Friday, May 11, 2018

The Far East Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Far East Blog Hop

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the Asian culture. Join us as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage!

You should have arrived from,   but if not,
Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

One lucky winner is going to win 4 dies from Cheapo Dies!!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 5/16/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

For this blog hop, I decided to finally scrapbook those pictures I took the first day of 2017, when the whole family went to a stroll through the Chinese Garden here in San Antonio:

I got inspired by two sketches from on-going challenges that i follow:

I used sketch n scrap blog's sketch for May:

 But decided to make it a flap to add more pictures from this fun day:

I attached the flap using this Asian themed border stickers:

And added another flap using 2 pictures to hide one more bellow:

I just realized that I added a picture backwards... LOL...

For the other page:

I used this sketch from: even more scrapping blog:

I didn't  modified this sketch as much and love how these border stickers of bamboo sticks and leaves work so well with this sketch.

For the title, I used more old old alpha stickers:

For the embellishments I used more stickers and some die cuts left over from an old project, using the tattered lace dies and specialty papers:

The Chinese (at least I think they are) characters are also stickers bought more than 9 years ago either through eBay or at a CKC...

Some of the materials I used:

I ended up not using all dies and neither the CE and Fern Studio die cuts. But I was very happy to have finally used those more than 9 year old stickers I had... the glue was still very good...

Next head on over to 

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.


  1. Great layouts!!!


  2. Lovely double page spread layout. Great choice of embellishments for your pages - so zen!


  3. Awesome layout! Love the way you added the flaps to have more of your pictures.

  4. Cute idea for a tea party and photo ops for the layout!!! Love green tea!!!

  5. Beautiful layouts! I love the flaps!

  6. This is such a beautiful and elegant layout. The papers you used are perfect to accentuate the photos of the garden.

  7. What an awesome scrapbook layout! The tea garden looks so beautiful and I love how you added that extra flap for even more photos.

  8. super cool adventure! beautiful layout and love the flap! perfect for when you a lot of I often do!


  9. Wow this is gorgeous!! Just love the photos as much as the layout! Thanks for joining us.

  10. What a cool layout! I love all the Asian themed elements you incorporated and how you sneaked so many pictures onto the left hand page. Glad my sketch worked out for the other page, and perfect choice using the bamboo in place of the narrow border strips. Thanks for playing along with EMS Sketch Challenges.

  11. What an amazing layout! I love how you used the flap to add extra pictures to the one layout! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  12. An Asian feel is certainly present in this layout. Before I read the blog, I thought the pictures were taken in China. I love the flap addition, the Chinese letters, and the bamboo. I know I am here representing Sketch N Scrap, but I must comment that I love your take on both sketches!!! Thank you for entering your creation at Sketch N Scrap.
    Sharon Fontenot -

  13. This is a beautiful layout! The two different sketches work so well together! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  14. Awesome layout love that you added all those pictures too and a cute take on the sketchs :) Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap :)

  15. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage :)