Friday, January 11, 2013

XOXO & If It's Groovy Birthday Blog Hop!

I know you've all been *dying* for this blog hop to start :) Well, it's here, it's here! True XOXO Scrapbooking has teamed up with If It's Groovy for a blog hop celebrating the 4th birthday of the If It's Groovy challenge blog! Happy birthday, IIG! We have a TON of inspiration for you all, so you'll want to grab a cup of coffee/tea/water/beer/wine and visit all of the blogs involved in the hop. There are loads of prizes up for grabs along the way, and you'll see some incredible layouts as an added bonus!

If you are just joining us, you'll want to head to If It's Groovy, where it all begins. If you have been hopping along in order and you're finally stopping here, HELLO! For those who might not know, I am a designer for True XOXO Scrapbooking and have been for just about two years now. It is a ridiculous amount of fun, and the team I work with is so incredibly inspiring. We are a challenge blog that gives a prompt each month for you to interpret and share with us for your chance at becoming an XOXO guest designer. Check us out if you haven't yet, we'd love for you to play along with us! In case you missed a stop along the way, here's the list of blogs in the order you should be hopping:


Representing June we have
Brenda - http://granddivasscrappyplace.blogspot.com/
Khristen - **YOU ARE HERE**


For the hop, we were assigned a month of the year and asked to create a layout based on what that month means for us. I had June, and the first thing I could think of is how much I LOVE June! I am from NH, so June typically means the arrival of warm and sunny weather (although it has snowed in June in the past!), garden harvests, the end of school, swimming lessons, and cold treats to cool down, like ice cream and popsicles. When I came across pics of my son eating his very first popsicle, I knew it was meant to be!

I chose a sheet of Pink Paislee Prairie Hill, called Flight Pattern. I loved the pattern and the orange color. The entire collection is so summery (and it's not just the kite embellies, either!) I matted the photos on Studio Calico's Classic Calico - Basic Grid, using the other side of the paper for the strip on the left of the mat. Pink Paislee's Prairie Hill element stickers and chipboard pops decorate the page, and I used AC Forest Thickers for the title.
 In LOVE with those grid clouds! Must get MORE!




Ok, so get hopping! The next stop along the way is Jean for If It's Groovy, representing the month of July. Finish this hop until the end, there are fun prizes along the way....

Oh, that reminds me...I have a little prize for you! If you a) follow my blog, b) head over to my Facebook page and give Khristen's Craft Room a little likey-love, and c) leave a comment here on the blog telling me you've done it all, you'll have the chance to win this:







That's a bag full of die cuts I'm de-stashing (there's all sorts of awesomeness in there from manufacturers like Nikki Sivils, Pink Paislee, Basic Grey, Scenic Route, and more), a Sizzix Hello Kitty die, a Bild Malarna - Mimosa Angel with a Sheaf stamp, an unmounted River City Rubber Works Square Basket stamp, Heidi Swapp clear frame shapes stamp set, Making Memories - Flutter clear stamps, and an Imaginisce Snag 'Em - Born to Shop stamp. Also included are 10 random sheets of patterned paper I am de-stashing.  Good luck, and happy hopping! You have until the 13th to visit all the blogs and leave comments for your shot at winning prizes.

xoxo
Khristen

20 comments:

tiffany said...

oh I love those first popsicle moments!! =)Tiffany
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wonderful page. These are the sweetest memories. I love your photos and all your details. I did all you asked too. Have a wonderful day. And Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Awww, how sweet!! Love your layout and so fun to hop along with you!! :)

Creating with Paper & More

WillieburgScrapper said...

I love those photos and how you layered them. This is a great page! I considered June since it's by far my favorite month but I had all these birthday photos available so I took the lazy scrapper's way out. LOL! I think you did a great job with June- I'm wishing I was then right now.

Suzi said...

Such a cute moment you have preserved! Love it!

Brenda Ragsdale said...

Such an adorable page Kristen! Nice paper and embellie choices!

Lindsey Krauss said...

cute kid, cute page, and the blog is looking super cute, too!
Oh, I meant to tell you that I've been following Khristen's Craft Room and I love what you're doing with it! Best of luck, keep it up!
xoxo
Linds

Stacie said...

Love the page. headed over to your facebook page now!

mish said...

Great moment scrapped! Thanks for hopping along with IIG and I am a follower now!

Jean said...

How cute is this!! LOVE the photos and those papers! Thanks for such an inspiring hop. I LIKE you on FB! Thanks for the chance to win!

Grandma Jean said...

Absolutely DARLING! The layout compliments the adorable photos. What a cute baby!

Grandma Jean said...

I was going to follow you anyway, but thanks for the chance to win the cool supplies. I "google" followed you and I liked you on Facebook and left a little likey love.

Heather said...

Cute, fun layout!!! Thanks for joining us on the hop!

Miae said...

Such a cute page! That PP line worked so well for this....happy, happy page!

Sandy said...

I love your layout and the pictures are so darn cute! I love the Flight Pattern paper for the background and the fun picture corners are perfect compliments! That's a very generous prize package, but I don't do FB.

Christa said...

I love your photos and the font choice for your tile is perfect. I really like the design elements too.

Jennifer Earley said...

Love the pps and thickets title you used! Love all of the embellies too! I'm a follower, like on FB, commented on FB and commenting here! Love the prize package...thanks for the chance to win :)

Groovy Deborah said...

SNOW in JUNE!? What??? Wow, I am so into my shorts here in VA by that time :) We lived in PA for a year and I remember the pool never opened until the end of June because it was still quite chilly there too. I will take the sunshine :)

Those clouds ARE adorable and so is your son with his grandpa and popsicle. What a treasure this lo will be when your baby is older!!!

Thanks so much for playing in the hop! Deb♥

kate blue said...

don't laugh at me-I'm just hopping! It's been crazy busy so...love the fact that you even got pictures of a first popsicle!! I too am loving the clouds!!

bonnie english said...

i hope i win,thanks for chance.i'm new to crafts this is great