Monday, June 28, 2010

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.


  1. Your work is fantastic and I am sure glad that you emailed me back. I enjoy participating in the challenges and blog hops too! I find that it makes me think outside of my box and use the supplies that I was hoarding *giggle*. the challenges also help when you find it hard to think of something. Congrat's on creating your blog! I just know it will be a hit and hope that you will join us again at PPC. Your pages are awesome and you rocked out your colors. If you ever have some questions feel free to email me. AWESOME JOB!!!

    Tamie - PPC Creator DT

  2. Thank you for the kind words & encouragement Tamie.