Friday, March 29, 2013

SEM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Blog Hop!  I hope you are enjoying getting to know the design team.  If you are just joining the hop here, you will want to go to the SEM blog and start from the beginning.

We are sharing projects that have to do with spring or Easter and today I have a layout I created for my daughter's album.  I made a photo collage of several of the Easter activities she participated in over the course of about a week.  I downloaded the collage from the Scrapbooks Etc. site and added my photos in Photoshop Elements.  The papers on this layout are mostly Dear Lizzy Neapolitan with a little 5th and Frolic thrown in.

The scrap twist was to use flowers or florals so I fussy cut the flowers from a sheet of 5th and Frolic paper and then added a rose brads and crocheted flowers I received a couple of years ago as a RAK.

The title was cut with the Cricut. The word "Easter" was cut with the Cricut Classic Font cartridge and the word "Blessings" was cut using Sure Cuts A Lot.

What do you love most about spring?
I love how the world "greens up" and watching the green plants poke from the ground and the buds on the trees.  A bible verse that makes me think of spring and nature is Matthew 7:30- "God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown in the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, oh you of little faith?"  I love the imagery of the grass and the reminder that God always provides; a reminder I need frequently!

Where do you live?
I live in a suburb of Minneapolis in Minnesota, so you can bet I am looking forward to spring.  It is starting to feel like it will never come!  It's crazy to think that last year on St. Patrick's Day it was nearly 80 degrees and this year there was still a thick layer of snow on the ground- the joys of Minnesota weather!

I am giving away a small prize.  I have a 6x6 pad of Stampin Up Designer Series patterned paper and 2 sheets of rubons.  To be eligible, just leave a comment about how you celebrate Easter/Spring.

There is also a prize on the SEM blog, so you will want to head over there and comment so you can win that! You have until April 6th to complete the hop and be eligible for the prize.

Your next stop on the hop is Tracey Gregory's blog...

And here's the complete blog list:

Cardstock- The Paper Company
Patterned Paper- American Crafts
Journal Card- October Afternoon
Brads- Making Memories
Rub ons- K and Company, Art Warehouse
Glitter- K and Company
Ink- American Crafts, Ranger, Clearsnap, Tattered Angels
Sticker- Fiskars
Tape- Target
Mask- Studio Calico
Glitter Glue and Liquid Pearls- Ranger
Pen- Zig
Die Cutter- Provo Craft
Cartridge- Cricut Classic Font
Software- Craft Edge, Adobe
Font- FLW Script
Collage- SBE Quck Collage #102


  1. Love all those photos you were able to get on there Jessica! Sweet, lovely LO!!
    So glad to DT sisters.. Toni.. xoxo

  2. Hi Jessica,what a sweet layout! Have a wonderful day!

  3. Sweet, I love the many photos but not crowded feel.
    beautiful work

  4. Jessica, this layout is so pretty. I love the composition and color combo. And the use of crochet doily under the rose is so pretty. Can't wait to see more of your creations :D

  5. Great page Jessica :) So thankful for a God who never changes but seasons that do :) Wishing you warm weather soon my friend!

  6. Your girls are so beautiful! I,too,am awaiting green grass and warmer will be here soon! Happy Easter!

  7. What a wonderful event to capture and have forever. So beautiful

  8. I love the colors and patterns on your layout! Polka dots, graphing, chevron - my faves! We celebrate Easter by using the Resurrection Eggs to tell the story of the Passion Week, we go to church and special Easter events! We still have patches of snow in our yard today, but I am certain that warmer weather will come!

  9. I love this page pretty! Love the papers you chose and the crocheted flowers! So glad to have you on the team this term!

  10. Your scrapbook page is wonderful! Thanks for this opportunity to hop along and win some goodies. I enjoy playing in the challenges at SEM and I'm excited about your awesome new DT Members. Have a blessed week, and thanks for this great blog hop!

  11. Beautiful layout! I celebrate Easter with my children and family. Happy easter and thanks for a chance to win!

  12. I love your layout it's gorgeous!! I celebrate Easter usually by going to Church and then having lunch with my family. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  13. love your work!! so happy to be on a DT with you! hugs! :)

  14. Great page. I love the embellishments.

  15. That verse brings me comfort right now, so great. I love your use of the perfect pearls and washi tape! Colors are so springlike, wonderful.