Treat Yourself Crop Blog Hop

There is an awesome crop going on over at CardMaker Magazine CardSwaps this week.  Challenges and games will be posted August 8-11, 2012 and you have until 11:59PM EST August 14, 2012 to get your projects posted to the appropriate thread.  If you haven’t participated before, don’t worry!  There are many members that will be around to offer support and encouragement.  You can find out all you need to know in the forum.  At the end of the hop, you will be taken to the crop and I do hope you join in.  Collect the letters along the way and unscramble them to be entered into the drawing for a prize for one lucky hopper!  You will be given details at the bottom of the post.  Please keep reading!

OK… You should have arrived here from ?? blog.  If not, go back and check out that blog and collect your letter.  Then collect my letter and hop on.  If you want to start over, feel free to start back with Brooke on the CardMaker Magazine blog.

The blog hop “theme” goes with the crop title of “Treat Yourself”.  I seem to always be busy with something, so when I want to treat myself, I like to take some time and just read.  Now, I generally read a book on my Nook, so I don’t need a bookmark, but there are times I read an actual paper book, so I need one, then.

Supplies:

  • White 120lb Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K. (1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″)
  • Enjoy the Sunshine stamp set from Gina K.
  • Cottage Ivy Memento ink
  • Bic Mark-It markers
  • Butterfly Eyelet was purchased at Michael’s who knows how long ago.  I think it was by Making Memories.
  • Crop-A-Dile by We R Memory Keepers (love this thing!)

Unscramble It game for hoppers… You will be unscrambling a word once you collect a letter from each blog.  The hostesses can play along, because we don’t know any of the letters but our own.  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 in the hop WILL be entered into a random drawing held on August 15, 2012.  ONE lucky hopper will have their name drawn and will win a prize.  How fun!   The winner will be posted in the forum on the game thread for the Time To Shine Unscramble It!  So, make sure you visit every blog and find the letters.  Your hints are… it’s a phrase, it has three words, and it’s a way to keep balance in one’s life.

My letter is…W

Now, be sure to hop along, collect all the letters, leave some love on each blog and then hop on over to the forum with all your letters and unscramble the phrase.  Check out the challenges and play some games while you’re there.  It’s a lot of fun and you just might win an amazing prize from CardMaker Magazine and Elmer’s.

Now, hop on over to Meredith’s amazing blog!

In case you got lost somewhere on the hop, here’s the list of blogs:

  1. Brooke (CardMaker Blog)
  2. Jane
  3. Susan
  4. Margaret
  5. Trudy
  6. Golda  <<You are here
  7. Meredith
  8. Jeanette
  9. Colleen
  10. Laura
  11. Ivanka
  12. Marlene
  13. Anya
  14. Angelina
  15. Ana
  16. Ashley
  17. Lora
  18. The Crop!

CM Time To Shine Blog Hop

Take time to check out the fun crop at Card Maker 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. If you haven’t participated before, don’t worry, there are many members that will be around to offer support and encouragement. You can find out all you need to know in the forum. At the end of the hop, you will be at the crop. Collect the letters along the way and unscramble them to enter into the drawing for a prize for one lucky hopper! You will be given details at the bottom of the post.

The blog hop “theme” goes with the crop title of “Time To Shine”. The only criteria the project has to meet is 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, or whatever. We were also asked to share something about our favorite memory of a day when it was our “time to shine”.

You should have gotten here from Anya’s blog.  Isn’t her work wonderful!  If you didn’t come from there, please start at the beginning and work your way through.  You’ll be glad you did.

Probably the “time to shine” moment for me was when my children were born.  I was literally shiny from sweat (hey, having babies is hard work) as well as being the thrilled momma.  Because of my diabetes (Type 1), I was induced early with both of my kids.  God really watched over both of the kids as I wasn’t supposed to have any, and if I did, they would definitely have problems in some way.  They are both amazing young people who are smarter and usually wiser than I deserve, that are physically fit.  Like I said, God took care of them and me.  I know, the kids are the main attraction, but I figure the mom has a lot to do with it.  (No, I won’t subject you, or them, to baby pictures.)

There is a couple at our church that has been married for 10 years and are finally about to have their first child.  You know the arrival of this little girl is eagerly anticipated.  So, I made a card for all of them in honor of the moment.

I used a Sakura Glaze pen in pink to add a bit of shine to the bear.

Supplies:

  • Eyelet Lace Punch Around the Page – Martha Stewart
  • White Card Stock
  • Bubblegum Pink – Large Square and Dot papers – Lasting Impressions
  • Bear Brass Embossing Template S690 – Lasting Impressions
  • Pink 1/8″ Organza ribbon – the Ribbon Boutique
  • Pink Glaze pen – Sakura
  • 3D Mounting Tape – Scotch 3M
  • Adhesive

 Unscramble It game for hoppers… You will be unscrambling a word once you will collect a letter 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!! Fun, right?? So, make sure you visit every blog and find the letters. Your hints are… it’s a phrase, it has four words, and it’s a way you will be able to shine.

My letter is… S

Now, hop along to Ivanka’s amazing blog.  It will definitely be worth your time.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!

The list of hop stops, in case you get lost.

Winter Warm Up Blog Hop

There is an awesome crop going on over at CardSwaps this week.  Challenges and games will be posted February 8-11, 2012 and you have until February 14, 2012 to get your projects posted to the appropriate thread.  If you haven’t participated before, don’t worry!  There are many members that will be around to offer support and encouragement.  You can find out all you need to know in the forum.  So… AFTER the hop… you will be taken to the crop and I do hope you join in.  There is a prize on the line for blog hoppers and you are getting closer to the end, so keep on hopping.

The blog hop “theme” goes with the crop title of “Winter Warm Up”.  The only requirement was that the completed item had to make you smile and bring some warm, fuzzy feelings to the cold, cold Winter months.  If you live in an area where your winter doesn’t get cold…. well… enjoy your warmth and everyone’s warm ideas.

I live in Phoenix, AZ, so it doesn’t get really cold here during winter.  (I was born and raised here, so our winter is cold to me.)  However, when I think of ways to warm up in winter, I think of getting out and exercising.  My wonderful husband and I, as well as our kids, love to play tennis, so that is one way we warm up.

So… the game for hoppers… You will be unscrambling a word once you will collect a letter at each blog you visit.  We hostesses can play along, because we don’t know any of the letters but our own.  Once you collect ALL the letters, Ana, our 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 into a random drawing held on February 15, 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. Your only hints are… it’s a phrase and it’s a way paper crafters warm up.

OK… You should have arrived here from Jane’s.  If not, start at the beginning and collect your letters.  Then collect my letter and hop on, friend.

My letter is… O

In case you get lost, here is the list of blogs:

The next stop on your hop today is Angelina’s blog.  Check out her amazing project, then keep on hopping!

Thanks for spending some time with me today!  Enjoy the hop and then the crop!