Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summertime - July Blog Hop


Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime .... :) You just have to smile when you think about it, don't you? The blog hop for July features this theme, and it was so fun to work with. I know you'll find amazing inspiration from the design team.

Speaking of the blog hop - you should have come here right from Lori's amazing blog. And, after you've commented here, you should head over to the blog of the greatly talented Jan! :)



When I think of summer, I think of many, many things.... sun, water, swimming, ice cream, late nights, fireflies .... yeah, MANY things. The tie that binds them all, though, is friends. Without friends, none of those things are very important.

My daughter has a friend whose family is from the Philippines. Recently, her friend (6 years old) left the US to move back to the Philippines to live with her daddy for a while. My daughter is devastated. To help her adjust and to help her friend remember us, I made a special scrapping page and framed it. The Numbers 6:24-26 verses/stamp was perfect for this situation. May the Lord bless these children in all they do.

Project Recipe:
stamps- Numbers 6:24-26, Blooming Bouquet
paper-pink, dark pink, brown, white
ink- black, white, versamark, pink
accessories - Cricut, SCAL, flowers, pearls, crystal heart, Sheer Shimmer, ribbon, pop dots, photos
Technique - scrapbook page 8 1/2x11


Remember - the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

PRIZES: 2 lucky winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate for the CDS store for purchase of clear or digital stamps ONLY.

WINNERS: Winners will be randomly chosen from comments received on two DT member blogs. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 20th.



Ok ... now, go directly to Jan's blog and comment over there for another chance to win a prize!



I am out of town this week (at the beach as one of the adult leaders with our church youth group - pray for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), but I will be back next week with fun challenges and samples for you!


Have a beautiful (and blog hopping) Sunday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!!


~*Shell*~

31 comments:

  1. Your L/O looks just wonderful :)

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  2. Super cute Page! ~Thank-you love for sharing your creativity with us all :-)
    Scrappingmamma~ustoleit@comcast.net
    http://www.scrappingmamma.net

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  3. What a beautiful gift for your little girl. I know she'll cherish it.

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  4. Very cute layout.

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  5. Hello Michelle. What a stunning project and such wonderful happy memories to treasure in one place. Fabulous. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

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  6. Love this "friends" scrapping page!! The layout is sooooo cute!!!

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  7. very cute lo; thanks for sharing
    Jo4Him

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  8. So sorry your daughter is loosing her best friend. But maybe she will gain a life long pen pal.Her friend will adore this. Did you make one for your daughter too?

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  9. What a sweet way to help your daughter! Lovely!

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  10. What Cute Kids was my first thought. This is a great way to show their friendship. I love it!

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  11. Great layout.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  12. Absolutely adorable Shell.

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  13. Your daughter will be blessed by this reminder of her friend.

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  14. How thoughtful of you! I'm sure she will love it!

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  15. Hi Shell, this is so precious! I love all those missing teeth! =) Too cute! Great creativity!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  16. beautiful page! Those girls will look at it with fond memories in the years to come. hope you had fun at the beach with the youth!

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  17. What a great page. Your daughter must love the special memories you captured for her!

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  18. Cute page. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  19. Great job on the layout. Super cute.

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  20. Shell, words cannot describe the beauty of this project! Absolutely precious!

    Linda

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  21. I am so sorry for your daughter and her friend!!...that is very hard on a child...when they are separated from their friend...send comforting thoughts and prayers!!

    Your layout is beautiful!!

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  22. such a cute page and gift.. I am sure she will treasure it always..hoping her and ehr friend can skype or something to keep in touch...

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  23. You got so many pictures on one page. Great layout.

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  24. What a cute scrapbook page layout! Great Job!

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  25. What a wonderful way to think of a special friend on your project. Have a great time with your church group.

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  26. Great lo!Like your colors,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Gorgeous layout! That's what summer time is all about: friends and fun. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. Lovely happy layout!

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  29. What a beautiful and thoughtful thing to do for your daughter when she is missing her friend. It looks wonderful!

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  30. This is a darling frame of friends. Very creative and great job.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment on my creations. I pray that the Lord blesses you in many ways today!!!