Whimsical Twist Blog Hop! Water Park FUN!

Welcome to the Whimsical Twist Blog Hop!Welcome to Whimsical Twist’s first challenge! We thought it would be a lot of fun to also have a Blog Hop to celebrate our first challenge! How does that sound?

During the Hop you will be visiting blogs from several of our fabulous design team members. You will find so much inspiration on the way, that your head might explode!

The hop will start at the Whimsical Twist blog and end at Lisa Wilkinson’s blog. If you are just joining in, be sure to go to the Whimsical Twist blog to start. If you get lost along the way, just look at the list below to get you hopping in the right direction.

And you can’t have a Blog Hop without giveaways and this one is no different! In order to be entered into the giveaways, you will need to be sure you leave a comment on each blog on the hop. Whimsical Twist will also be giving away a $15 gift certificate to the shop to one random hopper! We will be announcing the winners of our giveaways on August 12th, so be sure to watch for the announcements.

Without further ado, let’s get this celebration started!

Our first challenge is inspired by summer! The photo below is our inspiration / mood board

Our inspiration board WhimsicalTwist.com

I knew the perfect photos I wanted to work with for this challenge. These are some water park photos I came across a few days ago with my boys, 4 years ago. It’s hard to believe these boys are going to be in 8th grade and a freshman in high school in just a couple of weeks!

Water Park Layout @thecraftypickle.com

I used papers from Elle’s Studio and Simple Stories for this layout. I added in some different washi tapes for the border on the side of the photos to tuck into.

Water Park Layout @TheCraftyPickle.com

Water Park Layout @TheCraftyPickle.com

All of the sticker letters and accent stickers are from Simple Stories as well. I added some Liquid Glass from CTMH for the letters spelling WATER to give it that wet look.

Water Park Layout @TheCraftyPickle.com

Water Park Layout @TheCraftyPickle.com

I misted the top left corner with Mister Huey’s in the color Desert over a mask and then I accented with some of the beautiful sequins you can find in the Whimsical Twist Shop. I also used a mask and some ink to create a bubble confetti background on the bottom using CTMH Lagoon ink and then layered with some of the same beautiful sequins from the shop. The two colors I used are Pineapple and Caribbean. I adore these beautiful sequins so much, I think I may even use them more than my enamel dots! To adhere the Sequins I used the same Liquid Glass that I used on the title letters.

Now for something a little fun! As I said before, you will see giveaways along your hop today. I am giving away a set of project life cards that I made especially for our giveaway! Below is a little peek at some of the cards included. I am also including a little bag of sequins, a sample of all the colors offered in the Whimsical Twist shop! All contained in this little 4×6 case perfect to use as a project life on the go or journaling kit for your purse! Make sure you comment on each of the blogs today in order for a chance to win!

Handmade Project Life Giveaway @TheCraftyPickle.comHandmade Project Life Giveaway @TheCraftyPickle.comHandmade Project Life Giveaway @TheCraftyPickle.com

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! You should have arrived from Ashley Hamm‘s blog and now you are heading to Charissa Miller‘s blog, but if you get lost along the way, here is the hopping order.

Lisa Lahiff 

Alexandra Polyzou  

Sandi Pressley 

Amanda Johnson

Ashley Hamm 

Taniesa Vlasak  (you are here)

Charissa Miller  

Kimmie Rishebarger 

Sharm Nidyanandan 

Laurie Danielle 

Lisa Wilkinson 

Happy Hopping!


Scrapbook Challenges.

Hi friends!

Things have been quite chaotic around here so I haven’t had much of an opportunity to post but yesterday I was able to participate in a challenge from the Studio Calico message board called “lift the person above you“. This is a challenge I had done once before and really enjoyed myself so I gave it another go. What it is is that each person who posts in the message board thread “scraplifts” one of the previous poster’s Layouts or projects. Its a great challenge that starts with a selection of inspiration. This is the layout I chose from member Joshnwillsma. you can see her full post by clicking Here. A couple of things popped out at me right away when looking at this layout. 1. I love how she matted her background and then framed with bakers twine and 2. I love how she layered her photos. the whole layering concept is a new thing I have been playing with so I thought this would be a great inspiration for a layout of my own.Layout by SC Member Joshnwillsma

I am working this layout within my project life album but I really wanted to capture one of our favorite traditions in my family, The Birthday Breakfast! On May 1st my oldest son turned 14 (I can hardly believe it, the time really goes by so very fast) and he requested his favorite starbucks frappachino and a waffle ice cream sandwich (hey waffles is a breakfast food, right? LOL) I also have to add that this is his favorite place to be, his computer desk. so it was the perfect set up.

BirthdayBreakfast TheCraftyPickle.comFor the title I used the new Silhouette Chipboard. The chipboard sheets are fairly thin so I cut out the title 3 times and glued the layers together. I layered the white cardstock die cut on top and colored in with my copic markers. Once dry I brushed on a little glitter in the center where the color was lighter. The coffee cup was also cut from the silhouette and used the sketch pen on the machine for the “I love you a latte”.

Birthday Breakfast journaling-1

Studio Calico has a great set of grid style 12×12 papers that I think are a great foundation for scrapbook pages. Check them out here.

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I even pulled out a couple of old items from my scrapbooking stash. Remember Magic mesh? Years old but it was a fun little 3D embellishment here as well as the metal Making Memories T that I tucked in the corner.scrap stash items-1

So if you are ever feeling in a creative slump try participating in a challenge, you can find so many on the internet via different websites, sketches, or one copying someone else just like this one.

Thank you SC Member Joshnwillsma for the inspiration!

Happy Crafting!