Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Social {Media} Butteflies August Blog Hop

Welcome back! We are so happy to have you back for the August edition of our Social [Media] Butterflies blog hop! This month we thought we would change it up and have a two part challenge for our members. Not only have we taken inspiration from one of our members, but we also were challenged (Hmm? not feeling challenged This color set? Design with it? YES, PLEASE! extremely inspired) by this color palette:
I love the colors of this challenge and when I first saw them I knew they would be a joy to scrap! I was also inspired by Trisha's blog post & layout here:

this paper from Pebbles, and her layout: 

Love the color combo and use of layers and embellies to complement her photos.
And here's my take on the color challenge:

While exercised a little creative freedom and added a few more ancillary hues to the swatch.

This color set just screams joyful and happy to me and I loved playing with the new October Afternoon Woodland Park brads and alphas, Studio Calico wood veneers and Central Park #2 digital files, and American Crafts Shoreline Thickers. (Sorry crop is a bit wonky-kinda rushed for time this week with school activities in full throttle).

So here's the order:

 Melissa P click click
 Jenny MrsJennyG instagram, Jenny G on SC
YOU ARE HERE >>>Suz SuzMannecke
Trisha trishacakes instagram, trishacakes24 on SC
Amanda     mandadej
Sabrina vixendeity
 Kristin rukristin hope you enjoy our projects this month, and have a giveaway for a lucky blog hopper-- one of our own Social Butterflies is opening a SHOP! We are so excited for Kristin &  we would LOVE to show you some of the goodies you'll soon be able to purchase!

Introducing: Rukristin Papercrafts: The Shop! Offering trendy & quirky handmade memory-keeping supplies. Find her shop here: 

Before it opens, we are giving away Two Brand New Sets of Journaling Cards: 'Days of the Week' and 'Boy + Girl'. 

All you have to do is comment, follow or tweet using the hashtag #SMBiGbloghop, letting us know which of those you do-- the more of the hop you complete, the more chances you have :] Chances will end Saturday, September 1st at noon, and the winner's name will be released later that day! Good luck!


  1. this is so cute! i should really try adding embellishments in the negative space. i tend to just focus in one area! definitely trying it!!!

  2. LOVE your layout and now I'm beyond upset I didn't get those printables & files!!! Great use of the colors girly! (and glad we both got our posts up lol!)

  3. Love your layout, and you look great for 43! Can't wait for the shop to open!


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