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Hello and happy National Scrapbook Day!  You’ve made it to my stop on the American Crafts National Scrapbook Day 2014 Blog Hop! I hope you’ll be inspired to craft as you make your way through the 16 blogs of the design team members and participate in each of the challenges!

Thunder Mountain by Alison Waken

 MY CHALLENGE: go BOLD. It can be with a photo, title, color whatever is going bold for you!

Here is the full hop list in case you get a little lost, or want to open up every blog in a new window right now (that’s what I do). Make sure you go through the entire hop, leave a comment on each blog, then visit the American Crafts blog to win an extra super ginormous prize!


Next on the hop is Patricia Roebuck


Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.


  1. Sandra Gonzalez

    Love the size of the picture very bold …very nice!

  2. As I was scrolling down your post I thought ‘that looks just like that ride at Disney…. thunder mountain!’ great page and thanks for the bold inspiration

  3. Wow! I love this bold photo! This is one of my favorite rides too! Such a great way to focus on a fun event! Thanks for sharing with all of us today!

  4. Love your scrappin style revealing your boys. It helps to motivate me how I can do the same with my two boys.

  5. I’ve always wanted to make a layout with an enlarged photo but have yet to do it!

  6. Cynthia B.

    We love Thunder Mountain! Simple and sweet way to record this fun memory. πŸ™‚

  7. Lovely layout! I still have to learn to use different fonts in my titles, I really think it looks great! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  8. Love your layout! And I’m excited to try your challenge, I already have something in mind for it

  9. Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration and all the NSD fun!

    Carol B

  10. Wow…love the big photo and cool perspective! Funny…but I scrapped a "Runaway Mine Train" LO last night! hahaha.

  11. Miriam Prantner

    Totally bold! I love that giant photo, perfect for the theme of the layout!

  12. Fleur Smith

    Love the big photo – awesome πŸ™‚ Happy Scrapnooking Day!

  13. Nothing like a big bold layout! The picture says so much that there is no need for embellishments. Awesome!

  14. I love this idea using a 12×12 photo! definitely brings a little something extra to scrapbooks other than just paper
    Melissa Shim

  15. I love this idea using a 12×12 photo! definitely brings a little something extra to scrapbooks other than just paper
    Melissa Shim

  16. Marcy Helzer

    Love that you used almost the whole page with a picture. I have amusement park picts to scrap and love the idea.

  17. What a GREAT photo to enlarge! I feel like I’m in the seat behind them. Thanks for the inspiration, Allison. Happy NSD.

  18. This is an awesome use of a big photo. Great job.

  19. Wow! You sure got bold down :). Love that huge photo!

  20. Awesome layout that features a GREAT roller coaster at Disney! Thanks for sharing this fun experience!

  21. Snazzy JJ

    Going bold really makes a dramatic statement.

  22. Lauren Shiflett

    love your layout! going bold is awesome! tfs!

  23. Angela Jones

    Love your work!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Love using big photos! It looks so great in an album

  25. Elizabeth Gardner

    Gorgeous page! LOVE that ride. πŸ™‚

  26. Olivia L.

    So cool! I love how big the photo is despite it’s less than perfect quality. Awesome layout!

  27. Carolyn S. Ewy

    Loving the awesome inspiration on this blog hop! Thanks for sharing yours…..neat!

  28. Carla Hundley

    Wow, that is a fun
    BOLD page! Love
    Carla from Utah

  29. Lisa M. Zepponi

    what a great picture! It definitely makes a statement on your LO

  30. Happy NSD! love the way you play with big photo. Smart way to keep scrapbooking and still can catch up everyday life. Love the layout and the photo!

  31. You certainly met the challenge – fantastic layout.

  32. Love the bold photo…great perspective taken with that!

  33. Love the bold photo…great perspective taken with that!

  34. Debbie Siddle

    That really is bold. Good for using up scraps of paper too. Nice idea.

  35. Love the pic from behind! Gives a real feeling that you are there!

  36. Paula Gale

    Love your bold sparkly letters – they actually look good enough to eat! Great dimension… you have to shout out when you’ve done a ride like that – brave and mad!!

    Paula (from across the pond) xx

  37. Robin Buchholz

    Cute layout, I love how you used a larger picture! Thanks for sharing.

  38. Your photo brings back such great memories for me, I love how you left it simple.

  39. Your photo brings back such great memories for me, I love how you left it simple.

  40. I usually love blog hops because I can find some new bloggers. happy to know you. marta

  41. TracyM #6773

    FUN photo and COOL layout Allison!!!
    What a great way to keep living the moment – WOW – I find your BOLD design quite EXCITING!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION πŸ™‚