Pebbles “Back to Basics” Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Happy Labor Day and Welcome to the Pebbles Basics Blog Hop! For this blog hop, the Pebbles team was challenged to create a project of their choice using the Pebbles Basics collection. We really wanted to show you just how versatile this line is…

Here’s how today’s blog hop is going to work…Visit each blog, leave a sweet note and in some cases enter to win a Pebbles mini giveaway. Once you’ve stopped by each site, head back over to the Pebbles blog and enter to win a collection of Pebbles Basics products worth $200! Woooo-Hooooo!

Amanda Coleman – Pebbles Gift Bag

Becky Williams – Cutest Little Minnie Layout

Candace Zentner – Celebrate You Card

Emily Spahn – My Guy Layout

Eva Pizarro – Fresh Market Layout

Holly Gagnon – Time for Tea

Juliana Michaels – Gift of Love Layout

Kathy Martin – Carolina Layout

Kim Jeffress – Happy Birthday! Card

Kim Kesti – You Make Me Smile Layout

Laurel Seabrook – Teacher Gift

Marjan Pel – Kopie Layout

Nina Yang – Pebbles Gift Box

Patricia Kumfer – Pebbles Basics Cards

Renee Zwirek (that’s me!)

Samantha Taylor – Lunch Box Cards

Suzanna Lee – Make a Wish Layout

Tauni Everett – Simple Paper Pumpkin Tutorial

Tiffany Hood – Baby Gift

Wendy Antenucci – Celebrate Together Layout

Wendy Sue Anderson – Pebbles Gift Bags

Here’s my Hello Happiness Layout. I started by looking at the fun circle pattern on Payton’s swimsuit. I really like all the cirlces! So, I gathered some pretty blues, pink, and yellow Basics papers. Using a punch (about 1.5″), I punched out a bunch of circles and even cut some of them in half to create a fun pattern. I machine stitched around them and added a bit of handwritten journaling.

Hello Happiness LO

I added sparkly Candy Dots and Buttons throughout my LO. A “hello” sentiment sticker along with pretty blue Foam Thickers for my title.

Hello Happiness LO

Hello Happiness LO

I used an orange Clothespin to gather and hold together my layers of Pattern Papers and Washi Tape.

Hello Happiness LO

Pebbles Basics Supplies Used:

Begonia Dot (751366)

Begonia Chevron (751367)

Begonia Mini Dot (751368)

Honeycomb Dot (751375)

Honeycomb Chevron (751376)

Honeycomb Mini Dot (751377)

Aqua Dot (751381)

Aqua Chevron (751382)

Powder Dot (751384)

Powder Chevron (751385)

Marine Dot (751387)

Marine Chevron (751388)

Marine Mini Dot (751389)

Basics Paper Pad (751433)

Foam Marine Thickers (732180)

5.5 x 8.5 Cardmaking Pad 1 (751401)

Journaling Cards (751402)

Clothespins (747205)

Honeycomb & Apricot Stickers (732166)

Black Washi Tape (747206)

Glitter Candy Dots (744250)

Crystal Candy Dots, Jade (744297)

Button Candy Dots, White (747126)

Other Supplies Used:

circle punch (Marvy Uchida)

white cardstock and Black Precision Pen, 03 (American Crafts)

scissors and paper trimmer (Fiskars)

Ultra-Thin Glue Dots (Glue Dots International)

white thread and sewing machine


Just leave a comment here telling me what brings you happiness. I’ll pick a winner at random to win a selection of Pebbles Basics paper, 2 sets of Thickers, Clothespins, Chips Tags, and Washi Tape! The prize has a retail value of $50 and will be shipped by American Crafts. The giveaway ends Friday, September 6. I will announce the winner of my giveaway Saturday morning. Happy Hopping!

53 Comments on “Pebbles “Back to Basics” Blog Hop & Giveaway!”

  1. katie rose says:

    I just love this layout! My family, scrapping and photography are my happiness:)

  2. monica says:

    questo l e bellissimo

  3. Wendy A says:

    Love all of your circles, perfect bubbly accent!

  4. Tracey says:

    This layout brings me happiness!! 🙂 It is just adorable!! Oh, and of course my sweet girl brings me happiness, each and every day!!

  5. Susan Ahern says:

    Your page is adorable! The background is really clever – I think I’m going to have to lift your idea, if you don’t mind!!

  6. Angie ashuk says:

    Such a cute layout. Love the circles. I noticed the little girls name was Payton (your daughter?) Thats my daughters name too. Same spelling too, most people use an “e” instead of “a” 🙂

  7. hee, hee, those circles so fit the photo! what makes me happy? right now, besides the usual family and friends kind of stuff, it’s our new puppy!

  8. Patricia F. says:

    Such a fun circle page! Love the blend of half circles and full ones! What makes me most happy is my family- love spending time with them and they always make me smile!

  9. Evonne says:

    I love the patterns you used for the circles. I would love to,win

  10. Yaya says:

    beautiful LO!

  11. What an adorable layout! I love it! The circles are awesome! Scrapbooking and my grandkids bring me happiness! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. What a fabulous page! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. This is really lovely, I like how you cut some in half as well as having whole circles. The candy dot and button clusters look great too! Family time brings me happiness, seeing my kids and hubby smiling! Thanks for the chance to win, x

  14. Ruth G says:

    The circles are tons of fun! They work so well for a pool photo!
    My children’s happiness brings me happiness!

  15. Your layout is beautiful! Love all the circles! Peace and quiet bring me happiness 🙂

  16. Kailash says:

    My son brings me a lot of happiness and knowing that I believe in a true and living God brings me immense joy!!

  17. Miriam Prantner says:

    Love the circles/half circles. Great design, the washi is the perfect touch of black and white too! The crazy things my daughters say bring me happiness, if not befuddlement as well 😉

  18. Leanne says:

    Such a sweet LO!! Happiness = my family, scrapping and being outside!

  19. Daisies Girl says:

    Happiness is cherry coke, daisies, yellow and my family!! Not necessarily in that order (:
    Love the layout – the circles really make it pop! Love what you created!

  20. Oh I love all the circles! So FUN!

  21. shartl says:

    What a sweet and fun layout!! What brings me happiness?? My dear 3 year old daughter makes me smile every day!!
    apedoak at aol dot com

  22. Very beautiful layout, love all the circles that were inspired from the lovely swimsuit.
    My two Jack Russell terriers make me happy with all the things we do together.

  23. Rhonda Strickland says:

    Very cute layout! Ii usually don’t have luck with circles in my layout, but yours is awesome. My family is what makes me happy. We have a lot of love. :o)

  24. What brings me happiness is definitely my kids. Although they can be little swear words at times, I still love them.

  25. Beautiful layout. I love how you used the circles. Wonderful idea. Happiness is my new home and my kids. There is nothing better. 🙂

  26. Ange says:

    Adorable! Love your layout with a the little circles and halves. Great idea!
    Lots of things bring me happiness, seeing my oldest playing vball, watching my 2nd dance, seeing my third so determined in soccer and getting sweet hugs from my youngest and so many other things like pretty papers! Thanks so much!!

  27. Iris Soscia says:

    Love all the different patterned papers you use for the circles on you cute layout.
    I am happiest when I’m in my craft room making cards.

  28. Adorable!! Loving how you used the circles!! My kids make me happy everyday 🙂

  29. Love your layout really inspires me!! what makes me happy? my girls, my dog, my husband, a sunny day, rainbows, the sea, the sun etc

  30. karenladd says:

    Love your sweet layout with the washi tape and clothespin embellishments! What brings me happiness is my family and having fun in my craft room

  31. Sue D says:

    Very cute–I like all the circles and half circles. My grandchildren bring me happiness.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  32. Joanne says:

    Having time to scrapbook or work on designs. that is happiness for me

  33. Robin Buchholz says:

    What brings me happiness is God, my family and scrapbooking! 🙂

  34. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Very pretty layout. My faith and family bring me much joy.

  35. Oh I just love the layering behind the photo! My kids make me happy!

  36. Marie O says:

    I love how you created your own pattern paper using circle punches! What brings me happiness is my family, friends, and crafting!

  37. Svetlana V says:

    So darling!

  38. Lisa P says:

    How fabulously cute is this? Love the circles/half circles. Makes a great background. Happiness is being surprised by my husband with a trip for my 40th birthday tomorrow. I haven’t been away with just him for over 5 years. Happiness is having a husband who I love to pieces even though it hasn’t always been easy.

  39. What a sweet layout! I love the circles and the layering behind the picture! My son, husband, puppy, coffee and sunny days brings me extreme happiness! Have a wonderful day!

  40. Heather V says:

    I love your layout! My family, scrapbooking, and being outside all make me really happy.

  41. Great colors, just fun. What makes me happy is spending time with family. I’m currently working overseas and coming home with my family and the kids just to be together during my vacation is just incomparable to what one can buy.

  42. Rocio Barra says:

    What brings me happiness…it’s simple, love! love is happiness! i’m happy when i can be with the ones i love, and have great times of conversations and smiles ❤

  43. Christine Meyer says:

    Renee this is such a fun, happy layout!

  44. Denise Bryant says:

    Darling pic, and I love all those fun circles!

  45. Búho Scrapper (karen) says:

    Aww your layout is so cute! I love the how the circle pattern matches with the photo, and the colors are so happy.

    My sweet husband and my little baby make me the happiest women of the world! 🙂

  46. KellyG says:

    Love your layout! Love how you used circles like in her bathingsuit! My kids bring my happiness, sometimes craziness, but mostly happiness!! LOL!

  47. Kelly Sasman says:

    What a genius idea to carry over the dots from the suit into your fabulous LO! Happiness to me is family. Love my family and especially the grandsons.

  48. Love the circles background. Not having to pick up anyone in the middle of the day anymore ! Most days I can now drop off two people in the morning and GO BACK HOME until its time to pick them up in the afternoon. It’s heaven !

  49. jengd says:

    Great layout- I love that your lines of circles/semicircles aren’t symmetrical- such a unique look! Watching my 6yr old’s excitement and interest when he finds something he likes to do makes me happy.

  50. Brenda says:

    Your layout is adorable! My family and the little boys I babysit bring me happiness

  51. Kim Thomas says:

    I love your layout, it’s so cute, and very trendy. It’s funny, I just pinned one of your layouts today from I love your style. Myscapbook room really makes me smile every time I go in. It’s my therapy from daily stress. Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. 🙂

  52. yvonnek11 says:

    Such vibrant colors, love this LO! Oh, and my family brings me happiness!! 😉

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