Monday, June 28, 2010

Another enticement

Another enticement for my foray into the world of blogs was a site I discovered just before PPC. It's called Sketchy Thursdays. There a sketch design is posted each Thursday & from the links posted using that weeks sketch a prize winner is drawn at random. My favorite craft supply source,, was the sponsor last week - which is how I learned about this cool blog. Since the two blogs deadlines overlapped I was able to use the same LO(s) for both! Using the sketch from one & the color requirements from the other. How cool is that!

New Experience

I've always loved to learn & to try new things. So why not learn about blogs by creating one? What triggered this interest in blogs? This past weekend I discovered an activity called Blog Hops. This particular one was hosted by Picture Perfect Creations -- Crafty Challenges. Not only did the Hop involve visiting various paper crafter blogs, but each blog was holding a random drawing for a prize. All I had to do was create a paper craft using specific colors, post a link to it & leave comments on each blog site. It was fun & cool to see each blogger's work. I also discovered while visiting these talented ladies blogs, that their are all sorts of blog hops, challenges & competitions.

I've been saying for years that I'm a scraper. While in reality, I've collected a lot o stuff for scrapbooks while my actually output has been pretty pitiful. Until recently that is. Now that I'm on a roll, why not keep motivated via fellow crafters blogs & challenges.

Below on the left is the layout I made for the PPC Summer Blog Hop. Next to it is a corresponding page to make a complete page layout for the album.

These LO's were made w/DCWV cardstock, Prima flowers, MM's: frame, embelishments (peach flower, butterflys), & letters. Grandparents letters were altered w/glitter & MMs paint to resemble the Spring Fling letters on the other page.) "Ribbon" threaded through frame is actually electrical wire.