Friday, July 8, 2011

Frosted Designs Blog Hop - Summer Party Time Scrapbook Page

Welcome to Our First Birthday Ice Cream on The Beach Blog Hop 

I’m so happy that you stopped by, if you came here from Kristin's Blog you are in the right place if not please stop by Frosted Design were the Hop starts.

You need to know this to enter to win the grand prize: Do you like to listen to music while you scrap, if so what kind? I would love to listen to music when I scrap, but alas I do my scrapping after my little ones go to bed, so I need to keep a ear open if they wake up, and my littlest one always does, but if I could listen to music it would have to be a mix of rock, pop, and metal!!

Make sure you jot it down and email once you have all the answers.

I’m giving away a fun little RAK!!

To win my RAK please:
1) leave a comment on this post
2) become a follower of my blog (let me know if you are new or already a follower in your post)
3) let me know if there are any tips, tricks, or tutorials you would like to see me post in the future

Post by July 11, midnight CST to be in for the random drawing of my RAK!!

For this week’s challenge at Frosted Design (Recipe Challenge: Ribbon/trim, charm, rhinestones/pearls summer celebration (beach, pool, birthday, picnic, etc.) I used a picture of our family at the beach in June.  I saw this great idea for a picture, take a picture of the feet.  I did not have to worry if everyone was looking at the camera, if someone's eyes were closed, or how I looked in the picture, plus and it was fast and easy to do.  I have 2 little boys (1 and 5) so to get them to pose for a picture is a nightmare, so this little idea was my solution to the family picture (plus I did not have to find someone or worry about a tripod to get everyone in the picture).

Truth be told I have never used a charm on a layout before, then I thought about my little charm bracelet that was tucked away in my jewelry box from high school (it had cheap little charms on it, and I never wear it).  On it I found this little dolphin, so on the page it went!!  I now has a fun little use instead of collecting dust in a box.  I then used some fun shiny string to tie the charm to the chipboard button and viola done, charm and trim done)!!

On to the pearls, I chose pearls over rhinestones mostly because of the beach connection, oysters and pearls!!  Now we did not see any oysters or have any to eat, but they really just worked much better over all, especially with the glitter floral parts I sued for seaweed on the page.  These "faux" seaweed strands were from Michaels in their after Christmas sale.  It was in the bins with all the floral decor, they had tons of glittery shiny stuff for about $.10 a bunch.  I bought all different shapes, colors, and textures.  I used parts of 3 that I found that worked just perfect for this.  It is always so fun to used found objects on pages!!

Thanks for looking and reading, now for you to hop along to the next person in the blog hop Amanda.

If you get lost here is the full list of all the blog on the hop.
1. Barb
2. Diana
3. Lori
7. Erin
8. Amanda
9. Lydia
10. Ann
11. Angela
14. Karin

Challenges: - summer - 7/10x - letter D (Dolphin Charm) - 7/11* - summer fun - 7/20x - summer - 7/31x - chipboard - 7/13* - 2x2x2 - 7/31 - summer - 7/27* - anything goes - 7/31x - buttons - 7/15x - relax - 7/31 - swirls and pearls - 7/13x - summer - 7/15x circles - 7/10* - summer - 7/12* - childhood memories - 7/12x - anything goes - 7/21x - summer - 7/19x - beach - 7/18x

Erin R.


  1. I love your "seaweed" on this page! What a great idea. Love Michael's and sales too! :)

  2. the seaweed is great xxx i am a new follower and cant wait to get new ideas from your LOs xx

  3. This is just stunning!!!!! Love it and the photo is perfect.

  4. WOW!! Erin this is gorgeous!! I love all the layering and the colors are beautiful. Love the photo.

  5. Fun photo and layout.

    If you know how to set eyelets I would love to see a tutorial on how to do it without getting them all bent out of shape.

    Smiles Sher

  6. Love that photo!! What a great idea! Your layout is gorgeous! Glad to be on the DT with you!!

  7. Love your project and the color pallette! I really love the way you used the glittery floral accents to convey a watery feel!

  8. I'm a new followeer and i love tutorial for learn.
    Your Lo with feet is fantastic!!!
    Hi Gio'

  9. love the LO! I am a new follower and a would like tutorial on using more ribbon on my LO's.

  10. what a clever idea- I have some of that shiny seaweed stuff in my other craft stash will have to get it out and put it with my scrapbooking embellishments. Love the whole lao great job- love the colors.

  11. Love it! I am new follower --- I just put you at 100! I love the glitter!

    cherie.goyer at

  12. Fantastic layout! So glad your charm has a new life!

  13. Beautiful page, the picture is lovely. I love the charm and the sea weed!


  14. I'm a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win! This is so much fun!

  15. wowo i so love that layout!! that is soo coool!!

    thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge!


  16. This is beautiful. The details and texture are very appealing!

    Thanks for joining us at Getting Cricky
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Getting Cricky DTM

  17. awesome lo! i became a follower! I like any flower tips or cluster embellishment techniques

  18. love your use of mini brads on this. I am a new follower. I can't think of any particular new techique I would like to see posted but I enjoy reading lots of stuff.

  19. This is such a beautiful page! Love the seaweed in the background.
    Thanks for linky up with Getting Cricky!

    JulieK- GCDT

  20. What a stunning LO. I do like the pearl accents and that seaweed is gorgeous and so perfect. I enjoy using found objects too! I'm a new follower and can't wait to see more of your work. I love learning new techniques and would enjoy learning any techniques you post tutorials for.

  21. Erin
    Gorgeous layout--and what a ton of challenges you were able to create it for! woweee!
    Thank you so much sweet friend for playing my Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew Designs Art Stamps
    Check out My Stamps!

  22. My word Erin this is just a fabulous layout just loving your detail and the photo well its just so perfect for Summer fun.

    Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

  23. I love your blog! I especially love the idea of pearls on the beach pages, I have some I need to do from this spring. I will have to add some pearls to the pages where we are eating oysters :)
    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.
    PS- I'm new to your blog! An ideas would be helpful :)

  24. Love that page!! :) :) Thanks for entering Sarah Hurley Challenges :) xox

  25. Love the page. I am a new follower and am new to blogging too having lots of fun thanks for sharing

  26. This is awesome! Lot's of great details. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  27. So many fabulous details in this LO! Stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls :)

  28. Wow! Your LO's always have so many fantastic little details and this one is no exception!
    Thanks for playing at Just Tracy's, and good luck!

  29. Glad I found the Frosted Designs blog in time for the blog hop! I'm enjoying all the blogs. Erin I loved your layout and the found items you used on it. I would like to see more ways of using found items or memoribilia on layouts.
    Thanks! Katie (

  30. Erin your lo is great! I love the Dolphin charm that you added! I am now a follower!

  31. Hi Erin, love your creative layout! Perfect use for the dolphin and I love the seaweed. Thanks for joining us at CI Paint. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

  32. What a great creations Erin! Thanks for joining in at Just Tracy's this month. Jill

  33. Super layout and thanks for the blog hop

  34. I love everything about this layout. It's so nice. Great job! Good luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  35. Hi Erin! Your layout is amazing as always. :)

  36. Wow Erin I love your LO, especially the paper choice! I love that collection by CP! How creative to make the seaweed like that too! I've been a follower of yours for a while and I would love to see more layouts using embellies in unusual ways like this one :) Great Job! TFS and joining us at Getting Cricky this week too.
    Becky - Getting Cricky DTM

  37. WOW. Just beautiful. I love all the little elements that make this so special!
    Thanks for sharing in our "recipe" challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs! :) Gale

  38. Great page I love the tone of it.

  39. Erin, what a gorgeous layout... The colors are amazing, and I love that you added the dolphin charm!! I bought some of those glittery sticks at M's after Christmas too and had no idea what I'd do with them -- Now I know!! hee hee :)

    Thanks so much for joining the Summertime FUN at Getting Cricky with K Andrew!! Hope you'll join us again this week!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM

  40. Nice seeing something totally different. Wonderful scrapbook page. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss.

  41. This is a gorgeous layout Erin! I love it. I will be looking at some of my old junk jewelry for charms and my old unused holiday decorations for some embellies, thanks to you! Right after I clean my house, bwah,ha,ha!!!
    Anywho, you did a super job on your LO. Thanks so much for using chipboard creatively along with us at Do You Stack Up. Please join us again next week!

  42. this page leaves me without words...

  43. Lovely layout!!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Picnic/summer Fun theme challenge!

  44. oh just love this the detail and papers,are just stunning bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs cheryl xxxxx

  45. Hi, just wanted to pop by and wish you congratulations on winning our Top 3 over on anything goes challenge blog

  46. Beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday with your adorable creation.
    Suzi x

  47. OH GOODNESS!!! I LOVE THIS!!! :) HOW SWEET and so full of fun and wonderful texture. I love the seaweed :D

    Thank you for playing along at our Month long prize challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

    Heather D.

  48. This is absolutely STUNNING! Love the colours and patterns and all of the accessories! Also, the photo is just too cute! Thanks so much for playing along at DYSU this week!

  49. this is great! I love the colors you used! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Insanity!

  50. This is stunning---love all of your details.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge!

  51. Great layout, I love the photograph and the colours.
    Thankyou for joining us at Just Tracys
    Tracy xxx

  52. Cute LO! nice colors and embellish. TFS with us at Lollipop Crafts.
    Zulma DT


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