Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lori Whitlock's Back To School Blog Hop

Welcome to Lori's Back-to-School Blog Hop!  You should be arriving here from Corri's blog.

Today I thought I would share a layout using the Project Life "Honey" cards that Lori designed for Becky Higgins and American Crafts.  I'm not personally drawn to the pocket page scrapbooking trend, but I LOVE this line and I had to find a way to incorporate some of them into a traditional style layout.

I used Lori's Happy Font to create my "before" and "after" subtitles and the super cute chunky arrow found HERE.

I love how these adorable cards are double sided so the design options are plentiful.  You can use them as a photo frame/mat, use them as a journaling card, as a way to ground your title or as just to add a splash of color and pattern to your layout.

As a last minute addition, I decided to also make a digital layout using Lori's latest School Days digital Papers which can be purchased at a discounted price as a SET or individually with the Paper or Embellishments.  I am in love with this collection!!!  It was seriously so much fun to play with!

I have enjoyed making Shutterfly albums off and on over the years as gifts for extended family, but was always unhappy with the limited choices available for their "custom" books.  However, I was super excited to discover they now allow you to upload your digital layouts to create a truly custom book.  Needless to say I am scrambling to catch up on some pages in time for Christmas gifts this year.  ;)

(Sketch designed by Valerie Salmon at Got Sketch?)

In addition to all the inspiration to be found at my fellow teammates blogs, Lori has a couple
giveaways on her blog today!  She has a Silhouette Portrait to give to one lucky winner...

As well as a free cutting file with purchase...

Your next stop on the hop is Traci!  (or if you are just joining the festivities, I have included a full list of all the blogs).

Lori Whitlock
Brigit Mann
Christine Ousley
Corri Garza
Lisa Bell
Mendi Yoshikawa (You Are Here)
Traci Penrod
Chrissy Guido
Haley Ney
Kim Lund

Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)


  1. Beautiful layouts! Great colors and design!

  2. Those are really great layouts! loving the cut titles!

  3. Mendi, I now know what I'm gong to do for this week's PL pages. Love this back to school LO

  4. Fantastic layouts, beautiful - clean look. Love the design elements and color. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Great pages, love the colors and layout with these designs. Also took me back in time remembering my kids getting their braces off. :)

  6. The fresh, bright colors bring so much positive energy to these pages and I love how you used the PL cards in an alternative kind of way! It's good to know about the new, fully custom photo books from Shutterfly and I think I need to do that for Christmas, too! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

  7. What a great layout. It's so nice to see "real" scrapbooking!

  8. These are awesome layouts Mendi, beautifully done!!

  9. Love your darling layouts and darling girls!!

  10. You did such a greet job on the layouts. Thanks for sharing

  11. What a great layout. Love the bright colors.
    Well done.

  12. Beautiful layout! I love how you use journaling cards like that!

  13. Nicely done! :) I love the fonts!

  14. Love these pages! Your style is right up my alley! Super cute!

  15. Beautiful layout and young lady! Great colors and embellishments!

  16. Loving your new blog design and all the color I'm seeing in these layouts <3, I also had no idea you could do that on shutterfly, so thanks for the tip. Great use of the PL cards :)


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