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Use Your Stuff – Summer Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the SUMMER FUN blog hop at Use Your Stuff
Summer is just about here and the ladies of Use Your Stuff are excited and wanting to share some hot summer projects using our stash! We hope that these projects inspire you to create your own fun summer scrapping projects!
The Blog Hop will run from May 29th until June 4th. You have all week to hop along and see what we have created for you.
Hop along with us for a chance to win this great prize pack:
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Here are the rules for the hop
1. You must leave a comment on each Design Team members blog as well as the UYS blog
2. You have from May 29th until June 4th 8pm EST to enter. Winner will be announced on June 6th on the blog.
3. Create and link up your own summer project for an additional chance to win using the link on the blog.
4. International scrappers welcome.

 

Hi!  Welcome to my part in the UYS summer blog hop…you should have arrived from   Christine’s blog.  If you haven’t you can go back to the start of the hop on the UYS blog so you don’t forget anyone….all the links are at the bottom of this post too, just in case you get lost!

I love summer!  Here in Calgary, in my house anyway, summer means camping and a lot of time outdoors.  We have a lot of winter here in Canada..sometimes up to 8 or 9 months of it, so when that warm weather hits, you know we are outside!

Summer always makes me think of fun, bright colors. Everything seems so much more vibrant and alive!  So for my project, I wanted to share with you some embellishments that I made in a class I took at Crop & Create with Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine.   The class was hosted by one of my crafting idols Vicki Boutin!  We were using her new line of products from American Crafts and they are just so fun…there are stickers and water color stickers, die cuts, crayons and oh so much more!  These embellishments are made with fun, vibrant uses of color.  They give you the happy feeling inside and that’s what summer is all about!  Happy happy fun fun!! 🙂

We were learning to just have fun and create layers and textures to make some knock out embellishments.  Don’t throw away those scraps…instead, grab them along with some adhesive, some pop dots and whatever little bits and bobs you might have around and create some amazing embellishments while you binge watch your favorite shows!

 

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I hope you enjoy these and I hope you will create some of your own to use on some great layouts or cards. Now you are off to Majo’s blog  to see what great summer fun she has for you but the list is below just in case you lose your way!

 

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Paper Smooches Blog Hop!

Paper Smooches

 

Check out the Paper Smooches Blog…they are hopping around their Design Team, highlighting their NEW Paper Smooches APRIL 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on April 2nd.

They are offering up a prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store. (they are giving it to 4 lucky winners!)

Head over to their blog and play along!

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Use Your Stuff Blog Hop

Welcome Hoppers!

It’s Use Your Stuff’s 200th challenge and we’re celebrating with a blog hop.  Speaking of celebrating, that’s our challenge – CELEBRATE!!!

We are lucky to be sponsored by Kim Evans and her amazing store Emerald Creek Craft Supplies!  She is giving one lucky winner a cute little prize pack. You need to make sure that you comment on each of the blogs for the hop because the lucky winner will be chosen from one of them!

I received my Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin for November and I really think it is cute…It’s a Christmas pack and I love that because Christmas is really big in my house and something that we really love to celebrate.  Here are the 2 cards that I have created…

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Noel
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Merry and Bright

I really love the cute little stamp set and I know I will get lots of use from it~!  As well as the blog hop, we are also having our usual weekly challenge so we hope that you will play along with our celebrate challenge this week.  I look forward to seeing what you love to celebrate!

You should have arrived from Shirley’s blog.  Below I have posted the all the stops on the hop for you in case you missed one!

Julia

Majo

Shirley

Tammy

Renee

Karrie

Lori
Martha Lucia

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Lollipop Crafts 2 Year Blogaversary Hop!!

Lollipop Crafts is celebrating 2 years of challenge blogging!!!  Wow, doesn’t feel like it’s been 2 years, but it really has been according to the calendar!  Time surely flies by when you’re having fun!!  We have a special treat for you in honor of our marking.  A BLOG HOP!!!   yep, filled with lots of surprises!  The blog hop runs from today August 1st until August 4th.  So if you don’t have time to check out everyone today, you can come back tomorrow and finish the hop.

If you hopped onto my blog by chance, PLEASE head back to Lollipop Crafts blog and begin your celebrating there.  There’s so much going on you don’t want to miss out on fun and surprises.   You should have reached my blog from Juelmarie’s  blog.

In addition to our celebration and blog hopping fun, we have a SPECIAL challenge just for this celebration too.  Hurry though, this challenge ends on the 4th at Midnight PST as well.  The challenge is CELEBRATION!!  Any celebration that is, birthday, anniversary, new baby, wedding and more!  Link up your celebration creations to InLinkz on the LC blog.

Just so you know, there are hidden prizes around the DT blogs, so don’t miss out on visiting everyone and there are 2 prizes on the LC blog – one for a random hopper who leaves a comment on the LC blog and one for participating in the challenge.

As well, just for this hop we have a fabulous guest designer joining us!  It’s Barbara from Forgotten Scraps!  You are going to meet her at the end of the hop!

So I’ve got a great couple of cards for you for this Celebration!  I am not going to tell you who my sponsor is for it!  I am hoping that you can guess by looking at the image!

Leave me a comment telling me who you think my sponsor is, and after the blog hop I will announce and from all the correct guesses, will randomly pick a name to receive a small batch of goodies from me! 🙂   I am going to be away until the 13th tending to some important family matters but I will try to post my winner before then and the prize will be mailed out when I get back.

This card represented just a personal celebration! I love shopping and anytime I can have the chance to do so, works for me.  If I have to pick an obscure celebration like National Happiness Happens month (people actually celebrate this) I am all for it. Any excuse to hit the mall!

I created this one with some Basic Grey papers I had used for another project.  The image is colored with copics and my sew easy ink stitcher added a bit of faux stitching.  The sentiment is just printed out from my computer.  Ribbon and bling are from my stash.

 

and card #2

This one is just a fun birthday card.  Who doesn’t love to shop for new stuff with all the gift cards and cash for their birthday! I was working on another project and came across this kit that I had of birthday papers from Hot off the Press.  I had totally forgotten about them.  I am loving the colors so I have started to use them over again.  Again the image is colored with my copics and I have added some big brads, bling and twine from my stash.  The kit came with some word art so I thought it would be fun to add that as well.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by! and now it is time for you to hop along.  Your next stop is Mimi who has another great sponsor for you to check out!
When you’re done with the hop, make sure to stop by the LC blog again and say so.  Have Fun!!!

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Hello Summer blog hop!

Hey there! Welcome to my leg of the Hello Summer blog hop celebrating the first day of summer.  You should have arrived from Paula’s Blog.  if you are just starting here, head on over to Ashley’s blog where the fun starts and she also has not only the blog lineup but the list of great prizes that you can win as well.

 

I hope you are having fun so far and checking out all the great projects.  Honestly, I totally forgot that today was the first day of summer.  My days seem to blend in together! Summer always reminds me of the trips I took to Europe several years ago.  One of my favorite places was Rome.  I wandered the cobblestone streets for hours just soaking up the sun, culture and atmosphere of such an amazing city.  If I could, I would return in a heartbeat and experience it all over again!

This is the card I created for the hop today.

I received this image for a card challenge at my LSS and it just brought back all those European memories for me again.  When I looked at it, the first thing that came to mind was watercolor painting.  So I decided to color it with my watercolor pencils instead of my Copics this time.  The DP is so old in my stash that I don’t even remember the name of it.   I thought it was called Grandma’s Attic but I’m not sure.   The sentiment is one that is left over from the package that I won in a blog hop and is MME.  The flowers and ribbon are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope that your summer is amazing and that today is just the start! You are now off to visit Ellen and see what fun she has for you!

 

Entered into the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Around the World (Travel)

Celebrate the Occasion: Welcome Summer

Paperminutes: Based on a Movie (Roman Holiday..I love this movie!)

Creative Monday’s –-Summer

Love To Create: Summer Fun

 

 

 

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Cardswaps Time to Shine blog hop

Hey everyone!  I’ve got a bit of a longer post for you today but well worth it!

In case you haven’t heard, there is an awesome crop going on over at Card Swaps this week. Challenges and games will be posted May 16-19, 2012 and you have until May 22, 2012 to get your projects posted to the appropriate thread. Don’t worry if you’ve not participated before, as there are many members that will be around to offer support and encouragement. Everything you need to know can be found  in the forum.  At the end of the hop,  you will be taken to the crop and we do hope you’ll join in. As you hop, collect the letter on each participants blog and unscramble them to enter into the drawing for a prize for one lucky hopper! You will be given details at the bottom of my post.

You will be unscrambling a word with a letter received at each blog you visit.. Once you collect ALL the letters, the last hostess in the blog hop will direct you to the thread in the forum where you can find all the details you need to enter the drawing. All hoppers collecting all the letters, unscrambling the word or phrase, entering the game by following the directions in the forum, and leaving feedback on EVERY blog they visit WILL be entered in to a random drawing held on May 23, 2012. ONE lucky hopper will have their name drawn and will win a prize!! So, make sure you visit every blog and find the letters. There are just so many chances to enter and win

The blog hop “theme” goes with the crop title of “Time To Shine”. We were allowed to create any project we wanted as long as it followed the criteria that it has to be able to be used for a day in which someone has their “time to shine”, such as birthdays, graduations, weddings, bridging ceremonies, communions, or whatever. Not only were we asked to create a project but we were also asked to share something about our favorite memory of a day when it was our “time to shine”.

Today I have for you this cute 50th anniversary card that I created for my in-laws anniversary.  I think 50 years together is remarkable and I can only imagine how many time to shine days they have had during those years.

Almost everything used to create this card is from my stash or a swap.  As you know I’m desperately trying to use up all the massive amount of supplies that I already have.  The DP was sent to me in a swap as was the actual image.  I wish I knew who made it because I’d love to make some more cards with it.  The image was colored using copics and then I added some stickles for my ‘shine’.  The 5 0 was cut out using my Don Juan cartridge and then I added some chunky glitter to make it stand out.  The ribbon is American Crafts (I am so into their ribbon right now!) and the pearls are just from my stash.  The sentiment is from my stash as well.

One of my favorite TIME TO SHINE days was my 30th birthday.  I was living in Red Deer away from my family and friends as I had been transferred for work.  I didn’t know anyone and I was really missing my friends.  You can’t imagine how surprised I was when a bunch of my friends came up from Calgary to visit me to help celebrate.  They spent the whole day with me and that evening they planned a surprise birthday party for me at a favorite club that I went to.  For that whole day I was a queen.  Everyone paid attention to me and my friends made it the best birthday party ever!  I have never had another birthday like it, and honestly, I doubt that I ever will again. Although it was my day to shine, I think my friends shared in the spotlight.

Now, you should have arrived here from Laura’s blog.  If not, go back and check out her blog and collect your letter. Then collect my letter and hop on.  I’ve posted the blog hop list at the bottom of this post, just in case you get lost!

NOW THE LETTER YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR FROM ME IS “L”

thanks for stopping by and HAVE FUN ON THE REST OF THE HOP!  You are heading over to Carolyn’s blog next.

The list of hoppers, in case you get lost.

Brooke Smith -CardMaker blog

Ana

Tammy—you are here!