The Princess' Wedding Surprise Blog Hop

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Welcome and thank you for joining us to celebrate the fairytale wedding of Liz's beautiful daughter Princess Heather. Today, January 28th, 2012, is her wedding day and while you are hopping she could be getting dressed, walking down the aisle, or already celebrating her new life with Prince Charming.

This blog hop is dedicated strictly to 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts. All layouts you see in this hop are being put together into a wedding surprise scrapbook album for Heather, a gift fitting of any young princess. You are going to be amazed at what creations these fabulous ladies have designed.

As a “thank you” to you, her wonderful royal court of followers and new comers, Liz also has some dreamy blog candy to offer. In order to be eligible for this blog candy, all that is required of you is to comment and follow each blog along the hop and to stop in at the facebook pages of the sponsors to thank them! The last stop on the hop is Liz's daughter’s blog, Please stop in and wish her congratulations and if you facebook, drop her a note on her wall: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1224236273

Here is the list of the ever so generous sponsors for today’s hop:

My Pink Stamper –
Blog: http://www.mypinkstamper.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/mypinkstamper

Creations with Christina
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creations-With-Christina/110022992358395

Blog: http://www.creationswithchristina.com/

Paper Creations by Nikki
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paper-Piecings-by-Nikki/210135505721726

Bugjuiced Blog: http://bugjuiced.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much for hopping along today! We are so excited to share the day with Liz and Heather! If you arrived at my blog from Nikki then you are on the right track...HOWEVER if you've just arrived because you were hopping along from blogger-land or you got my e-mail update, PLEASE PLEASE go to the beginning at Liz's blog & see all the wonderful pages that have been made for Princess Heather. Please be sure to leave some congrats & love on Heather's blog at the end of the day too!. 

Liz told us that Heather's wedding colors were "Ice Pink & Silver" and I wanted to create a page that would fit that color scheme & fit into whatever style she liked. I really hope that today is a wonderful day for Princess Heather & her Prince Charming. I can't wait to see all the pictures! The page I created will allow them to put two more pictures into their scrapbook. I hope that she likes it!

Thank you for stopping by, I love your feedback & comments. Your next stop along the way today is Alina. Please be sure to stop by & check out what she has created for Heather. If you get lost along the way I've included the entire hop lineup below. Please feel free to use it to check out everyone's blogs.

Liz - http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
Ellen - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
Shannon - http://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
Lisa - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
Nikki - http://paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com
Michelle- http://www.craftychelle.blogspot.com     <------- YOU ARE HERE
Alina - http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com       <-------GO HERE NEXT
Kristy - http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com
Gloria - http://craftnthings.blogspot.com
Cori W. - http://createdbycori.blogspot.com
Staci- http://preciousmem.blogspot.com
Erica - http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
Princess Heather:
http://pinkpunkcosmo.blogspot.com                        <-------DON'T FORGET THE PRINCESS!!!

Picture it Perfect Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to the Picture it Perfect Blog Hop hosted by Gill and Doris. Today's blog hop is a wonderful way to feature photography! You will get to see lots of wonderful photos along the way. I'm so glad you joined us today. If you arrived here from Janet you are in the right spot. If you are reading from your e-mail or just happened along my blog, please go to the Gill's Blog and check out all the wonderful photography and projects along the way. I'm SO EXCITED about this hop because I just LOVE photography & I'm getting to show off some of my skills.

Today I am sharing photos I took when I visited Oregon a few years ago. If you ever get to visit the Oregon coast, I HIGHLY recommend it, it is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! The location is Cape Perpetua, given its' name because on a clear day you can see the entire coastline of the state from the point. Unfortunately, it was a hazy day & we couldn't see the ENTIRE state...We could still see quite a distance as you can see in a couple of my photos. None of these photos have been edited since I took them, these are the pure colors of the day & dramatic changes in clarity over about an hour's time. I hope that I can go back again some day.

Cape Perpetua, Oregon

Page Title-cut on Cricut from Mickey Font Cartridge
Look down the coastline, you can see for miles upon miles...it's endless


Waves crashing against rocks immediately below Cape. Stark contrast from the serene beach just a few hundred feet away

Miles upon miles of Oregon coastline viewed from Cape

Jetty just a couple miles down from Cape. I took a TON of photos of this area.

This town was just below the Cape on the northern side. I never made it down to this town, but from above it looked as if time had stood still. Very quaint fishing town.
With the exception of the village, all photos are looking south down the coast.

I hope you enjoyed my photography and my projects. I would love for you to leave me comments.
Thank you so much for hopping along today.Your next stop is Mandie.

Here is the entire line-up should you get lost along the way:

1 - Gill  - http://scrappincreationsbygillm.blogspot.com  (hostess)
2 - Doris - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com (co-hostess)
3 - Linda - http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com
4 - Linda - http://thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com
5 - Lisa G - http://lisagarrow.blogspot.com
6 - Angie -  http://atuttletime.blogspot.com
7 - Janet S - http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
8 - Michelle- http://www.craftychelle.blogspot.com
9- Mandie -  http/://mandiesscrappin.blogspot.com/
10 -  Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com


Glitter & Bling Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the Glitter and Bling Blog Hop hosted by Gill. I'm glad you're here to hop along with us. If you hopped from Amy yeah! You are in the right spot, however if you are reading from your e-mail or just stumbled upon my blog, please go back Gill's post at the beginning and check out all the awesome projects! PLUS there is some wonderful blog candy along the way that you don't want to miss out on.

Now, on to my project...

This is an altered journal that I made for a journal swap...now because the recipient has not gotten it in her hands yet, I'm not sharing ALL of the details of the journal...I want some things to be a surprise...We have done "sneak peeks"...so I'm sharing the sneak peek with y'all as well...




The sand on the cover is actual sand. It was an adventure to learn how to mix it with the fixative and apply it. It also took several days to dry completely. I LOVE how it turned out though! The mixative is Gel Gloss. It is an acrylic additive/fixative that is with the artist's painting supplies. The "water" is fabric. I applied that using Aileen's fabric glue. The glittery fish are from my stash of foam stickers. The Sea Turtle, glass fish and other critters are all beads attached with the same gel gloss that I used for the sand. On the back of the journal are EK Success glitter stickers. Nothing major, very simple, just to follow the theme of the rest of the journal. I wanted something on the back of the jounal but I wanted it smooth so that it lies flat on the table or a lap. These stickers were PERFECT. This tag is the only one I'm sharing in the peek because I want her to be surprised at the rest of her goodies...I used my Imagine to print AND cut the tag and the turtle. All the cardstock is plain white Colorbok & printed with my Imagine. Unfortunately, I don't remember the sizes or which cart the turtle came from. The prints came from the Ancestry cartridge. I then embossed the border and the turtle's shell to give him just a little glam :)

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my designs. Your next stop is Zenita. Enjoy the rest of the hop! Here is the entire line-up, in case you get lost along the way

1.  Gill - http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com
2. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
3 - Ashley- http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
4  - Lynne K.-- http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
5 - Lisa T - http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com
6 - Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
7 - Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com
8 - Michelle - http://craftychelle.blogspot.com/        <---------YOU ARE HERE
9 - Zenita - http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com        <--------GO HERE NEXT
10 - Leslie-Rahye - http://leslierahye.blogspot.com
11 -Linda Dale - http://www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com


Based on a book blog hop

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Hello & welcome to the Based on a Book Blog hop hosted by Tanya

You should have arrived here from Ashley

My project has been delayed due to some medical issues hopefully it'll be up later in the day, however I did not want anyone to encounter dead links in the hop. so please continue on to Lluvia. I hope you enjoy everyone's projects. The entire lineup is below in case you get lost along the way.

Tanya - http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com
Shawnee- http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
Jamie - http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com
Dena - http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
Shannon - http://www.purplelionpaper.com/blog
Lynda - http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
Amy Jo - http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com
Ashley - http://especiallymade.blogspot.com
Charity - http://adamsacres.com
Suzi - http://www.mrsweyremaster.blogspot.com
Ashley - http://proudusmcwife415.blogspot.com
Michelle- http://www.craftychelle.blogspot.com
Lluvia- http://sweetbirdmemories.blogspot.com
Barbara http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
Alina - http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
Erica http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
Lisa http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/