Show-Off & Shout-Out with the SugarBabes – 7/4

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – J. Holmes

Happy 4th of July, and welcome to this month’s edition of Show-Off and Shout-Out with the SugarBabes! Even though our usual “This or That?” Challenges are on hiatus for the months of July and August while our super special Summer Scrap-A-Thon is going on (more on that later!) I still wanted to ask some of the SugarBabes to share their Show-Off and Shout-Outs to close out the month of June. Here’s what Jacinda, Mary (mrsashbaugh), Dalis, Jaye, and Kiana had to say about their own favorite layout they created this month as well as a layout created by another scrapbooker they absolutely loved.

Jacinda’s Show Off

Why Jacinda is proud of this layout: “With digital scrapbooking in general, I don’t tend to see or include memorabilia like I did in my paper scrapped albums. For this layout of my grandfather, I scanned his actual war medals and photos. This is all he had, and all the info we know about his war service, so it’s special to me that I have documented it for the family now.”

Jacinda’s Shout Out

Why Jacinda loves “Wanderlust” by LorMW: “Her choice of papers, the torn effect and the deep shadow work really caught my eye. It feels 3 dimensional. I also love how she kept her embellishments limited, and let the photo and the shadows take center stage.”

Mary’s’s Show Off

Why Mary is proud of this layout: “I love a good clustered layout and I really love how this one came together. The colors were fun to work with and I loved seeing them against the black and white striped background. I also wanted to use that cute rainbow and thought the placement where I put it worked out.”

Mary’s Shout Out

Why Mary loves “SHHH” by MommaTrish: “Such a sweet and creative layout! I really love how she used the clouds and tucked the photos and stars behind some of the clouds. The night sky she created in the back with the moon and scattered stars is beautiful too! I love how well her pictures matches everything too.”

Dalis’s Show Off

Why Dalis is proud of this layout: “I love the depth I was able to create with all the layers in my cluster. A heavy cluster like this needs to have some highs and lows and that is all done with a play of the shadows. This page original intent was not this look at all, this was supposed to be a two picture page and ended up being more of an art journal. Apparently, my heart needed to express itself.”

Dalis’s Shout Out

Why Dalis loves “Quiet” by caapmun: “I admire the blending on this page so much, it is flawless. I can’t tell where the photo begins and ends. I am not sure if there is one paper blended or a dozen, but it doesn’t matter because the page is so cohesive, so well thought. The finishing touches with the embellishments, paints and textures added just ground this amazing page.”

Jaye’s Show Off

Why Jaye is proud of this layout: “I loved the black and white papers and knew I had to use them. I love how the pop of colour made the B&W photo of me stand out but not too much. I find it is a simple page but love how the linear cluster came together.”

Jaye’s Shout Out

Why Jaye loves “Small Things” by Josie: “The big beautiful picture and the pop of red in the ladybug to draw you in. How she incorporated the ladybug to get the message of her quote across. While the elements are minimal, they suit the page to a t all tied together with the stitching.”

Kiana’s Show Off

Why Kiana is proud of this layout: “I love my shadowing on this one. Period. lol”

Kiana’s Shout Out

Why Kiana loves “Rainbow Bridge” by tammybean04: “I love Tammy’s style and most of the time her pages about her boys, but being friends with her on FB I read about her family member and I’m so thankful that she has this outlet to scrap about the life they shared with their pup. I love the heartfelt words and photos here and know how hard it is to lose one of the pets we call family.”


Our Summer Scrap-A-Thon is under way

If you’re looking for even more creative inspiration to get your scrapbooking muscles moving and help fill your albums with layouts, look no further than our super special Summer Scrap-A-Thon! Every other day beginning July 2nd and ending August 31st, a member of our team will inspire you with a new challenge in the Summer Scrap-A-Thon Forum. These challenges could be absolutely anything and everything – you’ll have to check in every other day to see what we have in store for you!

We’ll post a total of 31 challenges in all over the next two months. And although we know filling your scrapbooks with new layouts is its own reward, we’re sweetening the deal with tons of incentives and prizes – and best of all, it’s totally flexible because the individual challenges do not have deadlines!

You can earn discounts:

  • Scrap 10 challenges in July, post them in July’s tracker thread by August 1st, and you’ll earn a 40% coupon to use in the SSD Shoppe in August.
  • Scrap 10 challenges in August, post them in the August tracker thread by September 1st, and you’ll earn a 40% coupon to use in the SSD Shoppe in September.
  • Scrap all 31 challenges and post them in our master tracker thread by September 2nd, and you’ll earn a 50% ultra-reward to use on a single order of your choice before December 31st.

You can earn Create-A-Thon:

  • Scrap 25 challenges of your choice by September 2nd and earn our brand-new, exclusive kit Create-A-Thon.
  • Scrap all 31 challenges by September 2nd and you’ll get the entire Create-A-Thon collection, which includes the kit as well as templates, cards, and an artsy pack!

You can win FREE stuff:

  • Scrap 10 challenges by 9/2 and you’ll be entered to win a free kit or mini-bundle (up to $15 in value) of your choice. 4 winners will be drawn at random from all entries after September 2nd.
  • Scrap 10 challenges in a month (between July 1-31, August 1-30, or both) and you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the Shoppe! 1 lucky winner will be chosen each month.
  • Scrap all 31 challenges by September 2nd and enter to win your Ultimate Sweet Shoppe Wishlist! 1 lucky winner will be chosen after September 2nd from everyone who completes all 31 challenges in our Summer Scrap-a-Thon.

Did you catch all that? You can earn 40% off in August, 40% off in September, 50% off before the end of the year, and the full Create-A-Thon collection, and be entered to win a free kit or mini-bundle, a $50 gift certificate, and your Ultimate Sweet Shoppe Wishlist! Best of all, it’s up to you how much you participate and when. You don’t have to keep up with the challenges as they’re released, so if you’re traveling or have a busy week, you can catch up when you have time.

Everything you need to participate is found in the 2022 Summer Scrap-A-Thon Forum. Start by claiming your spot in the Grand Prize Tracker thread to Win Your Wishlist, and then claim your spot in the July Tracker thread as well. If you have questions, post them in the main announcement thread and we’ll get you the answers you need. Then you can check out the challenges for July 2nd and July 4th and get to creating!

I’ll be your host for the July 6th challenge – I’m super excited! – so I’ll see you Wednesday in the Summer Scrap-A-Thon forum!

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