Wednesday, December 28, 2011

1st Blogiversay Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my first blogiversary blog hop. If you would have asked me a year ago if I would have thought my blog would still be thriving, I wouldn't have had high hopes. I was just a lonely crafter, gathering inspiration from around the internet through these crafty blogs. I've learned so much and have made many MANY new friends.


I've participated in other blog hops, but this will be the first that I am hosting. Each stop along the way has a "secret word" that you will need for a chance to win the prize. After you've hop to each stop, you will need to email me the answer to the "secret phrase". You have until 11:59PM EST on January 6th to enter to win. Winner will be announced on January 7th.


YOU HAVE TO EMAIL ME THE SECRET PHRASE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PRIZE


Prize:
K&Co Smash Book & Accessories





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Since we will be heading into the New Year, I asked each of the participants to make projects that include something "new". It can be a New Year's project, new baby, new car, new job....get the idea? 


Here is my project:

















I decided to do a layout for the New Year's Eve celebration that we always have. I used Sweethearts for the glasses and Don Juan for the font. The pattern paper came from my All Throughout the Year stack by Karen Foster Designs and is cut at 10 x 10. I used some silver curling ribbon to break the page up and some shine. The blue paper is from DCWV Mediterranean Cafe stack.

Thank you for stopping by, my secret word is: "What's". You next stop is Amy over at Scrap This Save That


Here's the entire line-up, if you get lost along the way:
Natasha: http://craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com 
Amy E.: http://scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com 
Amanda: http://popperandmimi.blogspot.com
Janet: http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Lori: www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com
Rexann: http://ibecircled.blogspot.com - due to a family emergency, Rexann will not able to participate. Her secret word is: THE
Lorraine: http://www.glittergluepaperart.com
Heather: http://www.stamp-aholic.blogspot.com


There were two others who, due to illness or other commitments, were not able to participate. I wanted to still share their blogs with you so that you could at least say hi and check out some of their other projects.

Sarah: www.sewsewenchanting.blogspot.com
Lynne: http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com


Happy Hopping!

18 comments:

  1. Great "New Year" layout Love the background paper and that blue is greatLets Toast to another year of ggreat crafting and blogging!
    Thanks for letting me jpin you in this celebration!
    Big Blog hugs! Janet

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  2. Happy 1 Year!! Love the layout!! Can't wait to see what everyone else made!!
    Kristan (Follower)
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  3. fun project ...TFS!!!

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  4. love the layout! I am off to hop along! ;)

    cherie.goyer at gmail.com
    http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

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  5. I love it!!! I really need To get cracking on my layouts! Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2012!

    Happy Crafting, 
    Paula
    Morethanfavors.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the colors and the print!

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  7. Happy Blogoversary! What a fun way to celebrate. I love your layout.
    I'm off to see the rest of the blogs.

    rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

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  8. Thank you for including me in your blogversary celebration!! Love your layout!!!

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  9. Cute card! Happy one year! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

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  10. Happy New Year! Happy Anniversary! Your card is great, thank you for sharing.
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  11. Super cute!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs :)

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  12. Cute card! Happy New Year to you and yours. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays!

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  13. Yay! Congratulations on your first anniversary :0) a delightful card to ring in the New Year! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs, Ali x

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  14. just found your blog from another I follow... looking foward to seeing more of your creations

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  15. happy blogging anniversary Natasha. Lovely card :)

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  16. HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!! Beautiful Project and AWESOME prize!! Thanks for the chance! Off to hop along! I am a follower! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim
    kimnsammy at gmail dot com
    http://www.me-makimsplace.blogspot.com

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  17. Happy blogiversary. Very pretty layout. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.


    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  18. I love your LO and look forward to the rest of the hop! :)

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