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Friday, April 30, 2010

NSD Blog Hop is Today!!!!

You have until May 6th to complete the blog hop! I hope you all can participate!

Happy National Scrapbook Day! I am so happy you're here to participate in the blog hop! Isn't it awesome that they actually named a DAY in honor of our favorite hobby? Scrapbooking adds so much to each of our lives, and is something that we all share in common.
I can truly say that scrapbooking is my passion! My obsession started when my first child was a baby. I was nuts about taking photos and putting them into books. I kept a detailed baby book, writing down every phase of her development. Scrapbooking was a natural progression from that. A few years later, I began using patterned papers and scrapping as we now know it. I have never looked back!

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Day, the design team, hosted by Life Preservers wanted to bring a little extra excitement to the day. We have partnered up amongst ourselves to provide you with four separate challenges. Each designer will add an element to include in your project. There are so many things to inspire us during this time of year, in addition to National Scrapbook Day.

Hopefully you came here via Laura-Lee's blog! She and I have partnered up to bring you a fun challenge in honor of NSD and May Day! What says May Day more than ribbon and flowers! Laura Lee's
challenge was for you to use at least five pieces of ribbon and no patterned paper in your layout. In addition, I am asking you to use no fewer than five flowers on your layout (You may use patterned paper for handmade flowers). Here is my example.


As you can see, your layout can be very colorful and fun without using any patterned paper as your background! Have fun and be creative! If you complete a layout completing all the elements required by Laura-Lee and I, and post a comment to my blog, you will be entered into a drawing for a random prize from me!

All you have to do to participate in this blog hop is to visit the Design Teams blogs. Do the challenge posted and link your creation to their comments. You can link this from your gallery on Life Preservers if you would like. There will be links to follow on each of our blogs. Make sure you comment on each DT blog with your creation if so applicable. For each challenge that you do you will be entered into a random drawing for a prize from Life Preservers. Make sure that you have also read Laura-Lee's blog for this particular challenge.

Thank you so much for participating in Life Preserver
s first annual NSD Blog Hop. Please hop on over to Sharon's blog, and see what else is in store for the hop!

14 comments:

Jodi said...

soooo cute!!! I love how you did the title!!

Melissa@WhimsyPics said...

Love it! Who needs patterned paper?? (did I just say that??) :)

Laura-Lee said...

Nice job GF! Your flowers turned out beautiful!

Andrea said...

This is so cute Gabrielle!!! I love the way you used the ribbon!!!

Sandra said...

I love your layout Gabrielle! Pretty amazing what you can do without patterned paper! ;)

Lisa J. said...

WOW it is just as colorful as if you had used patterned paper. Ingenious on how you designed this Gabrielle! I love the design of the page!

petunia670 said...

Your flowers are awesome. Great title too!

Rhonda V. said...

What a great design and challenge Gabi! So so cute!!

petunia670 said...

Thanks again Gabrielle - fun challenge. Here's my linky:
http://lifepclub.invisionzone.com/uploads/1272573945/gallery_2192_191_349416.jpg

From The Owls' Nest said...

such a beautiful layout...I love your flowers...who knew not using patterned paper could look so darn good!!

Michael said...

Hi, Gabrielle! JUst blog hopping by for National Scrapbook. Here is my layout for the challenge. I used 5 flowers for your part and 5 ribbons for Laura-Lee'sKimber

carla said...

This was fun! Thanks! http://lifepclub.invisionzone.com/uploads/1272573945/gallery_2193_377_1371469.jpg

Wanita said...

I love the ribbon you used and your flowers are great!

Here's mine:
http://wanitasblogspot.blogspot.com/2010/05/national-scrapbooking-day.html

Michael said...

Here is my layout[URL=http://lifepclub.invisionzone.com/index.php?app=gallery&module=images&img=10526][IMG]http://lifepclub.invisionzone.com/uploads/1272573945/gallery_2376_215_471253.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
Kimber