Welcome to Whimsical Twist’s first challenge! We thought it would be a lot of fun to also have a Blog Hop to celebrate our first challenge! How does that sound?
During the Hop you will be visiting blogs from several of our fabulous design team members. You will find so much inspiration on the way, that your head might explode!
The hop will start at the Whimsical Twist blog and end at Lisa Wilkinson’s blog. If you are just joining in, be sure to go to the Whimsical Twist blog to start. If you get lost along the way, just look at the list below to get you hopping in the right direction.
And you can’t have a Blog Hop without giveaways and this one is no different! In order to be entered into the giveaways, you will need to be sure you leave a comment on each blog on the hop. Whimsical Twist will also be giving away a $15 gift certificate to the shop to one random hopper! We will be announcing the winners of our giveaways on August 12th, so be sure to watch for the announcements.
Without further ado, let’s get this celebration started!
Our first challenge is inspired by summer!
I chose to put together a Project Life layout from week 28: June 8th through June 14th.
I used a lot of Carta Bella’s line Hello Again designed by Kaitlyn Shaeffer of Ormolu. This was the first time I’ve worked with anything from Carta Bella, and I must say, I am very impressed at the quality and the weight. It is reminiscent of the old Wild Asparagus paper, before they turned into My Mind’s Eye.
This is the left page:
My hubby and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary on July 8th. We didn’t do anything special with just as this year, so I don’t have any photos like that, so I just added a little note to the title card.
The glittery Thickers are Dear Lizzy’s Lucky Charm in Poppy. These are my favorite Thickers right now. The chunkiness of the glitter is perfect for someone like me.
On our anniversary we took a family trip to a nearby lake. I’m so thankful that we live so close to so many family friendly places! Those are my kids playing in the lake. We all had such a good time that day.
The chipboard anchor was taken from Dear Lizzy’s Lucky Charm Trinket Thickers. Those are so awesome! I’ve almost used up the whole sheet! The ‘2’ is from Crate Paper’s The Pier Ephemera Pack. The ‘Summer Fun’ tag came from a Studio Calico printable that is no longer available and those awesome enamel dots are by My Mind’s Eye.
This is my sweet boy in the candy store. I really like this photo. You’ll probably see it again in an upcoming project.
More of the Dear Lizzy, Crate Paper, and Carta Bella used here.
Me and my hubby’s beard — he’s getting a few white hairs in his beard. He either didn’t believe me or wouldn’t admit it, so I had to get photographic evidence.
I love antique typewriters so I made sure to use that as the background paper behind my photo. And that five star rating cut out? Perfect! This collection is so awesome! Also used more of The Pier and Dear Lizzy here.
This card is an explanation of the unusual photos of my boy on the right page.
Moving onto the right page:
I am not entirely happy with the four 3×4 photos in the middle. I like the photos — they are so great at showing the personality of my boy. I just don’t like how they look here in the layout. I’m trying not to stress too much over it. I’m trying to just be happy with the fact that I have another week of PL in the books!
My girl out on the boat that we rented. I love that chevron paper! So pretty! More Dear Lizzy here. I also used some Fancy Pants Trendsetter. These three collections go so well together! Love the color combo!
My boy is a fish. He can’t even keep himself out of the water on the boat; he had to dip his feet in. I use those Studio Calico wood veneers on all my projects these days. Love them.
And eventually he had to just jump in while we towed him around the lake. He loved it!
Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a prize pack from me!
Thank you so much for hopping along with all of us at Whimsical Twist! Your next stop will be the blog of the wonderfully talented Sharm!