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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Blends Join Hands Blog Hop!

Welcome to:

Hello my friends,

When my dear friend Jessicca from  http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com/2011/12/handmade-stocking-bags.html invited me to participate in her First Blogaversary Blog Hop, I immediately say yes, yes yes!  She is so creative and fun.  I love to be part of her celebration and feel blessed to have her as my friend.

She is so creative that she invented the work Blends = Blog + Friends!  (told you!!!).  

There will be some fun prizes up for grabs along the HOP ! ! !

From Jessica's blog:

"I am honored to have Stephanie of Whimsical Designs as our Grand Prize Sponsor 

One Random Hopper will be selected to win the entire New Release of Whimsical Designs Stamps.
This is a fabulous stamp set with wonderful and unique images and sentiments.  You aresure to find a sentiment to fit every occasion!!!!

I am also honored to have Julie K of A Little Bit of Bling and 3 Girl JAM as an additional Prize Sponsor

One Random Hopper will be selected to win the entire Valentine's Day Bundle.

This ribbon is so fun to use in projects, the colors are vibrant, and the prices are OUTSTANDING
* * * * * * * * * *

I am offering not 1, not 2, but... 3 Unity Stamp Goody Bags to 3 lucky Hoppers!!!   

Each bag is filled with 16 random Unity Stamps.  I had so much fun stamping the goody bags, 
with Unity Stamps of course, and getting them prepped to go to their new homes!!!

I am also offering 2 Lucky Hoppers1 set (5 per set) of my Handmade Corsage Pins for you to
 use in your own creations

For a final prize to a lovely Hopper I will offer one $10 Gift Certificate to be used at Pink By Design

 ? ? ? How about THOSE PRIZES ? ? ?
And, there is SURE to be more
awesome CANDY along the way!!!

Now, lets move onto my project...

First let me tell you that I was inspired by Jessica's handmade gift wrap post, this one:
And here is the picture of it:
I have many stamp sets that I barely use them all.  So, I thought that I could use some of them using this "random stamping technique" following Jessica's sample!  And... this is my creation:

At the begining my intentions were to stamp directly in the blue cardstock base in a tone in tone technique, but then I realized that I could use my cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut this snowflakes.  So, I cut them and then stamp them on white cardstock.

Next I random place them in my base cardstock and accomodate the pictures until I found the right arrangement.

I added some buttons and add a "rip off" at the right top corner and added a ribbon knott.

There you go, an easy, fast and pretty layout!

Hope you like my project and please complete the blog hop to be enter into the prizes drawings... And let's continue hoppin...


1 . Jessica - Jessica's Craft Shaque  http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com BLOG HOP BEGINS HERE!!!
2.  Candace - Scrappin' 2 Lil Princesses  http://scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com/
3.  Luisa - Creative Designs by Luisa  http://www.creativedesignsbyluisa.com/ YOU ARE HERE!!!
 4.  Cindy - Tools of a Cropping Queen  http://toolsofacropingqueen.blogspot.com/ YOUR NEXT STOP!!!
 5.  Lisa - A Mermaid's Crafts  http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/
 6.  Beckie - Just B Creative Crazy  http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.c

 7.  Julie - A Little Bit of Bling / 3 Girl JAM  http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
 8.  Carri - Double Click Connections http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/
9. Sonia - Cards, Crafts, and Kids Projects  http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com/
10.  Cindy - cre8ivecindy  http://cre8ivecindy.blogspot.com/
11.  Robin - The Cricut Scrapper  http://thecricutscrapper.blogspot.com/
 12.  Nataliya - Love Crafts Forever  http://lovecraftsforever.blogspot.com/
13. Stephanie - Whimsical Designs  http://www.whimsical-designs.com/ 

Now, for the Rules (pretty simple)

1.  Hop along to each of the Hop Stops

2.  Leave a comment and become a follower at EACH stop, if you aren't already

3.  Stop back JESSICA'S BLOG
 and let she know what you thought about the entire Hop
and  which Project was your favorite!!!

4.   For an extra entry into the drawing for any of the prizes here,  join in on the fun!!
Create a project by using one of Jessica's past creations as inspiration.  Post about it on your blog, explaining which project inspired you, and leave her another comment  with the link to your project!
You will have until January 25th at Noon (EST) to finish the Hop and Link Your Projects.

5.   For another chance to get some extra entries into the drawing for any of the prizes Jessica is offering:

Just stop back to let her know how you did it...sidebar, blog post, FB share, etc.....(1 extra entry for each time you spread the news)


The winners will be chosen by Random and announced after all the comments are gathered and consulted with all of Jessica's Blends!!!

Enjoy Life and Be Happy... and scrapbook about it!!!
Creative Diva Luisa
Close to my Heart Independent Consultant
CTMH Autumn/Winter IDEA BOOK


Dr Sonia S V said...

How lovely Luisa and glad to get to know you better during this hop!

Cheers from Bangalore, India

Lisa said...

Beautiful layout, Luisa!! I love the stamping technique and the colors you used!! I'm happy to be hopping with you today :)


Robin said...

I love the LO. You did an awesome job with it. You really did an amazing job with Jessica's inspiration!! So glad I could be in this hop with you.



Crafterkhush said...

love the colors you have used for creating your LO.... This looks like it's going to be an interesting one!!

Jessica said...

Luisa, I love, love love your layout. The way you placed the photos and that torn corner is wonderful. Great use of all the fun buttons, too. You are amazing!
I am honored to have you as part of the Hop today!
Blends Til the End!

Joan said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

Cathy said...

Nice job Luisa, your Layout is lovely. thanks for sharing and I have become a new follower:)

Beckie said...

Great project! So glad to be in the hop with you!

Be blessed, Beckie

Amy said...

Wonderful layout- I just love how you used the stamps! New follower too!! :)Amy

cindy said...

I'm following you. Fabulous layout.

Love crafts forever said...

Your project very lovely. So glad to know you. Hop, hop, hop.....
Hugs Nataliya

Cindy :) said...

sweet LO Luisa, love snowflakes and these ones are super duper, that blue background is perfect for them making them pop :)
I am now your newest follower, ty for joining my blog and for your kind compliment on my project, :)

Candace said...

great layout!! :) I'm your newest follower!


Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Lovely take on Jessica's gift wrap Luisa :)

JulieK said...

Beautiful Layout! Very nice stamping technique! Great hopping with you!


Jen N said...

Very cute layout!
jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

Debc06 said...

Great layout love the snowflakes.
I am a new follower.

Anne Fenton said...

Beautiful layout... so glad I can join the hop.

Luisa said...

Sonia, thanks and glad to hop together too!

Lisa, This technique is awesome to create your own pattern paper when you don't have the perfect one or just to use all those stamps!

Robin, thanks a lot, Jessica's inspiration is awesome...

Luisa said...

Crafterkhush,thanks. Blue is my fave color and wanted to use this snowflakes stamps, even that in Sunny California does not snows (lol).

Jessica, Thanks my friend. I learn to create this thorn corner at a Basic Grey class, back in 2006 and still used.

Joan, Thank you!

Luisa said...

Cathy, thank you for your comment and being my follower.

Beckie, glad we are hopin together. Thanks for your comment.

Amy, thanks for following me. I love stamps and learning new ways to use them. Thanks

Luisa said...

cindy, thanks for stopping bye and for the follow.

Nataliya, so glad we are hoppin together. Thanks for visit my blog.

Cindy:), I love snowflakes too. They are the main ornament in our Xmas tree! Thanks for following me and stopping by.

Luisa said...

Candace, thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower.

Sheetal Ahlawat, thanks for the comment and for following me.

Julie K, glad you like it. This technique has tons of opportunities.

Luisa said...

Jen N, thanks for your comment.

Debbie, snowflakes are my fave and love to use them, even if we don't have snow in California. Thanks for the follow.

Anne Fenton, glad you like it. thanks for becoming my follower.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun lay-out! Great technique! It has been fun hopping with you Blend!

Tracy said...

Very pretty layout!


Riti said...

Awesome Project Luisa.


I am now a Follower.

blog -http://alilpieceofheaven17.blogspot.com/

email - ritibanka@gmail.com

JaniceA said...

Love your LO, I like the ripped corner with the bow, neat idea!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the layout & photos. Especially like the snowflakes & buttons. Wonderful giveaways. I've been a follower of your wonderful blog for while.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

jessica said...

beautiful job on your project!! TFS

Liz Terrazas said...

Luisa, your project page is so nice.. I am a new follower as well.. Have a blessed day..

Maria :) said...

Luisa I love the buttons on the snowflakes :) such a cute idea

Edwina said...

Love the snowflakes! They are very pretty! I like how they are placed. It draws the eye to the photos. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

Denise Bryant said...

Very nice layout! I love the snowflakes!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Lovely layout. I am following you now.

DIANA L. said...

Great wrapping paper and the layouts are an added bonus to see what a great hop and thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies.

SHartl said...

Really cute layout Luisa..love the snowflakes! I am a fairly new scrapbooker so I love to see layout ideas. I am a follower!

Anita Kejriwal said...

Lovely way of stamping! Very pretty layout. I,m really enjoying this hop.

Kim said...

Great LO! Love the stamping and the colors you choose:)
new follower:)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the gift wrap and this is such a pretty LO! Thanks!
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

Karen L said...

What a lovely layout Luisa! I am really discovering how creative Jessica is through this blog hop and love how you were inspired by her as well. I have been reading and following your blog for awhile now!

Luisa said...

Carri, glad you liked the technique. I love to try new things!

Tracy, thanks for hoppin with us.

Riti, Glad you like my layout and thanks for the follow.

Janice A, I love the ripped or thorned corner technique. One of my first lessons learned back in 2006.

Melissa, I was searching for the final touch and thought that buttons in several shapes and tones of blue will work and they did. Thanks for your nice words!

Luisa said...

Jessica, thanks for stopping bye.

Liz Terrazas, thanks for playing with us!

Maria, Am a button junkie! Thanks for hoppin.

Edwina, thanks for your comment. The idea was exactly that and is the reason I did not add too many embellishments, which is not really my style.

Denise B, thanks for your comment and for playing.

Teresa, Glad to see you like my LO and thanks for the follow.

Luisa said...

Diana L, thanks a lot for your kind words.

SHartl, thanks for your nice words. I know as newbie we want to look for different styles and ideas. Check out previous posts for other layouts. thanks for becoming my follower.

Anita, Glad you liked the stamping technique. I love techniques and this one is very versatile.

Kim, thanks for stopping bye. Blue is my fave color.

Lisa, thank you for your comment and for playing.

Karen L, thanks my friend, glad you are hoppin with us. And huge thanks for being such a great follower of my blog and CSDivas!

marg0006 said...

Very creative idea.

Loving Scrapper 101

Chriss America Real said...

I love your layout! I am going to have to steal..err...borrow this idea! I love the stamped wrapping too! Really neat! Hi, I am a new follower, come follow me back if you like!


Teddie Seeley said...

Hello Luisa,
I'm a new follower, sent along on this hop by Dr. Sonia of cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com. I'm having fun looking at everyone's creations.

megha said...

hi,i m new follower.your layout is awesome.wonderful hop,thanks for chance

Lindy said...

Love your LO. Looking forward to seeing more!

Davi said...

Fab creations Luisa!! Love the gift paper you created :)

Antonella said...

I love your random stamping on your layout and the way you took your inspiration! I am a new follower.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Bea said...

love your wrapping paper - enjoying this hop

Shelly said...

This is so pretty! Great layout and love the colors!

Jen said...

Your LO is fabulous and those snowflakes are such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration, new follower here!

febe said...

Lovely work on the LO and the colors.

compare energy

Sherri said...

I like your snowflake stamps!

Margaret said...

What a cute project. Love your snowflake technique.

KarenC Inspired said...

Great job on your layout. I love using buttons. Gives a project alot of character. I'm a new follower & hope you'll join mine too.


ShersL84bed said...

Fantastic gift wrap. Beautiful layout. I'm a new follower of yours.

Smiles Sher


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