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Friday, May 1, 2015

National Scrapbook Day 2015 Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Melissa Fromm and I am so excited to be celebration National Scrapbook Day in this hop! If you came from Haidee , your in the right place! If not, the list of the line up is at the bottom of my post.


WELCOME to the 
National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!!

Today, some of wonderful friends and amazing talent have teamed up to create this
blog hop to celebrate ALL us Scrapbookers 
National Scrapbook Day!

Some info on National Scrapbooking Day:
Each year on the first Saturday in May, it is National Scrapbook Day. 
Also known as National Scrapbooking Day, on this day thousands of people get together all over the country to celebrate with scrapbooking parties and share their talents with others. 
Scrapbooking dates back to the 15th century.
As per Wikipedia: “Scrapbooking is a method for preserving personal and family history in the form of a scrapbook. Typical memorabilia include photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbook albums are often decorated and frequently contain extensive journaling. Scrapbooking is a widely practiced pastime in the United States.”
Scrapbooking is a hobby of preserving memories and at the same time it provides a strong social network.
  ”Scrappers”, as they are called, get together and scrapbook at each others homes, local scrapbook stores, scrapbooking conventions, retreat centers and have even gone on cruises.  Together they share tips and ideas and enjoy the social outlet.
Scrapbookers are often referred to as "Paper Hoarders".
How about those journaling tidbits facts??? 
Now, enough with the facts, lets get to the good stuff!
Today, we have two Sponsors!
Our first sponsor is:
A pack of National Scrapbook Month Paper from 
Close To My Heart!!!(My favorite)


a Free Mini Stamp set with EVERY SIZE order in her 
online store until Sunday night at Midnight!

And our second sponsor:


A set of Kiwi Lane Templates
Tiny Shapes! 

In order to be eligible to win, you must do the following:

1. Follow all blogs!
2. Be sure to comment on ALL blog posts!
3. Follow Craftin and Stampin  on Facebook!
4. Follow Stampin and Craftin on Facebook!
5. For extra chances to win, take a picture of YOUR 
completed layouts this weekend, and post to Instagram with 
the tag ‪#‎craftinandstampinnationalscrapbookday2015‬ and each 
completed layout gets an extra chance at winning!

You have until Monday at 8:00 AM to hop and 
to be entered to win!
Winners will be announced on Wednesday on 
both Sponsor Blogs!

Now on to my project!!!
Today's project was inspired by someone who said she doesn't scrapbook because she only has cats and a husband. I am a proud adoptive mother of two cats. This idea came to me and I didn't have time to get the picture printed of my fluffy black cat Emma. I'll add that picture later. Here's what I started with: CTMH Miracle scrapbooking kit from 2008 or 2009, textured teal card stock, cat subway art someone made me, and two adorable pictures. I used the CTMH Artbooking cricut cartridge and cut the teal heart frames at 4x6 and then I ued the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge to cut the font for title Our Babies.
I used my atg gun to go around the back of the frame and then adhered to the photo. 

Here's my completed page that I will frame with a 12x12 frame after I add a picture of our oldest cat when we brought the then baby Kuma home. He fit in the palm of my hand then! I went to visit my Grandma, a  few weeks after my Siamese cat died (that I had had since 7th or 8th grade).  I was outside and I heard what sounded like a child. I followed the sound and found this tiny kitten under a riding lawn mower at the neighbors house. He had white puffy fur and gray on his ears,face, legs, and tail. He turned out to be Siamese and a silly Siamese at that.

I added a little heart patterned paper to the bottom. This is something to make me happy every time I look at it. I enjoy being a mom to my cats. I am now thinking of making more 12 x12 layouts to frame and take pictures out of frames for it. I have a shelf going up my stairs that is way too crowded and nothing on the wall above. Just to show you how much my kitten has grown, here is him now:
Yes he is rather fat with a small head, but he's the baby and a total ham. Only cat I know that plays with stuffed animals. He has a football and took over a pink dolphin I had intended as a baby gift.
 I usually don't scrapbook my cats or talk about them on my blog, but it does show that there's no rule to what you can do as long as your showing off something, some place, or someone you love! Each 0f us designed our projects separately and I just went thru and saw someone else did a layout of their cats! How awesome we were thinking the same thing. I can't wait to check out the rest! I usually don't scrapbook much. I make a lot of cards, home décor, favors, and I started making jewelry. I just started painting last night. I took pictures of each step with the hope of painting another copy and that you might be able to as well!  I also have a home décor project I am working on and more cards.
I wonder if I could paint a card to match the canvas?  I'd love it, if you would subscribe to my blog so you will follow back and see my next creations! Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Next on the hop is Katy !

 Here's the full line up for today!!!


  1. Very sweet layout! Great addition of the picture frames and the word art is so fun! Happy National Scrapbook Day!

  2. I have that paper packet still!!! Cute fur-babies! Happy NSD!

  3. Your layout is wonderful! Happy NSD!

  4. Thank you! I am diffently a paper hoarder from way back!

  5. awesome job! and paper hoarding is ok in my book