Thursday, May 12, 2011

Scrapdango Blog Hop

Welcome to the Dango Girls' Blog Hop. I'm so glad you hopped on over to my pad. We have a lot of fun coming your way for the weekend and through the week. If you just happened to hop on over here and didn't know about this blog hop, then hop on over to the Scrapdango Blog where you should start this hopping good time. Okay, enough with all the hopping. Let's get down to scrappiness.

We have a brand new design team over at Scrapdango, and this blog hop is a way to introduce us. You will learn a little about each of us, and we will each post a challenge. You have until next Friday the 20th at midnight EST to post comments on each blog and to complete the design team challenges. There will also be other ways to earn draws, and one lucky person is going to win a fantastic prize of one of Scrapdango's fabulous kits chock full of scrappy goodness. Here is the breakdown of how you can earn draws.

--1 draw by posting comments on each design team member's blog (must comment on all blogs to get the draw)
--1 draw for each challenge that you complete. Please provide a link to your challenge in a comment
--1 draw for becoming or already being a Scrapdango Blog follower
--1 draw for becoming or already being a fan of Scrapdango on Facebook (include link to SD FB page)
--2 draws for correctly answering quiz questions on the DT members. The quiz can be found on the Scrapdango forum here.

A Little Bit About Me: I am happy to be returning for another design team term at Scrapdango. I began scrapbooking about 18 years ago after attending a Creative Memories party. It didn’t take long after that to become an obsessed scrapper.

My husband, Tom, and I have been married for 18 years. Our two adopted kids, I mean kittens, Saffron and Hailey, allow us to share their home. If you have seen my work, you know they are the subjects of a lot of my layouts. I was born and raised in Southern California, and have been living in the beautiful Midwestern state of Indiana for 18 years. I am a part-time SAH(cat)M and part-time paralegal. While scrapbooking consumes most of my time, I also enjoy traveling, cooking and reading.

My challenge: I am always collecting brochures, tickets, maps and other memorabilia on my travels. A lot of times they don't make it onto my layouts because they don't match the photos or papers or just don't fit, but they are still memories I want to remember. Maybe you have things your kids made, handmade cards, or other sentimental items you can't bear to throw away. Now is the time to pull out this memorabilia and use it on a layout. The layout can include photos or no photos, just make sure you show off your memorabilia on your layout.

Here are two recent layouts I made using just memorabilia. It was fun pulling out all these things and actually getting them on a layout.

This layout uses papers from the April Sugar Kit (Bella Blvd. For the Record) and buttons from the April Spice Kit.


This layout uses papers from the May Spice Kit (Simple Stories Destinations).


When you complete the challenges post a comment on the Scrapdango Blog with a link to your layout or post your layout in the Blog Hop forum. Once you get all your draws you're going to get, post how many you have with any pertinent links in a comment on the Scrapdango Blog or on the message board in the Blog Hop forum.

You have until Friday May 20th at midnight EST to complete all the blog hop activities and earn draws for the prize. Next you're going to hop on over to Megan's pad. Good luck and have fun.

Heather's Pad
Laura's Pad
Celeste's Pad
Megan's Pad ===>>You go here next
Ellen's Pad
Vanessa's Pad

18 comments:

Cheryl said...

love this idea Celeste. I think I might use it in my Europe album

Allison Cope said...

Fabulous examples Celeste! Love your challenge!

Nicole said...

Beautiful examples, Celeste! You do such beautiful work documenting all of your great trips!

Miss Jaster said...

great LOS! I need to scrap some of my trip memorabilia, so this is perfect! thanks for the inspiration!!

KellyG said...

Love these layouts! I always save things from trips, I need to scrap them!!

{E} said...

Ooh, love this idea! I have a box full of memorabilia that I have to scrap.

Laura said...

Awesome examples and challenge!

Ange said...

I love using memorabilia on lo's. Great challenge!

audrey said...

You do such amazing work with your travel pages. Great idea to use the various "paper souvenirs" from your travels.

Patricia said...

Super layouts! You have a talent for displaying memorabilia.

GinniG said...

I LOVE your work Celeste! Your examples are FABULOUS! I have quite a bit of memorabilia I intend to use on a page so this will be a great push to do at least ONE page! :)

ashjoy said...

Very fun! Now to find some of that stuff I never keep! LOL

ScrappingMomOf3 said...

Those tickets make amazing layouts... the pictures on them add just the right touch!

Sharpie said...

I can totally do this challenge! As a matter of fact I could do many, many of this challenge.
Thanks Celeste.
Great idea!

Kim said...

Great Los, Celeste! I have tons of memorabilia to scrap!

Lynn said...

Great challenge, Celeste! Now I just need to go somewhere and get some tickets! ;)

HisahoSB said...

I've always admired all your travel layouts. I am working on my Japan album, so I have lots of memorabilia to incorporate.

Monika Wright said...

love using memorabilia, too!

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