Saturday, May 16, 2015

Around the World Blog Hop!!

 Thank you for joining us on the adventure of a lifetime! Pack your bags! Get those passports ready!
We are about to embark on a trip Around the World during this blog hop!

You should have arrived from Alica's blog! 
If you would like to start at the beginning of our tour,
 Connie Can Crop is the first stop on the Around the World blog hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We hope that we can inspire you with culture and creations from around the globe.

We have a fantastic sponsor this month, ConnieCanCrop!

She will be giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate to spend in one of her online stores!

 What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!

Your destinations await you! Bon Voyage!


This destination stop is the Bahamas!! 

My family went on a cruise to the Bahamas in 2013. For the opening page of the scrapbook I created this interactive scrapbook page. The major supplies include Mosaic Moments (dies and grid paper), Flip flaps from Close to My Heart, The Paper Wizard and the scrapbooking kits available on board Carnival cruise line. I was able to fit 3 layouts into one. Life changing....

To start, I attached the adhesive ends of the flip flaps to the top and the bottom of the page protector.  Then I cut 2 pages of 12x12 grid paper in half. I used the first one to showcase the striking title from Paper Wizard and a photo of the water and sky from the beach in Freeport, Bahamas. Using the Mosaic Moments dies I cut the picture into strips and adhered the strips perfectly spaced thanks to the guidelines on the grid paper.

I love when I go on vacation and there's scrapbooks and/or scrapbooking kits available. Carnival had two. I got them both and I used half of a sheet to showcase some journaling and our pre-boarding shot.

Voila! When you open the flaps there's a scrapbook page inside plus the the other side of the flip flaps. The pictures are from the same beach in Freeport using Mosaic Moments and patterned paper (inked with Memento ink) and embellishments from the Carnival kits. I also included some embellishments from my stash. I believe they are from Jolees, Recollections and Jet Setters by Reminisce.

Here's a closeup look at each portion of the layout. The kids had a ball making a sand castle. They didn't have a bucket but their shoes were good enough to transport water!

It was challenging to figure out how to make the aesthetic work with using the flip flaps. But now that I have tried it, I am excited to use them again. My books are going to be so more dynamic now! Thanks for hopping along!

Up next is Jessica!

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

1. Connie (Greece)-
2. Madge (Ireland)-


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  1. Great layouts La-Vie! I went on my first Carnival Cruise in November and loved it. Looks like you had a blast.

  2. Your projects show a ton of talent and lots of fun - TFS!

  3. Your layouts are awesome! It looks like you had so much fun!!

  4. What incredible layouts. I love all your photos and journaling. It looks like you had a fun vacation with your family!! I hope you have a blessed weekend!!

  5. Looks like a wonderful vacation! Love how you put your layouts together and the technics you used. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Super awesome!! Love that you got so many amazing pics on your layout!! Super pretty!! Thanks for joining. Scrappy hugs, connie

  7. LOVE your layout!!! Great job using the flip flaps to add so much more stuff. Enjoyed being in the hop with you!

    ~Ashley W

  8. love, love, love how you got so many pics on this layout! great idea for layering! the mosaic and title are perfect!

  9. Fabulous page!! LOVE the brightly colored "Bahamas" title!!

  10. Absolutely genius idea for using the flip-flaps!

  11. Very clever LO and use of the inchies too!! Awesome job ;) Thanks for sharing with us at Speedy Fox and Friend!

  12. Oh yah this is great TFS at MFP SFF,,,,,,,,,,,Lis

  13. Great layout!!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  14. Beautiful layout! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge

  15. Your LO are fantastic thanks for sharing your memories on paper and great hopping with you!

  16. I love love this whole concept of the flaps! You did a fantastic Job!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with all of us!! I need to try these fun flip pages loves- Madge

  17. I love opportunities to see other people's layouts. It's so inspiring. They are beautiful and it looks like you all had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing with us at MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends.


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