Friday, May 2, 2014

My Scraps & More NSD *BLOG HOP*

Hello and welcome to the My Scraps & More National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop! Each of the 6 designers has used one of the items in the images below in a project. 

Hop along to each blog to see how they used the product, then leave a comment for each DT member. One random winner will be chosen from one of the DT's blogs to win each of the items that the design team used! Comments close on Sunday, May 4th at midnight and the winner will be posted on the My Scraps & More blog on Monday, May 5th. Your kit will include:

2 Jillibean Soup Placements
October Afternoon All Boy 6x8 paper pack
Jillibean Soup Wooden Nickles
Fancy Pants Nautical envelopes & pockets
Simple Stories DIY kraft labels
Fancy Pants Artist Edition Chalk Tape

Also, be sure to check out and LIKE our Facebook page for a chance to win ANOTHER prize!

Here is the hop order:

Audrey Yeager
Tammi Bennett
Tracy Rhodes
Wendi Robinson
Lisa Moen
Missy Whidden


I am so excited to share how I used the Jillibean Soup Wooden Nickles, which you can find HERE in the My Scraps & More store!  I also used today's sketch from the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog!

We went to the circus a few weeks ago, and it was a first for both my kiddos.  My littlest one would NOT go near the clowns!  This dog (who was a mascot for something...I can't remember) was sitting next to the clowns, and Kyler just LOVED him....but that was a close as we got to the clowns!

And here is today's sketch from the sketch blog:

The circles on the sketch were perfect inspiration for me to use the Wooden Nickles.  I started by picking some papers that went with the colors of my photo and the nickles.  I chose to stick to a black and white background to really make the colors pop.  I layered some of the papers behind my photo and machine stitched with black thread.  I used a plain white tag and added some faux stitching around the edge and added some more detailed journaling behind my photo.

I laid out the nickles and decided that I needed some more circles, so I punch some from grey paper, again, to make the colors stand out.  Then I dug into my stash and used some of the vellum die cuts from Studio Calico Printshop....they had similar colors to what I was looking for.  The big blue heart and the camera are both from these die cuts.

Finally, I added a few more circular elements including tags from Elle's Studio and a brad from Simple Stories, plus some enamel dots from Doodlebug Designs.

Hope you enjoy the blog hop and have a wonderful National Scrapbook Day!

Stay scrappy my friends!