Saturday, July 21, 2012

Crops of Luv Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the  Crops of Luv Blog Hop!  This is my Very First Blog Hop and I’ve been excited to participate! 

If you came here from Melin at ( ), then you are in the right place, since she’s the First Stop -   If you came from someone else’s blog and need to start from the beginning, then just head over to .

This month our designers chose to create layouts to donate to the Crops of Luv Organization.
I showed you a Christmas Layout that I’ve made for the Crops of Luv yesterday – and here’s another Layout today.  Melin ( offers some lovely files and goodies, also, each day.  Be sure to leave a comment there – and link your own Crops of Luv creations!

Crops of Luv works hand-in-hand with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and creates scrapbooks for families who have children facing life-threatening illnesses.  Our hop will focus on creating 12 x 12 Scrapbook double page LOs using these themes: Princesses, Pirates, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Summer Fun (e.g. swimming), Christmas (Yes, they have Christmas every Thursday at "Give Kids the World"), or general Disney themes.

For today’s offering, I made a Summer-themed 2-page Layout – ‘You are My Sunshine!’ -

I cut two pieces of paper diagonally - a plain cardstock and a print – then fused them together, adding a paper ‘ribbon’ to cover the seam.   I used the Sand Castle and Pail and the (Reindeer) Tag files from  I used a Corner-Rounder punch on the photo mats and then inked the edges lightly.


I Inked the edges of the Sand Castle and used PopDots under the various layers.  I made little pennants and glued them to toothpicks. 

I stamped the Title, ‘You are My SUNSHINE,’ and cut and folded it to make a banner, adhering it with a large PopDot.  

I inserted the Journaling Tag, trimmed with Timeless Twine, into the pocket decorated with a Pail and Shovel. 

Crops of Luv has some specific guidelines for the layouts. They need to include a journaling block or tag and mats for three 4 x 6 pictures on each page. They also do not want the photo mats permanently adhered to the page.  That way they can flip them whichever way they need to. 

We hope you will enjoy our creations! We would love for you to participate. You can make a two-page layout following the parameters outlined above and mail it directly to Crops of Luv c/o Roberta Baker, 11424 S. Pawnee Circle, Phoenix, AZ 85044. Since this blog hop is also a challenge, be sure to link your project to CWC/PCW.

If you would like more information about this organization, or would like to make a monetary or supply donation, please visit their web site,

Now head on over to and see what Xochitl has to show You!  ;-}  Let me know if you have any questions -

NOTE: !!
I appreciate your stopping by and I’ll have a Giveaway Drawing on Monday from all who Comment today and tomorrow here on my blog!  I’ll send you a Collection of 6 handmade cards – similar to these  -  Your choice of color!  Be sure and leave a way to contact you!  ;-}


  1. What a super cute and very summery layout! Another fantastic layout! Thank you so much once again for sharing your time, talent and resources. May you be abundantly blessed!

  2. Like the Summer Beach layout. Reminds me of my younger days growing up E coast of FL.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Lynden, How pretty! It really is sun-shiny!! (Love the addition of the toothpicks.)

  4. wow! Lynden. I love, love, love the sandcastle - so cute. what a great idea using the corner rounder on the mats. Great layouts!!

  5. Another wonderful LO for such a great cause! Love all of the amazing details, Lynden!

  6. great LO Lynden love the sand castle.

  7. The sand castle and tag are adorable. Love the shading on the castle.

  8. Look at you hoppin'! As always, amazing craftiness here!

  9. This is so cute! I love the inking on your sand castle too!!



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