Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Big Top Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's October 2015 blog hop featuring their latest kit, Big Top! If you are hopping along, you should have gotten here from Annette's blog. To get back to the beginning where you'll find links to all the blogs in this month's hop, visit the Club Scrap blog.

I've been waiting and waiting (and waiting!) for a kit with a circus theme, and the designers at CS did not disappoint! The artwork, colors, and embellishments are fun and exciting--great for creating pages, cards, and projects with joyful themes. I can see this kit being used for birthday parties, county fairs, zoos, and of course, circuses.

A traveling circus comes to a park about 10 minutes from our home every September. We haven't gone in a couple years, but my youngest daughter and I were excited to go this year and invited my middle daughter and her fiance. Our cell phones were working hard taking pictures of tigers, elephants, and pooches (oh my!). As I have fallen behind in my scrapbooking big time, the theme of this kit got me moving to have the pictures printed and complete some pages! (Maybe I'll be motivated to get some more photos developed and onto some scrapbook pages.)

My project for this hop uses the instructions Club Scrap develops for creating scrapbook pages using elements of the kit. I hope you are familiar with this process called "Assembly Line Scrapbooking" (ALSB). Club Scrap has hundreds of such documents which you can access HERE--you'll be amazed at the variety of cutting instructions and layouts that are created--I know I am!

The first two pages of the ALSB instructions for the Big Top Deluxe kit.
I decided to do something a bit different with the instructions for the Big Top Deluxe kit. Rather than making six different pages to document our circus adventure, I chose the first two pages (labeled Layout 1 & 2) and repeated the layouts twice but with different papers. Take a look at the three two-page spreads below. They all follow the cutting instructions and placement of elements shown on the instructions above.

Papers and layout the same as the instructions.
Different papers, pages have been swapped, and the left page is a mirror image of the original.
Same as the original, just different papers.

I specifically chose layout 1 & 2 because of the three 3.5x3.5 squares on the right side of the original. I knew I had a lot of photos of the same subject, and I wanted to showcase those photos in groupings. My completed pages:

All elements used on these pages are from the Big Top Deluxe kit except the blue grosgrain ribbon (Peacock collection, October 2012). 

I hope you enjoyed this stop along the Big Top blog hop. The next stop is Marya's blog, A Notebook Novel. Let's hop on over and see how this collection inspired her creativity. 

Until next time,