Sunday, June 1, 2014

Daddy is the Best Jungle Gym - SG Blog Hop

Hello! I'm excited to be back in the SG sketch blog hop, I took off for the last one and I missed it. Let's jump in to the good stuff shall we?

Welcome to the Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop for June. If this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link.

My sketch comes from the downloads. There is a slight snag, it isn't in the new store and I didn't think to check before starting this blog post to make sure it was there. It was from October according to the file name, and was a single page sketch. The main difference I made, besides ignoring their embellishments completely, was to make the center photo larger. I really wanted it to stand out and the be the focal point, if you look closely at my husband and son you'll see why. I just couldn't let those faces be any smaller.

Here are a few close-ups. I really loved playing around with my embellishment clusters for this layout. All of those label stickers you see tucked in have been in my stash for a number of years, remember Scenic Route, and it was satisfying to actually use them.

I even tried out a new method of dating the layout. Normally I would just use a roller date stamp and a label but the actual day wasn't important. The geotag tells you it was a night in NYC, which was only one of 4 that year, it wouldn't be hard to narrow it down. This did happen to be the first night and I'll add journaling later explaining that, for some reason I don't always add journaling before blogging.

That's it from me so I'll thank you for stopping by! Also if you like process video check out my posts from last month and you'll find a couple from me. It's a new thing that I'm so very excited to be doing.

You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.

Next on the hop is Lori, 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, June 9th 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
Tina Gale
Tasha *ME*


  1. LOVE all the details!!! So glad you are back for this one!

  2. That's the beauty of these sketches. You can play around some with the photo sizing and make it work for you. This is very sweet. Great moment captured.

  3. Love this layout! Those photos are adorable and your papers and accents are perfect. I love your scrappy style!

  4. Love the Title and pictures!!!! I wish there were pictures of me with my Daddy like this (of course there weren't as many random shots taken back in those days). My dad spent most of my life bound to a wheelchair, so I would have loved to of had pictures from the healthy years... This will mean a lot in the years to come!

  5. the Boys Rule collection! Awesome page!

  6. I love everything about this layout. Great job

  7. Thanks for sharing! I love the subject and all of the details that balance the page.

  8. Seems like both dad and son had SO much fun! I love these pictures and this is a great layout full of textures too.

    Please consider having comments moderated instead of comment verification. It takes so much time to get all the numbers and letters right. I really want to leave a comment but I don't like to spend my time finicking with this. Hope you understand my frustration!

  9. I didn't know it had verification.

  10. I love this LO. It is so cute and fun!!

  11. Love the colour scheme! Thanks for sharing

  12. You are an embellishment clustering queen! You rock all the little details! (:

  13. Love how you added the date and I don't journal until after posting as well. I think it's usually too personal for me or self conscious of everyone reading it. Your paper choice and embellishment strips along the side are great visual for the topic!

  14. What a fun, fun layout! Great details and product selection. Adorable photos and title!


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