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Monday, December 27, 2010

Calendar Blog Hop

Welcome to the Calendar Blog Tour!!! You should have arrived here by way of Summer and Jennifer's blog. If you just happened along my blog, why not start at the beginning with Celeste
Before I post my pictures, I have to say that I am more the card maker then the scrapbooker. With that being said, I picked August so that I could scrap some of the great pictures we shot when we went crabbing last August.

I have quite a few pictures to showcase, so I wanted the decorations to be small, not overpowering. So I chose to use a retired Stampin' Up set called "Crab and Company". I stamped the images first on the tan, and then stamped them on white, cut them out, and adhered them on top of the ones that were stamped on the tan. The sandcastle was cut from Life's a Beach. I only had the tan cardstock in 8 1/2 x 11, and since these were 12x12 pages, I had to figure out something to make it work, and that's when I decided on the cream strips along the sides. They made the perfect mat for the title, and gave me a place for the journaling (I had a lot to say!). I'm sure there are layouts along the hop that are much better then mine, but I am happy with how it came out! The pictures (Which I still need to print out), will most likely be matted in Red, or maybe black. So anyway, there you have it! Your next stop in the hop is Deb at If It's Groovy. Don't forget to comment below if you are trying to win Karel's blog candy - your very own new copy of the Designer Calendar Cartridge.

1. January and April: Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly at http://touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/
2. January and September: Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper www.overjoyedscrapper.blogspot.com
3. February: Christel at Scrappin' Sista http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
4. February and March: Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity http://karelj.blogspot.com
5. March and July: Diane at Crafting This Moment http://www.craftingthismoment.blogspot.com/
6. April: Bonnie at A Scrap Above http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
7. May: Michelle at Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com/
8. May: Natalie at Timeless Legacy Designs http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com
9. June: Lisa at Lisa's Paper Butterflies http://lisaspaperbutterflies.blogspot.com
10. June: Jamie at Glitter, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! http://jamieisacraftymomma.blogspot.com/
11. July: Summer and Jennifer at Cricut Diaries http://cricutdiaries.blogspot.com
12. August: Denise at Starlight Scrapper http://starlightscrapper.blogspot.com
13. August: Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE!!!
14. September: Deb at If It's Groovy http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com
15. October: Rebecca at Creations with Becka www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com
16 . October: Lora at Notes From The Scrapbook Lady http://scrpbooklady.blogspot.com/
17. November: Belinda at Queen Bee's Musings www.queenbeesmusings.blogspot.com
18. November and December : Col at Col's Creative Corner at www.scrappycol.blogspot.com
19. December: Deb at Tidbit's Place http://tidbitsplace.blogspot.com


Rhonda Emery said...

super cute.

Karelj said...

You're obviously as great a layout creator as a card maker! Love your color choices! Thanks so much for hopping along with me...you know how much I cherish your friendship! karelj

Amy said...

I really like how you did your calendar journaling off to the side! Great idea, TFS!

Coachfans said...

August is the best month of the year! I have never been crabbing, but I bet it is a lot of fun. Your cards are lovely.

Happy New Year,
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Lora said...

A great layout - bet your pictures are wonderful too!

Angela R said...

This layout is adorable great for summer photo's at the beach or fishing, crabbing adventures! Thank you so much for sharing!
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Jennifer said...

This is cute, love the paper, the castle and the crab are so cute!! Thanks for joining in the hop!!

Josie0602 said...

Wonderful layout for your calendar page! The beach is always a favorite choice for vacation and your page is perfect for an August calendar!

Anonymous said...

Great layout... I love it.

Summer said...

Very cute LO's Thanks for joining us on this great hop!

doverdi said...

Great job on your calendar, it looks almost like a page out of a storybook. I love the crab & sandcastles too. It's so interesting seeing everyones take on creating these calendar pages. Thanks for sharing yours.

Lindy said...

Beautiful layout!

Denise From Boca said...

Thanks for sharing your great ideas





Jessica said...

Nice Job!

shakyteach said...

Love the little crab and the sand castle. Cute.

Queen Bee said...

so cute!

GreenScrap said...

Cute and simple!! Like!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

McVic said...

I LOVE LOVE this layout! The crab is way to cute!

pattyk said...

Your lay out warms me up -very cute thanks millierose651@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I love your page. (I like simple). Beautifully put together. Thank you!

Heidi Browning aka Liadan

Heather said...

So cute. I love the little crab. :)
bhoward at kci dot net

Michelle said...

I just love that crab!!!! Too Cute. Your Layout is super cute too.

Thanks for hopping with us.


Groovy Deborah said...

Gina your lo is really cool and I totally LOVE the journaling strip right down the side. I am so gonna try that so thanks for inspiring me with that trick!!!

Groovy Deb

Gina Thornton said...

Thank you everyone for the sweet comments, and Karel for organizing it all and "forcing" me to participate. Okay really she didn't force me, she "Volunteered" me! LOL Just kidding, I was glad to do it Karel!!
For thse who havent crabbed, and are by an ocean (that part is kind of important) try it! The kids love to pull the traps in and even if there are no crabs, it's a great day! My daughter has already caught a shrimp, some snails, and a couple of fish in the traps along with many crabs. We like to look up on the computer to see what kind of other creatures come to eat our bait! Once when I was a kid, we caught a Blowfish in a trap! That was super cool, he blew up when we tried to throw him back in the water! My sister once caught a Spider Crab, man that thing was weird looking! LOL those are good times!
Anyway thanks again for the comments!
Happy Hopping!

Reddy said...

love the sandcastle

Scrappymama Elaine said...

nice layout! tfs!
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Jennifer said...

Gina, don't sell yourself short -- you did a great layout! TFS!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love the beach theme of your page.

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Anna said...

Cute calendar.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Great Hop! Really like the Calendar pages.

SueNJ said...

I LOVE this layout and it uses some of my favorite projects. The little crab is so adorable. This is such a great blog hop and I love these pages! TFS them :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B


Tanya said...

This turned out really great!!

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Theresa said...

Super cute..TFS!

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Just so sweet, love the summer months!

country grammie said...

Nice Job on the layout pages!


scrapperbecka said...

Great job! Your LO is awesome

Kristin said...

Lovely pages, the colors are Great! I like your blog too!

Happy New Year!

Bass Family said...

I think you did a great job!! Loving the lil' crab :) XoXo Niki_Ray

A Scrap Above said...

This is too cute! I love the colors, bet you guys had a blast!!

Tina said...

very cute !!!

Melissa said...

Oh that little crab is so cute! I LOVE August so your pages made me smile!


MaryNSC said...

O I love that anything SUMMERY is making me HAPPY ..LOLOLOL

cdm317 said...

Too Cute!
Col from cols' creative corner

Stephenie said...

Cute layout...I always love one with a crab...I think we have the only school with a Sandcrab mascot!

Scrappin' Sista said...

Great LO. Love the beach scenes. Your color choices are great. TFS!

Blog Hop Sista

Natalie M said...

Crabbing! OOh that sounds fun! I've been clamming in Washington! Thanks for your cute LO!

9kids said...

Love your beachy August :)

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Zeni Pradel said...

very nice layout! TFS


Anonymous said...

Love the theme!! Love that crab!! Very cute, you all have put so much work into these calendars. Great job!! Deb and Natalie sent me so I am going to hop all through now!!

Reneeleeak said...

Cute pages! Love the beach theme.
Happy New Year!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

v said...

I like that even tho this is a calender you did tell your story! Loving how it's off on the side of the LO. Feels nice and warm:)
~Vanessa W

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

What a great LO! No beaches where I live, so it is always fun to see those for a change! Thank you for sharing your project.

Karelj said...

I just wanted to stop by to thank you for hopping in the Calendar Blog Hop. I've had such a good time! I hope you've had tons of fun, gotten some new followers and found wonderful ideas for your 2011Calendar. Don't forget to hop through yourself, and leave comments, so you could maybe win the Designer's Calendar! Thanks again! karelj

Raven B said...

I love this calendar page. Super cute.
thatsmerb at gmail dot com

ScrappingDeb said...

What a cute little crab!! Nice colors!

Jamie said...

I love your beach scene you have created here. The crab is super cute and so is the sand castle.

Thanks so much for sharing and joining this blog hop

Lisa said...

Those crabs are just too cute!!

Denni said...

Cute Layout!!

Jennifer said...


That is so cute!!! :) I didn't recognize the Crab and Company by Stampin' Up! (even though I own it)-probably because you went the extra mile and cut it out for dimension...

Thank you so much for sharing,

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