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Scrapbooking tutorial :: Hot Pink Hoopla

hot pink hoopla scrapbook page with cosmo cricket upcycle
scrapbook page with cosmo cricket upcycle
Oooh, I do love a little hot pink. It can brighten up the greyest of days, and once someone said something that really stuck with me: ‘I think the reason I always think you look younger is because you wear hot pink’. Ladies, someone only has to say that to you once to make you a believer, right? Hot pink it is. Also, I just really like the word ‘hoopla’ because it is fun to say and I will find any reason to throw it into a conversation. Sometimes that’s the only reason you need.

Today’s bit of hoopla in hot pink includes the chance to win a prize pack of Cosmo Cricket scrapbooking supplies! And I tried to meet a challenge from SJ, who suggested I try to scrap in a 7×7 square on the 12×12 page. Find out how well I stuck to that rule! Watch the video to see this page come together.

To enter the challenge, you need to create a project somehow inspired by this scrapbook page. It can be very similar or quite different, as you could use the entire layout as inspiration or you could pick just one thing – a hot pink background, using the Upcycle collection, starting with a 7×7 square, misting the background, scrapping that one photo that doesn’t go with anything else… or anything else that caught your attention!

Create your page and upload it to your blog or a scrapbook page gallery like Two Peas or UKScrappers. Then leave a link to that page (not your main blog address) in the box below. One entry will be chosen to win a prize pack of Cosmo Cricket scrapbooking supplies! (Please follow Cosmo on Facebook or Twitter to help say thanks!) Entries close this Sunday (21st August 2011) at midnight UK time.

17 August 2011



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56 Comments for Scrapbooking tutorial :: Hot Pink Hoopla

  1. So.Creative Says:

    Oh what an amazing layout! I’m in love with that style of scrapbook, I’m going to do that challenge too!!!! I’m so excited when I discover every inspiration you give us because it’s always full of energy and colours! Thanx for sharing!

  2. marianne Says:

    I am a hot pink lover however it is not always an easy color to scrapbook with so for me, this one is a “challenge!”

  3. AllisonLP Says:

    I can’t wait to get home and play!

  4. Lizzie Says:

    Aww lovely and fun, Shimelle! I love the whole layout and the colour combination is great.
    I have made one page with a hot pink background – it was one of the most fun things! It was to celebrate the brilliant Sock Creatures made by my students at my 1st ever Sock Creature workshop in March. It’s on my studio wall and I love it!
    I need to find time to have a go at this challenge – I love Cosmo stash and this is just a fab challenge…

  5. nitasha Says:

    Oh, Shimelle this is CUTE! I think I have something in mind for the challenge…can’t wait to get home and start scrappin’! Thanks so much for the inspiration- I’m getting so much accomplished!

  6. Peggy Says:

    All the girly-girls I know love hot pink, whether they’re 5 years old, or 50. It’s not my colour, but it’s definitely Stacy’s.

  7. rockchickhelen Says:

    Oooh, I’m second.

  8. Lianne Says:

    That’s so true! Whenever I wear pink I get IDed! Even though I’m 27, wrinkled, married, pregnant and have an 18month old clung to me. I may have to shelve it for a while until it’s no longer embarrassing :/

  9. Georgia Says:

    I LOVED this challenge. I, also, had a lone picture that I wanted to do something with, but didn’t know what. Had to dig through my other photos, though for a tiny picture of my niece. Thanks Shimelle for inspiring me!

  10. Rachel Houltram Says:

    I love me a bit of hot pink, and my little Cinderella was the perfect choice as she had such a hot pink dress to match!

  11. Cynthia Says:

    Thanks for another challenging challenge!! =D

  12. AllisonLP Says:

    OK! Just posted my layout. I usually don’t scrapbook during the week, because I thought I’d just be too tired, but becuase what this crop has taught me, I knew I’d get this done. This crop taught me that I dont’ have to worry so much about the placement of each and every element, because once you have a general direction, it will all fall into place. This weekend has taught me to be a faster scrapper. This was an invaluable experience for me. THANK YOU, SHIMELLE!!!

  13. Chipper Says:

    I am not a fan of pink, but hot pink is an entirely different matter! I scrapped this challenge last night along with the half page challenge and they BOTH ended up being pink! LOL

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  15. So.Creative Says:

    Really enjoyed this challenge! Thank you for inspiring me! My layout is posted and linked ;-)

  16. kaatje Says:

    love the lauout. When i saw the thing you were gone use I never tought i would be so great at the end.

  17. Donna Says:

    Thanks for even more inspiration!

  18. Kristin Says:

    I am totally inspired and loved watching this layout come together. I really loved seeing how you took sticker sheets and made them your own by cutting, matting, etc. And the laying of stickers and embellishments – WOW! I am feeling totally inspired and challenged by this. Don’t know if I’ll be able to post a layout in time for the drawing, but that’s OK.

  19. ConnieC Says:

    I know I’ve said this before, but I haven’t scrapped this much in a long time. I hope I can keep this up.

  20. Ann Says:

    Well you certainly have me scrapping up a storm these last few days Shimelle! Thank you for that!
    Loved watching the video clip which inspired my boys layout with not a stitch of pink!!

  21. Donna L Says:

    I have a 2 page layout for this challenge. I took the bright colors, I stamped the background with white ink instead of misting, and tried my hand at the clustering of embellies! This was fun! I am so loving these challenges and videos, Shimelle. Keep them coming! Thanks.

  22. Marie Says:

    Loved this challenge! I love Pink!!

  23. Sarah S Says:

    I just love your work and have definitely scrap lifted this LO to do mine. Thank you xoxo

  24. Angie Says:

    What a good excuse to play with a bit of girlie pink (like we ever need one)! Thanks for another fun challenge!

  25. rt in GA Says:

    Shimelle – you are so inspiring! Thank you.

  26. cinback Says:

    I don’t typically use such a bold color for my background, but I like the end result!

  27. Sabine Says:

    This was such a great challenge since I used colors that I rarely use. :-) Thanks

  28. Jenny B Says:

    I really enjoyed this, the whole scrapping in a 7×7 allowed me to show off the paper (which I kinda adore!)

  29. wendy Says:

    I really do need to get stickers. I am loving the challenges and the scraplifts so I know I need to get them. My peice was not quite 7 square but I loved having it as a starting point

  30. helen Says:

    I loved this one – thanks for all the inspiration this last week – I’m happily playing catch up!

  31. Bethan Says:

    Another great challnege. Thank you

  32. Louise Says:

    enjoyed this one too Shimelle. I use a splash of hot pink, white paint and the 7×7 square. Great challenge xx

  33. Jenny Says:

    Yet again another fun challenge, thanks Shimelle

  34. Jill Says:

    Great, fun, challenge! Hope I get a chance to play!! I love hot pink (its dd’s favorite color!) I hope I have something suitable in my stash!!

  35. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    LOVE Hot Pink! Had the perfect photos ready of my daughter in her hot pink wetsuit. Great inspiration as always.

  36. Kristin Says:

    Just added a link to my layout. No hot pink on my page, but I was really inspired by how you layered and clustered your embellishments and did the same on my layout. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  37. Immi Says:

    Gotta love hot pink! Perfect for summer and little girls!

  38. Mary M. Says:

    Thanks so much for the inspiration Shimelle! I was having a hard time scrapping a great photo of my brother and I, and this was just the inspiration I needed. Thanks again! =)

  39. emma clark Says:

    love that im an old dog learning new tricks…thanks Shimelle xxxx

  40. Mandy Ni Bhraonain Says:

    loved loved loved this page shimelle, just had to play and join in! thanks for a wonderful video xxx

  41. Scrapdolly Says:

    Shimelle I want to say a huge thank you. I loved every challenge – and managed to make a paper page for each one too – thank you for the time and effort for making this such a fabulous experience

  42. Lizzie Says:

    So, I finally got there… My Linky is up there and I made my page. It’s definitely an “inspired by” page, rather than a copy or imitation, but I so enjoyed making it and have explained the “inspiration” in my blog post.
    Thanks for another fun challenge, Shimelle!

  43. Stephanie Russell Says:

    I finally uploaded my page. I have been away from scrapping for a long time. Your sketches and the other videos were very inspiring. I used spray mist for the first time. It was fun to get at it again. Thanks for the inspiration.

  44. ninarsku Says:

    thanks again for your inspiration!

  45. Gemma Says:

    yay, mine’s done :)

  46. Natalie G Says:

    This one made me laugh – for the girly girl that I am, there is very little hot pink in my wardrobe – then I remembered my hot pink rain jacket from Costa Rica…. Little Nat

  47. Mia Says:

    Thank you for the inspiration.. loved it.. and thank you for the chance to win!

  48. nitasha Says:

    So enjoyed playing with pink…with two boys, I rarely get to scrap pink!

  49. NancyLee Says:

    This challenge had inspired me to not fear to use a pretty pink paper of a masculine photo which I had been keeping for a long time. Thank you Shimelle for this challenge.

  50. Sinead Says:

    Great challenge Shimelle – Used a 7×7 inch square, misting, pink and some Cosmo!x

  51. S Says:

    Another fun one – I’m on a roll now!

  52. Janice D-P Says:

    I was inspired to use pink and to mist the letters of my title. Thanks for the inspiration!

  53. Tara Says:

    I’m afraid I stayed away from the pink for this one but went to town on my Cosmo Cricket stash!

  54. joanna schlos Says:

    This is such a beautiful layout. Great way to teach me how to use the “one” picture…i love the way you layer…i wish i had the vision. watching you helps to give me ideas and i love that you tells us “why” you are doing something for example “add the yellow circle to balance the top and the bottom corners…angle the top embellishment parallel to the bottom….” it gives me a sense for what you are seeing and thinking! Shimelle ur awesome!

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