Please note that every challenge in this blog can be entered with any form of art work, not just cards. Themes may have to be slighly altered, but as long as they represent the general idea, feel free to enter.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Salute to Parents Blog Hop

Welcome to our Mother's Day and Father's Day Blog Hop!  Expect to see some great cards, layouts and projects that will hopefully inspire you to find a handmade way to show your love for your parents. 
And what would a Blog Hop be without prizes?? 
This month, we have a lovely offering from Shannon Leffew.  Here's what she has to say about herself:
Hello! I am a wife and SAHM of 4. I have been scrapbooking since 1997 and have since fell in love doing altered projects. I created my etsy store to earn a little extra income. I feature mostly flowers in my store but I will also do custom orders for almost anything. In my spare time I also like to garden, take pics, read and host parties. Please stop by my blog and leave me some love .  I would also love it if you would visit me at my Etsy store HERE
Pictured is just a sampling of her flowers.
So, check out our offerings here, and then hop on down the list to see what everyone else has in store for your viewing pleasure.  Don't forget to leave a little love at each blog. Everyone who does gets a chance to win some beautiful flowers from Shannon!  Then come back here and tell us a favorite story about your mom or dad.  After all, where would we be without our parents!                                                 
CAROLYN  using a Cheryl Alger image
PAT using Crafter's Companion "Oh Duck" by Sheena Douglas
 PAT using QKD's "This Flower Feels Squishy" by Carla Morrow
JUDY using hand crocheted embellishments
LINDA using Squigglefly's Allie & Her Bunny by Cheryl Alger

Here is the Blog Hop order. Have fun, and if you get lost along the way, come back---you don't want to miss anyone's post!
Your Scrapbook Place - return here and tell us your fave mom or dad story!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

New Challenge, New Winner, and a New BLOG HOP!!

Thanks to all who took the going green challenge for April and Earth Day.  I saw some amazing projects, gorgeous cards, and wrote down a few helpful tips on recycling and upcycling.  Our May challenge will be to use FLOWERS on your cards, layouts and latered art.  This month, we will have a twist to the challenge: there is a secret color.  If you use the secret color, along with your projects covered in flowers, you will receive an extra chance in the May drawing!!  So get out those flower images, primas, and handmade flowers and let's see what blooms on your craft table!!  Challenge will run for the month of May, ending on May 31st at midnight.  Have fun, crafters!
Next up is our May Salute to Parents BLOG HOP.  Check out the Mother's Day cards, as well as Father's Day cards, as you hop along our crafty trail.  Leave a little love on each blog, because this month one lucky person who comments on every blog including this one will get a chance to win a fabulous prize from Shannon Leffew, whose art can be seen at her Etsy shop HERE. More on Shannon and her prize offering to follow.
Meanwhile, the hop starts on Friday, May 11th and runs through Mother's Day, May 13th.  Want an extra chance to win?  Start following this blog, if you haven't done so already!  Not enough, you say!!!  In your comment on this blog, tell us a funny or favorite story about your mom!  That's three chances to win!!
Finally, it's time to announce the winner of the Going Green April Blog Challenge.  Random generator has pulled Number #1. Carolyn, that's you! Email me at for your prize.
Thanks again, everyone!  Happy crafting!!