Friday, June 22, 2012

SOC Hot Fun in the Summertime Blog Hop

06/22/2012
 
Summertime Memories and Family

     Aahhh, summertime is here. Summer has soooo many fun memories for me. From my earliest memories of playing in the sprinklers at my Madea's row home to picking beans and tomatoes at my granny and granddaddy's home. What is summer without your family? Family vacations, cookouts, pool parties, and decoration day at the family cemetery are the memories we need to preserve . For me its about family and the memories we are making for the next generation. Since I started scrapbooking seriously in 2003, I've become the keeper of the family photos.
  


     What is your earliest summertime memory? Was it eating watermelon on the porch and spitting seeds? Was it a special summertime fling? Was it the first summer that your baby walked for the first time? I would love to know. 

Family Fun in the Park.

 


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{Family cookout for my son before he went to college.
This was his "Orange and White" party.}

I didn't want to just use orange; but I wanted to pick up all of the summer colors.

I also did not purchase any new supplies; Just used what I had in my stash and here is it.

The different sizes of the photos made the layout interesting and fun.


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More elements added to the 2nd page. Not too much. I'm using my new scrapbooking principle "Hit it and quit it". I'm also teaching this principle to my scrapbooking group. It's not about how much stuff you can put on a page but its about allowing the photos to tell the story.

Again, I used different photo sizes and shapes to give the layout variety. Notice the journaling block in the lower right corners. I just used leftover patterned paper from another layout. This is enough of a contrast that it will direct the viewer to read the about the event.

Because this is a work in progress, I will journal after all of the pages are complete.

Thanks for Stopping by! 
Cyndi
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This weekend marks the official start of summer--days filled with a little travel, fun, and relaxation with family and friends! So to celebrate, I, along with some talented crafters, have teamed up to share projects that display summer fun! Of course, a blog hop isn't complete without blog candy! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop! Plus there will be a SOC blog hop gift awaiting one visitor!! To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all the blogs by Mon, June 25 at 11pm EST. From all who are eligible, one lucky reader will be randomly drawn. The winner will be posted on all the participating blogs on Wed, June 27.


Tina http://www.parablesproductions.blogspot.com/
Sheryl http://gemzisle.blogspot.com/
Lorie http://lorie-thepeddler.blogspot.com/
Suz-que http://suzqucrafter21.blogspot.com/
Cyndi http://nashvillesscrappinsisters.blogspot.com/
Qadirah http://alilcraftydiva.blogspot.com
Margaret http://margaret-ilovecrafting.blogspot.com/
Tiare http://classygirlmusings.blogspot.com/
Jetti http://gigi-zone.blogspot.com/

Felisa http://felisa21.blogspot.com/
Cassie http://cassiescraftcafe.blogspot.com/
Kristen http://1206designs.com/
Sharette http://scrappernthemaking.blogspot.com/
Kate Blue http://kateblue.blogspot.com/
Caryn http://thescorpiancrafter.blogspot.com/
Princess http://www.papercraftingparadise.blogspot.com/
Cheryl http://onecraftyncpeach.blogspot.com

31 comments:

  1. nice layout and the orange look great

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  2. Great layout...I also like scrapping with different size photos.

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  3. What a cute layout! I just love the summer! TFS

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  4. Thank you. I love summer layouts.

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  5. Nice LO, love your "hit it and quit it" principle as my motto is "less is best." TFS

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    1. My mom always said less is more. Thanks Treva.

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  6. always a big fan of using stash! And someof my great summer memories include my favorite red & blue bathing suit and the fact that my mom made our own popsicles (tupperware popsicle holders)

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    1. Wow! I remember those tupperware holders. We still have ours. What a fun memory. You are taking be back now. Thanks Kate.

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    2. We had those too...complete with the "red Kool-Aid!" I love the orange, and the variety in pic sizes! Makes me want to use more orange in my projects! TFS

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  7. Very nice fun LO. Orange is a fav color of mine.

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  8. Summertime has great memories for me of summer bbq's at relatives homes. Great capture of your family's fun.

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    1. Those cook outs with the fam are the best. Thank you for sharing your summer memory.

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  9. Supercute project! My earliest summer memories are spending time in the country at my grandparents' home...staying outside all day, running around laughing,making up games to play and just being extreamly happy! Thank you for bringing those unforgettable summer memories to the forefront for me today! Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Nitasha. You are right, we stayed outside all day. I use to love the days in the country. After we picked tomatoes, my grand dad would slice them and we we would eat tomato sandwiches. After days playing and picking in the gardens, the night would be the best be cause my granny would cook huge dinners with hot water cornbread. those were the days.

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  10. These colors really represent summertime. Love the layouts

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  11. I love the word paper and the colors.

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  12. Love the bright cheerful colors.

    kdnkdd

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  13. I love that orange, nice layout!
    Gigi

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  14. I love the bright colors from the paper with those orange accents everywhere!

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  15. Cute layout! Love the orange!

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  16. you have a great blog, i am enjoying this hop. i'll be following you too. xo

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    1. Thanks Michele. Do you have a blog too?

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    1. Cute blog page and layouts. I just created my first blog: 1craftyspace.blogspot.com. Drop by sometime.

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  18. Nothing like family summer time memories with friends....Nice layout!

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  19. Very nice LO. Btw, love your blog background.

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  20. Okay I'm so ready to get back home in the south. Here in WA state we can even say if feels like summer. I love the layout and it makes me thing about all our family fun at the parks. TFS AJ~

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