable project! Makes me want some sticky pink stuff too.

paper bag create said...

Cute projects! :) Definitely a cotton candy feel!!

lisa808 said...


Deb B (Debadoo) said...

this is so fun! I really love it when the layouts, techniques, textures etc come from the photos, and this one really does. Love the cotton candy theme and how you created that on the page! Very clever. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.
stampindebs at aol dot com

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Love this scrapbook page! How perfect is the pennant punch for your page?! TFS!

meonlake said...

Perfect scrapbook page for remembering cotton candy days - brings back memories for me. Thanks for sharing.
Marsha E

Sandi said...

Kris you captured the mood for these pictures perfectly -- it even looks like cotton candy and so much fun going on to capture his mood!!

Judy L. R. said...

Coton candy yum.

Sue said...

It's a bright and busy layout that fits perfectly with the circus theme.

Leanie said...

Such a fun LO, and lovely card x

Unknown said...

You have captured the fun of the circus in your layout. What a great job!

Shannon Angel said...

Very Cute, and I think you are absolutely right, pink was a great color for the page! :) Thanks for the chance to win s little candy!

Babe O'Mara said...

Darling layout, Love the cotton candy look. Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous prize. Keeping my fingers crossed.


Ria said...

Awesome page, wish we had MDS here in NZ!

Christie Daugherty said...

Love the sticky inspiration! Cute and fun.

christie daugherty

Gen said...

Ohhh this is so cute!!! And I really like the matching card!!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Erika Clark said...

Cute layout, and I love the story on it too! Your coordinating card is adorable as well! erika

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