Scrapbooking Global July 2018 Blog Hop

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop July 2018 scrapbook sketch from

Hi!  Welcome to my blog and thanks for stopping in.  I’m Sara Levin the artful inker.  Today, I’m participating in the Scrapbooking Global July 2018 Blog Hop.  If you’re looking for scrapbooking inspiration, you’ve come to the right place!  There are 30 of us including the Scrapbooking Global design team who are using the same theme.  Let’s take a look at what I’ve created and then you should take the tour!



Scrapbooking Global July 2018 Blog Hop


 Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop July 2018 scrapbook sketch from


For this month’s hop, our challenge is to use this sketch.

It’s a great, straight forward layout with loads of possibilities!


Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop July 2018 scrapbook layout first try - from


So, I thought you might like to see a progression for my page.

I find that taking photos as I create helps me to “see” things differently/more completely.

While this is not my first photo — I was too quick in deleting — this is my first,

“I think I’m on the right track” photo.

For this page, I accented with Copper Foil cut with

Chase Your Dreams and Stained Glass Thinlits.

And, I created a title that is a combination.

I printed part and then used the Make a Difference stamp set and

embossed in copper.


Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop July 2018 scrapbook layout - second try - from


Basically, I was happy with the building blocks of

Share What You Love designer paper and Basic Black and Gray Granite cardstock.

By adding smaller Basic Black rectangles to the designer paper,

I was able to make the Copper Foil elements pop.


Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop July 2018 scrapbook layout- third try - from


Next, I added a cover to my journaling square that I cut with an

Eastern Medallions thinlit.

The shape and lines of the thinlit tie in with the other die cut pieces.

In addition, I added black Metallics Sequins and a piece of the designer paper

that I fussy cut.


Scrapbooking Global July 2018 Blog Hop Final Layout

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop July 2018 - scrapbook layout final version - from


And for my finished layout, I tweaked one last thing.

In the upper left rectangle, I skewed the Basic Black mat and the Copper Foil “dream”.


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my addition to the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

July 2018.

Be sure to check out the rest of the hop for 29 more variations on the sketch!!

Next up is Sharon.  I know you’re in for a treat with her page!


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  • Reply
    Jackie Lawless
    July 23, 2018 at 10:23 am

    What a stylish and elegant page Sara – thanks so much for sharing your ‘process’. If I did that it would be a VERY long post indeed!!!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 23, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks Jackie! We all have days when our process is longer than others 😉

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    michelle veller
    July 21, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Beautiful! I especially loved getting a peak at how your page progressed

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 21, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      Thank you Lisa and Michelle! So glad you stopped in and left me a comment to let me know you’d been here.

  • Reply
    Lisa Kmiec
    July 21, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Great page Sara! Thanks for organizing the hop.

  • Reply
    Karie Beglau
    July 20, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    I love the different ways you created this layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks, Karie, for letting me know that my creative progression is helpful.

  • Reply
    Monique de Kok
    July 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    What a beautiful, serene layout. Love your use of copper makes it chique!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you Monique! The Copper Foil seemed to me a “must” all the way through the design process.

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    Rachel Traudt
    July 19, 2018 at 11:13 am

    I love the idea of hiding your journaling, as I am not always pleased with how mine looks.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 19, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Thanks Rachel! And, it becomes another way to add a pretty design element.

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    Eimear Carvill
    July 19, 2018 at 9:47 am

    The black and gold make your layout so classy! Love it Sara – love seeing how it all came together

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 19, 2018 at 10:20 am

      Thanks Eimear! I was trying to match the tone of the event.

  • Reply
    Sharon Dalton
    July 19, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Thank you Sara for another great example of how you create your layouts <3 I also do take photos of the progression of my layout because I believe that seeing it in a photo gives your just the correct amount of perception of how the completed layout will look. Thank you for your running of the Blog Hop and making sure that it all runs very smoothly <3 And being part of the Creative Design Team for Scrapbooking Global.
    Cheers Shaz

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 19, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Thanks Sharon! My pleasure to be part of the team.

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    Yvonne van Bruggen
    July 19, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Beautiful lay-out Sara! Love the gold on it! x

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 19, 2018 at 6:43 am

      Thanks Yvonne! I agree — those foil bits help bring it to life.

  • Reply
    July 19, 2018 at 3:49 am

    This looks awesome Sara and lovely step by step photos of the LO. Great idea!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 19, 2018 at 6:41 am

      Thanks Delys! It’s my version of a process video 😉

  • Reply
    July 19, 2018 at 2:57 am

    Lovely layout, Sara. Love the picture, the die cuts and journaling!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 19, 2018 at 6:39 am

      Thanks Danielle! Great sketch that I’ll have to play with again — maybe a little outside the box.

  • Reply
    July 19, 2018 at 2:28 am

    I love how you really adheared to the layout and made a lovely layout out of it Sara!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 19, 2018 at 6:37 am

      Thanks Natalie! And I have to tell you, I’m not usually that close on a sketch – LOL

  • Reply
    Vicky Wright
    July 19, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Great layout Sara. Loved seeing the progression from start to finish. TFS

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 19, 2018 at 6:36 am

      Thanks Vicky! Glad you enjoyed my “it’s not big changes”.

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