15 AprApril Showers Blog Hop

Welcome to our first Team L.I. Blog Hop!  It is great to have you here, especially if you are new to my blog – for the hop, you will have come from Roxie Nitti, you are in the right place.  This is our first Hop, and our theme for this month is April Showers.

Title Picture

For our first event we have a great prize package for you value of over $150 (USD)’

1304 April Prize Pack

 My take on this theme is a little different – April Showers is usually a spring theme, whereas here in New Zealand we are going into winter.  It has been such a beautiful summer, and so dry that some places in New Zealand have been declared a drought zone!  The farmers are all hoping for April Showers.  Living in Marlborough, it has been a fantastic summer for grapes, they have developed flavour and ripened so well.  But not all the grapes are safely in the wineries yet, so we need the April Showers to hold off until the juice is in the tanks, turning in to wine.

I had some photos and accessories of a Baby Shower that I hosted three years ago (time goes so fast!), and this seemed like the perfect oppotunity to scrap them.

1304 Baby Shower Layout 

As the hostess I made the invitations, name badges, and tags for guests to write messages on.  So I was able to use paper from the same range to make my layout.   I saved one of the invitations and split it apart to add to the page, giving it more context:

1304 Baby Shower Layout Close up 2

 I used my Imaginisce iTop to create brads with the matching paper tops:

1304 Baby Shower Layout Close up 1

And I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the title from the same paper range.  I did feel that this blended into the background a little, so I traced around each letter with a black pen.

1304 Baby Shower Layout Close up 3

I was really pleased with the result, another layout to add to my album.  For those of you who are here for the first time, while I love to scrapbook, I also do a lot of other papercrafts, so check out some of my other posts.

For the competition, you have until April 30th to enter.  A winner will be announced on May 1st here on my blog so come back and see if you won. Winner will have one week to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.

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Thanks for hopping here! Now hop on over to Lisa Tyndall to see what beautiful project she created for you!


12 Responses to “April Showers Blog Hop”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I love it! So cute! That pink dot paper is adorable – my daughter loves it!! So nice to be on this hop with you 🙂

  2. Valerie says:

    What a great page layout, Beth! I love it! ~Valerie, fellow LI team member 😉

  3. Lisa says:

    Very pretty. Love the colors. Can’t go wrong with pink!

  4. Lovely layout! love the closeups 😀

  5. Jean Bullock says:

    Very cute layout. Love the little brads. I am following you by e-mail. I wanted to follow you by Google+ but the button is a share button so I couldn’t follow you that way.

  6. Nicole Robinson says:

    Gorgeous layout!! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Chantal P says:

    the black sure makes it stand out. great job!

  8. Teresa G says:

    Nice layout. Good idea about tracing the letters in black – really makes it pop.

  9. Love your layout and how you suggested to trace the letters.

  10. Audrey says:

    Just loved your layout great colors Team L.I. Audrey

  11. cmck says:

    what a great way to make a title! the outline in black is perfect!

  12. Natasha says:

    Great project thanks for sharing!

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