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Friday, July 25, 2014

It's Friday! That can only mean 1 thing: A Blog Hop! (and a giveaway)

Well I guess if we're counting, it's two things. Anyway, Good morning, and Happy Friday!

If you're here for the blog hop, you shoul have arrived from my sister (yay!) Kelsterjean's blog (link here). If you just happened to find me on your own (Good for you!) and you'd like to start at the beginning, you can start here! Practical Scrappers Blog

For this month's blog hop, the theme is Christmas in July!
This is my first time ever participating in a blog hop, so I'm very excited to join in all the fun. 
For my card, I wanted to go with an "anti-Christmas" color theme. I'm in no way anti-Christmas. However, I am known for trying to stay away from the non-traditional and classic products, and instead trying anything artsy that I can get my hands on. Haha!

So here is my card:
The patterned yellow paper is from a stack by Recollections. The red scrap of paper was run through my Cuttlebug with a Cuttlebug numbers plate. I used a sanding block to give the numbers an edgier look. I needed something to make the card pop so I added the glitter ribbon strip (Brand name coming soon). The three tags are by Authentique. The red ribbon strip and the bow are two pieces.  What do you think?

I really had fun with this project,  because at first, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. I guess that's the beauty of scrapbooking.  You can want things one way, and they might come out another, but no matter what, they come out beautiful,  in their own unique way. This card isn't something that everyone is used to (the non-traditional colors), but it's something that I recommend you try at least once. It's so much fun!

Even though it's my first time in a blog hop, I compiled some items for a prize! It includes a 12x12 K&Company scrap kit, several pages of Recollections number/letter punch sheets, a bottle of glitter glue, a small notebook, an envelope of bling, and two packages of Wrights vintage ribbon (they say 45 cents on them)!
To be entered,  leave a comment on this post.  I will choose a winner August 1st. International scrappers can enter, too!

The next person in the hop is Brenda! She has an absolutely BEAUTIFUL layout! So hop on over to Brenda's blog for the next post in the blog hop. Hope you enjoyed this post, and hope you have fun, and enjoy the hop!
Bye for now!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

My first blog hop!!!!!

Hi, everyone! Long time, no see (which is completely my style due to my busy schedule: sorry)!

As you can see by the title of this post,  I'm going to participate in my first (ever) blog hop! I'm so excited!!! My sister kelsterjean asked if I wanted to be part of it, and after a little bit of thinking about it, I said yes. It will be done by Practical Scrappers, and I am working on getting a prize together, to give away.  The theme is Christmas in July, and I want to pull items that are Christmas and non-Christmas themed in my giveaway. I will post a photo of the prize in this post and the one with my blog hop entry. The blog hop will start Wednesday,  July 23rd, and I can't wait until y'all see what I've cooked up for the challenge!

Until next time,