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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!

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Ginger Snap Scraps Day 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to day 2 of the Ginger Snap Scraps Blog Hop.  I hope that you have been enjoying yourself so far and checking out all of the talented ladies.  If this is your first day hopping, you want to head over to Ginger Snap Scraps and start with yesterday’s post so you don’t miss out on anything!  You should have arrived here today from Paula’s blog.  (I’ll post the entire blog list at the end of this post today).

To help celebrate Cory’s new adventure opening her store, a bunch of us have got together to create projects highlighting some of the great (and totally familiar) names that she carries.  Even better she has some of the best prices that I have seen in an online store ANYWHERE!  Did you know she has Cricut cartridges on for $35 and less!

On to today’s project.  I have another card for you.

I found this really cute stamp from My Favorite Things!  I had forgotten I even had it but it is just so darn cute!  I colored her with Copics (did you know Cori sells copics for $6.99 each! that is such a steal!)  The DP is from the Cosmo Cricket Clementine line.  A little bit of twine (she has wicked colors from The Twinery) and some border punching.  I did all my inking with Tim Holtz’s distress inks (again great price and great colors.  I actually had to pick some up that I didn’t have myself).  The flowers are just some I had in my stash so not sure where they came from.

To celebrate, I am offering a $10 gift certificate to GSC so that you can pick up a couple of great items of your won.  To enter, you have to leave a comment on both today’s and yesterdays blog posts.  You don’t have to be a follower, but I would love it if you were and I’ll give you an extra entry to play with. I’ll draw the winner on Monday April 9th and announce it here on the blog so make sure you leave me a way to contact you please.

Thanks for stopping by and now you are off to visit Vicki to see what great project she has for you today!

Here’s the blog list for you

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LC Blog Hop-Happy Birthday Kris!

It’s Krista Palakiko’s birthday today and a few of us are throwing her a surprise birthday blog hop.  If you’ve come here from Kim’s blog then you are on the right path, but if you just popped in you might want to hop on over to the beginning at the Lollipop Crafts blog.  Why?  Well one lucky hopper will win a SURPRISE PRIZE!  All you need to do is hop along to each friend’s blog, leave some love, then head back to theLollipop Crafts blogand let them know you completed the hop.  Who knows maybe along the way some of Kris’ friends might be giving away RAKS of their own, so make sure you stop and give some love to everyone.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, March 18th. 
Happy Birthday Kris!  I had a lot of fun making this birthday card. 
I just picked a couple of pieces of DP that I had in a bucket on my desk and wanted to see what I could create with them.  Luckily they kinda went together!  The image is a House Mouse one that I got in a swap and I thought it was just adorable.  I colored with my copics.  I added a bit of paper piercing for some dimension and a nice big bow (which took me forever to make with my bow easy (how ironic) because I wasn’t looping it correctly! thank goodness for youtube!)
To celebrate Kris’s bday I have a little RAK to give away. 
 
I have the Nikki Sivils Henry’s Brilliance 6×6 paper
pack to give away as well as a few other goodies (international entries welcome)
Just leave a comment on my blog telling me your favorite birthday present and I will enter you into the draw.  Become a follower and I’ll give you an extra entry!
Now you are off to Alanna’s blog for some more birthday fun!

**If you get lost along the way the MASTER LIST is on the Lollipop Crafts Blog.

 

 

entered into the following challenges:

Crafting When We Can: Animals

Make it Monday: Anything Goes

 

 

 

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AIF Celebrations Blog Hop!

Welcome to theAifgraphics Celebration blog hop!  We want to introduce you to our new site and all the great fun that you can find there. The hop runs from Friday September 2nd until Sunday September 4th.  The winners will be announced on the new site on September 6th.  Our new site has challenges, tutorials, a gallery, freebies and more.  We are excited to have you participate and join us! Each DT member will showcase a different AIF image, one that is a favorite to work with.  Complete the blog hop and leave a comment on the DT blogs and the new site for a chance to win one of 5 great prizes!  We have digital images, GC to our store and yummy scrapping product to give away!  Here is your blog hop order:
                                Petra: http://pscreations-sa.blogspot.com/
                                Ika:    http://www.createdbyika.blogspot.com/
                                Shelley:  http://www.blog.onestopcardcrafts.co.uk/
                                Tammy https://tampatha.wordpress.com
                                Anne:     http://www.annemade-anne.blogspot.com/
                                Aifgraphics site: http://www.aifgraphics.com/blog/
Make sure that you leave a comment on each DT blog as one of the 5 prizes will be a random winner from one of the blogs.  Even the DT members don’t know which one it will be! Once you have completed the hop, leave us a comment on the new site letting us know what you think of the new site and anything you might like to see in the future, images, tutorials etc.
This is one of my favorite images to use.  It’s an older  one and honestly I am not even sure that you can get it anymore in the store, (but who knows it could turn up as a freebie posted by me;) ).
I wanted a simple thank you card.  Now normally I am not a pink person, but I wanted to use some pink scraps I had found and so I decided to give it a whirl.
Almost everything on this card is from my stash.  I did emboss the one panel using my hearts Cuttlebug folder.  The ribbon is SavvynSassy.  I just colored the image with my copics, did a bit of a doodle border and the added a bit of bling in the corners.   The stamped sentiment was sent to me in a swap.   (I apologize for the bad picture..)
I’ve entered into the following challenges:
Charizma Cards: Anything goes
Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious: Rocked up Pink (use mostly pink)
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
I also wanted to share with you just for fun, some other older AIF projects that I did with the same image
and this one
Enjoy! and don’t forget to hop!