May 4, 2013

The Paper Bakery National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to The Paper Bakery National Scrapbook Day blog hop! If you have arrived at my blog first, be sure to go back to The Paper Bakery blog to start there. We have some fun things planned for you, so just hop along and leave a comment on each blog for the chance to win a fabulous prize from The Paper Bakery. But that is not all! We also have a special National Scrapbook Day SKETCH CHALLENGE and a set of FREE CUT FILES for you to download!
  
First up the blog hop...

Juliana Michaels (you are here!)

Remember to leave a comment at each blog along the way :)


Now, I want to share what I created for the blog hop. This is the first layout I have created using a kit from The Paper Bakery and it was created using their upcoming May Kit!!! As soon as I opened the box, I was overjoyed with all the fabulous goodies inside and I was immediately inspired to start creating!!! I used the NSD SKETCH as inspiration for my design, but instead of three images I choose to use two.  Another change I made was to downsize the larger rectangles in the background. A fun little technique that I can share is that I used the Crate Paper photo overlays as design elements and additional layers behind my photos. I thought that they added a nice contrast with their black borders.   Several of the design elements on the layout were cut with my Silhouette. The "today bubble" is from the from The Paper Bakery NSD free cut file, the "&" is part of the cut file that comes with the May Kit, and the "zigzags" are my own creations based off the sketch I created. Look for another post in the very near future where I will share a bit more on how I created my "today" title pieces!!!






And...here is our exclusive SKETCH created just for National Scrapbook Day ! If you want the chance to win another prize, create any kind of project inspired by the sketch by Saturday May 11 and share it with us. This gives you one week to play along. We will randomly select one project created using the sketch to win an awesome prize package!!! Be sure to link your project to link on the sidebar on The Paper Bakery blog to be entered in the drawing!


We aren't finished though! We also have a set of FREE cut files available for you to download and use as you please! These are available on The Paper Bakery Blog.  Aren't they awesome?!?!


Next on the hop is amazingly talented Katrina Hunt, head on over to see what she has to share! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining us for our National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!
Hugs Juliana 17turtles

34 comments:

  1. This is great Juliana!! ADORBS. Glad to have you on the team :)

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  2. Love your layout Juliana, those chevrons are sooo very cool!

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  3. How very fun to get to use the cut file you made on your own layout! Love it!

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  4. Love the sketch & the quote! I will be smiling as I mull over how I want to attempt the challenge at work today. They can have my body, but not all of my mind!

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  5. Those zigzags are TREMENDOUS...they make it such an interesting LO! Thanks for sharing on the hop:):)

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  6. I loved working with your sketch Juliana! and I love all the details of this layout!

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  7. What cute girls! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Adorable interpretation of the sketch! Looking forward to seeing the May kit :)

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  9. Awesome! I love how you used the "E" and the "A" too! The chevron is great too!

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  10. Love your take on the sketch! The stitching on the zigzag is awesome!

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  11. Those photos are just so precious!

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  12. This is gorgeous!! I love love love the colors, the chevrons and LOVING the viewfinders!! :)

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  13. wow wee totally fabulous layout.. such a cool design.. thanks for sharing..

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  14. I'm still totally on the chevron bandwagon, love this sketch and your take on it!!!

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  15. Gorgeous layout! Love how you used the Crate overlays!

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  16. I love the colors you chose for your layout and the stitching is just gorgeous!

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  17. Sweet photos! Love the die cuts and the stitching on the chevrons is perfect!

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  18. Those photos are so cute Juliana! And I love the chevrons on your page, and the way you cut the view master, to use it in two places on your layout!

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  19. I just LOOOVE the stitched chevrons!

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  20. I just love seeing your take on your own sketches! It is cool that you change little things about the sketch as well! Awesome layout!

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  21. Yay! Love love love your sketch and LO.

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  22. Love your stitched chevrons and your use of patterns! Fantastic sketch and inspiration!

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  23. Wonderful sketch (as always!), and I love the layout you created from it. :)

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  24. Loving your take on the sketch! Gorgeous page!

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  25. Love those viewfinders and the chevrons!

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  26. Great layout! Love the chevrons and stitching.

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  27. Love your layout. I am a big fan of yours. :o)

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  28. Love the zig zag and stiching on your LO. Great fun to join in on the blog hop :)

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  29. Great layout. And i really like the sketch.

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  30. Your title and zig zags are awesome!

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  31. Cute LO! Love the chevron and the pink background.

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  32. Such a sweet layout! Love the chevron!!! Love the quote too!

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HUGS!!!
JULIANA