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