Friday, June 21, 2013

Ideas for Scrapbookers Summer Blog Hop!

Good Morning everyone and welcome to the "Ideas for Scrapbookers"summer blog hop!  We all decided that it would be fun to kick off the first day of summer with a blog hop.  I encourage you to play along because there will be lots of wonderful ,scrappy inspiration for summer, and some prizes to be won along the way, too!

Our blog hop begins today, June 21, 2013, at 8:00 AM Eastern time and ends on Sunday, June 23 at midnight. (Eastern time)

If you are participating in our blog hop, you should have arrived here from Cindy's amazing blog!

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is the blog hop order:

Sharon Fritchman - that's me!

First of all, I want to welcome you to my blog, and welcome summer!  I can't believe that it is the official first day of summer already!  Time flies, doesn't it?  I hope that you all enjoy it and have a wonderful time for the next couple of months!

What makes you think of summer?  What inspires you about it?  What do you like about it and what don't you like about it?  I love everything and anything about it.  The lazy, hazy days of summer have always been a favorite time for me, and they bring back wonderful childhood memories of  family trips in our car (when my sisters and I were not fighting over who sits by the window!) and vacations. 

To get you in the mood, here is an example of a favorite artist/author of mine, Susan Branch's work:

Summer was always the time for me to dream . . . about all kinds of wonderful things.  Like for instance, what I was going to be when I grew up, if I would ever get married and have children . . . . all sorts of dreams were made during those lazy, hazy days of childhood and adolescence.

My theme for the scrapbook page that I am going to share with you today is  "Summer Dreams!"

So without any further ado, here is my "Summer Dreams" layout:

Katie and Anne are walking arm in arm, and I can just imagine them thinking of their special summer dreams  at that moment in time!!!

My inspiration came from a Mary Englebreit calendar page from last year:

I created my "porch" using cardboard, 

some Crafter's Workshop templates:
and ink.

I "decorated" my porch using Webster's Pages paper that I had on hand.  

And finally, my "rug" was made from a piece of white fabric that I sprayed with glimmer mist.

And that's not all!  To thank  you for participating in our blog hop, I am offering a $20.00 PayPal transfer here at my blog!  All you have to do is leave me a comment and become a follower of my blog, if you aren't one already!  That way, if you win, you can purchase whatever scrapbook/art supplies you like, and start working on summer pages!

Next  . . . hop on over to the very talented Tanya's blog!  I am excited to see what kind of summer fun she has to inspire us!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and enjoy the beginning of summer.  Thanks so much for your visit to my blog and for participating in the "Ideas for Scrapbookers" blog hop!


  1. Hi.. I love your fussy cutting on your layout, the photo is so sweet! thanks for all the tips too..

  2. Wowwwwwwwwwww! this is awesome!! I am LOVING that scene you created for your page!!! AMAZING!

  3. Wow! That is so creative!!! You are so talented, what vision to put all that together! :)

  4. This is AMAZING! I'm blown away, first by the concept and next by the execution. Stunning and so incredibly creative. Happy Summer!

  5. What a fun project! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  6. You did a great project!! I love it!
    And what a funny trip around your blog hop! jejeje

  7. I love how you got your inspiration from a calendar page! So sweet.

    Happy Summer to you!

  8. Wow! Sharon I just love your scrapbook page! It is soooooo unique and creative! Thanks for sharing your process! Love that photo of Katie and Anne too! Happy Summer Solstice to you!

  9. Wow- the fussy cutting is perfect! And I love that you used paper you already had! I bet your girls will have a great summer together.

  10. This is so cool, thanks for sharing

  11. Oh wow, this is SERIOUSLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. This is such an amazing layout! You put so much work into this! I love the feel of looking toward the future and hope and dreams that I get when I look at it!!

  13. OMG! Love your porch and rug! Fabulous page! I am now a follower of your blog:)

  14. wonderful piece on which I love the "veranda-feeling" so much...and great you show all the steps ♥ Conny

  15. Love this little scene that you created on your page...definitely makes me think of lazy, summer afternoons! Great fussy cutting and really a super page!

  16. I love summer. Winter is here and that makes me feel blue. Love your summer layout...brings back wonderful memories.


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