Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lori Whitlock Hop: Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Layout


Hello there!  The Lori Whitlock team is back with our monthly blog hop.  You should be arriving here from Corri's blog or if you are just joining in, you can start from the beginning at Lori's blog.  :)

For my project today I pulled out Lori's newest collection for Echo Park called Petticoats & Pinstripes.  It's a great collection for the men and boys in your life, but I love that I was able to stretch it and use it on a fun layout about my daughter as well.


Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Selfie Layout with Lori Whitlock cutting files by Mendi Yoshikawa

I thought it would be fun to focus on Lori's fun filmstrip border which is part of her Office Oriented Borders set. I welded a couple together and cut another by itself since having them at an angle required me to have a strip that was longer than 12" long.  They became the perfect size to fit my 2x3 inch photos which I printed out all on one 4x6 print using photo editing software.  


Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Selfie Layout with Lori Whitlock cutting files by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my title I paired some alphabet stickers from the collection with a title I die-cut from Kolette Hall's Selfie And Today Script Words set.  

The set doesn't have an "s" at the end of the word selfie, but I was able to add it by taking an "es" from the end of another word in the set, using the knife tool to separate them and then welding them onto my word instead.   (as a little hint, I found it easier to make the transition between letters by removing the "e" from selfie as well rather than just adding the "s" by itself).


Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Selfie Layout with Lori Whitlock cutting files by Mendi Yoshikawa

I hope I've inspired you to document some fun selfies of your own Just to recap, today I used the following cut files available in Lori's shop:
This week you can get 30% off all her and Kolette Hall's wonderful cutting files and fonts in her online store using the code "MAY2016" through May 16, 2016.  :)



She also is having a sale at Snap.Click.Supply for 30% all her digital products using the code "DIGIMAY16", but you must hurry!  The sale is only for today.  :)



She is also giving away this awesome cutting file today at her shop


And if that wasn't enough, she is also giving away a $20 gift card to her shop to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment on her blog for your chance to win.  ;)






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Don't forget to check out all the inspiring projects at my fellow teammates blogs.  Your next stop in the hop is Traci's Blog.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 


Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Jo' s Birthday Blog Hop with Pebbles Family Ties Mini Album

Hello there!  Today my scrappy friend and loyal blog follower, Jo Williams at Jo's Scrap Shack is celebrating her 4th blogaversary and asked if I would join in.  Of course I wanted to help her celebrate!  

You should be arriving here from Kellie's blog or if you are just joining in you can start at the beginning at Jo's blog.  There are lots of great prizes up for grabs from lots of awesome sponsors so make sure to check that out at the bottom of this post.  ;)

She asked each of us to share a non-card type project so I have a sweet mini album using some of my favorite papers from my stash from Pebbles Family Ties collection

Pebbles Inc. Family Ties Mini Album by Mendi Yoshikawa

Years ago I bought these "edgy" mini albums by Bo Bunny in every color and I thought it was finally time to put one to use (I still have so many in my stash).  I love how they allow you to see a peek of each set of pages below and how you can show off a lot of pretty patterned papers at a glance.

Sadly I realize these particular mini albums are hard to come by these days, but you can fashion a similar version by cutting it from Silhouette chipboard using some great cutting files by Lori Whitlock found HERE.

Pebbles Inc. Family Ties Mini Album by Mendi Yoshikawa

I had so much fun personalizing each set of pages with their own unique touches (you can click on the photos and scroll through them to see them larger).
Pebbles Inc. Family Ties Mini Album by Mendi Yoshikawa
Pebbles Inc. Family Ties Mini Album by Mendi Yoshikawa

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek.  I hope I've inspired you to get some of your favorite family photos documented in a fun mini album perfect for your coffee table.

Your next stop in the hop is Linsey's Blog.  If you happen to get lost, here's a list of the full line-up for this two-day blog hop event.  ;)

Day 1- May 3rd

Day 2- May 4th


There are some awesome sponsors and prizes up for grabs...



All hoppers must leave a comment and subscribe to each designer's blog to be eligible to win prizes.  You have until 11:50 pm EST on May 6th to leave comments and winners will be announced on May 7th on Jo's Scrap Shack.

Doodlebug Daily Doodles Planner April Calendar Page

Hello there!  Today I'm sharing a calendar page featuring Doodlebug's Daily Doodles and their fun new sweet rolls of icon stickers which are so perfect for planners!


Doodlebug Design Daily Doodles Planner April Calendar Page Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa


To create my title along the top I added a piece of grass washi tape and then alternated colors from my favorite Skinny Cardstock Stickers.  I then continued by alternating rows of different prints of spring washi tape for each week of the month.



Doodlebug Design Daily Doodles Planner April Calendar Page Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my numbers and words I used the Sweet Script stamps I designed for Sunny Studio and alternated them in matching ink colors.  


I chose to print (6) 1.75" x 1.75" photos onto 4x6 prints and add them to the days that they were taken on the calendar.  The extra squares in the month, gave me a place to add extra pictures for days when I took several special photos on the same day.


Doodlebug Design Daily Doodles Planner April Calendar Page Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

As a scrapbooker I actually save all my calendars so I can look back over them to refer to if I ever need to see an important date for a scrapbook layout.  I love how with this idea I can pair photos from the month with important dates so our family can have a cute keepsake to look over at a glance (it's so much prettier than my old marked up calendars).  I hope I've inspired you to take a closer look at the daily doodles and use it as your own version of memory keeping!  :)




Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

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