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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Around the World Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to your next stop in this wonderful Hop Around the World!
If you came here from Tamytha Jenkins@ Paper HeARTIST then you are right where you need to be!     If you did not, Mindi Brown @ Scrap Chat & Coffee Talk has the hop order to help you find your way.
I am so excited to be a blog host for such a fun and huge blog hop!  I hope you will all join in on the fun and maybe win some awesome prizes!
Here is the sketch I am showcasing for the hop
 
And here is the card I made for my brother's birthday.

I used papers from my stash.  I did distress and ink the edges.  The little pinecones were from a Christmas stem from Michaels.  I cut two off and inked them brown as they were white.  I stitched around some of the edges and called it quits.  lol

I also used the sketch for a more "girly" card.  The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye.  The image is colored with copics (just learning how to use them).  The little crocheted flower was a gift from a wonderful  friend...thanks April!  I inked and sewed around the edges too.
 
Now for the fun part! This is the prize you can win by playing along with me!

    A new Memento Tuxedo black ink pad, a clear block and a new darling Magnolia stamp of little Edwin and Tilda hugging.


 
There are two ways to win my prize!

The first way is: you must
1-Be or become a member of Let’s Scrap  It is free, easy and fast! Once you get there, I am sure you will love it!  There are wonderful ladies to inspire and encourage and just plain be your friend.
2-Become a follower of my blog
3-Leave me a comment telling me what you like best about scrapping and card making.
And if you would like a second chance in the draw you must:
1-Make a card from the sketch I have posted and upload it to the gallery at Let’s Scrap. Please tag it as:  7-15-09, LEAP34
Please note there is a space between the comma and LEAP.   Also note that LEAP is all capitals. 
 
2-Leave a comment with a link to your card on Let’s Scrap.
The hop ends at 11:59 pm Central Standard time February 29th, which you would be able to track using the clock on the main page of Let’s Scrap.
 
 
Thanks for visiting.  If you have any questions, please just ask.  
 
Your next stop will be the talented Jodi Releford @ We Remember Moments .
If you get lost along the way or have joined the hop in the middle, Mindi Brown @ Scrap Chat and Coffee is the where it all starts!  Just go to her blog and she will have the order for you to get hopping in the right direction!  You don’t want to miss any of the fun!

So what are you waiting for.....Get to hopping and creating!

I hope you all have a great time seeing all the wonderful cards the hosts have made to inspire as well as making your own beautiful creations!

Hugs to all and God bless! 

59 comments:

  1. lovely cards, I love to do double layout's for my scrapbooking. I always have a lot of pictures.
    Have fun!
    Rachelle

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  2. Hi, Diana, I love both your cards--but especially the format of the easel card. I have yet to try that, but...just maybe... I think the thing I absolutely love best about papercrafting is the smell of NEW PAPER! Seriously! Am already a member of Let's Scrap, and a follower of your blog, so put my name in that hat for that super RAK!

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  3. Your sketch is one of my favorites...can't wait to make it! My favorite thing about this craft is how I can get lost in it for hours on end...so good for the soul!

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  4. Thank you so much for hosting the Let's Scrap Blog Hop. I love both of your takes on the sketch. I love all the distressing on the first one and the 2nd one is just too cute with its cute little girl on it. It sure doesn't look like you are just learning to use your Copics, you did a wonderful job on coloring in the stamp. I think what I love most about scrapbooking is that I am preserving all these precious memories for my kids and grandkids.
    I am already a follower and a member of Let's Scrap.

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  5. So excited that the blog has finally started, being in Australia, I am like 15 hours ahead of you girls and have been waiting an extra day.. now I wake up this morning bright and early and can FINALLY start playing with.. yipeee... thank you for all the hard work.. you girls are doing a great job ! I just love your example cards and Debby has been doing a great job on the card sketches.. wow, how busy is she !!!

    Have been a member of Let's Scrap forever and am a member of your blog (which is awesome) ! (lol) AND will be making a card soon and will post link here.

    I love scrapbooking as it gives me a chance to express my creativity and leaves behind something of value for my kids and family. Nothing says I love you .. like handmade goodies.. LOL

    Hugs, Michelle van Wyk

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  6. What great cards! You are great with Copics for being a beginner! I love scrapbooking as a creative release since I can not draw or paint!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Mindi

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  7. Hello Diana! Oh both of your cards are cute! You are a good cardmaker!!
    I love to make cards too because I love to take part in challenges, and I have so many cards at me and I can share them with my family and friends, it is great to see their smiling faces when they receive another card, and they love these cards and my creation)) This makes me glad))
    Thanks for nice candy! Love the stamps a lot! But I have not any Tildas at me.. sorry... I am mad about any Tilda's stamps - but it is impossible to get them where I live... So- I have the onliest chance - to win some in candies... And I try again and more - but I am never lucky... the winners are always the ones who have the craft-rooms fulfil with everything...
    oh....

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  8. This is a really nice sketch, and wow, your cards are super! I love both card making and scrapbooking because of the way it just calms me down after a hard stressful day at work!

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  9. I like the feel of paper and the finished products I can create. It relaxes me. Love both cards and I wish I could color with Copic as well as you do! janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  10. Very cute cards! I've been a member of LS, and I've joined your blog =) Thanks for being a fellow host...this will be such a fun hop! I love the creative outlet of scrapping & cardmaking =0

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  11. i really like both your cards. one manly adn the other girly. so cute. great sketch. I am not a big cardmaker but love scrapping and preserving memories and using my creative side thanks for the chance to win on this great blog hop

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  12. Hi Diana! It is so nice to meet you here on the blog hop! Your blog is amazing and I just became a follower a few days ago. I am a fellow host - and having so much fun hopping backwards today! Both of the cards you made are awesome - I really like the girly one!!!!! TFS!

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  13. Hi Diana - thanks for the great blog hop. Your cards are wonderful. I am member of LS and now follow you. I love scrapping and card making because I find them both very satisfying.

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  14. Hi Diana, I am a member of LS and now a follower of your great blog. I am a scrapbooker, really not a card maker. I love to scrap because it captures the moment and my kids will always have them to look at. It is also my getaway time, expecially when hubby is deployed.

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  15. Good morning from cold east coast of Canada.
    I am a follower of your blog and a DT member at Let's Scrap. Left you love in the gallery at LS, loved your card samples. I am going to hop over to LS now to post my take on your host sketch.

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  16. here is the link to my take on your host sketch
    http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/bon-voyage-2?context=user

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  17. love your blog, am a follower, a Let;s Scrap DT and making cards is not really my forte though I am going to enjoy the challenges of this hop.
    be blessed
    W

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  18. Hi Diana! I am a follower at LS and your blog! I enjoy scrapping and making cards because it is a way to be creative and in the case of scrapping to make somethng that my family enjoys looking at and the cards are well received by those they are made for!!

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  19. I am a follower at LS and with your blog. I love the creativity of scrapbooking and find it very relaxing.

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  20. Hi, Diane, I'm back a second time for a second chance to win your fab stamp!! Thanks for the inspiration to make my first easel card!! Here the link to my card in the Let's Scrap gallery: http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/7-15-09-leap34?context=latest

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  21. What a fabulous blog you have! I love the way you have interpreted the sketch into two cards. Thanks for sharing! I have just become your newest follower!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Durban
    South Africa

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  22. HI Moshie. This is my first time visit here. I have become a Follower and am already a member of Lets Scrap. I love your creations and your take on the sketch for the blog hop is gorgeous. Being creative is like therapy in itself. Would love to see you as a Follower over at www.desiref.blogspot.com
    Hugs
    Desire

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  23. Great card! I have always wanted to learn shading with copics but have never got around to it! Love your coloured image! Now following your awesome blog and a long time member of LS. Happy hopping!

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  24. Lovely blog & even lovelier card! Your Copic coloring is beautiful. Im a follower now and already a LS member. What I love most about scrapping is creating a piece of family history for others after me to enjoy. I also love the persons expression a handmade gift or card brings.

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  25. I used your bloghop card sketch as a layout. check it out here in the let's scrap gallery.
    http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/dsc02974?context=latest

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  26. Love what you did with the sketch. I really love the Deer. And loving these magnolia stamps too. I only have a couple. I'm a member and a follower to. TFS

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  27. Nice to see guy and girlie examples! You did a great job with your copics! I am a new follower and a LS member. I love having a hobby that gives me pleasure and gives others pleasure too! win -win!

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  28. My hubby would love that card. I love them both. I am a follower and member of LS.

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  29. Both of your cards are so awesome! I love how you did 2 totally different ones with the same sketch! This seems like a tough sketch too, but these are really awesome :) I just joined your blog and I am a member of LS so I look forward to see more of your work! Thanks for hosting!

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  30. love your two very different takes on the sketch, isn't that what sketches are all about? What I love most about papercrafting is how it changes all the time and I can do different things and never get bored!

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  31. Hi, Diana! Thanks so much for being a host on the card hop! Love what you have done with this great sketch! Great layering! I feel like we are kindred spirits: I too am just learning to use Copics, and I am awaiting my first Magnolia stamp order in the mail!
    I am a long-time LS member, and I have become a follower of your blog. I'll be back with my card for the second chance!

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  32. Hi there Diane
    I am back to tell you that I love a challenge when it comes to cardmaking, and a sketch challenge is one of my favourites!
    I have made a card with the sketch on your stop and you can find it in the LS gallery here :
    http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/easter-bunny-2?context=user
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Durban
    South Africa

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  33. I am a member of LS and now a follower of your blog. I just started my blog and would love for you to join as well. scrappinvall.blogspot.com. I love your little girl card...she is too cute. What I like best about scrapbooking and card making is giving them away. I will be posting my card in a couple of days.

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  34. I'm back with the link to my card http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/leap34-1?context=user

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  35. Hi, I am back for a second chance to win your lovely giveaway. Here's the link to my card in the gallery.
    http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/leap34-2?context=latest

    Have fun
    Rachelle
    http://crafti.blogspot.com

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  36. Hi from Virginia! You have a very interesting background page. I like it.
    My favorite thing about scrapping is the uniqueness of each card/layout I do.
    I'll be back....

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  37. I'm back with my Happy Fathers Day card. I know I'm getting an early start-but I wanted to do a manly card.

    http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/happy-father-s-day?context=user

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  38. Hi Diana, here is the link to my card in the LS gallery.
    http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/bicycle-leap34?context=user

    Thank you for the great blog hop and the chance to win that wonderful stamp - I would love, love love to own a Tilda stamp.

    Audrey

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  39. Hi Diana :)
    Howdy-do! Am a member of LS and adoring your blog I joined right away. Oh wow, your cards are gorgeous - the easel card is amazing. I love paper folding alot; they look so attractive, your easel is one of it, isn't it? My oh my, I'm craving for Magnolia stamps - your RAK is so super yummy. Whoever wins it is a very lucky person indeed. Glad to see you on my blog too whenever you can. Thanks for hosting.
    xxAsmah www.qinaahanaartsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  40. I love your cards!! My favorite part of scrapbooking and card making is layering! I love to add dimension to my pieces! Your RAK is awesome too!

    Laura Alberts
    lauraspeaceofmind.blogspot.com

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  41. Popping back in to leave you my card link---and thanks again for hosting at LS!!

    http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/leap34-sometimes-you-just-need-a-hug/next?context=user

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  42. Hi Diana...Already a member at LS and have just joined your lovely blog. Your cards are gorgeous and luv the sketch. Scrapbooking and cardmaking...can't get enough of it..the feel of the yummy papers ..amazing hobby. Luv the social side of it as well.
    Thanks for sharing your WOW work.

    Christine from Mauritius

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  43. Hi..back again with the link to my hop card at LS. Thanks again for the great sketch.

    http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/7-15-09-leap34-1?context=latest

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  44. I follow and am a member. Great cards! What I like best is the creative outlet and chance to unwind.

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  45. Hi,

    I am a long time member of LS and now I am following you! Your cards are gorgeous! I liked seeing a card for a guy too! I like scrappin' & card making because I am retired on disability and this gives me a purpose in life, something to do with my time.

    Hugs,
    Chriss

    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  46. Thanks so much for hosting the blog hop. Here is the link to the card I made for your hop http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/once-upon-a-springtime-leap34?context=latest

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  47. I am now a follower. I love scrapping for the creative outlet it gives me and that it is my "me Time".

    My card can be found here - http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/leap34?context=user

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  48. Hello Diana, that is a lovely card you made. I like your easel card and I look forward to give it a try.
    I am now a follower of your blog and I have been a member of LS for sometime now.
    What i like about scrapping is remembering the event in a beautiful way and the gorgeous papers available. The scraps from the layouts can be re-used to make cards.

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  49. Had fun with this card... here is my version using G45 Wizard of Oz papers..

    http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/7-15-09-leap-34?context=user

    Love Michelle van Wyk

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  50. hi Diana! I am Sue Wheeler on LS andd I need the creative fix I get from scrapping! Have just become a follower.

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  51. Hi Diana.....back again with the link to my card
    http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/leap34-3?context=user
    thank you!

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  52. Hi, I'm back again with a link to my card. http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/7-15-09-leap34-2?context=user

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  53. Hi, I'm back again with a link to my card. http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/7-15-09-leap34-2?context=user

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  54. Hi Diana, Yep, time is running out and I will definitely not make it to the end of the Hop Great card you’ve created, love the easel card the best!
    I’m a new kid on your blog and I’m a member of Let’s Scrap. I love just everything about scrapbooking and my favourite in carmaking is stamping and embossing and I have just started today with the colouring part with my aquarelle crayons. Thank you for the chance to win the awesome Leap Candy you are offering!

    Hugs all the way from Namibia

    www.emsigebiene.blogspot.com

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  55. Hello! Here's my 2nd chance!

    http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/hi-leap-34?context=user

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  56. Fabulous cards.... you guys rocks...
    ur new follower and a member of LS.

    http://ilovecreativity-bhawana.blogspot.com/

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  57. I love the second card most... already ur follower and a member in LS

    http://ilovecreativity-bhawana.blogspot.com/

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  58. Hi Diana, Well, I made it! I'm back for the second chance to win the Leap Candy you are offering :-)

    You can view my take on the sketch here :

    http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/leap34-bon-voyage-front?context=latest

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  59. Yay, I'm your winner!! I just saw it on the LS website. I'll send you a message via LS :)

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