Monday, March 5, 2012

2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop - Bountiful Borders

The theme is “Bountiful Borders”. This idea came about due to all of the discussion related to the World Launch of the Lucky 8 punches from WRMK. The discussion of the WRMK punch started discussion of the Elegant Edges cartridge from Cricut and many other border creating options on the market. MommyX2 and I thought we should put all of our excitement toward a blog hop. Any punch you would want to use in repeat would work. Even using the Instant Setter Tool by Making Memories ( tool would work if you would want to punch that many times (though I have seen some wonderful projects just using a screw punch).

There are (2) requirements:

1) Create any project, e.g., layout, card, home decor, etc. Use a tool, electronic or manual, to create a decorative edge on at least one side of the project.

2) Since we've met each other through Crop Chocolate 50% of the product used on your project should have been purchased from CC. In your blog post please list the products from CC.

For those that participated the last time, this blog hop will be very similar to the 1st Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop coordinated by Scrappy Canuck in July 2011. In fact, you might recognize some of this information as she graciously gave me permission to use what she wrote then.

Some of you have blogs that are not entirely scrapbook related, and that’s totally fine too! This is an unofficial hop so we have flexibility in what we post. It can also be chance for you to get some viewers to your site, and for the CC community to get to know each other a bit better! Have good clean fun with your post, and don’t forget to mention CC!

For those of you who have not participated in a blog hop before, there are a couple of things that you will need to include. The first is a title or message at the beginning of your post that indicates you are part of the blog hop, and a welcome message of some sort. This doesn’t need to be fancy – it just lets a hopper know that they are at the right spot. It also informs someone who might happen to pass by your blog that there is a hop going on that they might want to join! The second thing we would like you to include is a link to the first blog so anyone finding the hop “in the middle” knows where the start is. The third thing you need to include is a link to the next blog on the hop. Once we have all the information from each of you, we will send you a message with the links that you need to include.

For those of you who have never posted a link on your blog, send us a PM or post the question in Box of Chocolates and we can give you some generic information on how to post links when we send out that information. Other than that, the content of your blog post is totally up to you. It does need to be posted by the date and time you are assigned (a message will be mailed to all participants at least one week in advance with the details).

If you end up not being able to post, please let us know ASAP so we can get others to change their links…remember that because this is a chain, if you don’t post your link, the hop stops there!

If you would like to participate in the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop, please send an email to centralnyscrapper (at) ymail (dot) com with Blog Hop in the subject line by 6pm MST on Wednesday, March 14. Please send us the link to your blog and we will go ahead and get the lists ready. Your spot on the hop will be randomly assigned (your name will be pulled from a hat). If you could also please let us know how you would like to refer to yourself that would be great (first name, blog name, CC username, etc.).

If you do not have your own blog yet, but would still like to participate, send us a note and we will match you up with someone who will post your project on their blog.

We are working on getting prizes (awarded randomly) for those that participate in the hop. Prize details are still being finalized and will be posted at a later date.

There is the possibility that the hop could run two or more days depending on interest. Since several people are unable to participate from their work locations due to job duties or firewall issues, the hop will start on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 8am MST. To be eligible to win prizes, you must comment on each blog post. Everyone will have until 8am MST on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 to comment. Winners will be selected by

We hope you'll want to be a stop on the blog hop.


  1. I would love to participate! I pm'ed you on CC, but just thought I'd cover my bases & comment too. :)


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